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Gone quiet(Almost too quiet)
CNN ^ | December 15, 2006 | By Henry Schuster

Posted on 12/15/2006 2:48:33 PM PST by Dog

CNN) -- It's quiet. Almost too quiet.

That's what you get in a horror movie, just before something bad happens. But does the same cliché hold true in the world of al Qaeda, whose leaders have gone very quiet?

We had a flurry of messages from al Qaeda's number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, around the time of the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. There was an al Qaeda propaganda video about the 9/11 plot, a message to Americans urging them to convert and another message bemoaning the fate of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad who was captured in 2003. There was even an al Qaeda-conducted interview with al-Zawahiri.

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I have been telling everyone on FR that will listen.... this sudden quietness from Zawahiri....doesn't fit the pattern.....something is going on.
1 posted on 12/15/2006 2:48:36 PM PST by Dog
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To: Cap Huff; Straight Vermonter; Southack

Another voice asks were is Zawahiri.....when will the MSM notice the quiet....and how abnormal it is.


2 posted on 12/15/2006 2:50:43 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: Dog

I always listen to you Dog and you know I am not kidding about that.
What do you think is up?
Do you think it's Christmas Mall attacks?


3 posted on 12/15/2006 2:51:52 PM PST by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Dog

Thats when that music starts in the background...

And someone grabs a flashlight, before heading (by themselves) down into the basement to investigate some sort of weird noise...

Me?

When I hear someone say "GET OUT!"...I'm gone!

Of course I'll have my trusty Bazooka, with plenty of reloads!


4 posted on 12/15/2006 2:53:43 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: netmilsmom

Ping


5 posted on 12/15/2006 2:54:01 PM PST by unkus
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To: Dog
Yeah...something's going on.

They're dying in droves! < fingers crossed >

6 posted on 12/15/2006 2:54:32 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: Dog

They've won an American election and don't want to queer our impending surrender.


7 posted on 12/15/2006 2:54:42 PM PST by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Dog

Has anyone thought about all of the food poisoning cases? Is this natural or is someone assisting?


8 posted on 12/15/2006 2:54:51 PM PST by Angelas
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To: netmilsmom

I think that madrassa strike hit to close to home...and AQ doesn't know how we pinpointed Zawahiri to two locations in the span of 10 months. When we see or hear another tape from Zawahiri...it will signal AQ thinks they have plugged their leak.


9 posted on 12/15/2006 2:54:57 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: netmilsmom

I'm really hoping that this is all nothing to wonder about...

But then again, why haven't we been told of a terror threat upgrade by our illustrious DHS???

hmmmm...


10 posted on 12/15/2006 2:55:28 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: Dog
Dead slimes tell no tales!

May be a reason for optimism instead of tension!

11 posted on 12/15/2006 2:55:51 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (When true genius appears, know him by this sign: all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.)
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To: vetsvette

Doesn't it strike you as odd ...we never had an AQ tape commenting on the recent elections?


12 posted on 12/15/2006 2:56:31 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: Dog

Well, that's better news from you than I expected.
Thanks!


13 posted on 12/15/2006 2:57:05 PM PST by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Dog

It is not that abnormal Dog.


14 posted on 12/15/2006 2:57:15 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Dog
There's a grizzled cavalry sergeant out there somewhere who thinks, "yeah ... too quiet."

We'll see.

I don't go to malls at all if I can help it, especially at Christmastime. But if I were a terrorist, that's exactly where I'd go.

15 posted on 12/15/2006 2:57:50 PM PST by r9etb
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

How so?


16 posted on 12/15/2006 2:57:52 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: Dog
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17 posted on 12/15/2006 2:59:02 PM PST by Malichi (!)
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To: Dog

Look at the audio and video that AQ has put out in the past 5 years, and the timing.


18 posted on 12/15/2006 2:59:16 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: r9etb

I live in the country and I like it that way. I don't make much of a target out here.


19 posted on 12/15/2006 2:59:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: r9etb

I think people are missing the point here....the gone quiet...is not about another terror attack...its about AQ releasing 20+ plus tapes this year....UP UNTIL that missile strike on the madrassa on Oct 30....then dead silence.


20 posted on 12/15/2006 3:00:14 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Ok...point taken...but look at Damadola...note how fast they produced Zawahiri in a video to prove to the world he was still alive. Now notice the silence after we struck at him again....


21 posted on 12/15/2006 3:03:20 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: Dog


Does anyone have a link for a timeline of released messages, audio and video? I've seen a few pages through google but they were quite incomplete.


22 posted on 12/15/2006 3:04:01 PM PST by james500
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To: Dog

>>then dead silenc<<

And you mean "dead" like pushing up daisies, right?


23 posted on 12/15/2006 3:04:07 PM PST by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Dog

You are right. I think we need to sit back, take a breath. Stuff is going on!


24 posted on 12/15/2006 3:05:34 PM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
Look at the audio and video that AQ has put out in the past 5 years, and the timing.

Another point...the timing....when ever we have struck at the leadership they produce a tape..audio or video to let the cannon fodder who follow them know that the leadership is still alive.....this time nothing...silence.

25 posted on 12/15/2006 3:06:13 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: netmilsmom

I don't know..


26 posted on 12/15/2006 3:07:11 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: vetsvette

I believe that you are right.

At one time I thought that they may begin attacking over here by June or July but now I think that they will wait until after the '08 Presidential election in order to help the Democrats.

I also think that the Democrats will keep a low profile as far as implementing their agenda until after the '08 election. In '06 they learned that the voters would believe their lies and bullshit when they said that they were for everything Conservatives advocated.

They fooled the idiots one time and they can do it again in two years and this time they will be ready to go.


27 posted on 12/15/2006 3:07:24 PM PST by sport
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To: Dog

>>Ok...point taken...but look at Damadola...note how fast they produced Zawahiri in a video to prove to the world he was still alive. Now notice the silence after we struck at him again....<<

Brilliant!
So are you saying that he is gone or that they are laying low?


28 posted on 12/15/2006 3:07:46 PM PST by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Dog

>>I don't know..<<

Okay. I'll just keep reading.


29 posted on 12/15/2006 3:09:15 PM PST by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: netmilsmom

Laying low....they don't know how the US breached their operational security....twice in the span of 10 months.


30 posted on 12/15/2006 3:09:48 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: Dog

So, if we hear something it's a bad sign. If we don't hear something it's a bad sign. The only good sign is hering "just enough?"


31 posted on 12/15/2006 3:10:08 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Dog

"breached operational security"

Roger that.

Let's leave it at that.


32 posted on 12/15/2006 3:11:04 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Dog

Nothing from OBL


33 posted on 12/15/2006 3:11:35 PM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: sport

Unless, Bush does not wait for that to happen. Pure conjecture, but feasible.


34 posted on 12/15/2006 3:12:03 PM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: durasell

We hear something it means they think they plugged the leak.....which is bad for our hunters. And if we don't hear something...it means it will conitinue to drive me nuts...:-)


35 posted on 12/15/2006 3:12:55 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Roger that.


36 posted on 12/15/2006 3:13:56 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: Dog

He is celebrating Christmas.


37 posted on 12/15/2006 3:14:33 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Dog

So, it's like having kids? If they are in their room smashing lamps and listening to hip-hop at full volume it's bad. If they are in their room with dead silence, it's also bad.


38 posted on 12/15/2006 3:14:56 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Dog

He's on the run?


39 posted on 12/15/2006 3:15:37 PM PST by wireman
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To: Dog

Are we certain we didn't get Zawahiri?


40 posted on 12/15/2006 3:17:13 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy (It's a fight to the death with Democrats.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Don't know...if we did or not.


41 posted on 12/15/2006 3:18:27 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: Dog

Don't tear your hair out Dog..all things in time.


42 posted on 12/15/2006 3:19:13 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Dog; netmilsmom; Brilliant

I have said all of long I think Bin laden,Zawahiri,and Adam Gadahn have gone to meet their 72 virgins.

I find so inconceivable that these media savvy individuals could let these events go by without any comment.

1) The fifth anniversary of 9/11
2) The Democratic Party victory
3) Resignation of Rumsfeld


43 posted on 12/15/2006 3:19:27 PM PST by Perdogg (I'm Perdogg and I approved this message)
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To: Dog
"I would not infer anything from it," says New York University Professor Barnett Rubin, an expert on the Taliban, who just returned from Pakistan and Afghanistan. "I have seen nothing to suggest they [al Qaeda] conform to the expectations of the Western media."

Although I am skeptical of "experts" these days, this sounds like the voice of reason.

44 posted on 12/15/2006 3:19:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
I hate mysteries...:-)
45 posted on 12/15/2006 3:19:46 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: Perdogg

Sept 29,2006 was the last tape from Zawahiri.


46 posted on 12/15/2006 3:21:48 PM PST by Dog (Day 46. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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To: Dog

Rumor has it that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is developing a militia. Ayman may just be busy vacationing visiting family. Israel may be getting hit from Syria, Lebanon AND Egypt in the near future.


47 posted on 12/15/2006 3:24:34 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy (It's a fight to the death with Democrats.)
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To: Dog

>>Sept 29,2006 was the last tape from Zawahiri.<<

Well that was long before the Dems victory party.
One would think that if they were laying low to change the Government, once they won there would be something coming out.

I think that is a telling sign.


48 posted on 12/15/2006 3:25:08 PM PST by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Perdogg

I agree with that, but those are all recent phenomena. I think that it was that bomb that we dropped on the al Qaeda school in Pakistan that did them in, just before the election. And I suspect that Bush knows it, but isn't talking about it because he doesn't want to make life difficult for Musharraf. Possibly even the Congressional leadership knows. You'd think that the Dems would spill the beans because they want to get this war over with, but on the other hand, if the Pres comes to you just before the election and tells you this, but says that he doesn't want to make the info public, you are only too happy to accomodate.


49 posted on 12/15/2006 3:25:37 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Dog

While baking today with some quiet time for thinking, I pretty much convinced myself that they plan to try to ruin our Christmas, big time.

They have issued their invitation to convert. Now they have fallen silent. It's been bothering me and I'm glad I'm not alone.


50 posted on 12/15/2006 3:27:26 PM PST by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser and Shalit, we are praying for you)
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