(October) SURPRISE!!!!

I guess you could consider this an open thread; I'm borrowing this list from an entry Chris Weigant posted in the Huffington Post back in August, which I remembered after stumbling upon an article at NewsMax last week that reported that good ol' Hot Karl Rove has promised the GOP faithful an October Surprise.

So, what's it going to be?

(1) Announce the capture and/or death of Osama Bin Laden.

(2) Gas price relief at the pump for average Americans.

(3) Bombing Iran's nuclear facilities.

(4) Bombing Syria in support of Israel.

(5) Bombing Ned Lamont's house in Connecticut.

(6) The GOP brings the troops home from Iraq.

(7) Exploit the Fidel Castro situation in Cuba.

(8) Announce Cheney will step down as Vice President after the election.

(9) Announce the U.S. has thwarted a huge terrorist plot to ... (fill in the blank).

(10) Announce that Barbara and/or Jenna Bush has joined the Marines and will soon be deploying to Iraq.

My money's on #9. #3 sounds plausible. They could persuade Al-Jazeera to broadcast a hitherto-unaired Osama tape, but that's soooo 2004. I'm thinking the simplest thing to do would be to just raise the terr' alert to RED!!! It's been a while since I've seen Terror Alert Elmo or Meatwad on people's blog sidebars.

(Just curious; is polling set up on BlueNC?)

Comments

#2 has already happened

but I don't think that many people are buying it - not gas, but that the GOP had anything to do with it other than price manipulation. #1 already has rumblings going on - there again, if he has died of natural causes I don't think it helps them.....

#9 - Good odds for this since they have seemed to be warming up trying out different stories that just aren't taking.


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I predict #3

My military friends are already talking about the redeployment of part of ships to the Iranian coast. Shock and Awe, the Sequel?

I'm going back in hiding

I have to finish tomorrow's piece

Also, I wanted to post the Vernon Robinson piece at DKos, but for some reason the site won't load completely for me. Every page I look at will load the center column only. I can't see the right column to recommend.


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Given rumblings and grumblings...

I predict All but #s 6, 7, 8 and 10.

It'll go down like this...

Like SD said, #2 is already moving and 42% of Americans are smart enough to think it's government manipulation (afterall, big oil doesn't want the left-wing, eco-liberals in charge!).

Starting next week, there will be weekly releases of threat warnings and then busted plots. (#9) One revealed threat is to the homes of liberal politicians throughout the U.S. The homes of Bob Casey, Jr, Ned Lamont, John Edwards, Ted Kennedy and Barack Obama (as well as others) will be destroyed (during the campaign recess) in a simultaneous attack when all are home, killing them.

These plots will be traced back to bin Laden, who will have been 'seen' in Iran. That will trigger attacks on Iran's nuclear facilities(#3) and the 'location' of bin Laden (#1). Venezuela will begin making threats of ending oil support for the U.S. (Venezuela provides 15% of American oil).

Also in response to the American bombing of Iran, Syria will be identified as stepping up support for Hezbollah and Israel will attack Lebanon. Israel will then ask (publicly) for its bestest friend, the U.S., to help. We will. (#4)

Rumors will surface that Castro is in failing condition and that his brother, Raul, wants to strengthen ties with Venezuela and expresses fear that an American attack is imminent. As a show of good faith, Venezuela will move a sizeable military force to Cuba. An explosion on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base will be seen as an attack by Cuba and Venezuela and the U.S. will retaliate with warships and planes to begin bombing military forces on the Cuban Island.(#7)

Finally, should election day arrive (or rather, should anyone be alive), several popular polling stations will be attacked by suicide bombers and masked gunmen, forcing the President to halt the elections process, declare marshal law and require that all Americans remain in their homes.

On November 8th, 2006, President Bush will declare the Congress and Supreme Court released from service and powerless. He will be known as Emperor George the Pious.

Welcome to my nightmares, folks.

Thomas S. Brock
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Great Plot

the action scenes will be awesome...when do you start shooting the movie, Thomas?


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yeah, but nobody could have predicted that...

except the millions of people who read the book where Japanese (right?) terrorists fly a plane into the state of the union address.

Nobody.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Robert,

Exactly. Nobody. I read the book. Before the attacks, too. And I knew exactly what was happening.

In the book, the plane attack was retaliation for the U.S. kicking Japan's butt in a war they started by making crazy economic deals with China and Russia.

Maybe I'm paranoid, but I see shadows of the same things happening between China, Russia, Iran and Venezuela. Also, the Congress is looking at legislation today to drastically raise tariff's on China's trade-goods...

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There is a new video going around

that some people shot from their apartment within spitting distance of the WTCs. What made me shake my head was that you hear this woman in the background, right after the first plane hit saying "It must have been terrorists? Do you think it was terrorists?"

Our commander in chief's response?

"That's one bad pilot."

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

1994 Algiers

Clancy's 1994 "Debt of Honor" might be similar but not really original.

The 9/11 attacks were an out-growth of many similar, escalating terrorist incidents.

For instance, in 1994 you had the Algiers-to-Paris attempt where the 4 hijackers brought 20 sticks of dynamite on-board and also asked for 27 tons of fuel, way more than the 9 required (i.e. plane as bomb).

They failed partially because the pilots refused to make a suicide run and none of them could fly.

In 1994 a nutter tried to fly his light aircraft into the White House.

Following closely on that incident was "Bojinka" - a planned 11 simultaneous bombings on US airline flights in the Far East with a coordinated light aircraft kamikaze attack on CIA headquarters.

In the late '90's the FBI and CIA investigated a number of domestic flight training facilities anticipating such an attack.

Oh, and the 2001 Aug. PDB crayon George couldn't be bothered to read actually referenced the above real-world incidents.

These Al Queda folk are not stupid or rash. They take years to plan their attacks and usually show the patience to practice elements of the attack beforehand. And they learn from their mistakes. Can't get a pilot to fly into a building? Learn to do it yourself. Can't sneak pounds of explosives on-board? Use the materials at hand. Guns out? Small knives, intimidation and convention (don't screw with the hijacker - all will be well) will carry the day.

Here's a fun little list of aviation related incidents.

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

wait

If the terrorists kill Lamont then Lamont must have been an enemy of al qaida, therefore the Democrats are opposed to terror and Republicans are friends of Osama.

However, if the terrorists blow up Georges ranch AND someone brings FLOWERS to Lamont..........

Lyndon Helton for NC Senate

"Keep the Faith"

duh

Only Islamofascists blow things up.

DUH.

"Keep the Faith"

oh geez

Sigh. You cant win them all I guess.

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"Keep the Faith"

#9, #9, #9 ...like John

#9, #9, #9 ...like John Lennon said.