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So, was this a language misunderstanding or terrorist dry run?
DallasMorningNews ^ | 12/2/2009 | Terry Maxon

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.

Very curious.

(Excerpt) Read more at aviationblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: airlines; airtran297; airtranflight297; airtransflight297; coverup; terrorism; tsa
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1 posted on 12/03/2009 4:38:49 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Quix

Ping


2 posted on 12/03/2009 4:39:11 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

BTTT!


3 posted on 12/03/2009 4:40:35 AM PST by PGalt
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Wasn’t this long ago? I am here in Atlanta and don’t recall that last month.


4 posted on 12/03/2009 4:42:43 AM PST by doodad
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To: doodad

The article says mid-November.


5 posted on 12/03/2009 4:45:17 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

MUCH APPRECIATED.

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.


6 posted on 12/03/2009 4:50:56 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

This sounds exactly like a story a couple years ago


7 posted on 12/03/2009 4:52:42 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: All

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/faa-to-investigate-cell-202143.html

“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.”


8 posted on 12/03/2009 4:54:07 AM PST by Cindy
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Was the gate crashing at the wh an innocent mistake or a dry run?


9 posted on 12/03/2009 4:54:23 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

As long as they strip searched an 80 year old grandma, presumably everything turned out OK.


10 posted on 12/03/2009 4:55:59 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Quix

Yep.

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 posted on 12/03/2009 4:56:40 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
any passenger refusing to follow instruction of a flight crew should be grounds to be removed from the flight.

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.

12 posted on 12/03/2009 4:58:13 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: All

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.


13 posted on 12/03/2009 4:59:17 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Certainly would have been my PREFERENCE.

Perhaps with an enormously diminshed capacity to have children.


14 posted on 12/03/2009 5:00:08 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

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?


15 posted on 12/03/2009 5:01:26 AM PST by weef
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To: nuconvert

Was that the “sheiks on a plane” (aka Flying Imams) flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix back in 2006?


16 posted on 12/03/2009 5:05:29 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

No warm fuzzy feeling about my upcoming trips to Dallas on AirTran! Will be extra on alert for weirdness.


17 posted on 12/03/2009 5:08:15 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: ichabod1

Given the gate crasher was a Palestinian I would say it was a message sent.


18 posted on 12/03/2009 5:19:40 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: RebelTXRose

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!”


19 posted on 12/03/2009 5:24:06 AM PST by RN313
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To: doodad
Wasn’t this long ago?

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.

20 posted on 12/03/2009 5:26:39 AM PST by Eroteme
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To: Carley

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.


21 posted on 12/03/2009 5:31:36 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: ichabod1

I LOVE your tagline. and , me too!!!!


22 posted on 12/03/2009 5:52:45 AM PST by ronniesgal (No Muslims in the US military!!!!)
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To: ichabod1

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.


23 posted on 12/03/2009 6:16:05 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Carley
Given the gate crasher was a Palestinian I would say it was a message sent.

Another source claims that he was Israeli. I know some "Palestinian" arabs are Israeli citizens; has anyone trustworthy verified his status yet?

24 posted on 12/03/2009 6:20:39 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
This thread has much more information:

What Really Happened on AirTrans Flight 297?

25 posted on 12/03/2009 7:39:14 AM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: CedarDave
Thx much!

I searched, but missed that thread!

26 posted on 12/03/2009 7:41:50 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; Alamo-Girl; airborne; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; annieokie; aragorn; ...

Here’s another article on the same thing.

http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/12/so-was-this-a-language-misunde.html


27 posted on 12/03/2009 8:02:24 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...
Interesting article terrorist trial run ping .....
28 posted on 12/03/2009 8:07:15 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

It appears this is not just an urban legend so as many cross-references to the story the better.


29 posted on 12/03/2009 8:08:10 AM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: Quix

thanks for the ping :)


30 posted on 12/03/2009 8:08:38 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: DvdMom

Sounds to me like they may well be gearing up for Christmas “festivities.”

PLEASE LET ALL THOSE TRAVELING THIS CHRISTMAS KNOW OF THIS INCIDENT.


31 posted on 12/03/2009 8:14:09 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: DvdMom

MAKE CERTAIN

THAT EVERYONE TRAVELING BY AIR THIS CHRISTMAS HAS THEIR WILLS MADE OUT AND THEIR GOOD BYE LETTERS WRITTEN.


32 posted on 12/03/2009 8:14:54 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: DvdMom

Thanks for the link and THANK GOD FOR TEXANS!!


33 posted on 12/03/2009 8:18:53 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: MestaMachine; ~Kim4VRWC's~; Saoirise; NoObamaFightForConservatives

Hope their are still adults in charge keeping an eye on all this.:(


34 posted on 12/03/2009 8:18:57 AM PST by 444Flyer (You're either with us and our falsely accused Navy Seals, or you're with the terrorists.)
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To: 444Flyer

their=there


35 posted on 12/03/2009 8:19:26 AM PST by 444Flyer (You're either with us and our falsely accused Navy Seals, or you're with the terrorists.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; Quix

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).


36 posted on 12/03/2009 8:24:56 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (She's not quitting...she's reloading.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; Quix

never mind...(should have read the whole thread) CedarDave posted the flight number...and yes...this IS what Quinn was mentioning.

Oh. My.


37 posted on 12/03/2009 8:26:37 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (She's not quitting...she's reloading.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2399016/posts

Here’s my thread from last night. Interesting comments.


38 posted on 12/03/2009 8:27:20 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; ElkGroveDan; Candor7; SkyPilot; navyguy; rodguy911; No Surrender No Retreat; ...

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.

http://69.84.25.250/blogger/post/Muslims-disrupt-flight-Atlanta-to-Houston.aspx

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.


39 posted on 12/03/2009 8:29:19 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (clean the sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: weef

“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.


40 posted on 12/03/2009 8:35:31 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; little jeremiah; indcons

No brainer.

Dry run.

I wouldn’t have stayed on that flight either.


41 posted on 12/03/2009 8:50:40 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: George from New England
Maybe it is time for a little disobedience. If something funky is going on, turn it on. When matters settle down, shut it down.
42 posted on 12/03/2009 9:17:05 AM PST by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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To: weef
Where are the photos and videos of this?

The rest of the passengers were following directions...

43 posted on 12/03/2009 9:43:08 AM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: 444Flyer

Wow! Thanks for the ping. I remember a few years ago reading about terrorist dry runs on planes in a national magazine.


44 posted on 12/03/2009 10:07:42 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: DvdMom; Travis McGee; Squantos; All
Would you please PING all your known active and retired military FReepers to this link and ask if they can either confirm or deny this report. Thanks so much! Obama Orders 1 Million US Troops to Prepare for Civil War
45 posted on 12/03/2009 10:09:10 AM PST by Larousse2 ("Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preserva)
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To: Quix

Thanks for the ping!


46 posted on 12/03/2009 10:23:59 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

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.


47 posted on 12/03/2009 10:44:16 AM PST by OB1kNOb (All FReepers need to pray Psalms 109:8 daily for Barack Obama. (Look it up. I'm serious.))
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To: DvdMom; Larousse2; Velveeta; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; WestCoastGal; Myrddin; ...
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. . . . terrorist trial run.

[Thanks, DvdMom, and Larousse2.]

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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

http://www.eutimes.net/2009/11/obama-orders-1-million-us-troops-to-prepare-for-civil-war/

48 posted on 12/03/2009 10:46:16 AM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT

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.


49 posted on 12/03/2009 11:00:20 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

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.


50 posted on 12/03/2009 11:05:34 AM PST by LucyT
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