The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up it’s terror alert warning system in a move that will see terror alerts, whether real or phony, issued via the mainstream media and directly to your phone or computer over social networking sites, and even via Emergency Alert broadcasts.
The government’s much ridiculed colour coded chart is being scrapped, primarily because it is always set at “elevated” and is roundly ignored by almost everyone in America. The DHS assures us that the new system will be virtually impossible to avoid.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has been dubbed ‘Big Sis’ in reference to George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, told reporters this week that The primary-color alerts have “faded in utility, except for late-night comics.”
“Homeland Security officials will disseminate the new alerts through the press and social media sites.” reports the LA Times.
“The bulletins will ask local police and the public to be on the lookout for vehicles or behavior that may be part of a terrorist plot that the government is tracking. Alerts could be directed at airports or subways, or may urge people in a specific city to take shelter in their homes for a short time.” the report continues.