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Friday, September 14, 2012

Extremists Trying to Take Over the World

Posted by on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 8:34 AM

This does not sound like al Qaeda:

A university spokeswoman told CNN affiliate KXAN that a male claiming to be with al Qaeda called the university and said that bombs were placed all over campus, and that they would go off at about 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET).
A person threatening to bomb a university and not, say, a popular tourist destination or some symbol of American national pride? This just does not sound like al Qaeda.

UPDATE:
Is al Qaeda also operating in North Dakota?

Just minutes after reports surfaced of University of Texas-Austin being evacuated due to bomb threats, North Dakota State University in Fargo is being evacuated as well because of a bomb threat.
Maybe they even have a base in Idaho.

 

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Al Qaeda doesn't usually phone ahead, do they?
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on September 14, 2012 at 8:50 AM · Report this
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I just evacuated from campus at ut Austin. Doubt it is al queda. That seems silly. Hope they catch whoever made the threat soon.
Posted by olechka on September 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 3
Al Quada would never tell anyone beforehand what they're doing. And if they were ever going to target a university, it would be Harvard.

My fearless prediction: they'll find nothing.
Posted by Matt from Denver on September 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 4
How do they call ahead? "Hi, this is Al Quada and this is just a heads up that the 10am bombing you ordered is going to be on time today. Have a great day and naturally, Death to America!" BTW, "Death to America" is a registered trade mark of Al Quada.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 14, 2012 at 9:06 AM · Report this
lark 5
Good Morning Charles,
Agree with you & @2 & 3. Just plain strange and unfortunate. It unnessarily rankles our anxieties. Certainly, it is imperative to investigate but damn, what a pain in the ass. Sigh.

Posted by lark on September 14, 2012 at 9:07 AM · Report this
DOUG. 6
Mid-terms week already?
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on September 14, 2012 at 9:08 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 7
I think its prudent to let the facts come in before casting judgement and dispersion.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on September 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 8
@3,
No way, Al Qaeda would target liberal, godless places like Berkeley or UCLA before Harvard.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on September 14, 2012 at 9:15 AM · Report this
evilvolus 9
@1/3/4 - Bomb "threats" have never been in the al Qaeda playbook. Hoping there's no bombs at all, but if there are, I promise you they're home-grown whackos who figured that killing some US civilians is necessary for The Greater Good of drumming up anti-Muslim sentiment.
Posted by evilvolus on September 14, 2012 at 9:18 AM · Report this
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@4 the IRA almost always called ahead, I think they had a/some codeword/s so the British authorities would know it was genuine.
Posted by Foonken2 on September 14, 2012 at 9:22 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 11
Just to be safe, let's all live in Fear, like sheep.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on September 14, 2012 at 9:24 AM · Report this
Sean Kinney 12
@11. Agreed. Be very scared.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/20…
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on September 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM · Report this
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@3 and @4, It might not have been intentional, but perhaps "al Quada" is fitting for the university environment. Next they'll be streaking on the Quada a la Will Ferrell.

@6 I was thinking the same thing, but it's a little too early for exams.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on September 14, 2012 at 9:51 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 14
@7 Aspersion, not dispersion. No more cocktails for breakfast, sweetie.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on September 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM · Report this
Gay Dude for Romney 15
@12: Fear is exactly what they want. So gracious of you to accommodate.

Posted by Gay Dude for Romney http://mittromney.com on September 14, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 16
@15,
Fear is exactly what they want.
"They" = "republicans"

Right?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on September 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM · Report this
Gay Dude for Romney 17
@16: No, They = Islamic Jihadist extremists and their acts of violence and terrorism.

Nice try.
Posted by Gay Dude for Romney http://mittromney.com on September 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 18
@17,
Hard to tell the difference.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on September 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
Gay Dude for Romney 19
@18: Reaaally,,,,
Posted by Gay Dude for Romney http://mittromney.com on September 14, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Report this
McGee 20
Really.
Posted by McGee on September 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM · Report this
Cracker Jack 21
@17: They = Christian extremists and their acts of violence and terrorism.

There, fixed that for you.
Posted by Cracker Jack on September 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM · Report this
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@19
So, which would prefer to set up a theocracy?
The Republicans?
Al Queda?

Both? Well, I guess that shows why they're similar.
How about an easy one?
Women's access to cheap contraceptives.
LOL
Yeah, you know how that one is going to go.

Guess you're just going to have to keep defending racists and bigots.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on September 14, 2012 at 1:15 PM · Report this
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@4 - The Mutaween in Iran are gonna be realllllly ticked off if they think al Qaeda has trampled over their copyright.
Posted by palamedes on September 14, 2012 at 1:28 PM · Report this
Gay Dude for Romney 24
So I suppose that as long as there are are Christian extremists in North America, then Islamic extremists can act not only with impunity as they wreck havoc and bloodshed, but they do so with the blessing of the Obama administration and the liberal elitists.
Posted by Gay Dude for Romney http://mittromney.com on September 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 25
@21

Yea because Christians totally flip the shit out, riot, and kill ambassadors every time someone talks shit on Jesus.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on September 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM · Report this
venomlash 26
@24: We're saying "Christian and Islamic religious extremists are just as bad". You're saying "liberals think Islamic extremists are fine and dandy". Your post was out of left field.
And also, it's "wreak havoc" not "wreck havoc".
Posted by venomlash on September 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM · Report this
Gay Dude for Romney 27
@26: I was sarcastic in 24, but it whenever Islamic religious extremists occur you can count on finger pointing to the most recent kooks in the American religious right. Both universities in Texas in North Dakota are now open and we don't know who made those bomb threads. It's time the President and Secretary of State to face reality.

P.S. Thanks for the copy edit.

Posted by Gay Dude for Romney http://mittromney.com on September 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 28
@27

Don't even bother to try to explain 26 has his lips wrapped around muhammeds cock like the 12 year old girl the prophet molested.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on September 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM · Report this
Backyard Bombardier 29
@28: Hm. Your real name wouldn't be "Sam Bacile", would it?
Posted by Backyard Bombardier on September 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM · Report this
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@27
"I was sarcastic in 24, but it whenever Islamic religious extremists occur you can count on finger pointing to the most recent kooks in the American religious right."

It seems that you are reiterating what you posted in @24.
Do you know what "sarcastic" means?

Are you trying to imply that it really was Al Queda that called in those two bomb threats?
You're an idiot.
But then, you only come here to be called an idiot so at least you're happy now.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on September 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM · Report this
venomlash 31
@28: Mad is the path to the autismal side. Mad leads to bitching, bitching leads to raeg, raeg leads to butthurt. I sense much mad in you.
Posted by venomlash on September 14, 2012 at 9:59 PM · Report this

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