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28DL and UE in the News Thanks Bradc*nt and Steve...

Discussion in '28DL and Urban Exploring in the News...' started by Oxygen Thief, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Oxygen Thief

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    It's a fairly old article but it does give a different, albeit misguided, viewpoint...

    “Urban Explorers (UE) — hobbyists who seek illicit access to transportation and industrial facilities in urban areas — frequently post photographs, video footage, and diagrams on line [sic] that could be used by terrorists to remotely identify and surveil potential targets,” warns the nation’s premiere all-source center for counterterrorism analysis.

    You might think that dude climbing across the girders of a suspension bridge late at night intends to get a good view or to write some graffiti. But the National Counterterrorism Center can’t help but notice the pathway he takes exposes “security vulnerabilities” inherent in the urban landscape, like “access to structural components including caissons (the structures that house the anchor points of a bridge suspension system)” — all of which a terrorist would find useful. Spelunking through subway tunnels might alert terrorists to “electrical, ventilation or signal control rooms.” The vantage point of a rooftop provides a glimpse useful to the “disruption of communication systems.”

    To balance the article I'll add a quote from the same source... "Urban explorers probably won’t have to feel singled out for long. Wait until the National Counterterrorism Center learns about the architectural drawings available for viewing in the nearest university library, or the map brochures available to tourists at national landmarks."

    Read more here... http://goo.gl/fMhuCG
     
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    Fuck! They've worked out our secret. :wanker
     
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    never knew that Camelot was a site of national strategic importance
     
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    o_OWhat a crock of fetid, steaming :turd

    :turd!. Urban Explorers (UE) — hobbyists who seek illicit access to transportation and industrial facilities in urban areas — frequently post photographs, video footage, and diagrams on line [sic] that could be used by terrorists to remotely identify and surveil potential targets,” warns the nation’s premiere all-source center for counterterrorism analysis.

    It would seem more likely that a terrorist would be reading a news paper than winnowing through a web site for information. SO by printing this bilge wash, you , the article authors, just helped out the terrorists by telling them of UE sites

    :turd2.You might think that dude climbing across the girders of a suspension bridge late at night intends to get a good view or to write some graffiti. But the National Counterterrorism Center can’t help but notice the pathway he takes exposes “security vulnerabilities” inherent in the urban landscape, like “access to structural components including caissons (the structures that house the anchor points of a bridge suspension system)” — all of which a terrorist would find useful. Spelunking through subway tunnels might alert terrorists to “electrical, ventilation or signal control rooms.” The vantage point of a rooftop provides a glimpse useful to the “disruption of communication systems.”

    WTF? is there a terrorist force field around these sites that'd prevent them from going themselves? and as for revealing infrastructure/communications weak points , in case you haven' noticed, Mr."the nation’s premiere all-source center for counterterrorism analysis", seems all the terrorists are interested in is the body count. Not too many loose bodies down in a tunnel (maybe an UE'r or two as you've so brilliantly deduced ...)

    A terrorist main goal is to spread fear. Basically this article points out that John q Public is vulnerable to a terrorist attack. Most normal people would FEAR an attack by terrorists, so this article is spreading FEAR !!!!
    & what do we know about people who spread FEAR?!?! they're freaking TERRORISTS!!!! (or the government)
     
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    Anyone remember the alert from around the 2012 Olympics which branded us under the same umbrella as domestic terrorists? Sure there was a copy of the document that was distributed to police forces on here a while back?
     
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