Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30

Thread: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

  1. #21
    Sage

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Seen
    10-10-16 @ 10:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    6,073

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Its all rather silly.
    As hard as it is to believe, there are still many in the, including posters in this forum, who are under the delusional impression that the US govt. is something other than silly.

  2. #22
    Outer space potato man

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    51,849

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    I've often told people "Naked, handcuffed, and sedated. Don't think it wont ****ing happen."

    Gonna have to start up a low-cost charter business. Business will be good.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

  3. #23
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    I doubt there was any bomb plot. The CIA probably just made it up as a ruse to justify arresting someone who was planning to help fight the US invasion in Afghanistan or something similar.
    It's not unthinkable for the government to lie and use scare tactics to excuse its growth in size and power.
    Last edited by Ikari; 05-08-12 at 01:52 PM.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  4. #24
    Noblesse oblige
    Ockham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Last Seen
    01-27-17 @ 07:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    23,909
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's not unthinkable for the government to lie and use scare tactics to excuse its growth is size and power.
    I'd think, to your point, it would be the direct opposite of unthinkable.... expected.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d 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.


  5. #25
    Bohemian Revolutionary
    Demon of Light's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Seen
    03-07-17 @ 12:25 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    5,095

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's not unthinkable for the government to lie and use scare tactics to excuse its growth in size and power.
    They don't even have to lie. All they have to do is generate a random list of potential terrorists and then enable them. Once the potential terrorist enters the territory of actually contemplating an attack the CIA swoops in and says "we averted an attack on America!" Then the echo chamber that is the establishment media gobbles it up and regurgitates it for us proles so that we understand we are much threatened by unseen forces that can only be stopped by further empowering our noble protectors.

    People saying the CIA is incompetent are only enabling such tactics. You may come to realize that the CIA is actually highly competent at getting things done once you stop presuming that their raison d'etre is protecting the average American citizen and promoting democracy. If you understand their purpose as suppressing opposition to the American establishment domestically and abroad then everything they do makes a great deal of sense.

    Explicitly letting the other underwear bomber, Umar Farouk, stay in the country knowing he was involved with Al-Qaeda and that his own father was warning them about his activities does make our intelligence agencies look incompetent if you think they cared about the lives of a hundred regular American citizens on a single airliner. On the other hand, if you allow that they mainly cared about justifying wars abroad and increasingly restrictive measures against the public, then it makes them look positively brilliant.
    "For what is Evil but Good-tortured by its own hunger and thirst?"
    - Khalil Gibran

  6. #26
    Slayer of the DP Newsbot
    danarhea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    39,763

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    BREAKING NEWS: It has been revealed that al-Qaeda has skid marks in their underwear. LOL.

    The guy al-Qaeda picked to do the bombing was a CIA double agent. LMAO.
    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

  7. #27
    Sage
    Arbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    07-12-16 @ 01:32 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    10,395
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    CIA thwarts

    I can only imagine the next big thing in searches. Knicker inspection.

    Theories?
    But, but, but, but, the current administration told us the war on terror was OVER.

    "nah i think the way cons want to turn this into a political issue is funny though" - Philly Boss

  8. #28
    Dungeon Master
    Hooter Babe

    DiAnna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern California
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    32,700
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    BREAKING NEWS: It has been revealed that al-Qaeda has skid marks in their underwear. LOL.

    The guy al-Qaeda picked to do the bombing was a CIA double agent. LMAO.
    The USA has been seriously lucky this past few years finding all the bombs those determined bastards have planted. Our luck has got to run out eventually, then everyone will be all "OMG WTF, this is all the government's fault!" ...And it won't matter which political party is in the Whitehouse when it happens.

  9. #29
    King of Videos
    dirtpoorchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    WA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,028

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Dude locked away in isolation forever, "But... But... I thought it was all just a training drill??... "
    I'm Finding it Harder to be a Gentleman, White Stripes ~ "You think I care about me and only me. When every girl needs help climbing up a tree."

  10. #30
    Guru

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    In a Blue State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    4,733

    Re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    BREAKING NEWS: It has been revealed that al-Qaeda has skid marks in their underwear. LOL.

    The guy al-Qaeda picked to do the bombing was a CIA double agent. LMAO.
    That part of the story is fantastic.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •