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TA-THREATS: White house fears attacks leading up to the election

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posted on May, 19 2004 @ 04:11 AM
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There are rumors in the white house that there will be attacks leading up to the elections and they say there are possible two worse case scenarios.
 


From the White House, a nightmare scenario
"White House officials say they've got a "working premise" about terrorism and the presidential election: It's going to happen. "We assume," says a top administration official, "an attack will happen leading up to the election." And, he added, "it will happen here." There are two worst-case scenarios, the official says. The first posits an attack on Washington, possibly the Capitol, which was believed to be the target of the 9/11 jet that crashed in Pennsylvania. Theory 2: smaller but more frequent attacks in Washington and other major cities leading up to the election.

"I can tell you one thing," adds the official sternly, "we won't be like Spain," which tossed its government days after the Madrid train bombings.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


We have more than probably averted at least some terrorist attacks because of the war on terror. But Islamic terrorists will continue to try no matter what, and its more a matter of when another terrorist act will happen in U.S soil. Lets just hope it never happens and those responsible for future terrorist acts in the U.S are caught.

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posted on May, 19 2004 @ 07:49 AM
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This is quite a story, amazing not more of the press has chosen to run with it in a big way. It is very 'sensationalist' of the gov official quoted, but you're simply not allowed to make quotes like that public unless there is, or has been, a specific threat.

B



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 07:52 AM
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"I can tell you one thing," adds the official sternly, "we won't be like Spain," which tossed its government days after the Madrid train bombings.


Ummm how does this official know this?

How can you "add... sternly"?

What if we are attacked 2 days prior to election and we vote n someone other than Bush, wouldn't that be tossing our government like Spain did?

Don't get me wrong I am a Bush supporter and plan on voting for him over Kerry (Lurch) but those are some asinine comments.



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 08:25 AM
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I think the reason more of the press hasn't run with this is because it's about as obvious as you can get. With what's happened in Spain and all of the threats and chatter from terrorists, I would be shocked if something didn't happen in the US. Contrary to Spain however, I believe thatit wouldn't have a significant outcome on the election.



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 08:37 AM
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most of the general population has already come to the conclusion that a terrorist attack is more likely to happen on American soil in the days and months leading up to the election. The White House is just stating the obvious.



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 08:37 AM
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just bear in mind that a suicidal attacker will not care for any radiationleaks,hygienic norms nor nuke protection laws...
the mayor goal of the nuke messenger will be to DETONATE the device at all means...
and if they play it real dirty than the device is booby trapped too so even when security captures the terrorist the device will go off.

[Edited on 19-5-2004 by NOGODSINTHEUNIVERSE]



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by ab2tw
"I can tell you one thing," adds the official sternly, "we won't be like Spain," which tossed its government days after the Madrid train bombings.


Ummm how does this official know this?


Perhaps he meant that the government would declare martial law and reschedule and/or cancel the elections?

Sorry, just throwing that out there for the conspiracy theorists...



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 10:07 AM
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Perhaps he meant that the government would declare martial law and reschedule and/or cancel the elections?


i really will not be shocked if the elections are delayed. Think back to how most americans felt after 9/11. I know plenty of people who refused to leave their homes because they were afraid.

a 2nd attack near the election could simply scare enough people into NOT going out to vote... thus possibly handing bush the election...

scary stuff man...



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 10:13 AM
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Martial law? Not a chance unless 1) we're invaded by aliens, 2) a huge asteroid impact, or 3) a Russian and/or Chinese nuclear attack! Of the three what's most likely? I'd go with the asteroid impact.



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 10:17 AM
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You know, I've been thinking about why terrorists have not been more persistant in the US. It is possible that we have foiled some attempts here and the gov't keeps it quiet. You would think that consistant suicide attacks (or the like) would completely demolish our economy. I understand that terrorists may care more about mass casualties, but imagine the devastation of smaller repeated attacks. Plus, it would be harder for them to be caught because it would not take as much planning. It almost seems too easy to pull off in DC/NYC. Just a thought.



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 10:26 AM
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the USA could "clean up" the country this way:

every USAcitizen must obtain a new digital i.d. card
with picture,fingerprints,irisscan and personal data on it.
this card functions as personal i.d. card,
drivers licence,social security,medical info,bankcard,...

-all know muslimfundamentalists/troublemakers refused such a new card = kicked out of the USA.

-all illegal aliens also refused the new card = kicked out of the USA


all police and controlbodies should have portable terminals at any time with them and able to ask all citizens for the card to show and make routine check.

it is obvious that any criminal data from the past will be also in the data on the card !
so the police will get immediatly the info if any danger can arise of the citizen they are controlling.

anyway with a little effort to bring this card to the citizen
the USA can score high in the rate of cleaning up the trash and making life more secure inside the country.

[Edited on 19-5-2004 by NOGODSINTHEUNIVERSE]



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 07:06 PM
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Posted by: benjj
On: Wed May, 19 2004 @ 01:49 GMT
This is quite a story, amazing not more of the press has chosen to run with it in a big way. It is very 'sensationalist' of the gov official quoted, but you're simply not allowed to make quotes like that public unless there is, or has been, a specific threat.


Poster benjj ponders a question of news report selection by the media and also implies that the report of an unnamed government official of a possible terrorist attack is somehow important. B continues by pronouncing “but you're simply not allowed to make quotes like that public unless there is, or has been, a specific threat”………

I’m always amazed, even after years of posting to such venues as this, at the poor reading and critical thinking skills of most Americans. The subject material was reported in a column called “WASHINGTON WHISPERS” in US NEWS&WR and as presented is nothing better then rumor.

As we know, NEWS is defined as “Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by newspapers, periodicals, radio, or television.” So for the media were to make a big deal of this “report” congers up the memories of Henny Penny and Chicken Little.

If one takes the time to read the “Whispers” report the news is of “the administration has been holding secret antiterrorism drills to make sure top officials know what to do” in the event of a terrorist attack.

I think if they were not holding preparation drills THAT would be the Big Story.

B’s final statement, “but you're simply not allowed to make quotes like that public unless there is, or has been, a specific threat”……… is a fine example of circular reasoning………need I say more?

One must read carefully and critically all material presented in the media to find the full meaning of the reports…………..But if most took the time to read and then think there would be few who would have much of anything to say………….and gee that would not be fun. Would it?



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by FiberOptik

Perhaps he meant that the government would declare martial law and reschedule and/or cancel the elections?

Sorry, just throwing that out there for the conspiracy theorists...


Thats funny, thats just what I said would be part of the scenario if there would be another attack(most propably an attack like 9/11 wich at this point in time Im 80% sure wasn't just a terrorist attack)



posted on May, 22 2004 @ 11:44 PM
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An attack on US soil is an inevitable. The question would be more of when. Do the instigators of the attacks choose to attack on symbolic days i.e. Fourth of July, or do they choose to attempt political influence with an attack fairly close to the elections. Of course theres the third option, which to me is the smart one if they want to get away with it, and thats to pull some random day out of a hat with no value or symbolism for anyone involved and just attack for attacks sake. No matter what, theres nothing I can do about it, other than make sure I am personally as prepared as I can be, therefore any thought I give to the when and hows of another attack is purely for the sake of speculation.



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 05:29 AM
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just figure out how expensive the whole situation can grow and what poor results in security it will give.

it is impossible to put a guard upon every islam native living in the USA !!

you can not guard all big commercial installations in the USA too !

the lower tech the terrorists go... the less security results will be.

the terrorists are aiming now also on the fact that in the USA there is an existing dividing between islam and no-islam people...so they hope to fire up activities that make that there comes a war too INSIDE the USA...

and this will open "pandoras box" for uncle sam



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 07:31 AM
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In my opinion the whitehouse has lost all credibility with these warnings. They are themselves committing acts of terrorism by constantly trying to keep the people in fear by issuing warnings that have no merritt. Like the recent warning about suicide bombers that may be wearing bulky jackets, etc. They felt it necessary to keep the public in fear even though as they admit the warnings were issued without any specific reasons.



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 10:37 PM
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Indy....if the government doesn't give a warning due to perhaps rumors from terrorist' websites or whatever else and it happens what do you think will happen?

There will be another government/administration bashing about "another 9/11 we knew about but the government kept secret.....Perhaps if they would have told us about it, it could have been prevented..."

If there is a possibility of a hurricane forming close to your town, even if there is a chace that it will not form but there is a 50/50 chance, would you rather not be told? Would that be trying to scare people or getting them ready in whatever way they see necessary just in case it does happen?


[Edited on 23-5-2004 by Muaddib]



posted on May, 24 2004 @ 06:34 AM
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rightnow the biggest danger comes from within the USA itself because the enemy is within the USA !
just imagine this scenario that they have a USAF pilot converted to islam and this pilot takes off on a "trainingsflight" with a fully loaded bombbay of nuke weapons...and drops them on different big USA cities
btw something weird happened not so long ago...did the USAF ever mentioned what the type of 4 bombs was that are
missing since an A-10 thunderbolt left a formationflight and flew away in the blue yonder.
only days later they found the spot where the aircraft impacted in a mountainside... but found no trace of either pilot or 4 bombs !

bin laden and other of the scum had been around in EUROPA and USA
and know bloody good how to manipulate the media but also how to play foul on politics !!

in the dirty game of politics now going on inside the USA i ask myself the question: if they are feeling so un-american and do everything to
have the USA show up as the bad guys...who is keeping them from picking up their belongings and move to arabia ??
let them go in politics overthere so they can complain that the donkeys do too much kaka in the streets and the palmtrees are not having the green colour they want it to have...

[Edited on 24-5-2004 by NOGODSINTHEUNIVERSE]



posted on May, 24 2004 @ 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by negativenihil
a 2nd attack near the election could simply scare enough people into NOT going out to vote... thus possibly handing bush the election...

scary stuff man...



....that or enough people could get so pissed off that they take to the streets and vote the son of a bitch out on his ass like the Spaniards did their president.



posted on May, 24 2004 @ 06:01 PM
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I could go for that...............but am not sure how it would turn out if occurs. I also seem to sense the shock of a the loss of life of 9/11 is wearing off becuase we find it so easy to ponder and muse such an event in the abstract.

I find that troubling. All too often we take for granted life and the value of a human life. When you think of a 'terrorist' attack see it from the point of view of one who has just lost your most loved in the attack.

I say this as an observation and suggestion - not a criticism. Something for all of us to consider because the attack will occur and someone here very well may lose someone.




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