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Al Qaeda Promises U.S. Death By A 'Thousand Cuts'
ABC News ^ | November 21, 2010 | Matthew Cole

Posted on 11/21/2010 4:33:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Printer bombs planted on two cargo flights last month cost only a few thousand dollars and were intended to affect the American economy, according to a newly published Al Qaeda-affiliated magazine.

The attempt was called "Operation Hemorrhage," boasted the magazine, and the entire plot cost al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, only $4,200.

Yesterday, a special edition of Inspire magazine -- an English-language propaganda publication produced by AQAP -- gave a detailed description of how the attempted attack was conceived and produced.

"Two Nokia mobiles, $150 each, two HP printers, $300 each, plus shipping, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses add up to a total bill of $4,200," one article said. "That is all that Operation Hemorrhage cost us. In terms of time, it took us three months to plan and execute the operation from beginning to end."

The magazine also revealed the attack was not meant to kill more than the plane's pilot and co-pilot, and was meant to force the U.S. government to spend billions of dollars on preventive security screening measures....

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; jihad; obama; wot
How hard can it be for them when we have a compliant crypto-Muslim leader.
1 posted on 11/21/2010 4:33:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al Queda has a problem. $100 billion to a country worth 40 to 50 trillion is not much.


2 posted on 11/21/2010 4:35:34 PM PST by macquire
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al Queda has a problem. $100 billion to a country worth 40 to 50 trillion is not much.


3 posted on 11/21/2010 4:35:43 PM PST by macquire
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone needs to threaten them with 5.56 and Wright Brand Bacon.


4 posted on 11/21/2010 4:36:49 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right on cue. “TSA...TSA.”


5 posted on 11/21/2010 4:37:42 PM PST by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How long before Al Queda takes credit for Enhanced Pat-Down?


6 posted on 11/21/2010 4:38:07 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

“Yesterday, a special edition of Inspire magazine — an English-language propaganda publication produced by AQAP..”

So Al-ABC recognizes a “propaganda publication.” Does it?


7 posted on 11/21/2010 4:39:44 PM PST by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And the U.S. promises Al Qaeda death by 1,000 lb. ordinance.

Go squat in your cave and shiver, raghead!

8 posted on 11/21/2010 4:39:48 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keeping our Freedom is expensive.

Scaring people to the point of giving up that Freedom is cheap.

Very Cheap when you get the MSM on board pumping their ratings for their dollars.


9 posted on 11/21/2010 4:41:08 PM PST by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al Qaeda and the left: a marriage made in heaven. The terrorists don’t have to actually do much at all, our government is busy quashing our rights and liberty as fast as they can write new laws and regulations. Al Qaeda is merely providing a convenient excuse.


10 posted on 11/21/2010 4:41:42 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All they need is idiots voting safety and security. The folks like myself voting FREEDOM will kill them. Wake up idiot Democrats.


11 posted on 11/21/2010 4:41:51 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How hard can it be for them when we have a compliant crypto-Muslim leader.


That’s right. 0bama is unbeleivably evil.


12 posted on 11/21/2010 4:41:54 PM PST by unkus
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To: macquire
I wouldn't be bragging about a failed plan. Someday, America will have a real leader who will take off the gloves and put the jihadists in a blender at high speed.
13 posted on 11/21/2010 4:42:44 PM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is happening, only it is a million gropes.


14 posted on 11/21/2010 4:46:13 PM PST by ProudFossil
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
was meant to force the U.S. government to spend billions of dollars on preventive security screening measures....

Sounds like an SNL skit:

Bin Laden on phone: "So Janet, what would you like us to do this week?"

15 posted on 11/21/2010 4:47:12 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: JPG

They are all talk—they scored a few hits because we were caught off guard. What would happen if they went against a really hard case nation? Imagine how a Hitler or Stalin would react to terrorism? There might not be any Islam left when they were done. I believe that will happen in Europe in the future. The word Islam and Jihad will be just another word for insane killers that must be shot down like mad dogs.


16 posted on 11/21/2010 4:47:30 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: JPG

The ragheads are laughing now, but when the US has a POTUS not in bed with the Saudis, or a POTUS who isn’t actually a fellow muhammedan, we will be laughing last.

Does anybody honestly believe they woud be pulling this if Reagan was in the WH?


17 posted on 11/21/2010 4:47:43 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How hard can it be for them when we have a compliant crypto-Muslim leader.

He's certinaly on track to help them shut down air travel for the average citizen, and bankrupt the airlines.

The MSNBC poll shows 77% support for a holiday air travel boycott. Al-Qaida and the White House might consider that a win. They'll inflict more damage on the economy, and help destroy an American holiday tradition.

I can't help but get the feeling we're being tested and conditioned - pushed just to the breaking point and held there until we get desensitized to the abuse and are ready for the next level,

18 posted on 11/21/2010 4:48:12 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One of the “Cuts” is the TSA. Osama must be celebrating this organization


19 posted on 11/21/2010 4:49:17 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In my view, Al Qaeda needs an attitude adjustment.

For every act of terrorism, we should just level one muslim country...doesn't matter, just pick one.

George W. was going to show'em with "shock and awe"...but I was never shocked, or awed, at his police state retaliation. But George W. was vindicating Dad more than anything else.

But, we're pussyfooting around with a muzzie in the White House while a band of 10th century heathans plot our total distruction - no matter how they plan to do it...they PLAN to do it.

We just haven't slapped them hard enough. I don't mean just a "bitch slap", I mean thin out the herd. But instead, we send good American men and women into "battle" with targets painted on their backs.

The Rules of Engagement of the obama military are there to provide target practice for Al Qaeda, nothing more, nothing less. My cousin - an Army Lt. Colonel - just returned from Afghanistan and says the only reason they send more than on person on a patrol is so there will be someone to bring back the dead and wounded...OURS.

We need to show Al Qaeda the same level of mercy shown by them to Americans...NONE. If Osama is hiding in the mountains...level the friggin' mountains.

If they shoot even so much as a pea-shooter at our guys, bring in the hell fire and level the village, or mosque, or whereever they are shooting from...just level it.

STOP APOLOGIZING to these bastards, it only empowers them. Obama is too stupid (or too indoctrinated) to see that.

The only way to stop the "thousand cuts" is with a few big slashes.


20 posted on 11/21/2010 4:51:54 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: struggle

...to heck with water boarding, start dipping them in 55 gallon drums of pigs blood. Head first.


21 posted on 11/21/2010 4:59:41 PM PST by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Death by a thousand cuts? Ha! We’re doing THAT to ourselves!


22 posted on 11/21/2010 5:00:34 PM PST by SoCalConstitutionalist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; ExTexasRedhead; blackie; LucyT
The magazine also revealed the attack was not meant to kill more than the plane's pilot and co-pilot, and was meant to force the U.S. government to spend billions of dollars on preventive security screening measures....

Obama and Napolitano, Al Qaeda compliant!

23 posted on 11/21/2010 5:14:34 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Simple answer to all the would-be underwear bombers... explosive-sniffing dogs.


24 posted on 11/21/2010 5:17:21 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: bigbob
How long before Al Queda takes credit for Enhanced Pat-Down?


They don't have to. it has been given to them already.

25 posted on 11/21/2010 5:18:30 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: bigbob
How long before Al Queda takes credit for Enhanced Pat-Down?

Why shouldn't they? It's allegedly done in response to the 'underwear bomber'.

Since they're already hiding bombs in their anal cavity, are you ready for that search?

26 posted on 11/21/2010 5:19:01 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Two Nokia mobiles, $150 each, two HP printers, $300 each, plus shipping, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses add up to a total bill of $4,200," one article said. "That is all that Operation Hemorrhage cost us. In terms of time, it took us three months to plan and execute the operation from beginning to end."

So it was a cheap failure instead of an expensive failure.

27 posted on 11/21/2010 5:21:12 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Rome2000

Not a Chance. Reagan personified America. He was a Country Man. The left made fun of him at Iceland and he kicked ass. The left is a bunch of queer weirdos that want their own Nation to falter, F-em.


28 posted on 11/21/2010 5:22:56 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Rome2000
Does anybody honestly believe they woud be pulling this if Reagan was in the WH?

I guess you don't remember 1983

When they attacked us for having troops in their lands under Reagan, Reagan decided to pull those troops out. He didn't go on 'nation building' orgy to enforce our 'right' to use our soldiers to protect foreign kings.

29 posted on 11/21/2010 5:25:49 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Gunslingr3; ExTexasRedhead; blackie; LucyT
Since they're already hiding bombs in their anal cavity, are you ready for that search?

As violence ebbs, Iraqi men drown their sorrows

July 28, 2008 - Insurgents increasingly use female bombers because their billowing, black robes easily hide explosives and they are less likely to be searched.

30 posted on 11/21/2010 5:29:13 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But let’s not go profiling muslims. Hell no we might actually catch a few terrorists.


32 posted on 11/21/2010 5:32:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mohammed never met Americans

You lose MoFo.


33 posted on 11/21/2010 5:48:29 PM PST by PGalt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Operation Hemorrhage"

Cute.

Time to start focusing on the Islamists (political Islam, Sharia Law, jihad advocates) here in the U.S.

Our own version of a thousand cuts, cut the freedoms of our enemies living here.

How to tell the difference between Muslim and Islamist? The ones who squawk are the Islamists.

34 posted on 11/21/2010 6:24:52 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Gunslingr3
He didn't go on 'nation building' orgy to enforce our 'right' to use our soldiers to protect foreign kings.

Right, he didn't continue expose our troops to attack for no good goddamned reason, and bombed Gaddafi's house instead.

They got the message, as did that commie scumbag Castro after Grenada.

35 posted on 11/21/2010 6:40:04 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000
Right, he didn't continue expose our troops to attack for no good goddamned reason, and bombed Gaddafi's house instead. They got the message

Hezbollah ≠ Gaddafi.

The 1986 bombing of Libya was in response to saber rattling. We sent a carrier off their coast, shot down two of their fighters, they bombed a German disco that U.S. servicemen frequented, so we bombed Libya. They retaliated in several ways, most notably the Lockerbie bombing.

In the case of the retreat from Lebanon, we bombarded some goat covered hills with an Iowa class battleship and called it a day.

36 posted on 11/21/2010 6:50:20 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Gunslingr3

Are you trying to make the point that Reagan was weak for taking our troops out of harms way after Beirut?


37 posted on 11/21/2010 6:55:02 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good thing for them, that’s what the federal government, and state governments to a lesser extent, is doing now.

Take some freedom here, take some liberty there. Pretty soon, you got an unfree police state. But, the bleating sheep wanted to be made “safe” and have all risk removed from life.

The sheep deserve to be the slaves they are.


38 posted on 11/21/2010 7:01:09 PM PST by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: MichiganConservative

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


39 posted on 11/21/2010 8:05:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: Rome2000

No, I make the point that he was wise.


40 posted on 11/21/2010 8:53:20 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: bigbob

Anyone here the new Republican majority utter a peep about border control?

The terrorists don’t even need a Trojan horse. Our border is wide open and none of the politically correct political elite in either party will do anything about it.


41 posted on 11/21/2010 10:39:13 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good post. Thanks for the link.


42 posted on 11/21/2010 10:41:13 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Luke21

“Right on cue. “TSA...TSA.””

Yes, the Defense Dept/homeland sec. are becoming a little tooooo obvious.

I’ve had enough of all this “public safety” jargon which is only an excuse to implement their real objective.


43 posted on 11/22/2010 1:11:52 AM PST by bronxville
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bottom line Obama plays lawyer for terrorists and we absorb all of this.


44 posted on 11/22/2010 5:28:09 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Can this thread be moved to front page news possibly?


45 posted on 11/22/2010 5:29:35 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: MamaDearest

It’s working with the 0bama regime’s help!


46 posted on 11/22/2010 11:05:54 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie
It’s working with the 0bama regime’s help!

The absolute worst president EVER, surrounded by the worst appointees EVER.

47 posted on 11/22/2010 2:30:28 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

Amen to that!!!!!!


48 posted on 11/22/2010 3:10:55 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: JPG
I wouldn't be bragging about a failed plan.

If anything changes, their plan didn't fail. The planes are less important than the psychological effect and the effect on policy. Invoking fear is the goal.

Someday, America will have a real leader who will take off the gloves and put the jihadists in a blender at high speed.

I'm looking forward to the day...

49 posted on 11/23/2010 1:44:04 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Gunslingr3
...we bombarded some goat covered hills with an Iowa class battleship...

An R&R center?

50 posted on 11/23/2010 1:52:22 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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