It made American prime time TV news last night, but apparently no where on the web. Not even here on IndyMedia.
It was reported that Portland OR was one of several cities in the US identified by the FBI as having active terror cells linked to Islanic Extremists. But a cursory glance on the web sites from news agencies ranging from CNN, FOXnews to Al Jazeera show the the story is as invisible as the Emperor's clothes.
No doubt this story wil be replayed to some extent in the local media where these hotbeds of "terrorist activity" were identified.
But could this "story" be a case of corporate media (intentionally or not) working with government in a domestic PsyOps operation similar to that used during the battle of Falluja? That is, by the FBI telling the TV news people that there are terror cells within the US, the talking heads report it, then the Feds sit back and see what happens.
A more likely result from this story would be it's promoting of fear amongst the general citizenry by the Feds and exploitation of the same by corporate media while distributing a hypernarrative that extolls the marginilizing/criminalizing of legitimate domestic voices of dissent against the administration's War on Terror.
What other effects will this "story" have. I guess the networks want you to stay tuned to find out.