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Officials: Possible terror attack on Northwest jet (Subdued by flight crew and passengers)
MSNBC ^ | 12/25/09 | NBC, msnbc.com and news services

Posted on 12/25/2009 2:06:37 PM PST by jimbo123

A 23-year-old Nigerian man tried to light a powdery substance aboard a Northwest Airlines flight before landing in Detroit on Friday, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official told NBC News.

Two people noticed the attempt and a third person jumped on the man and subdued him, an airline official told NBC News.

The man is being treated at the burn unit of the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, officials said.

The man told investigators that he wanted to set off a bomb over the United States, and the incident is being handled as a possibile terrorism attack by both law enforcement and intelligence agencies, senior counterterrorism officials said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airlinesecurity; alqaeda; deltaflight253; flight253; jihadinamerica; muslim; northwestflight253; nwa; terrorist
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1 posted on 12/25/2009 2:06:37 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Thanks for posting. BTTT!


2 posted on 12/25/2009 2:08:37 PM PST by PGalt
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To: jimbo123

I’m pretty sure he sent me an email once.


3 posted on 12/25/2009 2:10:28 PM PST by JPG (Al Gore, the several million degree man.)
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To: jimbo123

The FBI will issue a statement saying that there’s nothing to indicate a terrorist attack in 5...4....3.....2..


4 posted on 12/25/2009 2:10:44 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: jimbo123

What do ya wanna bet . . . islamic male in his 20s?


5 posted on 12/25/2009 2:11:11 PM PST by BAW (million - billion - trillion - broke.)
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To: jimbo123

Definitely not a terrorist attack.


6 posted on 12/25/2009 2:12:39 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: jimbo123

He’ll be classified as a victim while those who subdued him will be classified as right wing extremists.


7 posted on 12/25/2009 2:14:10 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: jimbo123

Another harmless yute.


8 posted on 12/25/2009 2:14:17 PM PST by what's up
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To: jimbo123

Most of the Hausa in Nigeria are Muslims.

Sounds like an amateur effort to give us a Merry Muslim Christmas. Thank God the guy seems to have been an incompetent.


9 posted on 12/25/2009 2:14:31 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jimbo123

I told one of my Obama-goon students last year to expect suicide bombing within two years due to 0’s weakness. I fear I may have underestimated the Dear Reader’s incompetence.


10 posted on 12/25/2009 2:15:37 PM PST by CondiArmy
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To: jimbo123
Two people noticed the attempt and a third person jumped on the man and subdued him

They "acted stupidly".

/O

11 posted on 12/25/2009 2:15:42 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: jimbo123
The story begins like this:

A 23-year-old Nigerian man tried to light a powdery substance aboard a Northwest Airlines flight before landing in Detroit on Friday, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official told NBC News.

Two people noticed the attempt and a third person jumped on the man and subdued him, an airline official told NBC News.

And ends like this:

Earlier Friday a Delta Airlines official said the incident began when a passenger set off firecrackers aboard the plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, causing minor injuries aboard the Airbus 330 carrying 278 passengers.

What????

Was it firecrackers or white powder?

Was the last paragraph merely a recap of the original report, that turned out to be in error?

Did the perp start out with firecrackers and then switch to white powder?

Was this a different flight, Delta instead of Northwest?

Where'd the "journalist" get his "Journalism Degree", Wal-Mart?

12 posted on 12/25/2009 2:16:38 PM PST by samtheman
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To: jimbo123
But Islam is a Religion of Peace!
13 posted on 12/25/2009 2:17:30 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne)
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To: jimbo123

Mother of Satan — acetone peroxide?


14 posted on 12/25/2009 2:17:35 PM PST by bvw
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To: jimbo123

The fbi and homeland security wil issue a report saying this incident was not terrorists related.

If the individuals that subdued him are not arrested and charged with a crime, they will be severely chastized and probably put on the no fly list.


15 posted on 12/25/2009 2:17:59 PM PST by sport
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To: Cicero

The bomber acquired the device from Al Qaeda handlers in Yemen. It wasn’t an amateur effort. He was just stopped by vigilant crewmembers and passengers before he was able to detonate the main device.


16 posted on 12/25/2009 2:18:00 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: BAW

My bet is Amish.


17 posted on 12/25/2009 2:18:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: samtheman

If the journalism degree came from Wal-Mart, I’d give him a lot more credit.


18 posted on 12/25/2009 2:18:31 PM PST by Tax Government (Democrats: dealers in economic crack.)
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To: sport

Don’t rush to judgement now.


19 posted on 12/25/2009 2:19:43 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jimbo123

Nothing to see hear....move on...Just a minor indecent...a misunderstanding...


20 posted on 12/25/2009 2:19:47 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: ColdOne

You are correct.

It is former servicemen/women, Bible readers and Bible readers, people twho tithe, attend a church service at least once a month, ect. that homeland security is worried about.


21 posted on 12/25/2009 2:21:29 PM PST by sport
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To: jimbo123; Richard Kimball; cleveland gop; big'ol_freeper; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; Bender2; ..
Never fear, the Obama Justice Department will clear the guy... He was just practicing his religion, burning incense for the voodoo gods.
22 posted on 12/25/2009 2:21:49 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: driftdiver

I disagree. Quick trial by jury. If found guilty by fellow passengers, Captain pushes a stick and the accused and sentenced immediately departs the a/c via some sort of ejection device.


23 posted on 12/25/2009 2:23:07 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: samtheman
Where'd the "journalist" get his "Journalism Degree", Wal-Mart?

Yeah, over by the pre-paid phones. But you have to buy minutes for them or they expire. /s

24 posted on 12/25/2009 2:23:17 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (UN:global-socialists against freedom in action. No taxation without representation! No UN in our US.)
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To: sport

25 posted on 12/25/2009 2:24:34 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: jimbo123

I am sure by now the FBI has conclude not terrorist intent.


26 posted on 12/25/2009 2:26:09 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: jimbo123
Just watched "An American Carol" which was a Christmas Present to my son.

Reminds me of the scene in the movie of a Rosie O'Donut-produced documentary where the num boards a bus, shouts out, 'Hail Mary Full of Grace!" and yanks on her rosary to self-detonate.

Cheers!

...and Merry Christmas.

27 posted on 12/25/2009 2:26:12 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: BAW

I will also bet the passenger that jumped the POS was a Conservative American who did not vote for zer0


28 posted on 12/25/2009 2:27:12 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: driftdiver

You are right. How silly of me to even think something like that about those who consider themselves to be our lords and masters.

I live in Florida and they are going to charge us fifty dollars to renew our driver’s license and we have to have at least four different kinds of i.d. along with a social security card. This is, so they say, to make us secure.

I have a feeling it will be like that everywhere else.


29 posted on 12/25/2009 2:27:26 PM PST by sport
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To: samtheman

Delta Airlines merged with Northwest Airlines back in 2007(?) and the DELTA name brand covers both.


30 posted on 12/25/2009 2:27:36 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Cicero

I’m sure he must from the Christian area of Nigeria. /my sick sarcasm


31 posted on 12/25/2009 2:28:22 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: jimbo123

Was this a different flight from the Delta “fireworks” reported earlier? If so, it seems coordinated to hit Christmas day.


32 posted on 12/25/2009 2:28:31 PM PST by USArmySpouse
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http://www.inlandnewstoday.com/story.php?s=12316

An explosive device went off in the lap of a 23-year-old Nigerian man aboard a Northwest Airlines flight sometime before landing in Detroit on Friday in what is being viewed as a possible terrorist attack, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official told NBC News.


33 posted on 12/25/2009 2:28:58 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Bender2

Detroit....Amish Country...right??


34 posted on 12/25/2009 2:30:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: USArmySpouse

It was the same incident. The liberal media reported it as fireworks because they don’t want people to think it was a muslim terrorist attack on Christmas.


35 posted on 12/25/2009 2:30:52 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Dallas59

Now that picture just makes me ill. Lots of people wonder how long till the fall of the US? It fell a long time ago, we just are in denial.


36 posted on 12/25/2009 2:31:23 PM PST by arkady_renko
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To: jimbo123; Squantos; Eaker; humblegunner
An explosive device went off in the lap of a 23-year-old Nigerian man aboard a Northwest Airlines flight

Using your genitals to smother the flames... even Eaker knows better than that!

37 posted on 12/25/2009 2:31:51 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: jimbo123

In his lap? I hope he is nutless. LOL


38 posted on 12/25/2009 2:32:35 PM PST by healy61
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To: jimbo123

In his LAP???


39 posted on 12/25/2009 2:32:37 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: jimbo123

Well, if it went off in his lap, I hope it burned his gonads off so he won’t be able to reproduce anymore little jihadists. As for those who jumped him, and assuming he was attempting a terrorist act, too bad they didn’t break his neck. That would’ve solved a host of problems, me thinks. However, the current government wouldn’t think so, would they?


40 posted on 12/25/2009 2:32:55 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: Dallas59

I know. That is why I stopped flying. My wife and I flew to Washing State in 2004 I believe. We left from TIA and we both had to take off our shoes to be wanded and searched. And at the same time there were a group of individuals in Arab dress that they motioned on through.

I flew to Washington State, flew back, got off the airplane and never thought about flying again.

My motto is now: If I can’t drive, I don’t need to go.


41 posted on 12/25/2009 2:33:17 PM PST by sport
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To: jimbo123

And where is Obama....Spending our tax dollars in Hawaii.


42 posted on 12/25/2009 2:33:32 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123
Went off in his lap? LOL.

I hope he burned his wienie.

43 posted on 12/25/2009 2:33:56 PM PST by csvset
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To: USArmySpouse
Was this a different flight from the Delta “fireworks” reported earlier? If so, it seems coordinated to hit Christmas day.

That's a good question. It's also not clear whether this happened in the air or on the ground. Sounds like firecrackers on the ground and a powdery substance in the air. Still contradictory information around. Probably not two different incidents, but can't be sure yet.

44 posted on 12/25/2009 2:34:07 PM PST by Will88
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To: Tijeras_Slim

In a pinch, use someone else’s.

Never your own.


45 posted on 12/25/2009 2:34:28 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Sacajaweau
And where is Obama....

You expect Obama to check genitals for explosives at airports?

46 posted on 12/25/2009 2:36:11 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

It was probably a small fire too.


47 posted on 12/25/2009 2:37:01 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: jimbo123

Probably won’t be long until the the third person who subdued the man is taken into custody or at least put onto a watch list.


48 posted on 12/25/2009 2:38:33 PM PST by TBall
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To: jimbo123
The man told investigators that he wanted to set off a bomb over the United States, and the incident is being handled as a possibile terrorism attack by both law enforcement and intelligence agencies, senior counterterrorism officials said.

Possible terrorism attack? He said he wanted to set off a bomb. Someone explain to me how that is NOT terrorism.

These politically correct "conterterrorism experts" are gonna get a whole bunch of us killed.

49 posted on 12/25/2009 2:39:01 PM PST by upchuck (The plan for 2010: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pray; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; VOTE!)
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To: jimbo123
How much will the airline pay to settle the case, after they apologize for this racist attack on a muslim “student”?
50 posted on 12/25/2009 2:43:41 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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