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Is Georgia a target for terror?

May 26, 2004

Thomasville - Tom Rose is a proud Veteran of the Coast Guard and Navy Reserve. On Monday he plans to attend a memorial service in Thomasville to honor American Veterans, regardless of the warning that new terror attacks may be planned.

He says, "I'm not going to let a bunch of people run my life. I'll take my chances and they'll take their chances."

That doesn't mean Rose will ignore the warnings that Attorney General John Ashcroft expressed in a televised speech today. "I think we all need to be aware of what's going on around us," says Rose.

Ashcroft warned that al-Qaida is "almost ready to attack the United States." Some potential targets could be the unveiling of the National WWII Memorial and the G-8 summit which will be held next month on Sea Island. 4th of July celebrations, the Republic and Democratic conventions and this summer's biggest attraction, the Olympics, could also be targets.

Rose says, "There's always something to the warnings, but again, I don't think we can allow ourselves to be totally disrupted in our going about our daily lives, because of the warnings." Warnings that give no signs of an exact time or place, but show a definite threat to the United States of America.

Attorney General Ashcroft says recent intelligence shows the ideal al-Qaida operative is young, possibly in his 20s or early 30s and might be traveling with families.

posted at 4:16 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

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