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Possible Longboat terrorist Incident
Longboat Observer ^ | Sept. 27, 2001 | Shay Sullivan, City Editor

Posted on 10/02/2001 8:33:55 AM PDT by Preachers Kid

By now, most everyone knows President George W. Bush began that fateful day, Sept 11 on Longboat Key, but the FBI is now investigating whether terrorists also began that fateful day here on the island.

At about 6 a.m. Sept. 11, Longboat Key Fire Marshall Carroll Mooneyhan was at the front desk of the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort as Bush prepared for his morning jog. From that vantage point, Mooneyhan overheard a strange exchange between a Colony receptionist and security guard.

A van occupied by men of Mid-Eastern descent had pulled up to the Colony stating they had a "poolside" interview with the president, Mooneyhan said. The self-proclaimed reporters then asked for a Secret Service agent by name. Guards from security relayed the request to the receptionist, who had not heard of either the agent or plans for an interview, Mooneyhan said.

The receptionist gave the phone over to a nearby Secret Service agent who said the same thing -no one knew of an agent by that name or of any possible interview.

The agent told the occupants of the van to contact the president's public relations office in DC and turned them away from the premises, Mooneyhan said.

In light of the attacks, Mooneyhan wonders if what he witnessed is related to the events of Sept. 11. So does the FBI.

"That's very strange," said an unnamed agent with the Sarasota field office of the FBI, who directed agents to look into the matter.

Earlier, the FBI questioned a Longboat Key man who also had a strange run-in with a van occupied by men of Mid-Eastern descent.

At 8:50 a.m. the man sttod on the Sarasota bayfront waiting for the presidential motorcade to pass. A dilapidated van passed him with two men of Middle Eastern descent "screaming out the windows,'Down with Bush' and raising their fists in the air".

The Longboat Key resident later reported the incident to police, who turned the matter over to FBI agents who questioned him.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; bush; longboatkey; sarasota; wtcattacks
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Does anyone know anymore about this incident?
1 posted on 10/02/2001 8:33:55 AM PDT by Preachers Kid
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To: Preachers Kid
Let's hope that they are caught!
2 posted on 10/02/2001 8:41:25 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Preachers Kid
At 8:50 a.m. the man sttod on the Sarasota bayfront waiting for the presidential motorcade to pass. A dilapidated van passed him with two men of Middle Eastern descent "screaming out the windows,'Down with Bush' and raising their fists in the air".

Probably a couple of DU disruptors.........

NeverGore :^)

3 posted on 10/02/2001 8:45:11 AM PDT by nevergore
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To: Preachers Kid
If this story is true, it is probably more of a psychological mission (psy-op?) than one planned with the real intent to kill the President. If the Secret Service is so inept as to allow "journalists" in to see the President without clearance, Bush's days are numbered.
4 posted on 10/02/2001 8:52:33 AM PDT by wjeanw
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To: Jewels1091
By now, most everyone knows President George W. Bush began that fateful day, Sept 11 on Longboat Key...

First I've heard of it.

5 posted on 10/02/2001 8:55:01 AM PDT by SGCOS
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To: Preachers Kid
The agent told the occupants of the van to contact the president's public relations office in DC and turned them away from the premises, Mooneyhan said.

big mistake, retraining ALERT !

The agent should have investigated. He should have approached the van, taken pictures of occupants and questioned them. SHEESH ! I guess we really are easy, untrained targets.

6 posted on 10/02/2001 8:59:28 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
Hopefully they'll do this next time.
7 posted on 10/02/2001 9:09:05 AM PDT by kassie
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To: seamole; Mo1; aristeides; swarthyguy
Bump.
8 posted on 12/15/2003 12:35:19 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Sabertooth
A more conventional source than the other.
9 posted on 12/15/2003 12:41:51 PM PST by swarthyguy
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To: Shermy; Dog; prairiebreeze
The self-proclaimed reporters then asked for a Secret Service agent by name. Guards from security relayed the request to the receptionist, who had not heard of either the agent or plans for an interview, Mooneyhan said.

First I have heard of this story

10 posted on 12/15/2003 2:06:37 PM PST by Mo1 (House Work, If you do it right , will kill you!)
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To: swarthyguy; seamole; Shermy; Mo1
This smacks of the assassination of Ahmed Shah Massoud..
11 posted on 12/15/2003 2:27:39 PM PST by Dog (First question to Saddam..........Where is Scott Speicher??)
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To: Miss Marple; seamole; hchutch
Now Read this...
12 posted on 12/15/2003 2:38:52 PM PST by Dog (First question to Saddam..........Where is Scott Speicher??)
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To: Calpernia; JustPiper; Sabertooth; Poohbah; MJY1288; Grampa Dave
Look at this..
13 posted on 12/15/2003 2:47:27 PM PST by Dog (First question to Saddam..........Where is Scott Speicher??)
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To: Mo1
First I have heard of this story

Me too. That was the Secret Services reaction before 9-11. Now, I think they'd circle the van and drag them out or shoot 'em.

Prairie

14 posted on 12/15/2003 3:00:06 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Rejoice in the love God has shown by sending His Son to live among us and in our hearts.)
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To: Wait4Truth; Peach; TruthNtegrity
Check this out, ping!
15 posted on 12/15/2003 3:03:18 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Rejoice in the love God has shown by sending His Son to live among us and in our hearts.)
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To: Dog
And wasn't Massoud killed by "journalists" right around 9/11?
16 posted on 12/15/2003 3:08:03 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
Yes he was...

This is the MO of Al Qaeda.

17 posted on 12/15/2003 3:18:54 PM PST by Dog (First question to Saddam..........Where is Scott Speicher??)
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To: prairiebreeze
VERY interesting, although I have to wonder what took so long for us to hear about this incident.
18 posted on 12/15/2003 5:11:32 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Dog
I read about this before, The problem I have with the story is the bartenders claim that Atta was drinking in his bar, without the bartender there isn't much too this, unless there is some kind of proof that Atta was in Longboat Key. As far as the van full of Middle Eastern men shouting "Down with Bush" Florida has a large population of Middle Eastern men that would be more than happy to protest Bush. If the USSS stopped a van full of middle eastern men that were posing as journalist and trying to get near the President, you can bet they were detained and identified.

Until I read more than "Man on the street" interviews and Bartenders claiming the served Atta Rum and Cokes, I will consider this as chum for tinfoilers

19 posted on 12/15/2003 5:47:46 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: Preachers Kid
This is how Al Queda murdered that Iraqi leader, pretending they were reporters, they set up the camera, and shot him.

What is so verrrrry disburbing is their knowledge of Bush's schedule. The average person can't find out where the President is going to be at any given time. How did these guys know? Who, close enough to the President, that knows his comings and goings, is working for terrorists?
Doesn't he have a muslim body guard with the Secret Service?
20 posted on 12/15/2003 5:55:39 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: Peach
Look at the date on the original post. This is old.
21 posted on 12/15/2003 5:58:42 PM PST by ladyinred (If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door!)
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To: Shermy
Shermy, thanks for bringing this back up. This is just frightening, and appears it got little play when it was posted back then.
22 posted on 12/15/2003 6:03:12 PM PST by ladyinred (If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
local ping.
23 posted on 12/15/2003 6:05:48 PM PST by Shermy
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To: wjeanw
If this story is true, it is probably more of a psychological mission (psy-op?) than one planned with the real intent to kill the President. If the Secret Service is so inept as to allow "journalists" in to see the President without clearance, Bush's days are numbered.

Amen. Remember Masoud in Afghanistan, probably the best warlord and leader, assassinated with the exploding camera under the pretext of an interview. Maybe these guys were going to try this in America but were frustrated.

24 posted on 12/15/2003 6:05:54 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: TXFireman
ping
25 posted on 12/15/2003 6:07:11 PM PST by Jonx6
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To: Preachers Kid
I frequently visit Longboat Key as it's one of my favorite "shopping and lunch" destinations. The Colony is a pricey complex of muted grey-blue, low-height, woodsy-looking hotel rooms nestled among thick palm and garden areas.

Paths lead hither and thither from building to building and to the restaurant area. It's secluded, but right off the main and only road running along the narrow islet that is Longboat Key. LK is adjacent to Sarasota.

I'm sure (and I hope) the President was well-protected as there's so many hiding places.

The Colony has the best rack-of-lamb I ever had!.

Leni

26 posted on 12/15/2003 6:09:14 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: MinuteGal
The Colony has the best rack-of-lamb I ever had!.

(Homer Simpson Voice) Rack-Of-Lamb! (Droool!)

Lamb and mutton are very under-appreciated. Tasty!

Funny, when I was a kid back in the '60s, lambchops, leg of lamb, and good old mutton stew and barbeque were common bills of fare. Rare now.

27 posted on 12/15/2003 6:17:46 PM PST by LibKill (You are not sheeple. Refuse to be clipped.)
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To: LibKill
Not around here!

I love lamb and cook it every chance I get.

Mutton is a bit more difficult - tends to be tough - I use it in stews, mostly, or ground.

28 posted on 12/15/2003 6:22:02 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Not around here!

I love lamb and cook it every chance I get.

Awe, gee! The next time I'm in Georgia I'd surely love to visit!

29 posted on 12/15/2003 6:25:52 PM PST by LibKill (You are not sheeple. Refuse to be clipped.)
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To: LibKill
A sure sign that a story isn't going anywhere is when the story goes from a possible assassination attempt on the POTUS to who serves the best Lamb :-)
30 posted on 12/15/2003 6:32:01 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: MJY1288
Apologies for going off-topic.
31 posted on 12/15/2003 6:41:11 PM PST by LibKill (You are not sheeple. Refuse to be clipped.)
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To: LibKill
No problem, I was just poking fun :-)
32 posted on 12/15/2003 6:42:25 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: Preachers Kid
makes me wonder if they were trying the same gig that they did with the leader of the Northern aliance in afganistan. What town was this in?
33 posted on 12/15/2003 6:49:36 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: ladyinred
You're right about that date; I hadn't caught that.
34 posted on 12/15/2003 6:53:52 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Preachers Kid; MinuteGal; MJY1288; Walkingfeather
Again, apologies to all for being distracted by the mention of tasty rack-of-lamb (Drool!)

Ahem, back On-Topic. This may have been a clumsy attempt at the President. The timing is suspicious.

Perhaps it was the "D-minus" team of Jihadis.

It bears investigating. If these jerks can be caught, they will talk. No, they will sing like canaries. Most of their talk will be BS, but there may be a pony in all that horsesh-t.

35 posted on 12/15/2003 7:00:45 PM PST by LibKill (You are not sheeple. Refuse to be clipped.)
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To: AnAmericanMother
I grilled lamb steaks tonight with mesquite. Very tasty!
36 posted on 12/15/2003 7:09:50 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: LibKill
My specialties are Cajun-seasoned loin chops (mmmm-hmmm, lamb chops!) and whole leg of lamb baked in a crust of yoghurt, onion, garlic, and Indian spices.

Whether you would like rack of lamb (or crown roast) or the individual chops depends on how much you like the "outside meat". I REALLY like outside meat. But for "company dinner" nothing can compare with a full crown roast with the ends of the rib bones frenched, with the center filled with rice pilaf strewn with almonds and golden raisins . . .

wow, I'm going to have to go to the Publix and buy some lamb . . . .

37 posted on 12/15/2003 7:12:14 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Ah, AmericanMother, you're making me go off-topic again, and weak with hunger!

It is true, the fastest way to a (mature) man's heart is through his stomach.

38 posted on 12/15/2003 7:18:46 PM PST by LibKill (You are not sheeple. Refuse to be clipped.)
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To: Preachers Kid
Damn! I read the title and thought the Vikings were at it again!


39 posted on 12/15/2003 7:19:56 PM PST by wimpycat ("I'm mean, but I make up for it by bein' real healthy.")
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To: LibKill
It worked for my husband when I met him as a sophomore in college . . . in fact, since he was essentially starving trying to cook illicitly in a dorm room, it probably was MORE effective then, than now.

While the lamb's cooking, we can get back on topic. I'm a little suspicious of this story, because these sorts of tales were a dime a dozen right after 9/11 -- all sorts of strange rumors were making the rounds.

I'm pretty sure at this point the Secret Service has checked out whatever is known to them -- even if they may have blown a few things off before 9/11. But, as the president has said, a lot of this war will never be known to the public -- at least not for many years.

40 posted on 12/15/2003 7:23:35 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: AnAmericanMother
LibKill groans, and puts aside visions of cullinary heaven.

OK, Back on Topic.

Yes, there is a heck of a lot that we don't get, even on FOX News.

In my own little job, I keep my ears and eyes open.

I work at a small university. I am not one of those liberal nut-job professors, rather I am support staff (jock-strap, a supporter). My favorite talk shows are, 1. G. Gordon Liddy, 2. Rush, 3. Sean Hannity.

I work with many foreign students, oops, the PC term is 'international' students.

Mostly from India and Turkey. No arabs.

The Turks are happy that we caught Saddamnable. If you think about it, there are two good reasons for that.

1. Turks ain't arabs. Islam aside, I have come to think that this is a TRIBAL war.

2. Iraq is REAL close to Turkey. This is like having a well-armed homocidal maniac next door.

The Indians don't care much. They are much more interested in the World Cricket championship. (Australia won, this year.)

We have one pakistani. She is conflicted.

41 posted on 12/15/2003 7:40:05 PM PST by LibKill (You are not sheeple. Refuse to be clipped.)
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To: Dog; FairOpinion; Pro-Bush; BagCamAddict; ganeshpuri89; pokerbuddy0; cgk; Sabertooth; ...
What bother's me is yesterday I saw a story on the ticker, never said where, but acid was thrown on almost 30 people, anyone here this?
42 posted on 12/16/2003 10:18:45 AM PST by JustPiper (Saddam gives new meaning to "Ace in the Hole")
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To: JustPiper; All
Is Longview Key part of Key West?

JP, did you watch that file I sent you in freep mail yet?

If not, go watch it. Pay attention to the Atta part; then come back and read this article again.

WHY was that thread pulled last night?
43 posted on 12/16/2003 10:49:24 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Preachers Kid
BUMP.
45 posted on 12/16/2003 11:02:27 AM PST by swarthyguy
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To: Calpernia
going to watch right night sister friend ;)
46 posted on 12/16/2003 11:35:01 AM PST by JustPiper (Saddam gives new meaning to "Ace in the Hole")
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To: Calpernia
Hey sister friend, how long is this thing? I'm on dial-up and only 17% loaded -g-
47 posted on 12/16/2003 11:44:18 AM PST by JustPiper (Saddam gives new meaning to "Ace in the Hole")
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To: JustPiper
This was one of several stories that was reported shortly after 9/11. This particular incident had several threads going.The news media spiked all of them from direction of SS I'm sure.Can you imagine had they been successful in an assassination attempt against GW on the morning of 9/11 and then the plane assault later that same morning.
48 posted on 12/16/2003 11:48:44 AM PST by eastforker (Money is the key to justice,just ask any lawyer.)
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To: All
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: "ATTACK ON AMERICA!"
http://www.truthusa.com/911.html
49 posted on 12/16/2003 12:52:14 PM PST by Cindy
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To: 1Old Pro
re your post no. 6...

I AGREE WITH YOU 100%.
You are absolutely correct.
50 posted on 12/16/2003 12:53:55 PM PST by Cindy
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