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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:47 AM
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U.S. says militants planning attacks in Saudi
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 08:02 AM by sabra
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http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20203761.htm

U.S. EMBASSY SAYS HAS INDICATIONS "TERRORIST ATACK" IS PLANNED IN SAUDI ARABIA

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more here:

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http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=top...

U.S. says militants planning attacks in Saudi

RIYADH (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Saudi Arabia warned U.S. citizens on Wednesday that militants were planning fresh attacks in the world's biggest oil exporter.

"The American embassy in Riyadh advises all American citizens living in Saudi Arabia that it has received indications of operational planning for a terrorist attack or attacks in the kingdom," an embassy statement read out by an official said.

"The embassy has no specific information concerning timing, target or method of any possible attack(s)," the statement said.

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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:49 AM
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1. Aren't all the Saudi terrorists in Iraq?
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:52 AM
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2. The ones blowing themselves up
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 07:52 AM by ECH1969
They send the fodder to Iraq.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:52 AM
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3. We're still talking about Rove...
...despite their pathetic attempts to change the subject (why else would they tip their hand to the terrorists that we know they're planning an attack on SA?)
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:40 PM
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13. No, we've moved on to discuss the new Supreme Court nominee.
Get up to speed on your distractions...
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:59 AM
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4. more: the embassy has no specific info concerning timing....
RIYADH (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Saudi Arabia warned U.S. citizens on Wednesday that militants were planning fresh attacks in the world's biggest oil exporter.


"The American embassy in Riyadh advises all American citizens living in Saudi Arabia that it has received indications of operational planning for a terrorist attack or attacks in the kingdom," an embassy statement read out by an official said.

"The embassy has no specific information concerning timing, target or method of any possible attack(s)," the statement said.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050720/ts...

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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:01 AM
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5. thanks. the info seems kind of ambiguous?
could this be a distraction of the sort?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:11 AM
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6. interesting timing of this announcement:: S A names new Ambassador to US
Saudi Arabia Names New Ambassador to U.S.
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050720/ap...
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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:16 AM
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7. Gotta be suspicious of announcements like this.
This is the kind of announcement that is bound to be true at almost any time in Saudi Arabia
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:35 AM
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9. Yeah. "No shit!" was my first response.
So why the sudden head's up? I wonder if the King's life support is failing or the struggle for the succession has begun?
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Frederik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:31 AM
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8. al-Faisal!
Turki al-Faisal, head of Saudi intel at the time of the Afghan war, close friend of Osama bin Laden, and the man who picked Osama to be the figurehead of the Afghan jihad. So he's their new ambassador to the US. Interesting.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:06 PM
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10. Is there ever a time an attack ISN'T being planned? n/t
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:21 PM
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11. no, and I guess they found some of the gear so the alert went out
Saudi security forces uncover militant arms cache
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050720/wl...
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DeadManInc Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:44 PM
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12. Yeah right!
The militants are going to blow up other militants. What a crock of shit.
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