Was the Yemen Bomb-Scare a Hoax?

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  1. B_TonyK8483

    B_TonyK8483 New Member

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    Was the Yemen Bomb-Scare a Hoax?

    YouTube - UPS Yemen Bomb Scare is a Hoax BBC Confirms NO Explosives

    We all probably know about the cargo-plots, where bombs were allegedly placed in printer-toner cartridges and so forth. We've also heard a report where an Al Qaeda group in Yemen claimed that the whole plot cost $4,200, and they were planning a whole bunch of small scale attacks like this.

    Apparently there was no explosive traces detected. With this said, the question must be asked -- was this whole thing a hoax manufactured by our government to justify greater intrusion into our lives?


    Consider the following...

    - The government has started using the TSA at bus-stops in addition to airports:
    YouTube - TSA Checkpoints at US Bus Stations

    -They have also continued with their efforts to field mobile Z-Backscatter Vans (ZBV's) which effectively use the same scanning technology as those used at airports, but are mobile (and can be used to scan inside people's cars and houses):
    YouTube - Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans
    We can only hope that they'll get warrants before using them to surreptitiously spy on us...

    -It's not the first time the government has lied to us in order to further objectives that run against the best interest of the American people. This one is kind of a no-brainer, and there are countless cases I could probably cite. One of the more egregious cases was the fact that they deliberately hand-picked intelligence which they knew was inaccurate, and otherwise manufactured evidence that, among other things, asserted the following
    For the purposes of generating support for a war against Iraq which resulted in the deaths of thousands of American soldiers, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens.


    Tony K,
    "No matter how I die, it was murder"
    SNL Parody of Julian Assange
     
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    Some people have claimed that this was a dry-run; while others have claimed that there were explosives present.

    Clearly, it's kind of obvious that being there were no explosive traces, this either would have had to have been a dry run, or a hoax. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, with all the power the government has to gain if it was a hoax.
     
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