Skip to comments.Middle-Eastern men buying phones in Jackson, MS
Posted on 02/01/2007 1:06:07 PM PST by struggle
One of the students mentioned to her friend that there were bunches of Middle-Eastern guys buying phones in the Radio Shack at Metrocenter, Jackson, MS.
About 13 men or so bought the tracphones and her clerk friend also said that many of them came in buying phones in the afternoon as well.
I contacted the FBI in Jackson already.
Same thing happened in Michigan last year. The FBI let them all go.
BTW, all of them bought phones. This happened yesterday, Jan 31st.
This is Series! Hugh! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!
Goodness. This means they may actually have access to our cellular network.
Thanks for the report and your vigilance.
MS Freeper? Oh no! I hope it's not the Beta version.
Was there a sale?
One application for these phones is to use them to remotely set off explosives. This is what has been done in Iraq with IED's, as has been described in the news.
Next they will tap into our water supply. Keep your eye out for suspicious activity in the faucet section at Home Depot.
So I guess this is how it all ends...
You will be assimilated to Vista, it's for your own good...
If they were also buying LiteBrite's in bulk, I'd be concerned.
If you have a cell phone you don't like, you can buy a Tracfone at below cost, swap out the SIM card from your old phone, and you have a new cell phone hooked up to your old service.
People who own cell phone businesses can do the same thing and increase their profit margins.
It's bad for Tracfone when they do this, but it's not illegal and the only way it could have anything to do with terrorism is if they use the profit to fund it.
In related news - a european male was seen purchasing several orders of falafel.
Yes, well to put it bluntly, I teach at a mostly black high school, and the Metrocenter is a mostly black mall.
It seems like a very good place to buy these things without anyone noticing because no one in that store is going to call the police or stop them from buying.
| This could be just a
Suzanne Somers stunt for that
home shopping channel . . .
"This is Series! Hugh! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!"
Really, what's the point of remarks like the above?
A few months ago when there were a lot of incidences like this I had some contact with some LE and they were very interested. You never know.
MSfreepers on the lookout.. with a Vista... WoW !!!
Sadly there are a number of freepers who feel vigilance and attention to these threats are one big joke.
They feel anybody seeing blinking lights, wires, and flashlight batteries is overreacting. They should *know* that bombs don't look like that.
I went over to DU and their discussion was much less hostile and nasty.
But what are people supposed to be vigilant about? What difference does it make if people have cell phones? No one is going to stop people from buying phones because of their race or national background, anyway. There's nothing dangerous about them. This is not fertilizer or guns we're talking about.
How many would 'bunches' be?
The other day I was in the computer lab of the local college and I saw up the three men who might have looked like they were from the Middle East using the Internet!
I called the FBI and they did nothing!
Then I called Greta Van Susteren and she is on her way along with Geraldo.
Thanks for paying attention. Don't let the smart alecks on this thread make you feel bad.
I got two tracphones for my children. Normally 49.99 each on sale for 19.99.
The minutes aren't bad but you have to also get time periods like 60 minutes in 90 days so even at the end of 90 days you have to get more minutes even with time still left.
Look, I don't know what your problem is, but I wasn't talking to you. I was making a point with sarcasm. You think this vanity post is a serious national security threat, while I think it's probably just a bunch of middle eastern-looking people buying some cell phones (something they have every right to do). I guess we'll know who's right in the next few days. Please layoff the personal attacks. They don't add anything to the discussion.
Gee. People in nine
cities somehow got it right.
One city screwed up.
Should we run the world
based on the ten percenters
who eat yellow snow?!
>Thanks for paying attention. Don't let the smart alecks on this thread make you feel bad.
I won't. These smart aleks would have probably said the same thing to James Woods.
Yes, terrorists often blow things up using the two smart-assed aliens from AQTHF but cell-phones, never.
That mall is next door to me and I appreciate this news. It is probably nothing but that is for the FBI to decide, not FR jerk-offs.
I suggest you pay no attention to the people posting on this thread who are treating this situation just a little too lightly for my taste.
Nobody thought anything about a certain group of Middle Eastern men taking 'flying lessons' either, not until they put those planes into the Trade Towers.
In the right hands, a cell phone can be just as dangerous as fertilizer, or a gun.
Thanks for keeping your eyes open. Some people should learn to keep their mouths shut tho.
Are you sure that wasn't Bill O'Reilly in disguise?
"They don't add anything to the discussion."
Your smart-assed comment was a jewel, though. My problem is, this isn't an area known for large numbers of muslims and that mall is next door to me. You attemting to belittle someone who makes me aware of things I want to know makes me angry. If this thread is no concern to you, get lost and save your crap for study hall.
Cell phone ping.
reports you! Obviously
you're attempting to
onto others and away
from yourself with your
house next to a mall
and a chip on your shoulder . . .
Hmmm. Now you've scared me . . .
How did they know they were Middle Eastern?
Well, they weren't black, and they weren't rednecks. ;^)
Mulder & Skully are on the case...
There's a difference between proper vigilance and overreacting paranoia.
Whatever happened to the "reasonable man" test?
"Sadly there are a number of freepers who feel vigilance and attention to these threats are one big joke. "
I think it's simply beacause the " Middle-Eastern men buying cellphones " thing has been shown here to be simply nothing to get upset over.
"vigilance and attention " is fine, but this particular situation has allready been shown to be no kind of threat and many FReepers will respond to it with attempts at humour, some with more success then others. ... Relax
Its a shame that Free Republic doesn't have those little smilies...cause I could use a "roll eyes" one right about here.
I don't understand the flip answers on this thread. There was a special on Fox last week and thank goodness someone had the forsight to think it was suspicious that ME men were buying hundreds of dollars of cigarettes at a time and it turned out to be funding Hamas. These cell phone purchases may be the same thing.
Sorry you're being treated so rudely.
Good job. I used to live in the Jackson area. The metro mall is dead and is located in a bad area of town. That would be the perfect place to do biz if I was up to no good.
"All MS freepers be on the lookout and pay attention."
Yeah, it's for your grandchildren's safety....
That's not your only problem. You also seem prone to panic and rage.
You attemting to belittle someone who makes me aware of things I want to know makes me angry. If this thread is no concern to you, get lost and save your crap for study hall.
Study hall? LOL. I bet you're probably pretty funny when you're not fuming mad. I'm not going to bother you anymore. I've made my point. You can freak out all you want and it won't change anything. Like the original poster said, the FBI has been contacted. Don't shoot any Muslims unless they they give you a good reason.
"roll eyes" all you want. I'd rather be paranoid than have missed a potentially dangerous situation like alot of naive bubble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.
GOOD on you.