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Alert issued for potential teddy bear bombs [2002 flashback]
CNN ^ | 2002

Posted on 02/15/2009 9:38:06 AM PST by Sammy67

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The FBI has issued an alert to 350 law enforcement agencies in the southwest and Salt Lake City for potential Valentine teddy bear bombs after a suspicious transaction at a Wal-Mart last month.

Law enforcement sources said authorities also were on the alert at airports in case the suspected bear-bombs might be carried onto airplanes on Valentine's Day.

The FBI said a clean-shaven male, possibly of Middle Eastern descent, purchased nine Valentine teddy bears, 20 inches tall, and 14 canisters of propane, 9 inches tall, small enough to fit inside the teddy bears. The man also bought 12 packets of BBs -- small, round projectiles usually fired from air guns.

He paid in cash on January 15 at the Wal-Mart in

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 02/15/2009 9:38:07 AM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

Vermont bear bombers?


2 posted on 02/15/2009 9:39:21 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: Sammy67

Vermont Teddy Bears! Now that is outside of the box. EEKS.


3 posted on 02/15/2009 9:39:29 AM PST by GoCards
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To: Sammy67

Sounds like one of those box cutter tricks.


4 posted on 02/15/2009 9:39:49 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: GoCards

Where’s the Bear? No Picture!


5 posted on 02/15/2009 9:41:59 AM PST by classified
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To: Sammy67

And this last week especially on Speed Channel I have seen nothing but commercials about those Vermont Teddy Bears, I think its going to blow up in their faces quite literally.

Of course its the Islamic intellect, they only think of media inspired images like WTC etc.

The sooner we accept the real fact that Islamic genocide is NOT out of the question the sooner we can deal with them.


6 posted on 02/15/2009 9:45:37 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: classified


7 posted on 02/15/2009 9:47:35 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Sammy67

There goes Wal-Mart Racially profiling against the “ROP” again...

About time for a multi-billion dollar lawsuit from CAIR isn’t it? - That’ll straighten them out! /s

I wonder if the bears have a little string you pull that’ll make them say “Islam is the light”?

Then again they just might holler “Allahu Achbar!” - *KA-BOOM*!!!

Why are they still trying to blow us up?

Didn’t Osama say that he would bring America down financially, not tactically?

Personally, I can’t but wonder if he and Barry Soetoro aren’t working on the same agenda... and it’s working like a charm.


8 posted on 02/15/2009 9:48:12 AM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Sammy67
...possibly of Middle Eastern descent...

One can assume that this is the case...just by understanding the nature of the threat.

9 posted on 02/15/2009 9:49:24 AM PST by rickmichaels (Culturally insensitive and proud of it)
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To: Sammy67
Shades of a variant to..


10 posted on 02/15/2009 9:49:36 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sammy67
The man also bought 12 packets of BBs -- small, round projectiles usually fired from air guns

I'm so glad they included the explanation. I would not have known what those small round projectiles were called.

Nuts & bolts-- cylindrical objects, small, 1-3 three inches in length with various diameters usually projected from ARAB TERRORIST bombs with great speed and destructive power.

Have been known to be used in various construction projects.

11 posted on 02/15/2009 9:50:18 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: Sammy67

Wait till Obama’s Hamas buddie are relocated here by the thousands.


12 posted on 02/15/2009 9:51:59 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Sometimes you have to let it go in order to get a Grip.)
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To: Sammy67

I’ve never heard any follow-up to the story shortly after 9/11, of a family who was stopped at airport security screening because the Xray detected a small gun inside a teddy bear carried by their small child. The family was cleared quickly, after telling investigators that the bear had been given to their child as a last-minute going away gift by another young child who’d been staying at the same hotel and playing with their child. Apparently that story, as well as the stopped family’s background, checked out solidly, plus they’d made no attempt at all to avoid having the bear screened, and the gun was plainly visible. But I’ve never heard of investigators ever located the gift-giver and what the rest of the story was. Anybody ever hear any more about that?


13 posted on 02/15/2009 9:52:24 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Sammy67

Teddy bear bombers? Were they named Muhammad?


14 posted on 02/15/2009 9:54:51 AM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: TC Rider

What NO PAJAMA GRAM ATTACHED?


15 posted on 02/15/2009 9:56:31 AM PST by classified
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To: Sammy67

story was 2/14/2002


16 posted on 02/15/2009 9:57:53 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
story was 2/14/2002

But the bears have really, really long fuses on them. :P

17 posted on 02/15/2009 10:00:05 AM PST by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: Sammy67

A man who would do something like this is truly sick.


18 posted on 02/15/2009 10:10:17 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I just re-read the header - sure looks like ‘09 to me!


19 posted on 02/15/2009 10:12:35 AM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Sammy67

Wanna bet the part about “Middle eastern” gets dropped on the evening news?


20 posted on 02/15/2009 10:19:21 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: Sammy67; All

But .. the BB’s could be used in the bombs as a projectile to inflict damage.

In other terror attacks (a lot in Israel), the bombs are loaded with broken glass and other sharp projectiles to inflict as much damage as possible.

When is the public going to realize these terrorists want us to DIE ..??????


21 posted on 02/15/2009 10:22:36 AM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: Sammy67
After all the news yesterday about Valentine's day and red/pink colored things being banned by Islam, it should raise suspicions when a "clean shaven" Middle Eastern man buys Valentine bears and propane cannisters. The "clean shaven" behavior is a common prelude to a suicide act.
22 posted on 02/15/2009 10:23:57 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Sammy67
Anyone remember the South Vietnamese souvenir dolls that were supposed to contain bombs back in 1969?
23 posted on 02/15/2009 10:26:38 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: popdonnelly

“A man who would do something like this is truly sick.”

Well, islam is truly, truly sick. So there you go.


24 posted on 02/15/2009 10:30:37 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Eye of Unk
>"The sooner we accept the real fact that Islamic genocide is NOT out of the question the sooner we can deal with them."

IT's actually the only solution. It is their goal. They will do it to us, if we allow them to retain their breathing privileges.

Ban the queeran!

25 posted on 02/15/2009 10:33:03 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Proud non productive worker under directive 10-289)
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To: Myrddin

This story is from Feb 2002...


26 posted on 02/15/2009 10:33:47 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (A tagline is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: Sammy67
... possibly of Middle Eastern descent ...

Those blasted Amish are at it again.

27 posted on 02/15/2009 10:47:09 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: George Varnum

Alert issued for potential teddy bear bombs
February 14, 2002 Posted: 4:47 AM EST (0947 GMT)


28 posted on 02/15/2009 10:53:26 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Sammy67

Well, this would be kind of comic if it weren’t for all those recent reports about religious police arrests and honor killings in connection with Valentine’s Day, which is greatly hated by Muslims.


29 posted on 02/15/2009 10:58:19 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
This story is from Feb 2002...

Radical Islam has been killing people since 600 AD. Feb 2002 is relatively recent history.

30 posted on 02/15/2009 11:01:58 AM PST by Myrddin
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