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U.S. feared attack on Obama inauguration by Somali extremists from Canada
Canwest News Service and Ottawa Citizen via National Post ^ | 2010-01-04 | Ian MacLeod

Posted on 01/04/2010 7:09:46 PM PST by Clive

OTTAWA -- As the clock ticked down to the inauguration of Barack Obama, the RCMP was investigating urgent, high-level U.S. fears that Somali extremists from Canada were poised for a spectacular attack on the historic ceremony, the Ottawa Citizen has learned.

In the days and hours leading up to the Jan. 20, 2009 inaugural on the steps of the Capitol building, the monumental threat unfolded in Washington and at the National Security Criminal Investigations unit at RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa.

About three days earlier, an informant walked into an overseas U.S. embassy and claimed that Canadian disciples of al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-inspired Somali militant group, had crossed the northern border and intended to detonate high explosives at the event, a source close to the investigation confirmed to the Citizen. Al-Shabab is an outlawed terrorist organization in the United States, but not in Canada.

A major FBI terrorism probe, soon involving much of the country's national security and intelligence analysis apparatus, deemed the tip to be increasingly credible, according to The New York Times.

The information was taken so seriously, the incoming administration made contingency plans in the event Obama was assassinated, the Times reports.

"All the data points suggested there was a real threat evolving quickly that had an overseas component," Juan Carlos Zarate, former president George W. Bush's deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, told Times White House correspondent Peter Baker.

The threat seemed to weigh on Mr. Obama, too, writes Baker: "He cancelled a practice session to go over his inaugural address with aides at Blair House. David Axelrod, his senior adviser, later interpreted that as a sign that Mr. Obama was thinking about the suspected plot.

"He seemed more subdued than he had been," said Mr. Axelrod.

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


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alshabab; bhoinauguration; inauguration; inaugurationplot; islamicterrorism; jan202009; jihadinamerica; nationalsecurity; obamainauguration; pravdamedia; somalinazis; somaliterrorism; waronterror; whywefight
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1 posted on 01/04/2010 7:09:46 PM PST by Clive
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To: exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

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2 posted on 01/04/2010 7:10:33 PM PST by Clive
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To: Clive

NOPE...not going to read the whole thing....just wondering WHY this is NOW being discussed.....razzle dazzle...look the other way.....sheesh.


3 posted on 01/04/2010 7:12:05 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: Clive

As opposed to Canadian extremists from Somalia.......


4 posted on 01/04/2010 7:13:34 PM PST by stboz
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To: Clive

No comment as I don’t want to be banned.


5 posted on 01/04/2010 7:13:44 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Clive

Why post this headline when it was all a hoax?


6 posted on 01/04/2010 7:13:53 PM PST by blackminorca
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To: Clive

Soulda Coulda Woulda, lol.


7 posted on 01/04/2010 7:14:43 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: Clive

Well, if any of this is actually true...why does he continue to apologize and cow to radical islam??


8 posted on 01/04/2010 7:15:36 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR... Monthly donors welcome!)
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To: Clive

The reason Somali whackjobs are turning up stateside is not because all Somalis are extremists, but because a sizable contingent of the people who have to means and expertise to make up fake reasons for getting refugee status are extremists. Unfortunately, the refugee program is a sieve - a haven for undesirables of every stripe. The average refugee won’t tell an immigration official what he really thinks of America, but he will tell his children, day-in and day-out, so that their extremism exceeds even his.


9 posted on 01/04/2010 7:17:23 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Clive
In Ottawa, the RCMP soon concluded there was the tip was a hoax. "There was nothing to it," says the source who to spoke to the Citizen on the condition of anonymity.

An anonymous tipster walks into an unnamed embassy and the RCMP soon decides it's a hoax? I don't see President Bush getting all weeweed up about something like this. Obama is a coward, on top of everything else.

So, why was this story released NOW? I suspect that Obama ordered it. The National Post is typical left-wing slimy MSM, and they would be only too eager to jump in and please the One on his orders.

It's Obama's way of saying, "Look, I'm important, too. In fact, I'm the most important person in the WORLD! So stop attacking my administration because some idiot tried to blow up a plane full of peons over Detroit, and start worrying about ME, ME, ME.

10 posted on 01/04/2010 7:18:29 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: hennie pennie

*bookmark* .... no wonder so many, including Bush, Obama, Cheney all looked so nervous....


11 posted on 01/04/2010 7:23:20 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Clive

I think there’s something psychologically wrong with someone who voluntarily decides to pack weak explosives around their privates.

BUT

Godzillary asks the best (???) question which is: if the explosion goes off in the back of the crowd, does Barry leave the stage. Um... gee... I... uh...

Was she just hoping that subsequent blasts would take out everyone in line to the presidency except her? Would he just pretend he was in Springdale Middle School’s Spring Fling Lip-Synching Festival and keep going??????

“Pay no attention to the thumbs, elbows and livers that you’re being showered with. There’s been a slight disturbance at the back of the crowd, but the good news is, I’m not quite finished reading my speech.”


12 posted on 01/04/2010 7:24:00 PM PST by Feline_AIDS (Boop boop hoop yeah!)
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To: buccaneer81
No comment as I don’t want to be banned

Worse, men wearing dark glasses could come knocking on your door.

13 posted on 01/04/2010 7:24:03 PM PST by libh8er
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To: blackminorca

The article is a total HOAX?


14 posted on 01/04/2010 7:24:33 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: libh8er

Your comment you won’t post is the same comment that lots more of us can’t post.


15 posted on 01/04/2010 7:29:12 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: libh8er

Your comment you won’t post is the same comment that lots more of us can’t post.


16 posted on 01/04/2010 7:29:12 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: libh8er
Worse, men wearing dark glasses could come knocking on your door.

I say, bring 'em on.

17 posted on 01/04/2010 7:48:06 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: hennie pennie

The attack was a hoax


18 posted on 01/04/2010 7:52:44 PM PST by blackminorca
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To: blackminorca

Thank you very much for enlightening me.


19 posted on 01/04/2010 7:56:53 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Clive

*Please read the whole of the original article before commenting. *

NO thanks. I know already that some Muzzie Skinnies would never take out one of their own, even if they had been forced to eat peameal and listen to Gordon Lightfoot for a few months.


20 posted on 01/04/2010 8:51:30 PM PST by j-damn
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To: Clive
Quite provacative.

In hindsight, it seems that the wish and intent was there, but the means not quite developed.

It is intriguing to think that Obama has been under threat, and fearful, from Islamic terrorists even before he was inaugurated.

And yet his own adminstration wants to spin the threat to issue from the "right-wing" and worse, veterans.

Cognitive dissonance does not allow Obama to compute who his enemies really are.

21 posted on 01/04/2010 9:58:02 PM PST by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: Clive
Al Qaeda called Obama to congratulate him. Was on CNN.
22 posted on 01/04/2010 10:11:25 PM PST by anglian
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To: Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Squawk 8888; headsonpikes; AntiKev; Snowyman; ...
Thanks for the ping, Clive.


23 posted on 01/05/2010 4:55:40 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Cicero
The National Post is typical left-wing slimy MSM

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No, it is not. It is the nearest thing that Canada has to a conservative-leaning publication.

Interesting that the two articles posted here were made public by the National Post and foxnews

Obama defenders know how to make 'news' seem credible.

24 posted on 01/05/2010 5:16:27 AM PST by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: Clive

And yet they let their children be smack in the middle of it all? I’m not sure I’m buying this story.


25 posted on 01/05/2010 5:17:50 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Clive

There are neo-nazi meth addicts in Somalia? Because that was the threat that the media ran stories about at the time.


26 posted on 01/05/2010 8:22:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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