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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:38 PM
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London-like attack not expected in US-Officials...
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:39 PM by fooj
This was the headline in Reuters. What I want to know is who has the crystal ball?

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=3&u=/nm...

peace.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:39 PM
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1. But then again it doesn't sound like they expected it in London
either.

I wonder what makes them feel so sure?
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:40 PM
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3. Yep. I wonder.
peace.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:34 PM
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36. Has someone read the playlist?
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:39 PM
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2. Phew!!!!
That's a load off my mind. I'm so glad to hear that the morons have a handle on things. :eyes:
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:41 PM
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6. Really! Credibility certainly isn't an issue for this administration!
:puke:
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:41 PM
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7. No kidding!
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:41 PM by im10ashus
I mean, I was worried, living here in NYC. What could I have been thinking? Our soothsayers have all that information and would keep us informed. Just like 9/11. What a bunch of crap!!!!
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:40 PM
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4. right ! Like they didn't know about London - but they know we won't
get hit. has bullshit. I am still pissed that this happened before rush hour here and they didn't raise the alert level til after 11am
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:42 PM
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8. Like I said, Laura...where the hell are they hiding the crystal ball?
peace.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:40 PM
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5. Oh - that makes me feel real secure. NOT.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:42 PM
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9. Since the CIA has been effectively dismantled for the political benefit
of the BFEE, how the hell would anybody know anything? And if they really don't expect a "London-like attack", and if we aren't that likely to get blown up on a bus or a subway, can we just put away the stupid Terra Lerts and deep-six the PATRIOT Act and all the other fear-based programs intended to keep the sheeple cowed and dependent on Big Daddy George? Or are they expecting some OTHER kind of terrorist attack?

Idiots.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:45 PM
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10. Was this revelation BEFORE or AFTER
they decided to leave P. Goss out of the briefings? He must have his hands on some good, solid info...

Right.
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Kenergy Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:46 PM
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11. Yep. Something fishy about this attack n/t
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:50 PM
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12. THAT is a completely ILLOGICAL statement!
LOGICALLY, IF that was true, than
by the same LOGIC, they would have known
about the London bombings.
The spin is fucking unbelievable.
BHN
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:51 PM
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13. can anyone tell me
were these suicide attacks?
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:10 PM
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20. Just heard on ABC radio that London found two undetonated bombs...
I don't think they were suicide bombs unless the suiciders got cold feet.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:55 PM
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14. Consistent with Administration Policy...
After all, we're fighting them over theeir so we don't have to fight them here, right?
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malachi Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:56 PM
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15. Batten down the hatches!
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:59 PM
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17. And don't stop SHOPPING Sheeple!
Get thee to the mall and don't
worry about those terrorists.
After all, you are protected by the
mythical Homeland Security forces.
BHN
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:58 PM
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16. The National Guard will protect us...wait
they are all in Iraq...never mind...
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:27 PM
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25. In Iraq or in California SPYING on American Citizens!
:banghead: I just don't know how much more of this BS I can take!

peace.
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:00 PM
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18. Would have created a shared experience
bond between people in the UK and the US. IF the goal is to isolate the US in it's "war on terra" Then you would want to avoid this as it wouldbuild sympathy between the two.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:04 PM
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19. blah blah blah blah blah wahh wahh wahh wahh wahh blah blah blah blah
i don't trust the media.

i don't trust my own government.

they've done this to me, and to themselves. who gives a rat's ass what they report anymore.
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Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:12 PM
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21. "London-like attack not expected in US-Officials..." - RIGHT
Police, fire, EMT, transit cops on alert --

NGO Responders on telephone alert (keep cell phone with you, GO KIT in car)
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:14 PM
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22. OK
Why do I not feel any more secure, then, ESPECIALLY since November of 2000?
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:22 PM
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23. Unlike 9/11, which we saw coming a mile away
:eyes:
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:25 PM
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24. OMG=- they replaced this story with a new one!
I can't find the old one!
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:49 PM
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29. heh. it's black! NO, IT'S WHITE! no, wait, it's black. no, white, no...
grey! definitely grey!
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:43 PM
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26. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, either
I apologize for my sick attempt at humor but it was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the headline.

Remember Condi said no one ever expected anyone to fly a plane into a building but I clearly remember reading that happen in a Clancy novel years before.

I would hope that our leaders expect the unexpected! Sheesh, that's why they hire smart people, right?
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:36 PM
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43. I haven't had a particularly joyful day ...
... Your subject line made me laugh out loud! :7
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DFWJock Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:46 PM
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27. Oh, thats a relief
because we would rather people be killed "over there" then "over here," right?
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:46 PM
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28. Speaking of crystal balls, Ted Rall has a great cartoon up...
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IntiRaymi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:50 PM
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30. THEN WHY DID THE ALERT GO UP?!?!?
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LiberallyInclined Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:51 PM
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31. poppy bush- although it isn't a CRYSTAL ball-
they're both solid brass. ;)
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:32 PM
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33. No shit!
peace.
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despairing optimist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:23 PM
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32. Read the fine print: London-like attack not expected in US . . .
Worse maybe, but not the London-style. New Yorkers had a jittery commute this morning, and the mood was similar to what one has when someone says, Whatever you do, don't think of white elephants, and of course all you can think of is white elephants after that.

Which will come first: the second shoe to drop from terrorists, or a radical change in our governments and their foreign policy? I know at least two cities with captive audiences awaiting the answer.
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Old Vet Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:57 PM
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34. Whats Scary is...................
How many Iraq children who have watched there country, Homes,Family, Totally destroyed will hold a grudge? How many are holding dead family members swearing payback??????
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despairing optimist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:06 PM
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35. Absolutely. The bombings are a reaction to UK/US actions, not philosophies
Don't dare say that to the punditocracy, though. They have to uphold the spin of Bush and Blair. Until both the British and American publics change their governments from the top down, hate will rule rather than reason and we can expect acts like what happened in London, NY, and DC--and what is happening in the ME--to continue. That's good news for the likes of Bush and Blair, the Carlyle Group and Halliburton and all the other war profiteers, but it's horrible news for the human race.

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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:52 PM
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41. don't be so sure
The website's responsibility claim doesn't pass casual inspection. Specifically, the website uses wording atypical of jihadists and it's also more typical (and vastly more verifiable) for responsibility claims to appear as audio or video recordings of spoken statements. Furthermore, while the UK may merit an occasional mention from some jihadists, Denmark and Italy are unusual to bring up, and it's also atypical to leave out some direct insult or mention of the US or Israel or both.
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despairing optimist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:15 PM
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42. True. It can also be a setup made to look as if Islamic terrorists did it
Blair and Bush, and their governments, are not exactly popular among their people, and there are always groups around to do the dirty work and let them play the role of resolute leaders. I'm not suggesting total complicity; that wouldn't be necessary. Only the top people need know about a plot and do nothing to stop it, and then let the rest happen.

Given what has happened over the past four years, total cynicism is sadly in order.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:44 PM
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37. What is it about this prognostication?
What is it about this prognostication that causes me to take it about as seriously as "the insurgency is in its last throes"?
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:04 PM
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38. They told us there were mushroom clouds and WMD in our future, too.
In fact, some still do.

So why should I believe these fuck faces anyway?!

In any case, I won't waste a minute worring over it.

My anger just grows deeper and stronger at bunkerboy and the repukes and Vichy Dems who enabled him.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:35 PM
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39. Is that the equivalent of "Bring It On"? Good G-d!
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lateo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:43 PM
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40. No one has a crystal ball...
I'm sorry but I have no confidence that we won't get attacked again.
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