Skip to comments.Chicago bomb suspect denied bail; friend, attorney say he was just seeking the American dream
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.
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Since when is the American Dream blowing people up?
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.
These Amish are getting out of hand!
Who is his attorney...Bill Ayers?
If you’re going to dream, dream BIG.
“Since when is the American Dream blowing people up?”
My thoughts, exactly.
That's the kind of logic that has made liberalism the smashing success it is.
“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.
Undocumented demolitions specialist.
Strap him in a chair with a stick of dynamite up his rectum. Broadcast it on al jazeera.
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.
Since 1972 I think.
So he just wanted to get attention and impress his friends. I see. Just another misunderstood, lonely anti-hero. Riiiight.
Different kind of bl...
Had he succeeded , his dream would have been realized.
He could have had any DNC , ABC,NBC, MSNBC position he wanted.
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.
He was hoping for a reality TV show.