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Fireworks set off aboard airliner (ABC News: Not fireworks - "powdery substance")
CNN ^ | 12/25/09 | CNN

Posted on 12/25/2009 11:59:19 AM PST by Cyberrat

A passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, caused a brief disturbance Friday at the end of the trip by igniting firecrackers, a Delta Air Lines spokeswoman said...

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: airlinesecurity; amsterdam; dal; deathcult; delta; deltaflight253; detroit; dtw; flight253; globaljihad; headchoppers; islam; jihadinamerica; muslim; muslims; northwestflight253; nwa; obama; obamamuslim; pedophileprophet; rop; spl; terrorism
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Test run? Diversion? Considering the date and cities involved, this is very disturbing.
1 posted on 12/25/2009 11:59:20 AM PST by Cyberrat
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To: Cyberrat

Yikes. Glad I wasn’t on that flight.


2 posted on 12/25/2009 12:00:01 PM PST by Schnucki
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To: Cyberrat

Sheer madness

Merry Christmas in spite of it all


3 posted on 12/25/2009 12:00:03 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Cyberrat

Somebody’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.


4 posted on 12/25/2009 12:03:15 PM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: Cyberrat
the only place fire is more dangerous than onboard a ship, is onboard a plane...

and nobody beat the pizz out of him???

5 posted on 12/25/2009 12:03:29 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Cyberrat

Going to Michigan...........


6 posted on 12/25/2009 12:04:27 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Chode

Link said he was “subdued immediately”, hopefully someone got an elbow or two in.


7 posted on 12/25/2009 12:04:57 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Cyberrat

To Detroit, Michigan ... ??

Well, I won’t jump to conclusions.


8 posted on 12/25/2009 12:06:08 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Chode
"the only place fire is more dangerous than onboard a ship, is onboard a plane...

True indeed!! I am anxious to learn about the perp. It is curious that the media is thus far mum on the subject.

9 posted on 12/25/2009 12:06:14 PM PST by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: F15Eagle
"To Detroit, Michigan ... ??

Well, I won’t jump to conclusions.

That's ok. I jumped for the both of us!

10 posted on 12/25/2009 12:07:36 PM PST by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: Cyberrat
Muzzie? Let's see...Amsterdam to Detroit....waiting for a Harry Carey call....

"It's a long fly ball! It might be, it could be....!!!!"

11 posted on 12/25/2009 12:07:52 PM PST by stboz
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To: Tijeras_Slim

>>Link said he was “subdued immediately”, hopefully someone got an elbow or two in.

Elbow hell! I hope his eyeballs, kidneys, and testicles are mush!


12 posted on 12/25/2009 12:08:03 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Imagine a day when the politicians have to hold a bake sale to pay for votes!)
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To: Cyberrat

LOL


13 posted on 12/25/2009 12:08:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: stboz

I gotta tell ya. Between this, and the incident with the Pope last night, I cant keep my powder dry enough. It’s getting just plain scary out there.


14 posted on 12/25/2009 12:10:02 PM PST by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: deaconjim

“Somebody’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.”

And some serious jail time. How stupid can a person get?


15 posted on 12/25/2009 12:12:08 PM PST by beelzepug (This administration is a tagline-rich environment.)
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To: Cyberrat
They were shooting a sequel to...


16 posted on 12/25/2009 12:12:58 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Cyberrat

What an idiot!


17 posted on 12/25/2009 12:14:11 PM PST by Bobalu (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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"What an idiot!

Let's just hope that he (or she) was simply an idiot, and not something far worse.

18 posted on 12/25/2009 12:16:43 PM PST by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: Cyberrat

Detroit has a large Muslim/Arab community. While they aren’t saying, isn’t it possible that the perpetrator is a member of that community? Amsterdam also has a large Muslim/Arab community.


19 posted on 12/25/2009 12:18:37 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Cyberrat

How does a person not only get fireworks onboard on their person (presumably), but also the means to ignite them? (I guess it could have been a party popper or the like.)


20 posted on 12/25/2009 12:21:06 PM PST by stboz
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To: Cyberrat
One passenger from the flight was taken to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, hospital spokeswoman Tracy Justice said.

Lets hope that this is the perp.

21 posted on 12/25/2009 12:21:30 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing Freeper)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"Detroit has a large Muslim/Arab community."

Despite my earlier post, it is actually NEVER wise to jump to conclusions. However, given the details, this incident does raise questions, and warrant concern.

22 posted on 12/25/2009 12:23:47 PM PST by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Maybe he had spent a week in the coffee houses and just started to “Jones” after a long flight?...
23 posted on 12/25/2009 12:24:36 PM PST by Nekman (One Big Ass Mistake America...How's that Hope/Change thingy working out?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Detroit is the major intl hub for NW/Delta.

Amsterdam & Frankfurt are the major European hubs.

The facts that it is these two cities are more coincidence than anything else.

I wouldn’t discount muzzies, but don’t let these cities make the case.


24 posted on 12/25/2009 12:28:15 PM PST by JosephW (Mohammad Lied, People die!)
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To: Cyberrat
I have flown that leg going out of Europe many times. They always prescreen with interviews and xray at the gate. Interesting... still all members may be recipients of the ...

Freakin Flyer Club

25 posted on 12/25/2009 12:30:39 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Cyberrat
Wow. I find it hard to believe that someone managed to smuggle fireworks on board a plane at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport.

Shortly after 9/11, I went to Holland with my wife. On my return trip out of Schipol, they swabbed my bags and backpack and picked up trace amounts of gunpowder on the inside of my backpack that a week earlier I'd used while target shooting in the USA to carry back home my fired brass cartridge cases. They inspected the lining of the bag thoroughly before they let me continue, and I thought it was over until a Dutch government security agent (who reminded us precisely of the young SS officer at the train station from 'Schindler's List') came along at checkpoint #2 and gave me a rapid fire twenty-question rundown on what bags were mine, please point at them specifically, who packed them, to swear before God they're mine, what's my destination, where I'd been in Europe, what's my grandfather's middle name, would I object to being X-rayed up the wazoo, and so on. Once he was done questioning me, he opened them up and inspected them right there.

I thought it was just me that he was singling out, but he did that to everyone on the flight headed to New York's JFK.

I can't believe that they missed fireworks. Oh, I can believe that the TSA would miss fireworks, but not at Amsterdam Schipol. There were police walking patrolling in pairs of two with Hk MP5 submachine guns just looking like they wish something would happen so they could earn their pay.

26 posted on 12/25/2009 12:30:47 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: stboz

Seeing as how neither fireworks nor matches would cause an alert on a metal detector I don’t see how it would be all that hard.


27 posted on 12/25/2009 12:31:37 PM PST by raybbr (If you try to kiss your son on the head while he's running you WILL get a fat lip.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
roger that...
28 posted on 12/25/2009 12:33:32 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Cyberrat
Fireworks set off aboard airliner

Whoa, that's a lot of shorts with skid marks on that flight.......LOL

29 posted on 12/25/2009 12:34:23 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
yes, hopefully subdued into unconsciousness...
30 posted on 12/25/2009 12:35:04 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Cyberrat

so much for airport security......


31 posted on 12/25/2009 12:35:34 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Cyberrat; F15Eagle

32 posted on 12/25/2009 12:35:35 PM PST by LayoutGuru2 (0BAMAC0RN)
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To: Cyberrat

For some reason my computer absolutely refuses to open that CNN page at the link. The computer may be smarter than me and refuse to go to CNN. Is there a FOX version of the story?


33 posted on 12/25/2009 12:37:29 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Nekman
“Maybe he had spent a week in the coffee houses and just started to “Jones” after a long flight?... “

what is that gibberish supposed to mean?

34 posted on 12/25/2009 12:38:00 PM PST by dalereed
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To: stboz
Since the TSA in their infinite wisdom decided to publish their screening protocols on line you will see that one pack of “safety” matches are allowed in carry on baggage. As far as fireworks are concerned they are “forbidden” but are hard to spot via Xray. In all fairness to the TSA this flight originated in Amsterdam and the security at that end most likely was less than “optimal”
35 posted on 12/25/2009 12:38:01 PM PST by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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To: Cyberrat

Was he given the Madoff “Fall out of bed” treatment?


36 posted on 12/25/2009 12:42:37 PM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Cyberrat

There’s “fireworks” precedent - also from Amsterdam.


37 posted on 12/25/2009 12:44:02 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: Cyberrat
What, it's not customary to celebrate the successful conclusion of a trans-Atlantic flight by setting off fireworks? I didn't know.
38 posted on 12/25/2009 12:44:21 PM PST by kittykat77
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To: The KG9 Kid

Hard to believe that someone would insert fireworks into places where they can’t be detected.... If fireworks can’t be detected, then what of C4 or some similar compound?


39 posted on 12/25/2009 12:48:51 PM PST by mj81
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To: dalereed

What??? You never saw Reefer Madness?.........


40 posted on 12/25/2009 12:49:23 PM PST by Nekman (One Big Ass Mistake America...How's that Hope/Change thingy working out?)
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To: saganite
"For some reason my computer absolutely refuses to open that CNN page at the link. The computer may be smarter than me and refuse to go to CNN. Is there a FOX version of the story?"

Nothing on the Fox News website, but the Fox News Channel has reported it. The Detroit News detnews.com has the story, but they are touchy about FR, so I can't post an actual link.

41 posted on 12/25/2009 12:50:15 PM PST by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: Nekman

No and have no idea what you atr talking about.

As far as movies, the last one I went to was 53 years ago.


42 posted on 12/25/2009 12:50:43 PM PST by dalereed
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To: mj81

Wanna bet the “fireworks” turn out to be some sort of a trigger for an explosive device that didn’t detonate?


43 posted on 12/25/2009 12:51:41 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Cyberrat
What a joker, that Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

[Silence!..I keel you!]


44 posted on 12/25/2009 12:52:17 PM PST by twister881
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Its about time the "NEW" era of aircraft is made available to the public, dual cockpits insure redundant safety and the fuselage has an improved climate control system.
45 posted on 12/25/2009 12:55:04 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa, said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: All

this was a test run like the Houston flight cancelled due to the disruption by a group of Muslims


46 posted on 12/25/2009 12:56:49 PM PST by She hits a grand slam tonight
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To: Cyberrat
From another article:

Federal officials and police are interviewing a man, believed to be Nigerian

Passenger Explodes Firecrackers On Airplane

47 posted on 12/25/2009 12:57:53 PM PST by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: Cyberrat

ABC News website says he’s Nigerian (AKA Muslim), and flew from there to Schipol before getting on the NWA flight.
Supposedly trying to ingite a “white powdery substance.”


48 posted on 12/25/2009 12:59:00 PM PST by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I will nicely say the person needed the snot beat out of them. What in heavens name is a passenger doing on a flight with Fireworks in their ‘possession’? This is highly suspect...
49 posted on 12/25/2009 12:59:30 PM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: twister881

Amsterdam to Detroit?

That service has terrorist delivery written all over it.

& someone got firecrackers aboard?


50 posted on 12/25/2009 12:59:47 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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