Including Osama Bin Laden. I was absolutely disgusted with them. It was not helpful at all. At the best sensationalizing the situation. At worst increasing hate crimes and suspicion of Middle Eastern people. This was on the same episode where they detailed a terrorism preparation kit, including a dust mask in the case of chemical and biological weapon use. What a joke. Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Do you think it was wise for `America`s Most Wanted` to show pictures of high ranking Al-Qaeda members as people to watch for?
Including Osama Bin Laden. I was absolutely disgusted with them. It was not helpful at all. At the best sensationalizing the situation. At worst increasing hate crimes and suspicion of Middle Eastern people. This was on the same episode where they detailed a terrorism preparation kit, including a dust mask in the case of chemical and biological weapon use. What a joke.


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18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/30/03 - 4:48:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
i don't see why it was so bad
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 6:17:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Something tells me that after flying airliners into skyscrapers and the pentagon, the people who will carry out hate crimes against Mid-Easterners won't be pushed over the edge by an episode of America's Most Wanted. They'd be doing them anyway. And you know what? We should be more suspicious over everyone. Not paranoid, but we should open up our eyes more and actually take in our surroundings and what is going on instead of considering it all colorful background music to our lives. If the show helped raise awareness, and highlight some of the people we should definitely be looking for, then it was a good thing. The dustmask thing is kinda funny, though. Kinda like the duct tape thing...
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 6:50:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
So you really think that high ranking members of Al Queda are hanging out at our local grocery stores and that all citizens should be on high alert to find them????
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 7:08:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think that the real reason for the images being shown was so that the punblic could have a face to hate. by this i mean rather than lashing out in the public at anyone because maybe they're muslim or asian, they gave the public someone to centre they're grief around and focus they'er hate on. Plus if you did see him casually knocking off the local beer store you could pop a couple of shots in his direction and save the tax payer a hell of a lot of money!! Rock on Bush's pay cheque!!
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 7:09:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it was UNwise...
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 7:13:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
HOW DA frick WOULD YOU KNOW!??!?! AS FAR AS IM CONCERNED THEY CAN BE DRIVING frickIN GREYHOUND BUSES.COME ON NOW,GET REAL,LIKE CHARLIE SAID,THEY BEEN CARRYING OUT HATES CRIMES AGAINST MIDDLE EARTERN FOLKS AFTER THE 9/11 THING.YOU ARE PROBALLY ONE OF THE PEOPLE PROTESTING AGAINST THE WAR.AND HELL I THINK ITS SMART TO HAVE A TERRORISM KIT.THE DUST MASK THING.....WELL I DONT THINK THATS GUNNA STOP NERVE GAS,IF SO,THERE WEAPONS ARE WEAK.BUT LOOK AT IT THIS WAY,WHAT CAN STOP THEM FROM DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING OVER THERE HERE?!?!AND ITS NOT SO MUCH AS WORRING BOUT THEM THROWIN CHEMICAL WEAPONS AROUND,WE GOT SICK non-nice individualS WHO WERE BORN AND RAISED IN THIS COUNTRY WHO WOULD LOVE TO DO poo LIKE THAT.LOOK AT TIMITHY McvEA(CAN SPELL IS LAST NAME FOR poo),THAT MUTHAfrickAH KILLED A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE....OPEN YOUR EYEZ PFERDE!!!!
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 7:19:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pferde, I doubt the high-ranking members of al Queda are working at my local Starbucks, but the fact remains that the people who did actually carry out the attacks were living in the U.S. for quite some time before 9/11. They had day-to-day lives just like you or me. We don't have to freak out and be all paranoid all the time, but it would behoove us to be aware of our surroundings, like Charlie said up there. The chances of any of seeing anyone are very small, granted, but the possibility does exist.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 11:38:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
but they didn't show pictures of the lower ranking henchmen who actually carry out the plans. and greyhound man- the current war has very little to do with preventing terrorism. that's not the reason we're in iraq. i had absolutely no problem with invading afghanistan and removing the taliban. the two wars are completely different issues, but 1/2 of americans think that iraq is responsible for 9-11.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 11:45:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
and the point of the anti-terrorism dust mask comment is that it's completely ineffective. not that people shouldn't be aware/prepared of risks. it's just sensationalizing the situation.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 11:59:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I totally agree--that show offered no purpose other than to incite hatred and paranoia for the purpose of ratings. Like Osama bin Laden is going to be living nextdoor to one of us (oh you know, the two-bedroom brick house, across the street from Helen and David--yeah that one). That's just ridiculous.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 3:17:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
you dont no that. we could have very well been attacked by terrorism. dont you even give a f*ck about the thousands of people that died on 9/11. dont you feel that that bin laden f*cker should be tortered then killed. imagine living under saddam hussien,being killed just because you dont agree with what he says, or because you dont vote for him.dont you care that american and british soldiers that are fighting so you can you can drive to work everday. i think that we have the right to kill every single al queda member. i bet your one of those bi+ch a$$ war protesters laying in the street on a major highway just because they dont want to go to war. and look you little bi+ch, there are iraqi sleeper cells looking in our grocery stores. didnt you hear about that soldier who threw a bomb into the tent in his camp, they said his family had been captured by al queda sleeper cells. and gas masks are a good idea. people in kuwait and iraq carry them every where they go in cause of (continied)
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 3:18:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
chemical attacks. so you can just go to hell bi+ch
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 4:40:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Uh, Pferde, should you take this one, or should I? Clearly, this episode of America's Most Wanted was made for Blood Angel.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 8:15:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
this is freaking unbelievable. i didn't think morons like this were able to operate a computer. damn AOL and it's idiot friendly ways. I'm going to repeat: IRAQ DID NOT ATTACK US. Osama Bin Laden and high ranking Al-Queda members are not residing in Iraq. Nor are they residing down the block from you. These are criminal masterminds, give them some credit. I'm going to respond logically to ohlefty because honestly she's the only one who made any sense. it's true that the 9-11 terrorists lived here before the attack. but were they known terrorists? logistically speaking it makes no sense to 'be on the lookout' for high ranking known terrorists because if they're high ranking and/or known they will not be there. one of the things that make this whole situation so dangerous is that there is an endless supply of young arabs with no 'rap sheet' or terrorist 'connections' that will give their lives to their cause. So I don't see what vigilance we could have had in that respect.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/31/03 - 8:20:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
that's really all the response i can muster for the moment. feel free to have at the morons if you'd like wisensexy. i just don't know where to begin.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/1/03 - 8:28:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why is that bad?
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/1/03 - 9:46:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
They're not residing in Iraq? Funny. Seems as though they're shooting Iraqi civilians in the back near Basra. But that's probably just the Brits and the Iraqi POWs lying to us.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/1/03 - 2:04:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
She said high-ranking Al Qaeda members are not in Iraq. Seems pretty reasonable to me.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/1/03 - 9:54:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am so sick of coming across this question! I don't really have any opinion on the matter. Maybe now that I've posted the question will stop appearing for me.
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 4/22/03 - 8:01:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wise as in do-we-care-if-we-look-like-cheap-sensati onalist-sheep-whores or wise as in our-ratings-are-up?
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 4/22/03 - 8:06:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
wise as in we could have contributed to the widespread feelings of paranoia and hatred against middle easterners in these sensitive times post 9.11
18 yrs ago - Friday 5/2/03 - 4:34:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
"At worst increasing hate crimes and suspicion of Middle Eastern people" why should it- if the people are going to be prejudiced against everyone who just looks like the people who are really bad, then theyd already be doing it b/c they know what the terrorists look like. getting information out to people helps
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 5/25/03 - 12:01:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wow, I'll bet Blood Angel thought that duct tape and plastic would really help in case of an attack, also...
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/21/03 - 3:51:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, why not? We could all benefit from making international terrorists famous, right?
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/21/03 - 3:55:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
It served no purpose. Those people all look alike to me anyway.

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