Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Doober, Aug 2, 2013.
Anybody else find the issuance of this "travel alert" convenient in timing?
Like Kreskin, I predict the NSA methods will provide invaluable information...
I just crawled out of my cave ... what travel alert?
Embassy threat worldwide but especially in the middle east. All U.S. embassies closed Sunday.
Obama's BD. The whole month of August is high alert.
At least the Interpol warning addresses the obvious link to all the jailbreaks, unlike the US one:
I may be wrong, but I would bet a hefty sum of money that this and the prison breaks were staged to distract us from all those "bogus scandals" that are in the news.
I'm sure TSA will take credit if nothing happens here.
It makes me wonder what poor schlub the NSA/CIA have blackmailed into a suicide bombing.
If there is any legitimacy to a planned attack:
Chambliss, Graham, and morons in the Administration run at the mouth like an open spigot--- and yet have the audacity to claim Snowden "probably got someone killed"?? Caused 'irreparable damage" to intelligence capabilities??
I'm hoping nothing happens but what will it say about our intelligence community if nothing does happen? All kinds of fear mongering going on, increased security at airports and other places inside the U.S.. It's well into the evening hours in the middle east.
The war in Eastasia must not be going well.
I was thinking about this on my drive to work this morning.
NSA has had the covers pulled back just a bit, no telling what they are really up to. Obama's administration is under fire on multiple fronts and rightfully so in my opinion. Then all of a sudden we get a terrorist threat alert. What better way to shift attention from current concerns?
I tried snagging the picture at Drudge but was unable. Pictures of kids taking shelter under their desks and for anyone who was in school in the 60's will remember how we would take cover from a nuclear attack.
I lived near Sheppard AFB at the time, where training for B-52 crews was going on. There was a real sense of fear about an attack.
Duck & cover?
From 1962 through 1967, the odds were 1 out of 4 it would have been my father's voice reciting "go code" to send those B-52's on their way.
The missile shown at the linked article was the spare for the program kept at Vandenberg. When the prototype ERCS sites were decommissioned, this spare was de-fueled and shipped to Offutt AFB outside Omaha, where it was displayed (without explanation since ERCS remained classified until the 1990's when it was learned that Aldrich Ames had given the details to the Soviets) at the Offutt AFB museum, which for its first few decades was just an unused runway next to base entrance. It was later relocated & set upright at the new aerospace museum (a real museum) off I-80 midway between Omaha & Lincoln.
When we were there several years ago (~2007?) the missile's name & type were properly labeled, but the signs made no mention of its purpose, almost as though the locals had forgotten why they even had it in the first place: The prototype ERCS program was run out of Scribner AFB, an adjunct of Offutt AFB that served mostly as a county airport & Offutt's antenna field. Inside the museum was a control console from the later Minuteman ERCS, but there was no mention of the earlier Blue Scout ERCS.
I also lived near Vandenberg in the 60's and was just miles away from some of the launch sites. We could stand in our yard and watch the birds go up. I remember one launch in particular where the lauch vehicle malfunctioned shortly after liftoff and a self destruct was given. One of the main engines landed on a mobile home in base housing. People were in either end and the engine hit right in the middle. No one injured.
Sheppard and Vandenberg and no one in my family was in the Air Force. My dad was a cop in Whicita and worked for the BOP when we were in California.
Intelligence regarding al Qaeda plans to attack U.S. embassies, officials, and interests last Sunday was known for months by U.S. intelligence agencies but was used only recently to trigger the closure of embassies and issuance of public warnings of impending attacks
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Good call Doober!
Doober wins the prize.
Official: Embassy Attack Threat “Had No Basis in Fact”
In former times, fake news was generated to support invasions and attacks against other countries. Now, these fake stories are being generated to support further attacks on the Constitution and against the people in the US.
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