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Theory of 2 teams floated by NYPD in Brooklyn Bridge flag-swipe
FOX news ^

Posted on 07/23/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT by bryan999

NYPD officials investigating how the two American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced with two white banners said Wednesday that the act was likely carried out by up to five intruders in two teams with knowledge of the bridge, The New York Post reported.

The teams' plan to evade police in four patrol cars included aluminum lasagna pans they used to cover the floodlights aimed at the flags during the switch at 3:29 a.m. Tuesday. The 11-by-20-foot white flags were first spotted at the break of dawn by a police officer, The Post reported.

"For someone to compromise that gate by going around it and continue to the top of the tower, have the right size cover to put over the light, there's some indication of some good deal of pre-operational planning, perhaps some indication that they have experience climbing in construction or in bridgework, or that they may have actually been up there before looking at the dimensions," John Miller, the deputy commissioner of intelligence, told the paper.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brooklynbridge; security; vandalism

1 posted on 07/23/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999

Amish pranksters? ;)


2 posted on 07/23/2014 11:37:09 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: bryan999

Great political statement if you ask me. Says it all about our government right now.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 11:37:49 AM PDT by strider44
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To: bryan999
with knowledge of the bridge

Are they saying there may be folks in Brooklyn and Manhattan that are unaware of the bridge?

4 posted on 07/23/2014 11:38:07 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Probably obozo supporters stating the obvious!


5 posted on 07/23/2014 11:38:49 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: bryan999

Those were bleached flags, and entirely appropriate given our current ‘leader(less)ship’.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 11:39:52 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: bryan999
Mighta, couldabeen...


7 posted on 07/23/2014 11:39:56 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: bryan999

Shame they didn’t spend this kind of energy on the Boston Bombers. Surely the NSA would know.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 11:40:58 AM PDT by dforest
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To: bryan999

Banners??


9 posted on 07/23/2014 11:41:52 AM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: bryan999

The white flags represent Obama bowing down to our enemies and surrendering to Iran and other terrorist countries. We have been surrendering since November 2008 when idiots elected a Communist douche bag


10 posted on 07/23/2014 11:42:40 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: bryan999

“TRANQUIL” America.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 11:43:17 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“Amish pranksters? ;)

Hardly,this took brains. The MIT kids could do it.

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12 posted on 07/23/2014 11:44:15 AM PDT by Mears
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To: bryan999
"For someone to compromise that gate by going around it and continue to the top of the tower, have the right size cover to put over the light, there's some indication of some good deal of pre-operational planning, perhaps some indication that they have experience climbing in construction or in bridgework, or that they may have actually been up there before looking at the dimensions," John Miller, the deputy commissioner of intelligence, told the paper.

Wow. You can't pull anything over this guy.
13 posted on 07/23/2014 11:45:07 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: strider44

Clearly a flag of surrender....

motive and agenda depend on weather this is meant as a statement on America’s current condition or as a directive, a la “Surrender Dorothy”

one thing I would bet is that it is not some college student’s art project


14 posted on 07/23/2014 11:46:17 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: bryan999

Yes, they had the technical expertise to cover the flood lights on each end of the bridge with a big foil roasting pan as they switched the flags!

Obviously, someone was sleeping on the job and wasn’t monitoring the video feed that showed people on the bridge at 3:00 AM. So much for feeling safe in NYC after 9/11.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 11:46:21 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: longfellowsmuse

NYer’s surrendering their rights.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I would suggest union ironworkers

Since all iron workers in NYC have to be union they get the credit.

Have the iron workers deserted Obama? yes...


17 posted on 07/23/2014 11:53:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: txrefugee

This probably wasn’t the first time since 9-11, and won’t be the last; just one they couldn’t cover-up and ignore.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 11:53:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: bert

Good call!


19 posted on 07/23/2014 11:55:21 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: bryan999

Imagine the consequences if the perpetrators were Muslims like the 9/11 terrorists with explosives. Where the hell was security?


20 posted on 07/23/2014 11:56:46 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: bryan999

I find it so funny that they act like because they knew how to get to the top was the smoking gun that this was pre-planned. How about the fact they had 2 bleached out flags to replace the flags that were up there made. I am guessing you don’t just go to the local hardware to purchase that.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 12:04:42 PM PDT by gunnut
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To: golf lover

Perhaps Security was in on the operation....


22 posted on 07/23/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. Doggies Rock.)
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To: bryan999
The teams' plan to evade police in four patrol cars included aluminum lasagna pans they used to cover the floodlights aimed at the flags during the switch...

This is a direct result of New York's notoriously weak lasagna-pan-control laws....

23 posted on 07/23/2014 12:12:34 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: rjsimmon

..only if they’ve living under a rock... ...or a bridge...


24 posted on 07/23/2014 12:13:34 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: bryan999

The lack of message just seems lame.

For that much work it needed to make a statement.

Like “Impeach Baraq”

or

“Obama for Grand Caliph of ISIS”


25 posted on 07/23/2014 12:16:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: gunnut

I carry gigantic bleached American flags around with me ALL the time. I like to be prepared.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 12:17:02 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: bryan999

Tight security.........NOT


27 posted on 07/23/2014 12:19:23 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: txrefugee
So much for feeling safe in NYC after 9/11.
This comes only months after the new WTC was broken into - by a teenager no less.
Just wait until terrorists get a suitcase nuke. NYC is doomed.
28 posted on 07/23/2014 12:20:46 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: bryan999

Could it be a terrorist “go” signal?


29 posted on 07/23/2014 12:25:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: oh8eleven
Just wait until terrorists get a suitcase nuke.

I bet they have several. And I further bet the nukes came into the US via our Swiss cheese southern border.

30 posted on 07/23/2014 12:29:50 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: bryan999
The teams' plan to evade police in four patrol cars included aluminum lasagna pans they used to cover the floodlights aimed at the flags during the switch at 3:29 a.m. Tuesday.

Lasagna pans, eh?….I suppose they're scouring Little Italy, then.

31 posted on 07/23/2014 12:36:16 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: upchuck
I further bet the nukes came into the US via our Swiss cheese southern border.
2012 NYC Votes For Obama:Sayonara ...
32 posted on 07/23/2014 12:40:34 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: bryan999

mmm ... lasagna... as far as I got.


33 posted on 07/23/2014 12:49:15 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: bryan999
Some suggest it was in reference to the moon landing.
34 posted on 07/23/2014 12:51:16 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

All the USA flags on the moon have been really bleached out and are now white.


35 posted on 07/23/2014 12:53:11 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: strider44
Great political statement if you ask me.

Or one helluva promotional stunt for New and Improved Snowy Bleach


36 posted on 07/23/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nascarnation

The white flag of surrender with a faded image of Old Glory in the background doesn’t seem like a lame message to me..

Imagine if more of these start to pop up at various national landmarks....


37 posted on 07/23/2014 1:44:37 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: bryan999

How do we know they were switched ? Couldn’t the perps just have lowered them and saturated them with bleach ? Wouldn’t that have been quicker and easier ?


38 posted on 07/23/2014 1:45:47 PM PDT by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: XRdsRev

I believe I read the white flags were a different size than the ones removed and also of a different material.


39 posted on 07/23/2014 2:04:06 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

But it’s not at all obvious to me (and I assume most others) what it means.

Is this somebody from our side showing how that the fedgov has surrendered as far as illegal immigration? That (with the bridge context) is what I’d take it to be.


40 posted on 07/23/2014 2:06:56 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

See my post #14. Who raised the flag and their intent is unclear but that does not make the message lame....

a white flag is clearly and historically a sign of surrender and usually a dramatic one at that.


41 posted on 07/23/2014 2:16:42 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: nascarnation

I agree in that this stunt is the first one that has occurred that I would not be surprised to find that some patriots did it.


42 posted on 07/23/2014 2:22:15 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: bryan999
The mystery of the white flags is what makes this a bit unsettling but pending more info, not a big deal.

OTOH: If someone had put up Canadian flags on the eve of a Rangers-Canucks Stanley Cup, we'd be having a chuckle.

If those were Al Qaeda flags, the city would be on lockdown.

43 posted on 07/23/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: rjsimmon

Look carefully children this is what happens when you introduce Mr. Butter knife to Ms. Wall Outlet . Don’t let this happen to you.


44 posted on 07/23/2014 2:59:39 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: nuconvert
Tight security.........NOT

"CAR 54! WHERE ARE YOUUUUU?!!!"


45 posted on 07/23/2014 9:23:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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