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Officials: Somali Tried to Board Flight With Explosives Last Month
FoxNews.com ^ | 12/30/09 | AP

Posted on 12/30/2009 5:33:04 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

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1 posted on 12/30/2009 5:33:04 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And if it wasn’t breaking on Fox News, it would be ignored entirely.


2 posted on 12/30/2009 5:35:34 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Actually, it is an AP story, so it should get some play....


3 posted on 12/30/2009 5:36:33 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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!!)


4 posted on 12/30/2009 5:38:41 AM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: bergmeid

Perhaps, but Obama stupidly called the Flight 253 incident “isolated.” Most likely not isolated if other terrorists are trying the same method.


5 posted on 12/30/2009 5:41:15 AM PST by chpmass
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Block entry to all from countries infested with jihadis, and send all home who have come from there.


6 posted on 12/30/2009 5:43:27 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


7 posted on 12/30/2009 5:48:16 AM PST by Eroteme
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To: bergmeid

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.


8 posted on 12/30/2009 5:50:50 AM PST by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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To: browardchad

Was Dubai this guy’s final destination?


9 posted on 12/30/2009 5:52:35 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Do Dearborn and Detroit Michigan count as countries infested with jihadis?


10 posted on 12/30/2009 5:52:51 AM PST by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: browardchad

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.


11 posted on 12/30/2009 5:57:25 AM PST by Melchior
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


12 posted on 12/30/2009 5:57:48 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Gettin’ there.


13 posted on 12/30/2009 5:58:13 AM PST by MestaMachine (Your CORE is the path you walk. RINOs don't walk paths, they build roads to nowhere..)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So this little unheard of airline has better security than the big boys.

aarrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhh


14 posted on 12/30/2009 5:59:49 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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


15 posted on 12/30/2009 6:04:03 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: bergmeid

Wasn’t it the Somali’s who stopped him?


16 posted on 12/30/2009 6:05:04 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Melchior
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.

Freepers figuring out what the MSM and the Administration can't -- or won't.

17 posted on 12/30/2009 6:06:36 AM PST by jersey117
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To: samtheman

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


18 posted on 12/30/2009 6:06:54 AM PST by RadioCirca1970 (Victory or Death in the War on Terror)
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To: jersey117

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....


19 posted on 12/30/2009 6:07:42 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Another “Isolated incident” again. Like the attack at Fort Hood.

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”.

20 posted on 12/30/2009 6:10:00 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yeah.

That was another “isolated incident.”

Ya get ‘em all the time.


21 posted on 12/30/2009 6:14:25 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Cindy; Islaminaction

Almost forgot you!!


22 posted on 12/30/2009 6:23:16 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: browardchad
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.

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.

23 posted on 12/30/2009 6:24:05 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: bergmeid

“stopped a Somali last month”

the Somalis did, probably because they know what kind of Somalis to watch, ie. with profiling.


24 posted on 12/30/2009 6:27:10 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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?


25 posted on 12/30/2009 6:28:52 AM PST by PGalt
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Trusting nothing from officials, I question whether Flight 253-2 wasn’t another failed attempt.


26 posted on 12/30/2009 6:35:50 AM PST by maggief
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; All

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.


27 posted on 12/30/2009 6:50:00 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
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.

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

28 posted on 12/30/2009 6:52:29 AM PST by Popman (Election 2010: Congress: your pink slips are coming ............... :)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Where There's Smoke


(C)Copyright 2009, C. Burke. All rights reserved.


Time to think outside the boxers.





29 posted on 12/30/2009 6:53:07 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I hope the Somalis didn’t violate his Due Process rights.


30 posted on 12/30/2009 6:53:54 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: maggief

I now question the government report on TWA flight 800.


31 posted on 12/30/2009 6:55:53 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: All

they did nothing to prevent the Kenyan from destroying the country..


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To: Mr. Jazzy

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33 posted on 12/30/2009 6:57:42 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: COUNTrecount

Air France Flight 447.

Do you believe this account? You know they will blame this one on the weather.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1192065/Two-passengers-doomed-Air-France-jet-cleared-links-Islamic-terrorism.html

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.


34 posted on 12/30/2009 7:12:36 AM PST by maggief
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To: STARWISE; maggief; BP2; kristinn; Liz; PhiKapMom

FYI


35 posted on 12/30/2009 7:15:38 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: maggief
At this point I think that any "unusual occurance" on any plane is a terrorist attack no matter what our government tells us.


36 posted on 12/30/2009 7:20:38 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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?


37 posted on 12/30/2009 7:23:48 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: hoosiermama; left that other site

The results of Affirmative Action, open boarders/amnesty, one world government, unions, ACORN ...

Coming to a PC neighborhood near you.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2417518/posts

Here is Cheney’s full statement:

“As I’ve 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 won’t 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 won’t 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 won’t be at war.

“He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al Qaeda trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, ‘war on terror,’ we won’t be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe. Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency – social transformation—the restructuring of American society. President Obama’s first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war.”


38 posted on 12/30/2009 7:23:53 AM PST by maggief
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To: COUNTrecount

39 posted on 12/30/2009 7:28:08 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

40 posted on 12/30/2009 7:38:02 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Was Dubai this guy’s final destination?

He could have gone almost anywhere from Dubai. Emirates Airlines flies to all manner of infidel destinations.
41 posted on 12/30/2009 7:39:55 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Some interesting tidbits from the article:

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.

42 posted on 12/30/2009 7:40:58 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Nepeta

Exactly my point.


43 posted on 12/30/2009 7:41:05 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: browardchad
From the tone of the article, it doesn't sound like it's a common occurrence.
44 posted on 12/30/2009 7:43:15 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: chpmass
Obama stupidly called the Flight 253 incident “isolated.”

Obama is the King of half-assed, inane, dead-wrong initial pronouncements. Remember "the police acted stupidly" and then him basically defending the Ft. Hood terrorist?

And now this. Funny how his initial remarks always take the heat off Muslim terrorists but are quick to damn the good guys. Yeah, this guy sure has the judgment to be President...
45 posted on 12/30/2009 7:47:07 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: over3Owithabrain

“Yeah, this guy sure has the judgment to be President... “

Yeah. President of CPUSA


46 posted on 12/30/2009 7:53:09 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: maggief

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.


47 posted on 12/30/2009 8:10:19 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: COUNTrecount

At first I thought the open picnic cooler was TOTUS! LOL.


48 posted on 12/30/2009 8:12:25 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: chpmass
Indeed ... this incident revelation blows "isolated" out of the water (NPI). This is "state" sponsorship. Aspirin factories beware!

How will Obama make this Bush's fault? Clinton's fault maybe, but Bush?

49 posted on 12/30/2009 8:21:41 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("'Diversity' is one of those words designed to absolve you of the need to think." Mark Steyn)
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To: left that other site

The muslim-in-chief fears insulting his muslim brothers. We are on our own, I fear.


50 posted on 12/30/2009 8:23:15 AM PST by maggief
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