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Obama monitoring Delta flight firecracker situation (but still catching those waves)
Reuters ^ | 12/25/2009 | reuters

Posted on 12/25/2009 3:40:26 PM PST by tobyhill

A man reportedly set off firecrackers on Delta Flight 253 that was carrying 278 passengers to Detroit from Amsterdam.

"The president was notified of the incident this morning between 9:00 and 9:30 Hawaii time by the president's military aide," White House spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: airlinesecurity; alquaeda; bho44; bhochristmas; bhogwot; flight253; obamahawaii; ogabe; present; weakhorse
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1 posted on 12/25/2009 3:40:27 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

present


2 posted on 12/25/2009 3:42:16 PM PST by PGalt
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To: tobyhill

“Call Rahm if you need me” Obama.


3 posted on 12/25/2009 3:43:09 PM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: tobyhill

Just keeping tabs on another half-brother. It’s Christmas don’cha know!


4 posted on 12/25/2009 3:43:11 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: tobyhill

Why is Reuters telling us, or the White House telling us, that Obama is monitoring some nitwit setting off firecrackers on an airplane?


5 posted on 12/25/2009 3:43:16 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: PGalt

That’s his MO. Present and full of shiite.


6 posted on 12/25/2009 3:43:35 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: tobyhill

As then-candidate Obama said at the White House meeting on the financial crisis—”Call me if you need me...”


7 posted on 12/25/2009 3:43:43 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: tobyhill

What’s needed is another speech/sarc


8 posted on 12/25/2009 3:46:06 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: mbarker12474

He wants to make sure that the security folks don’t do anything stupid like that Cambridge cop...


9 posted on 12/25/2009 3:46:57 PM PST by samtheman
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To: tobyhill

And by ‘monitoring Delta flight firecracker situation’ he means posturing for adoration on the beach , displaying his glistening ,saggy man boobs.


10 posted on 12/25/2009 3:47:44 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: mbarker12474

Maybe he wants to have a beer with the terrorist later and he has to schedule it in advance.


11 posted on 12/25/2009 3:48:02 PM PST by samtheman
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To: tobyhill

Reuters still reporting firecrackers when everyone else has explained it was explosives.....even the terrorist said he had explosives.


12 posted on 12/25/2009 3:50:28 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: tobyhill

What’s up rooters with this “firecracker situation”? Other reports refer to a “powdery explosive”. So, which is it?


13 posted on 12/25/2009 3:51:18 PM PST by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I wonder if it was an M-80, which I think is a quarter stick of dynomite, and would have maimed or killed someone and maybe a hole in the cabin. I would think some might call it a firecracker.


14 posted on 12/25/2009 3:51:40 PM PST by healy61
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To: Erik Latranyi

cia and fbi will be instructed to give all investigation info
to the white house, so they can refuse to let anyone know
the truth, that he’s a damn muslim.


15 posted on 12/25/2009 3:53:06 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: tobyhill

Wonder if this was why Barry was in such a hurry to get Obamacare passed. He knew something like this was coming....


16 posted on 12/25/2009 3:53:20 PM PST by mewzilla (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year!)
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To: mewzilla
Meanwhile....

Obama believes in redistributing wealth, but his Hawaiian villa is $3,500 per day!

17 posted on 12/25/2009 3:54:57 PM PST by mewzilla (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year!)
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To: tobyhill
Oldbunghole Monitoring....

I feel safer already....

"Aliens" line ripoff

18 posted on 12/25/2009 3:56:19 PM PST by tophat9000 (Obama has "Jumped The Shark" ...and fell in the shark tank)
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To: tobyhill

Obama has established a climate of complacency in the war on terror. We don’t call it that anymore, and we don’t call them terrorists. Yet, this man clearly was one. He had Al Qaeda connections, was on the no fly lists, was a muslim, and was flying on an international flight.

Yet, I’m sure that because of Obama’s leadership on this issue, he was able to board a U.S. Flag Carrier with the means and intent of destroying the airliner and all on board.

If we don’t get rid of Obama and others of his ilk, some other Moron like this will succeed where he failed.


19 posted on 12/25/2009 3:56:32 PM PST by centurion316
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To: tobyhill

This man was celebrating Christmas by setting off some fireworks....nothing to see here.


20 posted on 12/25/2009 4:00:00 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: tobyhill

Obama is not protecting this country. He needs to resign.


21 posted on 12/25/2009 4:00:25 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mewzilla
The above's from '08.

From '09....

ABC Details Obama's $4,000/Day, Two-Week Christmas Vacation

22 posted on 12/25/2009 4:00:53 PM PST by mewzilla (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year!)
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23 posted on 12/25/2009 4:02:44 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: freekitty

The Rats kept complaining about how Bush finished reading the story to the children but not a peep from them about how Obama stays on vacation.


24 posted on 12/25/2009 4:06:18 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Ohhh, I feel safer now that Dear Reader is “monitoring” the situation. This idiot pResident couldn’t monitor his own smoking habits.


25 posted on 12/25/2009 4:08:01 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: mbarker12474

Because Uncle Barack will always be there for you....His watchfull eyes will protect you.


26 posted on 12/25/2009 4:09:19 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (STATE CONTROLLED ECONOMIES SUCK ! LONG LIVE AMERICA.)
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To: tobyhill

Quick, quick, apologize, Soetero!


27 posted on 12/25/2009 4:10:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mbarker12474

Because Uncle Barack will always be there for you....His watchfull eyes will protect you.


28 posted on 12/25/2009 4:12:35 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (STATE CONTROLLED ECONOMIES SUCK ! LONG LIVE AMERICA.)
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To: kingattax

With any luck the water is shark infested.


29 posted on 12/25/2009 4:13:31 PM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: mewzilla

The greatest con job in American history continues.

Happy with that hope and change?


30 posted on 12/25/2009 4:16:05 PM PST by RacerX1128
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To: tobyhill

Well alright then.
So long as Bambi is on the case.../s


31 posted on 12/25/2009 4:16:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill

Let’s not jump to conclusions.....


32 posted on 12/25/2009 4:18:42 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: tobyhill

fire crackers? sounds like the sandlot group!If you wanna do damage don’t bring the little toys..more to come


33 posted on 12/25/2009 4:26:32 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: The_Media_never_lie

heres more, they want obozo to look good..more to come


34 posted on 12/25/2009 4:28:12 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: tobyhill

An African Moslem who hates America? Couldn’t be.


35 posted on 12/25/2009 4:32:44 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: izzatzo
That’s his MO. Present and full of shiite.

You got that right. zzatzo :)

36 posted on 12/25/2009 4:35:30 PM PST by PGalt
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To: potlatch


37 posted on 12/25/2009 4:51:15 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . woodpile alert - "My muslim faith....." - Kobe Osama . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: mbarker12474

They want us to think he’s working diligently to protect us. But we know otherwise....


38 posted on 12/25/2009 5:14:18 PM PST by jersey117
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To: gemoftheocean
With any luck the water is shark infested.

LOL. Tsumani.....

39 posted on 12/25/2009 5:17:08 PM PST by jersey117
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To: FreeperFlirt

I think this makes him look bad with the terror trials coming to town and all.


40 posted on 12/25/2009 5:18:35 PM PST by jersey117
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To: tobyhill; All

Firecracker story is a lie! Passenger was on “NO FLY” list .. but they still let the guy on the plane!

Houston paper said:

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said a Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria said he was acting on behalf of al-Qaida when he tried to blow up a flight Friday as it landed in Detroit. And a White House official called the Christmas incident an attempted act of terrorism.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., identified the suspect as Abdul Mudallad. King said the flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit.

One of the U.S. intelligence officials said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid. It failed when the passenger tried to detonate it.

The passenger was being questioned Friday evening. “He appears to have had some kind of incendiary device he tried to ignite,” said one of the U.S. officials.

Authorities initially believed the passenger had set off firecrackers that caused some minor injuries.

Delta Air Lines spokeswoman Susan Elliott said the passenger was subdued immediately. She had no details on the injuries. Delta and Northwest have merged.

One passenger from the flight was taken to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, hospital spokeswoman Tracy Justice said. She didn’t know the person’s condition, or whether the person was a man or woman. She referred all inquiries to the FBI.

An FBI spokeswoman in Detroit said the incident is being investigated. It came just as the flight, an Airbus 330 carrying 278 passengers, was arriving in Detroit from Amsterdam. “Next thing you know, there was a lot of panic,” he said.

Rich Griffith, a passenger from Pontiac, said he was seated too far in the back to see what had happened. But he said he didn’t mind being detained on the plane for several hours.


41 posted on 12/25/2009 5:23:11 PM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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To: devolve

Never forget! I never will. This Bozo in OUR HOUSE sure doesn’t give off any vibes of keeping us safe. Know your enemies.


42 posted on 12/25/2009 5:26:48 PM PST by azishot (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: CyberAnt; TigersEye; Eroteme; Quix

... and this one, more detail. Stay well.


43 posted on 12/25/2009 5:40:08 PM PST by cyn (Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it. ~Mark Twain)
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To: azishot

Ol’ Abdul just earned himself the top slot on barry’s coffee klatch list.....


44 posted on 12/25/2009 5:47:36 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: tobyhill

What he’s monitoring closely is the security of the sealed vault which contains his long form BC.


45 posted on 12/25/2009 5:49:44 PM PST by Canedawg (Merry Christmas)
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To: jersey117

yes the trial is a joke but watch Gibbs spin this!


46 posted on 12/25/2009 5:54:12 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: mewzilla
Disgusting.

With any justice he'll wind up like Ceausescu.

47 posted on 12/25/2009 5:57:42 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: C210N; Erik Latranyi
What’s up rooters with this “firecracker situation”? Other reports refer to a “powdery explosive”. So, which is it?

Explosives generally need a blasting cap or primer to set them off. Blasting caps look a lot like firecrackers, and setting one off would sound like one as well. It may be that this guy screwed up and had his blasting cap go off before he had it embedded in the explosive charge.

48 posted on 12/25/2009 6:32:39 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PGalt

Surf’s up, man...


49 posted on 12/25/2009 6:38:38 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Surf’s up, man...

present

50 posted on 12/25/2009 6:40:22 PM PST by PGalt
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