What is wrong with this announcement? According to this there have been 5000 threats to US air space since 2001! That equates to 417 per annum, more than one a day! By whom? By what? What action was taken? Was anyone arrested, captured or killed? Where is the evidence? Why were these threats not reported by mainstream media? Why are they and the American people being kept in the dark? This is ridiculous. This stuff is just not credible. Something else is going on here and I doubt it has much to do with daily air threats! 5000 is a nice round number too, don't you think?
"North American Aerospace Defense Command will be training over the area (Washington) early Thursday morning.
The exercise, beginning after midnight Thursday, will include Civil Air Patrol aircraft and a U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter.
NORAD has been conducting these training flights in the United States and Canada as part of Operation Noble Eagle since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Since then, there have been more than 5,000 potential air threats in the U.S. Officials may postpone or cancel training in inclement weather."
Interesting that these exercise may be postponed during inclement weather. Presumably terrorists don't attack in inclement weather. It's the same principle as doctors taking the week-end off on mass in NHS hospitals because people only get sick Monday to Friday!