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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:53 AM
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Feds warn of small airplane terror threats
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 09:55 AM by Omaha Steve
Source: AP

By EILEEN SULLIVAN

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Authorities say there is no specific or credible terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But they have stepped up security nationwide as a precaution.

According to a five-page law enforcement bulletin issued Friday, as recently as early this year, al-Qaida was considering ways to attack airplanes.

The alert, issued ahead of the summer's last busy travel weekend, said terrorists have considered renting private planes and loading them with explosives.

Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20110904/D9PHFBUG0.htm...





In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 file picture, Robert Williams of Mihand Aircraft near England, Ark., places the engine cover back on his agricultural airplane after removing the battery cable. Federal officials allowed crop-spraying planes to return to the skies as long as they stayed away from commercial airports, one day after they were grounded because of security concerns after the previous week's terrorist attacks. On Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, the FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Spencer Tirey, File)

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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:55 AM
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1. I think you may have copied/pasted the wrong headline. n/t
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:59 AM
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2. Yep

Now corrected.



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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:08 AM
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3. I agree -- so many small airports around the country with no security at all
It would be a cinch to steal a small plane or cropduster and use it for whatever nefarious purpose you might have in mind. Not sure what can really be done about it.
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:10 AM
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4. maybe they found some manual on a republican website on
how to kill dem senators, troublesome public figures and potential political threats, and election theft whistleblowers.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:10 AM
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5. "To drop a bomb made in the kitchen of your mom" (as Rachel might say)
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 10:11 AM by Poll_Blind
Sometime before 2003 I remember reading an article in a California newspaper which hypothesized how Al Quaeda could use a small airplane to disseminate anthrax all over the Bay Area and how difficult it would be to trace.

But that aside, like this is some new idea? Like this is some heretofore new method of terrorizing? Or did our billions and billions of intel discover a message board in Peshawar where someone thought this would be a good idea?

Or are we getting back to the days of the Terror Alert Of The Week?

This week it's small planes turned into bombs. Next week, Al Quada's talking about taking Greyhound busses hostage. The week after that, prep for the armed assault on Christmas Shoppers. Puppies packed with explosives.

Zombie gas.

Putting ricin on rectal thermometers in the factory.

I thought we were really fucking passed that point.

PB
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:20 AM
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6. Wolf -- Wolf !!
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:21 AM
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7. Not again
Same article has been poping up all over the media but the contents of the alert have not. Be interesting to see what they have to say this time around

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BetsysGhost Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:58 AM
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8. so they have info
they suspect a crime in the making, what ever happened to arresting people? Or is it just don't get involved in smoking a joint or your ass will be grass also??

what a bunch of bullshit propaganda.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:15 AM
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9. We have BP, TEPCO, PG&E. Who needs terrorists?
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:20 AM
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10. no 'change' on the fear-factory front.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:37 AM
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11. Does this mean
flying small airplanes into large ones? 0.0"..omg, that would be horrible!
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:30 PM
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12. DOT warns drivers about the 44,000 traffic fatalities every year.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:07 PM
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13. Don't worry
Al CIAda only attacks seatless planes.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:07 PM
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14. Rental Trucks. Don't forget about Rental Trucks. Oh, Right, that weren't no Muslim Terraist

'Jes A good 'ol boy showimg the guvviment who's boss by murdering 168 people, including 19 children less than 6 years old.

But his spirit lives on:

(From Tea Party Rally)
http://news.jornal.us/article-4824.Militants-Tea-Party-...



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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:22 PM
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15. "Authorities say there is no specific or credible terrorist threat"
Cool beans.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 01:17 PM
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21. But, as always, we just want you to fear, Fear, FEAR ...

(The poster is from the past, the dangers of fear from our present)

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miyazaki Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:56 PM
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16. They seem to crash enough on their own without the terrorists. n/t
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:24 PM
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17. But remember, it's only terrorism if the pilot fails the colour test, as the IRS found out.. (nt)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:41 PM
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18. Like drone attacks?
oh this is about an attack ON the USA... my bad.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:44 PM
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19. Cropduster or "Five O'Clock Charlie"?
"And now, direct from North Korea, here he is for the sixth hit week: Five O'Clock Charlie, his airplane, and his Astigmatism!"






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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 01:49 PM
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22. lol at that!
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:57 PM
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20. "Hey, remember us? We're the Department of Homeland Security..."
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 09:58 PM by BiggJawn
"... and we're feeling neglected something AWFUL. So, we thought we'd pull some bullshit warning out of our asses and try to scare you sheep with it. I mean, it worked so well ten years ago..."
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