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Good point. These weren't suicide bombers. These guys were/are intent on getting away. Shamrock's reply to you on this is just silly - wearing masks to create terror when you have an AK in your hands? I think that would create enough terror on it's own. His argument also counters itself. He claims they have no reason to want to hide their identity yet they wear masks to terrorize? Really no logic all the way around.
originally posted by: Scaevola
a reply to: Shamrock6
4) why on earth would these dudes care if they were identified or not? If they're AQ, as a witness claims, why would they give a crap if they were identified?
Why were they wearing masks?
originally posted by: deadeyedick
a reply to: michaelbrux
Yea i think one group just may be looking at us as a meal and another group has knowledge that humans should not exist on this level of earth but has compassion for us. The rest are just power hungry.
originally posted by: OpenMindedRealist
Or is it more likely that the authorities were able to identify the shooters using secret (and probably illegal) surveillance technologies, so they made up this bit about finding IDs left behind?
We know the FBI was involved, so it is safe to assume the NSA was asked to help as well. My bet is the ID story was concocted to avoid revealing the surveillance tactics and technologies that actually led to the identification of the shooters.
originally posted by: lonesomerimbaud
originally posted by: LoneGunMan
a reply to: opethPA
The first thing on your checklist is leaving your ID at a secure location before going out to commit a crime. Whatever happened to critical thinking on ATS?
Like I just said they do not see themselves as criminals. They are proud to be named for what they have done. They want maximum publicity. They think they are freedom fighters for the Prophet.