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Major border crossing closed after Canadian guards find explosives in car...
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Posted on 02/16/2004 2:30:15 PM PST by MindBender26

Just the headline......


TOPICS: Breaking News; Canada; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bordersecurity; jihadnextdoor
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1 posted on 02/16/2004 2:30:17 PM PST by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
There's an AP headline, too
2 posted on 02/16/2004 2:31:14 PM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: TX Bluebonnet
Border Shut Near Detroit; Explosives Found


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Feb 16, 5:06 PM (ET)


BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - The biggest northern border crossing west of Detroit was closed Monday after Canadian guards found explosives in a car entering the country from the United States, Canadian customs officials said.

They did not specify what type of explosives were found.

3 posted on 02/16/2004 2:31:52 PM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: MindBender26
Does it say which border crossing? I'm 20 miles from the big one in Vermont.

LQ
4 posted on 02/16/2004 2:32:01 PM PST by LizardQueen
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To: MindBender26
Build a wall and lay down the mines.
5 posted on 02/16/2004 2:32:29 PM PST by PRND21
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To: liz44040; JustPiper; Calpernia; Sabertooth; Labyrinthos; freeperfromnj; jonalvy44; GOPJ; ...
((( ping )))

Looks like the vermin are still trying...
6 posted on 02/16/2004 2:32:39 PM PST by appalachian_dweller (Dear Daleel & EOM, May the fleas of 1000 camels infest your armpits.)
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To: TX Bluebonnet
Thanks for the loc, was wondering if it was up here.

LQ
7 posted on 02/16/2004 2:32:42 PM PST by LizardQueen
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To: PRND21
LOL...always the extreme point of view on FR..I love it!
8 posted on 02/16/2004 2:32:58 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (I Stand With Alex Lifeson)
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To: MindBender26
I caught that on FOX news about an hour ago. Personally I'm not too concerned about what comes thru our regulated border crossings. It's what passes unnoticed in unregulated crossings.
9 posted on 02/16/2004 2:34:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (you win wars by making the other dumb SOB die for his country)
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To: TX Bluebonnet
Why would anyone IMPORT explosives into BC?

Why would anyone smuggle ANYTHING into BC?

Occupants must have been rather wierd to trigger a search.
10 posted on 02/16/2004 2:34:24 PM PST by MindBender26 (For more news, first, fast and factual.... Stay tuned to your local FReeper station !!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
LOL...always the extreme point of view on FR..I love it!

Well...it's a start! :-)

11 posted on 02/16/2004 2:34:55 PM PST by evad ("You cannot divorce yourself from your record.")
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To: MindBender26
story on fox says it was a grenade
12 posted on 02/16/2004 2:35:26 PM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: LizardQueen
Does it say which border crossing? I'm 20 miles from the big one in Vermont.

Blaine, Washington is the locale. Between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Two hours' north of here...

13 posted on 02/16/2004 2:35:31 PM PST by Eala (Sacrificing tagline fame for... TRAD ANGLICAN RESOURCE PAGE: http://eala.freeservers.com/anglican)
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To: MindBender26
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,111574,00.html

BLAINE, Wash. — The biggest northern border crossing west of Detroit was closed Monday after Canadian guards found explosives in a car entering the country from the United States, Canadian customs officials said.

They did not specify what type of explosives was found.

A Canadian customs spokeswoman, Paula Shore, told Northwest Cable News the vehicle tried to cross into Canada from the United States at the Peace Arch border crossing (search). She gave no further details; neither she nor customs spokeswoman Faith St. John immediately returned calls seeking comment.

Mike Milne, a Seattle-based spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (search), confirmed the border crossing at Blaine had been shut down in both directions after the car was stopped at 1 p.m., but he declined to comment on what the Canadian guards may have found.

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (search) official told Fox News a grenade was found.

Traffic was routed a few miles east to Pacific Highway, which has a border crossing typically used by commercial trucks.

About 8 million vehicles cross at Blaine, the northern end of Interstate 5, every year
14 posted on 02/16/2004 2:35:39 PM PST by Republican Red (Karmic hugs welcomed!)
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To: LizardQueen
Does it say which border crossing? I'm 20 miles from the big one in Vermont.

It's the one at Blaine, Washington -- where I-5 goes up into Canada, south of Vancouver.

15 posted on 02/16/2004 2:35:51 PM PST by r9etb
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To: MindBender26

BC or Bust

16 posted on 02/16/2004 2:36:29 PM PST by Cagey
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To: appalachian_dweller
Looks like the vermin are still trying...

Wrong direction...

17 posted on 02/16/2004 2:36:33 PM PST by Eala (Sacrificing tagline fame for... TRAD ANGLICAN RESOURCE PAGE: http://eala.freeservers.com/anglican)
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To: TX Bluebonnet
Blaine, Washington is about 2,300 miles west of Detroit.
18 posted on 02/16/2004 2:36:52 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: My Favorite Headache
Seems like a good time to dust off the old tagline.
19 posted on 02/16/2004 2:36:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (.50 cal border fence)
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To: MindBender26
Cigarettes, yes. Grenades, WHY???
20 posted on 02/16/2004 2:37:38 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (1)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Blaine, Washington is about 2,300 miles west of Detroit.

And thank God for that.

It'd be farther, if possible, but is physically limited by this thingie called the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean.

Can we move Detroit further east, maybe?

21 posted on 02/16/2004 2:39:06 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never let your life be directed by people who could only get government jobs.)
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To: liz44040; JustPiper; Calpernia; Sabertooth; Labyrinthos; freeperfromnj; jonalvy44; GOPJ; ...
>> car entering the country from the United States <<

Sorry folks, I thought they were coming IN to the US. Looks like they were leaving the US. Another poster said it was a grenade.

Everyone knows how war-like we Americans are, doesn't suprise me a bit. Now, where'd I leave my rocket launcher? /sarcasm
22 posted on 02/16/2004 2:39:52 PM PST by appalachian_dweller (Dear Daleel & EOM, May the fleas of 1000 camels infest your armpits.)
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To: knak
A single grenade and they shut the damn thing down? Interesting...
23 posted on 02/16/2004 2:40:53 PM PST by Solson (Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. - Von Goethe)
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To: Eala
Don't you just love how the drooling baboons on this site read Explosives, Car, Canada and immediately assume the direction was FROM there TO here. Yeah, lets put up a wall and some mines! What a bunch of morons.
24 posted on 02/16/2004 2:41:09 PM PST by Pitchfork
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To: LizardQueen
Peace Arch, I checked Border wait times many closed to all commercial traffic today Champlain slow

Borderhttp://forms.customs.gov/nemo/bordertimes/bordertimes.asp
25 posted on 02/16/2004 2:41:28 PM PST by not-alone
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To: PRND21
and rename the country "USSR"
26 posted on 02/16/2004 2:42:26 PM PST by Murtyo
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To: small voice in the wilderness
Cigarettes, yes. Grenades, WHY???

Ice Fishing?

27 posted on 02/16/2004 2:42:31 PM PST by RaceBannon (John Kerry is Vietnam's Benedict Arnold: Former War Hero turned Traitor)
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To: MindBender26
Why would anyone IMPORT explosives into BC?

I dunno. Blow up stuff I suppose.

28 posted on 02/16/2004 2:42:55 PM PST by plain talk
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To: MindBender26
Hmmm. The car was entering Canada. Maybe our secret invasion has finally begun.
29 posted on 02/16/2004 2:43:51 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: Republican Red
This ties right in with the Americans sneaking that insult dog into Quebec. War may not be far off.
30 posted on 02/16/2004 2:45:14 PM PST by per loin
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To: PRND21
They were coming from the United States, probably and accident. Is there anything to blow up in Canada?
31 posted on 02/16/2004 2:45:22 PM PST by Husker24
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To: RaceBannon; John Jorsett
Ice Fishing?Maybe our secret invasion has finally begun.

All your bass are belong to us.

32 posted on 02/16/2004 2:46:50 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (1)
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To: Pitchfork
Hey! We may be primates but I would at least assume most posters either don't drool or have waterproof keyboards.
33 posted on 02/16/2004 2:47:50 PM PST by palmer (Solutions, not just slogans -JFKerry)
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To: Husker24
Probably a dummy grenade, or a deactivated one.
34 posted on 02/16/2004 2:48:25 PM PST by Husker24
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To: MindBender26
Wrong Way Islamodumbos?
35 posted on 02/16/2004 2:48:44 PM PST by Grampa Dave (John F' Kerry! You are not John F. Kennedy! You're just another $oreA$$ puppet.)
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To: Husker24
She was not going into Canada, she was coming into the US.
They found a gernade in the glove box, she was headed to Vancouver Washington. The car was her husbands, and he is in the service, so they are checking it out, but the border opened up about 1 hour after it was closed.
36 posted on 02/16/2004 2:50:56 PM PST by calawah98
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To: TX Bluebonnet
Did this happen in Blaine? If so, that's the second time (that I know of) that somone's tried this.
37 posted on 02/16/2004 2:52:55 PM PST by ShandaLear (There's no business like show business...with the exception of politics.)
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To: Pitchfork; MindBender26
Don't you just love how the drooling baboons on this site read Explosives, Car, Canada and immediately assume the direction was FROM there TO here.

I dunno. I think it was a reasonable assumption, especially given prior incidents. (I assume you are in the States...)

And, as MindBender26 said, Why would anyone want to smuggle anything INTO B.C.? (As opposed to explosives into the States.)

38 posted on 02/16/2004 2:53:00 PM PST by Eala (Sacrificing tagline fame for... TRAD ANGLICAN RESOURCE PAGE: http://eala.freeservers.com/anglican)
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To: plain talk
One grenade?

Woosies!

I never went off-post without 2 grenades, some CS, a block of C4 and 400 of 5.56 rounds in a battle pack!

:~)
39 posted on 02/16/2004 2:54:52 PM PST by MindBender26 (For more news, first, fast and factual.... Stay tuned to your local FReeper station !!!)
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To: knak
FWIW, the radio report I heard said "a bomb and a grenade."
40 posted on 02/16/2004 2:58:35 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: Republican Red
A grenade in the glovebox, according to the news I just heard on the radio.
41 posted on 02/16/2004 3:01:13 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Lashing out" at Democrats since 1990.)
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To: Pitchfork
Don't you just love how the drooling baboons on this site read Explosives, Car, Canada and immediately assume the direction was FROM there TO here. Yeah, lets put up a wall and some mines! What a bunch of morons.

hahaha...yep

42 posted on 02/16/2004 3:07:32 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Pitchfork
Don't you just love how the drooling baboons on this site read Explosives, Car, Canada and immediately assume the direction was FROM there TO here. Yeah, lets put up a wall and some mines! What a bunch of morons.

hahaha...yep

43 posted on 02/16/2004 3:08:20 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Grampa Dave
If I were an Al Qaeda big wig (I'd probably be dead like most of them but if I were alive) I'd rather take my sleeper cell from Seattle across the border to Vancouver. Reason being - If I blow something up in the USA George W is like to invade another of my sponsor nations, kill thousands more of my sympathisers and squeeze the last blood out of my organization. Canada on the other hand...I might skate while they discuss it with the UN and the French.
44 posted on 02/16/2004 3:08:36 PM PST by azcap
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To: LizardQueen
the big one in Vermont

There's a big one in Vermont?

ML/NJ

45 posted on 02/16/2004 3:17:30 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: TX Bluebonnet
Border Shut Near Detroit

Nice headline.

(Acutally it was about 2000 miles from Detroit.)

ML/NJ

46 posted on 02/16/2004 3:19:09 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: plain talk
Why would anyone IMPORT explosives into BC?

I can see why the Canadians are taking this so seriously. Can you imagine what effect this grenade could have? Its capable of doing massive damage to their armed forces. Could probably take out at least half of it.
47 posted on 02/16/2004 3:19:10 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: ml/nj
Well, it's big to us /grin. It's the one on interstate 89,

LQ
48 posted on 02/16/2004 3:19:23 PM PST by LizardQueen
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You would probably be safer in Seattle than BC under your assumptions. I think there is something else happening.

I wonder if this has any connections to the latest Islamodummy outed in the Army, who went to college in Washington and lived there?

Any of his buddies in the State of Washington might be sensing the vice grips starting to close up on them. So they decided to go a friendly country, Canada.

Maybe the release of his arrest in the local newspapers was part of a plan to see how many Islamodummies run for cover or Canada and where they go when they get there?
49 posted on 02/16/2004 3:21:05 PM PST by Grampa Dave (John F' Kerry! You are not John F. Kennedy! You're just another $oreA$$ puppet.)
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To: TX Bluebonnet
Gee, I wonder if it was Quebecqueers coming over to take out Triumph the Insult Dog.
50 posted on 02/16/2004 3:23:16 PM PST by mass55th
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