From “A.Q.U.S.A.,” which could either be the real thing or some idiot who thinks the jihad is cool. The bank doesn’t believe the threat is credible, and the FBI agrees, but is still taking it seriously.
And K-Lo at The Corner reports that Goldman Sachs has Jihad Watch blocked: “They might want to rethink that now.” Thank you.
By Katy Byron for CNN:
NEW YORK (CNN) — The FBI is investigating letters sent to newspapers nationwide that say “Goldman Sachs. Hundreds will die. We are inside. You cannot stop us,” the bureau said Friday.
The letters were sent to nine newspapers, including publications in Fort Wayne, Ind., Corpus Christi, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, a law enforcement official told CNN.
Letters containing apparent threats to investment bank Goldman Sachs were sent to nine newspapers, the FBI said.
“We take these things very seriously,” said FBI spokesman Bill Carter.
The FBI does not yet know who mailed the letters, which were signed “A.Q.U.S.A.,” FBI sources told CNN.
Goldman spokesman Lucas Van Praag told CNN the investment firm has been in close contact with the FBI since late June. The FBI analysis, he said, “concluded the threat is extraordinarily incredible,” meaning the threat lacks credibility.
The threat is unique in terms of specifically targeting Goldman employees, Van Praag added. A year ago, he said, there were threats against a number of U.S. banks.
“We have a broad range of security measures in place to counter all likely threats and we’re monitoring the situation closely,” the bank said in a statement Friday.
The FBI’s Carter told CNN, “We have no specific and credible information about a credible threat to Goldman Sachs other than these letters.”
According to a law enforcement official, the letters were post-marked late June from New York and were handwritten in red ink on loose leaf paper.