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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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To: deaconjim

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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To: deaconjim

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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To: deaconjim
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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To: deaconjim

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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To: deaconjim

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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To: uscabjd
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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To: uscabjd
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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To: mware
Don't discount what's happening under our noses that coincides also

Our sources have reported similar disappearances of young Muslim males from compounds and Islamic Centers across the United States and Canada

21 posted on 12/25/2009 3:00:02 PM PST by JustPiper (You think about revolution...Well...)
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To: rbosque
You mean all that bowing and ass-kissing was for nothing???

Good line. I may appropriate it and pretend it was mine.

ML/NJ

22 posted on 12/25/2009 3:01:43 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: deaconjim

Must have wanted to take a spin around Eau Claire, WI.


23 posted on 12/25/2009 3:01:55 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: deaconjim

Why didn’t the people wait for the proper authorities? Don’t they know it is WRONG to take your own safety into your own hands and stop someone like this? someone could have gotten hurt?!?!?!!!

Remember this. Once again reality points out that the superbureaucracy of the Homeland Security Agency and all the TSA agents can’t protect you even today.

Time to reject the idea that your safety is the priority of anyone in government, even if they have Orwellian signs in airports proclaiming how important it is.


25 posted on 12/25/2009 3:02:25 PM PST by MichiganConservative (I wouldn't hate the government if it didn't exist. (Evil + Stupid) === Government)
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To: Sacajaweau

Maybe Obama will have a beer with the terrorist and the security people who arrested him... should he invite the ticket agents who sold the no-fly-listee his ticket too?


26 posted on 12/25/2009 3:02:43 PM PST by samtheman
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Amish


27 posted on 12/25/2009 3:03:39 PM PST by samtheman
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To: MichiganConservative

Damn scary. Yet CNN seems to be the only one having this at the top of the hour as of 6 pm ET. Fox is not covering it and local news hasn’t mentioned it yet. You’d think it would be big news.


28 posted on 12/25/2009 3:04:28 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: ml/nj

OK! :-)


29 posted on 12/25/2009 3:05:05 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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To: Shermy

I guess CAIR’s going to be suing some of these passengers and the airline for Islamophobia, with Holder filing a friend-of-the-terrorists brief from DC.


30 posted on 12/25/2009 3:05:13 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Shermy

What a shame. I was hoping the man said he would not be taken alive.


31 posted on 12/25/2009 3:10:10 PM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Nothing to see here, move on.


32 posted on 12/25/2009 3:10:18 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: ml/nj

coming home on leave from iraq in full uniform, i forgot i had my leatherman on my belt a real nice one , the tsa took it


33 posted on 12/25/2009 3:10:29 PM PST by 09Patriot (why take chances when you can stay in the middle?---The Fountainhead)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Local news here just had it....still with the fireworks story....


34 posted on 12/25/2009 3:10:55 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Yes they did, I fly out of Detroit by the way, great fun!


35 posted on 12/25/2009 3:11:07 PM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: sig226

“What a shame. I was hoping the man said he would not be taken alive.”

One can hope for a right hand amputation..


36 posted on 12/25/2009 3:13:17 PM PST by Shermy
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To: deaconjim

I can’t even get a bottle of scotch on, but Al Qaida can get explosives on still...


37 posted on 12/25/2009 3:13:46 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: ohiogrammy
Thanks! I don't even want to imagine flying out of Detroit....
38 posted on 12/25/2009 3:14:17 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Bon mots

Airport security in Amsterdam seems to be about as tight as our southern border.


39 posted on 12/25/2009 3:16:18 PM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: deaconjim

This sort of thing is stunning for Schipol. They have always had very tight security....


40 posted on 12/25/2009 3:17:35 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

You know, every time I go to that airport I am nervous. I have to pass two mosques just to get there!


41 posted on 12/25/2009 3:17:35 PM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: 09Patriot
coming home on leave from iraq in full uniform

Reminds me!

Friday afternoon Dayton OH, my flight is canceled. I book a later flight home from Cincy, rent a car and hurry down there. Of course the new ticket was the HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS one-way ticket. Frugal terrorists ALWAYS buy one-way. So I got the full rectal in Cincy. (Duh. I was flying to the nearest commercial airport to my home of 30 years or so. Duh again. They seem to be able to clear me into Air Force bases and I don't even need a boarding pass.) Well, in front of me on the line waiting for this treat was a marine in full dress uniform with order papers. I'm sure, in the interest of fairness he received no expedited treatment.

ML/NJ

42 posted on 12/25/2009 3:25:23 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Shermy

good for them


43 posted on 12/25/2009 3:29:49 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yes, I have flown in and out of Schipol in Amsterdam
before 9/11 and security was tight, guards with automatic weapons and careful checking of baggage.


44 posted on 12/25/2009 3:30:04 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: SoCalPol

And even before 9/11, you always got a second ‘interview’...


45 posted on 12/25/2009 3:32:07 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: ml/nj

My daughter-in-law went through security with her 4 dinky kids and their stroller. She forgot her handgun with clip was in her diaper bag. Security never saw it.
Fortunately, security was more diligent at wanding and patting down senile old ladies in wheelchairs.
Of course, they threw away my husbands toothpaste.


46 posted on 12/25/2009 3:33:36 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

KLM, a first class operation.


47 posted on 12/25/2009 3:41:10 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: SoCalPol

Never a bad experience on KLM for me.


48 posted on 12/25/2009 3:45:59 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: Mr. Wright

If the ‘raghead’ ahead of you was actually wearing a turban, there’s a good chance he was a Sikh, not a Muslim, and would have been the first to jump into the fray in defense of the airplane and passengers if a Muslim started anything. (The Sikh custom of carrying a dagger ‘to fight injustice’ was instituted in response to the injustices of Muslim persecution of Sikhs.)

Did his turban cover his ears? If so, he was a Sikh.


49 posted on 12/25/2009 3:51:01 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: deaconjim

Thanks for posting. BTTT!


50 posted on 12/25/2009 4:00:56 PM PST by PGalt
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