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We’re All Victims……….

Posted by ErnieJean on November 28, 2008

What a week!!!! This week is probably the “blackest” ever this month……the frenzy and chaos happening all over, condensed into one single week…….it does get one pretty depressed, y’know?
First, there is the political situation in Bangkok………although this is what some people would say it’s their internal problem, but it’s affected everyone else, so I guess it does make it everyone else’s problem, doesn’ it?

BANGKOK, Thailand —  Thailand’s main international airport canceled all flights Wednesday as protesters thronged the complex and stormed the control tower in efforts to bring down the government, stranding thousands of tourists and buffeting the country’s already fragile tourism industry.

Protestors from Thai's People's Alliance For Democracy
Protestors from Thailand’s People’s Alliance For Democracy

The demonstrators are now in the control tower, and say airlines must seek their permission to land. The protest group said it would remain at the airport despite a plea from the country’s army commander to leave.

Gen. Anupong Paochinda on Wednesday afternoon suggested the protesters of the People’s Alliance for Democracy withdraw and that the government call new elections to end the country’s bitter political crisis.

Protest leader Suriyasai Katasila said the group would maintain its occupation until it could discuss the matter.

Meanwhile, Thai media says the prime minister has landed at a military airport in northern Thailand. He was out of the country, attending a summit in Peru.

The airport takeover was one of the boldest gambles yet by the People’s Alliance for Democracy in its four-month campaign to topple Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, whom it accuses of being the puppet of a disgraced fugitive predecessor, billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra. – FoxNews.com

Then the senseless carnage at Mumbai……..

Several sites in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, were hit Wednesday night by a wave of terror attacks, reportedly aimed at Americans and Britons, that left dozens dead and potentially hundreds injured as Indian forces battled with terrorist gunmen to free hostages from two luxury hotels.

Several staff members were killed at the Taj Mahal hotel, and India’s NDTV reported Thursday morning that gunfire still was erupting as part of an ongoing “desperate hostage situation” there, with three or four terrorists inside. Earlier, some of the hostages were rescued when a fire broke out.

Gunmen reportedly had taken hostages elsewhere in the city, including the Oberoi hotel and a hospital. – FoxNews.com

Now it seems New Yorkers have to be on the look out too…….

Federal authorities are warning of a possible Al Qaeda-orchestrated terror plot against New York City subway and other transit systems during the holidays, FOX News has confirmed.

The potential threat — described in an internal FBI memo as “plausible but unsubstantiated” — does not extend beyond the New York City area, sources told FOX News. But commuters could see security tighten across the country.

A person briefed on the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the intelligence-gathering work, said the threat may also be directed at the passenger rail lines running through New York, such as Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road. The threat surfaced on one of the busiest travel days of the year and when tens of thousands of tourists are in New York City for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin late Tuesday night to local and state law enforcement authorities about the possible plot, a Homeland Security official told FOX News.

The report states that in late September, Al Qaeda may have talked about attacking transit systems in and around New York City during the holiday season.

“These discussions reportedly involved the use of suicide bombers or explosives placed on subway/passenger rail systems,” the bulletin says.

The FBI said it had no indication that any such plot was beyond the very earliest stages of planning.

“We have no specific details to confirm that this plot has developed beyond aspirational planning, but we are issuing this warning out of concern that such an attack could possibly be conducted during the forthcoming holiday season,” states the warning, which is dated Tuesday.

While federal agencies regularly issue all sorts of advisory warnings, the language of this one is particularly blunt.

And what do we have, right here at home, in the Land Of Coconut-Shell-Politicians?

4 Responses to “We’re All Victims……….”

  1. Antares said

    Whenever you come across the word TERROR check if it’s being associated with the Islamic jihad. The fanatical religionist is the latest bogeyman, very useful to inject intense fear & paranoia into the hearts of the masses & cut off all feelings of goodwill & compassion they may otherwise feel towards other humans in particular & other lifeforms in general. Who would wish to stop us from being loving, compassionate & noble? Who would desire to make us distrustful & anxious, readily agreeing to be microchipped & to endure all manner of “beefed up security” including 24/7 electronic surveillance? People, this may sound like science fiction, but I assure you that mind-control techniques are sufficiently sophisticated to make it not only possible – but inevitable – that suicide killers are being programmed & trained by covert agencies & then set loose on populations at strategic times & places – the idea being to destabilize national governments & ultimately pave the way for a NATO-like Global “Peacekeeping” Military Force empowered to cross borders & suppress artificially generated violence. I suggest you remain calm & do some serious research into what’s REALLY going on behind the surface of what the mass media reports. Begin by clicking on the link provided!

  2. Rita said

    This is something that has to be highly condemned. ITs a shame for our nation. Its time we stand together and fight this back. I came across a number of videos on the attack in the link below. They are really disturbing and making us feel for our country…

    http://www.tajtube.com/watch_video.php?v=42b9409ddca4080

    These coverages give us the real picture. If you see the below coverage, we get the feel that the mission to help the hostages has taken longer.

    http://www.kanbal.com/index.php?/Newsflash/mumbai-terrorist-attacks.html

    We cannot leave this to keep happening. These people will face it one day. The day cannot be too far. As Indians we need to stand together as one to battle the ugly face of terrorism.

  3. barbie said

    That Pasir Salak guy thinks he is a hero konon, little he realises he’s the biggest joke in the parliament. Both government and opposition parliamentarians are ashamed and disgusted by his antics. Sorry but I hope he died a horrible death. Muahahahahahahaha!

    The Speaker and Deputy Speaker, both with no testicles.

  4. mesoso said

    OMG !!!!!!!! barbie..u said the testi#@*…word. mesoso so embarassed..aiyoh..face blushing..as red as lipstick now..

    :p

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