‘SIGNIFICANT INCREASE’ IN TERROR CHATTER AS 9/11 NEARS; ISLAMIC STATE’S RISE COMPLICATES ANALYSIS

Increase in Chatter… never good. Think I’ll fly on 11 September. Why not?

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By Douglas Ernst – The Washington Times – Thursday, August 28, 2014
The U.S. intelligence community has observed a “significant increase” in chatter among terrorist organizations as the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nears.

“We’ve noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines,” a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Blaze.

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While the intelligence community can not pinpoint whether or not an attack is planned, the official said that agencies “did see this kind of increase in chatter before the September 11 attacks.”

Deciphering chatter is more difficult than in previous years because of the rise of the Islamic State group, which threatens to drain al Qaeda of resources as it…

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