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pooja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:29 PM
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A question nobody has asked?
If I was a terrorist, and the homeland security rating on our border are so poor (ie: ports, canadian and mexican border, food sources, water sources), why would you attack an airplane that has heightened security since 9/11. I don't understand, unless its rigged? Because if I was a terrorist, I would target easier things like the Port in New Orleans and finish off what Katrina couldn't.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:30 PM
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1. that's right...could have done that long before this week.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:31 PM
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2. You mean sneak a bomb onto a plane as cargo (that isn't examined)?
Naw, not 'Tom Clancy' enough.

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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:31 PM
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3. That's almost the exact same conversation I had this afternoon.
Why hit the places that they are looking the hardest and not hit the ports that are barely screened at all? Seems like it's far easier to hit and if you want to be a martyr, why not increase your chances of actually pulling off your mission?
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Dunedain Donating Member (335 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:36 PM
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6. Maybe
It's a head fake?
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:37 PM
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7. I hadn't considered that possibility. I'm sure all that NSA spying would
have caught something like that donchya think? :-)
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Dunedain Donating Member (335 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:51 PM
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10. Probably
Just spitballing.
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lindisfarne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:32 PM
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4. not to mention, you'd stay alive for another target ... n/t
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abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:35 PM
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5. As Someone Else Said
They hate our airplanes!
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JAYJDF Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:44 PM
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8. This is my reply to any Repuks who want to talk about terrorist
It makes zero sense to not utilize the open borders. Plenty of big cities just inside the borders to target. Things still don't add up
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:50 PM
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9. Richard Clark covered that little loose end this morning in an interview.
He said that we shouldn't only be looking at the airlines, because Al Qaeda was capable of pulling off many different kinds of attacks simultaneously.


So I figure that while the neocons have the country focused on the skies, they'll probably do something less expected....like pull the rug out from underneath us.
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Iwasthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:01 PM
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11. Yep. Watch Texas soon
There is going to be an explosion from a container there but it wasn't put there by terrorists from another country... not new news that they are ready to show all it CAN happen here... then they will say we cannot risk changing our leadership...
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