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Man Attempts to Set Off Explosives on Detroit-Bound Airplane ("directed by Al Qaeda")
ABC News ^ | 12/15/09 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, PIERRE THOMAS and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

Posted on 12/25/2009 1:14:18 PM PST by jimbo123

Federal officials and police are interviewing a man, believed to be Nigerian, who allegedly was trying to "explode" a powdery substance aboard a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, injuring himself and two other passengers, law enforcement officials said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 911; african; airlinesecurity; alquaeda; bomblist; deltaflight253; devcon0; flight253; hls; internallmuzis; islam; jihadinamerica; kobe; muslim; muslims; northwestflight253; nwa; obombercare; rop; terrorism; tm; tsa
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1 posted on 12/25/2009 1:14:19 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

And they didn’t screen for explosive devices/carried by Muslims for WHAT reasons? But they took my 3 oz of fresh jam from me?

grrrrrr


2 posted on 12/25/2009 1:16:08 PM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: jimbo123

Christmas Day ...

What barbarity, this and the Taliban video. There is an assymetrical lack of outrage in the West as these are much worse than Abu Grave & its ilk.


3 posted on 12/25/2009 1:16:25 PM PST by dodger
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To: jimbo123

Detroit? Shocking!


4 posted on 12/25/2009 1:16:38 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (Merry Christmas))
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To: dodger

Bringing down airliners over U.S. cities on Christmas and New Years has always be a top objective of Al Qaeda after 9/11.


5 posted on 12/25/2009 1:18:56 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

They have direct flights from Amsterdam to Detroit ? That’s asking for trouble right there... the Mohammadan Express.


6 posted on 12/25/2009 1:20:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: jimbo123; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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7 posted on 12/25/2009 1:22:56 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
They have direct flights from Amsterdam to Detroit ?

When I worked for Ford, I went on occasion. NWA flights were no better than their domestic flights. KLM flights were heaven delivered right to your seat.

8 posted on 12/25/2009 1:23:25 PM PST by MarkBsnr ( I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Obama will say don’t jump to any conclusions.
Damn I hate what’s happening to our country.


9 posted on 12/25/2009 1:24:14 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: jimbo123

See, I was just about to show what a racist bigot I was on the other thread about “fireworks on an airliner” by saying a.) I doubted it was just “fireworks, and 2.) I suspected it was Islam related.

Glad I didn’t make that mistake.


10 posted on 12/25/2009 1:26:14 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’ve been on that flight a half dozen times....Schipol usually has very tight security.....


11 posted on 12/25/2009 1:27:04 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: bboop

And they didn’t screen for explosive devices/carried by Muslims for WHAT reasons?

Answer......CAIR


12 posted on 12/25/2009 1:27:10 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (Merry Christmas))
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To: ColdOne

Use to have bounties on varmints.


13 posted on 12/25/2009 1:34:17 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: jimbo123

The FBI has determined the man has no connections to terrorism, doesn’t hate infidels, loves American and has never used the f word. People are advised to view eye witnesses on the plane as nuts.


14 posted on 12/25/2009 1:36:12 PM PST by healy61
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To: ColdOne
Guy probably packed it in his descending colon, then brought it out half way through the flight.

TSA is undoubtedly studying the matter and will come up with a way to check for this stuff.

15 posted on 12/25/2009 1:36:24 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

35 terrorist training camps in America and the fbi and cia could cair less.


16 posted on 12/25/2009 1:38:20 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: manonCANAL
Obama will say don’t jump to any conclusions.

Except when it involves a white cop.

17 posted on 12/25/2009 1:39:17 PM PST by idkfa
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To: jimbo123

Were the feds able to get the “no connection to terrorism” message out before this disturbing information came to light?


18 posted on 12/25/2009 1:42:14 PM PST by Will88
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To: bboop
The man was apparently already on the government's no-fly list of suspected terrorists, according to a senior intelligence official.

So the $64k question is:
WHY IN HELL IS SOMEONE ON THE "NO-FLY" LIST FLYING?!

Damn people, when is enough enough?

19 posted on 12/25/2009 1:43:58 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: muawiyah

This incident couldn’t have happened since “The man was apparently already on the government’s no-fly list of suspected terrorists, according to a senior intelligence official.”

TSA protects us all! Not


20 posted on 12/25/2009 1:44:22 PM PST by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: jimbo123

Its not politically correct to use the terms Muslim and explosive in the same sentence in our new state controlled media. An unknown youth was merely playing with some harmless fireworks on a plane, now move along.


21 posted on 12/25/2009 1:45:22 PM PST by Keflavik76 (You Lie)
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To: jimbo123

The shoe bomber tried to bring down an airliner on this same date.........if I am not mistaken.


22 posted on 12/25/2009 1:47:42 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: jimbo123

2 Quick points.
1) If he is on the no fly list, why is he flying??
2) He must be a foreigner or he would have picked a city that still had people living in it where some actual damage would have occurred


23 posted on 12/25/2009 1:48:05 PM PST by tightwadbob (There is no right way to do the wrong thing. Hardcore Angry Conservative for Pres in '12)
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To: manonCANAL

Yeah, they will do nothing until there is an incident worse than 9/11. Then all the politicos in DC will join hands and swear another incident will never happen again. Six months later it be business as usual in DC. My hope is if there is another attack like 9/11, they target DC. It is only when the politicos are directly threatened will they take any definitive action to prevent another attack.


24 posted on 12/25/2009 1:48:49 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: All

Update:

The man said he was directed by al Qaeda to explode a small device in flight, over U.S. soil, ABC News has learned. Authorities have no corroboration of that information, and the credibility of the suspect’s statements are being questioned, officials said.

The man was apparently already on the government’s no-fly list of suspected terrorists, according to a senior intelligence official.

“The subject is claiming to have extremist affiliation and that the device was acquired in Yemen along with instructions as to when it should be used,” a federal situational awareness bulletin stated.


25 posted on 12/25/2009 1:49:12 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: manonCANAL

>>Damn I hate what’s happening to our country.<<

The interesting thing is that things never stay the same.

The near future will not look like today. The question is, what will be different, and how different. Eventually this WILL hit critical mass of some sort.


26 posted on 12/25/2009 1:49:12 PM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: jimbo123

Thanks very much for posting. BTTT!


27 posted on 12/25/2009 1:49:16 PM PST by PGalt
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To: jimbo123

Detroit.


28 posted on 12/25/2009 1:52:20 PM PST by poindexter
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To: jimbo123

Yes, I almost had a dozen tiny jars of mustard that I bought in Dijon taken in Philly two yrs ago.


30 posted on 12/25/2009 1:54:09 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (Who is John Thompson?)
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To: jimbo123

Why are muslims even allowed on planes?


31 posted on 12/25/2009 1:55:04 PM PST by chris37
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To: chris37

This failed bomber was a muslim who was on the US no-fly list.


32 posted on 12/25/2009 1:57:09 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: muawiyah

Oh No! Take off your shoes and bend over maam.


33 posted on 12/25/2009 1:58:25 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: bboop
Yup and still see the bullies of the TSA searching the persons of little old white church ladies. it has nothing to do with security.
34 posted on 12/25/2009 1:59:19 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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"Authorities have no corroboration .... The man was apparently already on the government’s no-fly list of suspected terrorists"

No corroboration....ooookaaay!

35 posted on 12/25/2009 1:59:32 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: ColdOne

And they didn’t screen for explosive devices/carried by Muslims for WHAT reasons?

They are too busy giving the third degree to ancient, wheelchair bound old ladies.


36 posted on 12/25/2009 2:06:03 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

Second degree burns which police claim is “consistent with a small fireworks device” is more than what a passenger would get from simple firecrackers. And three passengers were injured. The nature of the other passengers’ injuries are not reported.

Somebody needs to be fired over this; and somebody’s boss.


38 posted on 12/25/2009 2:13:46 PM PST by Qout
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To: jimbo123

It was just Nigerian Christmas powder /cnn


39 posted on 12/25/2009 2:14:51 PM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: bboop

You forgot about the importance of di-VER-si-ty


40 posted on 12/25/2009 2:15:24 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (Diversity kills)
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To: jimbo123

Several people were hurt and one person was admitted to the University of Michigan Medical Center at Ann Arbor, hospital spokeswoman Tracy Justice said. An emergency was declared aboard the flight, operated as Northwest flight 253, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,581153,00.html


41 posted on 12/25/2009 2:15:49 PM PST by freepersup (!)
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To: freepersup; muawiyah

I wonder if the injuries are scalds.

The powder: Magnesium? There is also Thermite. You can see a lot of Beavis and Butthead types burn magnesium on youtube.


42 posted on 12/25/2009 2:21:58 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
WHY IN HELL IS SOMEONE ON THE "NO-FLY" LIST FLYING?!

...because my man, feds are an incompetent bunch of boobs......and unfortunately, these people are running things....we have spun out of control...the next stop is chaos and destruction....because the people who are supposed to be watching are ate up with political correctness, therefore.....worthless......

43 posted on 12/25/2009 2:24:14 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: Shermy

Multiple injuries, now being reported, exceeds the initial report of fireworks set off by a passenger- for accuracy... hmmm...


44 posted on 12/25/2009 2:26:17 PM PST by freepersup (!)
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To: Carley

It does remind me of the shoe bomber attempt.


45 posted on 12/25/2009 2:28:04 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: freepersup

It sounds like burning metal splatter, possibly.


46 posted on 12/25/2009 2:31:10 PM PST by Shermy
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To: freepersup

Also, the “firecracker” sound could be the crackle of a burning metallic powder. Not intentional misinformation.


47 posted on 12/25/2009 2:33:22 PM PST by Shermy
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To: freepersup

Scattered burning thermite will do that to people. I was wondering when someone would try that one.


48 posted on 12/25/2009 2:34:18 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Something is seriously wrong when the .gov plans to treat citizens worse than they treat terrorists)
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To: Qout

Agreed, and more...


49 posted on 12/25/2009 2:36:58 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: tightwadbob

I agree!!! WTH was he on the plane in the first place?


50 posted on 12/25/2009 2:37:51 PM PST by ronniesgal (Merry Christmas early, and a Happy Channukah!)
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