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Seattle - Port terminal evacuated over possible bomb
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (excerpt) ^ | August 16, 2006

Posted on 08/16/2006 1:55:20 PM PDT by HAL9000

Excerpt -

Bomb squads are responding to Terminal 18 on Seattle's waterfront after a canine bomb team found possible explosives in a container, the Coast Guard said this afternoon.

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(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: coastguard; containers; jihadinamerica; pakistan; ports; portsecurity; rags; ragtrade; seaportsecurity; seattle; shipping; shippingcontainers; smuggling; toddshipyard; trade; uscg; wot
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1 posted on 08/16/2006 1:55:20 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

I Blame Larry Storch


2 posted on 08/16/2006 1:56:39 PM PDT by cmsgop ( President Mahmud Ahmadinejad Must Purify Himself in The Waters of Lake Minnetonka)
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To: HAL9000

Container from Pakistan. Hmmmm.
Was supposed to be full of "oily rags" -- who ships "oily rags" in 41-foot containers?


3 posted on 08/16/2006 1:57:14 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: tdewey10

Need an Aug 22 ping list...


4 posted on 08/16/2006 1:57:36 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: cmsgop

I blame Mickey Dolenz!


5 posted on 08/16/2006 1:57:46 PM PDT by pissant
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To: HAL9000

A bimb? /Clouseau


6 posted on 08/16/2006 1:58:23 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher - the anti-Crist [FL Governor, 2006 primary])
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To: tdewey10
Q: How many captains does it take to run a tanker aground?

A: 1 and one fifth.

7 posted on 08/16/2006 1:58:29 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: HAL9000
The container was supposed to hold oily rags but inspectors found objects that were not on the inventory...

Geez - that alone sounds dangerous.

8 posted on 08/16/2006 1:59:21 PM PDT by PrivateIdaho ("Underground like a wild potato.")
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To: PrivateIdaho

Never underestimate the power of an oily rag.


9 posted on 08/16/2006 1:59:51 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: tdewey10

I thought that was what you WERE supposed to do with oily rags - put them in metal containers. I guess ol' Muhamaoud just got a little carried away!

(Seeing as I'm about 10 miles downwind - I hope this is nothing!).


10 posted on 08/16/2006 2:01:04 PM PDT by geopyg (If the carrot doesn't work, use the stick. Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: HAL9000

Well, since it's a shipping container, I'll take it seriously and be watchful.

Unlike most of these stories, which end up being a salami sandwich in a briefcase, this one could possible be the real deal.


11 posted on 08/16/2006 2:01:05 PM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: PrivateIdaho

Oily ragheads would be even more dangerous.


12 posted on 08/16/2006 2:01:31 PM PDT by Argus
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To: HAL9000

Nobody is probing security response. The regular crowd will shuffle in momentarily, to dismiss early reports.


13 posted on 08/16/2006 2:03:10 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: geopyg

Perhaps "oily rags" is an un-PC term one of the cops used?


14 posted on 08/16/2006 2:03:18 PM PDT by geopyg (If the carrot doesn't work, use the stick. Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: Argus

Especially if they had lots of bomb materials and lots of cellphones. Oh wait a minute...


15 posted on 08/16/2006 2:03:23 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: HAL9000

I blame Rove, who did it at Bush's order..(sarc/off)


16 posted on 08/16/2006 2:04:20 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: tdewey10
Oily rag-heads?
17 posted on 08/16/2006 2:04:40 PM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: tdewey10

Regarding the cellphones - I just read in the paper where the two muslims from Dearborn with 1000 cellphones were just released on $1000 bail!!??


18 posted on 08/16/2006 2:05:00 PM PDT by geopyg (If the carrot doesn't work, use the stick. Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: HAL9000

What kind of bomb is it?


19 posted on 08/16/2006 2:05:12 PM PDT by steveo (ADVERTISEMENT)
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To: geopyg

$1 per phone?


20 posted on 08/16/2006 2:05:26 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: HAL9000
It just another coincidence people. Move along now, nothing to see here. The gubmint is in control. Spend, spend, spend! Do your part to keep the economy bustling~

/goes outside to stare at the sun

21 posted on 08/16/2006 2:05:45 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: steveo

So far all we have is possible explosive material.


22 posted on 08/16/2006 2:06:13 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: pbrown

pingaling


23 posted on 08/16/2006 2:06:33 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: Normal4me

Cleary the whole JonBenet thing was a diversion from this /sarc


24 posted on 08/16/2006 2:07:48 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: tdewey10
Container from Pakistan. Hmmmm. Was supposed to be full of "oily rags" -- who ships "oily rags" in 41-foot containers?

Maybe it lost something in the translation and was meant to read: "full of oily ragheads".
25 posted on 08/16/2006 2:09:07 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: tdewey10

Actually today, Aug 16th was to be the day the plane bombs were to have taken place.

I remembered the date because my husband and son had to fly today, and I imagined how I would have felt if they had been flying and planes had started blowing up. Also, we talked about how it would have ruined their vacation because their flight would have been grounded somewhere.


26 posted on 08/16/2006 2:09:24 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: PrivateIdaho
What is the stated freight charge for oily rags?

Are they compressed in bundles or just loose in the container?

Do these HSA knuckleheads have a clue?

27 posted on 08/16/2006 2:10:08 PM PDT by pointsal (Q)
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To: tdewey10

No, no, no...the panic attack on the flight into Dulles (from London that was diverted to Boston)...THAT was the diversion. Now move along...go buy a car, or an appliance this evening to keep the economy humming.


28 posted on 08/16/2006 2:10:20 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Take the high road...the view is always better.)
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To: pointsal

Darn, and Ed Markey was just on saying what a lousy job CBP was doing.


29 posted on 08/16/2006 2:11:36 PM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: HAL9000
Study: Nuclear Blast At Port Could Kill 60,000

Coinky Dink?

30 posted on 08/16/2006 2:12:55 PM PDT by Post-Neolithic
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To: tdewey10
who ships "oily rags" in 41-foot containers?

I have a friend who works undercover auto theft here in Houston. He's had to inspect containers at the port before. He swears that people will buy and ship anything.

Metal chips, P.E.T. pellets, those white plastic lawn chairs from Wal-Mart... but the worst one he ever opened was FULL of raw cow hides... hair, meat residue, everything... on a hot, humid Houston afternoon. Yum.

31 posted on 08/16/2006 2:14:14 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (It's time to play Cowboys and Muslims)
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To: HAL9000
A port worker who was evacuated called local radio and he said the shipping containers had their custom seals broken and the bomb sniffing dogs were going crazy. He said in all the years working at the port terminal he never seen them act like that. The discovery of the broken seals was at the Xray boom where they run the containers through.
32 posted on 08/16/2006 2:14:22 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Normal4me

33 posted on 08/16/2006 2:14:26 PM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: pointsal
What is the stated freight charge for oily rags? Are they compressed in bundles or just loose in the container? Do these HSA knuckleheads have a clue?

I don't know... but since you don't know the answers to your questions either, perhaps you aren't as qualified to call them 'knuckleheads' as you think!

34 posted on 08/16/2006 2:15:09 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!)
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To: HAL9000

According to KIRO TV may be two containers. Their story is confusing -- http://www.kirotv.com/index.html says 2. But the story only references one.


35 posted on 08/16/2006 2:15:22 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: tdewey10

My question is why do we import oily rags. I make them myself everytime I change my oil.


36 posted on 08/16/2006 2:16:22 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (There are no trophies for winning wars. Only consequences for losing them.)
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To: NavyCanDo

Thanks for the update, NCD. Please keep us posted.


37 posted on 08/16/2006 2:16:33 PM PDT by HAL9000 (Happy 10th Anniversary FreeRepublic.com - Est. Sept. 23, 1996 - Thanks Jim!)
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To: tdewey10

http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_081606WABterminal18EL.6e187a5.html

Two suspect containers.


38 posted on 08/16/2006 2:17:23 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: HAL9000

Live video feed on CNN Pipeline #2.


39 posted on 08/16/2006 2:17:30 PM PDT by HAL9000 (Happy 10th Anniversary FreeRepublic.com - Est. Sept. 23, 1996 - Thanks Jim!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

This might not be oily rags at all. We all know how badly the media screws things up. This could be a shipment of OIL rags or some other kind of rag.

Rags are an industrial item. I can see the possibility of a container of them coming from Asia.

Could be that "oily rags" is just a misunderstanding.


40 posted on 08/16/2006 2:17:35 PM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: tdewey10

See my post 32. The Port worker said 2 containers.


41 posted on 08/16/2006 2:18:32 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: HAL9000

Anything new from the feed?


42 posted on 08/16/2006 2:18:44 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: HAL9000
Never mind... just a claustrophobic dock worker. Back to work, everyone.
43 posted on 08/16/2006 2:18:51 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (wikipedia lies)
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To: pointsal

The bigger question is WHY are they shipping oily rags? Pakistan must not have any washing machines? Talk about sending the laundry out!


44 posted on 08/16/2006 2:19:22 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: Post-Neolithic

I don't think dogs are trained to "smell" nuclear weapons.


45 posted on 08/16/2006 2:19:47 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: MineralMan
Could be that "oily rags" is just a misunderstanding.

Agreed. All we know is that there's a story, and a media who value being first much more than they value being accurate.

46 posted on 08/16/2006 2:20:29 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!)
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To: nwctwx

Nuclear weapons require conventional explosives to detonate.


47 posted on 08/16/2006 2:20:50 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: HAL9000

48 posted on 08/16/2006 2:21:10 PM PDT by cmsgop ( President Mahmud Ahmadinejad Must Purify Himself in The Waters of Lake Minnetonka)
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To: nwctwx

I'm clueless on how to make a nuclear bomb but doesn't it need an explosive charge of some sort to make it start exploding?


49 posted on 08/16/2006 2:21:11 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: All

In checking, Pakistan is one of the countries that manufactures rags for industrial and other uses. They ship them all over the world.


50 posted on 08/16/2006 2:21:14 PM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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