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American's Prints Found on 3/11 Detonator Bag
Fox News ^ | May 7, 2004

Posted on 05/07/2004 10:03:01 AM PDT by Alouette

MADRID, Spain — The fingerprints of the American attorney arrested as a material witness in the Madrid train bombings were found on a plastic shopping bag that held detonators like the ones used in the deadly March 11 terrorist attacks.

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1 posted on 05/07/2004 10:03:01 AM PDT by Alouette
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To: Alouette
ACLU attorney??
2 posted on 05/07/2004 10:06:58 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Alouette
Is he a ACLU shark?
3 posted on 05/07/2004 10:07:58 AM PDT by beardog
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To: Alouette
More from the article:

...An Interior Ministry official from the Spanish government, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Friday the bag turned up in a van that had been stolen and abandoned near the station where three of the four trains departed from before they were bombed.

Inside the bag was the same kind of detonators used in the attacks that killed 191 people.

The van was found in Alcala de Henares, about 20 miles northeast of Madrid. Police said they also discovered an Arabic-language cassette tape with verses from the Koran in the vehicle....


4 posted on 05/07/2004 10:10:14 AM PDT by Constitution Day (...victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be...)
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To: beardog
Brandon Mayfield, a 37-year-old U.S. citizen, lawyer and former Army officer who converted to Islam, was taken into custody . . .

Imagine that.

5 posted on 05/07/2004 10:10:26 AM PDT by Petronski (John Kerry's shabby lies make me very cranky.)
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To: Alouette
Al Franken's call screener?
6 posted on 05/07/2004 10:12:29 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Petronski
"converted to Islam"

Definately a pattern here.

7 posted on 05/07/2004 10:13:57 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Alouette
If true, I hope they give him a fair trial and a quick hanging.
8 posted on 05/07/2004 10:14:24 AM PDT by doggieboy
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To: Alouette
As usual Freepers have been all over this story.

The link below will take you to the first thread, where some very interesting data about this home grown Islamo Convert POS.

There are close to 450 replies to this thread. I will post the second thread in another reply.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1130936/posts
9 posted on 05/07/2004 10:14:51 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (FReep eye for the liberal lie or what left wing lies of the media will we expose today?)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
I asked this in another thread, but how could they track this guy's prints like that? From what I read, he didn't have a criminal record.
10 posted on 05/07/2004 10:15:52 AM PDT by jaime1959
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To: Alouette
.....the lawyer [Mayfield] whom FBI agents arrested in Portland as part of the investigation into the deadly multiple train bombings has ties to a group of people found guilty of helping Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Brandon Mayfield (search), a 37-year-old U.S. citizen, lawyer and former Army officer who converted to Islam, was taken into custody Thursday on a material witness warrant, said a senior law enforcement official in Washington, D.C.

Yup! Sounds pretty innocent to me. (/sarcasm)

11 posted on 05/07/2004 10:16:00 AM PDT by elbucko
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To: Alouette
Here is the latest thread on Free Republic on this mess:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1131292/posts

This thread has some new data that was not in the first thread that was posted last night.
12 posted on 05/07/2004 10:16:55 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (FReep eye for the liberal lie or what left wing lies of the media will we expose today?)
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To: P-Marlowe
You were right. Damn!
13 posted on 05/07/2004 10:17:04 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Alouette
Is he active in the democratic party?
14 posted on 05/07/2004 10:17:28 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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To: jaime1959
He's a former Army officer. It's the same reason my prints are "on file", although I've never been arrested.
15 posted on 05/07/2004 10:18:56 AM PDT by MortMan (Complacency is an enemy sniper)
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To: jaime1959
You don't have to be a criminal to have your fingerprints on record.

He was military, they have fingerprints.
If he got a concealed carry, he'd have prints, a gaming license, he'd have prints, etc.

Hope that answers your question.
16 posted on 05/07/2004 10:19:09 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: jaime1959
This POS was a former Army Officer and had an Oregon driver's license.

The Army has his prints and so does the Oregon DMV if he has a recent license.
17 posted on 05/07/2004 10:20:15 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (FReep eye for the liberal lie or what left wing lies of the media will we expose today?)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat; JustPiper
Even worse, possibly an immigration attorney.

http://oip.uoregon.edu/documents/iss/pdf/visamatters/lawyer.pdf
http://www.osbar.org/members/start.asp
http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/default.html

This lawyer helped Jeffrey Battle (one of the Portland Seven) in a custody dispute during his trial.
18 posted on 05/07/2004 10:20:53 AM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Call me paranoid but finding '/*' inside this comment makes me suspicious)
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To: xzins
Yes, he was a very active "Hate GW left winger!"
19 posted on 05/07/2004 10:20:55 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (FReep eye for the liberal lie or what left wing lies of the media will we expose today?)
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To: jaime1959
I asked this in another thread, but how could they track this guy's prints like that? From what I read, he didn't have a criminal record.

"Brandon Mayfield, a 37-year-old U.S. citizen, lawyer and former Army officer who converted to Islam, was taken into custody . . . "

20 posted on 05/07/2004 10:21:09 AM PDT by Protagoras (When they asked me what I thought of freedom in America,,, I said I thought it would be a good idea.)
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To: Petronski
Just how thick will the "common thread" have to get before people begin to see it?

I'm guessing somewhere around Queen Mary mooring hawsers.
21 posted on 05/07/2004 10:21:38 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: RikaStrom
Are you saying that once any agency, no matter how local, has your prints, they are available to any agency in the world? That is a bit scary.
22 posted on 05/07/2004 10:21:42 AM PDT by ContemptofCourt
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To: jaime1959
I asked this in another thread, but how could they track this guy's prints like that? From what I read, he didn't have a criminal record.

He was in the military...

23 posted on 05/07/2004 10:22:30 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: Alouette
The May 7th Fox story about him said
"Outside their home near Portland late Thursday, Mona Mayfield described her husband as "a good man, a good father, a good husband." The couple have two sons, ages 10 and 15, and a 12-year-old daughter."

Apparently it's OK according to the Koran to blow up someone ELSE's sons and daughters, though.
The coward's way of warfare.

24 posted on 05/07/2004 10:22:37 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: Little Pig
Well said.
25 posted on 05/07/2004 10:23:58 AM PDT by Constitution Day (...victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be...)
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To: Grampa Dave
Creating news to injure the President.

26 posted on 05/07/2004 10:26:04 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Was this guy a friend/acquaintance of John Mohammed (The Sniper)?

27 posted on 05/07/2004 10:27:27 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Vic3O3; cavtrooper21
Prints on the detonator bag! He has blood on his hands!

Semper Fi
28 posted on 05/07/2004 10:27:40 AM PDT by dd5339 (Happiness is a full VM-II and a DEAD AND BURIED AWB!)
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To: ContemptofCourt
Something else I read today indicated that he was under suspicion prior to them checking his prints against the prints found in Spain.
29 posted on 05/07/2004 10:28:01 AM PDT by johnfrink
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To: Grampa Dave
I don't believe Oregon's DMV takes your prints to get a license. My wife and I did adopt a child through the state DHS and boy did we go through a mega background check including fingerprinting.
30 posted on 05/07/2004 10:28:56 AM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Call me paranoid but finding '/*' inside this comment makes me suspicious)
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To: madison10
Portland, Ore.: According to Attorney General John Ashcroft, one of the six Muslims arrested joined the U.S. Army Reserves with the intention of gaining skills later to use fighting Americans. (10/29/02-New York Post)
31 posted on 05/07/2004 10:30:49 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Alouette
My dad lives in OR, and I had to tell him about this story - Battle's attorney arrested for Madrid bombing detonators!
32 posted on 05/07/2004 10:31:17 AM PDT by cgk (Leftist spin: Baghdad Fell? Clinton's Army! Saddam Nabbed? Clinton's Army! Naked Iraqis? Bush's Army)
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To: Landru; Grampa Dave; P-Marlowe
You need to see this. Check out also the threads on Grampa Dave's posts #9 & #12 . . .

These FReepers are all over this like white on rice . . .
33 posted on 05/07/2004 10:31:40 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Alouette
Saw his wife being interviewed on TV. Looks and sounds like she might be an Arab. Maybe that's how he got converted?
34 posted on 05/07/2004 10:32:07 AM PDT by navyblue
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"Oooth! You American brutes! I'll give you all thutch a pinch! May Mohammad (fleas be upon Him) put salt peter in your Starbucks!"

35 posted on 05/07/2004 10:39:25 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: jaime1959
I asked this in another thread, but how could they track this guy's prints like that? From what I read, he didn't have a criminal record.


He was fingerprinted as part of the process of applying for admission to the Oregon State Bar, like all other applicants.
36 posted on 05/07/2004 10:40:50 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
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"...a 37-year-old U.S. citizen, lawyer and former Army officer who converted to Islam,..."


Another reason to suspect all Islamics no matter their origin. If there is a wave of serious terror attacks in the US I predict a massive internment and deportation of people who practice this "peaceful" religion.
37 posted on 05/07/2004 10:41:06 AM PDT by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: jaime1959
If you have a security clearance you prints will likely be on file.
38 posted on 05/07/2004 10:41:41 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (From each according to his inability, to each according to his misdeeds - DNC Motto)
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Hmm, ya know, they do seem to be from the same neck of the woods, not to mention ex-army...
39 posted on 05/07/2004 10:42:03 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: jaime1959
I asked this in another thread, but how could they track this guy's prints like that? From what I read, he didn't have a criminal record.

Prints from his military file.

40 posted on 05/07/2004 10:42:06 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: BraveMan
Madrid probe nets ex-Kansan
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/nation/8614108.htm
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Mayfield, 37, attended high school in Buhler and Halstead before going to Hutchinson Community College on a track scholarship, his mother said.

After serving in the Army, he studied law at Washburn University in Topeka and finished his degree in Oregon, where he now has his own small office and practices family law, she said.

AvNell Mayfield said FBI agents came to her home and asked questions about her son Thursday.

Brandon Mayfield has not left the country since he took a trip 10 years ago to visit his wife's family, his mother said. She thinks her son, who she said is a soft-spoken family man, is being treated unfairly because he is Muslim.

"He is not a militant person. He is very law-abiding, very quiet. He is a devout Muslim and goes to mosque," she said.

"This is an outrage."
41 posted on 05/07/2004 10:42:09 AM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Call me paranoid but finding '/*' inside this comment makes me suspicious)
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To: ContemptofCourt
Are you saying that once any agency, no matter how local, has your prints, they are available to any agency in the world? That is a bit scary.

Not necessarily, but the feds have access to all of your federal records, and it's likely that all major state agencies are also part of the networked databases.
42 posted on 05/07/2004 10:43:02 AM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: Alouette
He's listed as an "immigration attorney" -- I wonder how many sleeper cells we have due to his efforts.

http://oip.uoregon.edu/documents/iss/pdf/visamatters/lawyer.pdf
43 posted on 05/07/2004 10:44:30 AM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: BadAndy
He was the attorney for this guy:


44 posted on 05/07/2004 10:44:51 AM PDT by cgk (Leftist spin: Baghdad Fell? Clinton's Army! Saddam Nabbed? Clinton's Army! Naked Iraqis? Bush's Army)
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To: Sloth
He's listed as an "immigration attorney" -- I wonder how many sleeper cells we have due to his efforts.

We'll more than likely find out, unfortunately.

45 posted on 05/07/2004 10:45:38 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: ContemptofCourt
Are you saying that once any agency, no matter how local, has your prints, they are available to any agency in the world? That is a bit scary.

This isn't the early twentieth century, all it takes to go completely around the world is a little bit of cash, a passport, and perhaps a visa. Of course local law enforcement agencies, federal governments, and Interpol are going to share whatever information they have on a suspect, including fingerprints, particularly when it involves a serious international crime such as this one.

My fingerprints are on file and I don't find it "scary", because I have no intentions of going somewhere and killing a bunch of people.

46 posted on 05/07/2004 10:47:11 AM PDT by jpl ("You can go to a restaurant in New York City and meet a foreign leader."- John Kerry)
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To: Alouette
If true, I hope they give him a fair trial and a quick hanging.
47 posted on 05/07/2004 10:52:42 AM PDT by doggieboy
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Brandon is probably pretty shocked at how effective law enforcement has become. Ten years ago...he could have done the same offense and just walked away with no worry. He has to be sitting in a cell now, and wondering how the US government will handle his export to Spain. There is no death sentences in Spain...but they will lock you up for 20 years. My guess is that the FBI will turn his entire house upside down. All of his phonecalls over the last three years will be reviewed. His connections will be exposed.

But the real question here...his fingerprints were on this plastic item left at the crime scene. What was Brandon doing in Spain? He is a lawyer and not likely to be used for "action" requirements. My guess is that he is supposed to be a support cell member only. Why go to Spain? Why get involved in their operation? Unless...their operation fits into the US as well. I keep thinking of that character that the immigration guys grabbed up in Seattle about four years ago with the explosives. Could Brandon have been the support cell guy who was supposed to help that dude get safely into the US?
48 posted on 05/07/2004 10:56:52 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: jaime1959
I asked this in another thread, but how could they track this guy's prints like that? From what I read, he didn't have a criminal record.

He's ex-military.

The government has two sets of my prints, one from the military and one from a routine procedure for a wall street job, one requiring a license. I have no criminal record.

49 posted on 05/07/2004 10:59:07 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: jaime1959
" I asked this in another thread, but how could they track this guy's prints like that? From what I read, he didn't have a criminal record. "

You don't need a criminal record to have your fingerprints with the FBI. Mine went there 3 different times for 3 different reasoms, and I have never been remotely part of a criminal investigation:

They got my prints:

When I went into the Army,
When I worked briefly for the Dept of Corrections
When I worked for an Airline and needed an airport ID.

50 posted on 05/07/2004 11:00:54 AM PDT by cookcounty (LBJ sent him to VN. Nixon expressed him home. And JfK's too dumb to tell them apart!)
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