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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:16 PM
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The Real Deal.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0728/p18s02-hfes.html

And no wonder it's catching on. After all, "aspirational" is a dignified-sounding five-syllable word, which, if you're a government official trying to buy yourself time to think on your feet under hot TV lights, must seem like a godsend. If I were, say, an FBI spokeswoman trying to talk about alleged plotters under arrest who may not be the real deal, I'd rather be able to call them aspirational terrorists than have to call them wannabes. Wouldn't you?


http://americaabroad.tpmcafe.com/blog/americaabroad/200...

1)When U.S. counterterrorism officials said that this one is the "real deal" (their words, not mine), what wasn't the real deal? There has been a lot of concern about their crying wolf, and is this their admission that they may have thought the same (i.e. that pesky Miami plot?)


http://www.wtkr.com/Global/story.asp?S=5263543&nav=menu...

"This is not a case of wanna-bes fantasizing about an attack. We believe it was the real deal. To target multiple airlines with such a plan requires a sophistication that strongly points to al Qaeda," a senior U.S. official told Stewart.


http://www.1010wins.com/pages/66921.php

Long Island Congressman Peter King - who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee - said the terror plot was "very, very serious,'' saying "this is the real deal.''


http://www.statesboroherald.net/showstory.php?=7513

Im not going to say its business as usual, he said. Were looking at all sources of information this is a real threat to the nation.



http://www.kxmc.com/getARticle.asp?ArticleId=32478

The plan involved airline passengers hiding masked explosives in carry-on luggage, the official said. "They were not yet sitting on an airplane," but were very close to traveling, the official said, calling the plot "the real deal."


http://www.acorn-online.com/news/publish/article_8604.s...

Sgt. Karnes did not want to comment on the World Trade Center movie, or the strong, positive reaction audiences have had to his character in the film because, he said, he had not yet seen it. A private screening of the film was scheduled for the Marine Tuesday evening.
And, while he says there are probably some parts of the rescue story that Mr. Stone may have erred on or left out, that is to be expected in a Hollywood film of a real-life event.
I know the real deal and so do a lot of other people, he said. And I am satisfied with that.


http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/hagmann071106.htm

According to Assistant FBI Director Mark Mershon, head of the FBIs New York field office, the plot involved at least eight-(8) conspirators based in other countries and was "the real deal."


http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=297535&Category=1...

Should it matter that most plotters have not advanced beyond chattering? As a legal matter, no. Even if conspirators havent entered the country, acquired explosives or scoped out the target, as was evidently the case in the New York plot, they may be criminally liable under our conspiracy laws. The policy question is whether this plot could have ever gotten beyond the chatter stage. We dont know, though Mark Mershon, FBI assistant director for New York, called the threat the real deal.


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=56...

Now, we recognize these measures are going to be inconvenient, but they are proportionate to the very real threat to the lives of innocent people that was posed by this plot.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:22 PM
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1. Have they called for higher terror alert levels so much now
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:23 PM by Jamastiene
that they have just jaded most of us? Sounds like they may be crying "wolf" again to me. Now, they have to keep reiterating that they REALLY mean it THIS TIME. Okay, sure, fine, oh well, whatever, never mind. They are hiding something. It's all done with smoke and mirrors with them, always. If there was a real threat, they wouldn't have a clue and 3,000 more Americans would be lying under rubble before we even knew what hit us.
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:24 PM
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3. Exactly right, The Crying of Wolf, is getting SO OLD!
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:23 PM
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2. as opposed to the fake ones they were spreading before
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:26 PM
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4. I'm waiting for the super-dee-real-dealio, and nothing lesss.
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jedicord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:38 PM
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5. I'm waiting for the Triple Dog Real Deal. n/t
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sweetpotato Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:41 PM
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6. I thought t was
going to be the real deal with Bill McNeill.

I miss Phil Hartman.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:57 PM
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7. me too. the comedians comedian.
not that i know many but i've never seen the comedy community so heartbroken.
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:06 PM
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8. Perhaps then
previous threats were not real, and certanly the war in Iraq is far from the real deal.
The "real deal" is detecting terrorist plots on and near our home turf.
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:31 PM
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9. Even realer than the real thing.
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