Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Color-Coded Terror Alerts Getting the Axe
An official within Homeland Security confirmed to the Associated Press that the green, blue, yellow, orange and red system of defining whether or not we should be scared shitless is being phased out.
"The Obama administration will take the next three months to roll out a replacement, which will be called the National Terrorism Advisory System. The new plan calls for notifying specific audiences about specific threats. In some cases, it might be a one-page threat description sent to law enforcement officials describing the threat, what law enforcement needs to do about it and what the federal government is doing, one of the officials said.
"When agency officials think there is a threat the public should know about, they will issue an announcement and rely on news organizations and social media outlets to get the word out.
"The five-tiered color-coded terror warning system, created after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was one of the Bush administration's most visible anti-terrorism programs. Criticized as too vague to be useful in communicating the terror threat to the public, it quickly became the butt of late-night talk show jokes."
Barry O is probably just changing it because he doesn't like to judge terror based on color. Hahahaha! It's funny cuz he's black.