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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:39 PM
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Did anyone else hear that it was 5 planes, and not 10?
Greta Van Susteren just said that it was Britain's 9/11 and that the number of planes was now 5, not 10 (as was previously reported). And they said it had the "hallmarks of Al-Queda". Does this sound like they are equivocating and the story is being "modified"?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:40 PM
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1. at 1AM last night as it was breaking MSNBC said 20 planes
:shrug:
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:41 PM
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2. Here we go folks.....
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 10:41 PM by MadMaddie
lets get ready for the ride......twist and turn...round and round...what the end story will be.....we won't know till then....

Yes and it may end up being 1 plane...
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DemInDistress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:41 PM
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3. I heard it was 12 planes.. wow. can't even get those numbers right.nt
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:44 PM
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4. "Would you believe 3 kites & a glider?"
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:44 PM
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5. I believe the scariest number is being focus-group tested.
The winner will be announced soon.
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:46 PM
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6. I believe it is 12 planes targetting 5 U.S. cities--
http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,1842272,00...

British suicide bombers were within days of blowing up 12 passenger jets above five US cities in an unprecedented terrorist attack designed to commit "mass murder on an unimaginable scale", counterterrorism sources claimed last night.

<snip>

US officials said the bombers had been seeking to hit New York, Washington, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles. Other airlines targeted were thought to be United, American and Continental.

<more>

For this stuff I would not bother with U.S. media but go straight to one of the British online sources. It was their bust, after all.
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Iwasthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:51 PM
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8. Yes turn off our media
Let's all turn it off... all BS, cept KO and JS
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:59 PM
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10. I thought the planes were supposed to blow up over the ocean?
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:06 PM
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12. Nope--the plan was to blow them up
once they were over major cities. No one said these guys needed to rush things. They would have gotten maximum and immediate attention by biding their time.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:47 PM
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7. I heard the evildoers
googled twenty pictures of airplanes.

Run and hide from the nasty googlers !!!!!!
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:59 PM
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9. UPDATE/ Correction
Greta just held up a copy of The Times with a headline reading "Five Planes" (sorry I didn't get the whole thing.) She explained that there were to be two waves of explosions, of 5 planes each, so a total of 10 planes.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:03 PM
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11. Here is a link:
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:07 PM
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13. Check the Guardian link I posted above re the 12 planes.
Who knows at this point.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:11 PM
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15. Thanks..... I guess this will just keep trickling out until
someone gets it right!
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:10 PM
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14. If They Didn't Have Tickets It Was No Planes At All
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