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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:13 PM
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Terrorists planning summer attack....right on schedule
Edited on Tue May-25-04 09:15 PM by mopaul

WASHINGTON(AP) U.S. officials have obtained new intelligence deemed highly credible indicating al-Qaida or other terrorists are in the United States and preparing to launch a major attack this summer, The Associated Press has learned.

The intelligence does not include a time, place or method of attack but is among the most disturbing received by the government since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to a senior federal counterterrorism official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday.

Of most concern, the official said, is that terrorists may possess and use a chemical, biological or radiological weapon that could cause much more damage and casualties than a conventional bomb.

"There is clearly a steady drumbeat of information that they are going to attack and hit us hard," said the official, who described the intelligence as highly credible.

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they keep warning us, and guaranteeing a new attack before the election. we really should brace ourselves, they ain't foolin'.
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Wonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:15 PM
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1. Link
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LeinesRed Donating Member (735 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:16 PM
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2. also mentions that our little fiasco in Iraq
has emboldened the terror. Just wonderful. But wait, we have Nat'l Guard and Reserves to protect us...oh nevermind.
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:16 PM
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3. They are desperately trying to ensure that Bush wins in November
and the "they" I am referring to is the terrorists...

Nothing better for terrorists than a totally incompetent administration in Washington.

Bush has served the interests of the terrorists better than almost anyone else!

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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:42 PM
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8. They want Bush* because he helps them recruit terrorists.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:27 PM
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14. And Bush needs terrorists to make him a wartime pResident.
Sort of a mutually dysfunctional, co-enabling relationship.

Funny that the only 2 groups that seem to benefit from the WOT is Al Qaeda and the Bush Administration.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:17 PM
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4. The poll numbers after W's speech last night
must have really sucked.

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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:25 PM
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5. I find it very hard to believe that IF there's that much "chatter"
they wouldn't have some idea of the when, where and how.

Oh hell, I find it hard to believe that this is anything more that BushCo fear mongering and, if something does happen, I won't believe it's anyone but Bush who did it.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:34 PM
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15. Bizarre, isn't it?
We get this nebulous chatter that never has the where, when, or how. So what makes it credible? And if their sources are credible to know an attack is planned, why don't they know any details?

If we did know the when, where, and how....why wouldn't they do their job quietly and stop it? Seems that would make a great 'hero' moment for Bush.

I'd dearly love to see a chart with Al Qaeda threats/color changes and the political misfortunes of Dimson correlated. I think the timing would be most enlightening.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:34 PM
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6. Anyway one looks at it, it's a serious subject...
but, dammit, MoP, that graphic cracks me up. :thumbsup:
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:40 PM
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7. love your Flash sig lines, always VERY clever...
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Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:43 PM
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9. We don't know where...we don't know when...we don't know how...
...but UNNAMED Bush* operatives (officials) say that UNNAMED terrorists might POSSIBLY be PLANNING a major ATTACK on US soil this summer (to influence the election and make Demigod Bush* look bad).

- Just last year Bush* operatives (officials) smirked when they admitted that they were using terror alerts to teach the Democrats a 'lesson' for complaining.

- It's over, folks. The great experiment of government of, by and for the people is over. Our only option now is to rebuild and elect representatives that still believe in the people and their Constitution.
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maggrwaggr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:23 PM
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20. I agree 100%. This is so obviously a ploy
deliberately leaked by an anonymous source, with no information except to be afraid, very afraid.

Credible my ASS.

If it were credible there'd be some details.

Details matter.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:48 PM
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10. you mean the latest arrest of a couple of
guys who were white? robbing a bank in tulsa? or maybe the guy in rockford ,il who had a list of anti gun people and liberal politicians and a bunch of guns and large quantity of gun powder. anyone know of anymore "unreported" white guys ready to go on a terror attack? oh ya the guy in texas that had a whole alot of shit that could have killed thousands?? oh i forgot, those guys were white.
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JayS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:46 PM
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16. We busted a Pakistani the other day, here illegally, that was...
...trying to buy silencers and detonators. There have been other incidents here as well.

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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:04 PM
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11. Gangster "patriots", running America as a protection racket.
They can't MIHOP indefinitely. Eventually, the pattern recognition will become too great for the most blinkered Moran to ignore.
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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:10 PM
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12. The "attack" will be what they will use to explain the theft of votes
by the machines. They will say that the "attack" made americans vote for Bush.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:12 PM
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13. Action Hero George....
...relying on information obtainable only by torturing an Abu Ghraib prisoner, cuts the correct wire seconds before the device, planted deep in the bowels of the Fleet Center in Boston was to have gone off.

The Democrats above, in gratitude for their rescue from certain death at the hands of swarthy pagans, give Action George the Democratic nomination by acclamation, making America's Popular Wartime President tm the first man ever to capture the nomination from both major parties.
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neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:51 PM
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18. No
He deflects the explosion with his massive, steel-reinforced package.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 04:36 AM
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21. we are through the looking glass
and i would put nothing past these nazis
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:48 PM
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17. Amazing the way terrorists let us know what they're planning...
... and we all know how stellar our intelligence systems are in America.

:eyes:

Fear fear terror terror terror freedom fear hate terror.

I've had about enough... and this obvious political ploy to rescue the President from plummeting poll numbers by putting the fear of God into Americans is the most disgusting thing I've ever witnessed in government.

:puke:
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elf Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:52 PM
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19. Fascist regimes always work with the fear factor!!!!!!!!!!!
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 07:10 AM
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22. Funny how it managed to
knock the mounting evidence that Torturegate originated right from the very top. Its funny how that always seems to happen, such coincidences.
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devinsgram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 07:17 AM
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23. Let me see, how many does that make now in the last year?
Did they ever hear the story about the kid who cried wolf too many times? Well, all they've done now is make it so no one ever listens to them. Now if one comes along no one will be ready. If it happens * and company will definetly get the blame for it
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