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Did they try to blow up the Burj?

Old Sep 16th 2009, 5:24 am
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Haha...

Report about Iran trying to blow up Burj Dubai not true, top official says...

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Polic.../10349070.html
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Old Sep 16th 2009, 5:29 am
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No, just Israeli propoganda.
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GN is correct in all matters all the time. End of story.
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Come on do you think they would actually disclose it if was true? Talk about bad for business. The truth of the matter is that Dubai is a terrorist target and the Burj Dubai is one of the most high profile targets in the Emirate. Although I would think terrorists would be more likely to target a Western hotel like one of the Intercons or Crown Plazas. These hotels are often on amber or red alert for potential attacks.
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Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes View Post
These hotels are often on amber or red alert for potential attacks.
where did you get this information from?
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where did you get this information from?
probably BB..
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where did you get this information from?
I'd rather not say, but it is someone very close to me who works in the hotel terrorist risk and security industry. They always tell me which places to avoid on a night out if there's an alert. It's usually for an expat frequented nightclub or bar.
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It still surprises me that nothing has happened there, not even one rogue nutter has managed to blow himself up outside a club or mall or something, as happened in Doha a few years ago.
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I'd rather not say, but it is someone very close to me who works in the hotel terrorist risk and security industry. They always tell me which places to avoid on a night out if there's an alert. It's usually for an expat frequented nightclub or bar.
can you give more detail on how the threats are assessed and by which body? also - some examples of a few "targets" recently.

Any detail on the origin of the threat - i.e. who is suspected of planning the attack?

On public forum would be great - but PM me if you wish...
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I'd rather not say, but it is someone very close to me who works in the hotel terrorist risk and security industry. They always tell me which places to avoid on a night out if there's an alert. It's usually for an expat frequented nightclub or bar.
it would have been nice if you would have told people on here where not to go as well...
good thing nothing has ever happened...
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
it would have been nice if you would have told people on here where not to go as well...
good thing nothing has ever happened...
wow...who knew that we were taking our lives in our hands in more ways than one every time we go out on the town, lol...

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I strongly disagree that Dubai would be a terrorist target.

After all, why would you bite the hand that feeds you?
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smoke and mirrors, here comes an attack on Iran and Pakistan.

Security here is dreadful, if anyone wanted to plant a bomb here they would have done it by now..
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Originally Posted by deemi786 View Post
Security here is dreadful, if anyone wanted to plant a bomb here they would have done it by now..
OR:

Security here is so good, they have managed to foil an unknown number of attempted attacks...

Considering how many people don't even bother locking their cars overnight, I kinda think number two is the correct answer.
Considering how option one is a classic Torygraph comment, now I'm sure it's option two.

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Old Sep 16th 2009, 11:16 pm
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After all, why would you bite the hand that feeds you?
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