May 23, 2003

CIA kept prank threat to Santa under 'secret' classification

- C'mon CIA! Release that info on Santa! The public needs to know when St. Nick is in danger from terrorists.

The US Central Intelligence Agency (news - web sites) classified as "secret" and withheld from public dissemination for nearly 29 years a prank terrorist threat against Santa Claus, according to documents released.

The threat -- purported to come from a then- and still-unknown group calling itself the "Group of the Martyr Ebenezer Scrooge" -- was contained in a classified compilation of intelligence on possible terrorist attacks produced by the CIA in late 1974, according to the documents.

Posted by James at May 23, 2003 1:50 PM
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