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LA Times: Al Qaeda To Attack Major Cities and Remote Areas (excerpted)
LA Times via azcentral.com ^ | 12-23-03

Posted on 12/22/2003 10:14:28 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

Edited on 05/07/2004 5:22:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida operatives may be plotting several unrelated attacks in the United States, targeting not only major cities but also remote bulwarks of the “critical infrastructure” in an effort to cause mass casualties and major economic damage throughout the nation, U.S. officials said Monday.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; jihadinamerica; orangealert4; targets; threat
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1 posted on 12/22/2003 10:14:29 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
they will come either in the night or in the day. It will be either by land or by air or by sea.
2 posted on 12/22/2003 10:15:48 PM PST by GeronL (Saddam is out of the hole and into the quagmire!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
This is starting to sound even worse as time goes on here. Especially with the John Ashcroft thing and him being called back home early. Kinda like the govt. telling him not to fly commercial airliners a few weeks before 9-11 theory.
3 posted on 12/22/2003 10:15:51 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour In May 2004...Be There)
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To: My Favorite Headache
This is my theory. Nothing will happen but terrorists are simply taking notes on how we respond to chatters. Next time there is a terrorist attack, there will be no chatters.
4 posted on 12/22/2003 10:18:02 PM PST by FirstPrinciple
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To: GeronL
Can you link to the actual story, instead of to the Drudge Report?
5 posted on 12/22/2003 10:20:24 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66
From previous....Of course if anything does occur....We'll be blamed for starting it. The LLL battle cry: "It's what the Americans deserve".
6 posted on 12/22/2003 10:20:49 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: My Favorite Headache
That's one hell of an "excerpt"!

As far as I'm concerned, it'll be between me, you and the brick wall.

7 posted on 12/22/2003 10:21:11 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: My Favorite Headache
LA Times link:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-alert23dec23,1,568230.story?coll=la-home-headlines

LA Times article title:

U.S. Officials Fear Multiple a Host of Threats

"at least one series of coordinated, simultaneous strikes, like Sept. 11, as well as isolated plots of varying degrees of sophistication."

I think that would be a flurry of suicide bombings in malls, etc. and several spectacular larger attacks, including posssibly WMD.
8 posted on 12/22/2003 10:22:12 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: GeronL
I know the topic has been beaten to death on theories but I have yet to post my own. So what the hell...why not?

1. NFL Playoffs or Bowl games nationwide coast to coast. 4-7 in a cell enter stadium strapped with explosives. Up to 1,000 killed in each game. Countless others injured. Just imagine 4 stadiums on both coasts at the same time.

2. New Years Eve- NYC,California,Chicago all at the stroke of midnight...truck bombs,suicide bombers,commercial plane flown into time square.

3. Holiday Masses- Christmas Eve at midnight mass or Christmas Day. Happens in Pakistan all the time.

4. Shopping malls- Day after Christmas or Christmas Eve. Suicide bombers or truck bombs in all parts of the country.

5. The trained pilots story that was out tonight that are working for foreign airliners. Flying them into stadiums on national TV.

6. The worst fear of them all...dirty nukes going off at one of our ports on both coasts.

I really am not feeling a bio-attack like anthrax or anything like that. I am of the opinion it will be another stunning shocker to watch on live TV again.
9 posted on 12/22/2003 10:22:24 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour In May 2004...Be There)
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"Unlike past elevations of the terror threat level, the decision to raise the alert to orange this time was unanimous and decisive, because it was based on what senior Bush administration officials described as the most alarming, credible and specific information they had ever seen."

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This sounds ominous.
10 posted on 12/22/2003 10:23:13 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: hole_n_one
I know it is! But I didn't even paste half of it! lolol.It is a very very interesting article..I give the LA Slimes that much.
11 posted on 12/22/2003 10:23:52 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour In May 2004...Be There)
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To: BCrago66
ask the guy who posted it =o) or girl... or squirrel or yucky alien... that My Favorite Headache character.
12 posted on 12/22/2003 10:24:00 PM PST by GeronL (Saddam is out of the hole and into the quagmire!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Al Qaeda To Attack Major Cities and Remote Areas

I have a better one: U.S. To Attack Terrorist States ... with the caveat that none of them knows which one is first. Should be fun seeing them suck up to us. Let's get real, people: WE hold the cards.

13 posted on 12/22/2003 10:24:13 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: FirstPrinciple
This is my theory. Nothing will happen but terrorists are simply taking notes on how we respond to chatters

That's how I felt about about previous warnings-they were just testing the system

Something about this time feels different.

I hope I'm wrong

14 posted on 12/22/2003 10:25:03 PM PST by WackyKat
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To: BCrago66
See my post 8 for link.
15 posted on 12/22/2003 10:25:09 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: My Favorite Headache
I'm thinking this is an elaborate headfake, not without some effect, at very little or no cost to al Queda.

I'm skeptical they have the operational wherewithal to conduct multiple snych'd ops stateside, al Queda style. JMO.
16 posted on 12/22/2003 10:25:17 PM PST by witnesstothefall
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To: My Favorite Headache
You forgot the Lingerie Bowl...if they found another sponsor
17 posted on 12/22/2003 10:25:20 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Sidebar Moderator
Thanks! lol
18 posted on 12/22/2003 10:25:22 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour In May 2004...Be There)
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To: FairOpinion
Again...Why can't they crap on Hollywood? Jobs would be provided for actors afterwards doing the documentry.
19 posted on 12/22/2003 10:25:24 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
From previous....Of course if anything does occur....We'll be blamed for starting it. The LLL battle cry: "It's what the Americans deserve".

LLL?

20 posted on 12/22/2003 10:25:26 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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