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LAPD Chief Bratton believes Bin Laden pre-election attack possible
Los Angeles Times ^ | October 22, 2008 | Joel Rubin

Posted on 10/22/2008 3:59:40 PM PDT by EveningStar

Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton announced Wednesday that he believes Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden might try to influence next month's U.S. presidential election through a terrorist attack or some less dramatic tactic.

"With so much at stake in these elections, Bin Laden will probably attempt to make his opinion count," wrote Bratton in an article published on the opinion page of the New York Daily News. Bratton co-wrote the article with R.P. Eddy, former director of counter-terrorism at the National Security Council.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: election2008; elections2008; elvisbinladen; globaljihad; jihad; obamabinbiden; octobersurprise; osamaobama; partyofchaos; threatmatrix; williamjbratton
Osama Bin Laden wants a vote, so beware a late October suprise
1 posted on 10/22/2008 3:59:40 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Osama DOES realize that an attack now would mean an almost sure win for John McCain, doesn’t he?


2 posted on 10/22/2008 4:01:14 PM PDT by madison10 (Prayer never hurts. Pray for the U.S.A.)
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To: All

I wonder who he supports for president. Duh.


3 posted on 10/22/2008 4:01:44 PM PDT by EveningStar (I AM JOE)
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To: madison10

just my thought too.


4 posted on 10/22/2008 4:02:24 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: madison10

Bratton is full of it. He’s just campaigning for Obama.


5 posted on 10/22/2008 4:02:33 PM PDT by EveningStar (I AM JOE)
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To: abigail2; al baby; Bella_Bru; BenLurkin; Blue Champagne; Bob J; Brad's Gramma; BurbankKarl; ...

SoCal ping


6 posted on 10/22/2008 4:03:54 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

The US is not Spain. Our reaction would be the opposite of what he might expect.


7 posted on 10/22/2008 4:03:56 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: EveningStar

He would never jeopardize Obama’s chances like that. I would expect the ‘big bang’ to immediately follow an Obama inauguration though.


8 posted on 10/22/2008 4:04:56 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: madison10

I don’t know about that. An attack on or near Election Day in a major city would result in terrible chaos. People might be afraid to go to the polls. The only votes counted might be of the ACORN variety.

These things are done in third world countries to influence the vote. I can see ACORN collaborating (Obama and Osama) to cause grave mischief on Election Day.


9 posted on 10/22/2008 4:06:05 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama on Ayers: "He's just a guy in my neighborhood." LIAR!!!)
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To: EveningStar

Los Angeles is already under attack from its own citizens.


10 posted on 10/22/2008 4:07:14 PM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: madison10
Osama DOES realize that an attack now would mean an almost sure win for John McCain, doesn’t he?

No. He knows that the Media will spin it to his advantage. The attack will be blamed on Bush and therefor McCain. Count on it.

11 posted on 10/22/2008 4:08:56 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: EveningStar
"Surveillance teams have been concentrated in the city's financial district,"

Guess that whole "loose lips" things simply doesn't compute with the good Chief.

12 posted on 10/22/2008 4:09:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: EveningStar

Bratton is a Tool of the Left.

His support of Special Order 40 is appalling.


13 posted on 10/22/2008 4:12:13 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: madison10
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
14 posted on 10/22/2008 4:12:26 PM PDT by wubjo (nO Terrorists; nO Tyranny; nObama)
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To: ArchAngel1983

Agreed. Shows how stupid Bratton is or how stupid he thinks everyone else is. Obama ain’t goin’ to Hawaii. He’s going to see Osama to ask him to hold back a few more weeks.


15 posted on 10/22/2008 4:12:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: BenLurkin
Guess that whole "loose lips" things simply doesn't compute with the good Chief.

I think that would be Tony Villar

16 posted on 10/22/2008 4:12:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: verity

Bratton’s best quote - “you can’t fight crime by throwing people in jail”


17 posted on 10/22/2008 4:14:40 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: verity
Los Angeles is already under attack from its own citizens.

Mexico has taken them over and they didn't even try to fight. Just shows you how many gutless, spineless, losers they have running that state.

18 posted on 10/22/2008 4:16:31 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: madison10

Osama is probably dead. I think the real threat comes from “urban areas”. The riot police are getting prepared.


19 posted on 10/22/2008 4:16:44 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: verity

“Los Angeles is already under attack from its own citizens.”

Don’t you mean “from its Mexican nationals”? ;-)

BPE


20 posted on 10/22/2008 4:16:51 PM PDT by Be_Politically_Erect (If I didn't think he'd get emotionally attached to it, I'd tell Obama to kiss my A** !)
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To: EveningStar

Doesn’t he mean Obama will attack the nation?


21 posted on 10/22/2008 4:16:53 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: Palladin

Glad I voted early.


22 posted on 10/22/2008 4:18:02 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: unixfox

It’ll be another “video” a week before, so we can expect something out of Al-Jazeera any day. Too bad we couldn’t just bomb THEIR headquarters now and avoid the BS soon to arrive...


23 posted on 10/22/2008 4:18:07 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: realcleanguy

Bratton is making this up. He wants Obama to win.


24 posted on 10/22/2008 4:18:18 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: verity

Damn straight .....and three quarters of those ain’t even citizens !


25 posted on 10/22/2008 4:18:26 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: EveningStar
O my gosh, Obama ...(I mean Osama) blowing up all those Mosques to have an effect on the US elections?

That would be something.
I don't think that would happen.

26 posted on 10/22/2008 4:20:27 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: EveningStar
Osama clearly isn't stupid nor are those currently carrying his body around. Any attack would help McCain. While a split between a Dem legislature and a Rep executive would lead to a weak government, a unified Dem government would give the Islamists time to build and stature through negotiations, etc..
27 posted on 10/22/2008 4:22:02 PM PDT by JimSEA (just another liberal-bashing fearmonger)
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To: EveningStar

Our system has completely broken down. Truly fascism is coming with Obamanation


28 posted on 10/22/2008 4:23:45 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: mkmensinger

Beat me to it.

My thoughts exactly


29 posted on 10/22/2008 4:24:41 PM PDT by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: EveningStar
My name is Barack Obama, and I approve of this message.
30 posted on 10/22/2008 4:24:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: EveningStar
Here's one for Chief Bratton.

DEAD almost seven years.

31 posted on 10/22/2008 4:24:55 PM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: Republicus2001
Bratton’s best quote - “you can’t fight crime by throwing people in jail”

Bratton is right, that is why God gave us executioners.

32 posted on 10/22/2008 4:25:03 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (White Trash for Sarah!)
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To: DoughtyOne

No kidding. A liberal cop. Sickening.


33 posted on 10/22/2008 4:25:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Who else would they hire in this hell hole?


34 posted on 10/22/2008 4:27:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: EveningStar

Bratton is a dyed in the Wool Dem from Boston who knows all of the thug tactics in the Dem playbook.
He learned them here in Boston.
The home of Marxism and in a close tie with New Jersey and Rhode Island for the title of the most corrupt State in the Union.
Bratton Knows EXACTLY what his statement means.
I really hate these people!


35 posted on 10/22/2008 4:31:06 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: madison10
Osama wants McCain to win. If Obama wins, he will pull out the troops and there will be no Americans to fight and die against. He will have on one to play with.
36 posted on 10/22/2008 4:35:22 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: EveningStar

I’m thinking that it’s possible that the sun could rise in the East tomorrow morning.


37 posted on 10/22/2008 4:40:09 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: EveningStar

Isn’t going to happen. OBL knows an attack would throw votes to McCuda.

This ain’t Spain.


38 posted on 10/22/2008 4:47:38 PM PDT by Bob J (For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2099235/posts?page=451#451
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2099235/posts?page=460#460


39 posted on 10/22/2008 5:32:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: EveningStar

What a STUPID and irresponsible thing to say.


40 posted on 10/22/2008 7:29:33 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Who's Sane? Who's Sane? Who's Sane?)
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To: EveningStar

That would seal the deal for McCain!


41 posted on 10/22/2008 7:44:42 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: SoConPubbie

The only thing I know about Bratton from his time in NY is that he and Rudy G. cannot stand each other.


42 posted on 10/22/2008 7:48:21 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: madison10
Osama DOES realize that an attack now would mean an almost sure win for John McCain, doesn’t he?

Depends, on who is attacked and where the attack originated.

If the attacked was brought to us through the Mexican border, or linked back the border, I'm confident that would bring outrage and anger on a lot of fronts.

43 posted on 10/22/2008 7:56:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (We witnessed the biggest expansion of government in American history)
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To: unixfox
Mexico has taken them over and they didn't even try to fight. Just shows you how many gutless, spineless, losers they have running that state.

Uh huh...

Dallas Texas 2006.

500,000 illegal aliens and their supporters march on Dallas Texas.


44 posted on 10/22/2008 8:03:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (We witnessed the biggest expansion of government in American history)
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To: EveningStar; All

From our future Department of Homeland Chief....

Of course, the lastest scandal out of the LAPD is they have a two year backlog on rape kit testing....


45 posted on 10/22/2008 8:21:30 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Cindy

Thanks, Cindy...


46 posted on 10/22/2008 8:41:02 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Who's Sane? Who's Sane? Who's Sane?)
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To: Be_Politically_Erect; Squantos

You guys are correct. “Denizens” would have been more appropriate than “citizens.”


47 posted on 10/23/2008 4:23:53 AM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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