Given whats going on in the world and the Paris attack, the FBI issuing the warning is probably more accurate than Obama don’t you think?
Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City’s parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.
The FBI sent a bulletin earlier this week to police departments across the country warning of possible copycat incidents and sharing intelligence on how the assailants in Paris carried out attacks on Nov. 13 that killed 130 people.
The U.S. State Department also issued a world-wide travel alert on Monday warning American travelers to remain vigilant, particularly when visiting foreign countries.
But President Obama said on Wednesday the U.S knows of “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.”
The president said Americans should “go about their usual Thanksgiving activities.”
New York City officials have stressed there is no specific threat to the city, despite a video released last week by the militant group Islamic State that included images of New York. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.
The Department of Homeland Security also said last Friday that there was no credible threat to the United States like the attacks in Paris.
Nearly 46.9 million Americans will travel over the Thanksgiving long weekend – the busiest U.S. travel holiday of the year – with 3.6 million going by plane, according to the AAA, a motorist advocacy group.