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FBI Chief: Mumbai Attack Could be Replicated
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/mumbaiterrorstrike/Story.aspx?ID=NEWEN20090084654&type=News ^ | Tuesday, February 24, 2009 2:31 PM (Washington) | Press Trust of India

Posted on 02/24/2009 11:27:35 AM PST by lewisglad

Terming Mumbai terror attacks as "successful" from the perspective of terrorists, America's top intelligence official has warned that such strikes could be replicated in the US and other parts of the world.

Warning such attacks could be viewed by terrorists as a possible way of proceeding in the future, FBI Director Robert Muller said intelligence and other security agencies would have to reinvigorate efforts to make certain that we've done everything we can to prevent such type of attacks.

Delivering a speech on 'Global Terrorism: The FBI's Role', Muller said the Mumbai attack, which killed more than 170 people and wounded over 300 was an attack both highly coordinated and deceptively simple in its execution.

Muller, who took over the FBI just days before September 11, 2001, said the Mumbai attack had displayed the "terrorists with large agendas and little money can use rudimentary weapons to maximize their impact."

"It again raises the question of whether a similar attack could happen in Seattle, San Diego, Miami or Manhattan," he said.

Muller said although Al-Qaida remains a threat to the US and worldwide, security planners "must also focus on less well known terrorists groups as well as home grown terrorists


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; aliens; banglist; crushislam; gunfreezone; gunfreezones; guns; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; islam; islamicterroris; islamicterrorism; mumbai; muslims; terrorism; tm; wot

1 posted on 02/24/2009 11:27:35 AM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

I hate to say it, but, it will take something like that to get this country off it’s butt and into fight back mode.


2 posted on 02/24/2009 11:29:35 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: lewisglad

The media wants to forget all about the Beslan attack. That’s the one that should have the public worried.

Islamonazis seek easy defenseless targets.

But the media plays up all school shootings except for that one.


3 posted on 02/24/2009 11:29:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Chicago is so corrupt... an autopsy can list "'cause he wouldn't listen" - Lenny Bruce)
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To: lewisglad

The FBI has always been well suited to note the obvious....


4 posted on 02/24/2009 11:30:11 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: lewisglad

This is why every adult American citizen (who isn’t a felon or certifiably insane) should be carrying.


5 posted on 02/24/2009 11:30:14 AM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: BenLurkin

Could you imagine if the Islamo-nazis tried a Mumbai attack in say Houston or Dallas? The Islamists would be outgunned by citizens. You would have hundreds of guys in pickups showing up looking for some payback.

In a libtard blue state maybe.


6 posted on 02/24/2009 11:34:31 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: BenLurkin

agreed


7 posted on 02/24/2009 11:34:54 AM PST by lewisglad
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To: a fool in paradise

What will happen is that a gun store will be robbed of semi-automatic weapons and ammunition. Next, a soft target will be attacked with a lot of casualties. Finally, liberals will proclaim that if gun shops didn’t exist, this wouldn’t have happened and introduce a bill banning gun dealers.


8 posted on 02/24/2009 11:35:25 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I think that something like that will happen here, and in the not too distant future. Obama won’t do a darned thing about either.


9 posted on 02/24/2009 11:35:28 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: lewisglad

Barry’s not going to be having any of this talk. Muller should be on the lookout for rapidly approaching buses.


10 posted on 02/24/2009 11:36:25 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: lewisglad

They would be able to do this with the least risk in cities or states that do not allow citizens to CCW. There may be too much risk that a terrorist gets taken out by a CCW holder in a place like Miami.


11 posted on 02/24/2009 11:37:06 AM PST by MtnClimber (Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Pelosi, Obama, Collins, Snowe, Specter, Reid.)
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To: txnativegop

If it happened here, Obama would use the tragedy to disarm honest citizens. He would not let the tragedy go to waste.


12 posted on 02/24/2009 11:39:07 AM PST by MtnClimber (Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Pelosi, Obama, Collins, Snowe, Specter, Reid.)
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To: stylin_geek
Yep...white, "radical Christian," domestic terrorist groups will be the FBI and ATFE's main focus for at least the next four years.

If your name is Khalid, Moussa, Yasuf or is otherwise strewn with abds and ibns, you have nothing to fear but ugly virgins.

13 posted on 02/24/2009 11:40:10 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MtnClimber

If he did, I pity the leo’s who have to enforce it.


14 posted on 02/24/2009 11:41:19 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I hate to say it, but, it will take something like that to get this country off it’s butt and into fight back mode.

Unfortunately, 9/11 has not seemed to get people off their butts. I am not even sure they would get off their butts if a nuc wnet off on American soil. I wish I could be more positive, but I can't.

15 posted on 02/24/2009 11:43:16 AM PST by Mark17
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To: lewisglad

Oh - so it was “terrorists” who did it! Well then how about we block the borders to all these “terrorists” and expel all these “terrorists” from our land?


16 posted on 02/24/2009 11:45:38 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = degenerative disease of the mind)
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To: lewisglad

It most likely won’t happen here as the potential perps know that they would get greased early rather than later. This isn’t India.

In Texas they’d get greased by the hotel customers.


17 posted on 02/24/2009 11:51:43 AM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: texmexis best
This isn’t India.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westroads_Mall_shooting

18 posted on 02/24/2009 11:55:27 AM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: Mark17
...911.....

That day changed my perspective forever.

It is one thing to fight the enemy on foreign soil but quite another when the opening salvo of a war happens in NEW YORK CITY!!

The day that SUPPOSEDLY changed us all forever, lasted 6 months and has slowly but surely diminished in it's enormity to where it is now not much more than another date on a dumbed downed public school history test, that 50% of the students get WRONG!

If 911 wasn't enough to wake up the masses then I agree with you that nothing short of a nuke will wake up the people of this nation.

19 posted on 02/24/2009 11:59:10 AM PST by PISANO
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To: texmexis best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmTvAZvJ5Mc


20 posted on 02/24/2009 12:05:01 PM PST by green iguana
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To: lewisglad
Just one more reason to carry a firearm and spare magazine(s) everywhere you can and even some place you can't.

Jihadis and liberals...is there anything they can't turn into $#!+?

21 posted on 02/24/2009 12:07:57 PM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: lewisglad
DUH!

This has been possible for decades.

No one has tried to take advantage of it because they would be shut down HARD before causing the amount of damage done in Mumbia.

Also, the backlash against whatever the parent organization was would be in the horrific category and they know this also.

22 posted on 02/24/2009 12:08:37 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: green iguana

That’s Texas shopping for you.Hahahahaha


23 posted on 02/24/2009 12:09:15 PM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: BenLurkin
This is why every adult American citizen (who isn’t a felon

I have no problem with a felon who committed a non-violent crime, and who has served his time (all jail time, probation, and parole), getting all his rights back automatically upon completion of said sentence, probation, or parole.

24 posted on 02/24/2009 12:24:46 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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To: Mark17

NYC isn’t really that dear to the hearts of millions of Americans. A hit on Mayberry would be another thing altogether.


25 posted on 02/24/2009 12:25:26 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: MtnClimber

They would be able to do this with the least risk in cities or states that do not allow citizens to CCW...


Precisely. Gun free zones such as Chicago and New York City would be at the top of their list.

26 posted on 02/24/2009 2:03:13 PM PST by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: BenLurkin
FBI Chief: Mumbai Attack Could be Replicated

That's not surprising when the head of DHS says the Mexico problem hasn't spilled over, while the 2nd largest city in her state is the #2 city in the world for kidnappings.

27 posted on 02/24/2009 3:11:18 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: EdReform
“Gun free zones such as Chicago and New York City would be at the top of their list.”

No, I think there are too many illegal guns are being carried in these places.

More likely a liberal campus where there is a high concentration of young people in buildings and where gun control is strictly enforced.

Young Muslims carrying backpacks would look perfectly normal until the murders started.

28 posted on 02/25/2009 10:06:55 AM PST by Gabrial ("Change" = Highway Robbery)
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