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(WorldNetDaily)   Al-Qaida claims responsibility for Thurday's blackout   ( divider line
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14056 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Aug 2003 at 4:55 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-08-18 03:29:19 PM  
And I thought it was Ohio's fault.
2003-08-18 03:31:58 PM  
and here I was having a good time blaming it on Dubya. Damn you, Osama!
2003-08-18 03:33:40 PM  
Should have been
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2003-08-18 03:33:56 PM  
I thought we we're all blaming canada?
2003-08-18 03:34:22 PM  
Hmmm...I would think we would have seen some more obvious evidence of this sort of thing than just a letter.

Their rhetoric is kinda spiffy though.

"Dread", "American Snake", "blow to the economy", "war of skirmishes", "brigades", "war against Islam".
2003-08-18 03:40:31 PM  
Nuthin' but a bunch of attention whores
2003-08-18 03:40:50 PM  

It seems that Muslim propaganda/rhetoric got lost in the era of Victorian prose. I get a good laugh every time I read stuff like that. Very lovely. I guess if you can't get a job writing Fortune Cookies, you become a spokesperson for the radical fundamentalist Muslim group of your choosing.

Plus, we ALL know it was those good-for-nothing Canadians that broke the power thingy.
2003-08-18 03:42:30 PM  
Good lord reading that website scared the pants out of me. All they talk about are terrorist acts;

Arafat 'gives green light for terror'

Anthrax scare at State Department
Suspicious envelope with unknown white powder found in mail

Iran aids, abets al-Qaida leaders
Terrorists send top ops to Asia to plan for October Bush trip

Why is Osama still on loose 2 years after 9-11?
Explosive new book, 'Crude Politics,' answers that question and others

The 10 major myths of aviation security
Expert: Airport workers, air cargo still not screened for explosives

Another Sept. 11 called likely
'America is the No. 1 target for many terrorist groups'

I may have to take up their amazing offer on this though.
Unite with the right!

Although it's pretty ironic that they have a nice headline that states;

New WND book exposes 'Journalistic Fraud'
2003-08-18 04:04:42 PM  
It just proves Al Qallude and Canada are in cahoots and they're infiltrating Ohio.
2003-08-18 04:10:23 PM  
I always knew Canada was against us. Last time I went to Quebec they where all speaking some funny foreign language. I think it was Arabic.
2003-08-18 04:18:54 PM  
I'm not going to believe it until Baghdad Bob tells me so.
2003-08-18 04:30:51 PM  

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Al-Qaeda is responsible for the blackouts in the United Heathen States of Amerika.
I know for I told me so.

2003-08-18 04:57:10 PM  
Al Canada?
2003-08-18 04:57:14 PM  
Al Quaida threw a giant grain of salt at the power grid!

Ashcroft is on the trail.
2003-08-18 04:58:21 PM  
The Palestinians say:

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/God is Great
2003-08-18 04:59:04 PM  
Well that's it, that blackout caused the death of my 51 level Dark Elf Necromancer in the Rathe Mountains of Everquest Online. Nuke the little terrorist bastrds.
2003-08-18 04:59:41 PM  
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Where are these guys when you need em?
2003-08-18 04:59:52 PM  
OK, then I claim responsibility for greasing that cab driver.
2003-08-18 05:00:07 PM  
Can we get a bullsh** tag for this one?
2003-08-18 05:00:28 PM  
I'd rather blame France.
2003-08-18 05:01:25 PM  
Usama Bin Laden was quoted as saying: "We also engineered the California recall. And that hole in the ozone layer? That was ours, too."
2003-08-18 05:01:36 PM  
Of course they did. If I was trying to do anything I could to create terror (and thus, be a terrorIST), I'd claim every power outage, explosion, riot, shooting, bombing, car wreck, thunderstorm, or el nio if I thought it would create fear. Besides... What does turning the lights out accomplish? Oh no! It's dark! Maybe if they cut the power and DID something while it was off? Sure.
2003-08-18 05:01:43 PM  
Well, if it was a terror attack, it succeded. I was scared to death that the beer would get skunky before I could drink it all.
2003-08-18 05:01:54 PM  
Fark you Al-Qaeda!! You aren't stealing my spotlight this time!!
2003-08-18 05:01:56 PM  
Blame Canada, Blame Canada or am i the only one to have seen the southpark movie. ok i dont really give a fu(k about the black out in u.s and canada coz im from scotland, but it must have been hard for all u farkers to go without internet!!!
2003-08-18 05:02:13 PM  
You mean Rumsfeld claims Al Queda claims resonsibility for the blackouts.
2003-08-18 05:02:39 PM  
"For instance, did a computer hacker induce an accident that caused a colosal failure?"

And then they hacked this professional journalist's spell checker! And grade school education!
2003-08-18 05:02:46 PM  
Who was #33 for the Bears? Matt Suey?

What's up with Palestinians and obscure former Chicago Bears?
2003-08-18 05:02:46 PM  
Fox News reports to have reported this three days ago.
2003-08-18 05:03:10 PM  
Oh please.

Indiana landed on a utility, couldn't pay four times what the dice said, then kicked Ohio in the kidneys, sending it sprawling, face-first, into Pennsylvania's big fat ass.

In the resultant confusion and panic, Ontario tripped over a lamp. Simple as that.

Really, we shouldn't let states play Monopoly any more. Especially with real money.
2003-08-18 05:03:15 PM  
I hear Al Quaida is taking credit for Mike Vick's injury, too.

/and the Bengals, also
2003-08-18 05:03:49 PM  
Yeah, their reputation as a fierce terrorist organization is dropping steadily. If they keep claiming credit for actions that were not their own, no one will take them seriosuly.

And that's just what they want
2003-08-18 05:04:22 PM  
ninja_pancakes beat me to it....

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2003-08-18 05:05:00 PM  
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2003-08-18 05:05:57 PM  
whoever did it, i thank you. apart from the 3-hour walk home, that was the best block party and free day off ever! woohoo!
2003-08-18 05:06:04 PM  
I have an idea:
Let's tell Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadees that Al Quaida will get the credit, then tell the Hizballah that Hizb-i-Islami will get the credit, then tell Ikhwan-ul-Mussalmin that Ansar al-Islam will get the credit. Then they will fight each other over who gets credit for the "attack."
2003-08-18 05:06:59 PM  
I've got it! Osama bin Laden has reestablished the Taliban within Ohio. Bush soon to send troops, comence bombing, etc.

No, seriously, I think Al Qaida is simply looking for any disaster to claim fault for simply so anyone will still take them seriously. Even if they did, they didn't succeed in much. They went without power for a day. Oh no! All our ice cream melted! We can't watch TV! I guess we'd better submit to the terrorists.
2003-08-18 05:07:02 PM  
You realize that no matter what the evidence shows, and even if Al Qaeda was responsible, the Bush Administration will deny, deny, deny. There's no WAY there could ever be another attack on US Soil with the Department of Homeland Security in effect! Never!
2003-08-18 05:07:46 PM  
Do you honestly think the government would tell us if the outage was caused by anything other than an overload? Especially if that something was a terrorist act?

Come on, people, this is the same government that refuses to release information on JFK's death until 30 years from now, the same government that impeached a president for lying about a blowjob.
2003-08-18 05:07:59 PM  
I thought it was a lightning bug playing near power lines

The power company should take a lesson from IT organizations and have a system with redundency built into it. It sounds like a few lines went down, causing the rest of the lines to be saturated and then crash. If the lines had excess capacity perhaps they could have handled the load from the downed line.
2003-08-18 05:08:10 PM  
Anyone look for this guy?
Haywood_Jabloeme beat me to it
2003-08-18 05:08:26 PM  
Woah, they've gone from terrorizing us and killing hundreds to causing a somewhat minor inconvenience.

I'm scared.
2003-08-18 05:08:58 PM  
God, this is worse than when a Fox News feed I was watching in a hotel this summer said that the western wildfires could be Al-Qaeda related, in spite of the fact that they had no evidence to point to it...

Keep up the good work. Morons.
2003-08-18 05:10:15 PM  
I blame my neighbor who leaves his Christmas lights up all year.
2003-08-18 05:10:18 PM  
They should claim responsibility for Anna Nicole Smith then we would really be scared.

All your fat chicks are belong to al Qaida
2003-08-18 05:10:31 PM  
well great if they DIDNT already know that our power grids are connected and run on scada they sure as hell do now ! i farking love the media .great job WND.
2003-08-18 05:10:44 PM  
"... and in other news, Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the asteroid that is scheduled to 'possibly' hit the earth within the next 1000 years, as well as all the earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault."
2003-08-18 05:11:05 PM  
Next on Fox News:

We have sources that tell us that Al Franken is being funded by Al Qaeda, and is responsible for the blackout, the U.S. economy, and the failure of Gigli. More as this story develops.
2003-08-18 05:11:09 PM  
"Simpsons did it!"
2003-08-18 05:11:21 PM  
*voted to impeach.

*requests spanking*
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