So, there’s national news floating around about a “specific, credible but unconfirmed” terrorist threat against the US, scheduled to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.
I found out about it this morning, when my significant other received several very urgent text messages regarding her safety. “Avoid bridges and tunnels”, she was told. She didn’t think much of it, and neither did I. We live in DC, these kinds of rumors crop up… well basically all the time.
Then, while at work, I get a charming email from security regarding the threat. It’s so thick with terminology that the words themselves could probably be used as load bearing devices. I was treated to some truly lovely bits of doublespeak. Lets go over some examples: (more…)