Jun 9 2010
Jihadists are waging a psychological war against Americans — planting suspicious, but harmless, bags in public places to create fear and tie up police and bomb squads.
The FBI report did not include the full text of the jihadi post, but ABC News reported that “the poster suggested packing bags with innocuous items and placing them in public areas has the capability to occupy response assets and disrupt public infrastructure and transportation.”
There was an increase in calls to the NYPD concerning suspicious packages in the immediate aftermath of the May 1 Times Square bombing attempt, officials said.
During the week right after the failed attack there were 140 calls a day to the police –compared with 90 per day in the week prior to the attack.