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FBI: No Explosives Found on United Jet in Denver
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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: actedstupidly; bombthreat; dca; den; diplomaticimmunity; domesticterrorism; dryrun; flight663; islamicsupremacist; mohammedalmodadi; nationalsecurityfail; nosmoking; shoesonfire; ual
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FUBAR
1 posted on 04/07/2010 8:11:26 PM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

PNG him, and put him on the first bus going to Canada or Mexico


2 posted on 04/07/2010 8:12:57 PM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: MindBender26

Obamamedia immediately jump into action.....


3 posted on 04/07/2010 8:13:06 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: MindBender26

What an idiot.


4 posted on 04/07/2010 8:13:39 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: MindBender26

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.


5 posted on 04/07/2010 8:14:05 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: Freddd

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.


6 posted on 04/07/2010 8:14:49 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: MindBender26

Probably having a cigarette in the bathroom and was being a wise azz when caught. They’ll do nothing to him.


7 posted on 04/07/2010 8:15:29 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: camerongood210

Yeah, the story sure changed quickly and drastically.


8 posted on 04/07/2010 8:15:30 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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"it may have been a massive misunderstanding"

Don't you just hate it when that happens!!!

9 posted on 04/07/2010 8:15:33 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: MindBender26

Just a matter of time before a new executive order is issued allowing muzzies to smoke on domestic flights.


10 posted on 04/07/2010 8:16:04 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Ramius

Some diplomat!


11 posted on 04/07/2010 8:16:19 PM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: MindBender26

Racial profiling will be charged for sure!


12 posted on 04/07/2010 8:16:29 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: MindBender26

Qatari diplomat or Islamic Extremist Terrorist?

You decide.


13 posted on 04/07/2010 8:16:58 PM PDT by Palladin (Regroup, Resist, Reload, Repeat!)
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To: MindBender26
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.

I'm guessing we'll be seeing Obama make a nationally televised apology.

14 posted on 04/07/2010 8:17:03 PM PDT by Wissa ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."-Padme Amidala)
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To: MindBender26; All

Uh-huh ...

And the man in the white robe and prayer cap BELOW
wasn't a terrorist, either.



15 posted on 04/07/2010 8:17:15 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Actually, some media went with the story long before it was confirmed.

Old Journalism rule” “Who says so?!?!?!”


16 posted on 04/07/2010 8:17:36 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: MindBender26

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.


17 posted on 04/07/2010 8:17:45 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: MindBender26

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN9mP2_1A-c


18 posted on 04/07/2010 8:17:57 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Wissa
How long before the Air Marshall is charged with assault?
19 posted on 04/07/2010 8:18:33 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced. I WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER)
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To: MindBender26

This is starting to sound strangely like the sinking of the
South Korean Ship the other day.


20 posted on 04/07/2010 8:19:45 PM PDT by topfile
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To: tiredoflaundry
How long before the Air Marshall is charged with assault?

Maybe they can settle it all with a beer summit.

21 posted on 04/07/2010 8:19:58 PM PDT by Wissa ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."-Padme Amidala)
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To: abner
With as sensitive as people are to the smell of cigarette smoke, the smell should have been immediately recognizable.

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.

22 posted on 04/07/2010 8:19:58 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: topfile
This is starting to sound strangely like the sinking of the South Korean Ship the other day.

Shark bumps?

23 posted on 04/07/2010 8:20:46 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: Joe 6-pack

They’ll probably grant them an exemption to smoke in their seats so there won’t be any more “misunderstandings”.


24 posted on 04/07/2010 8:20:46 PM PDT by Deo volente (Hope and Change, aka All Government, All the Time)
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To: camerongood210

Mohammed al Modadi

That’s a fishy name.


25 posted on 04/07/2010 8:21:01 PM PDT by Palladin (Regroup, Resist, Reload, Repeat!)
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To: Doofer

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.


26 posted on 04/07/2010 8:21:43 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Waverunner

I suggest we return him to Qatar at 30,000 feet and terminal velocity with a note stating his diplomatic credentials are revoked....


27 posted on 04/07/2010 8:22:12 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Kozak
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

28 posted on 04/07/2010 8:22:59 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: MindBender26

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.


29 posted on 04/07/2010 8:23:28 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Palladin

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.


30 posted on 04/07/2010 8:24:04 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (.)
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To: Palladin
Qatari diplomat or Islamic Extremist Terrorist? You decide.

Well, one thing's certain. They now know there were two air marshalls on that flight, and how quickly the military jets were scrambled. That's valuable information.
31 posted on 04/07/2010 8:24:36 PM PDT by Deo volente (Hope and Change, aka All Government, All the Time)
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To: MindBender26
So....isn't it a Federal crime to even joke about having a bomb or a gun or mention hijacking while in an airport or on a plane??
32 posted on 04/07/2010 8:25:26 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: GEC
Some diplomat!

Heh. Not anymore, I'm thinkin'.

33 posted on 04/07/2010 8:25:34 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Kimberly GG
"Probably having a cigarette in the bathroom and was being a wise azz when caught. They’ll do nothing to him."

Let the passengers take care of him.

34 posted on 04/07/2010 8:25:37 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: MindBender26
Too bad Peter Sellers is no longer with us.

He'd do a wonderful job portraying a Qatari diplomat that gets his ass kicked with wise cracking with security.

35 posted on 04/07/2010 8:29:25 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Deo volente
They now know there were two air marshalls on that flight, and how quickly the military jets were scrambled. That's valuable information.

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.

36 posted on 04/07/2010 8:30:14 PM PDT by marron
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To: csvset

Bhutt huv coorze!


37 posted on 04/07/2010 8:30:59 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: Deo volente

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.


38 posted on 04/07/2010 8:31:12 PM PDT by Palladin (Regroup, Resist, Reload, Repeat!)
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To: MindBender26

The guy was only trying to light cigar in the can...wow


39 posted on 04/07/2010 8:31:41 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: devolve; MindBender26; ntnychik; PhilDragoo

We should have known, they are already trying to call it a ‘misunderstanding’!!!


40 posted on 04/07/2010 8:31:52 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: camerongood210

They searched the whole plane in 30 minutes and decided that Mohammed was a LONE “Qatari diplomat”?


41 posted on 04/07/2010 8:34:44 PM PDT by Palladin (Regroup, Resist, Reload, Repeat!)
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To: MindBender26

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?


42 posted on 04/07/2010 8:34:47 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: MindBender26
Liar, liar shoes on fire.
43 posted on 04/07/2010 8:35:44 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: camerongood210
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.

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!

44 posted on 04/07/2010 8:36:41 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: Oceander
No, it was not.

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!”

45 posted on 04/07/2010 8:37:43 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: MindBender26; All

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 ..."



46 posted on 04/07/2010 8:38:51 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Palladin

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.


47 posted on 04/07/2010 8:38:59 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: potlatch

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Yup

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


48 posted on 04/07/2010 8:40:50 PM PDT by devolve
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To: MindBender26

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.


49 posted on 04/07/2010 8:41:55 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: camerongood210

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.


50 posted on 04/07/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT by ATLDiver
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