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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:41 PM
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Schwarzenegger Activates Guard in Plot's Wake
From the Los Angeles Times

Schwarzenegger Activates Guard in Plot's Wake
From Associated Press

11:32 AM PDT, August 10, 2006

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger activated the National Guard today to bolster security at California airports after authorities said they had foiled a terror plot involving U.S.-bound planes from Britain.

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Some 300 Guard troops were to be deployed by late Thursday to at least three large airports -- in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland -- where direct flights from Europe were scheduled to arrive. The troops were to remain at the airports until the nation's threat-alert level is lowered, an aide to the governor said.

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The deployment will not affect the Guard's mission at the Mexican border, where they have been helping Customs officials stanch the flow of illegal immigration. California was the second state to activate the National Guard at its airports, following Massachusetts.

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-081006governor,1,4...

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Ragin_mad Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:44 PM
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1. Welcome to The United Police States of America
will be the new sign at the immigration booth.

Papers Please.
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Shadder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:13 PM
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2. Am I missing something here?

What good is the National Guard going to be at airports in the US when the supposed plot was to explode them enroute TO the US from the UK?
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:15 PM
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3. I was about to ask that.
Exactly how effective are National Guard troops against planes that (according to the news stories) were to have been destroyed in flight?
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:16 PM
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4. Weer uhnder ahhtahk! n/t
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chaumont58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:19 PM
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5. Both states have repuke governors
I am sure it is just a coincidence.
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sugapablo Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:31 PM
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6. Uhm,,,,can we say, "overreaction"? n/t
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