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U.S. Cities Brace for Mumbai-Style Attack
Newsmax ^ | 12-11-2008 | David A. Patten

Posted on 12/11/2008 6:32:27 PM PST by School of Rational Thought

U.S. cities are racing to fix security vulnerabilities revealed by the devastating terror attacks in Mumbai, and many hotels remain “sitting ducks,” experts tell Newsmax.

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Of course, the government response will likely to reemphasize the policies that make people "sitting ducks" i.e. if VTech, Mumbai and Columbine were disasters because of gun control, then make more of the country sitting ducks.
1 posted on 12/11/2008 6:32:27 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: School of Rational Thought

Im ready


2 posted on 12/11/2008 6:34:30 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: School of Rational Thought

I’m betting this will happen in a “gun free city” like New York or Chicago. Terrorists won’t have as much luck in Dallas or another CCW state.


3 posted on 12/11/2008 6:35:42 PM PST by Travis McGee (--www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com--)
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To: School of Rational Thought
School of Rational Thought

You must feel lonely these days.

4 posted on 12/11/2008 6:35:46 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: al baby

Looks like unarmed New Yorkers are in for a rough time.


5 posted on 12/11/2008 6:35:59 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

This is not a new type of terror attack. This is old school.

Baader-Meinhof, Jap Red Army, older Pali teror gropus etc.


6 posted on 12/11/2008 6:37:39 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: al baby
I was just thinking what would happen if a terrorist fired his weapon
while the barrel was full of water from a fire hose. Might be a plan for
those unarmed in NY.

And Yep, ready here.

7 posted on 12/11/2008 6:37:48 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

gropus..nice

-groups


8 posted on 12/11/2008 6:38:00 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Tarpon
Fewer libs, more red nation.

(I don't really mean that.. I think. I'd rather their thinking changed, and being targets might do that. I'd hope.)

9 posted on 12/11/2008 6:38:49 PM PST by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters | Impeach Obama!)
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To: School of Rational Thought

If just 500 terrorists in the US split into pairs they could go into 250 of our elementary schools.

At lunchtime, cafeterias are filled with hundreds of kids. If each school lost 50 kids, that’s 12,500 kids in about 15 minutes.


10 posted on 12/11/2008 6:39:03 PM PST by ryan71
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To: Travis McGee

Depends on what the gangbangers and other armed street types decide to do if they are caught up in the middle of it 0_0


11 posted on 12/11/2008 6:39:33 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Tarpon

Quick call the NFl


12 posted on 12/11/2008 6:39:56 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: ryan71

Hell if its inner city schools half of those kids are packing it could be a win for Us


13 posted on 12/11/2008 6:41:46 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: Travis McGee
Terrorists won’t have as much luck in Dallas or another CCW state.

Dallas is a state, who knew? (just fun’n)

14 posted on 12/11/2008 6:46:06 PM PST by doc1019
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To: School of Rational Thought

But... but... The One promised us that the Muslimopaths would love us now! I’m so confused!!


15 posted on 12/11/2008 6:46:28 PM PST by pabianice
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To: doc1019

Ever so often, I read what I type, but not tonite.


16 posted on 12/11/2008 6:48:01 PM PST by Travis McGee (--www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com--)
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To: Travis McGee

I understood what you meant. Just having some fun … ;-)


17 posted on 12/11/2008 6:59:22 PM PST by doc1019
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To: School of Rational Thought

They better not try it here ....We’re ready for ‘em in Nebraska.

I have lots of friends and family that hunt (including myself) and we’re fairly good shots.

I also have an in-law on the police force here and unlike the “security guards” in Mumbai (sp?) they carry guns and aren’t going to be afraid and run away from the “ISLAMIC/ARAB” Terrorists


18 posted on 12/11/2008 7:33:24 PM PST by Huskr4Bush
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To: al baby; Travis McGee

Well, if this SHOULD happen....I’m headed to Compton. They’ve had those gun buy-backs going now and that place has Got To Be Safe!!!!

/dripping with sarcasm for those who don’t know...


19 posted on 12/11/2008 8:32:20 PM PST by Brads Gramma ( PRAY!)
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To: School of Rational Thought

“U.S. Cities” wouldn’t have to “Brace” if our country wasn’t half full of wussie-boy liberals who are afraid of guns!

The libs have sucessfully feminzed half the American male population. They are neutered. Useless.

We conservative women, and you conservative men, are IT.

If things really go sideways, you watch and see how many anti-gunners you know, come a knockin’ at your door BECAUSE they know you and I can defend ourselves and maybe we have enough to defend them too.

OR the cowards will just lay down and die.

We need Concealed Carry in every State. Won’t happen due to libs.

We need kids to have bb guns again as a NORM, not a rare exception.

Dad’s should be hunting with their kids, getting them familiar with weapons.

That was the norm when I was a kid and it wasn’t all that long ago.

Old American Traditions that are stopped by liberals, are traditions with value, like being a population that knows how to defend itself. They have sucessfully disarmed half the country. Maybe they will be the ones who reap what they have sown. We will all suffer as a nation though, when the doo doo hits the fan.


20 posted on 12/11/2008 8:43:41 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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See tomorrow’s New York Times for details on which U.S. hotels are at risk and how their security can be circumvented.


21 posted on 12/11/2008 10:44:18 PM PST by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: KarinG1
See tomorrow’s New York Times for details on which U.S. hotels are at risk and how their security can be circumvented.

If there are any patriots left in the CIA, perhaps they could leak the report on deficiencies in the security at major newspaper publishing sites around the country, especially New York City.

The NYT staff is so dim and/or rabidly anti-security they would probably print it. Verbatim.

22 posted on 12/12/2008 4:14:52 AM PST by Cheburashka (Liberalism: a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

US Cities and the libs that run them would be well advised to look to history for lessons on deterring attacks.

During WWII, Japanese leaders were debating an invasion of the US. During those discussions, Adm Yamamoto is reported to have said, “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”

If the US is serious about deterring attacks and stopping them if they happen, laws can’t restrict first responders from carrying the right tools. First responders are, by definition, the people on scene when it happens and usually are not police and firefighting professionals.

We need to get back to a rifle behind every blade of grass, a handgun behind every brick.

Politicians want inexpensive, effective response? Easy. Liberalize concealed and open carry laws. Subsidize or sponsor true first response training for citizen volunteers.


23 posted on 12/12/2008 4:29:26 AM PST by javachip
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To: javachip

24 posted on 12/12/2008 3:52:00 PM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: Travis McGee
“I’m betting this will happen in a “gun free city” like New York or Chicago.”

San Francisco comes to mind.

25 posted on 12/12/2008 4:24:34 PM PST by marktwain
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To: School of Rational Thought

I wouldnt put it past the motivated, crazy, doped up Islamofascists to target JEWISH-related hospitals back in the USA, barge in there yelling Allahuakhbar, right into the emergency rooms and ICU and start slaughtering people right here on the operating tables. Scumbags would be as low as to consider this.


26 posted on 12/15/2008 2:14:54 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (When will the 1st of Obama's incredibly naive, young "Peace Corps" saps be hit by Islamofascists?)
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