Re: (OPE-L) Re: Patriot Act Raid at Indian restaurant

From: mongiovg (mongiovg@STJOHNS.EDU)
Date: Wed Apr 30 2003 - 11:14:59 EDT

Thanks, Jerry.  I conducted the same Google search before posting, and found
the same info you did: it still left me unconvinced. I'll be interested to
know what JH tells you if he responds to your phone message.


>===== Original Message From gerald_a_levy <gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM> =====
>Hi Gary:
>A brief "Google" search under Jason Halperin revealed the following:
>1) the story in question has been published on other sites.
>2) Jason Halperin is a real person and he is indeed associated with Doctors
>    Without Borders.  See:
>3) You can do as I did which was to call his phone number 212-847-3143
>    and leave a message.  I didn't deem it an emergency and so didn't call
>    his cell phone number (which you can find out when you call the
>    above number).
>Given the above, I think that the story does ring true.  And his reason for
>not mentioning the name of the restaurant also rings true to me.
>In solidarity, Jerry
>> Is there any independent confirmation for this story?  I have no doubt
>> some terrible things are happening throughout the US, but I am suscpicious
>> the fact that the author of the piece scrupulously omitted the name of the
>> restaurant. I have heard nothing of this in the media, and I think it
>> that a gang of NYC cops could have stormed a midtown restaurant and aimed
>> weapons at pre-theater diners without attracting some media attention. The
>> business about the cops forcing restaurant employees to crawl around on
>> hands & knees under gunpoint doesn't ring true; nor does the bit about
>> mysterious agents in suits typing on laptops while this lockdown was
>> place.  Seems mighty fishy to me.
>> If the story turns out to be a fabrication, the repetition of it by
>> well-meaning lefties will have damaged the credibility of all those who
>> challenge the mainstream party line. Until I see some credible back-up for
>> this one, I'm treating it as a hoax. Can anyone supply further details?

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