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San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]
reuters.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters

Posted on 10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT by NoLibZone

Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van.

The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said.

Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building.

She said all five were Moroccans.

Inside the RV, officials say they found "photographs of infrastructure" including shopping malls, water systems, courthouses and other public buildings that they say were taken in cities across the United States.

"They got travel documents, parking passes, they have been all over the country," Police Captain Cris Andersen said.

"A lot of photographic equipment, a lot of documentation equipment (was) inside their vehicle."

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1 posted on 10/19/2011 11:33:59 AM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

They were ATF employees, right?


2 posted on 10/19/2011 11:35:58 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: NoLibZone

just religion of peace activities.

/s


3 posted on 10/19/2011 11:36:16 AM PDT by ken21
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To: NoLibZone

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2795101/posts


4 posted on 10/19/2011 11:36:58 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: NoLibZone

They need to be watched.


5 posted on 10/19/2011 11:41:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: NoLibZone

nothing to see here, move along folks,, just 5 yout’ful touristas, out to see America, from the inside out.. move along..


6 posted on 10/19/2011 11:42:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ken21

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Judge-Texas-court-break-in-may-have-been-prank-2226112.php

Judge says it was probably a prank. Uh, yeah, riiiiight, move along, nothing to see... Just some more of those pesky Amish yutes out at 1:30 AM breaking into governmnet buildings where personal identity information of US citizens is stored.


7 posted on 10/19/2011 11:48:11 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“They need to be watched.”

Er...more than that I think. They need to be prosecuted for their crimes and incarcerated and interrogated.


8 posted on 10/19/2011 11:50:56 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: NoLibZone

No big deal.

They’re not Taxed Enough Already people.
Now that would be a different story.


9 posted on 10/19/2011 11:51:21 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

just a few Occupy SA freaks!


10 posted on 10/19/2011 11:51:56 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: NoLibZone

Were they all named Mohammed? Are they Muslims? Nothing to worry about, I am sure. Just like the one on the airplane yesterday...


11 posted on 10/19/2011 11:52:06 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

No, they need to be executed. What they were doing was espionage in preparation for attack....they’ve aleady been ‘watched’.


12 posted on 10/19/2011 11:54:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Damn ! Bet someone tapped their phone too.
The horror. The horror...


13 posted on 10/19/2011 11:55:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: bgill
"Judge says it was probably a prank.

Traveling all over the country collecting pictures of water supplies and municipal buildings? That's some prank.

14 posted on 10/19/2011 11:55:59 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: NoLibZone; Grampa Dave; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000
October 2011 through November 2012: Obama's poll numbers and the economy he destroyed on the downturn.

What would Bill Clinton do?

OKCBomb got him eleven points.

What did Obama counsel in Kenya when his cousin Raila Odinga lost the election?

He exhorted the macheteros-tireburners to murder a thousand, put hundreds of thousands out of their homes and incinerate Christians in their church.


15 posted on 10/19/2011 12:00:39 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: gaijin

Probably Moroccan Christians or Mormons.


16 posted on 10/19/2011 12:05:46 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: gaijin

They were ATF employees, right?

Nope. They’re Amish except the driver. He’s a Mennonite.


17 posted on 10/19/2011 12:07:43 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: NoLibZone
Bexar County Courthouse (San Antonio) burglary investigated as possibly terror related
Terror Alert, Bomb Scare After San Antonio Courthouse Break-In



18 posted on 10/19/2011 12:08:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just heard, on the radio, that authorities don’t think this is terror related. Yeah, sure.


19 posted on 10/19/2011 12:12:19 PM PDT by surrey
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To: swain_forkbeard

>They need to be prosecuted for their crimes and incarcerated and interrogated.<

.
Tsk, tsk, tsk, First Amendment, remember?

Everyone has the right of his own opinion — even if it means the destruction of this nation.

You think I’m kidding? What do you think the OWS group is trying to do? Do you see local, state or federal government taking preventive action? Did you hear any of the debaters bring this subject up?


20 posted on 10/19/2011 12:15:08 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

FBI! ... Shucks, these ‘Moccasins’ need to be residents of GITMO for a while, like the two ‘visitors’ who were caught casing the nuclear fuels plant in Erwin, TN.


21 posted on 10/19/2011 12:16:27 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: NoLibZone
Call me crazy, but I'm seeing SJS (Sudden Jihad Syndrome) all over the place.

5.56mm

22 posted on 10/19/2011 12:19:23 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: DannyTN

Imagine how many people could be killed by poisoning the public water supply in a large city! They may have gone into the courthouse looking for the water system documents. Looking for weak spots, like auxiliary pump/chlorination stations, where they could introduce poisons.

I’ve run a public water supply for almost 30 years, and this is extremely frightening!!!!!


23 posted on 10/19/2011 12:23:47 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NoLibZone

Trying to find applications for instate tuition, had to be. Just poor miss-informed people move on. |LOL


24 posted on 10/19/2011 12:36:14 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: NoLibZone

They’ll be nice and respectful of them, and then let them go.

Short of having blown up something, these guy always seem to get a blissful sendoff no matter what.


25 posted on 10/19/2011 12:51:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obyema 2012 - he has addition deficit disorder... (not my line, but a great one to repeat))
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To: NoLibZone

San Antonio has to deal with another “religion of peace” activist somewhere in the “Heavens above Amarillo” on Southwest Airlines Flight 3683.


26 posted on 10/19/2011 12:54:31 PM PDT by dancusa (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. W. Churchill)
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To: NoLibZone

Let me guess, the U.S. Government gave these foreigners free passes into the U.S., they flew in on first class seats, as TSA greeted them at the airport with warm smile, while grandma and her 6 year old grandson were sniffed by dogs, scanned, x-rayed, stripped and groped while traveling to Aunt Betty’s house.


27 posted on 10/19/2011 1:11:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NEMDF

According to the LA Times: “Three of the men’s names match those on an FBI watch list, Bennett said. The names, which have not been released, are not common, he said.”


28 posted on 10/19/2011 4:05:39 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:


MySanAntonio.com: "OFFICIALS SAY BREAK-IN AT COURTHOUSE WAS NOT TERRORISM" (SNIPPET: "Officials had earlier stated the men, all in their mid-20s, were from Morocco but corrected themselves later in the day, saying they had French driver's licenses and passports. The French consulate in Dallas has been notified of the incident, they said. The group had been in the United States since Sept. 10 on 90-day tourist visas, visiting New York, Miami and travelling across the country in the RV." SNIPPET: "Facebook profile pictures that match the names of the five suspects depict energetic, goofy men wearing trendy sunglasses, T-shirts, sneakers and baseball caps. On one suspect's page an album titled "11 septembre 2011" stated it was taken in New York City and displayed 10 snapshots of at least four of the men posing in Times Square, flexing with a masked Spiderman, laughing in Central Park and riding a ferry.") (Updated October 19, 2011, 7:17 p.m.) (Read More...)
LA TIMES Blogs.com - Nation Now: "SAN ANTONIO OFFICIALS SAY BREAK-IN NOT ON WATCH LIST" (October 19, 2011, 3:30 pm) (Read More...)

MySanAntonio.com (AP): San Antonio - "OFFICIAL: TEXAS COURT BREAK-IN WORK OF BAR-HOPPERS" by Paul J. Weber, (AP) (SNIPPET: "All the men are in their 20s and are expected to be charged with burglary. Although their visas listed French addresses, authorities said they were not sure of their original nationalities." SNIPPET: "Authorities also searched the nearby convention center where dozens of top U.S. intelligence officials were attending a conference, including Michael Vickers, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence.") (Updated October 19, 2011, 05:40 p.m.) (Read More...)
Radio.WOAI.com: "NO TERRORIST TIES SEEN IN COURTHOUSE ARRESTS" by Jim Forsyth (SNIPPET: "Officials in San Antonio now say that five men who were born in Morocco and live in France were not involved in any terrorism or threatening activities when they were arrested after breaking into a fourth floor courtroom in the historic Bexar County Courthouse in downtown San Antonio early today.") (October 19, 2011) (Read More...)

Link [Note: Includes Video and Photos] (Read More...)

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29 posted on 10/19/2011 6:09:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: NoLibZone

My moonbat baby (half) sister is married to a Moroccan. During all the years of the Bush administration, he couldn’t obtain a visa to visit the US. Interestingly enough, he was finally granted one last year.

Surprise, surprise...


30 posted on 10/19/2011 6:40:55 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Cindy

CORRECTION to to post no. 29

Correcting title....say break-in SUSPECTS not on watch list


31 posted on 10/19/2011 10:24:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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