Election Season Terror

In Election 2006, Global War On Terror, Iraq War, Terrorism, US Politics on September 6, 2006 at 9:38 am

Maybe it’s just my imagination, but it seems like there is a higher terror alert during every election season….

  1. here is a great overview of the election season terror alert system. It includes:

    “5. Severe Condition (Cobalt). A Severe Condition reflects a severe risk of President Bush not being reelected, and thus, terrorist attacks. Under most circumstances, the Protective Measures for a Severe Condition are not intended to be sustained for substantial periods of time, just long enough to ensure reelection. In general it is implemented on or around Election Day, to scare and confuse the population and allow the manipulation of the election data”

  2. […] So i’m thinking that they should move elections to the spring so that they don’t fall so close to Sept. 11th. TV is full of images of September 11th and of election talk, so you can’t help but think about them together. Obviously, the President and Co. have capitalized off of this day in U.S. history, and removing election day from the picture would help to remedy that a little. But I guess it really doesn’t matter anyway, because if elections were moved to the spring they would just make up some terror alert. […]

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