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steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:59 AM
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Terror arrest sparks gov't warning on mass transit
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 05:07 AM by steven johnson
Source: Associated Press

By IVAN MORENO and P. SOLOMON BANDA (AP) 9 minutes ago
DENVER An airport shuttle driver under arrest in Colorado may have been planning with others to detonate backpack bombs on New York City trains in a terrorism plot similar to past attacks on London's and Madrid's mass-transit systems, officials said.
The investigation into the possible terror plot has prompted counterterrorism officials to warn mass-transit systems around the nation to step up patrols.
Two law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of the investigation told The Associated Press late Monday that more than a half-dozen individuals were being scrutinized in the alleged plot.
In a statement, the FBI says that "several individuals in the United States, Pakistan and elsewhere" are being investigated.
Publicly, law enforcement officials have repeatedly said they are unaware of a specific time or target for any attacks. Privately, officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case said investigators have worried most about the possible use of backpack bombs on New York City trains, similar to attacks carried out in London in 2005 and Madrid in 2004.


Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gT-Kw...



This seems more informative than the Bush color coded threat levels -- but what to do?

Friday the FBI and Homeland Security Department issued a bulletin warning that improvised explosive devices in which bombs were made with peroxide. The bulletin recommended that transit systems conduct random sweeps at terminals and stations and that law enforcement make random patrols and board some trains and buses.


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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:09 AM
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1. Yeah, what to do...



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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:17 AM
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2. i can't top that.
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Torn_Scorned_Ignored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:59 AM
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4. I agree
It is beyond the realm of possibility that in killing more than 1 million Iraqi's any Muslim or Arab or Pakistani would hate America so much that they would form groups in America and plot to kill even 1 American.




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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:03 AM
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5. You forget. At the end of the story, a real wolf eventually DOES come.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:04 AM by Ian David
Question is, are we getting a real wolf this time or not?

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Torn_Scorned_Ignored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:56 AM
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6. You should have
articulated that the first time.

:eyes:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:06 AM
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8. Excuse me for assuming my audience had a basic literacy in common folklore. n/t
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Torn_Scorned_Ignored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:29 PM
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20. Typical
get called on something and then try to explain why what you said isn't what you meant and then make the one who responded appear to be the one who should be shunned for being an asshole.


(finished with this)




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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:36 PM
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21. You're welcome. That's what I'm here for.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 05:37 PM by Ian David


Anything else I can do for you today?



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frog92969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:59 AM
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3. The Neo-Cons hate mass transit and love gass guzzlers
Just sayin'
:shrug:
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:46 AM
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7. More crap.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:09 PM
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9. Just make sure...
not to forget about airports. I think security screenings are a pain in the ass, but I'm on planes all day tomorrow. And I'd like to get through these flights without a total mental breakdown.
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JesterCS Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:22 PM
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10. Feds Issue Security Bulletins On Stadiums, Hotels
Source: WCPO News Channel 9

Last Update: 10:43 am
By EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEVLIN BARRETT
Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Counterterrorism officials have issued security bulletins about terrorist interest in attacking sports stadiums, entertainment complexes and hotels.

The FBI and Homeland Security Department sent two bulletins Monday to police around the country, saying they know of no specific plots against such sites. The bulletins obtained by The Associated Press say those sites remain attractive targets to groups like al-Qaida.

The memos do not mention the ongoing high-profile investigation of a possible terrorist plot involving a Colorado man and associates in New York City. Instead, they describe the long-standing interest of terrorists to use homemade backpack bombs, car bombs, or even airplanes to attack such crowded public places.

Read more: http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/story/Feds-Issue-Securit...



Hrm i havent seen or read this on CNN.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:22 PM
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11. "they know of no specific plots against such sites"
Then why are they saying it?! Fear mongering.

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JesterCS Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:22 PM
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14. no doubt
but somtimes I cant help but wonder if they DO know, but wont say so, so as to not cause panic *shrug*

But thats me lol.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:22 PM
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15. That's the problem -- we don't believe them so much of the time, and
try to second-guess.

I think the same thing, by the way, so it's not just you. :hi:
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:23 PM
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19. Brings back some very uncomfortable memories
from the Bush years and visions of Ashcroft and Rumsfeld.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:22 PM
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12. What's up that needs a little bit MORE FEAR as a diversion
I thought we were done with the stupid shit.

If the FBI wants to worry, worry about protecting the President and the First Family.

Hitler also cornered a media outlet (although it was a printing company), fed citizens lies, and whipped them into a gun-toting frenzy. Not saying that OurRW are Nazi's but the rise of violent instability within the German Republic had many similar characteristics...it's a more obvious threat to the nation than a Packers game.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:22 PM
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13. Now that the airports are unpenetratable...
:sarcasm:
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:22 PM
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16. On MSNBC this morning they issued a disclaimer
saying the reports were to go to the police only, and were not to be released to the media or the public as there were no known attacks planned. It was for vigilance only.

Of course nobody can keep their mouths shut so we get this what if crap.
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:22 PM
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17. Let's see...yesterday we learned that the commander in AfghanIraq says we need more troops
Today, we get increased Terra chatter.

SHOCKING!!!
:sarcasm:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:23 PM
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18. Three words: NO SPECIFIC PLOTS
DHS needs to be dismantled. Seriously.
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