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And you were worried about Al Qaida?

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And you were worried about Al Qaida?#0
Posted: 8/29/04 at 12:38am
Two Brooklyn Men Charged In Plot To Blow Up Herald Square Subway Station

AUGUST 28TH, 2004

With police on high alert for terrorist activity, two men have been charged with planning to blow up the Herald Square subway station and other targets around the city.

On Friday, the NYPD and FBI arrested Pakistani national Shahawar Matin Siraj, 21, who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens and U.S. citizen James El Shafay, 19, who is from Staten Island.

The men are accused of plotting to plant explosives at the 34th Street and Sixth Avenue station, just blocks away from Madison Square Garden.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced the arrest Saturday. He says this wasn't their only target.

"They scouted out three police stations in Staten Island, a prison and the Verazano bridge, and they drew a map of the facilities," said Kelly. "In addition, they drew a map of the 34th Street train station. Last week on August 21st they visited that station and did a further reconnaissance."

The men are also scouting the 42nd Street and 59th Street Lexington Avenue stations.

Kelly says they did not have ties to al Qaida or any other terrorist organization.

Local authorities had been investigating the men for at least a year using a confidential informant.

The two apparently tried getting explosives into the Herald Square station, but did not succeed.

Kelly says the plot was not tied to the Republican Convention, but police decided to make the arrest as a preventative measure.


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re: And you were worried about Al Qaida?#1
Posted: 8/29/04 at 12:38am
It's a sick sad world
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Posted: 8/29/04 at 12:43am
Trust me, we have more than enough of our own home grown idiots. And their numbers and diversity grow everyday.
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re: And you were worried about Al Qaida?#3
Posted: 8/29/04 at 12:46am
Etoile, that's why we, as a nation, must agree to give absolute power to the Bush administration, giving up more and more individual rights and essentially creating a police state. We must deal with these terrorists! We must admit that certain freedoms have to be given up and even postpone our election and keep our current administration in place in order to deal with these people.
And then, most importantly, we must preemptively take the fight to their homeland and show them how kickass Christians can be. We'll make the Inquisition look like a walk in the park! Long live militants for Jesus!
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Posted: 8/29/04 at 12:48am
preach it sista preach it!
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Posted: 8/29/04 at 12:51am
Or just pull an Ruby Ridge or a Waco. Do people really believe there is that much difference in ANY administration? Regardless of the party? The same puppet masters pull all the strings. And that's my political commentary for the night.
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Posted: 8/29/04 at 12:55am
Yeah, I do believe there are vast differences in administrations.
Clinton = finally balanced budget, began attempts to reduce federal deficit. Got Sexual favors from intern. Impeached, then censured.
Bush = elected president in fiasco. Took victory as sign of Divine Mandate. Guided USA through one of our darkest hours by squandering international good will as well as the budget surplus, adding trillions to already overloaded deficit. Added jobs, but only after hundreds of thousands more were lost. Invaded country when practically entire world was decidedly against it. No impeachment, no regrets, defensive us vs. them policy of dealing with other countries.

I see a lot of differences here.
Oh, yeah, and Clinton wanted to open up Area 51 and turn it into a cool amusement park. re: And you were worried about Al Qaida? Clinton was better.
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Posted: 8/29/04 at 1:39am
And while balancing the federal budget certain departments were gutted, or at the very least cut back so far they were demoralize and ineffective. You know, departments like the FAA, FBI, Justice, Customs, Immigations.

So local police officer, you say you have 20 illegal aliens crammed into the back of a station wagon. Well, we've got no one to send to investigate...or care. Just let them go.

Or how's this? Just because a disorderly passenger attacked two flight attendants and other passengers and had to be strapped down and literaly sat upon by crew and passengers on a flight between cities, the attorney general's office will decline prosecution by the FBI. He he may get a civil fine six to nine months later by the FAA when they finally review the incident.

You know how our borders became an open sieve?

You know all the intelligence that federal agents ignored and failed to follow through concerning the flight school? Makes me wonder, what if...? What if...? What if, Louis Freeh?

And still in the end, the same puppet masters pull all the strings. The party doesn't matter as much as who's on the other end of the strings.
Rest in peace, Iflitifloat.