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Feds say inauguration attractive terrorist target
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/07/09 | Eileen Sullivan - ap

Posted on 01/07/2009 4:37:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama is an attractive target for international and domestic terrorists, but U.S. intelligence officials have no information about specific threats to the Jan. 20 event.

An internal intelligence assessment, obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, says the high visibility of the event, the presence of dignitaries and the significance of swearing in the country's first black president make the inauguration vulnerable to attacks.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: attractive; bhoinauguration; coronation; feds; inauguration; jihadinamerica; obama; obamaspals; target; targets; terrorist

1 posted on 01/07/2009 4:37:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

low-level propaganda.


2 posted on 01/07/2009 4:38:46 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Jack Bauer is in Africa at this moment trying to get there in time..


3 posted on 01/07/2009 4:39:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

4 posted on 01/07/2009 4:40:23 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: NormsRevenge

Naahhh! The terrorists will be dancin in the streets.


5 posted on 01/07/2009 4:40:44 PM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a headline. In other breaking news, water is wet and fire is hot.


6 posted on 01/07/2009 4:41:03 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: NormsRevenge
The upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama is an attractive target for international and domestic terrorists, but U.S. intelligence officials have no information about specific threats to the Jan. 20 event.


7 posted on 01/07/2009 4:43:52 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obamanation: an imploding administration headed by a clueless schmuck)
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To: NormsRevenge
Feds say inauguration attractive terrorist target

I guess this means that Obama's buddy William Ayers is planning on going.
8 posted on 01/07/2009 4:45:29 PM PST by philled ("I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants." -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada)
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To: NormsRevenge
If terrorists are (have been) captured DO NOT force them to tell of any plans!

It is what the Obama Administration wants; to wit, be nice to them.

Be sensitive to their feeeeeeeeeeeelings. Read them their constitutional rights, provide them with taxpayer-paid attorneys -- anything they want so they do not feel uncomfortable. TIA.

9 posted on 01/07/2009 4:45:41 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: NormsRevenge

What domestic terrorists? I hope we aren’t going to go back to the days of Clinton’s right wing militia kookiness. Why would Islamic terrorists want Obama dead or injured? He is going to be the best friend they could ever hope for.


10 posted on 01/07/2009 4:47:45 PM PST by pallis
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To: NormsRevenge
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11 posted on 01/07/2009 4:49:09 PM PST by IrishPennant (Patriotism is strongest when accompanied by bad politics, loyal FRiends and great whiskey)
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To: NormsRevenge

But, But, But, it’s 0be, The ONE, the healer of the US image and reputation.


12 posted on 01/07/2009 4:52:10 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Captain Obvious: Pick up the courtesy phone.


13 posted on 01/07/2009 4:54:25 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: NormsRevenge

Will the shocking news never end? ;)


14 posted on 01/07/2009 4:55:51 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: NormsRevenge

Impossible! With the election of 0bama, terrorism is a thing of the past.


15 posted on 01/07/2009 4:58:25 PM PST by NeoConfederate
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To: NormsRevenge

The One is the last best hope for America’s enemies.


16 posted on 01/07/2009 4:59:32 PM PST by Carley
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To: NormsRevenge

Why would they attack their own?


17 posted on 01/07/2009 5:05:16 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: NormsRevenge

For the eleventy-ninth time, this is NOT just any old mundane Inauguration.

The is the ASCENSION of The One (piss be upon him) to His rightful place as Dear Leader Of The Obamanation!

This is the time the Faithful have awaited, and they shall have pie!


18 posted on 01/07/2009 5:08:31 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: The Bat Man
"And yet, I find myself inexplicably devoid of concern..."

As do I.

20 posted on 01/07/2009 5:12:23 PM PST by Czar ((Still Fed Up to the Teeth with Washington))
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To: NormsRevenge

God Forbid. Regardless, if another 9/11 hits America 0bama will light up another smoke and simply vote “present”.


21 posted on 01/07/2009 5:13:31 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: The Bat Man

Same here.


22 posted on 01/07/2009 5:17:50 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: NormsRevenge

btt


23 posted on 01/07/2009 5:18:39 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: NormsRevenge

Ya think!


24 posted on 01/07/2009 5:20:04 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: COBOL2Java

You really ought to get a grip! calm down and take three deep breaths.


25 posted on 01/07/2009 5:20:40 PM PST by Eighth Square
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To: pallis

Well some of the Islamofacists think he is an infadel therefore needs killing. That is their way of thinking. Zawahiri ( sp) put it out yesterday for the Islamos to take after Israel and US interests world wide. Would not the Imposter in Chief’s special day be an interesting choice? Can’t you see the mayhem? Why they would have to scrub the balls...


26 posted on 01/07/2009 5:22:56 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Old Sarge
Ascension or coronation? I was wondering what the diadem for the Empress Michellemybelle is going to look like and will the little crown Princesses wear ermine?
27 posted on 01/07/2009 5:32:12 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Czar

Except I am hoping for the mother of all sleet storms on Coronation day. Let all the adoring crowds of clowns slip and slide and topple over.


28 posted on 01/07/2009 5:34:13 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: celtic gal

Oh.. our son in law is going to be on the NBC Nightly News tomorrow night..guess it is an interview about Inaug Day security. He is with the USCG so he will discuss water ways. Don’t know who else will be on with him but much as we detest MSM we will take a peek tomorrow. Then back to FOX for at least a more balanced sort of news.


29 posted on 01/07/2009 5:39:56 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Big_Monkey

Just rub him down with pig fat and the terrorists will be afraid to blow him up, for fear of becoming impure and not getting to see Allah.

Sniper63


30 posted on 01/07/2009 5:49:58 PM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rub him in pig fat, that will keep the terroists at bay.

Sniper63


31 posted on 01/07/2009 5:49:59 PM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: The Bat Man

nicely said. I’m sure many would agree to your summation.


33 posted on 01/07/2009 6:24:50 PM PST by mojitojoe
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To: the invisib1e hand

Not really. There will be at least half a million more people in this city, and things *did* happen last inauguration that didn’t leak out.


34 posted on 01/07/2009 6:28:16 PM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven! (USCG Aux))
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To: GAB-1955
There will be at least half a million more people in this city, and things *did* happen last inauguration that didn’t leak out.

Oh? Like what?

35 posted on 01/07/2009 6:47:05 PM PST by Dianna (<i>)
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To: NormsRevenge

I never want to see another terrorist attack on Amercan soil, however the irony of this would be hard to miss.


36 posted on 01/07/2009 6:48:20 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: NormsRevenge

I have to work that day. Darn. I won’t see anything about it as it is college basketball season and there is football to think about and hockey is still in play and NASCAR will kick off in a few weeks and “Lost” and “24” are getting ready to heat up.


37 posted on 01/07/2009 6:51:09 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Dianna
You'd have to talk to the law enforcement personnel about the details from 2004, but there were the usual protesters, pickpockets, and lost tourists that required extra security. An event such as an Inauguration, a national political convention, or a major sports championship are designated national security events by DHS and planning goes all out for it.

Think of 200,000 people on the National Mall and a people bomb.

38 posted on 01/07/2009 7:38:51 PM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven and proud to be a Coast Guard Auxiliarist)
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To: NormsRevenge
The upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama is an attractive target for international and domestic terrorists, ...

Not if they have to take the Metro!

39 posted on 01/10/2009 9:18:01 AM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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