I think he was telling the truth.

  1. The naturalized American Citizen who says he heard someone ploting on cell phone to attack Las Vegas, I believe him. I know FBI says he flunked a lie detector test but I don't trust those things. I watched him tell his story and he did not give me the kind of vibes a person gives when they are lying. :uhoh21: I am positive if they hooked me up to one of those things and asked me if I assinated JFK I would get so nervous that I would come up quilty. Let's not forget that several traitors inside the military were passing lie detector test with flying colors while at the same time selling secrets to the Russians.
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  3. by   amblessing
    I asked myself what could this guy possibly gain by lying, other than getting everyone worked up and having his name and face plastered all over CNN? BUT - I don't buy that cell phone deal! I have owned a cell phone since the beginning of time (ya know, back when cell phones were the size of a loaf of bread!) and I have had all kinds of service carriers and I have NEVER once encountered the kind of "interference" where you could pick up other people's conversations! With todays technology, I find it very hard to believe that he was on a "party line" as they used to be called Has anyone else out there experienced this on their cell phone??
    Last edit by amblessing on Jun 22, '02
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    Heck yes, as Ham radio operators universally know, no conversation on a cell phone is private; they all have the potential to be overheard on a scanner.

    (Hubby and I both being Hams, we know this for a fact.)
  5. by   Mkue
    Does anyone else think that he retained quite a bit from the conversation? I think that would be difficult to capture word for word, maybe he is telling the truth.

    I was under the impression that Al-Quada used codes and secret communication by e-mail and not cell phones.

  6. by   prn nurse
    "Why would anyone want to blow up Las Vegas?"
  7. by   Hardknox
    Because it represents everything the Muslims and Taliban are against? (gambling, nude woman etc.)
  8. by   donmurray
    And they prefer deserts to be American-free zones! are scanners legal? Did he say that was what he heard it on? I've never heard of a phone picking up another's signal. I'd wait and see on this.
  9. by   Sleepyeyes
    Yes, Don, scanners are legal. 'Course, it's illegal to listen to conversations on them. But if a phone is on the same frequency, it is possible to pick up the conversation.

    This was especially true when cell phones first came out. Hubby and I used to hear all kinds of phone conversations on the scanner. Accidentally of course.
  10. by   rnor
    I believe the guy too!! I mean, why would he lie about that, knowing his a-- may go to jail for it.... I don't believe it is over for the US as far as terrorist attacks. Listen, we have some foreign Drs. that donate money to different groups over there??? What's that all about? The way I feel about it is send em' back if they even blink an eyelash against the US. This is my country, and I want them to respect us just as we have to respect other people and their countries.
  11. by   prn nurse
    You all are barkin' up the wrong tree is you thing any Arab gives a crap about Americans lookin at nekkid women and gambling...........they would not waste their time on Vegas. Too much risk for too little return. 99 % of Americans wouldn't care if they blew up Vegas, so where would be the payoff?

    These guys are intelligent. They outsmarted 6 countries security systems, American immigration, CIA, FBI, airport security, immigration and God only knows what else.

    Hoover Dam , yes. Vegas.............no way. People in Vegas can sleep in peace...it is not in the Arab mind-set to blow Vegas...
  12. by   CATHYW
    My cell phone has picked up snippets of conversations, several times. The most unusual thing I ever heard was on my way to work one morning, 8 or 9 years ago. I was listening to a large country music station from Atlanta, when the telephone conversation of a man and woman making a date for the evening overrode the music. I remember looking at the radio in my Explorer like it was possessed; wondering if others were hearing what I was hearing, and if so, how many?
  13. by   LasVegasRN
    Hoover Dam would be quite a terrorist coup. At this point in time, living behind the Air Force base here in Vegas, this does not bring me any comfort.

    No, they are not going to blow up Vegas - this is the adult playground for the world, and the 9/11 terrorists vacationed here, ya know. Or were they? Oh my... :stone
  14. by   mother/babyRN
    Gosh, all you need is a regular scanner to pick up cell phone conversations. I once dated someone and while over the house, a friend of his brought one over and actually demonstrated that. I was horrified. I just read an article stating that during the Y2K deal, we dispersed formulas around the world to help save computers in the event a potential problem occurred. Many of the requests for assistance came from Pakistan, the Middle east and southeast Asia. Apparently those factions are farther along than anyone suspected in the computer genre, and some one (group) have been actually found to be scanning the computers of nuclear power plants and utilities searching for ways to control the computers. Very scary......They have the money, the support and the where with all...AND, they have no problem lying in wait...