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Passenger was attempting to blow up plane, U.S. official says
Los Angeles Times ^ | December 25, 2009 2:44 p.m. | Associated Press

Posted on 12/25/2009 3:15:34 PM PST by granite

Romulus, Mich. - A senior U.S. counterterror official says a passenger aboard a Delta Air Lines flight in Detroit was planning to blow up the plane but the explosive device failed.

The official said the passenger was being questioned Friday evening. It was not immediately clear why the passenger wanted to attack the flight that was arriving from Amsterdam

(Excerpt) Read more at link.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: african; africanterrorist; airlinesecurity; alqaeda; deltaflight253; flight253; gwot; islam; islamoterror; islamoterrorist; muslims; nwa; obombercare; rop; vacation; wot; yemen
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To: granite

ABC NEWS seems to have the most information about this terrorist act-—

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/explosives-northwest-airlines-plane-amsterdam-detroit/story?id=9423871


3 posted on 12/25/2009 3:20:10 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: granite
It was not immediately clear why the passenger wanted to attack the flight that was arriving from Amsterdam

Because their religion commands them to kill infidels? Just a wild guess ...

4 posted on 12/25/2009 3:20:53 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: ColdOne

Thanks, TSA - or FCC - or whoever is in charge of seeing that those on the no fly list don’t fly.

Earlier reports also said passengers subdued the terrorist.

Nothing more on that fact yet???

At least they have acknowledged the...man (terrorist)... was trying to blow up the plane,.,.


5 posted on 12/25/2009 3:22:22 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: spodefly

Because their religion commands them to kill infidels? Just a wild guess “

I am told Islam is a Religion of Peace.


6 posted on 12/25/2009 3:23:00 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

From the ABC article:
“Obama then instructed that ‘all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel.’”

I guess now we will have to fly naked, that is all that is left.

These people have made me a ‘frequent driver’ for sure.


8 posted on 12/25/2009 3:25:07 PM PST by elpinta (Change: check. Hope: not so much.)
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To: All

Make that FAA, not FCC - jeez - too much Christmas food!


9 posted on 12/25/2009 3:25:32 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Thanks, TSA

Flight arrived from Amsterdam. TSA had nuthin' to do with it.

10 posted on 12/25/2009 3:26:40 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: ColdOne

muslims are peaceful people. religion of peace and all that.
they love their kids too. never kill them, or anything.


11 posted on 12/25/2009 3:27:07 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
It was not immediately clear why the passenger wanted to attack the flight that was arriving from Amsterdam

Oh, our poor, baffled, clueless government. How many years will it take them to figure this out (or admit what every half-informed American has known at least since 9/11/2001).

12 posted on 12/25/2009 3:27:20 PM PST by Will88
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
The MSM will play this as just a poor deranged person trying to get some needed attention. No terrorist would dare do this with Obama as our President.
13 posted on 12/25/2009 3:27:49 PM PST by kempo
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To: ColdOne
I am told Islam is a Religion of Peace.

Yep. And "Our diversity is our strength" and "we are not a Christian nation" and "War is peace" and "Your butt doesn't look big in those pants" ... :)

14 posted on 12/25/2009 3:27:58 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: spodefly

But Napolitano will tell Us that this MUZZIE was really a Peace Loving Angel that Loved Everyone and had probably been mistreated by “Vicious, Right Wing Extremist, Christian Church Goer, Who actually Works Full Time to Raise a God Fearing LL of Her FREEDOMS!” Napolitano will probably hire the Muzzie to train our Security Personnel.

:-)


15 posted on 12/25/2009 3:28:00 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: spodefly
"...It was not immediately clear why the passenger wanted to attack the flight..."

Ahh, maybe because that's what muzzie's do?

16 posted on 12/25/2009 3:30:17 PM PST by skimbell
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To: elpinta

All muslims should be strip searched before being allowed to board a plane. Anyone from a list of certain countries should be the same.


17 posted on 12/25/2009 3:31:16 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: spodefly

it was just Nigerian Christmas powder.


18 posted on 12/25/2009 3:31:31 PM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: elpinta
“Obama then instructed that ‘all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel.’”

Just as long as they don't attempt to profile or search any Muslims.

19 posted on 12/25/2009 3:31:44 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: All

Thanks to comment#1 removed by moderator for posting (whoever they were). BTTT!


20 posted on 12/25/2009 3:31:55 PM PST by PGalt
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To: granite

WHOOPS! Thanks much granite!


21 posted on 12/25/2009 3:32:49 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Can someone tell me .. Have there been two different ‘attempts’ to blow up an airliner in the last few days?

I think that there is another post about another failed ‘attempt’ to blow up an airliner but it is a Delta flight that is being discussed.

If this is the case .. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!??


22 posted on 12/25/2009 3:32:53 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: spodefly
yep. And "Our diversity is our strength" and "we are not a Christian nation" and "War is peace" and "Your butt doesn't look big in those pants" ... :) Michelle is a "Barbie" etc
23 posted on 12/25/2009 3:33:12 PM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

I’m just getting here. Is the same incident that was first characterized as a “fire cracker” being set off?


24 posted on 12/25/2009 3:33:15 PM PST by onyx
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

It’s all a misunderstanding. You see he was only trying to warm himself...looks like a racist attempt to label someone just because they don’t understand the culture of Western countries./s


25 posted on 12/25/2009 3:34:21 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: onyx

Yes. First it was firecrackers, then a powdery explosive.


26 posted on 12/25/2009 3:34:21 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

My God.


27 posted on 12/25/2009 3:34:58 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

Same...


28 posted on 12/25/2009 3:35:05 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: rdl6989

Darn those Amish. At it again.


29 posted on 12/25/2009 3:36:37 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Everybody relax, the President has been briefed on the situation and Janet Napolitano is monitoring events. /s


30 posted on 12/25/2009 3:36:45 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: plinyelder

Can someone tell me .. Have there been two different ‘attempts’ to blow up an airliner in the last few days?

I think that there is another post about another failed ‘attempt’ to blow up an airliner but it is a Delta flight that is being discussed.


Northwest is now a part of Delta Airlines. That may be the source of confusion in the news reports.


31 posted on 12/25/2009 3:37:35 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Any description of the passenger in question? I think you know where I’m going with this.


32 posted on 12/25/2009 3:37:43 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

23, Nigerian, muslim, and it appears that he has already confessed....


33 posted on 12/25/2009 3:40:16 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thank you. Hardly a surpise. Guess he passed through the screening with no problem at all.


34 posted on 12/25/2009 3:41:32 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

Yes it is. Now being said to be an attempt to blow up the plane....but not many more details yet.


35 posted on 12/25/2009 3:42:24 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

After reading the ABC account, I now fear that we’ll all have to be patted down by the TSA for the foreseeable future. Thanks to this Nigerian A-hole.


36 posted on 12/25/2009 3:43:02 PM PST by boocoowell (Nuclear power now!)
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To: elpinta
From the ABC article:

“Obama then instructed that ‘all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel.’”

A simple new safety advisory would do the job...

"All passengers are advised they must eat the ham sandwich before boarding the aircraft."


37 posted on 12/25/2009 3:43:13 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Hey, hey, people, let’s not jump to conclusions until we have all the facts. I mean, there could be an innocent explanation for the guy shooting people at Fort Hood and for this as well.

</sarcasm>


38 posted on 12/25/2009 3:43:47 PM PST by webstersII
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To: onyx

This is puzzling. If you’ve ever flown out of Schipol, you would know how tight their security is. Always has been.


39 posted on 12/25/2009 3:43:58 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

I was wondering whether this guy was actually Muslim (it’s certainly the way to bet of late), but the ABC article seems to put him into that category.

It will be interesting to see if it was actually “firecrackers”. If so, the guy is a real underachiever. Most of the IslamoWackos seem to be going for binary explosives these days.

You’ll either have to kill all of the terrorists, or they’ll make a big dent in us. Reasoning and negotiations will not hold much sway with them.

It’ll get worse.


40 posted on 12/25/2009 3:44:48 PM PST by Habibi ("It is vain to do with more what can be done with less." - William of Occam)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

I’d sure like to see a photo of the guy to see what he was wearing.


41 posted on 12/25/2009 3:45:24 PM PST by onyx
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

No, I’ve never been to Europe.


42 posted on 12/25/2009 3:46:15 PM PST by onyx
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

You mean flights coming into this country have to let passengers on who are on the USA no flight list???

(I said - TSA or FAA)


43 posted on 12/25/2009 3:47:11 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: onyx

Ahhh.....You ain’t missin’ much....

;-)


44 posted on 12/25/2009 3:47:16 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: ColdOne
I am told Islam is a Religion of Peace PIECES.
45 posted on 12/25/2009 3:47:38 PM PST by webschooner
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To: spodefly; dennisw; Yehuda; 444Flyer; Jeremiah Jr; null and void
Romulus, Mich. - A senior U.S. counterterror official says a passenger aboard a Delta Air Lines flight in Detroit was planning to... Remus!
46 posted on 12/25/2009 3:48:00 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

From the ABC article:
“Obama then instructed that ‘all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel.’”

A simple new safety advisory would do the job...

“All passengers are advised they must eat the ham sandwich before boarding the aircraft.”

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Well that COULD get expensive...how about just kissing a ham prior to boarding????


47 posted on 12/25/2009 3:48:31 PM PST by antivenom (If FOX "is not a news org," it's equally appropriate that the White House is "not real government")
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To: onyx

.....and where were the Air Marshals on this flight.....?


48 posted on 12/25/2009 3:49:02 PM PST by spokeshave (Albore can uninvent the internet about as well as 0bama can unjump the shark)
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To: onyx

Hopefully we’ll get a picture of him on the news soon.

I want to know how someone whose name is on our nofly list (earlier reports had that tidbit) managed to be on that plane.

I know the plane came from out of the country - but does that mean people who are on the US no fly list are not prohibited from getting on flights coming here from overseas?

If so - that is idiotic.


49 posted on 12/25/2009 3:49:34 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: spodefly
We just destroyed half of the Al Qaida leadership in Yemen and they are asking why Al Qaida would want to attack us?
50 posted on 12/25/2009 3:50:10 PM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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