Colin Powell/ Joe Biden "predict" some kind of "crisis" or attack in a few days

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  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Colin Powell (on Meet the Press, specifically around 2:39 into the video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LDBOPcHpeo

    "There's gonna be some kind of crisis coming along on the 21st or 22nd of january that we don't even know about right now."

    So how can he know then it's gonna happen?

    Joe Biden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOwb9l0DtRA

    "A generated crisis. To test the mettle of this guy..."
    "...I Promise you it will occur... I guarantee you it's gonna happen..."

    Uhm, WTF?

    Another inside job? Do they know something we don't know?
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    You mean you haven't heard of it yet? I'd get digging that bunker...
     
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  4. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you kidding me? Did you even hear what Powell said. It was a general statement in response to Brokaw's question of "if you were asked to the oval office on the 21st". Listen to the question again, and listen really listen to the response.

    Let's not get all fear happy here. The "Crisis" is a generalized statement that means that there is something big that the new President will have to deal with on the first or second day after he is sworn in. And that crisis is already here, it's called the Economic Crisis.

    As for Biden, that statement was well played out when he said it. It to was a general statement not meaning what you think it means. There would be more relevance with this is these videos were from let's say yesterday or the day before but they are from October..
     
  5. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Your explanation doesn't make much sense. We were already in the financial crisis when they made these statements.

    And him saying "there's gonna happen something on the 21st or 22nd" i'm not sure how that fits with your explanation.

    I don't want to fear monger but it's them who made these statements.
     
  6. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    You are fear mongering. Like I said listen to what Powell said, listen to the question. Take things into context, those statements were made still in the mist of the election.

    Then look at your original post and say you don't mean to fear monger.
     
  7. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking at my original post quoting what they said and asking myself why they would say such things if they didn't know about something we don't know of yet.
     
  8. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    its more of a stating the potentially obvious kind of thing. Everyone usually expects something to test a new president, thats just realistic.
     
  9. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    What you are quoting is taken out of the context for Powell, Biden was stating what has been stated before. Every president since Kennedy has been tested in one way or another.

    And as for the financial crisis. The full brunt was not realized until about 2 weeks before the election. Everything before that was thought that it was just sub-prime stuff and it would go away quickly. Which supports me saying that Powell's referring to a "crisis" is the economic crisis we have now.
     
  10. apsterling macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I was correct to put my tin-foil hat away. Apparently not.
    What are the odds it'll happen at all. If they could provide substantial evidence I might heed it, but otherwise it seems like paranoia.
     
  11. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Fine, I promise to cause a crisis* in the next few days.



    Feel better?






    *I'm still trying to decide between a minor crisis or a major crisis. Although, a calamity might be interesting.

    Ideas?
     
  12. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Well, interpreting it as the OP did, my theory that American politicians are full of garbage will be reaffirmed in about three days.
     
  13. Prof. macrumors 601

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    A terrorist attack on the Inauguration. It would be the perfect target. A crowd of 2-5 million ppl. It would be extremely easy to kill at least 20k of them.

    note to big brother - i am not a terrorist. the above statement was purely hypothetical.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Sir, we'd like to have a word with you outside for a minute......

    :cool:
     
  15. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    It's actually a lousy target.

    Security is very high, and while a successful strike would be a boon to any terrorist group, there's an incredible difficulty in getting something past this net of cops and just about every alphabet agency there is.
     
  16. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Well i guess that proves i'm not a terrorist. :eek:

    ^_^
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Taking things out of context = fail

    And looking at the OP's previous threads in PRSI, it seems like he's quite the conspiracy theorist. I think you need a bigger tinfoil hat, the current size you have doesn't seem to be working.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

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    LOLOL. I know the crisis! It's going to be extremely cold on inauguration day.
     
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    If you don't, you're gonna be in major trouble! :mad:
     
  20. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What does this have to do with "conspiracy theory" or taking out of context?

    You just want to excuse their stupid remarks and shifting the blame on me. I was merely wondering wtf their statements are about. To me it doesn't seem like some general comment to do at all by saying there's going to be "some kind of 'crisis' on the 21st or 22nd".

    But whatever.
     
  21. djellison macrumors 68020

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    ...selectively, and out of context. You are fear mongering. Not them.
     
  22. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Mhmmkay then. All blame on me :)

    Not on Joe Biden at all who uses "PROMISE" and "GUARANTEE"

    PHEAR!!!

    Or Colin Powell saying something is gonna happen tomorrow or thursday.
     
  23. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    always quick to pick up and run with what we what, but blind to the rest of it.
     
  24. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    This just in...

    The government has announced that nothing is going to happen. Ever. Again.

    Not hypothetically. Not in reality. Nothing is ever is going to happen, and by executive order, no one in the government is even allowed to talk about the possibility of anything happening.

    There. Now go ventilate into a paper bag and drink some warm milk.
     
  25. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK so when the government fearmongers it's OK? But when an individual points it out he's to be blamed?
     

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