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

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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 01:56 PM
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Echoing Masqua's comments, yes the time is ripe is it not, the budget deficeit, the WOT costing billions, Bush and co about as popular as cancer and probally another dozen reasons for murder and mayhem to be committed. Now I know what they were doing with those inmates down in Gitmo, mind controlled terrorists anyone?

And as the real perps behind the terrorist attacks in the US have been slowly turning up the kill rate then one would expect something far greater than 9/11, you always have to up the stakes dont you.




posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 02:09 PM
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More on Chertoff's "gut feeling"...

Homeland security chair responds to Chertoff's 'gut'

Following yesterday's statement by Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff's that his remarks on the increased risk of terrorism this summer were based "on a gut feeling," the Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson has sent a letter to Chertoff demanding an explanation, "what color code in the Homeland Security Advisory System is associated with a 'gut feeling?' What sectors should be on alert as a result of your “gut feeling?”


Bennie Thompson sounds pretty pissed, and rightfully so.
If Chertoff knows something, spit it out! Why so vague?

The New Threat 'Feeling' Level
1 - Hunch
2 - Sneaking Suspicion
3 - Creepy feeling
4 - Gut Feeling
5 - Anxious Anticipation


Thompson continues by asking Chertoff to further explain what measures the country should take based on his instincts, "What cities should be asking their law enforcement to work double shifts because of your “gut feeling?” Are the American people supposed to purchase duct tape and plastic sheeting because of your 'gut feeling?'"


Yes, please tell us, who should be preparing? What kind of preparations?



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 02:29 PM
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It has been proven time and time again that history repeats itself. The speed that this Administration's "Train of fearmongering" is barreling down the tracks... it would be no surprise to me that these things would happen.

The current administration knows what and where it will happen. They've known any other time in the past. We just don't know when. After all, the element of surprise is the best way to defeat your enemy... and by what the polls show, Bush and our Congress, aren't ranking very well with the American populous.

The Department of Homeland Stupidity won't be any better at preventing something from happening, as of course, they know what and where.

I can't remember for the life of me, but there's a user here on ATS that has the custom profile picture of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfield laughing together... in front of the WTC with the caption... "Jet Fuel... That was a Good One!"






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


Why is that so amazing? The real threat comes from those behind the scene pulling the strings. Not from a country across the ocean that's pissed beyond all belief at a Commander in Chief that "made it clear" ... "We're here to liberate you!"... And nothing has been accomplished besides kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people.



Keep it real.



Info

***The profile picture used to belong to ANOK... Thanks aecreate***

[edit on 7/11/2007 by Infoholic]



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 03:16 PM
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I can offer a quite simple solution to put this topic to rest, once and for all. Ready?

Heads = They Attack Us Now
Tails = They Attack Us Later

Your Toss.

In the meantime, I will go on living my life as normal. If / When something does occur, I will dust off my trusty Y2K stash, get some bottled water, lots of junk food, gas for the generator, a few batteries and tons of beer. And oh yes...duct tape and plastic sheeting. ;-)

I sure hope CNN stays on the air long enough to cover it so I can TIVO everything and come up with a new conspiracy theory shortly thereafter.

Please pass the pretzels and a beer. Cheers.

Regards....Kinda Kurious



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 03:43 PM
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The only reason I can think of as to why Chertoff said "gut" feeling is because he knows something is going to happen and can not reveal the pertinent information. They have been telling people to prepare for a long time. If they were perpetrating a hoax, why would they tell people to prepare? As the saying goes: "A word to the wise is sufficient".



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by Siren
The only reason I can think of as to why Chertoff said "gut" feeling is because he knows something is going to happen and can not reveal the pertinent information.



"Gut" just doesnt cut it with the American people. What are we, idiots? Is Chertoff psychic? Did he have a dream? Has he had a "vision"?
Better yet, is he also talking to God?
That is extremely unprofessional and are words that he should reconsider.
He should keep his yap shut and allow someone else to do the fearmongering if he's not able to. (In a professional way)-
He's out talking in front of the cameras because people do not beleive Cheney or Bush, so he's pushed out there to make a comment and it just didnt matter how he worded it. "Just go out there and scare them"



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious


Heads = They Attack Us Now
Tails = They Attack Us Later

Your Toss.



Truer words were never spoken. If we were smart and that includes me, we'd stop worrying about all bad things and tell them all to go to hell with their little schemes like "backpacks" "bags" "airlines turning around because of a threat" etc.

BS. Its all mind control and terror threats to get inside our heads and (bleep) with our brains.
And they (bleep) with our brains on a daily basis. When the attack comes, we will know where it came from. By then, we wont be free to chat here or to anyone else. Wait till the dictatorship takes hold of this country.

This is going to be one sorry nation.


So until we are not allowed outside and free, we should continue our lives and hope God intervenes somehow and changes things.
A great tribulation is better than a Bush on his best day.

Told ya so- told you so!!! You should have listened to us, LIBERALS when we told you we would be very very very sorry this jackass was elected/or allowed to steal the presidency.

What happens next remains to be seen.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 07:32 PM
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Can someone please explain to me how this pertains to George W Bush's constant drivel regarding making America a safer place since they've gone into Iraq?

Are these two people not putting out completely contradictory statements?

I thought the terrorists would only follow you (me speaking as a Canadian warrants the "you" - Americans) home if you left Iraq? Seems like it doesn't make one ounce of difference.

I feel sorry for you guys south of the border. At least the smart ones with some brains in your head.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 07:46 PM
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Acutally the media is becoming less stupid MSNBC was talking about Bush fearmongering us and Homeland security to put us into submission I heard about it on Tucker Carlson today, or it may have been Hardball.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe

Originally posted by kinda kurious

Heads = They Attack Us Now
Tails = They Attack Us Later

Your Toss.

Truer words were never spoken.


Wow! I am truly flattered! I have been quoted! And especially by someone who I consider quite knowledgable and who's opinion I generally agree with. Thanks dgtempe. Now, as I am looking gift horse in the mouth, could you possibly spare me some of your ATS points? I recently had to use 400 of my hard earned newbie points to buy more space for my new avatar. Seems I was one of the not-so-lucky ones who had problems with negative space values in the upload section.

Not too sure how all that works just yet...but working on it.

Just kidding. But thanks for the quote, Aw shucks.....I am blushing...my first quote!

Regards....kinda kurious

[edit on 11-7-2007 by kinda kurious] typos, grammar, etc

[edit on 11-7-2007 by kinda kurious]



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 08:03 PM
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No problem!


We reward smart people around here by quoting them.


Wait till you get an applause from the staff!!!
That's going to be the thrill of a lifetime.


No, you cant have my points. I'm saving them for my Hawaiian vacation.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 08:08 PM
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I feel the need to point this out again..
these guys are pissin' me off:

Santorum Suggests New Terror Attacks Will Change View Of War

Is Santorum expressing foreknowledge of some coming atrocity or is he merely using a tactic familiar to the leadership of his party - exploiting the fear of terror for the purposes of political rhetoric?

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.

"At the end of the day, I believe fully the president is doing the right thing, and I think all we need is some attacks on American soil like we had on [Sept. 11, 2001],"
Milligan told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "And the naysayers will come around very quickly to appreciate not only the commitment for President Bush, but the sacrifice that has been made by men and women to protect this country," he concluded.


This is beyond disturbing, who do these guys think they are??
They make me want to act irrationally.

What do ya'll think?



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 08:15 PM
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That's correct. All that is needed is another attack and we will coward and who knows, maybe some will go back to the 9/11 mode and rally behind the president once more.

It worked before, and it will work again.

So, having said this, WHO do you think will be behind the next "spectacular" attack?????


I'm not a member of the Mensa society but i know.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
I can offer a quite simple solution to put this topic to rest, once and for all. Ready?

Heads = They Attack Us Now
Tails = They Attack Us Later

Your Toss.

In the meantime, I will go on living my life as normal. If / When something does occur, I will dust off my trusty Y2K stash, get some bottled water, lots of junk food, gas for the generator, a few batteries and tons of beer. And oh yes...duct tape and plastic sheeting. ;-)

I sure hope CNN stays on the air long enough to cover it so I can TIVO everything and come up with a new conspiracy theory shortly thereafter.

Please pass the pretzels and a beer. Cheers.

Regards....Kinda Kurious




lol. i certainly hear you there. however, what all of you people who would take a hard core terrorist organization like al qaeda lightly need to learn is, september 11 was planned for at least three to five years before it actually happened. but guess what? SURPRISE,SURPRISE!!! on an ordinary, sunny old day, two jet airliners crashed into, and destroyed the world trade center. these people do not just go out there and put bombs next to buildings every single day. september 11 happened when we were TOTALLY unaware, and the next attack will also. and yes, these people have already performed a devastating attack on our own soil.this should demonstrate that they are willing to again,and on an even greater scale. so,be prepared, stop blaming everyone else EXCEPT THE REAL PERPETRATORS, and get a clue,folks.

p.s., kindacurious: don't forget plenty of whiskey...

[edit on 11-7-2007 by ka47]



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 09:38 PM
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This is the typical propoganda machine working behind the scenes. Without any intel from the CIA or his own Home Land Security Agency, Mr Chertof has a "VISION" that there is an Al Qaeda Cell IN the US OR is on the way.

If your soooooo sure than why cant you say "There is a Al Qaeda cell in the US" or "There is one on the way"???

This is PURE Propoganda, nothing more, nothing less. The CHATTER crap is just that as well, crap. I cant stand the guessing game that this Admin loves to play with the American people.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 11:18 PM
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When I first heard this story today I thought, "Why in the heck is he
warning us to stay alert this Summer when Summer is nearing the
halfway point already!?!" Once again, it seems that Homeland
Security is moving like molasses, just like it did in New Orleans.

On a more sobering note however, more Americans will die each
year due to domestic violence, bad drivers, etc., than because of
any random terrorist attack on our soil. (Unless it's something far
larger than the Sept 11th tragedy.)

I side with the Presidential candidate who said last month that we
need to promise destruction of the things that Mideast terrorists
hold most dear, proportionate to the criminal act they commit here.
That makes a ton of sense as a deterrent. Terrorists love their
families and their sacred holy places. Both should be fair game
as retaliation targets. Let them know in advance what will happen
nice and clear if they target Americans here or abroad.



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