WASHINGTON - Asking for increased vigilance in the wake of the London bombings, the government is warning that terrorists may pose as vagrants to conduct surveillance of buildings and mass transit stations to plot future attacks.
Watch for vagrants that seem out of place or unfamiliar.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13766 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1295 times:
In NYC and Washington (I work in NYC) the homeless lost a lot of their hideaways near many building due to potential risks to security, or more accurately, as an excuse to chase out the homeless from hanging around with their smelly bodies or carts of personal possessions, especially near 'nice' buildings. Who know how many homeless lost their lives during 9/11 in the collaspe of the WTC towers? To pose as homeless, many of whom are mentally ill or drug/alcohol addicts, could be a good cover, but to me this is just an excuse to move them off the streets. Instead of proscuting all homeless, maybe government should really help them and put them into housing where they could get the rehilibation or mental health help they need to live a somewhat normal life.
BaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 45
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 10): Instead of proscuting all homeless, maybe government should really help them and put them into housing where they could get the rehilibation or mental health help they need to live a somewhat normal life.
It's been done. It doesn't work. Most of them are a lost cause.
Wunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1188 times:
Another case of governments covering all angles, just incase it ever happens and they can say, "well, we did say so". Why don't the just come out and say the typical terrorist has DNA, arms, legs, head and shoulders, but may not have all 5 characteristics. May also be golden in colour, swim a lot, and responde to the name "fishey".
Who can say what a terrorist looks like? Lets just all self distrct, then we may never worry again
B744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1153 times:
The UK is going radical on this "war on terror", they are specifically targeting the working class and lower and claiming terrorist threats as the excuse, all to protect the wealthy interests. The US tried this but has not taken it to the same extreme