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ABC NEWS: DOCS SEIZED IN IRAQ REVEAL INSURGENT PLAN FOR ATTACK IN U.S.(Update with story)
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Posted on 01/22/2007 12:16:37 PM PST by maquiladora

Edited on 01/22/2007 12:29:11 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: edcoil

My only guess would be that ABC "News" is revealing this as a misdirection aid for the Insurgents. Be warned.


51 posted on 01/22/2007 12:26:36 PM PST by Obadiah
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To: BuffaloJack

The question is, when have they NOT been planning an attack on U.S. soil? ABC is getting in a dither about some documents in Iraq, and behind the scenes, we've probably broken up more of these planned attacks here in the last few years than we probably care to know.

Eventually, some loose cannon is going to break away from the Al Qaeda apparatus, get a couple people, and do it on their own.


52 posted on 01/22/2007 12:26:40 PM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
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To: jdm
documents captured by coalition forces during a raid of a safe house believed to house Iraqi members of al Qaeda six months ago "revealed [AQI] was planning terrorist operations in the U.S."

the same time frame that those 11 students failed to show up for their class's.
53 posted on 01/22/2007 12:26:56 PM PST by boxerblues
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To: maquiladora

Oh please.

The natives on Fiji could plan an attack on the US. I suppose the Chicken Little types here would see that as a good reason to attack Fiji.

Mark my words: Now that the Democrats are back in power, they will be every bit as driven as the outgoing pubbies to plow under any vestiges of freedom in this country in the name of protecting us from outside threats. This is nothing more than ABC warming up the bullpen for them.


54 posted on 01/22/2007 12:28:09 PM PST by NCSteve
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To: Vision
I wonder how the media will spin this. Probably that we caused it.

Are you kidding? Of course this will be their response. Haven't they always reasoned this, that we caused everyone in the world to be mad at us by our very existence!

55 posted on 01/22/2007 12:28:22 PM PST by Obadiah
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To: boxerblues

BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!


56 posted on 01/22/2007 12:28:25 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: bnelson44
from your link

This appears to be the first hard evidence al Qaeda in Iraq was trying to attack us here at home," said ABC News consultant Richard Clarke, former chief counterterrorism adviser on the U.S. National Security Council.

We will never know that considering Berger destroyed a bunch of documents

57 posted on 01/22/2007 12:28:27 PM PST by Mo1 (Mrs. Bill Clinton - "We're going to take what you have and give it to others for the common good.")
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To: JFC
They want to hang Bush and give him no credit

And they'll say it's his fault for getting all those nice terrorists in Iraq mad at us.

58 posted on 01/22/2007 12:28:42 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: BuffaloJack
Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, recently testified that documents captured by coalition forces during a raid of a safe house believed to house Iraqi members of al Qaeda six months ago "revealed [AQI] was planning terrorist operations in the U.S."

At this point, the cat was out of the bag. The article goes on to state that ABC dug deeper and had some anonymous sources. They're just as bad, in my opinion. But in this case, the word was already officially out, just not the details.

59 posted on 01/22/2007 12:29:13 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

>>>So we're relying on college employees to keep track of terrorists? Great.

It's worse than you think - the ones actually doing it are probably work-study students... :)


60 posted on 01/22/2007 12:29:31 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Liberals: First to demand tolerance, last to practice it when conservatives disagree with them.)
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To: maquiladora

I can't cite a source but I remember hearing about this sometime earlier in the year. I don't know why people would be surprised by the news that Al Quaeda wants to attack the continetal US, though.


61 posted on 01/22/2007 12:29:46 PM PST by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: maquiladora

Plans, schplans. Everybody's got plans. When they really hit us, THAT'S news.


62 posted on 01/22/2007 12:30:16 PM PST by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Not that those "students" posed a threat or anything


63 posted on 01/22/2007 12:31:05 PM PST by boxerblues
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To: Lijahsbubbe

I dispise MSM and the dims. Our country is headed for doomsday and they will let it happen at all costs.


64 posted on 01/22/2007 12:31:11 PM PST by JFC
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To: NCSteve

Hmmmm, interesting take. Does the medication you take make you drowsy or hype you up?


65 posted on 01/22/2007 12:31:27 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Growing old isn't so bad, especially when you consider the alternative!)
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To: jdm; MrNatural
The plan also came only months after Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2, had requested that Zarqawi attempt an attack inside the United States.

If you all remember, from the intercepted letter from Zawahiri to AMZ, he asked AMZ to try and strike the U.S. mainland.

Without elaborating, it's been a side project of his (and his successor) for some time, and there have been some indications on the matter.

"Anyone willing to go to Iraq to fight American troops is probably willing to try to come to the United States," Clarke said.

Another excellent point. In fact, it would be much easier to recruit people for suicide attacks against the United States than against Iraqi targets. Word has gotten out that many of the shaheed who travelled to Iraq were used to blow up Shia markets and mosques, not American convoys, like they were promised. One of the major detriments to recruitment, in fact. If they had a clear passage open to the U.S., and a way to exploit it, they'd have a much easier time recruiting "drivers" and suicide operatives.

It's a lot more complicated than people realize, to move suicide bombers. Even getting them to Iraq is tricky. Getting them to the U.S. is several times harder. Still, it's not impossible by any means. They just need a path to use, 20 bodies wide.

66 posted on 01/22/2007 12:31:30 PM PST by Steel Wolf (As Ibn Warraq said, "There are moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam.")
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To: maquiladora

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,236337,00.html

OMG, you guys are so funny! Keep laughing.

Note that date of arrest. Less than six weeks ago.


67 posted on 01/22/2007 12:32:00 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Steel Wolf

Don't fret Steel Wolf, you and your war critics can never have bad news, for all the bad news is good news for you!

And the President will never "look good" again, of that you can be assured.

Don't worry, be happy!


68 posted on 01/22/2007 12:32:14 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: maquiladora

No surprise here.


69 posted on 01/22/2007 12:32:20 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

"Now you've done it, (conspiracy)heads will be exploding over at DUmmyland."

OMG!!! Exploding liberal heads!!! That's their plan!

Reminds me of the adage, "If brains were dynamite, most liberals couldn't blow their nose."


70 posted on 01/22/2007 12:32:27 PM PST by TN4Liberty (Sixty percent of all people understand statistics. The other half are clueless.)
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To: maquiladora

VOICE WITH MUZZIE ACCENT: "Attack? No, no, no. That word does not mean attack. It means struggle. Islam is a peaceful and tolerant religion. You have no reason to fear us."


71 posted on 01/22/2007 12:32:49 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: BuffaloJack
Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, recently testified that documents captured by coalition forces during a raid of a safe house believed to house Iraqi members of al Qaeda six months ago "revealed [AQI] was planning terrorist operations in the U.S."

Unless it was closed door testimony, ABC wasn't exactly letting the cat out of the bag.
72 posted on 01/22/2007 12:32:52 PM PST by elc (Guns kill people the same way the spoon made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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To: Registered

Drudge is just google in black and white.


73 posted on 01/22/2007 12:33:59 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: maquiladora
Now that they have Democrats controlling Congress, it would be foolish of the terrorists to attack in the US, and so I don't know why some have their underwear in knots over this - if they keep doing what they are doing in Iraq, over time they wear down public opinion/morale/etc. here in the US, and the chances of a Democratic Congress forcing us to scale the war back increase.

If they are attack here, they suffer a huge setback, because they automatically cause the Democrats to support whatever the sitting US President decides to do. The Democrats would basically give the President a blank check, which is the last thing the terrorists want.

As long as the US is in Iraq, the terrorists can't accomplish what they want - the so-called caliphate, etc. It's in their best interest to confine the war to the Middle East and just wear us down, instead of an attack in the US that would strengthen our resolve.
74 posted on 01/22/2007 12:34:14 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: maquiladora

I don't see why this is any more threatening than any other terror plots. Unless the media want to use it to alert colleges and universities to pay attention. /s


75 posted on 01/22/2007 12:34:38 PM PST by sarasota
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To: Lijahsbubbe; Peach; Mo1
In August, the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement alerted intelligence agencies and state and local law enforcement about 11 Egyptian students who had failed to report to their classes at Montana State University.

Something seems kind of fishy about this story.

MSU Fall semester didn't begin until September in 2006 [like many schools]. Yet, the alert concerning the "students" came in August, one month before classes even began?

Here's a link to MSU 2006 Fall schedule clearly showing classes didn't begin until September:

http://www.msubillings.edu/newscal/2006_2007cal.htm

76 posted on 01/22/2007 12:35:05 PM PST by jdm
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To: BuffaloJack
We know what to expect from ABC. The real question is who gave this intel TO ABC? And for what in return?
77 posted on 01/22/2007 12:35:14 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: sarasota

This is a ploy to swing Dems from Obama Hussein to Hillary....nothing else.


78 posted on 01/22/2007 12:35:33 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: maquiladora

bttt


79 posted on 01/22/2007 12:36:14 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ishabibble
B*T*T*T

Quite a few incidents with muslims being in sudden love with 18-wheelers.

80 posted on 01/22/2007 12:36:17 PM PST by txhurl
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To: King Moonracer

Bwahahahaha ... I needed that good belly laugh. Thanks, but don't ever suggest you might be related to the Kennedys and thus related to Ted 'the Swimmer'.


81 posted on 01/22/2007 12:36:29 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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To: maquiladora
To the liberal mind the logical steps are easy:

Bush caused the war in Iraq.

The war in Iraq caused insurgents. (AKA "Freedom Fighters")

The continued war in Iraq has the insurgents justifiably enraged.

The enraged insurgents will attack the US.

Therefore it is obviously the fault of George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice and Dick Cheney.

Anyone who can't see that is being "willfully" blind.

82 posted on 01/22/2007 12:37:28 PM PST by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Theresawithanh

Reply again after you graduate from kindergarten and can manage a substantive response.


83 posted on 01/22/2007 12:37:43 PM PST by NCSteve
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To: maquiladora
"revealed [AQI] was planning terrorist operations in the U.S."

Well, of course. This is a big surprise?
84 posted on 01/22/2007 12:38:06 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: All

"Well, Why don't we run back home so they can just follow us and wreak havoc in our streets" - The Democrat Party

The majority party in Congress now want America to lose and for our citizens to die as they did on 9/11.
All in the name of power...shameless bastards.


85 posted on 01/22/2007 12:38:12 PM PST by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: maquiladora

NBC news will probably try to send Joe Wilson over there to tell us they were fake documents.


86 posted on 01/22/2007 12:38:19 PM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the Drive By Media are a Criminal Enterprise!!)
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To: Mo1
WHOA!!!!


87 posted on 01/22/2007 12:38:39 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: maquiladora
"al Qaeda in Iraq considered using student visas to slip terrorists into the United States to orchestrate a new attack on American soil."

Good thing we didn't let in 10,000 Saudi Students this fall.

Oh yeah.... we did.

88 posted on 01/22/2007 12:38:59 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (McCain / Feingold - 2008 ... "Shut Up or Go To Prison")
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To: Mo1
*tin foil hat donned*

I guess I'm the only one who thinks that the ready.gov commercials have been on a bit more frequently.

89 posted on 01/22/2007 12:39:02 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (Where did I park my car????? Oh no!)
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To: Mo1

Documents seized six months ago.


90 posted on 01/22/2007 12:39:23 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky .)
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To: Obadiah

"My only guess would be that ABC "News" is revealing this as a misdirection aid for the Insurgents. Be warned."

I doubt that is true. But if it turns out it is, some citizen may need to start taking matters into there own hands..............by forcing the government to do its job of course.


91 posted on 01/22/2007 12:40:07 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: maquiladora

bttt


92 posted on 01/22/2007 12:40:11 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Ellesu

placemark


93 posted on 01/22/2007 12:40:14 PM PST by Ellesu
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To: jdm

" The six students who did arrive for the month-long program of English instruction and U.S. history and culture "are doing fine under the circumstances,"

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/07/national/main1873057.shtml


94 posted on 01/22/2007 12:40:30 PM PST by boxerblues
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To: maquiladora

Oh the horror! If we hadn't attacked Iraq, the insurgents/terrorists wouldn't be planning this attack, there would be peace in the world, and everyone would be served milk and honey.

/s


95 posted on 01/22/2007 12:40:42 PM PST by CedarDave (Nancy Pelosi - Look alike twin to the Georgia runaway-bride. Now if she would only run away too...)
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To: jdm
Yet, the alert concerning the "students" came in August, one month before classes even began

Makes sense to me they would put the school on alert before hand .. because even though, school starts in Sept ... many students arrive earlier to get set up with their rooms, classes and books

96 posted on 01/22/2007 12:40:51 PM PST by Mo1 (Mrs. Bill Clinton - "We're going to take what you have and give it to others for the common good.")
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To: maquiladora
Didn't they just nuke Valencia just this past Monday?

I'd say Drudge is a bit late with the siren.

What..... not real?.....TV show?

Nevermind.

97 posted on 01/22/2007 12:41:00 PM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (DR #1692)
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To: maquiladora

But dear Nancy assured us that there was no Al-Qaeda
in Iraq....JJ61


98 posted on 01/22/2007 12:41:18 PM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: maquiladora; All

ABC News, however, has learned new details of what remains a classified incident that has been dealt with at the highest levels of government.

People are SHOT for divulging details of "what remains a classified incident"..holy crap, how in the HELL can ABC get away with releasing classified information with impunity?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


99 posted on 01/22/2007 12:41:39 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: maquiladora

I wonder if this is why we are seeing a surge in the number of Muslims complaining about stereotyping? Sorta laying the ground work to help get these people into the country by 'shaming' the U.S. so that less common sense is used by the transportation industry.


100 posted on 01/22/2007 12:41:42 PM PST by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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