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Posted on 04/07/2010 8:11:26 PM PDT by MindBender26
FBI: No Explosives Found on United Jet in Denver Authorities Say Qatari Diplomat Told Air Marshals, 'I'm Lighting My Shoes'
FBI agents say no explosives were found in the shoes of a Qatar diplomat who was subdued by federal air marshals on a United flight to Denver Wednesday night after allegedly telling the marshals, "I'm lighting my shoes on fire."
Authorities say the diplomat was wrestled to the ground and two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to accompany the 757 on the final 40 minutes of its flight to Denver. Flight 663 originated from Washington Reagan airport.
A US security official said, "it may have been a massive misunderstanding" and the diplomat's statement may have been a "sarcastic" comment when he was confronted by two air marshals who had been told by flight attendants that smoke was coming from the lavatory.
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PNG him, and put him on the first bus going to Canada or Mexico
Obamamedia immediately jump into action.....
What an idiot.
Before all the FRaliban start screamning cover-up, it sounds like a huge FUBAR to me.
He was probably in the can smoking a cigarette, and everyone jumped through their asses.
How long did it take between the time the story initially broke and moment we hear no explosives found? 30 minutes? Man, I gotta be honest. That was quick.
Probably having a cigarette in the bathroom and was being a wise azz when caught. They’ll do nothing to him.
Yeah, the story sure changed quickly and drastically.
Don't you just hate it when that happens!!!
Just a matter of time before a new executive order is issued allowing muzzies to smoke on domestic flights.
Racial profiling will be charged for sure!
Qatari diplomat or Islamic Extremist Terrorist?
I'm guessing we'll be seeing Obama make a nationally televised apology.
And the man in the white robe and prayer cap BELOW
wasn't a terrorist, either.
Actually, some media went with the story long before it was confirmed.
Old Journalism rule” “Who says so?!?!?!”
With as sensitive as people are to the smell of cigarette smoke, the smell should have been immediately recognizable.
Glad the air marshalls got him though.
But, I guess if he has diplomatic immunity, he can smoke on any plane he wants without repercussions.
This is starting to sound strangely like the sinking of the
South Korean Ship the other day.
Maybe they can settle it all with a beer summit.
That was one of my first thoughts as well. I can't decide if this guy is just a total moron or if something fishy is going on here.
They’ll probably grant them an exemption to smoke in their seats so there won’t be any more “misunderstandings”.
Mohammed al Modadi
That’s a fishy name.
Oh, a massive misunderstanding - well ok then.
The terrorist should be immediately blindfolded, shot on the tarmac, and buried in a pig carcass, on the spot. (General Jack Black Pershing - style)
That should put an end to misunderstandings.
I suggest we return him to Qatar at 30,000 feet and terminal velocity with a note stating his diplomatic credentials are revoked....
Just drown him in pig blood
I know why they believed him.
If anyone has smoked a local cigarette in the ME then you know as I do that they really do smell and taste like a burning shoe.
This may be a dry run just to see if we would have the guts to react again against an Islamic Extremist. There I said the dirty words.
Heh. Not anymore, I'm thinkin'.
Let the passengers take care of him.
He'd do a wonderful job portraying a Qatari diplomat that gets his ass kicked with wise cracking with security.
Exactly. It was a bump. Someone else on the plane is observing and measuring the response.
Remember the Christmas bomber? They had a guy filming the whole thing. Bump. Measure the response.
Bhutt huv coorze!
Such an easy way to get this info AND they sent someone with diplomatic immunity. Clever, these Arabs.
They (Islamic Extremists) now think they are untouchable because of their friend and co-religionist in the White House.
Expect many more incidents soon.
The guy was only trying to light cigar in the can...wow
We should have known, they are already trying to call it a ‘misunderstanding’!!!
They searched the whole plane in 30 minutes and decided that Mohammed was a LONE “Qatari diplomat”?
This was a dry run, to test out our defenses after the Detroit bomber. Apparently it was a success, as this guy was, in fact, able to smoke a cigarette in the lavatory without being molested (he was only caught as he exited the lavatory). That means that he was able to carry on a pack of cigarettes (not a big deal in and of itself, nonetheless ...) as well as matches and/or a lighter (either one IS a big deal), and was able to light up, smoke the cigarette, and extinguish it, all without getting caught. What happened to the smoke alarms in the lavatory? How come he wasn’t busted as soon as he lit up?
I will be interested in what the other passengers have to say before I make a judgment either way.
I do know that burning rubber or plastic is much different than smoke from a cigarette. If it was cigarette smoke, the anti-smoking nazis on board would probably have beat the air marshals to the lavoratory!
It was an idiot, inexperienced reporter and editor who ran with the story before they were sure of their facts.
Being “first” is now more important than being right.
Sign in the old Chicago City Room.
“If your mother says she loves you, check it out!”
and the diplomat's statement may have been a "sarcastic" comment
IF true and NOT some made-up after-the-fact cover story to get this Diplomat's butt out of trouble as not to offend the Qatar government how many times has EVERY air traveler seen or heard:
"Security is no joking matter ..."
Yep. I think so too.
It is clear from Ahmadamnutjob’s tirade that they have no respect or fear of the boy-king.
And they have no problem with mocking or embarrassing him.
Hussein Junior will ignore it
Maybe he get the 2 Air Marshalls on board United Flight 633 fired
I really worry about Hussy Junior’s future and health
And about Mars
Mars is something I am deeply concerned about
This was a dry run, to test defenses. How else are you going to do that, other than with a sleeper who comes off as a wise-cracking fool? Get real, and get smart.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist but this story sets off my spidey senses on this. If this guys is truly dumb enough to act so ‘innocently’ while we ‘overreacted’ then he should be taken out of the gene pool.
What a joke we’ve become as a nation and as a people.
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