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    Re: Officials chase unconfirmed al-Qaida bomb threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    "smart terrorist" is an oxymoron.
    Your suggestion is brutally naive at best.

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    Re: Officials chase unconfirmed al-Qaida bomb threat

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It does seem like a stupid thing to do to attack on the 10th anniversary of such a large attack, but if they were to succeed in an attack, they would probably consider it a huge victory. It would be like giving us a big middle finger and it would definitely hurt us.
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    Al-Quaida is all about anniversaries. They love symbolism like that. Such a wonderful breed of dog, those al-Quaidas.
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    That's a pretty dumb thing. No smart terrorist will ever attack in such an anniversary, with so much security crawling all over the place. Maybe after a few weeks when things cool down, then attack when everybody's relieved and celebrating that they've avoided another terrorist plot, then shock them and divide the nation again.
    Things to consider are: Does it really matter if it's NY and Washington? I agree it would be a pretty stupid thing to try given the heightened security and response - perhaps they will attempt to use NY and D.C. as a diversion and strike somewhere else. They already tried in LA, the Space Needle in Seattle, other places and always foiled. I think we have to be very diligent everywhere and in all large cities IF this is credible which it seems like it is.

    I also agree these terrorists are all about symbolism - I was watching some talking head last night saying even though the NY car bomb plot a few years ago didn't work and the guy was caught, it was deemed a success at getting as far as he did.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Officials chase unconfirmed al-Qaida bomb threat

    To be honest I don't even care anymore. There have been so many power abuses and erosions of trust since 2001 that anytime the government says there is a threat I am not bothered.

    If I'm going to die, then I'm going to die. I would rather die free than have to deal with hysteria, removal of rights, and security measures that don't seem to be working anyway.

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    Re: Officials chase unconfirmed al-Qaida bomb threat

    I think they just issued the warnings in order to justify their intrusive security measures and look like they were doing something
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