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North Texas Should Be On Alert For Terrorism Experts Say
NationalTerrorAlert ^ | 12/8/09

Posted on 12/09/2008 1:32:38 PM PST by Sammy67

Another terrorist attack could hit the United States in the next five years — and North Texas could be a key target next time.

By 2013, the U.S. “more likely than not” could be hit by another deadly attack, this time using something possibly like anthrax, according to the new report, World at Risk.

And some fear that North Texas, with its population, sports and entertainment venues and businesses — not to mention the fact that President George W. Bush is moving back here after he leaves office in January — could be a target next time.

“Everybody should be concerned,” said Danny Defenbaugh, a former special agent in charge for the FBI in North Texas. “In Dallas-Fort Worth, this is the Metroplex. That should be reason for concern.”

Officials released the report by the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism not to scare Americans but to point out that the government isn’t doing enough to

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1 posted on 12/09/2008 1:32:39 PM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

Why north Texas?

Is that where Bush will be living?


2 posted on 12/09/2008 1:35:14 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Sammy67

Wasn’t Texas a target last time? Except for the quick FAA grounding of all flights on 9-11 there would have been more targets - in Chicago, Texas and on west coast?

Al Qaeda always comes back to finish what it didn’t accomplish


3 posted on 12/09/2008 1:35:14 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Sammy67

North Texas is a *terrible* target, save for the occasional sporting event. The population density isn’t anywhere near what you *really* want for secondary and tertiary infections.


4 posted on 12/09/2008 1:35:34 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: nmh

Bush connection- also US oil companies
Plus the “heartland” effect of making Americans all feel vulnerable


5 posted on 12/09/2008 1:36:28 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Sammy67

Oh ...

“And some fear that North Texas, with its population, sports and entertainment venues and businesses — not to mention the fact that President George W. Bush is moving back here after he leaves office in January — could be a target next time. “

No, I don’t buy this. With Bush OUT of the WH they won’t care. They know Obama is a weakling. They want a MAJOR city. They LIKE symbolism. North Texas won’t offer up enough dead bodies for them.


6 posted on 12/09/2008 1:36:55 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: silverleaf

Not that I remember reading about. We don’t have any buildings with a “world profile” here.


7 posted on 12/09/2008 1:36:55 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Sammy67

North Texas?!?!

Gimme a break. There is ONE MAIN TARGET our opponents are focusing on - NYC. There may be supplementary other ones, but that’s the one that could cripple us the most when hit.


8 posted on 12/09/2008 1:37:26 PM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Spktyr

I like to hope that if the “DC sniper” had tried his thing in Texas that somebody would’ve eventually stuck a deer tag on his ear.


9 posted on 12/09/2008 1:37:32 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Spktyr
My money's on San Francisco. If there's Satan in our presence, surely it must be in San Francisco.
10 posted on 12/09/2008 1:37:51 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: nmh

Exactly - the urban sprawl effect mitigates the damage.

I should think that hitting one of the big East Coast cities or San Francisco would make more sense.


11 posted on 12/09/2008 1:38:06 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: silverleaf

Nah, they want DEAD BODIES in a city that is symbolic.

North Texas isn’t it.


12 posted on 12/09/2008 1:38:08 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Sammy67

Hrmmmm not sure if messin with Texas is real smart of the terrorists. Texas might just go after them all by themselves with or without The One’s approval.


13 posted on 12/09/2008 1:38:26 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: txflake

Terror alert ping


14 posted on 12/09/2008 1:39:52 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The main stream media lied - America died.)
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To: Spktyr
We don’t have any buildings with a “world profile” here.


15 posted on 12/09/2008 1:40:13 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

I don’t know that that has to be a hope. Remember the *enormous* manhunts and volunteer posses that formed after the Texas Seven escaped and killed Officer Hawkins?

The little a-holes knew what would happen after so they immediately left the state.


16 posted on 12/09/2008 1:41:01 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: sam_paine

oh please that place dos not even have a basement


17 posted on 12/09/2008 1:41:29 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom IF DA BIRTH PLACE IS A LIE, BEING DA PRESIDENT AIN'T GONNA FLY!)
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To: nmh
No, I don’t buy this. With Bush OUT of the WH they won’t care.

Any ex-President will always be a target of terrorists for the symbolic value. But, having seen the Secret Service in operation around DC, I don't think there is any terrorist group with the ability to get the President or an ex-President, unless they get very lucky.

I think the next round of terrorism in this country will be focused on less-prepared second-tier cities. Unless the terrorists can get their hands on a nuke (unlikely) theyy're better off hitting soft targets in a place like Wilmington, DE or Des Moines, where the police forces aren't as ready to deal with terrorism as the NYPD or LAPD.

18 posted on 12/09/2008 1:42:06 PM PST by Citizen Blade (What would Ronald Reagan do?)
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To: Sammy67

Based on what I know of Texans, they give much better than they get in a fight (wish I could say the same about the state I live in). “Don’t mess with Texas” isn’t just a cute slogan Muhammad.


19 posted on 12/09/2008 1:42:19 PM PST by 444Flyer (Gen. 12:3 ,John 3:1-36)
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To: silverleaf

Um... most of the oil companies are in Houston, not Dallas. The only one that’s here (and they don’t exactly have a high profile building for their HQ) is ExxonMobil.


20 posted on 12/09/2008 1:42:43 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: sam_paine

Okay, there’s that, but if they blew it up, we’d just rebuild it. We’ve done it before. :P


21 posted on 12/09/2008 1:43:38 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Sammy67

Oh great..... I work in North Dallas and live in a suburb 30 mi. NW of Dallas.

I’ve always thought that Houston and vicinity would be a more preferred target givien the fact of it’s higher population, it adjacent ot a port, and the oil facilities in the immediate area....


22 posted on 12/09/2008 1:44:50 PM PST by RonboTex (Go ahead... Make my day.)
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To: EggsAckley
My money's on San Francisco. If there's Satan in our presence, surely it must be in San Francisco.

We have the First Satanic Church in SF.

23 posted on 12/09/2008 1:46:14 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: Sammy67

I Know folks in Austin are po’ed at TTech for beating them but attacking Lubbock? That’s just ridiculous!


24 posted on 12/09/2008 1:47:24 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: al baby
oh please that place dos not even have a basement

LOL!

25 posted on 12/09/2008 1:47:49 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: RonboTex

I doubt North Texas is going to be a target for terrorist WMDs. It’s just not a good use of resources.

Houston would be a good target, but better not target a refinery... refineries tend to explode on their own for no externally apparent reason, so bombing one would not do anything that doesn’t happen about once every 6-18 months anyway.


26 posted on 12/09/2008 1:48:24 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: nmh

The Ft. Worth Dallas Metroplex has lots of people. I don’t know if it would be a target or not, but, with 6.1 million people in the metro area it is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the US.
I think it might possibly be a symbolic target, simply because it’s Texas (and you know how Texans are).


27 posted on 12/09/2008 1:48:56 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: All; nmh; silverleaf

I don’t see DFW as a target, except for possible WMDs. A Mumbai-style attack here would result in dead terrorists in no time. We’re armed.


28 posted on 12/09/2008 1:49:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: sam_paine

its sad that we both know that from a movie don’t you agree?


29 posted on 12/09/2008 1:50:14 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom IF DA BIRTH PLACE IS A LIE, BEING DA PRESIDENT AIN'T GONNA FLY!)
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To: RonboTex

I agree, Houston would seem more likely, but whose to say.


30 posted on 12/09/2008 1:51:28 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: al baby
oh please that place dos not even have a basement

But it has a Bowie knife!

31 posted on 12/09/2008 1:51:56 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: Sammy67

I thought Dallas was in East Texas, isn’t North Texas the Panhandle area?


32 posted on 12/09/2008 1:54:28 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Mumbai style attack might not even make the news due to CCW holders nailing the jihadis first.


33 posted on 12/09/2008 1:55:16 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: brytlea

It’s very easy to understand my friend: 2 targets

(1) Neiman Marcus

(2) Nordstroms

The Great Satans of Western Shopping


34 posted on 12/09/2008 1:55:31 PM PST by job
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To: EggsAckley

I’ve thought the very same thing for some time now, SF represents everything Islam hates about our society...


35 posted on 12/09/2008 1:55:46 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Spktyr

September 19, 2001, Wednesday

NATIONAL DESK

A NATION CHALLENGED: THE INVESTIGATION; Officials Say 2 More Jets May Have Been in the Plot
By DAVID JOHNSTON and JAMES RISEN (NYT) 1485 words
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 — Federal authorities said today that they were investigating the possibility that terrorists might have plotted to commandeer two more commercial flights on the day that four planes were hijacked and used in attacks on New York and the Pentagon.

Law enforcement officials said they were taking the possibility of other hijack targets seriously, based on information from several sources, including citizens’ tips and information from cooperating witnesses.

One flight under investigation is American Airlines Flight 43, which left Newark International Airport about 8:10 a.m. bound for Los Angeles; it made an emergency landing in Cincinnati after the government ordered all flights grounded.

The other flight is American Airlines Flight 1729 from Newark to San Antonio via Dallas that was scheduled to depart at 8:50 a.m. and was later forced to land at St. Louis.

Attorney General John Ashcroft acknowledged that the authorities were investigating whether other aircraft besides the four might have been targeted. But, Mr. Ashcroft added, ‘’we are not able at this time to confirm that.’’

http://www.wanttoknow.info/010919nytimes


36 posted on 12/09/2008 1:55:51 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

No, the Panhandle area is the Panhandle Area.

The Dallas area is called North Central Texas or North Texas. East Texas starts about 50 miles east of here.


37 posted on 12/09/2008 1:56:03 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

Except for the fact that if you wanted to go to hades on a U.S. commercial carrier you would have to go through Dallas first.


38 posted on 12/09/2008 1:56:12 PM PST by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: silverleaf

Those turned out to not have any terrs on board.


39 posted on 12/09/2008 1:57:18 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: ping jockey

Atlanta is also a hub city and it’s almost as bad. :P


40 posted on 12/09/2008 1:58:05 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: job

Be more likely to hit Macy’s first.


41 posted on 12/09/2008 1:59:05 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: All
Why north Texas?

Pantex

42 posted on 12/09/2008 2:02:46 PM PST by tbpiper (Now irate and tireless, but mostly irate.)
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To: Sammy67
"In Dallas-Fort Worth, this is the Metroplex."

All your fragmented sentences are belong to us.

43 posted on 12/09/2008 2:02:46 PM PST by TexasNative2000
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To: job

Oh my, NOT Neimans!!


44 posted on 12/09/2008 2:06:41 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Even though I live a little too close for comfort (90 miles) and have many dear friends/relatives even closer, I can’t imagine feeling even a moment of grief for SF. The surrounding people, yes, SF, no. We need a big old housecleaning up there.


45 posted on 12/09/2008 2:06:42 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Sammy67

DFW and LOVEFIELD both in Dallas-FW area. I am going to Cotton Bowl January 2, and the terrorist will not keep me from it.

Go TEXAS TECH, Beat Ole Miss.


46 posted on 12/09/2008 2:07:47 PM PST by JFC
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To: Spktyr

East TX, the beautiful piney woods....


47 posted on 12/09/2008 2:07:54 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: EggsAckley

What has happened to San Francisco makes me sick.... this is a city I used to love, how the kooks took it over is still a conundrum to me, I remember driving through there and seeing the freaks, but at the time people just laughed and thought they were harmless, who would have thought they would become the norm... and THAT is a warning to the entire country, especially with the election of Obama.


48 posted on 12/09/2008 2:09:13 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Sammy67
Release a deadly contagion at DFW and you will not only release a epidemic in the Metro-Plex, you will spread it around the Country and the world.

You will strike terror in the heartland, hit the home state of President Bush, and cripple the global economy by grounding all air traffic around the world.

49 posted on 12/09/2008 2:09:44 PM PST by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by their fruity little club.)
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To: 444Flyer
You would be correct,there.

I suspect our proximity to the border would make it easier for terrorist.

50 posted on 12/09/2008 2:10:25 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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