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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And if it wasn’t breaking on Fox News, it would be ignored entirely.
Actually, it is an AP story, so it should get some play....
They are letting this info out to save their own hides. “See, we stopped a Somali last month” (in other words, see, we’re on the job!!)
Perhaps, but Obama stupidly called the Flight 253 incident “isolated.” Most likely not isolated if other terrorists are trying the same method.
Block entry to all from countries infested with jihadis, and send all home who have come from there.
Striking similarities? How fabulously understated. Except for the itinerary and nationality of the perp, it’s identical. This should be shoved down the throats of media or administration apologists parroting the obvious fiction that this is an isolated incident.
This has nothing to do with US security. The plane’s destination was Dubai. This sort of thing could be a weekly occurrence in Somalia, for all we know.
Was Dubai this guy’s final destination?
Do Dearborn and Detroit Michigan count as countries infested with jihadis?
The Detroit bomber was very recently in Dubai. The Somalia incident perhaps accounted for heightened security at Dubai prior to Christmas, and the Detroit incident probably has accounted for even tougher securty at Dubai in the last few days.
So what we have here are multiple, isolated, completely disconnected but totally identical incidents. Uh huh.
It’s a glorious time to be a jihadist.
So this little unheard of airline has better security than the big boys.
these isolated extremists just keep popping up, don’t they
meanwhile obama orders his security teams to gin up operation “whack a mole” by New Years’ eve
Wasn’t it the Somali’s who stopped him?
Freepers figuring out what the MSM and the Administration can't -- or won't.
When are they going to finally cover the kid and the brazilians or the Sheen 911 tape or Tiger Woods, America needs to know people!! /s
Yep, and I’ve got a fiver that says the guy they stopped in Somalia is one of the folks that have disappeared from the Twin Cities in the past couple of years....
Obammy did suspend his badly needed vacation in Hawaii for 10 minutes, before he teed off on the back 9, to calm the public not to worry. He has it well in hand that the “system” installed by his predecessor was faulty and that he would “fix it”.
That was another “isolated incident.”
Ya get ‘em all the time.
Almost forgot you!!
Ever heard of a trial balloon? A dry run? Jail time over there for such a crime is probably non-existent. They might even get some free pirate booty.
“stopped a Somali last month”
the Somalis did, probably because they know what kind of Somalis to watch, ie. with profiling.
Thanks for posting. That Gorelick-like wall of separation must’ve been too high for our post-911 government to overcome so that they could connect-the-dots.
Who will protect us from our protectors?
Trusting nothing from officials, I question whether Flight 253-2 wasn’t another failed attempt.
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.
Interesting, a country (Somali) with a barely functioning government, if you even want to call it that, can stop a attempted terrorist attack, yet the western world with all it technology and expensive toys can't !!!
Betcha Somali doesn't really care about things like profiling, diversity or multiculturalism
Yeah, no wonder this story will be deep sixed
I hope the Somalis didn’t violate his Due Process rights.
I now question the government report on TWA flight 800.
they did nothing to prevent the Kenyan from destroying the country..
There is increasing evidence that Detroit is becoming its own Third World Country:
This site blame demographics.
This one blames the Unions:
I find myself going back to these sites again and again, because they bode so evil for the future of my beloved Nation. The graphic display is so terrifying! Wake Up America!!!!!!
Air France Flight 447.
Do you believe this account? You know they will blame this one on the weather.
Two passengers on doomed Air France jet cleared of links to Islamic terrorism
By Peter Allen
Created 12:00 PM on 10th June 2009
Two men aboard doomed Air France Flight 447 have been cleared of having links to Islamic terrorism, it has been revealed.
Posthumous security checks into the backgrounds of the men found that they solely shared the same name as known Islamic radicals, even though their bodies have not yet been found.
Why can’t these nuts blow their balls or feet off at some secluded beach? Is it because Islam is such a social, communal religion?
The results of Affirmative Action, open boarders/amnesty, one world government, unions, ACORN ...
Coming to a PC neighborhood near you.
Here is Cheneys full statement:
“As Ive watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war. He seems to think if he has a low key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we wont be at war. He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we wont be at war. He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of 9/11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we wont be at war.
He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al Qaeda trained terrorists still there, we wont be at war. He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, war on terror, we wont be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we arent, it makes us less safe. Why doesnt he want to admit were at war? It doesnt fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesnt fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency social transformationthe restructuring of American society. President Obamas first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war.”
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.