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Chicago bomb suspect denied bail; friend, attorney say he was just seeking the American dream
StarTribune.com ^ | 9/22/10 | MICHAEL TARM , Associated Press

Posted on 09/22/2010 5:39:59 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

A 22-year-old Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field is no terrorist, just someone seeking quick fortune and fame in America, his attorney and a friend said Wednesday.

But a federal judge denied bail for Sami Samir Hassoun, determining he is dangerous and a flight risk.

"It's hard to imagine a more serious crime ... Although it was thwarted, it had the potential to kill many people," U.S. District Judge Susan Cox said Wednesday afternoon at Hassoun's detention hearing.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bomber; chicago; islam; muslim
I want this guy's friend and his attorney brought up on charges, as well.
1 posted on 09/22/2010 5:40:05 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Since when is the American Dream blowing people up?


2 posted on 09/22/2010 5:41:25 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Then he should have sneaked across our southern border and said “No Se Habla”.....all would have been forgiven. And the arresting officers could have been brought up on charges. Now, he’ll just have to live with Stroker’s Auntie.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 5:43:44 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
But a federal judge denied bail for Sami Samir Hassoun

These Amish are getting out of hand!

4 posted on 09/22/2010 5:44:10 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 80, Let's See How Long It Lasts!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Who is his attorney...Bill Ayers?


5 posted on 09/22/2010 5:45:11 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If you’re going to dream, dream BIG.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 5:46:48 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: rdl6989
Since when is the American Dream blowing people up?

Might want to check with Obama's mentor Williams Ayers on that one . . .
7 posted on 09/22/2010 5:46:53 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: rdl6989

“Since when is the American Dream blowing people up?”

My thoughts, exactly.


8 posted on 09/22/2010 5:47:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Molon Labe.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
A 22-year-old Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field is no terrorist...

That's the kind of logic that has made liberalism the smashing success it is.

9 posted on 09/22/2010 5:47:39 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

“A 22-year-old Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago’s Wrigley Field is no terrorist...
That’s the kind of logic that has made liberalism the smashing success it is.”

God, help us.


10 posted on 09/22/2010 5:49:04 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Molon Labe.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Chicago bomb suspect denied bail; friend, attorney say he was just seeking the muslim-American dream
11 posted on 09/22/2010 5:51:10 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Undocumented demolitions specialist.


12 posted on 09/22/2010 5:53:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Strap him in a chair with a stick of dynamite up his rectum. Broadcast it on al jazeera.


13 posted on 09/22/2010 6:17:55 PM PDT by PGalt (Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This is what we’re up against: people who are willing to blow up a bunch of people they don’t know to gain something, be it 72 virgins, fame, fortune, or their version of the American dream. Children of the Devil.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 6:21:38 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: rdl6989
Since when is the American Dream blowing people up?

Since 1972 I think.

15 posted on 09/22/2010 6:22:09 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Stock up on AMMO Bro!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So he just wanted to get attention and impress his friends. I see. Just another misunderstood, lonely anti-hero. Riiiight.


16 posted on 09/22/2010 6:23:21 PM PDT by Free in Texas (If islam is so great, why are there "religious police" who's main task is to beat you into a mosque?)
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To: jaz.357

Different kind of bl...

Never mind.


17 posted on 09/22/2010 6:34:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Had he succeeded , his dream would have been realized.

He could have had any DNC , ABC,NBC, MSNBC position he wanted.


18 posted on 09/22/2010 6:53:18 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities fight the construction projects: Walmarts, Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
First, I'm all for letting this alien rot in jail, he's no friend of us.

But without the FBI involvement in all probability he would only have been a bigmouth jerk who would not have done anything. Read the whole story, including this:

The complaint also says Hassoun waffled about his plans and motivations, talking about profiting monetarily. He also discussed wanting to spark revolution in Chicago, and he spoke of poisoning Lake Michigan...
Abraham said Hassoun did not appear to have any affiliation with extremists. Although Hassoun came from a region in Lebanon where most people are Shia Muslims, Abraham said, he wasn't religious himself — drinking and often going to nightclubs.

"He thought of himself as a ladies man," Abraham said. "He was from one girl to another — breaking up with people really fast. He was having problems."

This has been the case in other recent "terrorist" plots; government informants instigating plots that would never have gotten to the point they did without the government's direct involvement. This is similar to the "militia" alleged plots back in the '80s.

All this shows is that there are plenty of bad actors out there who would act against us given the opportunity; (and why are these people allowed in the US anyway) but these busts don't show that the government has any ability to infiltrate and terminate actual terrorist plots.

But it sure makes it look like the cop is on the beat. But in fact it is an illusion; the FBI is buddy buddy with terrorist associated imams, and will not look too closely at Wahhabist controlled mosques where anti-American plots are hatched.

19 posted on 09/22/2010 7:05:14 PM PDT by Inappropriate Laughter (Obama: Another illegal alien living in public housing)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

He was hoping for a reality TV show.


20 posted on 09/22/2010 7:40:59 PM PDT by hershey
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To: PGalt

Works for me....


21 posted on 09/22/2010 8:16:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo ("I can pull the trigger with my thumb"...Mike Franks)
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To: rdl6989
Since when is the American Dream blowing people up?

I remember when I was a little boy, hoping one day to grow up and become a terror bomber, like all the other kids my age. We had terror bomber trading cards, followed their exploits and monitored their statistics. How I long for those days!

22 posted on 09/23/2010 2:48:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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