Skip to comments.FBI warns of terror threat at sporting events
Posted on 03/10/2006 3:56:14 PM PST by nwctwx
(3/10/06) - With college basketball championships underway around the country, the FBI has warned stadium operators of a possible suicide bomb attack at sporting events.
In a directive issued today, obtained by ABC News, the FBI says a posting on an extremist message board "advocated suicide attacks against sporting events as a cost-effective means of killing thousands of Americans."
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security say they cannot confirm the credibility of the threat or whether the message is affiliated with al Qaeda.
The FBI says the Internet posting said the suicide attacks would be justified because the United States refused a truce offered by Osama bin Laden in his last videotaped statement, Jan. 19, 2006.
Posting Suggests Using American Suicide Bombers
According to the FBI bulletin, the author of the posting recommended using "three to five blond or black American Muslim suicide bombers." The FBI says the author suggested homemade explosives be hidden under their winter clothing.
The posting recommended, according to the FBI, that one suicide bomber detonate inside the stadium and the others detonate at exit gates as spectators were fleeing.
"The combined explosions would create a panic that would kill far more spectators than the bombing alone," the FBI quotes the message as saying.
The FBI says it is unaware of any specific or credible plans to attack any sporting event but notes that terrorist groups have mounted attacks against sporting events in the past.
The FBI recommends that sports leagues and stadium operators review and coordinate security practices and emergency response procedures "to address this potential threat."
I agree with you - and boy wasn't it buried fast. Sort of like the SUV driver just the other day. I am so sick and tired of being treated like a child.
Anybody that doesn't immediately appear sympathetic.
Yup. I've been expecting more of this and am suprised it hasn't happened yet.
Should we let the UAE buy sports stadiums?
"If only one plane had been involved on 9/11, it would have been sold as an unfortunate accident."
Similar to the one that exploded off of Long Island in 1996?
Why do they need to waste suicide bombers? Bombs planted and set off by remote will do fine.
I'm expecting that too especially after we make military moves on Iran.
Exactly, because what I remember hearing on the news was that it was most likely an accident- until the second plane hit.
Wheres the FREE PADILLA crowd when you need them?
Google the old Bruce Dern movie "Black Friday..."
more of that rightwing fear tactics
Pistons games seem to be particularly risky.
Yup. I watched that whole thing on TV and seeing the 2nd plane hit. Unforgetable day.
Or the one that took a nose dive into the ocean off New Foundland?
So, what do you think now - can we sell American sports stadiums to the UAE?
that kid tried at the Universtiy of Oklahoma (correct me freepers if I've got the location wrong)
You don't got it wrong. Big coverup. Everyone said he was a depressed kid, suicidal. Funny thing, tho. A recent coroner report said the explosion that blew his head off, was due to the bomb going off accidently. Nothing to do with his pakistani roommate, mind you. At least thats what us okies are told. The **** got really deep here.
It's high time for some good ole' profiling.
It still gives me the chills remembering watching that second plane hit the second tower and knowing then that it was on purpose.
My first thought...
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