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June 24, 2006

Tall Tales

Searstower

Visually, this story had everything.

It had America’s tallest

skyscraper…

(…the photos

of which

are still choking

the newswire.)

Sears-Tower-Mug-Shots

It had

dark-skinned

perpetrators.

Surveillancesears

Batistevideo

It had the bad guys

on surveillance video.

Peephole

It had views

of the hideout

through a real

“peephole!”

Socalledplot-1

It had the local media…

Cnnwarehouse

and the nation media

on the scene.

Gonzales-Sears-Tower

It had the Attorney General

assuring us that the day

had been saved.

It had

ABSOLUTELY

everything.

Except a credible threat.

(click pics for larger size)

(image 1:  Jeff Haynes/AFP/File.  April 2005.  Chicago.  Via YahooNews.  image 2: image: AFP/DOJ.  June 23, 2006.  Via YahooNews.  image 3 and 4:  Department of Justice/Handout/Reuters.  Miami.  23, 2006.  Via YahooNews.  image 5: Joe Raedle/AFP/Getty.  Miami.  June 23, 2006.  Via YahooNews.  image 6 and 7: Mitchell Zachs/AP.  Miami. June 22, 2006. Via YahooNews.  image 8: Yuri Gripas/Reuters. Washington June 23, 2006. Via YahooNews.)

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