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September 28th, 2010
09:29 PM ET

New Terror Threat: Join the Live Chat

Tonight we have breaking news on the growing concerns about an Al Qaeda commando attack, with gunmen on city streets, storming hotels, mowing down anyone in their path. If you remember the attacks on Mumbai this would be the sequel. We've got the latest on where officials fear it could happen, and where the killers could be coming from.

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Ed

    Greed and abuse of power know no party affiliation, race or gender. I am glad to see that the "wealth" is shared equally. Money begets money, power begets power, stupidity begets kicked out of office.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  2. Kenya

    Avoiding facing the truth seems to be the way of the world these days. Anyone surprised?

    September 28, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  3. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Sounds like the Congressman is trying to dodge as many people as he can about the scholarship situation

    September 28, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  4. Lori, CA

    He may be hiding under the desk. Check under the desk Joe.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  5. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    @ Starr
    "I don't know how we can protect All of the soft targets of the world."

    I completely agree with you. However I feel that if they hit a place such as Disney World – a place with lots of people especially children, I think the worldwide outcry would be to bomb them like Hiroshima and Nagasaki...in essence make a parking lot out of them. Not understanding the Eiffel Tower reference besides the fact that it is a very busy place every day to visit. Sounds to me like inflicting fear will make us do what???

    September 28, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  6. Vivian

    No question that the Assistant AG should be fired for his outrageous conduct. There is more going on than meets the eye because Shevall's actions are not normal. Frankly, it appears that Shervall has an obsession with Armstrong and Shervall is probably a closet case - thou does protest too much.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  7. Paul

    A CNN reporter being treated just like a constituent dropping in! 🙂

    September 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  8. Libby

    Doesn't know what his schedule is.... yeah, right..

    September 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  9. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Congressman Bishop is busted. Thanks Anderson and Joe Johns!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  10. Sharon Hastings

    If the congressman had done "nothing wrong" why did he repay the money?

    September 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  11. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    His step daughter and his wife's niece, sounds like he would be in the dog's house if he didn't.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  12. Ryan

    @Samantha Rowley: It's not a hate filled world we live in. We just don't understand the other cultures of the global world and accept them. Most people are like that because they aren't educated enough on them and we don't accept them because of the stereotypes we have.

    I know things can change if we just learned about it.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  13. Janis Hewitt

    I still don't think many western people understand Muslim fundamentalism and the zeal that some young funcementalists have for the cause. I believe they think strikes against the west are to cause humiliation and insult in the eyes of others in the muslim world rather than reaping some battle win for their cause.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  14. Libby

    I hope the phone is ringing off the hook at the Michigan AG's Office tomorrow after Anderson's excellent coverage!! 😀

    September 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Nancy in Oregon, "Heather, it's probably just another Western symbol, tall and beloved and potentially good for photo-ops."

    I agree, the Eiffel Tour is a tourist attraction and monument to the success of Western cultures and we know how terrorists hate that.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  16. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Destroying a beloved piece of art in the name of God is right? WoW someone is twisting religions words!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  17. Bernice

    Where is the etiquette of a state elected official?
    Shirvell is way out of line!
    He was not even able to answer Anderson's questions intellegently. Very good work on that interview Anderson. You are great!!!!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  18. lesa

    Isnt this the second time in a month the Eiffel Tower and surrounding area were evacuated?

    September 28, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  19. Lori, CA

    Anderson, I want to know how these public officials are being reprimanded for giving money to their relatives?!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  20. Greg S. in Chicago

    Attacking gay people is still acceptable for a large part of the American population – and our being impassive about it enables it. People say "how awful" but why aren't the people of Michigan demanding he be fired? Why don't they protest like people do for so many things that are less important than people's rights? It's sickening.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  21. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    I am with Heather. What's with the Eiffel Tower being a terrorist target?

    September 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  22. Nancy in Oregon

    He does, Emily.
    Heather, it's probably just another Western symbol, tall and beloved and potentially good for photo-ops.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  23. Mary

    If they treat this guy like any other person who had done the same crime,We would not be having a problem with it @ all.And that is the real problem.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  24. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    This is the second threat against the Eiffel Tour in two weeks.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  25. Brenda

    Why are people so angry? Why can't just live their lives happily? This is so crazy. People need to mind their own business and live their own lives.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  26. Sharon Hastings

    There is almost no way to prevent every suicide attack. If someone is willing to die with a bomb attached to them, they will eventually succeed. But it seems we have held them off for some time from doing major damage so they are probably desperate to show a force again.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  27. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I had heard about the evacuation of the Eiffel Tower and surrounding area, but did not realize that there has been a lot of credible chatter for "soft" targets.

    I don't know how we can protect All of the soft targets of the world.

    Anderson is right, these kinds of attacks are very effective....and down right scary.

    At least there is someone is in custody and giving info on what is going on with the terrorists.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  28. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @BettyAnn-'What a bunch of weirdos this world has in it. Scares the crap out of me.'

    I couldn't agree with you more

    September 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  29. Karen

    This Asst AG's comments/activities are shocking. He actually sounds unstable. He should be fired at the least. I hope Mr. Armstrong is pursuing some protection or legal action.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  30. Mary in Ludington Michigan

    It is an embarrassment to have someone like Mr.Shirvell employed by the State of Michigan. If you are from Michigan, take a moment tomorrow to contact Mr. Cox's office and your State Representative to bring attention to this matter.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  31. Janice Willoughby of Austin

    Andrew said he is a Christian Man. Has he read the Bible? I don't think so!!!!! I will pray for the citizens of Michigan after seeing this on your show tonight. Thank you Anderson you were so right.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  32. Emily

    Peter Bergen always offers great insights.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  33. Brian N

    Accusations and labeling aren't helping unify the nation, which under the circumstances is what we still need. Attacking oursleves won't win this war.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  34. Greg

    That guy is sooo fired!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  35. Heather - Spokane, WA

    What do people have against the Eiffel Tower?

    September 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  36. Nicole The Netherlands

    I think `we` are never gonna find Bin Laden, it is such a big area to cover with lots of mountains.(Afghanistan AND Pakistan)

    September 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  37. Michael

    How on earth does Shrivel consider a college student a public figure? Even though I should, I don't know who the student body president of my university is. There's no way this kid is a public figure!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Thanks Anderson for pay attention against Andrew Shrivell!!!!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  39. Marilyn

    As a former state of Michigan employee and U of M grad. I find Mr. Shirvell's behavior totally inappropriate. Being a state of MI employee he has signed a contract that does not permit him to make any type of comments about the public without prior approval of his superiors. He knows this.
    As a U of M graduate he is an embarrassment and brings shame to the alma mater.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  40. Paul

    Today's phrase "using Western passports", the whole "terror babies" fiasco, Wikileaks' CIA "red cell" memo on perceptions of the US as an exporter of terrorism, and others are all pointing to a newly increased focus for the anti-terror big guns: United States citizens. As terror babies show, innocence is no defense.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  41. Ben

    Anderson,

    Thanks for sharing this story but why aren't you making the point that everyone knows student council presidents have absolutely no authority nor power to make any political changes??? Shirvell keeps on referring to Armstrong as a "political figure" like he's a senator or governer! The fact that any authority Armstrong does have cannot affect Shirvell proves that he is clearly a bigot.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  42. deb

    that was a very disturbing interview,I feel like i am living in an Alternate universe.did this man really graduate and what was the interview process for him to become an Assistant AG....when are we going to wakeup and start acting like Human beings again...

    September 28, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  43. Zach

    Ignorance is Americas best friend. The ones at fault will not receive a punishment. Asst. AG of Michigan will continue to stay in his job and no one will think anything of it. My take on it, fire him. It is a disgrace to have someone like that in Michigan. Exercising his first amendment rights is absolute litotes.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  44. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    What a hate-filled world we live in. Hopefully, nothing happens at the Eiffel Tower or anywhere for that matter.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  45. Karen

    How can this guy not be charged with a hate crime? He is obviously harassing this guy because he is gay. And, he certainly should not have a government job that taxpayers pay for. It's very sad to see someone who is that young be filled with so much hate.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  46. Ron from PA

    Anderson, great interview of Andrew Shirvell. Your questions were excellent. Shirvell's behavior is absolutely shameful.

    And great analysis by Jeffrey Tubin. I agree with you completely that this attack is politically motivated and that ultimately the blame should fall on Attorney General Mike Cox for allowing this to happen.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  47. Tina

    My daughter was Megan Meier, the 13 year old that took her own life in 2006 after being cyberbullied by an adult neighbor. I'm absolutely shocked that Mr. Shirvell still has a job. He has the audacity to say that he isn't cyberbullying – give me a break. This is exactly why the State of Michigan needs cyberbullying laws so jerks like him can be stopped!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  48. Holly

    Anderson:
    Thank you for bringing to light Shirvell's vendetta against Chris Armstrong. As a Michigan resident, taxpayer and voter, I will be calling Cox's office tomorrow. Shirvell needs to be fired.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  49. Chapin (University of Mary Washington, VA)

    First Amendment 101: The AG has the right to express his feelings, the student body president has the right to express his. I bet this wasn't something that the founding fathers sat around and thought about when they were giving us all the right to the freedom of speech...

    September 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  50. Ted

    And we wonder what's wrong with our country, with a person this bizzare in public office.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
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