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FBI Warns of Suspicious Inaugural Activity

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posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 06:45 PM
Picture snapping, taking detailed notes, threatening letters from Kenyan nationals, arms dealers wanting to attend the inauguration. What's next?

WASHINGTON — The federal government is receiving reports of "suspicious activity" around buildings where presidential inaugural (search) events and a parade are scheduled to occur Jan. 20 in Washington, FOX News learned Friday.
Some of the threat reporting is coming to U.S. officials from overseas, according to the FBI bulletin.
No solid leads as of yet, at least none being released. It's no wonder this event will be one of the most heavily guarded events in history.

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 07:26 PM
.............. imagine that - people taking photographs (points of interest), taking notes (probably writing directions) - tourists in our nation's capitol....... boy I bet that's never happened before. I guess that'll be their excuse for closing the parade route to protesters under the guise of terrorism. They'll also raise the color code by Tuesday just to make it look legit.

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 07:32 PM
The paranoid will be paranoid.

The nation's 55th presidential inauguration, the first to be held since 9/11, will take place this month under perhaps the heaviest security of any in U.S. history.

Dozens of federal and local law enforcement agencies and military commands are planning what they describe as the heaviest possible security. Virtually everyone who gets within eyesight of the president either during the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol or the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue later in the day will first go through a metal detector or receive a body pat-down.

Other instructions given performers include a warning NOT TO LOOK DIRECTLY at Bush while passing the presidential reviewing stand, not to look to either side and not to make any sudden movements.

"They want you to just look straight ahead," said Danielle Adam, co-director of the Mid American Pompon All Star Team from Michigan, which also performed in the 2001 inaugural parade.

I thought this paranoid blurb would go nicely here too.

I DARE you to look at Bush.

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 08:04 PM
I don't think anyone around here needs to be told that Bush is hated by a fair number of people, and a good many of them have serious money.

I'm sure the Secret Service knows the same thing, and decided to err on the side of caution.

I don't think it's paranoid, but I do think it would be a prime target, and make us seem indefensible if they attacked us when we have a beautify command center with all the best info and streaming media on demand.

It's almost too tempting for those who want to make us look bad.

posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 05:15 AM
Past a point the more they secure it the more it becomes a target.

The more rules they try to enforce the more people will inherintly want to test them.

I think its one hell of a target at the moment, but also one hard target to hit.

Even if nothing extremely violent happens (I.E. explosions, shootings) I dont think this will be peaceful. There are way to many protestors planning on showing up and way to many security forces that may well be there and be bored.

Bored security forces can equal edgy over zealous security forces. Protestors and itchy cops dont mix very well.

I for one will be sitting at home for this one.

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