The sky is falling” leaps to mind when a person is hysterically paranoid


                                       August 4, 2013 Sky falling Wolf Wolf!
You are undoubtedly familiar with the story of Henny Penny, a.k.a. Chicken Little. The catchphrase “the sky is falling” leaps to mind when a person is hysterically paranoid over something trivial. You’ll probably also recall the poor little boy who cried wolf under false pretenses, only to have a wolf devour his flock when true danger emerged. One story teaches us not to see monsters in the shadows. The other teaches us that trust, once lost, can be forever gone.
You are undoubtedly familiar with the story of Henny Penny, a.k.a. Chicken Little. The catchphrase “the sky is falling” leaps to mind when a person is hysterically paranoid over something trivial. You’ll probably also recall the poor little boy who cried wolf under false pretenses, only to have a wolf devour his flock when true danger emerged. One story teaches us not to see monsters in the shadows. The other teaches us that trust, once lost, can be forever gone.
The threat of a terrorist attack led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans, the first such alert since an announcement before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 strikes.
Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,” a department statement said.
It’s unclear what locations are targeted by the apparent terror plot, U.S. lawmakers said Sunday.
Sunday is also the 27th day of Ramadan and a particularly holy day for the world’s Muslims as it is the “Night of Power,” when the first verses of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

It is also seen by al Qaeda’s would-be martyrs as a particularly auspicious day to die.

On the Night of Power in 2000, which that year fell on January 3, al Qaeda militants attempted to launch a suicide attack against the American warship USS The Sullivans off the coast of Yemen with a bomb-filled boat.

That attack failed, but the same group of militants then attacked the USS Cole 10 months later, again using the tactic of a bomb-laden boat, which exploded, killing 17 American sailors.
Another possible factor in the timing of the al Qaeda alert is that in the past two weeks, massive jailbreaks in Iraq and Libya have released more than a thousand prisoners, some with significant ties to al Qaeda. Very few of those inmates have been recaptured.

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