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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:24 PM
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Tom Ridge: Another attack on US is inevitable!!! BOOGA BOOGA!


* Departing homeland secretary says it could be Al Qaeda or "Al Qaeda-like" organisation

WASHINGTON: Departing Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said on Friday he believed another attack on the United States was inevitable, and warned that America should not focus just on Al Qaeda, but also on similar groups that could carry out attacks.

I have accepted the inevitability of another attack or attacks, Ridge said in an interview on the eve of his departure from the department launched two years ago to guard against another attack like that of September 11, 2001.

It could be Al Qaeda or it could be Al Qaeda-like organisations, said Ridge, who departs on February 1. I do think, when we talk about global terrorism, (it is) better ... that America doesnt focus just on Al Qaeda. There are a lot of Al Qaeda-like organisations and there are quite a few (Osama) bin Laden wannabes out there - youve got one of them operating in Iraq right now, he said, referring to Al Qaedas leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Ridge said the other groups he views as possible threats are driven by the same ideology as Al Qaeda and they would use terrorist attacks as their means to that end. When asked what type of attack he viewed as the biggest threat, Ridge said a biological or nuclear attack were of concern since they could involve catastrophic loss of life. Im convinced that if they had a nuclear weapon theyd use it, he said in a joint interview with Reuters and the Associated Press.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_30-...
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:28 PM
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1. Oh boy...get ready for another "assault"!!
Shrub is getting in too deep! Time to divert attention...
What a bunch of assholes!
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Dancing_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:29 PM
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2. I've accepted that neo-cons will stage more "terrorist attacks"
Until enough Americans are bright enough to figure out what's REALLY going on. :nopity:
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:31 PM
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3. But AshKKKroft said we were now safe.
What's a fella to believe?
:shrug:
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ChicanoPwr Donating Member (536 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:27 PM
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12. I guess they like to keep us guessing
The sad truth, we have been attacked, better yet, invaded by neo-cons and it wasn't even the terrorist.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:17 AM
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16. Good point. They are the fifth column, the enemy within!
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:33 PM
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4. I've accepted it so um let's talk about Iraq instead.
Nuthin' we can do....(shrugs). I'm going to go pray like an optimist.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:35 PM
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5. Cowboys will dress like Apaches & slaughter white settlers...
...thereby setting off a bloody revenge attack against the apaches and all other tribes.....

...i watch a lot of old westerns....
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:43 PM
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7. Looks like a pattern, what with the Boston Tea Party.
Can you imagine someone so worthless as to commit acts of agression, and then blame it on someone else? Gosh, that sounds familiar.
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Todd B Donating Member (809 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:40 PM
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6. Hmm, wasn't it *Cheney* himself...
Hmm, wasn't it *Cheney* himself that said if we voted for _Kerry_ that we would be attacked again?

Are the idiot's poll numbers *that* low that they feel the need to play the ever powerful "terrorism card" again? We all know that that trumps all, doesn't it (with the possible exception of the "race card", as evidenced by Hannity and the rest of the GOP operatives during the Condi hearing)?

Ah yes, the * administration: making us... uh... safer? Is that the word?
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:44 PM
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8. I heard him! Yes I did! A vote for Kerry is a vote for an attack!
And now they are playing the 'Terra Card'! Disgraceful.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:49 PM
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9. They'll need a *big* one to justify invading Iran...
and, more importantly, get the public behind such an invasion. Right now, the calls to leave Iraq grow daily.
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hangemhigh Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:19 PM
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10. Yeah, time for the "terra-rists" to make 911 look like a
non event. I wonder how many more Americans the terrorists in the white house will murder this time? After the "slam dunk" in Iraq, they'll be woefully surprised if they fuck with Iran, IMO. Soon, some "coalition of the willing" will need to light the "fire of democracy" in the good old US. God help us all. And God help our kids in the military.
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:22 PM
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11. A self fulfilling prophecy
given our foreign policy.
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ChicanoPwr Donating Member (536 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:30 PM
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13. If it is going to happen soon
what color are we this time? :shrug:

I have to color coordinate my clothes this week with the lastest terror color warning system. LOL
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:27 PM
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19. "Ukraine orange" is always a safe bet
But NO white shoes until Easter. ;)
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TerdlowSmedley Donating Member (463 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:39 PM
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22. How about terror-cotta?
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 04:04 PM
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24. I like it ;)
What do you think of "scared yellow" with black?


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ChicanoPwr Donating Member (536 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:05 PM
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25. Thank you for the reminder.
I was about to make a fashion mistake. :eyes:
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Melynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:24 AM
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14. Cheney has talked about a nuke attack too
Now Ridge. You think that the administration is trying to tell us something?
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:34 PM
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20. Maybe they're telling us to toe the line and acquiesce, or else
They have mainstream news, Hollywood celebs, and the entire Dem party under control, now they're moving in on the rest of us.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:27 AM
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15. Half of America voted for Bush because there's only been one attack
a tiny blip on the radar screen

Weird, though, that these people would still vote for Bush on the basis of feeling secure even as Bush's top security officers are vowing that we will be attacked again.
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:22 AM
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17. How could anyone believe a thing a schmuck like that says?
I mean just look at him!!
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:41 PM
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23. Hard to take a guy seriously when he has chewing gum in his ear
:P
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:26 AM
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18. But...but....they CAN'T attack us now!
They're too busy fightin' us over in the great terrorist bug zapper that is Iraq!! Our Pretzel-dent and fleets of respected pundit$ say so all the time on FOX NEWS!!! </sarcasm>

Ya know, I'm so tired of the hypocrisy and stupidity flowing daily from the immoral Reich that I just don't give a damn what they say anymore.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:38 PM
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21. And lo, the bushbots all got on their knees
quickly, but solemnly, and they opened their mouths and unhinged their jaws, and they cried out "O Great One! Spray us with the Cream of Fear!!! Cram it down our gullets and we shall feed on the lies like they are the food of life. Yea, they ARE the food of life, ladle the Juices of Terror onto our tongues, lovingly, QUICKLY!"

And Tom Ridge, did so, with slitted eyes, looking down on each one as they knelt before him, receiving the smooth salty taste of the Fear and Lies and smiling, wiping it off their faces where a little had sprayed.

And yea, they went forth to tell others of the good taste of the substance which fulfilled them, which made them feel warm and tingly inside.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:16 PM
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26. But....Saddam is gone!!
Edited on Sun Jan-30-05 11:16 PM by deadparrot
Bush...he made the world safe for democracy...!!!

You lie.

Everyone loves America. They throw flower petals at our feet when we free them from oppressive rule.

No one hates us! Bush has made us universally loved! After all, God is on our side!
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neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:25 PM
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27. He just had to get one last "booga booga" in there
as if his face isn't scary enough.
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