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Will there be a major terrorist attack this month?

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MaggieD

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Will there be a major terrorist attack this month?

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Will there be a major terrorist attack this month?

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Doubtful, although I'm sure we'll hear about how they stopped one.
 

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Will there be a major terrorist attack this month?

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No, and I pray I am right. It is not beyond comprehension for this administration to have 'devised' this threat to deflect attention from their current predicament or to try to convince the public that they really care about our national security. It smells a lot like Munchausen by proxy.
 

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No, and I pray I am right. It is not beyond comprehension for this administration to have 'devised' this threat to deflect attention from their current predicament or to try to convince the public that they really care about our national security. It smells a lot like Munchausen by proxy.

Don't they all? I remember during the Bush years the "color code" watch on terrorism. That was a joke too. It's easy now for ANY administration to "claim" they stopped a terrorist attack.
 

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Up the "chatter" and watch the Americans spin out of control.
Its like a game now. They will hit us when they can and when they see oppourtunity, the rest is just talk.
 

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Doubtful, although I'm sure we'll hear about how they stopped one.

Actually, they do stop terrorist attacks from time to time. The services also clear up crimes much more effectively with the new information technologies.

That is not really the issue. The question is if the administration is well enough controlled by the populace to allow it to use data mining technologies and collect the amounts of information required or would it be better to allow more crime and terror attacks? It is really quite a rational decision.
 

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Actually, they do stop terrorist attacks from time to time. The services also clear up crimes much more effectively with the new information technologies.

That is not really the issue. The question is if the administration is well enough controlled by the populace to allow it to use data mining technologies and collect the amounts of information required or would it be better to allow more crime and terror attacks? It is really quite a rational decision.

Yes, but the question is at what level is needed. We could claim that the government having the ability to search every home on a day to day basis, wire tapping everything, and "interviewing" people could stop terrorist attacks as well.

The decision to do something to stop terrorism is a quite rational decision, but the way to do it and at what level to do it is what is in debate.
 

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More like a tsunami warning rather than a terrorist attack.
 

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I don't think so, it would be a stunning failure if we closed all of our embassies in MENA and then with all of this apparent forewarning still have an attack carried out successfully. However I'm extremely disappointed that it seems unlikely that we will ever get a solid explanation for what motivated all of this.
 

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Whenever I see this much hoopla I can't help but think "distraction". Maybe there is something going on but putting this kind of publicity on it doesn't make a lot of sense.
 

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I believe there could be a major terrorist attack during any given month.
 

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I don't think so. We basically told AQ that we're on to them.
 

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More like a tsunami warning rather than a terrorist attack.
More like a call to dinner than anything else.
 

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I don't think there will be any major ones soon, but I am concerned about the Middle Eastern countries inability to secure jails. With all these jailbreaks there has to be something coming out of it. I hope I am wrong though.
 

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Will there be a major terrorist attack this month?

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Doubtful, the probabilities for such remain the same as always.
 

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Yes, but the question is at what level is needed. We could claim that the government having the ability to search every home on a day to day basis, wire tapping everything, and "interviewing" people could stop terrorist attacks as well.

The decision to do something to stop terrorism is a quite rational decision, but the way to do it and at what level to do it is what is in debate.
And so, how do we control government, so we can use the new technologies efficiently and without endangering ourselves? Should we be taping every politician and mid level bureaucrat, fore instance? That way we would be able to tell if government people had broken the law or infringed on peoples rights.
 

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Myself.....I don't think there will be one this month. I think it will be next month. Sept maybe even on the 11th. I think they took a page out of Sun Tzu. Know thy enemy well.

AQ isn't stupid. They know we monitor whatever we can. I think all this chatter was meant to be out and about. See how we react to things. What our Initial Reactions will be. Which we have showed them. We are willing to go to the lengths of Shutting down all our Embassies and Consulates in the ME. If we think the threat is serious and credible. We also are willing to issue a Global Travel Ban for all our people. A few of our Allies have closed their Embassies in Yemen Specifically. Barriers have been set up. Security beefed up. Sources have their feelers out. Course we are monitoring even more heavily those whom we have picked up on. Not to mention even closed our Embassy in Israel.

This is Team Obamas warning to Americans to stay alert in public places and while overseas. The real concern isn't so much our Embassies. But our Interests. Private Business, and people. All the way thru the month of Aug until the end. Reminding all what's coming. He can't get out publicly Saying to everyone. Lets prepare for 911. He can't. Some others cant. But the media can and whoever else can.

AQ knows we have been drawing down in size and scope. They are monitoring us like we are them. They definitely know where all our troops are in the ME. Especially in and around Syria. They also go for kidnappings. Which we do know they will go after women and children. Plus AQ has morphed into the Hydra with all these Ansar al Sharia groups. From Yemen thru to North Africa. They haven't become weaker. They have grown.....and now the AQ group out of Yemen is the most dangerous (so says our people) of all of AQ.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula-AQAP.....also with ties in Saudi Arabia. They are testing the waters.....and looking to strike where we are vulnerable. Which they know is covering our people and having to cover mass transportation. Al Zawahiri has made the Leader of the Yemen based AQ as the #2 or his General.
 

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If one is coming, it better be this month. If I have to hear about terrorist attacks over college football highlights, I'm gonna be pissed.
 

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I believe there could be a major terrorist attack during any given month.

There can be lots of things during any given month. Causes of death well more prevalent that low probability terrorist attacks.
 

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Up the "chatter" and watch the Americans spin out of control.
Its like a game now. They will hit us when they can and when they see oppourtunity, the rest is just talk.

I think I liked it better back in the old days, where the world was a large place, and we had no idea what jihadism was in this part of the world. I get so tired of people trying to make other people feel afraid and fearful of the world at large. It disgusts me in fact.
 

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Does anyone else feel like one is being pulled over on them? It just so happens info gleaned from the very sources of contention we all have about the violation of privacy now, as if by sheer laughing chance is saving us from some horrible, unknown, undoubtedly to be classified, top secret, terror event that will never happen thanks to all of us giving the government the right to infringe on every aspect of our life?

Anyone else have this thought?
 
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