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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 11:10 AM
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After years of Bush's bogus terrorist entrapments, Zazi case looks like the real thing.
Edited on Fri Sep-25-09 11:11 AM by BurtWorm
According to Adam Serwer of Tapped:

http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month...

Last night, Katherine Tiedemann tweeted that the case of Afghan immigrant Najibullah Zazi is "looking more and more like the real thing." Indeed, over the past eight years, we became accustomed to the Bush administration trumpeting the arrests of incompetent wannabes as major counterterrorism successes -- but with Zazi, the New York Times reports, national security experts believe law enforcement may have foiled a plot that allegedly rivaled the 2005 bombings in London:

Jarret Brachman, author of Global Jihadism and a consultant to the government about terrorism, said some details like what individuals trained Mr. Zazi in Pakistan remained to be learned. But he said the case was shaping up to be one of the most serious terrorist bomb plots developed in the United States, one resembling the London public transit attacks of July 2005.


Yesterday, the FBI made two similar terror arrests in Illinois and Texas involving FBI agents posing as Al Qaeda operatives who provided suspects with dummy explosives. According to the Times, the alleged Zazi plot was far more serious -- "operational" rather than "aspirational." Zazi had attended an Al Qaeda training camp; he had the knowledge of how to build a bomb; and he was collecting the materials to complete the job.

There's still a lot we still don't know about the Zazi case -- how many others were involved, whether those people are in custody, or if the danger is really passed.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 11:11 AM
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1. The Freepers are saying the are coming now because O is President. Of course they forgot that
Zazi had been in the country and planning well before the 2008 Election.

Obama Derangement Syndrome.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 11:16 AM
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2. I'm sure they're rooting for a subway train to be blown to bits
just so they can say "But when Bush was president..."

Of course when Bush was "president," 9/11 happened--the granddaddy of all terror acts on US soil.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 11:19 AM
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3. Hmmm maybe it's because I have been watching Beck and hanging out on Freak Republic
but I was certain 911 happened on Clinton's watch and that it was the fault of Clenis.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 11:25 AM
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5. Of course.
I just hope Obama has the courage to skedaddle down the rabbit hole just as our former fearless "leader" did when push came to shove.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 11:21 AM
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4. Yes, and no surgical bombing strikes involved--just good police work
kudos to Justice.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:08 PM
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6. And no torture.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:33 PM
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7. Considerate of the terrorists (oops, freedom fighters) not to hatch any plots all those years.
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