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Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff Warns of Increased Summertime Al Qaeda Threat

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posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 07:22 PM
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Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff Warns of Increased Summertime Al Qaeda Threat


www.foxnews.com

WASHINGTON — U.S. counterterror officials are warning of an increased risk of an attack this summer, given Al Qaeda's apparent interest in summertime strikes and increased Al Qaeda training in the Afghan-Pakistani border region.

On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told the editorial board of The Chicago Tribune that he had a "gut feeling" about a new period of increased risk.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.guardian.co.uk
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posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 07:22 PM
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Ah summer..
Blue skies, swimming, lots of sunshine.. terrorist attacks..

Between this "gut feeling", that "secret document" describing
an al-Qaeda terror "spectacular", and the fact that a quarter
of the top jobs at DHS are empty (the ones that are filled are
political appointees), things don't bode well.

They've always said its not a matter of IF, but WHEN,
and I think they're tryin to tell us SOON.



www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 07:38 PM
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Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. Or On Its Way, According to New Intel

Hint hint, wink wink. We have company.
America prepare, this could get ugly.



posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 07:43 PM
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When I read this news report, the first thing that came to mind was the current low approval of the president, the fading support for the war in Iraq and a deteriorating situation even in the Green Zone with its daily mortar attacks.

In other words, I smell a need for scaring people into supporting the government.



posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 07:48 PM
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How can you sleep at night? The cell is probably in your neighbors basement. Be sure to set-up some surveillance and stock up on the acetaminophen.

So there are known training camps for al qaeda along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan? Sure is fun just watching 'em.

And yes, summertime is the prefered time for terroristic attacks. Nothing like going out with a glass of lemonade in hand.



posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 07:56 PM
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The new US slogan:

Got Nukes.......


Buh Bye NYC or DC...

Altho i think Pittsburgh or some other crap town...



posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 08:38 PM
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Funny... they said the exact same thing last summer. Nothing but scaremongering bs. How many times are these guys going to cry wolf? I have heard this rhetoric over and over again.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 07:40 AM
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Originally posted by aecreate
Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. Or On Its Way, According to New Intel

Hint hint, wink wink. We have company.
America prepare, this could get ugly.


Yeah I just saw this headline this morning, "Al-Qeada in the U.S. or ON ITS WAY"


If they 'KNOW' they are here or 'on their way', why dont we just round them up or stop them before they get here?
Seriously, this is ludicrous.

I bet its nukes this time guys



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 07:51 AM
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That "gut feeling" Chertoff had was probably indigestion from sucking the blood of off new born babies.

Keep your ears open, someone is going to let the cat out of the bag, and he's going to be packing explosives!


[edit on 11-7-2007 by newguyhere2]



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 08:02 AM
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That statement fall into the same bucket-of-water as the gut feeling that:

-> there's a major drug smuggling delivery expected this summer

-> there's an anticipated increase of ATM & Bank robberies this summer

-> etc etc

DuH !!



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 08:04 AM
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Yet another summer of Fear...


Bush Administration Prays For More Dead Americans

'Officials worry of summer terror attack' reads an Associated Press headline today as Americans are served up their weekly dose of bellicose fearmongering.

But officials don't worry about another attack, they crave one - to save a doomed foreign policy and bolster approval ratings that have now slumped to an all time low.

This is not the conclusion of paranoid tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists, but a viewpoint held by major University foreign policy analysts like Lt.-Col. Doug Delaney, chair of the war studies program at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, who recently told the Toronto Star that "The key to bolstering Western resolve is another terrorist attack like 9/11 or the London transit bombings of two years ago."

It was also explicitly expressed in a 2005 GOP memo, which yearned for new attacks that would "validate" the President's war on terror and "restore his image as a leader of the American people."

As we can see, Bush administration is strong only when terror attacks Happen - and I also think, they are the only ones who want them to happen. American people do not want that. People of Middle East do not want that. People of Europe do not want that. Therefore U.S. government is using Al-Qaeda to further its agenda while praying for more dead Americans at home to reinvigorate popular support behind policies that are detested by the majority of the American people.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 08:22 AM
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I always wondered what colors were on a False Flag. Still not sure but I'm quite confident they're fluorescent. Here's an interesting thought on this whole situation:



By this logic, if terrorist attacks only boost the geopolitical agenda of Western governments then how is it in their interest to prevent them, and of what benefit are they to the actual terrorists - unless the terrorists occupy positions of power?

Delaney's comments are in a similar vein to former Republican Senator Rick Santorum's statements to a radio show this past weekend, in which he said that "unfortunate events" would occur along the lines of the recent car bomb attempts in the UK, that will change American's views of the war.

Last month, the new chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party Dennis Milligan said that there needed to be more attacks on American soil for President Bush to regain popular approval.


Our economy isn't going to be able to take much more of this upheaval. Things have got to stabilize relatively quickly or we could have a very serious situation on our hands.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 08:42 AM
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I logged on to post this!!

I'm baffled that we're now OPERATING on "Gut" feelings, and not on

INTELLIGENCE. I guess they dont want to say the "I" word
for fear that it may bite them in the ars.

Anyway- Put on your hard hats and get your water supply! They're coming to get us!

How many trust others "gut"????????????


I wasnt aware that Michael had a gut.
Wasnt that removed from him? The man is a pile of bones!!


Anyway, go about your life, enjoy yourselves, be sure to travel and dont worry, the government is looking out for us!


[edit on 11-7-2007 by dgtempe]



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 10:03 AM
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I find it truly frightening that the head of homeland security would go on record as basing his fear of a possible attack on a hunch. When you have a hunch, you keep it to yourself and you act on it. You don't tell the press about it.

Between his refusal to accept the fact that NYC is at a higher risk for an attack and, therefore, is deserving of proportionately more anti-terror money than, say, North Dakota, and his using hunches to manage his tasks shows how useless this man is.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 10:14 AM
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Well they say the amount of "chatter" is up to the level just before 9/11, but they have no specific threat information so they aren't raising the threat level. Is it fear-mongering or based on a real increased threat? Who knows, but I'm sure there are those out there who certainly want to do something, whether they have the ability to or not.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 10:35 AM
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IF (and i hope it doesn't) something big happens in the u.s. soon, can any americans in this thread tell us..

a) who they feel will be behind it
b) what will they personally do in response



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 12:14 PM
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Justy,

Itpains me to say this, but most people will think it was mastermnded by the government at a time when the "Impeach
Bush" talk is greater than ever. What better "remedy" than to do a repeat of 9/11 or greater to subdue the masses?
I see a real fix here. I also see a major problem. Americans arent stupid and i fear what will happen in the streets will be a real problem.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 01:09 PM
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This bit of news (thanks to loam) was in the
"Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. Or On Its Way, According to New Intel" thread:


Red Alert: Has Santorum Let the Cat Out of the Bag?

“In an alarming display of fearmongering, former Republican Senator Rick Santorum has suggested that a series of ‘unfortunate events,’ namely terrorist attacks, will occur within the next year and change American citizen's perception of the war.

“Santorum went on to clearly imply that terror attacks will occur inside America which will alter the body politic and lead to a reversal of the anti-war sentiment now dominating the country.”


Santorum's implications have me seriously irked. His comments come
off as extremely malicious, and ill-willed. It's like he just can't wait to
get back at the American public for his failed re-election. I think he
truly wants us to feel sorry.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 01:35 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Justy,

Itpains me to say this, but most people will think it was mastermnded by the government at a time when the "Impeach
Bush" talk is greater than ever. What better "remedy" than to do a repeat of 9/11 or greater to subdue the masses?
I see a real fix here. I also see a major problem. Americans arent stupid and i fear what will happen in the streets will be a real problem.


I agree that if something were to happen on U.S. soil now, most of the U.S. population would think Bush was behind it. I would suspect that a fair amount of the world would also believe it. Just look back to the 5 year anniversary of 9/11 when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez publicly suggested the Bush administration planned out and executed the 9/11 attacks.

I am not sure the American people would do much of anything. I honestly think at the most you would have more talk. People would step up and make their claims, IF they were allowed to do it. Let's not forget that if another attack were to happen on U.S. soil, then Bush would have the right to declare martial law, suspend elections, and basically become an official dictator overnight, as of now he is more of a closet dictator. [sarcasm] What a happy day it will be when Bush can come out of the closet! [/sarcasm]

I really think this is more fear mongering. That being said, I do believe before the next elections we will have another attack and Bush/Cheney will come out of the closet.

edited: to add video

[edit on 11-7-2007 by section8citizen]



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 01:43 PM
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I don't think there is any need for a 'spectacular' terrorist event to renew the US public's faith in the war on terror.

A few small simaltaneous attacks (backpack bombs) in a major city will do, especially if followed up by a repeat attack a week later or so.

What amazes me is that something like this has not already happened on US soil since 9/11.



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