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Major Terrorist Attack Thwarted in Germany...

September 6, 2007 08:24 AM

...the target were U.S. military bases, and the plan was to be executed on Tuesday (September 11):

Prosecutors and police painted a picture of a ruthless cell of Al-Qaeda-linked fanatics, willing to die in suicide attacks with bombs more powerful than those used in the July 7 attacks in London in 2005.

Prosecutors said the attacks were planned at Frankfurt airport, Germany's biggest and busiest, and the Ramstein Airbase - the Pentagon's largest outside of the US.

Other US bases, civilian airports, a nightclub and pub were on the terrorists' target list.

Germany's chief prosecutor, Monika Harms, said the plan was to construct massive car bombs and cause "as much loss of life as possible".

"We have stopped what would certainly have been the worst terror attacks in Germany," he added.

Why don't these things get more press coverage?  It is on the front page at Fox's website, but over at CNN (as of 9:01), it's not even mentioned.  They do find these items newsworthy, though: "Man's arm stuck in meat grinder for 2 hours," "5 Mistakes Parents Make with Newborns," "Squirrel attacks, bites tot, trooper," and my personal favorite, "Peeping Tom Wants 10K Porn Stash Back."

Is it any wonder CNN's ratings are in the tank?

Comments

Maybe it's not getting any media play because governments have lost a lot of credibility on the terorism issue. Time and time again, many of these alleged busts are discredited or revealed to be overblown, months later.

Even the airplane incident with the suspicious Arab passengers that the Wall Street Journal blogger first wrote about and that you also posted about a couple of months ago has now been called into question.

It's a case of "the boy who cried wolf." That's what propaganda and media manipulation ultimately causes. (Of course, we all know the boy eventually was eaten by the wolf.)

Interested Observer   ·  September 6, 2007 10:18 AM