Skip to comments.LAPD Chief Bratton believes Bin Laden pre-election attack possible
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.
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Osama DOES realize that an attack now would mean an almost sure win for John McCain, doesn’t he?
I wonder who he supports for president. Duh.
just my thought too.
Bratton is full of it. He’s just campaigning for Obama.
The US is not Spain. Our reaction would be the opposite of what he might expect.
He would never jeopardize Obamas chances like that. I would expect the big bang to immediately follow an Obama inauguration though.
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.
Los Angeles is already under attack from its own citizens.
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.
Guess that whole "loose lips" things simply doesn't compute with the good Chief.
Bratton is a Tool of the Left.
His support of Special Order 40 is appalling.
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.
I think that would be Tony Villar
Bratton’s best quote - “you can’t fight crime by throwing people in jail”
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.
Osama is probably dead. I think the real threat comes from “urban areas”. The riot police are getting prepared.
“Los Angeles is already under attack from its own citizens.”
Don’t you mean “from its Mexican nationals”? ;-)
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