7/11/2002 03:44:00 PM
by Ocean Guy
Does the government really think there are Only 5000 people in America with Al Quaeda sympathies? I might buy it as part of the infrastructure, but when you count supporters, the number must be much higher.
The 5,000 figure was reported in classified intelligence reports sent to government policy-makers within the past month and is an increase from earlier estimates.
Earlier this year, U.S. government officials put al Qaeda numbers in the United States at more than 100 active members with hundreds of sympathizers...
...An FBI spokesman would not comment on the groups under surveillance and said the number of al Qaeda members and supporters in the United States has not been made public.
What else are they keeping from us? You'd think if we were really fighting a war against these Islamists we'd be publicizing the threat instead of hiding its extent.