Skip to comments.Officials: Somali Tried to Board Flight With Explosives Last Month
Posted on 12/30/2009 5:33:04 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
MOGADISHU, Somalia Officials say a Somali national tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month with powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that together could have caused an explosion. The hallmarks bear chilling similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner.
Police spokesman Abdulahi Hassan Barise says the suspect was arrested before the Nov. 13 Daallo Airlines flight departed. It was scheduled to travel from Mogadishu to the northern Somali city of Hargeisa, then to Djibouti and Dubai.
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Western officials say many of the hundreds of foreign jihadi fighters in Somalia come in small boats across the Gulf of Aden from Yemen. The officials also say that examination of equipment used in some Somali suicide attacks leads them to believe it was originally assembled in Yemen.
The security official said the [Somali] suspect had a white shampoo bottle with a black acid-like substance in it. He also had a clear plastic bag with a light green chalky substance and a syringe containing a green liquid. The security official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information.
The powdered material had the strong scent of ammonia, Bahoku said, and samples have been sent to London for testing.
Exactly my point.
“Yeah, this guy sure has the judgment to be President... “
Yeah. President of CPUSA
The passengers on that flight took matters into their own hands.
Much like those on the Richard Reid Flight.
And Flight 93, for that matter.
Looks like this is going to be the new paradigm.
At first I thought the open picnic cooler was TOTUS! LOL.
How will Obama make this Bush's fault? Clinton's fault maybe, but Bush?
The muslim-in-chief fears insulting his muslim brothers. We are on our own, I fear.
I wonder which of the airline crashes since 2003 have been caused by this method?
I think the technique would have been tested until it was reliable, before deployment. One gets caught, one fails to get a high-order detonation, how many have worked?
“The muslim-in-chief fears insulting his muslim brothers. We are on our own, I fear.”
Have no fear. WE THE PEOPLE are HERE! It seems that “We The People” are the ones who are going to have to pick up the Flag and carry it.
“We the People” have proven ourselves on a number of occasions. Let’s not let America down.
God Bless America.
You are assuming that powders and liquids are always detected. Occasionally I wi forget a bottle of water or a tube of toothpaste in my carry on and it often is not caught We need to look for terrorists, not weapons. Ban anything you want.
> What they are trying to do now is basically assemble
> bombs in flight.
> What they need to do is just ban all powders and
> liquids of ANY size in carry-on luggage. That will
> take care of the problem, at least this incarnation
> of it.
Screw that - ban Muslims. Powders and liquids aren’t the problem - it’s crazy Muslims that aren’t compatible with and want to destroy civilization.
Nah. ‘We’ didn’t stop the Somali, the Somalis stoipped the Somali.