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Posted: 8/30/2004 11:15:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 11:15:21 AM EST by Aimless]

I am trying to think of reasons. This is what I have come up with…

We are winning the war and the terrorists are on the run.
There was too much security at the Olympics.
Fear of UN backlash too great.
They don’t have enough assets attack “everything” and they are saving up for something big.
They act randomly and could not terrorize if they hit every major target.
They only want to hit the U.S.A. and other targets they view as their enemy



what do you think was their reasoning?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:10:23 AM EST
Easy, noone was watching the olympics, so no publicity.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:12:00 AM EST
damn stuck it in the wrong forum. i hate it when i do that.


hey mojo. can you delete this thread and i will put it in GD.

thanks.
hk
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:16:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 11:16:53 AM EST by kill-9]

Originally Posted By hk940:
I am trying to think of reasons. This is what I have come up with…

We are winning the war and the terrorists are on the run.
There was too much security at the Olympics.
Fear of UN backlash too great.
They don’t have enough assets attack “everything” and they are saving up for something big.
They act randomly and could not terrorize if they hit every major target.
They only want to hit the U.S.A. and other targets they view as their enemy



what do you think was their reasoning?

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:19:38 AM EST
Way to many muslim/NATO countries there to do any good.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:25:20 AM EST
I told them not to or else...
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:26:58 AM EST
piss off alot more countries than just the US and the "coalition"
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:28:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:28:20 AM EST
Terrorists look for weak, unprotected targets. The security in Athens was tight, thus no attack. Cowards.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:28:49 AM EST
It was low-intensity op. You're forgetting the guy in the red kilt.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:29:03 AM EST
If they hit the Olympics, they'd have the whole world after their butts. Not everyone in the world hates them, but if they indiscriminately killed anyone and everyone there, every country would be after them, including one's that are sheltering them now.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:30:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 11:32:56 AM EST by five-star]
Because we were waiting for them, remember at Munich they caught us with our pants down. Who would attack a bunch of people playing a game? So they did. Nobody except Tom Clancy thought airplanes could be used for weapons.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:30:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 11:46:40 AM EST by Max_Mike]
I figure the Olympics bored so many people to death the terrorist just didn’t want to pile on.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:39:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:44:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 11:45:24 AM EST by hepcat85]
"...400 American Special Forces soldiers to be present at the Olympic Games..."

Would you want to tangle with 400 of these guys?

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Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:47:53 AM EST
Actually, it was kept out of the press, but they did. They had plans to use a cooling system as a dispersal system for some sort of bio weapon. John Clark and Ding Chavez managed to stop it, though.

Wish I could remember where I read that...
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:49:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 11:50:09 AM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:54:44 AM EST
Dunno, but after the closing ceremonies last night (yes I know they took place like 6 hours before they were telecast) I let out a big sigh of relief. I thought for sure the Olympics would get hit.

I'll let a big sigh out after the RNC, and the elections in November as well, God willing.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:57:28 AM EST
Hard to say. I'm kinda wondering why they haven't attacked here again yet.

The ongoing War on Terror must be having some impact, though how much is hard to say. We have captured lots of their guys, and undoubtedly even more are constantly on the run or in hiding and unable to communicate well.

The Olympics might not be a juicy enough target for them right now. Too much security, too many "allies" to offend. I'd expect them to direct what resources they have to attacking targets clearly identified with the War on Terror, like the US and England.

They're probably directing a lot of resources against our forces in Iraq, but they're well-prepared, and terrorists can only get one or two guys at a time, if they're lucky. It's hard to say if they have the resources left for a major attack in our homeland. No choice but to stay vigilant, and wait and see.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:06:49 PM EST

Why didn't terrorists attack the Olympics?


Wait… maybe because the President directed the CIA and military to kill as many as possible and degrade their network.

Just a thought…
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:08:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 12:09:34 PM EST by WolverineAtWork]
1. Would have united attending countries against terrorism.
2. Olympic venues and events weren't planned out and finished with enough time to organize it. (probably the biggest)
3. Couldn't really get insiders in.
4. Security extremely high.
5. Return on attack (financial, casualty, fear, etc) too low.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:31:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By five-star:
Because we were waiting for them, remember at Munich they caught us with our pants down. Who would attack a bunch of people playing a game? So they did. Nobody except Tom Clancy thought airplanes could be used for weapons.



Dale Brown did in Storming Heaven

They sent their best guy to stage a terror attack. Didn't you see it?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:37:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Quien:
Terrorists look for weak, unprotected targets. The security in Athens was tight, thus no attack. Cowards.



Smart. Asymetric warfare is a bitch.

If you were Osama, would you attack a heavily defended target, or a soft target? DUH!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:31:24 PM EST
Because they're a buncha fuckin' amateurs.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:37:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:59:14 PM EST
Why? If they could, they would have.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:07:21 PM EST


Because they were out shooting a fat kid with paintballs.



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