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US Warned of Glasgow Threat Two Weeks Ago
ABC News Blog ^ | June 30, 2007 | Richard Esposito and Rhonda Schwartz

Posted on 06/30/2007 3:03:00 PM PDT by jdm

U.S. law enforcement officials received intelligence reports two weeks ago warning of a possible terror attack in Glasgow against "airport infrastructure or aircraft," a senior US law enforcement officials tells the Blotter on ABCNews.com.

The intelligence reports also warned that airports and aircraft in the Czech Republic could be the targets of al Qaeda-connected terrorists.

The warnings were kept secret for operational reasons, according to officials. In public, the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff have continued to maintain they know of no specific or credible threats involving the United States, even though the intelligence reports specify US aircraft as possible targets.

A US official told ABCNews.com that the intelligence reports led to the assignment of Federal Air Marshals to flights into and out of both Glasgow and Prague.

Air marshals had been added to flights into and out of Germany late last month, based on similar warnings.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abcnews; gla; glasgow; globaljihad; islam; islamicviolence; jihadineurope; muslims; muslimviolence; threat
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Maybe the Czech Republic is tomorrow?
1 posted on 06/30/2007 3:03:01 PM PDT by jdm
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To: jdm

ABC news reporting the London incident is linked and a bystander is shown saying one of the perps was shouting Allah, Allah, Allah.


2 posted on 06/30/2007 3:04:47 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: jdm

In public, the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff have continued to maintain they know of no specific or credible threats involving the United States, even though the intelligence reports specify US aircraft as possible targets.


3 posted on 06/30/2007 3:06:29 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: eyedigress
ABC news reporting the London incident is linked and a bystander is shown saying one of the perps was shouting Allah, Allah, Allah.

To be fair, the man on fire at the scene may have been shouting 'ouch, ouch, ouch!'

4 posted on 06/30/2007 3:08:11 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: HitmanLV

LOL


5 posted on 06/30/2007 3:09:33 PM PDT by jdm
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To: eyedigress

I think the one being burned was screaming “Aloe, Aloe, Aloe!”


6 posted on 06/30/2007 3:10:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That’s even funnier. LOL.


7 posted on 06/30/2007 3:11:08 PM PDT by jdm
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To: jdm

;-)


8 posted on 06/30/2007 3:11:09 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That’s 10x funnier than my ‘ouch!’ Maybe 100x funnier! Kudos and thanks for a great laugh! :-)


9 posted on 06/30/2007 3:11:31 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: HitmanLV

One in the same? I guess it depends on how perverted someone is....


10 posted on 06/30/2007 3:12:14 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: jdm

Did ABC leak this, OR was it part of the ABC-Pentagon PR plan?


11 posted on 06/30/2007 3:13:15 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Thats British, right?


12 posted on 06/30/2007 3:13:24 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

Good one!


13 posted on 06/30/2007 3:14:04 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jdm

That Michael Chertoff would know ANYTHING would suprise me.


14 posted on 06/30/2007 3:15:18 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I thought it was “ALLAH~~~ALLAH~~~FUBAR~~~”...;0)


15 posted on 06/30/2007 3:15:23 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: jdm

Obvioulsy a Rovian directed plot to instill hate and fear in the peace lovers of the world.

We all now know that the War on Terror isn’t real, it is just a Bumper Sticker Slogan.

John Edwards wouldn’t lie, would he? *sarc off*


16 posted on 06/30/2007 3:15:37 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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To: jdm

Here is the real laugh - ABC had a ‘Special Report’ on this airport attack during the Busch NASCAR race - after 5:00 pm.

This attack was reported and followed by FReepers at 1:04 pm.

Right on the ball MSM !


17 posted on 06/30/2007 3:16:00 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: eyedigress

The bystander himself , who is French, was saying “Oh,la, la”!


18 posted on 06/30/2007 3:18:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: jdm
I say Bravo Sierra you say Sierra Bravo.

Our so-called "intelligence agencies" give themselves way too much credit.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

19 posted on 06/30/2007 3:18:33 PM PDT by expatguy (No Longer a Luddite - "An American Expat in Southeast Asia")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

From you that is a high compliment! :^)


20 posted on 06/30/2007 3:19:06 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: jdm
This was obviousely spontaneous. They still scrape for the Bush’s fault angle?
21 posted on 06/30/2007 3:19:24 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Tijeras_Slim

lol again!

You’re very funny today.


22 posted on 06/30/2007 3:20:43 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
The ragheads miscalculated the timing of the fuse.
23 posted on 06/30/2007 3:22:36 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

24 posted on 06/30/2007 3:23:17 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: Revolting cat!

A dig on the French is still Apropo...LOL


25 posted on 06/30/2007 3:23:34 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: jdm
Q: Why didn't Jorge Boosh share our intel with our best war buddies?

A: He doesn't wan't them (or us) riled up about our "immigrant communities".

Maybe Jorge Boosh, our worst president since Hoover, really did know what was going down on 9/11 and decided not to act. It's total speculation, but from the trends and historical facts, it's not aimless.

26 posted on 06/30/2007 3:26:13 PM PDT by Tinian
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To: Tinian

Sniff, Sniff


27 posted on 06/30/2007 3:27:18 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Westlander
Image and video hosting by TinyPic "Propane Is Not A Toy,,,Yep."...;0)
28 posted on 06/30/2007 3:29:47 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

>>I think the one being burned was screaming “Aloe, Aloe, Aloe!”<<

lmao!!!


29 posted on 06/30/2007 3:30:41 PM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: Tinian
Maybe Jorge Boosh, our worst president since Hoover, really did know what was going down on 9/11 and decided not to act.

You brought that with you from DU?

30 posted on 06/30/2007 3:31:29 PM PDT by melancholy (Quiz: name one country, other than the USA, that doesn't control its borders.)
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To: Tinian
Q: Why didn't Jorge Boosh share our intel with our best war buddies?

How do you know he didn't?

31 posted on 06/30/2007 3:33:51 PM PDT by melancholy (Quiz: name one country, other than the USA, that doesn't control its borders.)
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To: jdm
What gets me is who put the fire out on the slime who was on fire?

"Don`t shoot! Let them burn!"

32 posted on 06/30/2007 3:34:04 PM PDT by Screamname (On this date in history; Al Gore invents the Algorithm)
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To: eyedigress
... one of the perps was shouting Allah, Allah, Allah.

This will not meet with the US MSM's reporting rules of engagement.

33 posted on 06/30/2007 3:37:14 PM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: melancholy
You brought that with you from DU?

Nope, unfortunately, I brought it from Free Republic.

34 posted on 06/30/2007 3:40:36 PM PDT by Tinian
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To: WesternPacific

Nah! Just separation between Church and State. Nutin’ to see here...


35 posted on 06/30/2007 3:41:38 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: TornadoAlley3; Zathras

So what?

I would be upset if the administration or intelligence sources DID reveal publicly what they know. Some things just need to be kept quiet and handled behind the scenes.

Three FAILED bombings in the past two days.


36 posted on 06/30/2007 3:46:14 PM PDT by Jedidah
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Specific and credible threat: My buddy and I are going to light our car on fire and then smash it into the Glasgow airport, and here’s the image of our pathetic bombs.

A rumor: Watch the news when the full moon comes in Glasgow! Praise Allah!

The US heard, likely from the Brits, that there was possibly an attack coming on an airport, and took action based on the level of intelligence (assigning air marshals to these flights.) What more is the US supposed to do?


37 posted on 06/30/2007 3:46:42 PM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

He was calling out to Al Gore: “Uh,Al, uh Al, uh Al...”


38 posted on 06/30/2007 3:46:51 PM PDT by mathurine (ua)
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To: WesternPacific

This allah guy they keep talking to should be arrested and interrogated.


39 posted on 06/30/2007 3:48:07 PM PDT by rageaholic
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To: Tinian

Please disregard. Totally stupid comment from an apparent dimwit.


40 posted on 06/30/2007 3:48:31 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Tinian

And your DU screen name would be...?


41 posted on 06/30/2007 3:48:59 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Now more popular than Congress!* *According to a new RasMESSen Poll.)
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To: Tinian
You brought that with you from DU?

Nope, unfortunately, I brought it from Free Republic.

Link it!

42 posted on 06/30/2007 3:57:44 PM PDT by melancholy (Quiz: name one country, other than the USA, that doesn't control its borders.)
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To: Screamname; jdm
What gets me is who put the fire out on the slime who was on fire?

Someone with a higher moral standard than the bum who wanted to kill people? Just sayin'....

Lord help me, but this thread is a hoot:-D Sometimes gallows humor is called for on dark days, like the recent ones our British cousins are suffering through.

43 posted on 06/30/2007 4:01:37 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Head Caterer for the FIRM)
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To: melancholy; Tinian

I’ve seen comments on FR like that, on occasion. No, I don’t have any links, and no I personally refuse to believe it of our President. I still have trouble wrapping my mind over all the mischief caused by the Clintons.


44 posted on 06/30/2007 4:05:06 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Head Caterer for the FIRM)
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To: Tinian

You are, or rather were on the wrong forum.


45 posted on 06/30/2007 4:08:01 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

And your DU screen name would be...?

You know, I just never have understood why some on this forum just have to support President Bush regardless of what he supports and accuse anyone of being from DU who disagrees with the current party line. I have never voted for a democrat and as far as I can see, never will. Why do we have to be like most democrats and say ‘our party/president right or wrong’? If we keep on doing that, we will keep on getting more of the same. People called, wrote, emailed, and made themselves heard about the immigration bill and it got stopped - this time. I oppose the president on immigration, and some other issues. That does not make one a DU plant. We need to let our leaders know we WON’T support them right or wrong. It worked with the immigration bill and has a chance of continuing to work,if we will speak up.


46 posted on 06/30/2007 4:12:40 PM PDT by abbi_normal_2
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks a lot.


47 posted on 06/30/2007 4:13:22 PM PDT by melancholy (Quiz: name one country, other than the USA, that doesn't control its borders.)
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To: abbi_normal_2
What must be understood is the ramifications of someone Other than President Bush, given our choices. He has been a fine President during this trying time on most fronts.

Some of us disagree on on his domestic issues (illegal immigration), but to say we want a different candidate than what was offered would be ludicrous. He is a fine man whom differs with some of us on important issues. That's all..

48 posted on 06/30/2007 4:22:30 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

The issue is Illegal immigration.


49 posted on 06/30/2007 4:25:00 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

I’m not sure on what front he’s been a fine President. Size and cost of gov’t driven up with center-left ideas like No Child Left Behind and Prescription Drug Coverage. Significant tactical and strategic errors in executing the war in Iraq. Failure to rally the country with abysmal public speaking skills. Willingness to compromise with Dems again on immigration. Squandered a once-in-a-generation majority building opportunity, lacked the will to build up forces in Iraq to adequate levels to secure the country.

I’m sure I’ll be attacked by many, but it’s time to start dealing with the W legacy. It is not pretty for the party. We have lost our conservative tether on many issues, and he has been a catalyst for much of that. It does no good to whine about the leftist media, H-wood, and other left-wing groups. These exist and will continue to exist. The President’s job is lead the country and vanquish these forces intellectually and politically. To do that in today’s world, one has to be an effective public speaker. W is as bad now, if not worse, than when he started.

Considering the idealogical and political momentum that Reagan left office with, the Bush legacy will be to have reversed the momentum. Those are the facts.


50 posted on 06/30/2007 4:46:04 PM PDT by usafsk ((Know what you're talking about before you dance the QWERTY waltz))
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