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8 House Dems get letters, photo of New York recruiting station before bombing
The Politico ^ | 6 MArch 2008 | John Bresnahan

Posted on 03/06/2008 4:31:25 PM PST by SE Mom

Eight House Democrats were mailed a letter and photo of a Times Square recruiting station in Manhattan before it was bombed this morning, according to House insiders.

The letter did not contain any specific threats against the lawmakers or the site, but the U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI are now investigating the matter.

It was unclear which lawmakers received the letters or when, but House aides confirmed they were all Democrats.

The New York Times is reporting that the "improvised explosive device" used in the attack "was 'roughly similar”' to the devices used in two earlier bombings at foreign consulates in Manhattan in 2005 and 2007.

UPDATE: The letters and pictures went to Democrats representing New York City-based congressional districts, according to House sources. It's unclear whether Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer received similar letters


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 110th; dems; manifesto; military; recruitingoffice; timessquare
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Wow..
1 posted on 03/06/2008 4:31:26 PM PST by SE Mom
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To: SE Mom

“Wow!” is right!

This is going to be interesting...


2 posted on 03/06/2008 4:32:24 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: AliVeritas; mware; STARWISE

How about this?

A manifesto...


3 posted on 03/06/2008 4:32:26 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Guess it was to get their final OK or something eh?!


4 posted on 03/06/2008 4:32:42 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

My first reaction was...why all Dems? Then I thought- how many Republicans House members are there in that area?


5 posted on 03/06/2008 4:34:21 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I wonder how many of them did anything about it.


6 posted on 03/06/2008 4:35:57 PM PST by GnL
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To: SE Mom

Have authorities assured us that “This is not terrorist related.”?


7 posted on 03/06/2008 4:37:47 PM PST by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: GnL

Apprently- NONE OF THEM. Pre Shep on FOX- none of the NY delegates are admitting to even getting these letters.

Pretty interesting.


8 posted on 03/06/2008 4:38:21 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: GnL

Apprently- NONE OF THEM. Pre Shep on FOX- none of the NY delegates are admitting to even getting these letters.

Pretty interesting.


9 posted on 03/06/2008 4:38:21 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

“two earlier bombings at foreign consulates”

Which foreign consulates?


10 posted on 03/06/2008 4:39:03 PM PST by Shermy
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To: SE Mom

Code Pink and/or muslims


11 posted on 03/06/2008 4:39:09 PM PST by indcons (FReepmail "indcons" to get on the Barack <<redacted>> Obama ping list)
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To: Shermy

Mexico and the UK- one was in 2005...not sure when the other one was.

Will go check for other info


12 posted on 03/06/2008 4:40:03 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Vito Fossella


13 posted on 03/06/2008 4:40:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SE Mom

Only one Congress member from NYC districts is a Republican, Vito Fassella from Staten Island. The rest are commies (no hyperbole).


14 posted on 03/06/2008 4:40:28 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: SE Mom
Re: My first reaction was...why all Dems?

Why not the Dems... they all hate anyone that serves in America's Armed Services, so they should be the ones praising this fresh act of a newly protected free speech!

15 posted on 03/06/2008 4:41:08 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SE Mom

This is merely a letter to Democratic lawmakers from one of their constituent groups, the angry and bitter leftist “peace” lobby.


16 posted on 03/06/2008 4:41:38 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: Shermy; All

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/06/police-investigate-explosion-in-times-square/index.html?ref=nyregion

Latest Update, 6:40 p.m. | The police said the explosive device involved in the Times Square blast this morning was “roughly similar” to the devices used in two earlier bombings at foreign consulates in Manhattan, in 2005 and 2007, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said at an afternoon news conference [video]. The device had been placed in an ammunition box like the kind that can be bought at a military supply store. Officials said that in today’s attack, a man bundled in a gray hooded jacket or sweatshirt and wearing a backpack was seen riding a bicycle around the recruiting station and acting suspiciously moments before the explosion. Video footage from a surveillance camera showed a bicyclist dismounting, approaching the recruitment center, then returning to the bike and riding away before the explosion occurs. (See related slide show.)

~snip~

The authorities were looking into whether the explosion was connected to two earlier blasts that were similar in method and timing, the official said. At about 3:40 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2007, two dummy hand grenades that had been fashioned into crude bombs exploded outside the Mexican Consulate at 27 East 39th Street in Murray Hill, shattering windows. The building was not occupied and no one was hurt. At 3:55 a.m. on May 5, 2005, two crude but powerful explosive devices detonated outside the British Consulate at 845 Third Avenue in East Midtown, shattering windows and damaging a planter.

~snip~


17 posted on 03/06/2008 4:41:57 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Shermy
Here is one Shermy..

http://www.redcafe.net/f13/brittish-consulate-bombed-new-york-75881/

18 posted on 03/06/2008 4:42:11 PM PST by Dog
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To: SE Mom

The terrorist wanted to make their leaders proud.


19 posted on 03/06/2008 4:42:21 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: SE Mom

“Mexico and the UK”

Let me guess...some reprobate American kicked out of both of those countries, and kicked out of the Army to..or denied enlistment.


20 posted on 03/06/2008 4:42:47 PM PST by Shermy
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To: SE Mom
Some one is upset they didn't keep their promises about ending the war and impeachment.

I'd say this is the start of a lot more domestic terrorism...yeah I said terrorism, the gov't won't, some body should.

21 posted on 03/06/2008 4:43:13 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Should this go in breaking? Seems pretty significant.


22 posted on 03/06/2008 4:43:22 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Peter King (R)is a representative from the NYC area.


23 posted on 03/06/2008 4:43:50 PM PST by mware (Americans in arm chairs doing the job that the media refuses to do.)
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To: tobyhill

As welcome as a cat who drags in a dead mouse. This cat knew his house though!


24 posted on 03/06/2008 4:44:10 PM PST by bvw
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To: SE Mom

The letters probably solicited funds to buy the explosives. So now, which one sent them a check?


25 posted on 03/06/2008 4:44:12 PM PST by Steamburg (Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Dog

Just about to ping you.

Amazing, eh?


26 posted on 03/06/2008 4:44:24 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Pelosi’s office sent the letters


27 posted on 03/06/2008 4:45:22 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: SE Mom

In case you didn’t know, any poster can add an existing thread to breaking. I have done it a few times. Sometimes the mod leaves it there; sometimes they pull it. Just depends.


28 posted on 03/06/2008 4:45:44 PM PST by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: mware

Yep- I thought of him- didn’t know about Vito Fasella though.

Shep is going to cover this again coming up shortly on FOX.


29 posted on 03/06/2008 4:46:24 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: bert

You mean her office received a letter(s)? The word “sent” has never been so confusing until this thread!

Or maybe you are joking. I’m not sure. :O)


30 posted on 03/06/2008 4:47:15 PM PST by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: SE Mom

Do I understand this correctly....the congresscritters won’t admit they recieved the letters?


31 posted on 03/06/2008 4:47:43 PM PST by Dog
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To: SE Mom

Wow. I REALLY hope they were stupid enough to make copies at a Kinkos.


32 posted on 03/06/2008 4:48:12 PM PST by Centurion2000 (su - | echo "All your " | chown -740 us ./base | kill -9 | cd / | rm -r | echo "belong to us")
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To: SE Mom

Charles Rangel probably got one.


33 posted on 03/06/2008 4:48:13 PM PST by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: Dog

That’s what the FOX producer told Shep about 20 mins ago.

Now there are MORE than these 8 offices being reported- on FOX now


34 posted on 03/06/2008 4:48:47 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: bvw

That’s a good way of putting it. This terrorist is frustrated that the Rats couldn’t end the war, impeach Bush and make Bush look like a loser on the war so he/she is trying to show the Rats he’s still fighting “the cause”.


35 posted on 03/06/2008 4:49:37 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: mware
recieved

Is it I before the E?

I don't want to get the spelling police after me....so I'll ask my favorite teacher in the whole world..

36 posted on 03/06/2008 4:50:25 PM PST by Dog
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To: SE Mom

McCain should run an ad to the effect that we haven’t seen bombings like this since Bill Ayers...

The timing is odd—that the letter arrives in Congressional offices the same day as the bombing. How did they know?


37 posted on 03/06/2008 4:50:36 PM PST by Pinetop
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To: Dog

Per Shep- part of the manifesto says- “HAPPY NEW YEAR, WE DID IT”...

Then it goes on a multi-page rant against the Iraq war.

FBI now involved.


38 posted on 03/06/2008 4:51:05 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Dog

received

I before E except after C is the rule

:)


39 posted on 03/06/2008 4:52:39 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: jdm

The post was meant to indicate a possibility


40 posted on 03/06/2008 4:52:52 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: SE Mom
Happy New Year?

Is it the new year in Outer Mongolia?

These are some NUTS....AQ don't recruit them this stupid.

This is the DU crowd.

41 posted on 03/06/2008 4:53:18 PM PST by Dog
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To: SE Mom
Yeap. Fox News is saying their sources claim many more letters were sent to members of congress.

Apparently the 20 page letters were a rant agains the war in Iraq.

42 posted on 03/06/2008 4:54:13 PM PST by mware (Americans in arm chairs doing the job that the media refuses to do.)
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To: Dog

Agreed


43 posted on 03/06/2008 4:54:52 PM PST by cmsgop ( You go to da box..... you feel shame)
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To: mware
Shall I say his name...

It is his fault.

You know the guy who gets blamed for everything.

Begins with a B.

44 posted on 03/06/2008 4:55:53 PM PST by Dog
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To: SE Mom

My first thought: the RATS receiving the letters were probably supporters of the bomber.


45 posted on 03/06/2008 4:56:32 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Dog

Buchanan?


46 posted on 03/06/2008 4:56:39 PM PST by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: SE Mom
My first reaction was...why all Dems?

Because Dems already have the Berkeley anti-military mindset. The Code Pinkos or whomever decided to send them a little message: get rid of military recruiters in NYC or worse stuff will happen right in your districts.

47 posted on 03/06/2008 4:57:25 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Dog; Trueblackman
Jimmy, I think this has all the making of an SDA mission.

They attacked and trashed a recruiting office in DC a couple weeks ago. Kevin (True Black Man) was forming up a group to counter protest them for a March 16 (I think)

48 posted on 03/06/2008 4:57:25 PM PST by mware (Americans in arm chairs doing the job that the media refuses to do.)
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To: cmsgop

I think the G men need to locate all the Kinkos in NYC and see who ordered 8 copies of a 20 page letter in the last month..


49 posted on 03/06/2008 4:58:03 PM PST by Dog
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To: Dog

Well- I’m not sure yet when the letters were sent.

Sounds like a crowd Bill Ayers might hang with ;)

Agreed- this is not AQ style.


50 posted on 03/06/2008 4:58:04 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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