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U.S. Hunts for More Suspicious Packages ("Sheer luck" PETN bombs didn't go off)
The New York Times ^ | Friday, October 29, 2010 | Scott Shane

Posted on 10/29/2010 7:22:13 PM PDT by kristinn

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Representative Jane Harman, a California Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, said Friday that the packages seized in Britain and Dubai contained PETN, the same chemical explosive contained in the bomb sewn into the underwear of the Nigerian man who tried to blow up an airliner over Detroit last Dec. 25. That plot, too, was hatched in Yemen, a country that is regarded as one of the most significant fronts in the battle with extremists.

Ms. Harman, who was briefed by John S. Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said that both packages contained computer printer cartridges filled with the explosive, but that one used a cellphone as a detonator and the other had a timer.

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John O. Brennan, the president’s top counterterrorism adviser, said that the packages containing explosives, which he compared in size to a “breadbox,” were undergoing forensic analysis and that the inquiry was at an early stage. He said investigators did not yet know how the explosives were intended to be activated.

He said the search for additional explosives was continuing. “We don’t want to presume we know the bounds of this plot, so we are looking at all packages,” Mr. Brennan said.

The latest plot underscored once again the threat from Yemen and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the branch of the terrorism network based there. Mr. Brennan called it “the most active operational franchise of Al Qaeda.”

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New Jersey; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: california; dubai; janeharman; jihadinamerica; johnbrennan; johnpistole; newjersey; petn; unitedkingdom; ups6; waronterror; yemen
The Washington Examiner's Sara Carter appeared on Greta on Fox tonight. She said an intel source told her it was "sheer luck" the bombs did not go off.

Carter also said the packages were put on the planes outside of Yemen, indicating the terror cell involved has a wide reach.

1 posted on 10/29/2010 7:22:15 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

And 0bama knew of this at 10pm the night before.


2 posted on 10/29/2010 7:24:42 PM PDT by EBH (the first step in a long journey...that finally begins on November 2nd, 2010.)
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To: kristinn

Wall Street Journal online article from 9/4/2010

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703946504575469830201125788.html

“A statement posted Friday on the UPS website said that at approximately 12 p.m. Eastern Standard time, or 8 p.m. local time, UPS flight number 6 from Dubai and headed to Cologne, Germany—a Boeing Co. 747-400—crashed after takeoff.

The United Arab Emirates’ official state media reported late Friday that the bodies of two pilots had been recovered.

“The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately clear, but it appeared to have been preceded by a fire on board.”
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229 posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 11:58:35 AM by alancarp (Please don’t tell Obama what comes after “trillion”)


3 posted on 10/29/2010 7:27:06 PM PDT by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: kristinn

The entire First Family and all their friends, relatives, dudes in the neighborhood, and half of D.C. will soon be out of the country. I question the timing.

Not that Hussein cares, but is Bo going, too?


4 posted on 10/29/2010 7:27:25 PM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: EBH
And 0bama knew of this at 10pm the night before.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yes how perfect! NATIONAL EERGENCY!!

Postpone the Election?

I guess it depends on how Yemeni go off!

5 posted on 10/29/2010 7:32:02 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: txhurl

That was UPS Flight 6.


6 posted on 10/29/2010 7:39:35 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy

Yes.


7 posted on 10/29/2010 7:43:59 PM PDT by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: kristinn

Probably loaded by child soldiers.


8 posted on 10/29/2010 7:50:28 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: kristinn

So muslim islamists would be the perps of this man-caused disaster attempt?


9 posted on 10/29/2010 7:59:04 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Shermy

And no terrorist group has claimed responsibility yet?


10 posted on 10/29/2010 8:22:17 PM PDT by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: txhurl

CIA normally doesn’t take credit for their operations.


11 posted on 10/29/2010 9:00:48 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: kristinn

“Sheer luck” they didn’t go off. I guess that means “Our anti-terrorist systems worked as they were intended.” Right, Ms. Napolitano?


12 posted on 10/29/2010 9:15:04 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: kristinn
Had the poor luck to be flying out of Philly this afternoon. At noon, I was grabbing a sandwhich and saw the shots of the planes quartantined in Philly. I emailed the group I was traveling with and they headed to the airport around 12:30 and I left 45 minutes later. They had 2 TSA agents walking through the lines as we endured a 35min wait to get through security. At the end of the 35 minute wait you face the TSA agent at the other side of the metal detector. Mine was a muslim woman in headgear who patted down all the woman who went through but didn't touch any men.

Odd.

13 posted on 10/29/2010 9:22:06 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: mcenedo

That is NUTS!!! Wrong on many levels. It is fear inducing and in your face CRAZY.


14 posted on 10/29/2010 9:46:57 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: mcenedo

That is NUTS!!! Wrong on many levels. It is fear inducing and in your face CRAZY.


15 posted on 10/29/2010 9:47:01 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: EBH

I smell a “false flag” operation meant to make 0bama look competent on thwarting terrorism attacks, right before the election to help Democrat candidates. But I think it will backfire, as people will be reminded how indifferent he and the Democrats are to really fighting terrorism.


16 posted on 10/29/2010 10:42:20 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse

KV and I are in agreement with your post.

I am not much for polls.

Yet I would like to see was the thrawt of bombs a Wag the Tail pre election stunt.


17 posted on 10/29/2010 11:03:12 PM PDT by Global2010 (I am experiencing a premature election Joy. Joy To the World da da da da....)
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To: bgill
Crap! We need to start an emergency SAVE BO thread! /kinda half serious...
18 posted on 10/29/2010 11:07:41 PM PDT by Global2010 (I am experiencing a premature election Joy. Joy To the World da da da da....)
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To: Candor7

Perfect National emerg to shut down elections coming from the President Ovious would be blowing up ballot drop boxes and planting suspicious packages by the hundreds of thousands across the nation Tuesday morning.


19 posted on 10/29/2010 11:14:49 PM PDT by Global2010 (I am experiencing a premature election Joy. Joy To the World da da da da....)
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To: txhurl

Amazingly silent ain’ nit.

And how like the narci boy to make Chicago the target.


20 posted on 10/29/2010 11:20:13 PM PDT by Global2010 (I am experiencing a premature election Joy. Joy To the World da da da da....)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Badda Bing!


21 posted on 10/29/2010 11:23:15 PM PDT by Global2010 (I am experiencing a premature election Joy. Joy To the World da da da da....)
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To: kristinn
John S. Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said that both packages contained computer printer cartridges filled with [PETN]

Of course, in this case 'computer' is 'laser'! Like journalists and editors, at the DHS/TSA, the more obfuscation the better!

22 posted on 10/30/2010 5:04:41 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: Global2010
We need to start an emergency SAVE BO thread! /kinda half serious...

or perhaps FREE BO! Add a can of stink to your medicine chest today!

23 posted on 10/30/2010 5:18:06 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: bgill

> Not that Hussein cares, but is Bo going, too?

Of course! On his own GulfStream-5.

And they complained about Jimmy Bakker’s air-conditioned dog house.

I’ve heard reports that 0bama’s entourage to India includes 40 jets and 800 people. Both AF-1’s will be used, and both AF-1 helicopters will be disassembled and sent along as well. Oh, and the teleprompters are going along, too.

Oh, the Global Warming Humanity!!!

The decadent and ostentatious living of the Kenyan Usurper and his clingers-on is the most extravagant I’ve ever seen. No leader anywhere lives and spends the way this communist filth does.

Meanwhile, back at home, 15 to 20% of the people are out of work and losing their homes.

0bama is the WORST, THE WORST president this country has EVER had. EVER. Carter is a very close second, but 0bama is clearly THE WORST.


24 posted on 10/30/2010 5:36:34 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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