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Sears Tower Terror Plot Questioned
Science Daily ^ | 3-16-2007

Posted on 03/16/2007 6:20:59 PM PDT by blam

Sears Tower terror plot questioned

CHICAGO, March 16 (UPI) -- Chicago officials say it is unlikely that the Sears Tower was the target of a terrorist plot.

Khalid Sheik Mohammed -- suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- told federal agents he planned and financed attacks on the Sears Tower and other U.S. skyscrapers, the Chicago Tribune reported.

A spokesman for Sears Tower said there was never any credible threat to the building.

"Federal authorities have not uncovered a specific threat or plot to target the Sears Tower," Mark Spencer told the Tribune.

Chicago Police Supt. Philip Cline said he had not heard about a plan to attack the building until the Pentagon released the suspected terrorist's alleged confession Wednesday.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ksm; muhammadsminions; plot; sears; terror; terrorism; terrorplot; tower; wot

1 posted on 03/16/2007 6:21:00 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Denial is a genetic trait for liberals and politicians.


2 posted on 03/16/2007 6:24:27 PM PDT by Pox (If it's a Coward you are searching for, you need look no further than the Democrats.)
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To: blam
A spokesman for Sears Tower said there was never any credible threat to the building.

There wasn't a "credible threat" to the WTC in '01 either, and then there wasn't any WTC.

What a maroon.

3 posted on 03/16/2007 6:24:33 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: blam


FBI detains 7 in domestic terror probe
Sources: Targets may have included Sears Tower, FBI building

Friday, June 23, 2006

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/06/22/miami.raids/


Seven people are in custody after a sweep by law enforcement authorities in connection with an alleged plot against targets that may have included the Sears Tower, officials told CNN.

Law enforcement sources told CNN that the arrests disrupted what may have been the early stages of a domestic terrorist plot to attack the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, the FBI building in Miami, and possibly other targets.


4 posted on 03/16/2007 6:24:38 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Victory in Iraq. Stop Hillary. Go to: http://www.TheVanguard.org)
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To: blam

Most of these plots are not known until someone catches them at it--or unless the perps confess.


5 posted on 03/16/2007 6:24:40 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: blam
A spokesman for Sears Tower said there was never any credible threat to the building.

There wasn't a "credible threat" to the WTC in '01 either, and then there wasn't any WTC.

What a maroon


6 posted on 03/16/2007 6:24:53 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: blam
A spokesman for Sears Tower said there was never any credible threat to the building.

Ok Mr "spokesman" how about giving us your name and some info on why you're so sure the threat wasn't credible.
7 posted on 03/16/2007 6:26:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: blam
The absolute best type of sight...

is hind sight.

Just makes ya look like a genius, no?

1st rule in the 'Rat playbook.

8 posted on 03/16/2007 6:30:37 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: El Gato

If you recall from the Path to 911 the head of security for the WTC knew there was a very credible threat but was ignored. He saved thousands of lives with his preparedness.

I don't remember his name but maybe some other FReepers will know it.


9 posted on 03/16/2007 6:31:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: blam

Keep burying your heads in the sand, boys.

After all KSM is just bragging. No truth in any of it (or so some lib on tv said today).


10 posted on 03/16/2007 6:42:24 PM PDT by keepitreal
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To: blam

It's not true that Moslems wanted to use planes as missiles either. (Even though that's exactly what they did!)


11 posted on 03/16/2007 6:43:51 PM PDT by Cricket24 (ULTRA PATRIOT!!)
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To: cripplecreek
"I don't remember his name but maybe some other FReepers will know it."

I remember the one you mean...he did't survive the attack.

12 posted on 03/16/2007 6:45:25 PM PDT by blam
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To: cripplecreek
I remember that day well and we all walked away from the loop on foot and kept looking up at the Sears Tower. Word was out that the Tower was a target and KSM was enough of a player to try it.

And I still think that Cheney was the only guy ever who could have landed every freaking plane that day the way that they did.

13 posted on 03/16/2007 6:50:47 PM PDT by Thebaddog (What does a dog do on three feet?)
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To: blam
"I don't remember his name but maybe some other FReepers will know it." I remember the one you mean...he did't survive the attack.

That would be former FBI agent John O'Neil

14 posted on 03/16/2007 6:51:39 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: blam

Two of my friends were to fly from Minneapolis to Chicago on the morning of 9/11. At check-in they were informed that two business class seats had just "become available", and would they like to upgrade. They did.

The FA in business class was obviously of ME descent.

The flight was scheduled to take off about the same time that the second plane hit the WTC.

They never got off the ground. Thank God.

You tell me......


15 posted on 03/16/2007 6:52:25 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: 6SJ7
"That would be former FBI agent John O'Neil"

No, not him, not FBI. We're talking about the guy that was head of security for the WTC.

16 posted on 03/16/2007 6:54:09 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

In his confession, KSM said he was in charge of "managing and following up on the Cell for the Production of Biological Weapons, such as anthrax and others, and following up on Dirty Bomb Operations on American soil." I think the media is downplaying this confession because they don't want to entertain the idea that al-Qaeda could have had anything to do with the anthrax letters.


17 posted on 03/16/2007 6:55:02 PM PDT by faq
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To: blam

It was "John" something but as far as I'm concerned he deserves a monument in Washington as surely as any vet. If I recall correctly he walked away from the Clinton administration because they wouldn't take him seriously.


18 posted on 03/16/2007 6:57:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: blam

John O’Neill


19 posted on 03/16/2007 6:58:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: 6SJ7

Dont you love when you give someone the answer and they refuse to accept it. If they know so much why are they asking?


20 posted on 03/16/2007 7:05:49 PM PDT by pacelvi
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To: blam
"A spokesman for Sears Tower said there was never any credible threat to the building. "Federal authorities have not uncovered a specific threat or plot to target the Sears Tower," Mark Spencer told the Tribune. Chicago Police Supt. Philip Cline said he had not heard about a plan to attack the building until the Pentagon released the suspected terrorist's alleged confession Wednesday.

Sounds like they weren't paying attn to mohammed when they visited his rat's nest.

21 posted on 03/16/2007 7:08:24 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: blam

One things for sure, since KSM has been in custody, there have been no more major terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.


22 posted on 03/16/2007 7:09:14 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: 6SJ7

I didn't see your post but thanks anyway. In my search I found a viewable Frontline program about him called "The man who knew" It's 83 minutes.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/knew/


23 posted on 03/16/2007 7:10:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: cripplecreek; blam
John P. O'Neill

Click Here

24 posted on 03/16/2007 7:12:45 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: cripplecreek
Ok, you're correct.

Trade Center security chief thought dead (9-12-2001)

25 posted on 03/16/2007 7:15:25 PM PDT by blam
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To: Spunky; cripplecreek; blam

I forgot to mention the link is some kind of conspiracy theory but John P. O'Neill was the guy who became the security at the WTC


26 posted on 03/16/2007 7:18:47 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: blam

In the days following the attack stories began to come out about how he implimented his evacuation plans and made sure everyone knew them.

He saved thousands of lives that day in my opinion.


27 posted on 03/16/2007 7:19:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: blam

Are there any credible politicians in Chicago?


28 posted on 03/16/2007 7:28:33 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: blam

two found with video of Sears Tower
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/551470/posts?page=27

2 found with video of Sears Tower MICHELLE MOWAD, Special to The Mercury October 17, 2001

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=2506013&BRD=1674&PAG=461&dept_id=18041&rfi=6


FR:2 Middle Eastern men found with video of Sears Tower
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/550454/posts


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/551470/posts
Two Videotaping Sears Tower


http://www.zwire.com/site/mercury_101801.html

Does anyone have any links to .....
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/625056/posts?page=401,66


29 posted on 03/16/2007 8:02:26 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: faq
I have always thought that al-Qaeda was the source of the anthrax letters. But I doubt that al-Qaeda made it up in their own labs. Ether they bought a batch, or they leased a lab (and its technicians) for the work.

Same different I guess. It all leads back to state sponsored terrorism, and so Bush, Cheney and Rummy were right all along.
30 posted on 03/16/2007 9:59:28 PM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: Parley Baer
Are there any credible politicians in Chicago?

Well Daley might not be, but I think he is trying.
31 posted on 03/16/2007 10:01:50 PM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: cripplecreek
He saved thousands of lives that day in my opinion.

Yes I agree. At the time I could not see how that many people could have gotten out, and I made a snap guess that we had just lost 30,000 to 50,000 people right there.
32 posted on 03/16/2007 10:06:24 PM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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