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New attacks on UK?
#21
SoloNav Wrote:
mv Wrote:
ag Wrote:My guess is that Mexicans have a stake in preventing it as long as they can. My stretched guess is that they are actively doing something in that regard.

My understanding is that they actually try to stop non-Mexicans from crossing. And obviously they have a major interest: any news or even rumors of AQ crossing Mexican border make anti-immigration forces stronger. But given the numbers of people who cross, and corruption in Mexico, selective stopping is not likely to work well.
Well, yes, they try to keep non-Mexicans from crossing, but the LEGAL route into the U.S. is not the problem. It's the thousands that cross the unguarded borders in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas........that's where the wetbacks get through to work in the fields. I forget how many thousands/millions that Bush has sent back that WERE caught. They don't cross over the bridge that is guarded. The feelings of States along the border is that AQ has already crossed over and are in cells waiting for instructions. The explosions I'm talking about are just the ones I've personally heard about on the news. I'm sure there are other explosions not within in my news net. They are just not being put out into the major media, and no one but the local people ever hear of them. I think the news is being suppressed for a reason.
There was radio report in Lubbock that an AQ identified in a Mexican jail sometime last month (Matamoras?) and whisked away. But, no other news source that I know of reported this. ??
OK. Don't know if anyone else out of this local area heard this, but there was another nautural gas pipeline explosion southeast of Ft. Worth day before yesterday. Teams are still trying to put mud into the system that blew up to kill the fires along the pipleline. Explosion was felt 120 miles away.

Edited to add link and change distance explosion was felt: http://www.khou.com/news/state/stories/k...9ca01.html .

NOTE: Never mind. The link didn't work the second time I used it. And, probably a false alarm as another report states that it was a gas pocket???
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#22
After reading Solonav's posts I did some searching to see if the number of oil/gas explosions since 9/11 is any greater than before. I haven't found any good statistics on it. Has anyone else found a good site?
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#23
How about the one I already gave you earlier?

This one, right here! DOES ANYONE SEE IT THIS TIME!
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WmLambert Wrote:How about the one I already gave you earlier?

This one, right here! DOES ANYONE SEE IT THIS TIME!
OK. checked out this site..........it doesn't even mention the explosion we had here September 2002, nor the two that happened in Houston. What gives? The one for last week is understandable as it is so recent.
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#25
It might not go back to 2002.
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#26
It goes back to 1998. But I couldn't find a definition of "incident" to decide what they include and what they don't. I'll keep looking. An interesting site but I'm too lazy to go through their monthly reports, pull out the US incidents, and chart the numbers. Let you know if I find something.
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Sparhawk Wrote:It goes back to 1998. But I couldn't find a definition of "incident" to decide what they include and what they don't. I'll keep looking. An interesting site but I'm too lazy to go through their monthly reports, pull out the US incidents, and chart the numbers. Let you know if I find something.
Well, since it does goes back to 1998, the incident here in September 2002 and the two in Houston the same day should be there, but aren't. This leads me to conclude this isn't an all inclusive list of "incidents," which doesn't help me at all.

And, of course, the one in Crane, Tx, a few weeks ago and the one in Ft. Worth last week probably are too soon to be included, if they ever will.
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mv Wrote:Interesting. Al Zawahiri just the other day called for attacks on oil infrastructure. Stratfor (and others) assumed he meant attacks in the Gulf, but perhaps he meant something else....

While the UK incident was not an attack, Stratfor published a new article today saying that Al Zawahiri might have meant --- surprise! -- attacks in the West indeed. Stratfor thinks that Houston is the likely target.

(this all is speculation, but still we beat Stratfor by 10 days...)
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#29
So, figure we can get jobs there?

Ai-jane is a wonderful resume addition.
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#30
Gunnen4u Wrote:So, figure we can get jobs there?

Ai-jane is a wonderful resume addition.
Are you still planning on joining one of the services? Immediately after H.S.?
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#31
Army pay isn't the greatist, if Stratfor will hire me..... Wink1
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Gunnen4u Wrote:Army pay isn't the greatist, if Stratfor will hire me..... Wink1
Well, good goal. Do they require any previous experience? Have you seriously investigated this enough to make any contacts?

"Twould be very intereting work. It sure would. Do they hire right out of H.S.? Maybe you could take a low priority job (such as clerical or such) to get the feel of it, make contacts, and then work your way up after getting whatever training/schooling you may need?
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Gunnen4u Wrote:Army pay isn't the greatist, if Stratfor will hire me..... Wink1

Long term army offers more stability....

But there is nothing wrong in you asking them for employment. Prepare a couple of essays and see if you can impress them. Wink1
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#34
I only signed for a 4 year tour after HS, so Stratfor would be better then what may be a short haul.

Quote:But there is nothing wrong in you asking them for employment. Prepare a couple of essays and see if you can impress them.

Yes, the Steinbeck one, Mv, you have to admit the sheer brilliance and ingenuity of that one. Wink1 S2

Heck, we could send in some Jane threads too.
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mv Wrote:
Gunnen4u Wrote:Army pay isn't the greatist, if Stratfor will hire me..... Wink1

Long term army offers more stability....

But there is nothing wrong in you asking them for employment. Prepare a couple of essays and see if you can impress them. Wink1
You're right there, mv. I know soooo many financially well-off men who have put in their 20 years and then started another business at 40. The husband of the woman where I just got my wire-hair fox terrier did just that. I think he must be a millionaire, or close.........from the second business. Lives in Round Rock. Retired as a Master Sgt from Air Force, Got into the business or cleaning specialty rooms, wearing Has-Mat (sp?) suits, with his company eventually becoming nation-wide. He used his military experience to set this up, knowing what was needed. Sold it for quite a pretty profit and then branched into other businesses.
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When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. --Thomas Jefferson
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