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Jordanian illegal attempts to blow up Dallas skyscraper
Fox 4 Dallas ^ | 9/24/2009 | Rstrahan

Posted on 09/24/2009 8:24:08 PM PDT by rstrahan

DALLAS - Dallas FBI agents arrested a Jordanian citizen Thursday afternoon for attempting to bomb a skyscraper in Downtown Dallas.

According to the bureau, 19-year-old Mosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested and charged for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Smadi had been under continuous FBI surveillance and was arrested after he allegedly placed and tried to detonate an inactive car bomb near Fountain Place, a 60-story glass office tower located at 1445 Ross Avenue, the FBI said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; bomb; bushlegacy; carbomb; dallas; fountainplace; illegals; immigrantlist; islamist; mccainlegacy; mccainsfault; mccaintruthfile; terrorist; wot
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This was no guy with backpacks. He brought a car filled with what he thought was explosives, parked it under a 60-story skyscraper, and activated the trigger. We're lucky the FBI got ahead of him or we'd have another bombing like the first attempt on the WTC, maybe OK City.
1 posted on 09/24/2009 8:24:08 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: rstrahan

But wait a minute. I thought Obama has reached out to Muslims and all that crap. Why would they want to attack us?


2 posted on 09/24/2009 8:25:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (90% of the fedgov is unconstitutional. The other 10% besides the military doesnt know what it's doin)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He’s reaching out to enemies who wanna blow up American city buildings. Obama has only served to embolden the terrorists, whereas Reagan and Dubya only instilled fear in them.


3 posted on 09/24/2009 8:26:38 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: rstrahan

Great! I get ready to move to the DFW area and pesky terrorists start to show up. LOL.


4 posted on 09/24/2009 8:26:59 PM PDT by rom (Israel got Saul before they got David. Where's our David?)
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To: rstrahan

Is it me or are we starting to see muslim terrorist attacks popping up everywhere on our own soil again? Wonder why.


5 posted on 09/24/2009 8:27:03 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: rstrahan
If there is any suggestion that this man was inspired by Chris Matthews or the anti American environment Chris Matthews fosters then Chris Matthews should be tried for incitement of terrorism and if found guilty given the death sentence. IMO.

6 posted on 09/24/2009 8:27:38 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: rstrahan

Allegedly?

Either he did or he didn’t in this case.


7 posted on 09/24/2009 8:28:13 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: rstrahan

This just in..... Husen Smadi and Hussein Obama to share a beer at the White House and work out their differences.


8 posted on 09/24/2009 8:28:39 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: rstrahan

perp pic?


9 posted on 09/24/2009 8:29:13 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: rstrahan

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like the domestic explosive market is becoming like MySpace for pedophiles - every kid on MySpace is a cop, and everybody selling explosives on the black market is a fed.

Just my feeling...it seems like they’re doing good work in this area.


10 posted on 09/24/2009 8:30:34 PM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: rstrahan

and the media is ‘worried’ about conservatives and call us a threat.


11 posted on 09/24/2009 8:30:50 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: myknowledge; Extremely Extreme Extremist
Obama has only served to embolden the terrorists, whereas Reagan and Dubya only instilled fear in them.

Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

Niccolo Machiavelli, "The Prince"

12 posted on 09/24/2009 8:31:09 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Never kick leftists when they're down. Wait till they're half way back up. You get better leverage!)
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To: REDWOOD99
"This just in..... Husen Smadi and Hussein Obama to share a beer at the White House and work out their differences."

The only "differences" they have are in tactics.

13 posted on 09/24/2009 8:32:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $1 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: rstrahan

Just one more illegal alien stepping up to do the job U.S. Citizens won’t do. Thanks Barry! Thanks Juan!


14 posted on 09/24/2009 8:33:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Ded Kennedy, Stealing from the middle class for nearly 40 years to end poverty.)
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To: rstrahan; lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ...
According to a press release, Smadi is in the United States illegally and had been living and working in Italy, Texas.

He told them he came to the country specifically to commit violent Jihad "for the sake of God."

Thanks for nothing, McCain and Bush.

15 posted on 09/24/2009 8:33:37 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: myknowledge

PS, there is a fully civilianized, licensed SU-27 for sale in the US.

$5 mil... but what a ride.....

http://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft-for-sale/SUKHOI-SU-27/1990-SUKHOI-SU-27/1160633.htm


16 posted on 09/24/2009 8:33:39 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Never kick leftists when they're down. Wait till they're half way back up. You get better leverage!)
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To: HiJinx; gubamyster
*Ping!*
17 posted on 09/24/2009 8:34:35 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: rstrahan
This was no guy with backpacks. He brought a car filled with what he thought was explosives, parked it under a 60-story skyscraper, and activated the trigger. We're lucky the FBI got ahead of him or we'd have another bombing like the first attempt on the WTC, maybe OK City.

Maybe. This particular guy doesn't sound like the sharpest knife in the drawer.

The VBIED (Vehicle-Born Improvised Explosive Device) apparently was supplied by the undercover FBI agents that were pretending to be a "sleeper cell".

The guy was reportedly making online pronouncements about conducting terrorist attacks, and the FBI reeled him in like a fish on a hook.

18 posted on 09/24/2009 8:35:09 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: rstrahan

I have family that live in a high end city in a US state and all of their neighbors are from Jordon. The neighbors rarely leave the house, they have sports cars and live high end and the women say they will all leave soon. Then I saw a news article in the same city of a Jordanian who stole billions from many US banks as a line of credit con and he disappeared.

Financial and physical destruction?

No one will say anything because it is profiling.


19 posted on 09/24/2009 8:42:52 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: rstrahan
Undercover agents posing as members of an al-Qaida sleeper cell were introduced to him and they said he made clear his intention to serve as a soldier for Osama Bin Ladin and al-Qaida . . . FBI agents said they secretly ensured Smadi had only an inactive explosive device which contained no explosive materials.

State controlled American media (SCAM) Headline?

"Hurt poor guy's self esteem."
Att. Gen. Holder: FBI Went Too Far
"Possible criminal indictments," says DoJ. "Gotta stop torturing suspects."

20 posted on 09/24/2009 8:43:30 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Can we make sure that Mosam Maher Husein gets his immigration status updated to legal so he can get his right to health care?

Praise Obama!


21 posted on 09/24/2009 8:44:06 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: rstrahan
Smadi had been under continuous FBI surveillance and was arrested after he allegedly placed and tried to detonate an inactive car bomb near Fountain Place, a 60-story glass office tower located at 1445 Ross Avenue, the FBI said.

A round of beers says that he sues because his rights were violated, and wins.
22 posted on 09/24/2009 8:44:27 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: rstrahan

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2347621/posts
More comments here.
Thank God he was stopped.


23 posted on 09/24/2009 8:44:52 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: rstrahan

We knew it was all only a matter of time. Thank God for the brave men and women who fight against these people on our own streets EVERY DAY — May God bless and protect all who serve good!


24 posted on 09/24/2009 8:46:31 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: proud_yank

0bama will be on retainer and have it as a memo at the WH web page soon.


25 posted on 09/24/2009 8:49:05 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

3 different plots come to light in 2 days time. The next thing obama will try to do is hush these things up.


26 posted on 09/24/2009 8:52:15 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new environmentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: rabscuttle385
Thanks for nothing, McCain and Bush.

How about you take that and shove it where the sun don't shine. :-)

So you must be a big believer in Obama, huh? You like having him defending the country now instead of your hated Bush and company?

How about, instead, we give some kudos to the FBI agents that worked this case and got one of the bad guys before they could do any real damage. Lives were saved today. This is a good thing.

27 posted on 09/24/2009 8:55:46 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: rstrahan
Send him to Gitmo!.......What?......What was that?....
Oh, yea, right. Forgot.

Get him an attorney! Read him his rights! Apologize!

28 posted on 09/24/2009 8:56:56 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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29 posted on 09/24/2009 8:59:02 PM PDT by doug from upland (10+ million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: rstrahan
He brought a car filled with what he thought was explosives, parked it under a 60-story skyscraper, and activated the trigger. We're lucky the FBI got ahead of him or we'd have another bombing like the first attempt on the WTC, maybe OK City.

Oh, the FBI was ahead of this guy alright...all of 19 years old...I think the Feds were the ones that furnished the vehicle, and even packed it with phony explosives for this guy no less....After the Feds read this guys public rants on the internet...

Not what you'd consider highly trained, terrorist operative.

30 posted on 09/24/2009 9:04:30 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: doug from upland

I used to have an office on the 27th floor of this building.


31 posted on 09/24/2009 9:07:57 PM PDT by LifePath
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Or at very least issue this guy, and the country of Jordan, an appology.


32 posted on 09/24/2009 9:08:54 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: rstrahan
I find this story a little odd.

First it states:

Undercover agents posing as members of an al-Qaida sleeper cell were introduced to him

Then:

The agents meeting with Smadi said they tried to discourage him from violence on several occasions, the release states.

Why would members of an al-Qaida sleeper cell attempt to talk this "terrorist" out of using violence?

33 posted on 09/24/2009 9:14:00 PM PDT by dragnet2
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Why would members of an al-Qaida sleeper cell attempt to talk this "terrorist" out of using violence?

And then supply him with a supposed bomb and a vehicle?

34 posted on 09/24/2009 9:21:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: rstrahan
Coincidently, the Ellis County Sheriff's Department said Smadi was arrested on Sept. 11 because he had no driver's license or insurance

The feds that set up this undercover skit with this moron, must have gagged when that happens.

And what does this say about the local law enforcement...They pull over a guy, a Muslim in the country illegally, who is broadcasting on the Internet that he wants to kill Americans, and they give him a ticket for no license and no insurance....lol...that is sad.

I could just see the feds conducting surveillance on this idiot, seeing the local sheriff arrest him for this minor crap, and the Feds run down to the jail, demanding they release Bozo immediately, because the local sheriff is blowing their concocted terrorist bomb plans.

35 posted on 09/24/2009 9:23:00 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: TigersEye

Yep


36 posted on 09/24/2009 9:23:31 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: justlurking

Don’t assume the guy is stupid just because the FBI was able to deceive him.

NEVER underestimate the brilliance of the enemy.

They brought down the World Trade Center with box knives.

They are NOT stupid people.


37 posted on 09/24/2009 9:43:58 PM PDT by DC Ripper
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To: DC Ripper
9/11/01 is what convinced me that they are pretty darned stupid. All that morning I kept expecting to hear about hi-jacked planes all over the country. They had one shot at using airplanes as missiles like that. If they had had crews in virtually every plane in the air that morning they could have hit targets in almost every major city. A very doable thing. That would have devastated this country economically and severely damaged our spirit.

They had one shot to seriously cripple us and they blew it. Those are the actions of punk thugs not a brilliant enemy.

38 posted on 09/24/2009 10:00:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

I couldn’t agree more.


39 posted on 09/24/2009 10:08:42 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

I think the FBI “acted stupidly” in this case. As was true in the Gates affair, the forces of the law inappropriately “profiled” an innocent “person of color.”


40 posted on 09/24/2009 10:19:40 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: dragnet2

“Why would members of an al-Qaida sleeper cell attempt to talk this “terrorist” out of using violence?”

To demonstrate later in court, that they *did not* encourage him to do something that he actually did not want to do, avoiding an entrapment defense. Fine work on their part. Now they can prove that the act was completely his desire.


41 posted on 09/24/2009 10:20:47 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: dragnet2

“because the local sheriff is blowing their concocted terrorist bomb plans.”

The FBI didn’t “concoct” this. A guy was advertising his Jihad plans. Their operation merely proved he was seriously intending to do what he said and not just a loud mouth. When he pressed the button on what he thought was a car bomb, the FBI saved Texan lives. Had they not done what they did, he would have eventually found a real bomb from someone besides the FBI, or bought a gun and walked into a mall, etc,,,

If a terrorist is under surveillance, and gets locked up for drivers license and insurance ticket, i HOPE the feds spring him, AND keep following him. Maybe he will lead them to others like him.


42 posted on 09/24/2009 10:28:44 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: TigersEye

Except using *that* many teams, all over the country, at numerous airports,,*vastly* increases the chances that the plan gets compromised. They arent stupid. And 9/11 cost us more money than we will know. The DOW dropped 25%, and except for radiation, NYC might as well have had a tiny tactical nuke dropped on lower Manhattan.


43 posted on 09/24/2009 10:32:28 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: DesertRhino
Why would members of an al-Qaida sleeper cell attempt to talk this “terrorist” out of using violence?

To demonstrate later in court, that they *did not* encourage him to do something that he actually did not want to do, avoiding an entrapment defense. Fine work on their part. Now they can prove that the act was completely his desire.

That don't fly here friend.

We're not talking about the housewife that had never been in trouble, that suddenly wanted her husband killed for whatever.

Were talking about alleged members of an al-Qaida sleeper cell, you know, people that kill babies and blow innocent people up by the hundreds....lol.

Are you suggesting the suspect was so stupid, he actually believed al-Qaida sleeper cells wanted him to avoid violence?

44 posted on 09/24/2009 10:35:25 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
They are also idiots to be training as soldiers. The 9/11 hi-jackers didn't need any serious mil-type training. The rest wouldn't need it if they hadn't pissed us off so much and left us capable of responding.

Their training camps are a waste of time, effort and money. They attract attention and provide a way of gathering intel on them and locating them, their sponsors and their money sources. They can't possibly win in any battlefield situation outside of the odd circumstance. Our ROEs are their biggest advantage.

If they had hit us the way I described, and been quietly invisible within their own societies (and ours), they could have followed up with a different strategy. One that had been pre-planned and employed shortly thereafter.

I would give the Crips or MS-13 gangs more credit for intelligent strategy and deployment.

45 posted on 09/24/2009 10:39:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: rstrahan; MeekOneGOP; All
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2009/09/fbi_has_arrested_a_19-year-old.php#
The Dallas Observer article offers specific details about the investigation and capture of Smadi and includes a copy of the complete Federal search warrant issued for his arrest.
46 posted on 09/24/2009 10:39:41 PM PDT by Donaeus
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To: DesertRhino
The FBI didn’t “concoct” this. A guy was advertising his Jihad plans.

Oh sure...lol it was the 19 year old and his grand plan...This is the same guy that was announcing his grand killing plans on the Internet right?

Tell me, what kind of terrorist advertises his plans on the Internet?

My hunch is I think they found themselves a mental case, and the Feds went with it.... In fact, this guy was so easy, the "terrorist cell" offered him an out by not committing "violent" acts...And this fool was too stupid to figure out that terrorist aren't into non-violence....lol

Too funny!

47 posted on 09/24/2009 10:43:59 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Any jihadist worthy of 72 virgins would not have detonated via cell phone.


48 posted on 09/24/2009 10:46:40 PM PDT by Dallas
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To: DesertRhino
Except using *that* many teams, all over the country, at numerous airports,,*vastly* increases the chances that the plan gets compromised.

No. They were discovered after they were airborne and nobody put the pieces together, no one stopped them. Having separate cells there was nothing to connect one team to another, no time to and no time to find the "missing" planes. If they had had crews on every plane in the air at that one time in the morning most would have succeeded. It would have just increased the confusion.

And 9/11 cost us more money than we will know.

What makes you think I am any less aware of how much it cost than you are? I know it cost us immensely. My point was that similar strikes in every other major U.S. city would have increased that cost exponentially and irrecoverably.

It also would have destroyed confidence in our government instead of unifying it. Congress would have reflected that by breaking down into squabbling groups. Not right vs left groups but groups of hawks, groups of appeasement weenies and groups of "let's calm down and assess this" weenies. Those groups would have manifested in both the Dem and Republican Parties and no decisions would have been possible. Public confidence would then drop even further. The President would have been neutered by a Congress and country in emotional chaos.

They had one shot, they were stupid not to try it. Praise be that Muslims are morons.

49 posted on 09/24/2009 10:54:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Dallas; DesertRhino
Yeah, or sit around listening to his new found friends that are supposedly an al-Qaida terrorist cell, trying to talk the "terrorist" into not committing acts of violence.

I can hear the al-Qaida terrorist cell now, "Are you sure you wouldn't rather have a bake sale instead of blowing up the building to make your point?"

That sounds credible..

(Read #41)

50 posted on 09/24/2009 11:00:46 PM PDT by dragnet2
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