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Bush details al-Qaeda hijack plot
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4697896.stm

US President George Bush has revealed details of a foiled al-Qaeda plot to use a hijacked airliner to strike the west coast of the US. Mr Bush said the plotters, thwarted in 2002, planned to use shoe bombs to storm the plane cockpit.

The attackers would have flown the plane into the tallest building in Los Angeles, California.

Mr Bush said al-Qaeda recruited the militant Islamic group Jemaah Islamiyah to carry out the attack.

The president said the mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, was behind the west coast plot.

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  -Bush details al-Qaeda hijack plot deminks  Feb-09-06 09:54 AM   #0 
  - He is full of crap.  shaniqua6392   Feb-09-06 09:55 AM   #1 
  - It's becoming really quite pathetic...  KansDem   Feb-09-06 11:56 AM   #64 
  - Does he think we're STUPID? How can it be OK to talk about  Laura PackYourBags   Feb-09-06 09:56 AM   #2 
  - He doesn't think you and I are stupid, but he KNOWS at least 1/3 of the  NoSheep   Feb-09-06 07:25 PM   #102 
  - Here we go  wtmusic   Feb-09-06 09:56 AM   #3 
  - yeah, and fox and msnbc were duped by WH aides who said Jr would  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 10:19 AM   #31 
     - I think Keith will have fun with this, though.  mycritters2   Feb-09-06 02:04 PM   #72 
  - I'm sure wiretaps stopped the plot cold.  cdb   Feb-09-06 09:56 AM   #4 
  - And he's brining this up now because?  Ignacio Upton   Feb-09-06 09:57 AM   #5 
  - Al Qaeda is still trying  atreides1   Feb-09-06 10:10 AM   #23 
  - Whatever, dude...  marmar   Feb-09-06 09:58 AM   #6 
  - Obvious question: WHY WEREN'T WE THE PEOPLE TOLD SOONER?  johnfunk   Feb-09-06 09:59 AM   #7 
  - How the hell could they use shoe bombs to storm the cockpit?  hedda_foil   Feb-09-06 09:59 AM   #8 
  - presumably to breach the cockpit doors,  megatherium   Feb-09-06 10:00 AM   #11 
  - Which would likely crash the airplane before it reached its target.  leveymg   Feb-09-06 10:12 AM   #26 
     - I read in the NYTimes this morning that breaching the doors was exactly  megatherium   Feb-10-06 07:10 AM   #118 
  - Coercion...open up or we blow up the plane... which makes no more  HereSince1628   Feb-09-06 10:03 AM   #14 
  - Give me the controls pilot  oneighty   Feb-09-06 02:17 PM   #80 
  - That one cracked me up too. Here's what I heard in my head:  NoSheep   Feb-09-06 07:31 PM   #103 
  - If there was ANY way we could take Bush as a credible source  HereSince1628   Feb-09-06 09:59 AM   #9 
  - A fictional "Emmanuel Goldstein" plot from a deluded dictator  IndianaGreen   Feb-09-06 09:59 AM   #10 
  - I had to look that refereence up  shoelace414   Feb-09-06 10:11 AM   #24 
  - AHHH--- BULL SHIEEEEEEEIT!!!  xultar   Feb-09-06 10:02 AM   #12 
  - I've been away for a while. I'm happy to see you still have your fabulous  NoSheep   Feb-09-06 07:32 PM   #104 
  - By 02, passengers wouldn't have let anyone near a cockpit  Rose Siding   Feb-09-06 10:02 AM   #13 
  - If this were true,he'd have rolled it out before November '04 (nt)  Orrex   Feb-09-06 10:03 AM   #15 
  - Exactly! n/t  mom cat   Feb-09-06 10:07 AM   #19 
  - Yeah ... and he could have won California !!  ronnykmarshall   Feb-09-06 01:56 PM   #68 
  - My ASS he would have won California.  calimary   Feb-09-06 06:03 PM   #93 
  - Good Point...this is Bush is a great leader BS  No DUplicitous DUpe   Feb-09-06 05:24 PM   #90 
  - So Osama is no longer the 911 "mastermind".  LynnTheDem   Feb-09-06 10:04 AM   #16 
  - Who'd they have to torture to find that out?  Ezlivin   Feb-09-06 10:06 AM   #17 
  - KSM. He ran around loose for 18 months until  leveymg   Feb-09-06 10:28 AM   #35 
  - So, where are the arrested suspects? Was anyone arrested?  mom cat   Feb-09-06 10:07 AM   #18 
  - Probably was info from some weak overseas source, so no arrests.  Inland   Feb-09-06 10:10 AM   # 
  - This proves that Bush SHOULD be above the law. Get the crown out.  Inland   Feb-09-06 10:08 AM   #20 
  - His timing is "fishy"  Catchawave   Feb-09-06 10:09 AM   #21 
  - even cnn acknowledged that Bush was trying to convince people of  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 02:54 PM   #85 
  - Jemaah Islamiyah?!? Say that out loud, then laugh - between  BR_Parkway   Feb-09-06 10:10 AM   #22 
  - Hrmm any relation to Jennah Bushiyah?  malmapus   Feb-09-06 10:14 AM   #29 
  - So they were going to fly the planes...  catnhatnh   Feb-09-06 10:11 AM   #25 
  - msnbc and Fox are disappointed that these 'details' did not materialize  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 10:13 AM   #27 
  - let it to 'inference' says msnbc--about link between spying and foiled  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 10:14 AM   #28 
  - WH aides were quick to say jr mis-spoke--NOT Liberty Tower. msnbe  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 10:17 AM   #30 
  - Thar tryin to eye-tack LIBERTY!!  ronnykmarshall   Feb-09-06 01:52 PM   #66 
     - I worked in the bulding just 2 the  xxqqqzme   Feb-09-06 02:58 PM   #87 
  - I give Bush  twaddler01   Feb-09-06 10:20 AM   #32 
  - Sooooo "al-Qaeda tried to attack us again in 2002"  malmapus   Feb-09-06 10:21 AM   #33 
  - "saying it was among 10 disrupted al-Qaeda plots."  Massachusetts   Feb-09-06 10:26 AM   #34 
  - Stupidest thing I have ever heard...  5X   Feb-09-06 10:29 AM   #36 
  - my bullshit detector just burned out . . . complete overload . . . n/t  OneBlueSky   Feb-09-06 10:32 AM   #37 
  - "Liberty Tower"  ronnykmarshall   Feb-09-06 10:44 AM   #38 
  - President Bush saved America!!!!  kurth   Feb-09-06 10:46 AM   #39 
  - This clown is just so predictable that he's not even good  acmavm   Feb-09-06 11:03 AM   #40 
  - I missed the trial for this  daleo   Feb-09-06 11:07 AM   #41 
  - A trial would be contrary to the position that this is a war.  NCevilDUer   Feb-09-06 11:39 AM   #54 
  - Prove it  november3rd   Feb-09-06 11:09 AM   #42 
  - Why L.A.? The TransAm building in San Francisco is more recognizable. . .  Journeyman   Feb-09-06 11:21 AM   #43 
  - its the tallest building West of the Mississippi (so says msnbc)  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 11:40 AM   #56 
  - Bush Admin's Greatest Hits  tll   Feb-09-06 11:22 AM   #44 
  - Shame! You guys are so cynical....  Bigmack   Feb-09-06 11:27 AM   #45 
  - indeed  BadGimp   Feb-09-06 02:07 PM   #74 
  - "And then there were pigs...Great big green flying pigs...carrying  MrsGrumpy   Feb-09-06 11:27 AM   #46 
  - Bush details Qaeda hijack plot to use shoe bombs  Bush_Eats_Beef   Feb-09-06 11:34 AM   #47 
  - is this about the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who died before he  nodehopper   Feb-09-06 11:34 AM   #48 
  - Yes...  Bush_Eats_Beef   Feb-09-06 11:34 AM   #51 
  - Maybe he meant "Liberry" Tower n/t  MrModerate   Feb-09-06 11:34 AM   #49 
  - Either way - mispronounce Library (Liberry) OR name the wrong building  jean   Feb-09-06 11:34 AM   #50 
  - Yawn. Idiot boy can't even lie right. Liberty, Library...n/t  CottonBear   Feb-09-06 11:34 AM   #52 
  - AP--Bush Says Cooperation Thwarted 2002 Attack  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 11:38 AM   #53 
  - Its not the Liberty Tower & its no longer the Library Tower...  951-Riverside   Feb-09-06 11:40 AM   #57 
  - Using shoe bombs to open cockpit door and fly plane into building?  wishlist   Feb-09-06 02:44 PM   #83 
     - puff--oops-blew up the plane before they got into cockpit.  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 02:56 PM   #86 
  - Umm Yeaaahhh....  gatorboy   Feb-09-06 11:40 AM   #55 
  - its a secret.  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 11:41 AM   #58 
     - Heh! Which brings me to my second question!  gatorboy   Feb-09-06 11:45 AM   #62 
  - Total Bullshit...  Az_lefty   Feb-09-06 11:42 AM   #59 
  - Yeah sure.  MathGuy   Feb-09-06 11:43 AM   #60 
  - Sherrrrr. He also stopped a huge asteroid from crashing  cboy4   Feb-09-06 11:43 AM   #61 
  - !!  mycritters2   Feb-09-06 02:02 PM   #70 
  - That was described in the PDB he *did* read...  KansDem   Feb-09-06 02:16 PM   #79 
  - LOL...yes indeed...superdubya! nt  Catfight   Feb-09-06 05:53 PM   #92 
  - Oh thank God for our president  burythehatchet   Feb-09-06 11:52 AM   #63 
  - Standard Operating Procedure  genie_weenie   Feb-09-06 12:02 PM   #65 
  - It's exactly what Leo Strauss told 'em to do  mycritters2   Feb-09-06 02:12 PM   #78 
  - Bush details Qaeda plot to hit LA (Reuters)  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 01:55 PM   #67 
  - I think this is an odd response from Sen. Fienstein:  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 01:59 PM   #69 
  - Townsend adds her comments in this story  rodeodance   Feb-09-06 02:50 PM   #84 
  - Lying to save your ass is SO 2002.  Lindacooks   Feb-09-06 02:03 PM   #71 
  - Well, isn't that con-veeenient! * had to say something  coalition_unwilling   Feb-09-06 02:04 PM   #73 
  - So let me see if I get this.....  SIU_Blue   Feb-09-06 02:08 PM   #75 
  - How did the shoe bomb get on board?  Virginian   Feb-09-06 09:24 PM   #114 
  - Dupe - self delete  Virginian   Feb-09-06 09:24 PM   #115 
  - Horse puckey!  Swamp Rat   Feb-09-06 02:08 PM   #76 
  - I truly hate this man  mycritters2   Feb-09-06 02:10 PM   #77 
  - Considering there had already been a shoe bomber  u4ic   Feb-09-06 02:19 PM   #81 
  - Still no indication that non-FISA warrantless wiretapping helped at all  0rganism   Feb-09-06 02:44 PM   #82 
  - complete, total, and utter codswallop, every damned word  HuffleClaw   Feb-09-06 03:07 PM   #88 
  - He just makes it up as he goes along -- this smells.  Emillereid   Feb-09-06 03:15 PM   #89 
  - Wow, what an incredible load of horseshit.  Rex   Feb-09-06 05:27 PM   #91 
  - Bush: Us survellience helped stop attack  superconnected   Feb-09-06 07:17 PM   #94 
  - OMG I NEVER EVER woulda guessed he'd say this!  LynnTheDem   Feb-09-06 07:18 PM   #95 
  - Some information about the foiled attack was disclosed last year  The_Casual_Observer   Feb-09-06 07:18 PM   #96 
  - Dan Froomkin of the Washington Post alluded to it today in his column  Penndems   Feb-09-06 07:24 PM   #101 
  - Is this what you're looking for?  soup   Feb-09-06 08:38 PM   #111 
  - This shoe/skyscraper tale is too funny  wtmusic   Feb-09-06 07:18 PM   #97 
  - I'm waiting for ...  NanceGreggs   Feb-09-06 07:18 PM   #99 
  - To sum it up simply  mrcheerful   Feb-09-06 07:18 PM   #98 
  - It does not matter to Bush if it's true, it gives cable news something  meisje   Feb-09-06 07:52 PM   #106 
  - I think the real problem here is they have so little credibility  superconnected   Feb-09-06 07:23 PM   #100 
  - L*I*A*R!!!!!!!  Pachamama   Feb-09-06 07:33 PM   #105 
  - Hunh?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-09-06 08:04 PM   #107 
  - He's telling us this now?  48percenter   Feb-09-06 08:08 PM   #108 
  - When Bin Laden did it, he strategically picked the world trade  superconnected   Feb-09-06 08:17 PM   #109 
  - Taking the US bank tower down would be anti-bin laden family as they have  superconnected   Feb-09-06 08:27 PM   #110 
  - Open this door or I'll blow my foot off. ..and he huffed and he puffed...  Virginian   Feb-09-06 08:54 PM   #112 
  - Didn't we catch a shoe guy because passengers were alert?  redacted   Feb-09-06 09:01 PM   #113 
  - Anybody ever fly through LAX?  Zorro   Feb-09-06 09:27 PM   #116 
  - Let's all sing along with Stephanie Miller...!  regnaD kciN   Feb-10-06 07:08 AM   #117 
 

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