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W A S H I N G T O N, Oct. 23 B ABCNEWS has learned that U.S. military personnel in three critical locations have been put on the very highest state of alert after being warned of potential terrorist attacks.

At the U.S. Air Force installation at Incirlik, Turkey, officials say BcredibleB and BspecificB warnings have been received. The level of credibility about the warning is so high, that Beven the Turks believe it,B one source told ABCNEWS, indicating the threat was very visible and believable.

Details surrounding the warnings are being closely held, but officials say the information generally involves surveillance of U.S. personnel and plans for a specific attack. The threat has grown in the last few days following initial concerns last week when U.S. military personnel said they were under surveillance. Officials are particularly concerned that the base at Incirlik is a potential target because it is from that base that Operation Northern Watch is conducted over Iraq. About 3,400 Air Force personnel participate in that monitoring of the northern Bno flyB zone over Iraq B a mission that would make the base a logical target for the terrorist network said to be headed by Osama bin Laden. The network has the avowed goal of forcing the U.S. military to leave the region. Schools Closed

In the Persian Gulf nations of Bahrain and Qatar, U.S. military forces have now been put on the very highest state of alert, known as BThreat Condition Delta.B This alert condition is imposed on forces in two circumstances: when a terrorist attack has occurred, or intelligence has been received that action against a specific location is likely.

In Bahrain, there are just fewer 1,000 military personnel assigned to the headquarters for the U.S. Central CommandBs naval component. In Qatar, there are fewer than 100 U.S. military personnel who run an equipment depot, also on the highest state of alert.

Concern is so high in both Persian Gulf nations that the local international schools have been closed due to fears they could be targets. These schools are run for the children of U.S. military personnel as well as dozens of children from families of embassy delegations.

Officials are still trying to verify the threats against forces in Bahrain and Qatar. The information includes plans against U.S. military targets and even details that terrorists may have BidentifiedB locations of explosives in the region that they could use in an attack.

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), October 23, 2000


This time I'm going to Canada.

-- Carlos (, October 23, 2000.

Cin, Bullshit! in my area! and I am on the low end. Come to realize, "Cin" must be from another Country, not hospitable. Shut up, your stupid mouth.

-- Infidels Knock (and, October 23, 2000.

Yeah, you have a nice evening too now ya hear. {major eye roll}

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), October 23, 2000.

So who cares about money? Paper stuff. Nice Pix, haven't seen it for a few months. Misssed your endorsement. Thank you for your kindness...

-- Infidel Knock (and, October 23, 2000.


You got a problem with ABC news take it up with them not cin, plick.

-- Carlos (, October 23, 2000.

Hey cin, flock that plick! ;-)

-- (, October 23, 2000.

Oh Carlos! You're such a big tough hunky stud! Will you defend me from the trolls for the rest of my days? I wuv you. =)

{major eye roll}

-- cin (cin@=0.)), October 24, 2000.


No plick will get that lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Carlos (, October 24, 2000.


Just as I read this thread a helicopter flew over. They must be monitoring my internet reading habits, since I'm not wearing a tinfoil helmet.

Expecting napalm in the parking lot any second. Or maybe shape-shifting reptilians. Or jack-booted thugs, coming to confiscate my three rolls of duct tape.

(Yawn.) Those chemtrails are making me sleepy.

-- Chicken Little (, October 24, 2000.

Cin, thanks for the story. I heard about this, this morning. And I knew right where to go to find the story ;-) I thought there would be some interesting comments, but alas...

Is this the "October" surprise we've all been waiting for? And will it help Al Gore? Somehow, I don't think so.


BTW: LOVE the eye-roll, heh, heh, heh!

-- Not now, not like this (, October 24, 2000.

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