View Full Version : for andy fox re: (fake) terror alerts

02-12-2003, 09:52 PM

The Bush administration issued a spate of terror alerts in recent days to mute criticism that its national security team sat on intelligence warnings in the weeks before the September 11 attacks.
The latest alerts were issued "as a result of all the controversy that took place last week," said Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer, referring to reports that the president received a CIA briefing in August about terror threats, including plans by Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network to hijack U.S. commercial airliners.

Mr. Fleischer, however, said disarming critics is not the only motivation for the warnings. He said U.S. intelligence agencies have alerted the administration to an increase in communication among terror groups.
"There has been a recent increase in the chatter that we've heard in the system, and that was reflected in what they said," he said. "So I think they're doing their level best to answer questions that people have."


i think i posted these before:



02-13-2003, 04:07 PM
i would really like to get transcripts of the press conferences where ari said that but i dont have time.

02-13-2003, 04:08 PM
Too busy polishing your bullet Brad? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

02-13-2003, 04:16 PM
practicing dry firing with a washer so i can have a smooth trigger pull (since i only have one bullet)

02-13-2003, 05:51 PM
I had a hard time figuring out exactly what was said, since it was out of context. If we could get the entire conference, or the relevant portion, it would help.

I have no doubt government officials lie with regularity. I am no fan of the crew running things now. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised were your accusation be proven true, but it would sure be political suicide, I would think, were it shown that the administration was faking terror threats to boost Gallup ratings.