Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping?
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jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping? on 08/05/2013 17:36:57 MDT Print View

This alarm bell is going off in my head.

They say it's non-specific. Increased "buzz". "Just like what happened on 9/11".

I'm skeptical

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping? on 08/05/2013 17:44:03 MDT Print View

"I'm skeptical"

You should be.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping? on 08/05/2013 17:44:23 MDT Print View

+1.

Boy, ain't we glad our government keeps tabs on them terrorists!!!

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping? on 08/05/2013 18:30:14 MDT Print View

Didn't buy the story about preventing 54 terrorist attacks. Not buying this alert either.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping? on 08/05/2013 19:15:40 MDT Print View

+2.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping? on 08/05/2013 22:32:38 MDT Print View

"Didn't buy the story about preventing 54 terrorist attacks."

David Gregory just let that pass by. Didn't ask any follow-up. What a weinie...

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping? on 08/06/2013 09:13:15 MDT Print View

On CBS, they said there was communication between two al queada leaders - "step up operations against U.S. targets", and mentioned August 4

Norah O-Donnel commented that it's amazing they can listen to their phone calls and why would they make that communication

For some reason, they didn't make next logical step, those two leaders were just screwing with us - making us go through a drill - no plan for any attack

Our intelligence people have no problem playing along - they think it justifies all their illegal programs

Why don't our "news" people call them out?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping? on 08/06/2013 09:48:18 MDT Print View

Abundance of caution - no downside to any bureaucrat's ass. So now we get completely useless 'global' travel warnings. Your tax dollars at work, folks.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping? on 08/06/2013 20:31:09 MDT Print View

"Why don't our "news" people call them out?"

Because they're all bought and paid for, just like everyone else in that festering swamp we call our capitol. Any reporter that calls them out loses his access to the "scoops" that the administration doles out to tame journalists. And then there's the troubling issue of the increasing concentration of the media in a few large corporations....