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Athens Attack foiled?

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posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 07:59 AM
According to an article in Fox News by Brit Hume, the Chicago Tribune has received intellegence from Guantanamo bay detainees that have helped foil a plan for an attack at the Athens Olympics nex month. They said the intelligence was gathered though a series of interrogations.

Military and civilian interrogators say the information could help stop attacks elsewhere as well.

If this is true-it makes me wonder how many attacks they have stopped and why they don't tell us about the ones they have. This kind of information would certainly bolster the Bush administration and his election chances!

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 08:06 AM
they wont report such things because A) that would give away to other terrorists what we know about them and that isnt a good idea. the less they know about what we know the better off we are. keeps them guessing. far better for thewm to think we arent on to them and catch them than for them to know what we know about them only for them to then ditch their plans and go back to the drawing board.

B) they shouldnt and wont report such thigns to bolster his approval ratings, thats not what they're trying to do, they're trying to prevent more terrorism. and even if they did people would accuse bush of using this as a means to bolster his ratings.

damned if he does and damned if he doesnt.

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 09:22 AM

I think that PrankMonkey hit the nail on the head... TWICE with his response on why we do not publicize more of these intelligence victories... it would reveal far too much to the terrorists about what we know and how we are obtaining the intelligence. Any counter-intelligence that receive on our intelligence gathering methods could cause them to close some of the loops that are aiding us.

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 11:11 AM
I don't buy this story for three reasons:

1) The detainees at Gitmo have been held there for over 2 years. Any information would be seriously out of date and if just one of them were privy to an attack to take place in two-plus years the rest of the group would have changed its plans.

2) Under the pressure of physical or psychological torture a detainee would say ANYTHING to satisfy his torturers. That is why torture is not a reliable source of information.

3) The story is from FOX news!

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