Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

October Surprise? NYT DEVELOPING EXCLUSIVE FRONT PAGE STORY ON TERRORISTS AND EXPLOSIVES
DrudgeReport ^ | 10/24/2004 | Drudge

Posted on 10/24/2004 5:55:31 PM PDT by spacejunkie

NYT DEVELOPING EXCLUSIVE FRONT PAGE STORY ON TERRORISTS AND EXPLOSIVES. EDITOR HAS SET LEAD POSITION FOR STORY, NEWSROOM SOURCES TELL DRUDGE... DEVELOPING...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alqaaqaa; explosives; looksbadforbush; napalminthemorning; surprise; theskyisfalling; trollbait; trollsgalore; whatnukes; wherespetronski; wot
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 651-662 next last

1 posted on 10/24/2004 5:55:31 PM PDT by spacejunkie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

Looks like this story

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/


2 posted on 10/24/2004 5:56:45 PM PDT by TheHube
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

what in the world does this mean? I cant understand it...


3 posted on 10/24/2004 5:56:57 PM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

So the nuclear quality high explosives story true? Ruh-roe raggy, I think Kerry is going to be sad very sad.


4 posted on 10/24/2004 5:57:08 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Actually i voted for John Kerry before I voted against him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

ping


5 posted on 10/24/2004 5:57:32 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Gun control is when you use both hands.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

I'll wait. Looks like Drudge's usual Sunday hype for his radio show.


6 posted on 10/24/2004 5:57:33 PM PDT by Semper Paratus (Michael)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ArmyBratCutie

>>>what in the world does this mean? I cant understand it...

It means Drudge is teasing his Radio Program...


7 posted on 10/24/2004 5:58:03 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (At CBS - "We don't just report news - we make it - up.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

later read


8 posted on 10/24/2004 5:58:41 PM PDT by Mo1 (This Sept 10th attitude is no way to protect our country)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

Hhhmmmmm...ok...will stay tuned.

Doesn't "it" seem as though we're all in suspended animation, somehow? Been waiting for the other shoe to drop for over a year...


9 posted on 10/24/2004 5:59:01 PM PDT by SE Mom (Republican for Red Sox!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ArmyBratCutie
what in the world does this mean?

Something else we won't even hear about tomorrow...I'd say that's about it.

10 posted on 10/24/2004 5:59:02 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Democrats: appear in September, leavin' November 3 - worse than a 1-night stand...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: aft_lizard

why kerry sad, looks like Bush bash to me. Much like the December memo. team kerry going to release this stuff for quite awhile over next few days.


11 posted on 10/24/2004 5:59:34 PM PDT by madison46 (Are there kerry Republicans or only Bush Democrats?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: aft_lizard

If it's in the times, it's going to hurt Bush. No way they'd do a front page story to hurt Kerry.


12 posted on 10/24/2004 5:59:36 PM PDT by hipaatwo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

Well, they have to come up with something. We were promised a "surprise" by the Dems and the month almost gone.


13 posted on 10/24/2004 5:59:45 PM PDT by CindyDawg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ErnBatavia

thanks pal!!
you always help me out :)


14 posted on 10/24/2004 5:59:57 PM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: TheHube

good grief!!...that sounds bad, not good for us


15 posted on 10/24/2004 6:01:02 PM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: hipaatwo

This is a hit piece on Bush. And we thought tomorrow's big story was going to be hurting Kerry.


16 posted on 10/24/2004 6:01:04 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Keith in Iowa

He better start talking or I'm turning off his radio show.


17 posted on 10/24/2004 6:01:08 PM PDT by hipaatwo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ArmyBratCutie

from the source quoted this looks like an old story that has been given legs....


18 posted on 10/24/2004 6:01:20 PM PDT by Gibtx (Pajamahadien call to arms.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie
After so much talk about October surprises, the biggest surprise may turn out to be no surprises. :-)
19 posted on 10/24/2004 6:01:29 PM PDT by Route66 (America's Mainstreet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aft_lizard

On the contrary, the NYT is going to use it as evidence of the Bush Administration's mishandling of the war.


20 posted on 10/24/2004 6:01:30 PM PDT by wjeanw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: wjeanw

it's about 350 tons of explosives looted from some arms dump in Iraq. It's going to blame the Administration for leaving it "unprotected" in the early days after the war.


21 posted on 10/24/2004 6:02:38 PM PDT by rocklobster11
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Well if something bad does happen, some people talking about an "October surprise" are going to have some explaining to do.


22 posted on 10/24/2004 6:02:45 PM PDT by CindyDawg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

Bad for Bush? Yeah, but considering what's been tossed against the wall in this election, this is chicken feed.


23 posted on 10/24/2004 6:02:59 PM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: madison46

i agree


24 posted on 10/24/2004 6:03:51 PM PDT by Taggart_D
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie
Storyline:

There is not now, nor has there ever, nor shall there ever be absent the re-selection by intimidation of black voters and by excessive litigation of George W. Bush the Failure to the Presidency for four more years, any connection between terrorists and explosives outside the fantastical imagination of certain certifiably idiotic and deranged right-wing conservatives ideologues, and any historical imagery to the contrary merely constitutes a cruel figment of the imagination of such said idiotic ideologues perpetuated on the American people through intimidation and fear and through media outlets dedicated to the hate-mongering that is the attitude of President Bush, according to unimpeachable intelligence sources used by the upstanding Presidential campaign of the distinguished junior Senator from the Great Commonwealth of Massachusetts, John F. Kerry, and any statement to the contrary effectively constitutes a highly illegal and most dangerous form of defamation of the such said Senator and all people of good will, for it is now hereby certified and is so decreed, so help us Kerry!
25 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:02 PM PDT by dufekin (President Kerry would have our enemies partying like it's 1969, when Kerry first committed treason.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CindyDawg

pretty clear. In the early days, they stole this stuff and we didn't want it out. And they are blowing things up with it. Does this stuff count as WMD?


26 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:15 PM PDT by cajungirl (Kerry:Bad for Geese, Bad for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: wjeanw

This is such a hatchet job against Bush. Just like the Casper Weinberger non-story that was drudged up in the days before the '92 election, this is is old news that is being trumpeted as front page just to harm Bush. Despicable.


27 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:26 PM PDT by Azzurri
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: rocklobster11

You mean from the WMD the Times said weren't there?


28 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:36 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

Mmmm.... So someone looted explosives along with a lot of weapons in the mayhem that followed the fall of Saddams regime. Isn't this old news? If this was about someone looting WMD's it would be more interesting.


29 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:41 PM PDT by Trippin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: madison46

Bush bashing? So nuclear grade explosives hurts Bush? Dont see it.


30 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:43 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Actually i voted for John Kerry before I voted against him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: TheHube

I posted this a little while ago and the thread was pulled. I don't know why.


31 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:43 PM PDT by tazannie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

This is like the foot on the throat comment that Drudge was breathlessly humping the other day thay died in like 2 seconds


32 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:45 PM PDT by skaterboy (Thanks for being there Lammykins...Just need to be alone)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

It's the NYT's Director of Circulation calling Drudge in order to sell Monday's newspaper.


33 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:50 PM PDT by leadpenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

NYT's?

Eh. Let 'em give it their best. :-D


34 posted on 10/24/2004 6:04:55 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: July 4th

Yes, this is bad for Bush. This combined with the newly found "prison abuse diary" will take away some precious votes.


35 posted on 10/24/2004 6:05:10 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Azzurri

You mean from the WMDs the Times said weren't there?


36 posted on 10/24/2004 6:05:21 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom
Doesn't "it" seem as though we're all in suspended animation, somehow? Been waiting for the other shoe to drop for over a year...

I couldn't have said it better myself, that is exactly how I feel. I am always pessimistic whenever NYT does any story, they hate Bush. Sigh, I will try and get some sleep and not listen to Drudge. Whenever I listen to him I am up until 2 am.

37 posted on 10/24/2004 6:05:30 PM PDT by MissyMa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: wjeanw

"On the contrary, the NYT is going to use it as evidence of the Bush Administration's mishandling of the war."

I'm afraid you're correct on this one. They will spin it to bash GW.

This is NOT the Monday morning Kerry story. The blogs are now saying that it will run on page one of the WAPO. If it's there, however, I can't imagine it hurting Kerry...unless the WAPO staff have lost their kneepads.

-Toonces


38 posted on 10/24/2004 6:05:33 PM PDT by Toonces T. Cat (The Token Republican in Deep South Texas...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: tirednvirginia

Folks, the sky is not falling. We should step back before we believe that we are doomed by some story in the NYT.


39 posted on 10/24/2004 6:05:42 PM PDT by Doctorlawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

Its about 8:00, Sunday night, breaking news developing...must be almost time for Drudge.


40 posted on 10/24/2004 6:05:42 PM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hipaatwo
"If it's in the times, it's going to hurt Bush. No way they'd do a front page story to hurt Kerry."

If it is from the Talking Points Memo, the author quotes the following from Chris Nelson (and yes, "Al Qa Qaa" is what is found on the website).

"Despite pressure from DOD to keep it quiet, the IAEA and the Iraqi Interim Government this month officially reported that 350-tons of dual-use, very high explosives were looted from a previously secure site in the early days of the US occupation in 2003.

Administration officials privately admit this material is likely a primary source of the lethal car bomb attacks which cause so many US and Iraqi casualties. In the first presidential candidate debate, on foreign policy, Democratic nominee John Kerry charged that captured munitions and weapons were being turned against Coalition Forces, with US troops suffering 90% of the casualties. But the specifics of the losses from the Al Qa Qaa bunker and building complex, only now being reported, were apparently unknown outside of DOD and the US occupation authorities.

The Bush Administration barred the IAEA from any participation in the Iraq invasion and occupation process, and blocked IAEA requests to help in the search for WMD and other dangerous materials.

41 posted on 10/24/2004 6:05:43 PM PDT by scott7278 (The Global Test: John Kerry for a World Fraternity)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: rocklobster11

Kerry kept trying to beat this drum during the debate. It is not new news so I think they are going to have to hit it hard and have some new hook to make it stick.


42 posted on 10/24/2004 6:06:09 PM PDT by Route66 (America's Mainstreet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: wjeanw

This story has been out for a while; the stuff was evidently professionally removed, probably by us, and I think the UN has been trying to force the US to admit that we were the ones who removed it. Claiming that terrorists have it and are running wild with it is a way of putting pressure on us, I believe, something that the Times would be very happy to have a hand in.


43 posted on 10/24/2004 6:06:10 PM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: tirednvirginia

I think not.

Non-story... Drudge hyping his radio show to get listeners.


44 posted on 10/24/2004 6:06:29 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Libertina

And here is why. Remember I love you. :-)


45 posted on 10/24/2004 6:06:30 PM PDT by MarMema (Sharon is my hero)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheHube

No, I don't think so. Besides, only the NYT could hold the Bush administration responible for not securing munitions that the UN inspectors said were not there.


46 posted on 10/24/2004 6:06:48 PM PDT by Eva
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rocklobster11

Exactly. Furthermore, this will be given as the reason why 1,000 US soldiers have been killed - It will be trumped high and low as proof positive of why America needs a new Commander -in-Chief.


47 posted on 10/24/2004 6:07:03 PM PDT by wjeanw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: tazannie

Because you didn't give us any meat. You had a link with a question as a title. Ya gotta give us more than that.


48 posted on 10/24/2004 6:07:07 PM PDT by leadpenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: tazannie

"I posted this a little while ago and the thread was pulled. I don't know why."

Not sure either, but Josh Marshall is almost never right about anything and is pretty much, IMHO, a left-wing loon.

-Toonces


49 posted on 10/24/2004 6:07:19 PM PDT by Toonces T. Cat (The Token Republican in Deep South Texas...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie

could we all please stop asking "october surprise?" about every little story that fails to materialize?


50 posted on 10/24/2004 6:07:35 PM PDT by isom35
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 651-662 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson