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Midair [Islamic terrorist] Bomb Attempt Fails - Man on Flight to Detroit Claims Al Qaeda Ties
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-25-09 | PETER SPIEGEL, ANDY PASZTOR and NEAL E. BOUDETTE

Posted on 12/25/2009 4:32:29 PM PST by GOP_Lady

Man on Flight to Detroit Claims Al Qaeda Ties; Obama Tightens Security

DETROIT -- A passenger on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight tried to detonate an explosive device that was strapped to his leg and later told investigators that he was trying to blow up the plane and had affiliations with al Qaeda, according to a senior U.S. official.

The man, who has not been publicly identified by officials, told investigators that he was given the device by Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen, where he was also given instructions on how to detonate it, the official said. The Associated Press reported that Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) has identified the man as a Nigerian named Abdul Mudallad.

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This picture provided by J.P. Karas shows Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on the runway after arriving
at Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Amsterdam on Friday.

1 posted on 12/25/2009 4:32:29 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: goodnesswins; La Enchiladita; okimhere; tubebender


To be added or removed from the
"Wall Street Journal" Ping List,
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GOP_Lady.

2 posted on 12/25/2009 4:32:48 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

MERRY CHRISTMAS, AMERICA!

Obama better get his behind back from Hawaii and start protecting this country!!


3 posted on 12/25/2009 4:34:29 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Are you kidding? this is Bush’s fault..


4 posted on 12/25/2009 4:35:33 PM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: GOP_Lady

add me


5 posted on 12/25/2009 4:36:03 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: potlatch

6 posted on 12/25/2009 4:36:40 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . woodpile alert - surprise surprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: GOP_Lady

Thanks for posting. BTTT!


7 posted on 12/25/2009 4:36:42 PM PST by PGalt
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To: antivenom

You are added, antivenom!

Merry Christmas!


8 posted on 12/25/2009 4:36:42 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

I’m curious ; If this is supposed to be a Northwest flight , why does it say Delta on it ?


9 posted on 12/25/2009 4:37:39 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: GOP_Lady

It’s good to see that even on Christmas day Rep King is in the job.

You can bet he is going to beat Bambi over the head about his complacency on the matter.


10 posted on 12/25/2009 4:38:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Delta owns Northwest.


11 posted on 12/25/2009 4:38:24 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Without the Constitution, there is no America!)
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To: GOP_Lady

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.


12 posted on 12/25/2009 4:39:40 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mylife

http://www.ajc.com/business/delta-northwest-one-step-255557.html


13 posted on 12/25/2009 4:39:42 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U43Ate3Itjs&feature=related
14 posted on 12/25/2009 4:39:57 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: GOP_Lady

Fox news interviewing Steve Emerson, counter terrorism expert


15 posted on 12/25/2009 4:41:16 PM PST by njslim
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To: njslim

I just tuned in Fox. Thanks!


16 posted on 12/25/2009 4:42:00 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: All

This is an inside job, just ask the truthers. Maybe he works for Halliburton or Blackwater.


17 posted on 12/25/2009 4:42:33 PM PST by roughman ( roughmen stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm (orwell))
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To: GOP_Lady

If it’s really linked to AQ, there are probably more.


18 posted on 12/25/2009 4:42:59 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I feel safer with Obama gone. The terrorists certainly aren’t afraid of him. I think they think he’s their friend.


19 posted on 12/25/2009 4:44:27 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Obama better get his behind back from Hawaii and start protecting this country!!
The farther any dem is from Washington, DC -- esp King Dem -- the better off the country is.
20 posted on 12/25/2009 4:44:41 PM PST by samtheman
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No worries America, the crack team Reid-Obama-Pelosi "Representatives of Peace"TM, have taken swift action...

The terrorist has been assigned the best ACLU lawyers and told for heaven's sakes to remain silent (so that other airliners with terrorists can rest easy). The terrorist has been reassured that there are no waterboarding experts in the Obomber administration. Merry Christmas.

21 posted on 12/25/2009 4:44:54 PM PST by red flanker
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yep. The WOT is definitely not over.


22 posted on 12/25/2009 4:45:40 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: samtheman

Yup - we’re better off when “the enemy within” is outta here.


23 posted on 12/25/2009 4:46:57 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Well, it smells of an individual instead of a team effort...Like the shoe bomber shlup that got caught in a similar situation...

What the government has gotten back to a pre-9/11 observance and attitude, it will once again be up to folks like us to maintain vigilance dispite the feckless efforts of policy makers...

We have to be right 100% of the time...The bad guys only have to be right once...


24 posted on 12/25/2009 4:47:40 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: GOP_Lady

ABC News named the suspect as Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, who was said to be an engineering student at University College of London.


Sounds like a Muslim Terrorist to me.

Oops-—I should not be pre-mature in judging.


25 posted on 12/25/2009 4:48:13 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: red flanker

Maybe they’ll try him at Ground ZERO.

Or, the ground zero of Dearborn, Michigan.


26 posted on 12/25/2009 4:48:59 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; GOP_Lady

Wonder how long and how much balderdash it will take before the truth comes out about this guy (and others?) made it through holiday security.


27 posted on 12/25/2009 4:49:07 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: GOP_Lady

I see those radicalized Amish are at it again.


28 posted on 12/25/2009 4:51:38 PM PST by chrisser (Tweet not, lest ye a twit be.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Sounds like security was tight according to a passenger who’s talking on Fox right now.Except for the fact he was on the No-Fly list and had some kind of explosive device on his carry on/person. Somebody really dropped the ball on this one.
29 posted on 12/25/2009 4:52:31 PM PST by staten island ny
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Fox News reporting that the terrorist suffered THIRD DEGREE BURNS.
30 posted on 12/25/2009 4:52:38 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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“ISLAMBERG HAS BECOME A GHOST TOWN”
Posted by thelastcrusade - December 17th, 2009

“MUSLIM MEN ARE VANISHING HOMELAND SECURITY IS ALARMED”
The Last Crusade

by Dr. Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.

http://thelastcrusade.org/2009/12/17/islamberg-has-become-a-ghost-town/


31 posted on 12/25/2009 4:52:39 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: chrisser
Oh, Oh. I’m in Amish country.
32 posted on 12/25/2009 4:53:23 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: roughman

This is an inside job, just ask the truthers. Maybe he works for Halliburton or Blackwater.
________________________________________________________

And those dreaded ‘ebil jooooooooos’. Ooooooooonooooooooos! (major sarcasm/rolls eyes alert)

There are some sick puppies out there.


33 posted on 12/25/2009 4:54:04 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab
_______________________________________________

Moravian name? /s


34 posted on 12/25/2009 4:55:41 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: GOP_Lady

You people I swear...It was all a misunderstanding. What’s more important is the Climate, national health care, and wealth redistribution...all of which will eliminate the real terror....America./s


35 posted on 12/25/2009 4:55:47 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Nigeria,Yemen,Amsterdam,London,Detroit...

These Mussie 20 year olds sure get around.


36 posted on 12/25/2009 4:57:01 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GOP_Lady

There are no terrorist in the United States. George Bush is just fear mongering. Michael Moore told me so.


37 posted on 12/25/2009 4:57:13 PM PST by MarkeyD (I support the Secret Service but not their mission.)
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To: GOP_Lady
Every article I've seen so far makes no mention of two key words. Can you guess what they are?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  OK, I'll give you a hint. They start with "jihad" and "muslim" (or "moslem" or "mohammaden" or take your pick).

38 posted on 12/25/2009 4:57:54 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: All

I love the part about him being immediately subdued by passengers. WOnder how bad he got his ass kicked?

Anyone remember those two idiot college kids aboard that American Airlines flight from Chicago to Dallas some months after 9/11 who started playing games and packed themselves into the planes bathroom refusing to come out.

Acting on a request for help from the Flight Attendants several rather “large” male passengers tore the door down and... ahem, “subdued” the two.

Fox News showed their booking photos the next day and it was clear they got the tee total hell pounded out of them.

No need for Air Marshals!


39 posted on 12/25/2009 4:58:19 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: GOP_Lady

The alleged potential man-caused disaster is probably another case of racism and we will shortly hear from CAIR./s


40 posted on 12/25/2009 4:59:11 PM PST by OpusatFR (Tagline not State Approved. Thoughts not State Approved. Actions not State Approved)
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To: GOP_Lady

Well he sure wont get the 3rd degree from Obama.


41 posted on 12/25/2009 4:59:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GOP_Lady

Why, it’s just a criminal problem, not a war! John Kerry will hold a hearing on this as soon as he gets back from Iran.

Espousing weakness and inaction in a time of war is the path of these appeasers.


42 posted on 12/25/2009 4:59:33 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: combat_boots

I saw that article in WSJ.

I’m trying to find it.

Thanks.


43 posted on 12/25/2009 4:59:55 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

It appears the perp boarded a plane in Lagos with his bombs.

Most likely someone in Lagos helped him get past security.

Once inside the inner sanctum no more security searches.

Sounds a lot like 9/11 SOP


44 posted on 12/25/2009 5:02:49 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Indeed. They have found a “loop hole” in our security.

Homeland Security has to be scrambling right now.


45 posted on 12/25/2009 5:04:03 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

>>Yep. The WOT is definitely not over.

It’s over. We lost 11 months ago when a muslim took the oath of office as president. This guy will get the best attorneys our tax money can buy.


46 posted on 12/25/2009 5:05:04 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Imagine a day when the politicians have to hold a bake sale to pay for votes!)
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To: GOP_Lady

They have. It is called the Democrat Party.


47 posted on 12/25/2009 5:05:24 PM PST by sport
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

you are joking? obozo cares not for America, wonders if the sharks are biting in hawaii?


48 posted on 12/25/2009 5:05:30 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: GOP_Lady

They were given worldwide coverage...by ‘accident,’ of course.

“TSA Accidentally Releases Secret Security Procedures”
December 8, 2009 at 10:33 am ET by Carl Unger, SmarterTravel.com

http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/tsa-accidentally-releases-secret-security-procedures.html?id=3938369


49 posted on 12/25/2009 5:07:05 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: sport
More like DemoRAT party.
50 posted on 12/25/2009 5:07:50 PM PST by rebapiper
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