Fireball Express wrote:Jan. 25, 1993, shooting at an intersection near CIA headquarters by Mir Aimal Kansi killing 2 people. The man was able to purchase an AK-47 and flee the country after the attack. Two things that wouldn't be permitted today. Though it wasn't on the same grand scale of 9/11 it is considered an act of terror.
He was a fanatic, but it was one person acting alone. He wasn't working with any organization on his attack.
Fireball Express wrote:Even though it wasn't carried out by muslim nut jobs the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995 is considered a terrorist attack.
You could also call the Unabomber a terrorist too. And the bombing at the Atlanta Olympics etc. They're not what I'm talking about.
I'm not going to get sucked into some drawn out political argument that goes nowhere and gains nothing except maybe a few yellow cards. Good job by law enforcement breaking up this plotted attack.
by Absolutely Adequate » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:53 am
Homeland Security sources said there is no current threat at the airport and the attack as planned was "not technically feasible."
Reading over the reports of this alleged JFK terror plot, I again feel the odd sense of dissonance and contradiction one always gets reading the initial reports of these alleged terror plots. The whole concept of this attack basically doesn't make sense -- in the sense that you could get the sort of chain reaction some folks on tv are talking about. And, indeed, this key fact is tepidly noted in the coverage itself, where DHS officials concede that the plot "was not technically feasible."
The relevant information from this report at CNN suggests that the key plotter, Russell Defreitas, is not a bright man.
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by Absolutely Adequate » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:07 pm
Furthermore, the idea that there haven't been any other terrorist attacks since 9/11 is silly.
First, there were the anthrax attacks. Did you forget those?
July 4, 2005: A clinic Palm Beach, Florida was the target of an arson.
December 12, 2005: Patricia Hughes and Jeremy Dunahoe threw a Molotov cocktail at a clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana. The device missed the building and no damage was caused. In August 2006, Hughes was sentenced to six years in prison, and Dunahoe to one year.
April 25, 2007: A package left at a women's health clinic in Austin, Texas contained an explosive device capable of inflicting serious injury or death. A bomb squad detonated the device. 
May 9, 2007 An unidentified person deliberately set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
These are the ones I could find in 2 minutes of searching. I'm sure we could find others with a bit more time...
That's a list of domestic terrorism. I think that's a bit of misdirection as far as the spirit brewcrew4you's post is concerned. Regardless, if that list is the worst of it I am even more impressed. At the risk of sounding callous, those events and the potential damage are fairly minor in the grand scheme of things.
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Amazinz wrote:That's a list of domestic terrorism. I think that's a bit of misdirection as far as the spirit brewcrew4you's post is concerned. Regardless, if that list is the worst of it I am even more impressed. At the risk of sounding callous, those events and the potential damage are fairly minor in the grand scheme of things.
I agree. That said, I don't think that we should give the government credit for doing what they should have been doing all along. 9/11 could have been avoided much like this event. It wasn't. While I applaud them for doing their jobs, I can't help but think that they should have been doing their jobs on 9/11. I say this believing that Michael Moore is quite possibly the biggest tool on the planet so that no one comes here and plays the Moore card.
As for my original statement, a Chris Rock routine asking if someone wants a cookie comes to mind.