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#1336984 - 02/03/10 08:46 PM Al-Qaeda ‘certain’ to attack U.S. within months
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"The Obama administration's top intelligence officials on Tuesday described it as "certain" that al-Qaeda or its allies will try to attack the United States in the next six months, and they called for new flexibility in how U.S. officials detain and question terrorist suspects. "

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35212549/ns/us_news-washington_post/

I cannot believe the administration would use scare tactics like these and play upon the public's fear to try to get additional power. This isn't a police state and we should reject the politics of fear that seem to obsess the current administration.

Oh sorry, I thought the article said the Bush administration. Never mind.

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#1336989 - 02/03/10 08:47 PM Re: Al-Qaeda ‘certain’ to attack U.S. within months straw
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What is the religion of the potential attackers?
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#1336993 - 02/03/10 08:48 PM Re: Al-Qaeda ‘certain’ to attack U.S. within months Blade Scrapper
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more importantly, what kind of knives do they carry

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#1336994 - 02/03/10 08:49 PM Re: Al-Qaeda ‘certain’ to attack U.S. within months Blade Scrapper
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word out in the terrorist criminal community is that they plan to strike using bayonettes.
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#1336995 - 02/03/10 08:50 PM Re: Al-Qaeda ‘certain’ to attack U.S. within months TheManofSteel
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Will they be charging us with their "bayonettes"?
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#1337003 - 02/03/10 08:59 PM Re: Al-Qaeda ‘certain’ to attack U.S. within months Blade Scrapper
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(07-09) 04:00 PST Washington -- The Bush administration warned Thursday that terrorists might launch a "large-scale attack" in the United States to influence November's presidential election, but critics questioned whether the White House was spreading fear of an attack for political purposes.
America Coming Together, a Democratic group working to elect Kerry, issued a statement charging the announcement "continued the Bush-Cheney campaign based on fear" by issuing a warning without specific evidence of a looming attack.



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/07/09/TERROR.TMP#ixzz0eVZpmOFx



US Congressman, Jim McDermott, says the Bush administration is manipulating American fear to justify a military confrontation with Iran.

"[Bush] wants to find a way to provoke a military confrontation, or gin up some data to frighten the American people into believing a preemptive strike is defensible," McDermott told a recent forum in Washington.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=46907&sectionid=351020104


DUMMERSTON, Vt. — With public support for the Iraq war hovering around 30 percent, the Bush administration is falling back on a familiar strategy it loves to use when it find itself in trouble — scaring the American people.

On Tuesday, the National Intelligence Estimate, which reflects the consensus view of the 16 U.S. spy agencies, was released to the press. It states that al-Qaida is stepping up efforts to sneak terror operatives into the United States and has acquired most of the capabilities it needs to strike here.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_randolph_070718_how_the_bush_adminis.htm

Senator Barack Obama linked President Bush and Senator John McCain together yesterday as partners in 'the failed policies' of the last seven years, and said they were fear peddling and fear mongering in their stance on foreign policy.

Confronting a major challenge to his world view, Mr. Obama tried to turn the tables on his critics, saying they were guilty of “bluster” and “dishonest, divisive” tactics.

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/obama-says-bush-and-mccain-are-fear-peddling

Vice President Cheney was not campaigning Wednesday, but his suggestion a day earlier that electing John Kerry would risk a "devastating" terrorist attack kept agitating the political arena.
Democrats denounced Cheney's statement as part of a "fear strategy" and sought to capitalize on it to attack President Bush and raise money. Republicans interpreted the remark to try to make it sound less partisan.

Cheney said Tuesday in Des Moines that if voters make the "wrong choice" Nov. 2, "the danger is that we'll get hit again, and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States."

Under a Kerry presidency, the nation could "fall back into a pre-9/11 mind-set" of viewing terrorist attacks as "just criminal acts" and the nation as "not really at war," Cheney said.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-09-08-cheney-remark_x.htm
The motives behind the Bush administration’s latest terror scare
By Jerry White
27 July 2007
Over the last two weeks the Bush administration has orchestrated yet another campaign to sow fear and anxiety among the American people with unsubstantiated claims that signs are mounting of a looming Al Qaeda terrorist attack.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2007/jul2007/terr-j27.shtml

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/07/09/TERROR.TMP#ixzz0eVZdKfm4

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#1337031 - 02/03/10 09:18 PM Re: Al-Qaeda ‘certain’ to attack U.S. within months Blade Scrapper
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Will they be charging us with their "bayonettes"?


likely they will be charging with Heartland-stolen Visas!
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