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US issues global travel alert over Al Qaeda

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http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130803_07.html

 

The potential for a terrorist attack by Al Qaeda in the Middle East and North Africa has prompted the US government to take defensive measures.

On Sunday, the State Department will temporarily close US embassies and consulates in 17 Islamic countries, including Iraq, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan.

A global travel alert was also issued on Friday, citing information that Al Qaeda is planning a terrorist attack.
It warns US citizens of the potential threat between now and the end of August.

The US has been increasingly vigilant against terrorist attacks since September of last year when its ambassador to Libya and 3 others Americans were killed by militants in Benghazi.
This past February, there was a bomb attack on the US embassy in Turkey.

 

 

 

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I think the threat comes from the end of Ramadan. At least that is what I heard. Something about the extremists always plot something. Kind of like how they hit Benghazi on 9/11


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Two words, America:  You're fine.

 

(saying Ramadan is a terror alert is like saying that Christmas has an elevated murder rate because people get socks)

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Two words, America:  You're fine.

 

(saying Ramadan is a terror alert is like saying that Christmas has an elevated murder rate because people get socks)


It is not BECAUSE of Ramadan. It is just a time that is very sacred for Muslims. They may be crazy Muslims, but they still respect this pillar of Islam. They may have just planned it beyond their holy month, so the US is being extra cautious. Obviously they are being cautious because of Benghazi and because of some information they have.


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Even if another attack happens, dont expect another 9/11 like attack. Yes, it is possible it can happen. But its VERY unlikely.
Just dont expect another plane to crash into a skyscraper. Airport security is 10X better than it was in 2001.

But this prompts me to ask... what if they plan to "Pull a 9/11" again, and try to take down the "New" world trade center? Very unlikely, but WHAT IF?
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Even if another attack happens, dont expect another 9/11 like attack. Yes, it is possible it can happen. But its VERY unlikely.
Just dont expect another plane to crash into a skyscraper. Airport security is 10X better than it was in 2001.

But this prompts me to ask... what if they plan to "Pull a 9/11" again, and try to take down the "New" world trade center? Very unlikely, but WHAT IF?

The government would simply take more civil liberties away for the sake of security. It always happens. People panic and throw all their freedoms away


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Need to send in the Canadians. We bust terrorist attacks before they happen
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bob-maul wrote:

ccrogers15 wrote:
Even if another attack happens, dont expect another 9/11 like attack. Yes, it is possible it can happen. But its VERY unlikely.
Just dont expect another plane to crash into a skyscraper. Airport security is 10X better than it was in 2001.

But this prompts me to ask... what if they plan to "Pull a 9/11" again, and try to take down the "New" world trade center? Very unlikely, but WHAT IF?

The government would simply take more civil liberties away for the sake of security. It always happens. People panic and throw all their freedoms away


Thats like the US government making studies to connect gaming with violence, murders, etc.

When sandy hook happened, everyone was quick to say "OMG GRAND THEFT AUTO HUR HUR!!!"

 

Yea, well this is not how it happens. They are trying to take games away from people who actually follow the rules and laws. ESRB is here for a reason, yet, moron parents keep pretending it dont exist and are blind, and still buy M17+ games for 13 year olds. <_>

 

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ccrogers15 wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

ccrogers15 wrote:
Even if another attack happens, dont expect another 9/11 like attack. Yes, it is possible it can happen. But its VERY unlikely.
Just dont expect another plane to crash into a skyscraper. Airport security is 10X better than it was in 2001.

But this prompts me to ask... what if they plan to "Pull a 9/11" again, and try to take down the "New" world trade center? Very unlikely, but WHAT IF?

The government would simply take more civil liberties away for the sake of security. It always happens. People panic and throw all their freedoms away


Thats like the US government making studies to connect gaming with violence, murders, etc.

When sandy hook happened, everyone was quick to say "OMG GRAND THEFT AUTO HUR HUR!!!"

 

Yea, well this is not how it happens. They are trying to take games away from people who actually follow the rules and laws. ESRB is here for a reason, yet, moron parents keep pretending it dont exist and are blind, and still buy M17+ games for 13 year olds. <_>

 


Sandy Hook is not even the epitome of this. The Columbine shooting was what really got gaming a bad rap. They had this whole BS thing about how Doom trained the shooter and made him do it. 


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bob-maul wrote:

ccrogers15 wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

ccrogers15 wrote:
Even if another attack happens, dont expect another 9/11 like attack. Yes, it is possible it can happen. But its VERY unlikely.
Just dont expect another plane to crash into a skyscraper. Airport security is 10X better than it was in 2001.

But this prompts me to ask... what if they plan to "Pull a 9/11" again, and try to take down the "New" world trade center? Very unlikely, but WHAT IF?

The government would simply take more civil liberties away for the sake of security. It always happens. People panic and throw all their freedoms away


Thats like the US government making studies to connect gaming with violence, murders, etc.

When sandy hook happened, everyone was quick to say "OMG GRAND THEFT AUTO HUR HUR!!!"

 

Yea, well this is not how it happens. They are trying to take games away from people who actually follow the rules and laws. ESRB is here for a reason, yet, moron parents keep pretending it dont exist and are blind, and still buy M17+ games for 13 year olds. <_>

 


Sandy Hook is not even the epitome of this. The Columbine shooting was what really got gaming a bad rap. They had this whole BS thing about how Doom trained the shooter and made him do it. 


Doom?

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