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L.A. arson probe: Fire-starting materials found in van, police say (Detained suspect from Germany)
LA Times ^ | 1/2/12 | Andrew Blankstein, Richard Winton and Ari Bloomekatz

Posted on 01/02/2012 8:57:13 AM PST by jimbo123

Los Angeles Police Department detectives found materials that could have been used to set fires inside the minivan of a "person of interest" detained for questioning in the recent string of L.A. arson fires, law enforcement sources told The Times.

The sources did not reveal details but said detectives confiscated “evidence and materials” that suggest the individual had the ability to ignite some or all of the blazes.

Little is known about the man. Sources said the the minivan had Canadian license plates but that detectives believe the man might originally be from Germany.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arson
Detained suspect is from Germany. Entered the U.S. from Canada.
1 posted on 01/02/2012 8:57:21 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Ah, ist der Fire-vegnugen.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 9:03:02 AM PST by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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To: jimbo123

Blame Canada!

(For Meatloaf Segal)...


3 posted on 01/02/2012 9:04:09 AM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: jimbo123

Really? Betcha his name’s Abdul, either that or he has a cousin named Abdul.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 9:06:22 AM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: jimbo123

Still betting on an OWS connection.....


5 posted on 01/02/2012 9:06:37 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: jimbo123

Fairfax & Sunset... that’s just a couple blocks from Chateau Marmont.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 9:07:50 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: jimbo123

7 posted on 01/02/2012 9:07:58 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: G Larry

Photo of the suspect in custody here. Looks like the typical lefist OWS POS muslim sympathizer Obama groupie.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8487348


8 posted on 01/02/2012 9:09:23 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Detained suspect is from Germany. Entered the U.S. from Canada.

Baader-Meinhof Group ?

9 posted on 01/02/2012 9:20:06 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: jimbo123

islamism, or its facilitation....


10 posted on 01/02/2012 9:20:53 AM PST by onedoug
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To: jimbo123

The leftist groups behind OWS are international. Could be a German leftist-anarchist, who decided to join the party.

And some of these guys just travel around for the fun and excitement. I was at a New Year’s party with some of my progressive in-laws, and one of them (age 29) had already mentioned that he had been at Occupy Burlington for a number of nights, and also went down to Occupy NYC for a long weekend. Anyway, he now mentioned that he had been at Occupy Oakland when they shut down the port for a day.

He said, as I would have expected, that the Longshoremen were happy to cooperate. Since they didn’t have time for a formal strike vote, it wasn’t an official strike, but the union leaders told them they were welcome to observe the picket lines informally.

What was he doing there? Just excited to be helping out, in his crazy way. What good did he think he was accomplishing? Something about blocking imports, so the local farmers could do better, I think. And why did he spend the money to fly all the way to Oakland? I suppose it was kind of like a holiday vacation.


11 posted on 01/02/2012 9:21:48 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Eh, the Red Brigades were a pretty long time ago.

As a guess I’d go with radical Eco-terrorism, especially the focus on cars.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 9:22:13 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
Like the ELF ?

13 posted on 01/02/2012 9:25:27 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: jimbo123

I betting on ecoterrorism.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 9:25:56 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: jimbo123
"Detained suspect is from Germany"

Or Turkey...

15 posted on 01/02/2012 9:26:48 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: jimbo123

More barbarians.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 9:32:19 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: jimbo123

Click here.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/feature?section=news/local&id=8486086

Then hit + twice in the upper left of the map. Then click their down arrow 3 times. You should be able to see Sunset and Fairfax where he was arrested. Lot of fires around there.

You can navigate around with the arrows. There is a big cluster of fires to the north, too. Maybe he has 2 HQ locations or a friend at one.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 9:34:13 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: jimbo123

If he set any of the fires I hope he never sees day light again. From Germany? WTF, OWS is nothing but a front for international Marxism. Germany will not be happy about this.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 9:41:28 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Right Wing Assault

http://spreadsheets.latimes.com/la-arsons/


19 posted on 01/02/2012 9:46:06 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: jimbo123
Atta lived in Germany and studied there......IIRC

Need more information. Is he amish??

20 posted on 01/02/2012 9:47:29 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

That pony tail will serve him well in L.A. County lockup.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 10:11:50 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: onedoug

Doesn’t sound like it and never did.

TMZ says there are indications he is mad that his mother was being deported from the US.


22 posted on 01/02/2012 10:19:46 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
He looks like an ethnic German to me, or Caucasian European of some sort.

Could be Baader-Meinhof, or maybe an Earth-Firster type, i.e. a person who has violent tendencies and grabs onto a Leftist political "cause" to justify his behavior.

Otoh the article says he has some kind of "immigration" issue with a relative.

23 posted on 01/02/2012 10:20:26 AM PST by shhrubbery!
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To: jpsb

I’m sure German prisons are a lot nicer than those here.

Indications that he was mad that his mother was being deported from the USA

http://www.tmz.com/2012/01/02/la-arson-arrested-arsonist/#.TwHxbpgqOCQ

8:00 AM PT: There are reports the man may be a German national, who is angry that his mother is being deported from the US. An immigration agent helped identify him.


24 posted on 01/02/2012 10:22:24 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: shhrubbery!

Said he is a “Steven Segal look alike” [eek].

Mad that his mother was being deported from the USA. {this won’t help her].


25 posted on 01/02/2012 10:24:32 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

facilitation


26 posted on 01/02/2012 11:15:48 AM PST by onedoug
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To: jimbo123

Do a search on car burnings in Berlin and Hamburg. Left wing anarchists have burned hundreds there in the past few years. Looks like the same MO to me. And no, they’re not muzzies (at least as far as the motivation is concerned).


27 posted on 01/02/2012 2:55:14 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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I was living in Berlin during the recent spate of car burnings.....it’s lefty anarchists behind it. Last I’d heard, the Polizei arrested someone for it. Targeting luxury cars typically; you know, a kind of “screw the rich” sort of thing.


28 posted on 01/02/2012 5:58:58 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: OKSooner; jimbo123; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Sarah Barracuda; Zionist Conspirator; ...
Betcha his name's Abdul, either that or he has a cousin named Abdul.

I wouldn't go that far, but I think at this time the PC Los Angeles Times and other MSM outlets may be withholding his name because it sounds Arabic or Muslim.

Just speculation at this point. But it should be noted that (1) arson is not an unusual M. O. for Islamists in Europe, (2) there are a significant number of Islamists in Germany (as in other western European nations), and (3) the arsonist(s) seem)(s) to be active in neighborhoods with significant Jewish populations.

29 posted on 01/02/2012 6:06:23 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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He is 24 year old Harry Burkhart..guess he was pissed his mama was about to get her ass deported. You know how it is, illegals always think of themselves as victims


30 posted on 01/02/2012 6:47:31 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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