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Originally posted by cpr12r
Good story and it's not a pathetic attempt it's a good attempt and it's a good story and if you ever need a character i'm you man
Originally posted by IdiotSavant
Found this picture in the advertisement of a magazine. Claims to provide legitimate military weapons, not duds, and offers serial numbers for confirmation. Anyway to prove if its for real and where they would be coming from? There must be some sort of a reward if it turns out to be illegal, and we would probably make the news.
oringinally posted by Memoryshock
Oh yeah, throw the serial numbers at us, that'll help a lot. I'll just mytically guess what base they came from, commit a felony by hacking in to see if those weapons were issued from that base (if the records are computerized) and then we'll all know if you're serious or not. I hate to be mean but come on. Scan the advertisement from that magazine... that's a great start.
SSB Makes Domestic Weapons Bust (moved from ATSNN)
This story is still developing, but the Department of Defense says that at this very moment, private military contractors working under the SSB are raiding terrorist weapons caches. The DoD has not waited until morning for this story, but has alerted the media immediately saying that this the interception of an imminent terrorist attack is not run of the mill daily briefing news. The DoD is celebrating this as proof that Patriot Act II is serving its purposes "in a way that answers all controversy.."
AP Article: "A daring infiltration operation by the Pentagon's Strategic Services Branch has lead them to an undisclosed location in Southern California, where they say they have foiled a terrorist plot just hours from execution. With backup from private military contracters who had been assigned as a security detail at Marine Corps Air Station 29 Palms, SSB agents are reported to be in the process of clearing a terrorist arms cache where domestic enemy combatants were preparing for a strike. A source which asked not to be identified has confirmed the nature of the weapons cache, saying that US Military weapons were sold to terrorists by disgruntled veterans, angry that stoploss orders have prevented them from returning to civilian life.
DoD aides say that full details and statements from Secretary Rumsfeld will be given in a press conference later this morning, but that "It's important that people have the facts, especially on subjects like this where a false rumor or distorted news leak could create a panic if the truth isn't put out there. Contrary to what certain alarmist lawmakers might claim, this government and its intelligence services are committed to having a transparent and honest relationship with the people."
Analysis: Wow, I wonder what exactly happened? The article is pretty vague, but military weapons sold to terrorists by our own troops? Could it have just been an undercover op?
Posted by FredT
Sorry to be the badguy, but your link is dead and I couldn't find the story anywhere online. Thread moved.
Posted by MemoryShock
There is obviously something wrong with that news release, especially considering that it has come down. Look at the language in it. How many times does this nameless official refer to being "honest"? Anyone who pays attention knows that when a person starts a sentence with "To tell you the truth" it means they are lying.
On top of that, look at the references to false rumors and such, then the story just happens to disappear. Something went wrong. They realized at the last minute that there was an obvious hole in their propaganda or something and they scrapped it.
Last but not least, think about the timing. Why did Washington make a special release of this at 6AM EST when there was a regularly scheduled news briefing just an hour later, especially when they didn't have the details yet? This event was being inflated and glossed over. They wanted it already going on when people woke up to go to work so that we wouldn't have time to think about it too much when it first hit us.
This is standard format propaganda for the department of defense lately, I've been pointing out other stories with elements like this for months. This one is more chock-full of it than most though. Something must have gone WAY wrong.
I've got to get to work, I'll look into this more when I get off. I think I have an angle on the weapons they were confiscating.
Please read before emailing: Channel 3 would like to appologize for the confusion over a story which ran this morning. This mornings police raid on 7th street in Desert Hot Springs was not related to the leaked announcement of a terrorist plot being foiled in Southern California this morning. The story can be read here link.
SWAT Team Raids Drug House
At 3AM this morning, a Riverside County Sheriffs SWAT Team raided the home of James Franco, a drug dealer and suspect in several gang-related murders over the past year. Four gang members were killed, including Franco himself, and one surrendered. Corporal Sean Tellman, a military policeman from 29 Palms and decorated veteran of both the Iraqi Freedom campaign as well the ongoing war in Iran, was found in the house, heavily under the influence of meth-amphedamine. At least one person escaped the bust however. Sources inside the internal affairs division of Desert Hot Springs Police Department say that the bust was made possible when they found out that one of their own was crooked and in business with the drug dealers. They have identified this fugitive as officer Tom Connors, saying that he escaped the raid, broke into a neighboring house and murdered a family of three there to obtain a get away car; a 1996 Ford E-350 Van, black in color, license plate 6L0644. Police warn that neither this fugitive or the vehicle should be approached, but that if you see them you should call 911 immediately.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
Ok, MemoryShock and Awe time...