Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Expert says terror threat could be huge
Asbury Park Press ^ | 10/19/01 | JASON METHOD

Posted on 10/19/2001 2:37:19 PM PDT by grimalkin

Edited on 05/07/2004 7:38:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A congressional expert on terrorism said there are thousands of well-trained Mideastern terrorists in the United States who are capable of "spectacular" acts of violence.

Two terrorism experts said they have never seen such estimates from an official government source; others declined to comment.


(Excerpt) Read more at app.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: yossefbodansky
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-126 next last

1 posted on 10/19/2001 2:37:19 PM PDT by grimalkin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
I guess there's the answer - we're more concerned about the "sensitive Muslims" than safeguarding the country.
2 posted on 10/19/2001 2:44:58 PM PDT by ikanakattara
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
Oh, I see. But Patrick Leahy and Ted Kennedy and a cabal of formerly Constitution-HATING liberals are NOW all of a sudden "concerned" about the "Constitutionality" of the administration's desire to root out these despicable murderers through increased surveillance powers. I wonder how the liberal "civil rights" fighters are going to feel if the terrorists start wiping out hundreds of more Americans?

BOTTOM LINE? GIVE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THE TOOLS THEY'RE REQUESTING TO FIND THE EVIL DOERS!!

They will, I'm sure. The constituency demands it, Patty Leahy is a poll-watcher, and will give in eventually.

3 posted on 10/19/2001 2:49:30 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ikanakattara
Be careful, CAIR could come after you for posting such an insensitive message. The President has assured us that Bin Laden highjacked Islam and that all US MUslims are devoted to peace and love Islam. The cleric who prayed with the President at the National Cathedral was not really the same cleric who was filmed at a Hamas rally while they were screaming Death to America. They will tell you it was all manipulation by the Jewish controlled media. CAIR, of course, is innocent of any attempts to fool the American public. Why a spokesman even appeared on Dr. Laura's show, and she couldn't be wrong, could she?
4 posted on 10/19/2001 2:55:16 PM PDT by rebdov
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
I would like to reiterate my call to round up, deport or inter all Arab non-citizens that practice Islam.
5 posted on 10/19/2001 2:57:03 PM PDT by Blade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
Can ANYONE tell me why we ahven't closed our borders and deported all of these people? HELLO????
6 posted on 10/19/2001 2:57:07 PM PDT by Liberals are Evil Socialists!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
My personal estimate--based only on a hunch--is that there are 100 cells, each with 10 members. This makes 1,000 hard-core terrorists. They have 10,000 to 50,000 in a support network. Those 10- to 50-thousand rely on hundreds of thousands who know what is going on but keep silent.

This is why immediate deportation of enemy aliens is a screamingly-urgent matter; every second that ticks by without roundup and deportation brings us closer to losing an American city....or three.

--Boris

7 posted on 10/19/2001 3:02:41 PM PDT by boris
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liberals are Evil Socialists!
Because we're stupid???
8 posted on 10/19/2001 3:05:58 PM PDT by Ima Lurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
So far they are after the M's...mass transit and the media. Bet they will go after the malls next.
9 posted on 10/19/2001 3:07:19 PM PDT by Lady GOP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liberals are Evil Socialists!
Islam is a peaceful religion.
10 posted on 10/19/2001 3:07:47 PM PDT by ar10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Blade
The leaders are being targetted with anthrax and who knows what else. When they finish dying then it will be up to everyday American citizens to make the right decisions. Everyone should buy lots of guns and bullets.
11 posted on 10/19/2001 3:11:04 PM PDT by FITZ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Comment #12 Removed by Moderator

Comment #13 Removed by Moderator

To: grimalkin
The Council on American-Islamic Relations denounced the claim and asked the National Republican Committee to condemn the statements.

Just once, I would like to hear from an Islamic organization that is more eager to condemn terrorism than to scream "slander" at people who raise the issue.

14 posted on 10/19/2001 3:20:10 PM PDT by CompassionateLibertarian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
And for every terrorist, there are 10 to 20 supporters assisting with money, housing and other aid, he said.

Attention to those of you that the last sentence describes: If YOU or anyone YOU KNOW is aiding or abetting terrorism against the United States you are guilty of TREASON and shall be summarily executed.

This is WAR!!! (Sorry serpent-head that is a conservative phrase now.)

I'm no lawyer, but you get my drift.

15 posted on 10/19/2001 3:21:06 PM PDT by Looking4Truth
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: trax2001
I don't think they are hidden.
16 posted on 10/19/2001 3:21:26 PM PDT by ar10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ar10
Not according to the verses from the "book" I read. Sorry, but Mohammed lived by the sword. His followers will die by the sword. Let's roll.
17 posted on 10/19/2001 3:21:35 PM PDT by Liberals are Evil Socialists!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

Comment #18 Removed by Moderator

To: trax2001
bump
19 posted on 10/19/2001 3:26:40 PM PDT by rodeocowboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: trax2001
I just have a horrible feeling that they are working up to something real big. I feel frustrated by the inactivity. Congress stops working and tells me everything is fine and I should go shopping?
20 posted on 10/19/2001 3:27:12 PM PDT by ar10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: ar10
No doubt. Everyone on the radio comments about how so many are waiting for the other shoe to drop.
21 posted on 10/19/2001 3:29:32 PM PDT by Terriergal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

Comment #22 Removed by Moderator

To: ar10
John Gibson's talking points today was it is only common sense that all people from middle east countries here on visas should be located, identified, and any here illegally, be deported immediately. These are not citizens, they are visitors and he was tough. Every terrorist was in this country on a visa or an expired visa.

I don't understand why we are allowing any person from a country on the official list of countries harboring terrorists should be given entrance to this country for any reason. They just let in all those men from Syria to take flying lessons. Syria is on the list. They should be barred. We have got to start yelling bigtime at congress. We are war, regulations should be changed immediately.

23 posted on 10/19/2001 3:36:42 PM PDT by maranatha
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Blade
I would like to reiterate my call to round up, deport or inter all Arab non-citizens that practice Islam.

I second your call. Do we need another 9/11 before our politically correct government gets the message that there are umpteen thousands of mentally deranged Muslim terrorists roaming our streets with the single-minded pursuit of killing as many Americans as they can? In fact, wasn't what happened on 9/11 ENOUGH?

24 posted on 10/19/2001 3:37:07 PM PDT by WRhine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: maranatha
We can yell at Congress they aren't there.
25 posted on 10/19/2001 3:38:11 PM PDT by ar10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
The truth is, Mohammed Atta couldn't even recruit enough suicide warriors to hold four airplanes. He had to make 3/4 of his people think they were involved in a simple hijacking.

I wouldn't be surprised if there are a handful of terrorists involved in these anthrax letter mailings. But overall, I think the main reason why Arabs in terrorist organizations volunteer to come to the United States is because they want to live in the United States.

My guess is that 99% of the people in the Taliban, if they were exposed to life in the United States for one week, wouldn't want to go back. The Devil may believe it's better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven, but for most people, it's better to be clerk at a 7-11 in New Jersey than be Lord of all Afghanistan.

26 posted on 10/19/2001 3:38:17 PM PDT by 537 Votes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 537 Votes
I think you are right, but it just takes one Atta to create absolute havoc.
27 posted on 10/19/2001 3:42:36 PM PDT by ar10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: 537 Votes
The truth is, Mohammed Atta couldn't even recruit enough suicide warriors to hold four airplanes. He had to make 3/4 of his people think they were involved in a simple hijacking.

I don't know if it has been proven that the other terrorists didn't know they were on a suicide mission. I remember reading something to that effect but it is still too early in the investigation to be certain of what took place. Also, I wouldn't infer that hijacking 4 airplanes was some small operation. It was a huge undertaking that required one heck of a lot of support.

28 posted on 10/19/2001 3:58:49 PM PDT by WRhine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
This guy is selling a book.
29 posted on 10/19/2001 4:00:43 PM PDT by alnick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
Been reading Bodansky's book on Osama. Highly recommended - really gives an encompassing history of the extremists. Bodansky is certainly an Israeli advocate, and his book reflects includes many of the most outrageous quotes from Arab leaders. But overall a very useful exposition on the minds of those who follow Osama.

Methinks this war is going to take a while. This "war" will not be won until there is an agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.

30 posted on 10/19/2001 4:05:41 PM PDT by JmyBryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ar10
We can yell at Congress they aren't there.

Blitz Ridge?

31 posted on 10/19/2001 4:15:17 PM PDT by maranatha
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: maranatha
john gibson is fearless and seems to be the only person who tells it like it is. he's politically incorrect but incredibly honest and has the best current affairs program on TV. if there is anyone from mr. gibson's show lurking on FR....thank you for expressing what lots of us have been thinking.
32 posted on 10/19/2001 4:17:12 PM PDT by contessa machiaveli
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin; Nancie Drew; BlueDogDemo; Wallaby; golitely; Judge Parker; LSJohn; Betty Jo...
According to David Schippers , Bodansky issued an official, formal warning in February of 1995 to the USG and members of the US House of Representatives of an imminent ME assisted attack on a Federal building in the Heartland of America (list of targets included the Murrah Building). This formal warning was sent to the FBI and CIA and came from James Saxton's House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, the group that Bodansky worked for when the warining was sent. Schippers said he had seen the official warning on the Alex Jones radio broadcast early last week.

Bodansky and Saxton and the House Task Force on Terrorism received detailed evidence from reporter Jayna Davis in 1996 of ME involvement(Iraq and Bin Laden) in the OKC bombing.

Bodansky is an expert on Bin Laden and published a book two years ago on Bin Laden and describing Bin Laden's having suitcase nuclear weapons which may be smuggled into the US. There is a large well organized Hamas terror cell in OKC with demolition experts that has been in OKC for over ten years. Members of this cell are believed to have helped in the OKC bombing and to have helped some the WTC Hijacker pilots who trained at a nearby flight school in Norman , Oklahoma.

The US State Department, the FBI, the DOJ, the President still refuse to put known Hamas terrorists on wanted lists and to go after them in OKC and in the US. ABC Nightline reported this again last night as one reason that Sharon thought that Bush's statements about going after all known Arab terrorists was hypocritical.

Bodansky, members of Congress and the House Task Force have been fully aware for over six years of the existence and involvment of the Hamas OKC cell in helping Bin Laden and Sadam Hussein carry out terror attacks within the US.

To not go after these Hamas terrorists and not to tell the American public has been a political decision made during the Clinton administration and that is being continued by the Bush administration or at least by the Clinton holdovers in the Bush admininstration. Many members of Congress, House and Senate, are complicit in these political decisions that are putting millions of Americans at risk of being murdered by these Hamas terrorists.

33 posted on 10/19/2001 4:21:35 PM PDT by OKCSubmariner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
Well, isn't this a lovely way to start the weekend.
PC needs to be one of the first casualties of the war on terrorism.
34 posted on 10/19/2001 4:30:26 PM PDT by ladyinred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ladyinred
Bump!!
35 posted on 10/19/2001 4:41:45 PM PDT by maestro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

Comment #36 Removed by Moderator

To: ikanakattara
Three things.
#1. Is this man an American citizen?
If so, #2. Bodansky declined to discuss where he learned the information. He either gives up his sources or goes to jail.
#3. It's possible that he doesn't know what he's talking about.
37 posted on 10/19/2001 5:01:40 PM PDT by Just another Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Comment #38 Removed by Moderator

To: BlueDogDemo
Islam is a peaceful religion.

I really wanted to believe this, but somehow the history of Islam is not quite so reassuring. Nor the history of the "engagement" of the Muslim and Christian nations (the fate of the "modersates" who would deal with the West was noted even by Chaucer).

Nor is the near-total silence of the Muslim clerics, here and abroad. Is it because they are afraid... or because they too are siding against us?

39 posted on 10/19/2001 5:16:13 PM PDT by Clint Williams
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

Comment #40 Removed by Moderator

To: grimalkin
A congressional expert on terrorism said there are thousands of well-trained Mideastern terrorists in the United States who are capable of "spectacular" acts of violence.

Apparently a bunch of them have already been spotted videotaping public buildings.

41 posted on 10/19/2001 5:21:31 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
Experts? My gosh, what does it take to see the enormity of the threat. To miss it, it seems one only need be a Congressman voting on whether or not to tighten control on U.S. boarders.

Imagine your worst fears and those are the very real threats that we face. And they don't have anything to do with how people's feelings are going to be hurt - Noonan's most recent column is pretty instructive on all points.

42 posted on 10/19/2001 5:22:50 PM PDT by gogov
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #43 Removed by Moderator

To: ikanakattara
I guess there's the answer - we're more concerned about the "sensitive Muslims" than safeguarding the country.

Here in liberal Montgomery County, MD (suburb of Washington DC) we had a Town Hall meeting a few weeks ago. When it was our police chief's turn to tell the audience how he had responded to the initial reports on 9-11, all he spoke about was how quickly he had "reached out" to the Moslem community to see if they felt safe and how he had sent squad cars to the mosques and cultural centers to protect them against bigotry. NO mention at all of what he had done (if anything) to protect us non-Moslem citizens on a day when there could have been other suicide bombers on the loose. In other words, the lives of thousands of US citizens is not as important as "respecting diversity."

44 posted on 10/19/2001 5:48:09 PM PDT by Arleigh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ar10
Islam is a peaceful religion.

Yes, you make a good point. It is important that we respect other religions. I respect the fact that most Mohammadans want to go to paradise. Therefore, I respectfully submit that our military diligently assist as many of these faithful Mohammadans in becoming martyrs for Allah (who is all great)as possible, using all available technology at our disposal. Amen.

45 posted on 10/19/2001 5:54:48 PM PDT by Arleigh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
Perhaps the Muslim community in America, the 3,000,000 or so, should inspect their own ranks and HELP rout out the cowardly bin laden terrorist thugs. Who would know better?
46 posted on 10/19/2001 6:03:27 PM PDT by Republic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grimalkin
Three Million Muslims
0.1 percent yields 3,000 terrorists
Only 1 per 1000 ... ?

The question one has to ask is,
"Is 1 per 1000 too high or too low?"
Only the Muslims really know.
Are they going to tell?

47 posted on 10/19/2001 6:16:32 PM PDT by RileyD, nwJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ar10
"I just have a horrible feeling that they are working up to something real big."

Notice how quiet the West Coast is lately?

--Boris

48 posted on 10/19/2001 6:18:29 PM PDT by boris
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: 537 Votes
The truth is, Mohammed Atta couldn't even recruit enough suicide warriors to hold four airplanes. He had to make 3/4 of his people think they were involved in a simple hijacking.

And if you believed that line of BS, I bet you believed the one about Bob Stevens catching pulmonary anthrax by "drinking from a mountain stream."

49 posted on 10/19/2001 6:23:56 PM PDT by Clinton's a rapist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: WRhine
another 9/11 ....

I'm afraid it is going to take a lot more than the events of 9/11.

The situation is clear. For reasons unfathomable to me (although I am sure they involve money) our government is going to sacrifice many more thousands of us before it gains the courage to clamp down on the stinking terrs in our midst.

I have taken skepticism to new and untold heights. I don't even think deportation, and lie detector tests of M.E. questionables will take place if a suit case nuke is smuggled into the superbowl killing 100,000. I have no faith in our leadership and not much in the general population ... because it's only a few that seem to even want to survive. How else can the fact that there is no clamour for deportation be explained?

50 posted on 10/19/2001 6:26:47 PM PDT by mercy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-126 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson