Skip to comments.So, was this a language misunderstanding or terrorist dry run?
Posted on 12/03/2009 4:38:48 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
A reader called me, then sent me an email Wednesday morning about an incident that occurred Nov. 17 on an AirTran Airways flight.
According to an Atlanta Journal Constitution story, the flight was delayed two and a half hours after a confrontation between some passengers and the flight crew.
The AJC story quoted a passenger sitting toward the back of the airplane who recounted what she saw. That passenger thought it was just a problem with miscommunication.
But there's an email circulating, apparently going viral, from a Texan on the flight, who describes what appeared to him to be a practice run by a bunch of 11 terrorists:
* A guy in the front section talking by phone to a guy in the back, and both refusing to shut off their phones.
* Two in the back watching a porno on a camcorder.
* All 11 got up together to walk in the aisle.
According to the story and/or the emailer, Transportation Security Administration officials and police officers boarded the airplane. A group of 13 people were taken off. After a time, 11 reboarded the airplane, and the newspaper said . Then the pilots and flight attendants walked off the airplane and were replaced with a new crew. Some passengers, including the emailer, decided to take a later flight.
(Excerpt) Read more at aviationblog.dallasnews.com ...
Wasn’t this long ago? I am here in Atlanta and don’t recall that last month.
The article says mid-November.
I think it’s simportant for folks to realize where we are in this war . . .
and to be aware that
THEY CAN TAKE ACTION to protect themselves and their fellow passengers.
This sounds exactly like a story a couple years ago
“FAA to investigate cell phone use on Atlanta flight”
By Alexis Stevens and Kristi Swartz
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
SNIPPET: “The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what led to the two-and-a-half hour delay of a Tuesday flight from Atlanta to Houston, an agency spokeswoman said Wednesday morning.
An AirTran spokesman said a man traveling with a group Tuesday afternoon refused to turn his cell phone off before takeoff. But the woman sitting behind the man said it wasn’t a phone at all, and feels the entire incident was the result of poor communication.
“He was not talking on a cell phone, it was a camera,” said Nancy Deveikis of Marietta. “He was looking at pictures.”
A flight attendant asked the man twice to turn off the device, Deveikis said. But it was clear the man did not speak English, she said. Although the man was traveling with others, the rest of the group was seated throughout the plane.”
Was the gate crashing at the wh an innocent mistake or a dry run?
As long as they strip searched an 80 year old grandma, presumably everything turned out OK.
If all those jackasses had been removed from the plane by stretcher, the next group of jackasses would have to seriously reconsider similar actions.
11 people (size of hijack team) up out of their seats when the plane is taxiing- should be prosecutable.
Flying is a privilege, Not a “right”.
Now watch for the CAIR lawsuits.
Note: I couldn’t find anything in November in the media section of the TSA.gov or the FAA.gov regarding this incident.
I either overlooked it or there was no mention of the incident as described in the 2 news articles.
Certainly would have been my PREFERENCE.
Perhaps with an enormously diminshed capacity to have children.
If I was on that flight I would have been taking photos and videos of everything and everyone involved. Where are the photos and videos of this?
Was that the “sheiks on a plane” (aka Flying Imams) flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix back in 2006?
No warm fuzzy feeling about my upcoming trips to Dallas on AirTran! Will be extra on alert for weirdness.
Given the gate crasher was a Palestinian I would say it was a message sent.
If the story IS true...then we’ve probably got the latest, in what will become a string, of such incidents involving Muslims being removed from public transportation for “suspicious behavior”.
This comes right out of the CAIR and Muslim American Society playbook “Sheiking Down the Airlines...for Fun and Prophet!”
Similar incidents have occurred over several years, so it does have a ring of familiarity. There was the case of the group of imams flying out of MSP, and the Syrian "musicians" who pulled a similar stunt on a flight. Journalist Annie Jacobsen brought that incident to light and prompted her to write a book and launch theaviationnation website--but not until she'd been vilified, ridiculed, called hysterical and bigoted and a liar by airline and government officials, who flatly denied her account....which later turned out to be a helluva lot closer to reality than the govt's fairy tale. After her ordeal, I'm not willing to dismiss this latest incident just yet.
I didn’t know that Tariq is a pali - they’ve left that out of ALL the news reports. I figured he was a turk or something. Frankly, that makes the story even more interesting. A message sent, indeed.
I LOVE your tagline. and , me too!!!!
All the info on Tareq is here on FR. He has been involved in various Palestinian issues all along and has been part of a cabal that includes our dear leader.
See if you can find info about him on FR. I’m too untech to know how to search.
Another source claims that he was Israeli. I know some "Palestinian" arabs are Israeli citizens; has anyone trustworthy verified his status yet?
I searched, but missed that thread!
Here’s another article on the same thing.
It appears this is not just an urban legend so as many cross-references to the story the better.
thanks for the ping :)
Sounds to me like they may well be gearing up for Christmas “festivities.”
PLEASE LET ALL THOSE TRAVELING THIS CHRISTMAS KNOW OF THIS INCIDENT.
THAT EVERYONE TRAVELING BY AIR THIS CHRISTMAS HAS THEIR WILLS MADE OUT AND THEIR GOOD BYE LETTERS WRITTEN.
Thanks for the link and THANK GOD FOR TEXANS!!
Hope their are still adults in charge keeping an eye on all this.:(
Do either of you have the flight number? Jim Quinn (on his radio show this morning) was asking about a recent flight (that he had received emails on) that he didn’t want to discuss until he got further information. His site is Warroom.com (there is a link on the FR homepage) and his shows are accessible by podcast (might be able to find out if this is what he was speaking of).
never mind...(should have read the whole thread) CedarDave posted the flight number...and yes...this IS what Quinn was mentioning.
Here’s my thread from last night. Interesting comments.
Same story via an email today. It is evident that we have terrorist sympathizers in our government that must be voted out in 2010 and 2012. Wake up America.
FOR ANYONE WHO FLIES, READ THIS IMPORTANT ARTICLE ABOUT A FLIGHT FROM ATLANTA TO HOUSTON WHICH WAS CANCELED AND WHY. THESE TERRORISTS ARE NOT BEYOND TRYING TO TEST TSA OR HOW PASSENGERS WILL REACT TO THE THREATS AND THEIR OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR. STAY ALERT STAY ALIVE.
“Where are the photos and videos of this?”
This happened during the time that electronics MUST BE OFF. Anyone taping would be in jeopardy of being removed as if they were terrorists themselves.
As much as I’d like to learn more, I doubt much taping occured.
I wouldn’t have stayed on that flight either.
The rest of the passengers were following directions...
Wow! Thanks for the ping. I remember a few years ago reading about terrorist dry runs on planes in a national magazine.
Thanks for the ping!
My friend spoke with Mr. Hackamack over the phone and by email yesterday and this appears to be legitimate. Mr. Hackamack also mentioned that his friend Mr. Petruna has since lost his job with NASA.
. . . . terrorist trial run.
[Thanks, DvdMom, and Larousse2.]
While you are here, check out this article, then clear cookies afterwards. Don't know if it is tinfoil time, but we need to be aware of these things:
0bama Orders 1 Million US Troops to Prepare for Civil War.
Posted Nov 28, 2009 | 89 Comments
I checked out that article, and copied it to my ‘puter also as I want to save it for a chuckle down the road.
I see it as 100% pure bullscoot.
Yes, those kinds of articles keep surfacing. This is about the fourth or fifth one this year. It’s a terrorist tactic, to keep the US off balance, and on edge.