Last week, letters went out to a large number of media outlets: letters-mailed from the NYC metropolitan area-that levied familiar-sounding threats against investment giant,Goldman Sachs.
"Hundreds will die.
We are Inside.
You cannot stop us."
Maybe it's just me, but I thought there was some similarity between that rhetoric and this :
" You cannot stop us.
We have this anthrax.
You die now.
Are you afraid ?
Death to America.
Death to Israel.
Allah is great."
Media reports indicate the threat letters were "signed" : AQUSA - which any reasonable person would probably interpret as "Al-Qaeda U.S.A."
The FBI, Postal Inspection Service, and any number of agencies are investigating these letters,in hopes of obtaining some useful clue...but,considering the progress of the FBI's AMERITHRAX investigation, I would not suggest holding my breath.
The FBI , in any event , does not think the Goldman Sachs letters are part of a credible threat...and they may very well be right.
Still, the rhetoric has a familiar tone and message- even if the content has changed a bit to suit a new situation ; and I would not be surprised to learn there are other physical similarities as well.
I must admit to some curiousity as to how this will all work out !