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Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported
Fox News ^ | December 25, 2009

Posted on 12/25/2009 2:44:18 PM PST by deaconjim

A male passenger reportedly linked to terrorist organization al-Qaeda ignited a powdery substance prior to landing on a Delta Airlines flight to Detroit Friday. The suspect is believed to be Nigerian, Fox News reported.

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.

The suspect, who suffered second-degree burns, told federal investigators he was directed by al-Qaeda, though authorities are questioning the veracity of that statement, ABC reported. A federal situational awareness bulletin noted that the explosive was acquired in Yemen with instructions as to when it should be used, ABC said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dal; flight253; mymuslimfaith; nwa; rop; terrorism
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So much for firecrackers.
1 posted on 12/25/2009 2:44:20 PM PST by deaconjim
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To: deaconjim
Jingle Bomb's...Jingle Bombs... Achmed the Dead Terrorist Pictures, Images and Photos
2 posted on 12/25/2009 2:45:50 PM PST by BubbaJunebug (s)
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To: deaconjim

Memo from Obama: Are we jumping to conclusions here? Detroit, Muslim, alqueda, explosives, NO FLY LIST....


3 posted on 12/25/2009 2:46:05 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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Wait a minute another thread says it was on a Northwest Flight...do we have 2 different incidents...


4 posted on 12/25/2009 2:46:33 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: deaconjim

Just damn


5 posted on 12/25/2009 2:46:34 PM PST by the long march
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We just flew cross country today. How did he get these thru security?


6 posted on 12/25/2009 2:46:46 PM PST by uscabjd
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Yemen

Wasn't where that mullah was killed on Christmas Eve.

Something is afoot.

7 posted on 12/25/2009 2:46:50 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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Odd...stuff like this didn’t happen on W’s watch!!!


8 posted on 12/25/2009 2:47:38 PM PST by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: shield

Delta and NOrthwest merged.


9 posted on 12/25/2009 2:47:40 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: shield

Delta just bought Northwest...


10 posted on 12/25/2009 2:47:55 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: uscabjd

>We just flew cross country today. How did he get these thru security?

TSA Clears Illegal Immigrants To Work At NY Airport
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2411783/posts


11 posted on 12/25/2009 2:48:28 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: shield

I believe Delta & Northwest just merged?? I think they’re going as Delta now.

Anyone know?


12 posted on 12/25/2009 2:49:28 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: BubbaJunebug
Photobucket
13 posted on 12/25/2009 2:51:47 PM PST by BubbaJunebug (s)
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To: uscabjd

got on in Amsterdam


14 posted on 12/25/2009 2:52:57 PM PST by BubbaJunebug (s)
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To: NordP

He kept us save


15 posted on 12/25/2009 2:53:13 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: BubbaJunebug

Recently released from gitmo???????????


16 posted on 12/25/2009 2:55:41 PM PST by rstark56
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To: deaconjim

Wasn’t the world supposed to love us now that Obama is in charge? You mean all that bowing and ass-kissing was for nothing???


17 posted on 12/25/2009 2:55:46 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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This guy must have been a Quaker or Southern Baptist white racist.


18 posted on 12/25/2009 2:58:00 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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I was on a flight from PHL to MIA and the raghead ahead of me in line was given the green light by TSA to bypass security.
Guess TSA wanted to avoid being labled racists by the towel head.
19 posted on 12/25/2009 2:58:14 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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How did he get these thru security?

That security is a joke. Last year I forgot to leave my pocket knife at home and only discovered it at my destination. (I mailed it home.) Several years ago they confiscated a corkskrew I had had in my shaving kit since 1978. They didn't object to the sharp point on the corkskrew. The objected to the foil cutter. When I showed them with my own fingers that the foil cutter was so dull that repeated scores across my fingers couldn't drew blood, they didn't care. The must have had some metal quota and my nice corkskrew helped meet it; and America rested easier.

ML/NJ

20 posted on 12/25/2009 2:58:48 PM PST by ml/nj
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