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August 09, 2004

Terrorists Execute "Probing Attacks" Nationwide

Some say the Jacobsen account of the suspicious Syrians on her Northwestern flight has been discredited.

But what to make of this?:

"What we have seen all across the country -- at military bases, at critical infrastructure facilities, at soft civilian targets such as schools, shopping malls [and] sports arenas, and domestic and international airline flights -- are probing attacks" said Peter Leitner, co-founder of the Higgins Counter Terrorism Research Center in Arlington, Va.

"Probing attacks are designed to elicit a response in an effort to map out patterns of reactions by law enforcement, the ease of approaching and withdrawing from a target and to test the reaction of the civilian population to a potential attack situation," Leitner told CNSNews.com.

Leitner said the June 29 Northwest Airlines flight from Detroit to Los Angeles, involving the suspicious activities of 14 Syrian male passengers, "was undoubtedly a probing attack."

...

In another example, the Washington Times quoted an airline pilot describing an incident in which a "man of Middle Eastern descent" locked himself in a lavatory for a long period of time before an air marshal forced his way in. The pilot told the Times that the air marshal found "the mirror had been removed and the man was attempting to break through the wall. The cockpit was on the other side."

Many incidents of suspicious videotaping have also been reported. Last month, two security guards at Iran's mission to the United Nations were expelled by the U.S. State Department after they were caught taping landmarks and infrastructure in New York City. The Iranians, according to State Department officials, were expelled on a technicality related to their official capacity, but most individuals caught videotaping are simply questioned and released.

Another videotaping incident involved a Jewish girls' school near Baltimore, Md., last October. The Baltimore Jewish Times reported that outside the Bais Yaakov School for Girls, "a man described as Middle Eastern in physical appearance was observed videotaping the school.

I'm really curious to know why we're only hearing about the break-through-the-cockpit-wall story so late in the game, and only from the conservative-leaning Washington Times.

Has the liberal media decided that a Middle Eastern man attempting to break through a lavatory wall into the cockpit is no longer newsworthy?

I question the suspicious timing of the media's terrorism-friendly insouciance.

Meanwhile... Liberals, Muslim advocacy groups, and the ACLU have apparently decided that it is now a constitutional offense for law-enforcement officers to ask a Muslim a question.

Anyone remember that right after 9-11, liberals, Muslim advocacy groups, and the ACLU specifically stated that "everyone knew" that we'd have to make certain changes in how we conduct law-enforcement, including racial profiling and increased FBI scrutiny and questioning of potential suspects?

We seem to have come a long way from that post-9/11 understanding. The liberals etc. have really walked back that particular cat.

I will have a great deal more to say about this later.


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