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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:01 AM
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CNN: JFK plot was not imminent, nor was it a "big one".
Edited on Sat Jun-02-07 11:11 AM by originalpckelly
:eyes:

Here we go again.

If you can't get to a TV, there has been another terror plot uncovered. They were not going to target airplanes or people in the airport, just ground operations.

It was not in the final planning stages, and it wasn't a "big one". Three people have already been arrested and a fourth one is being sought.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:03 AM
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1. You know, it's really sad that this has happened to us...
Edited on Sat Jun-02-07 11:03 AM by originalpckelly
they've lied to us so many times that we just cannot trust them any more. They have lost all credibility. They've stolen our right to a good government that protects our lives by issuing credible terror warnings. So sickening.
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:04 AM
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2. Yup, my first thought was
what are they trying to draw our attention away from?
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:20 AM
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15. That's exactly what my mama asked.
But I have no idea what it might be.
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:47 PM
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28. Makes ya wonder.
and as a side note, the one "terrorist" is a us citizen, but from Guyana...sooooooooo, maybe we will have to go after Guyana and liberate them from their cells of terrorists, which would be ever so convienient, bordering Venezuala as it does. I know, I am paranoid...but then, who in their right mind isnt paranoid?
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:04 AM
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3. Hmmmm, I'm smelling a rat here. Some reporter is saying they don't
Edited on Sat Jun-02-07 11:28 AM by napi21
know if it's drug related, teorrist related or what.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:08 AM
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6. The second I heard "it was not imminent nor was it a big one"
I knew that this was another one of these scares.

You know I really do think there is a terrorist attack going on here, but it's not being perpetrated by an al-Qaeda linked terrorist group, it's being perpetrated by our own government. They're trying to scare the shit out of us for political purposes, how is that any different than an al-Qaeda terrorist?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:05 AM
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4. I'm out of the loop. Better go check CNN's website I guess
Edited on Sat Jun-02-07 11:05 AM by helderheid
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:06 AM
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5. what happens when someone really does attack us?
We are creating enemies fast than we can kill them and it is only a mattter of time before something does happen. This is not a "terra, terra, terra" scenario , but a suggestion that we work on possibly stopping our actions that are going to breed terrorists (and all of them might not be foreign).

We will reap what we sow, count on it.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:12 AM
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9. Maybe it will be realized that Iraq really didn't have anything to do with 9/11
Until the country realizes that in order to solve todays problems we need a new way of thinking, which doesn't include those that created our problems, nothing will change

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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:19 AM
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13. Let me explain why that will never happen
Terrorists spreading out from Iraq, officials say
Insurgents learning from battles there


By Michael Moss, Souad Mekhennet
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Monday, May 28, 2007


When Muhammad al-Darsi got out of prison in Libya last year after serving time for militant activities, he had one goal: killing Americans in Iraq.

A recruiter he found on the Internet arranged to meet him on a bridge in Damascus, Syria. But when he got there, said Darsi, 24, the recruiter told him he was not needed in Iraq. Instead, he was drafted into the war that is seeping out of Iraq.

A team of militants from Iraq had traveled to Jordan, where they were preparing attacks on Americans and Jews, Darsi said the recruiter told him. He asked Darsi to join them and blow himself up in a crowd of tourists at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.

"I agreed," Darsi said in a nine-page confession to Jordanian authorities after the plot was broken up.

The Iraq war, which for years has drawn militants from around the world, is beginning to export fighters and the tactics they have honed in the insurgency to neighboring countries and beyond, according to U.S., European and Middle Eastern government officials and militant leaders in Lebanon, Jordan and London.

Some of the fighters appear to be leaving as part of the waves of Iraqi refugees crossing borders that government officials acknowledge they struggle to control. But others are dispatched from Iraq for specific missions.

In the Jordanian airport plot, officials think the bomb maker flew from Baghdad to prepare the explosives for Darsi.

Estimating the number of fighters leaving Iraq is at least as difficult as it has been to count foreign militants joining the insurgency. But early signs of an exodus are clear, and officials in the United States and the Middle East say the potential for veterans of the insurgency to spread far beyond Iraq is significant.


Oops, sorry. Posted wrong story. I meant to post that newspaper article that showed Iraqis don't care if their country is occupied and all the terrorists are being killed off or are converting to Christianity. Give me a second and I'll post that link.
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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:08 PM
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21. and * has left the ports conveniently undefended. nt
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:09 AM
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7. Slow news day...
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:12 AM
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8. For CNN to actually report that is some mild improvement.
They could've pimped it all day and given the caveat tomorrow when no one's listening.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:15 AM
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10. Code; Stalin
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:15 AM
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11. TB Man diversion already being ignored by the attention-span challenged?
cheney needs LOTS of diversions, lots of shiny things.
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firefox_fan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:17 AM
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12. CNN still has it in big red letter as Breaking News...
Edited on Sat Jun-02-07 11:18 AM by firefox_fan
"Breaking News: Three suspects have been arrested in an alleged terror plot aimed at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, a law enforcement official tells CNN."

Anonymous source... Blah...
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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:27 PM
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23. 05/30/07 "...primetime...MSNBC was up 51% in...viewers ...while...CNN ...down 14%... "

MSNBC RATINGS CONTINUE STEADY CLIMB IN MAY

Published: May 30, 2007
MSNBC Shows Strongest Growth Of Any Cable News In Both Total Day And Primetime

"Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Completes Month In Second Place Among News Nets With Whopping +56% Advantage Over CNN In Total Viewers
SECAUCUS, N.J. May 30, 2007 MSNBC's ratings for May, 2007 show the network continues its steady upward climb. According to Nielsen Media Research data, the network showed the strongest growth of any cable news network in total day and primetime. In total day, MSNBC was up 14% in total viewers over a year ago (257,000 v. 226,000), while both CNN and FOX were down, 3% (415,000 v. 427,000) and 5% (729,000 v. 764,000), respectively. MSNBC was also up 18% in the key adult 25-54 demographic (105,000 v. 89,000). In addition, the network's primetime programming lineup continued to climb (M-F 8:0011:00 pm ET). MSNBC was up 51% in total viewers (504,000 v. 334,000) while both CNN and FOX were down, 14% (672,000 v. 778,000) and 2% (1,547,000 v. 1,574,000), respectively. MSNBC was also up 39% in the adult demographic (179,000 v. 129,000).

MSNBC's daytime programming block (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET) also grew at a steady pace, up 13% in total viewers (215,000 v. 191,000) and up 15% in the adult demographic (78,000 v. 68,000). This includes "Tucker" at 4:00 pm (ET), which was up 13% in total viewers (238,000 v. 211,000) and "Hardball with Chris Matthews," which was up 10% in total viewers (357,000 v. 326,000) and up 19% in the adult demographic (123,000 v. 103,000).

"Countdown with Keith Olbermann" (8:00 9:00 pm ET) continues to rocket up the ratings charts, up 72% in total viewers over a year ago (701,000 v. 408,000) and up 43% in the adult demographic (217,000 v. 152,000). Both CNN and FOX dropped in total viewers at 8:00 p.m. with CNN down 25% (450,000 v. 604,000) and FOX down 3% (1,951,000 v. 2,009,000). "Countdown's" 24% share of the cable news audience was the time period's best performance since October 2001.

"Scarborough Country," which the network telecasts Monday through Thursday at 9:00 p.m. (ET) continued to show the strongest growth of any cable news network, up 50% in total viewers (480,000 v. 320,000) and up 43% in the adult demographic (157,000 v. 110,000)...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:19 AM
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14. So they were just thinking about it?
Does anyone want to impeach Georgie more than the travel industry? What is this vendetta he has against letting those poor people make a living?
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:22 AM
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16. In the planning stages....Al-Qaeda 'wanna-bes'....= Bullshit
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firefox_fan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:40 PM
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26. From CNN
" Homeland Security sources said the airport is not under threat and that the attack as planned was "not technically feasible." "

So, let me guess, they had planned to concentrate really hard trying to blow the airport up telekinetically.
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EV_Ares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:25 AM
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17. I really hardly watch news anymore. CNN is getting like Faux News.
The only thing I can think of is they are trying hard to scare us into thinking Bush's policies are all that will protect us. The Dems are weak.

If people could only really step back and look at how Bush's policies have made us so much unsafer.

Just think if he had spent all of the Iraq money on our defense here in this country. Border security, port security, airport security, better police protection. R&D into technology for our security. Also, how many jobs would that have created in our country.

Now, with Iraq we are more unsafe than before 9/11. Our military is near collapse and they want to basically privatize the military it looks like. Nice, that way Halliburton could have their own military forces.

Wake up America, especially before Nov 2008.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:58 AM
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18. Breathless bullshit
the news pundits are praising that putrid patriot act, illegal wiretaps, etc...
This is total crap.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:01 PM
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19. Just why would a couple of guys from Guyana and Trinidad want
to blow up JFK Airport? Is it because we Americans don't know where Guyana is and they want us to show them a little respect?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:08 PM
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20. Maybe they want to get even for Jim Jones?
Nawww... :shrug:
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:11 PM
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22. SO: just enough "terror" to take over the news, but not enough to really panic anyone.
It's the Bushco Goldilocks Terror Threat.
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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:34 PM
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24. CNN striving to up its ratings for June relative MSNBC? ( See May ratings news link at #23 )
Edited on Sat Jun-02-07 12:39 PM by tiptoe
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:37 PM
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25. MSNBC is showing live shots from a copter of the parking lot
Breaking news, my butt!!!
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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:42 PM
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27. Does CNN actually do any investigative reporting?
Edited on Sat Jun-02-07 12:48 PM by tiptoe
:sarcasm:
RFK Jr reported that 80% of investigative reporters have been fired in recent years after Fariness Doctrine repealed.
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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 12:51 PM
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29. CNN "Headline News" taking on new meaning, perhaps? nt
Edited on Sat Jun-02-07 12:54 PM by tiptoe
:sarcasm:
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