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Administration Considers Revamping Color-Coded Warning System

By Spencer S. Hsu
The Obama administration is considering changing a color-coded terror warning system, started after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, that has been much ridiculed, The Washington Post has learned.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is expected to announce today the creation of a task force to issue recommendations for changes in 60 days, as first reported Friday by Newsweek. The task force will gather governors, mayors, public safety officials and academic experts in an effort to create a system that provides more useful information to the public and targeted areas and industries.

The review comes as part of a broader assessment of counterterrorism policies and procedures by Napolitano. The Homeland Security Advisory System -- which stands at yellow, or "elevated risk" of attack, the middle of five levels -- has been criticized inside and outside the government as vague and unhelpful. Between 2002 and 2007, the threat level was raised more than a half-dozen times to orange, or "high risk," a rating that still applies to the aviation industry. In recent years, the government has backed away from making public changes.

By Post Editor  |  July 13, 2009; 7:27 PM ET
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Posted by: purpleenergy | July 16, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

First of all, a terrorist threat is hard to predict so it is easy to make fun of warning when they are wrong as they will be most of the time. For example: very few tornado watches predict actual tornadoes and that is easy compared to predicting a terrorist attack.

Everyone is having a lot of fun ridiculing the color coded warning system and some say that it is a waste of time. Maybe so, but then why is the President going to have a task force to come up with a replacements.

What is the task force going to accomplish? Are they going to replace the color codes with a letter code. Example threat level A, B,and C. The problem is not with the coding system itself but the information that goes into determining what code to use. A task force cannot solve that problem so it will be just as much of a waste of time as many believe the color codes are.

If the color code warnings are as ridiculous as many believe than they should just be discontinued instead of having a task force come up with something that is not going to be any better.

Posted by: danielhancock | July 15, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

The color codes are an example of the always crying wolf. The Bush administration never lowered the threat level below orange. Over time the new normal became heightened security/paranoia. The end result is that the concept of heightened security fails because it become the norm. People let down their guard because they are repeatedly told the sky might fall today and it doesn't.

Our country needs a giant enema and several flushes to get rid of the impaction that was the Bush Administration. I just hope the damage from the constant level of paranoia can be fixed. We are in more danger from these policies and they need to be withdrawn.

Posted by: kcwookie | July 14, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

'CODE RED' FROM WITHIN:

THE EXTRAJUDICIAL POLICE STATE 'TORTURE MATRIX' SPAWNED OR EXPANDED BY BUSH-CHENEY.

WHEN WILL CONGRESS AND TEAM OBAMA WAKE UP AND SMELL THE POLICE STATE THEY HAVE ENABLED?

***

The "aware" call it "the program."

"The program" is a nationwide, federally-overseen multi-agency coordinated action...

...A SECRETIVE SECURITY / INTEL / MILITARY EXTRAJUDICIAL TARGETING AND PUNISHMENT 'TORTURE MATRIX' THAT IS DESTROYING THE LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS OF UNTOLD THOUSANDS OF UNJUSTLY 'TARGETED' AMERICANS.

This is an entrenched, GPS-activated high-tech American Gestapo vigilante army...

...fronted by federally-funded volunteer community police and town watch organizations. It makes a mockery of the rule of law at the grassroots -- literally holding Americans hostage in their own homes -- terrorizing, vandalizing, destroying lives, reputations and livelihoods.

This "torture matrix" also has WEAPONIZED the electromagnetic spectrum and the silent TORTURE of Americans via so-called "directed energy" microwave and laser radiation weapons. The victims have been deemed as "undesirables," "dissidents," or "social deviates" -- in other words, anyone that those in power seek to neutralize.

The mainstream media already has begun to buy into the cover-up.

THE 'TARGETS' ARE U.S. CITIZENS -- A SOCIAL PURGE -- NOT JUST "AL QUEDA."

The REAL story -- as reported by a longtime mainstream journalist and a victim of this Bush-era spawned- or expanded "torture matrix," can be found HERE:

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA: Govt't Funded Vigilante Network Terrorizes America"

Posted by: scrivener50 | July 14, 2009 7:23 AM | Report abuse

The "STUPID COLOR CODE", system was started by the Cheney/Bush Administration. Which was a complete waste of time.

The first "HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY", Tom Ridges came up with that "BRIGHT IDEA.

The goal of the Cheney/Bush Administration was to keep the "PUBLIC SCARE and STUPID", while they "DISMANTLE THE CONSTITUTION.

If the OBAMA Administration revamp the "COLOR CODE SYSTEM", it has got to make sense. "FEAR", does not make a Country "SAFE".

Posted by: austininc4 | July 14, 2009 2:02 AM | Report abuse

Kieron's Color Coded Warning System Published weekly

RED = Danger
Green = Safer

RED - Match.com - Collects your details online.
RED - Ask Jeeves - Finds out what you know and don't know.
RED - Lending Tree - Diverts your dollars where it likes.
RED - MatchTalk - Gathers your sordid conversations that could be used as bribes.
RED - HSN - Knows what you like.
RED - Pronto.com - Makes you buy what 'they' want.
RED - DownToEarth - more precise data gathering.
RED - Evite - have a party but don't forget the invitations (they may be useful)

Posted by: coiaorguk | July 13, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

I used to fly Delta from Seattle to D.C., and they'd route me through Atlanta. What a horrible airport. When you get off a redeye at 4:30am for a 3-hour layover, there is only one thing you want, and that is to sleep on a bench in the airport. There are three things you don't want, which are: blasting air-conditioning, blaring peppy music (really? at 5am?), and to top it all off, a loud announcement twice a minute that said: "Your Attention -- Security Alert. Our Nation's Homeland Security Threat Level Is Now Orange." I guess that's how you know you're in a red state?

Posted by: jdsher00 | July 13, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

The color system will be Brown: Wonderful Blue: Satisfactory Red: Danger White: Imminent Threat. Now, when they figure out the colors for Christian or male, they will be able to create patches for them like Nazi Germany. Welcome to the Obama Nation. Sending stimulus funds to buddies at forthwith speed. And creating a Leftist Politically Correct Minority Majority Thought Police State.

Posted by: mmmmm999999m34e56ee91099 | July 13, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

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