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12,500 troops to patrol DC for inauguration

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An unprecedented security blanket has been draped over the US capital for Barack Obama's inauguration next week, and the threat level to the country's first black president is expected to remain high well beyond his swearing-in.

More than 12,500 active troops and military reservists, thousands of metropolitan police as well as personnel from 57 departments around the nation are descending on Washington to protect against any potential terrorist attack during Tuesday's historic ceremony, according to officials.

With estimates of up to a record two million people attending, the Department of Homeland Security has designated Obama's inauguration a national special security event.

"I think we all have to be concerned about a chemical, biological, radiological potential attack," Major General Richard Rowe, head of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, said Wednesday.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090115/pl_afp/uspoliticsinaugu...



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That's to insure applause.

Like Stalin used to do... the first to stop clapping... gets shot.

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

IF Obama is good (relatively)

And that is a big if, but he could be good in the JFK sense (a la against secret societies, against the Fed, against a few other generally evil things that most of us know about), the thing is, he likely would have similar enemies as JFK and we know what those f*ckers have been known to pull.

If that is the case, it is likely that such defense is needed.
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Come On Kemp Obama Has Zbigniew Brzezinski As His...

"handler" adviser or whatever you want to call him. If you know Brzezinski's mindset and background you'd flee America as fast as you could because he want's to take out Russia AND China.The man's crazy.

As far as Obama goes after all I have read I don't think there is an honest bone in his body considering he has spent $800,000 on lawyers to stop from having to show his vault copy (long form) birth certification.And sealed everything from his school records on... Not to mention the allegations of murder of male members in Rev. (I hate whitey/america) Wright's church that Obama was supposedly sexually been involved with.

Plaim and simple: he stinks as bad as Bush&Clinton.

Revolt For Freedom !!!

Revolt For Freedom !!!
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maybe this is what Colon Powell was talking about

maybe something WILL happen!

Sounds

like the government are conspiracy theorists

Police state

Even if their efforts were honest, it would be the very epitome of paranoia.

http://federalfallacy.com

The crowd estimate gets cut in half and the military

presence grows by 1500. Well, if they each carry the standard 2 40-round magzines, that's exactly 1,000,000 bullets that will be there for 2 million people.

if anyone is shot...

do you think their family will be sent a bill for the bullets? Hopefully we're not there yet, just a thought.

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