10 Foiled Terrorist Attacks

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/02/09/whitehouse.plots/index.html

Attacks that the government was able to stop.
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Female 2,244
This could easily be made up.
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Male 4,431
My gripe isn`t the "domestic spying" thing per se, but rather the going around the courts that are in place and not asking their permission. You know, that whole checks and balances thing? I`m all for protection, but, there`s a specific court set up to grant the authority to listen in. Why if these numbers are all "from known terrorists" can`t the administration simply ask the court for permission? The court had NEVER, not even once, turned down a request from the administration. So why go around it? That`s what`s at issue here, no the invasion of privacy or whatever.
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Female 2,244
Is that made up? That sounds made up to me
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Male 12
My point exactly...

***But, if information is found they can and will use it to thwart an attack. Now I personaly don`t think this is right, and it sucks that it has to come to this, and I am extreemly worried that the powers will be abused, I just don`t know how to go about fixing it or comming up with something better.

If anyone has any Ideas feel free to let me know. ***

I don`t KNOW what to do about it, and instead of just complaining, why can`t we come up with something that will keep us safe and secure our rights??

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Male 1,265
Male 12
They may or may not have stoped any attacks. The only problem is that it is like trying to "prove a negative", the only real way to know we stoped an attack is to kill or capture the suspects before or durring the attack.

Also from what I understand of the Patriot Act, it is specificaly designed to protect people. IF someone tries to covict you for something found under the patriot act, the judge will throw it out as unconstitutional.

But, if information is found they can and will use it to thwart an attack. Now I personaly don`t think this is right, and it sucks that it has to come to this, and I am extreemly worried that the powers will be abused, I just don`t know how to go about fixing it or comming up with something better.

If anyone has any Ideas feel free to let me know.

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Female 272
My comment about the news, I meant to say "at the moment". Because apparently right now they`re saying it >_>
But hey. kudos to them, right?
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Female 272
I don`t like Bush, but those who are saying that Bush isn`t really protecting us don`t realize that just because they don`t exactly say all over the news WE STOPPED A TERRORIST ATTACK doesn`t mean that they didn`t actually stop it. And I think that what people think is "spying" or "invasion of privacy" isn`t such a big deal. Honestly, they aren`t that interested in an email to someone about your sex life.
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Female 76
Wow
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Better than nothing.. but they`re pootin their pants over this?
Heh.
I wish mother nature would hurry up and unleash her vengeance on planet Earth. Our expiration date is WAY overdue.
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Male 285
Trivia Question: How many terrorist attacks occured in America 5 years after the 1993 trade center bombing? Were they bidding their time? Blind luck? Clinton`s great leadership?
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Male 2
~quote and record the telephone numbers stored in the memory.quote~
so if a terrorist were to order pizza they would wire tap the pizza stores phone...or maybe he wrong numbered me snd they wired tapped me.
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Female 123
only ten hahahahahahahahaha yeah right
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Male 354
I think I`ve actually heard of several of these before...

Anyway, to those who think this is made up, how do you explain the fact that not one terrorist attack has occurred in the United States since 9/11/2001? Blind luck? The terrorists are "biding their time"? Please.

By the way, "domestic spying" is not the correct term to describe the wiretap program. Here`s the way it works: When counterterrorism forces seize a terrorist`s cell phone or raid a hideout and find computers, they copy the memory in the software and record the telephone numbers stored in the memory. These telephone numbers are wiretapped. That`s it. Unless you have a buddy in Al-Qaeda, you have nothing to fear from the terrorist surveillance program.

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Male 85
Cool. I for one, believe them. Though i do doubt that all of the plots are as bad as they were made to sound.

I have no problem with domestic spying either. I got nothing to hide. They can look all they want. Just wasting their time.

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Male 2,372
[quote]On 2/10/2006 5:44:12 PM SmagBoy1 wrote: Manorrd, I apologized to him! How`s that dick-headed? And, no, I didn`t try to make him out to be an idiot. I was complimenting his sarcasm. He got me. I missed it, I blew it, I was wrong--I was the idiot, not him. I said I need to take a chill pill because I jumped on him and I shouldn`t have.[/quote]

Well...I guess I need to take a chill pill myself. ;-/ Sorry for jumping down your throat.

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Male 429
I`ll believe it when another country backs it up.
I wouldn`t doubt the that the administration would lie through their teeth (Dem or Rep, they`re all liars)
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Male 2,372
True?
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Male 4,431
Manorrd, I apologized to him! How`s that dick-headed? And, no, I didn`t try to make him out to be an idiot. I was complimenting his sarcasm. He got me. I missed it, I blew it, I was wrong--I was the idiot, not him. I said I need to take a chill pill because I jumped on him and I shouldn`t have.
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Male 2,372
[quote]On 2/10/2006 4:55:49 PM SmagBoy1 wrote: Damnit, you`re right, I missed it. Sorry. :-( It`s just, it was subtle and so Riley-esque that I didn`t pay attention. I need to go take a chill pill.[/quote]
No. You need to take a dick-head pill. SpoonFork was obviously being sarcastic, you jumped down his throat, he apologized ;-() and then you try to make him out to be an idiot.

Get your finger off the trigger please.

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Male 4,431
Damnit, you`re right, I missed it. Sorry. :-( It`s just, it was subtle and so Riley-esque that I didn`t pay attention. I need to go take a chill pill.
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Male 213
How fortunate that since none of those attacks actually were attempted, there is no evidence whether or not they actually were ever planned.
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Male 1,265
That was sarcastic. Notice that I was being a hypocrite in my post. Sorry for the confusion.
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Male 4,431
Yep, that`s us, SpoonFork, dumbasses who believe anything. Holy crap, I don`t care WHO says it, liberal or conservative, if someone says, "Um, gee, I prevented this thing, in some place, where some guy was gonna use some stuff," then I`m going to say, bullpoo! And if that makes me hateful, then so be it!
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Male 1,265
Damn liberals! DIE DIE DIE. This just goes to show how hateful you liberals are, and should all be put to death.
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Male 2,600
Without any neutral sources backing any of this up, I can`t say I feel very inclined to accept it.
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Male 204
Wow... now I totally believe everything spewing out of the Administration`s mouth.
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Male 99
I`d give props to whichever agency if they`d actually had stopped the terrorism. But until we see some evidence that they did stop terror attacks, this could all be made up to make them look good.
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Male 1,586
Photoshopped!! Just like The World Trade Center!!
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Male 53
*Cough*bullpoo, made up*COugh*
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Female 15
lol @ SmagBoy1.

Great list, but not much detail and no proof at all. It could just be NyQ said a way to justify domestic spying without actually admitting it.

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Male 4,431
I prevented a terrorist plot yesterday. It was going to be on the West Coast of the us involving a water source in a major city. Then, I prevented one today that was going to target a northern port, using a nerve agent. Tomorrow, with several partners, I plan on thwarting the detonation of a dirty bomb in a crowded children`s hospital. And stuff...
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Male 337
Kudos to everybody and everything that played a part in saving these lives.
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Male 375
and it changes c**k into rooster
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Male 375
hey...this thing changes f**king roosters*ck3r in "drating jerk" ...thats pretty cool
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Male 375
most of those drating targets are in other countries...now, im sure that the people of those countries are grateful, however, i fail to see how it justifies the use of domestic spying in the U.S. I know that Bush did not actually say that this is justification for spying, but it is timed to coincide with the senate judiciary hearings...drating jerk
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Male 101
Wow! And we get to keep our freedom too!
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Male 560
Too bad we missed the largest "terrorist" attack.
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Male 1,265
Hell, if George Bush said it, it must be true.
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Male 2,372
Awesome news.

No one here is a fan of terrorist attacks, are we?

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Male 468
and ppl say the administration isnt protecting us from terrorism....pshh
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Male 10,115
Link: 10 Foiled Terrorist Attacks [Rate Link] - Attacks that the government was able to stop.
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