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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Web site is claiming that seven NFL football stadiums will be hit with radiological dirty bombs this weekend, but the government on Wednesday expressed doubts about the threat.

    The warning, posted Oct. 12, was part of an ongoing Internet conversation titled "New Attack on America Be Afraid." It mentioned NFL stadiums in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland and Cleveland, where games are scheduled for this weekend.

    The Homeland Security Department alerted authorities and stadium owners in those cities, as well as the NFL, of the Web message but said the threat was being viewed "with strong skepticism." Officials at the NCAA, which oversees college athletics, said they too had been notified.

    Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke said there was no intelligence that indicated such an attack was imminent, and he said the alert was "out of an abundance of caution."

    "The department strongly encourages the public to continue to go about their plans, including attending events that involve large public gatherings such as football games," Knocke said.

    The FBI also expressed doubt about the threat.

    "While the credibility of the threat is questionable, we have passed the information on because it has been carried in some open source reporting," said FBI spokesman Richard Kolko. He said the FBI was discussing the threat with the NFL as "part of our routine discussions this week."

    The nation's alert level remains at yellow, signaling an elevated risk of an attack. The threat level for airline flights is at orange, a higher level, where it has been since a foiled plot to bomb U.S.-bound commercial jets was revealed on Aug. 10.

    NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said stadiums around the country "are very well protected through the comprehensive security procedures we have in place, including secure facility perimeters, pat-downs and bag searches."

    Officials were made aware of the Web posting on Oct. 16. The threat was timed to be carried out on Sunday, Oct. 22, marking the final day in Mecca of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month.

    "The death toll will approach 100,000 from the initial blasts and countless other fatalities will later occur as result from radioactive fallout," according to a copy of the posting that was obtained by The Associated Press.

    The bombs, according to the posting, would be delivered to the stadiums in trucks. All but one of the stadiums — Atlanta — are open-air arenas, the posting noted, adding: "Due to the open air, the radiological fallout will destroy those not killed in the initial explosion."

    Explosions would be nearly simultaneous, the posting said, with the cities specifically chosen in different time zones.

    The posting said that al-Qaida would automatically be blamed for the attacks and predicted, "Later, through al-Jazeera, Osama bin Laden will issue a video message claiming responsibility for what he dubbed 'America's Hiroshima.'"

    Tony Wyllie, the vice president of communications for the Houston Texans, said the team had been in contact with the NFL regarding what security precautions should be taken for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    In Indianapolis, where the Colts were preparing for a home game this weekend, head coach Tony Dungy said, "I've been waiting for this to happen for a couple of years now and you try and handle the security and put it out of your mind."

    "We'll let the security people do their job, and we'll do our job," Dungy said. "We've got a lot of confidence in NFL security and our own security here."

    Amy Trask, CEO of the Oakland Raiders, said, "We work closely with a number of governmental agencies, including the FBI, and with the NFL on an ongoing basis."

    Stacey Osburn, associate director of public relations for the NCAA, said the organization passed the warning to members "so that they may take the appropriate precautions."

    The postings were made on a Web site dubbing itself "The Friend Society," which links to various online conversations and off-color cartoons.

    Authorities traced the site's Internet provider back to Voxel Dot Net Inc., which has support and engineering staff based in Troy, N.Y. A man who answered the phone at Voxel, who declined to give his name, said he was unaware of the posted threat on the Web site and refused further comment.

    and I am going to the game on Sunday

  • #2
    I would like to see the site and read it for myself

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    • #3
      hmm, cant find the exact one. I'm sure it's been put down since then. Heres a news link tho.

      http://www.kndo.com/Global/story.asp?S=5557797
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      • #4
        yea i read it!

        its pretty crazy!

        i wonder if its FALSE! lol

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        • #5
          There is no way that they can be simultaneously set off as
          "New York, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland and Cleveland", are 3 different time zones involved. At least two of these are late games.

          HOU central, SEA and OAK Pacific the other are eastern.

          Terrorist are trying to play with the minds. Make us think about it and change our plans. They would not have posted something like this they just would have done it. If they were serious.

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          • #6
            Hmmm, sounds just like the plot for Tom Clancy's Sum of All Fears.

            Dirty bomb at the Superbowl!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by JRWIZ
              There is no way that they can be simultaneously set off as
              "New York, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland and Cleveland", are 3 different time zones involved. At least two of these are late games.

              HOU central, SEA and OAK Pacific the other are eastern.

              Terrorist are trying to play with the minds. Make us think about it and change our plans. They would not have posted something like this they just would have done it. If they were serious.
              and why does different time zones make it so that they cant be set off simutaneously?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by JRWIZ
                There is no way that they can be simultaneously set off as
                "New York, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland and Cleveland", are 3 different time zones involved. At least two of these are late games.

                HOU central, SEA and OAK Pacific the other are eastern.

                Terrorist are trying to play with the minds. Make us think about it and change our plans. They would not have posted something like this they just would have done it. If they were serious.
                Actually, it would be rather simple to detonate simultaneously. As anyone with Sunday Ticket knows, most of your early games overlap the start time for the late games. Programming for shortly before the start of the late games would guarantee maximum effect. As far as time zones are concerned, as long as the terrorists understand how the time zones work, it's a simple matter of programming the timers to the right time zone.

                For anyone who is now wondering, I am not a terrorist. I spent the last 5 1/2 years I was in the Marines as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician.

                I wouldn't be too concerned with going to the game. The simple fact that the threat is known will make security even tighter. Don't be surprised to see every truck coming near any stadium inspected with a high level of scrutiny.

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                • #9
                  Sounds like some A$$ clown has watched too much Jearico lately. Whatever.

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                  • #10
                    I heard about this, maybe the 2nd week of the NFL season(When we played KC), it is pretty old news. You can tell that the Federal Government was not to worried about it, we did not go to the multiple colored warning system. By the way, what color are we on now anyway?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kapaibro
                      Hmmm, sounds just like the plot for Tom Clancy's Sum of All Fears.

                      Dirty bomb at the Superbowl!
                      Awesome book. Awesome series of books. I've been reading the whole series for about the 10th time. Back up to Executive Orders now.

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                      • #12
                        I won't get in a political or religous debate, but the idiots need to realise that not many people care about their political or religious beliefs and need to move on.

                        Blow up yourself than others you losers.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by michbroncofan
                          Awesome book. Awesome series of books. I've been reading the whole series for about the 10th time. Back up to Executive Orders now.
                          My mum's first reaction to 9/11 was "Pfft, that's a Tom Clancy novel".

                          I remember them interviewing Clancy about it at the time.



                          All I know is that when Al Qaeda 'leaked' a threat against the All Blacks (NZ Rugby team) vs South Africa a couple of years back, everyone in NZ was so pissed that someone would f*** with a sports team!
                          Still if they had done anything, Bin Laden would be dead in a ditch somewhere, mauled to death by angry Kiwi's!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kapaibro
                            All I know is that when Al Qaeda 'leaked' a threat against the All Blacks (NZ Rugby team) vs South Africa a couple of years back, everyone in NZ was so pissed that someone would f*** with a sports team!
                            Aye, nothing better happen. Especially to my Browns. I don't know what I'd do without them...
                            The Browns are gone; I'm not a fan of the Impostors

                            The real Browns are in Baltimore, see?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Charlie Brown
                              Aye, nothing better happen. Especially to my Browns. I don't know what I'd do without them...
                              Imagine if it did. The Dawg Pound would be on the first plane to Afghanistan, and you'd have Osama in the bag ASAP!
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