Bush details al-Qaeda hijack plot

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4697896.stm

US President George Bush has revealed details of a foiled al-Qaeda plot to use a hijacked airliner to strike the west coast of the US.
Mr Bush said the plotters, thwarted in 2002, planned to use shoe bombs to storm the plane cockpit.

The attackers would have flown the plane into the tallest building in Los Angeles, California.
Good fairy-tale. Why mr.Bush didn't use it during the presidential elections? Btw, California was lost.
 
#2
How would you blow your way into the cockpit?

Stupid, stupid, stupid. AQ for thinking it or Bush for making it up.
 
#4
I'm Hans Christien Andersen , my pen is a babbling brook :roll:

Shoe bombs to blow your way through a reinforced door? I'm not up on my dems, but how much C4 are you going to need to gain entry in one hit, without blowing a sizeable hole in the aircraft?

And I think the passengers would have something to say about people trying to blow a door in front , not to mention the sky marshall.

How stupid does Rove think the American people are?
 
#5
Anything is possible nowadays guys. lets not rule it out because W said it might happen.

1. There are not air marshalls on every flight.

2. If a terrorist group targets enough planes all at once, they are bound to succeed on one.

3. It only takes one succesful terrorist to crash a plane into a big tower.
 
#6
Maybe they are telling the truth?

I mean, what possible motive could they have to make up such a lie about South East Asians?
 
#7
California was not lost. We're still right here, attached to Nevada. Easy to find :)

NTM
 
#8
This is a timely reminder of the need for vigilance, and of the dangers of not voting for Mr Bush - the man who steps into the breach when we need somebody to protect our hard-won freedom, our futures and that of our children.

We are up against a resourceful and fearsome enemy, one which has supplanted the Soviet Union as the biggest threat to world peace.

Don't let the fact that they live in caves, have silly beards and are armed with rifles fool you - the very fabric of our society is under threat, and we need bigger armies, better weapons and the capacity to smoke them out in whatever far-flung part of the globe they reside
 
#10
I don't suppose it's possible that anyone might give any credence to the thought that the US did actually foil various attack plans? It's not an issue of government policy or whether you agree with Bush, after all.

NTM
 
#11
California_Tanker said:
California was not lost. We're still right here, attached to Nevada. Easy to find :)

NTM
Dear Tanker!

I meant that during pres. elections in 2004 Republican candidate (mr.Bush) lost them in California. Or maybe I'm wrong?
 
#12
CT , I would hope everyone knows the TLA security agencies foil attacks, details of which will probably never reach the public domain.

But please allow us our fun ripping the pi55 out of the President's scriptwriters :D
 
#13
KGB_resident said:
Dear Tanker!

I meant that during pres. elections in 2004 Republican candidate (mr.Bush) lost them in California. Or maybe I'm wrong?
No, you're right, but that Bush didn't carry California shouldn't be a surprise. I don't think any Republican has carried California, or even come close, since Reagan. It's called the 'Left Coast' for its political leanings, not just the fact that it's on the left on the map.

(In geographical terms, the state actually is heavily Republican, but the few spots of blue on the map are the major cities, so the Democrats have great weight of numbers)

NTM
 
#14
California_Tanker said:
No, you're right, but that Bush didn't carry California shouldn't be a surprise. I don't think any Republican has carried California, or even come close, since Reagan. It's called the 'Left Coast' for its political leanings, not just the fact that it's on the left on the map.

(In geographical terms, the state actually is heavily Republican, but the few spots of blue on the map are the major cities, so the Democrats have great weight of numbers)

NTM
In other words, just the bits where everybody lives are Democratic. :D If having to move to somewhere like fcuking Baker or Barstow is the price to pay for being able to live with like-minded people, then thank fcuk I'm not a Republican.

Don't forget Ahhhhnold, the motorcycle demon. :wink:
 
#15
California_Tanker said:
KGB_resident said:
Dear Tanker!

I meant that during pres. elections in 2004 Republican candidate (mr.Bush) lost them in California. Or maybe I'm wrong?
No, you're right, but that Bush didn't carry California shouldn't be a surprise. I don't think any Republican has carried California, or even come close, since Reagan. It's called the 'Left Coast' for its political leanings, not just the fact that it's on the left on the map.

(In geographical terms, the state actually is heavily Republican, but the few spots of blue on the map are the major cities, so the Democrats have great weight of numbers)

NTM
Mr.Kerry got 54.6% in California and mr.Bush - 44.3% So only 6% swing would change the situation. And California is a very important state in presidential elections because of American system of counting.

So I wonder. Taking into account the importance of presidential elections (especially in California) it would be very useful to show this story namely in October 2004. It hadn't been done. But why? The only logical explanation - the story was invented quite recently.

But why has it been invented you may ask. To substitute 'cartoon story' on front pages of main-stream mass media.

Funny that mr.Bush has made a little (but symbolic) mistake sounding this fairy tale. He said 'Liberty tower' instead of 'Library tower'. It is clear that in 2004 mr.Bush was unaware about this 'terrible' story.
 
#16
It was done to justify the clicks on the line when you phone for a Pizza from the Persian exile pizzeria Sergey....

Wiretaps are good, please remember that.
 
#17
PartTimePongo said:
It was done to justify the clicks on the line when you phone for a Pizza from the Persian exile pizzeria Sergey....

Wiretaps are good, please remember that.
PTP!

If you mean this almost invisible problem with secret wiretaps in USA then attention to it is fading. No doubt that it is not news #1. If this story about 'great success' of American anti-terrorism structures has side effect then it can't be regarded as a main cause.

I think that many (including our friends here) are underestimating the scale of the problem.
 

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