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Feds arrest man allegedly heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide mission
Fox News ^ | 2/17/12 | Mike Levine

Posted on 02/17/2012 11:04:44 AM PST by exbrit

Authorities have arrested a man allegedly on his way to the U.S. Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack on one of the nation's most symbolic landmarks, Fox News has learned exclusively. The man, in his 30s and of Moroccan descent, was nabbed following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, initiated after he expressed interest in conducting an attack. It's unclear how the FBI learned of his aspirations. The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/17/feds-arrest-man-heading-to-us-capitol-for-suicide-mission/#ixzz1mfOJC9V5

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TOPICS: Government; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; fbi; foiled; jihad; jttf; morocco; shadowwars; threatmatrix; uscapitol

1 posted on 02/17/2012 11:04:51 AM PST by exbrit
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To: exbrit

Sorry if this posts several times, had major problems with internet connection as I was trying to post


2 posted on 02/17/2012 11:07:41 AM PST by exbrit
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To: exbrit
...a suicide attack on one of the nation's most symbolic landmarks

on a landmark or at a landmark?

3 posted on 02/17/2012 11:09:18 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: exbrit

Sure hate for anything bad to happen to the BUILDING. I’d also hate for Reid and Pelosi to be out of town.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 11:10:04 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: exbrit

“Moroccan descent”

Yup. . .as suspected. . .one of those Amish Moroccan’s.

Nasty people. . .


5 posted on 02/17/2012 11:12:51 AM PST by Hulka
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To: exbrit
Hey, that excuse never works for me!

You aren't anywhere near my record yet anyway, LOL

6 posted on 02/17/2012 11:14:47 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: exbrit
It's unclear how the FBI learned of his aspirations.

He was probably masquerading as a Baptist.

7 posted on 02/17/2012 11:18:17 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: exbrit
The man, in his 30s and of Moroccan descent,

Simply another adherent to the Religion of Peace.

With these characteristics, this is why we must not profile at the airports./s

8 posted on 02/17/2012 11:18:17 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: exbrit

MSM STORY CORRECTION- “ a Pennsylvania man, angry over the steel mills closing and women having access to contraceptives, headed to Washington, clinging to his guns and his religion ...he thought that the FBI members accompanying him were actually members of the Tea Party”


9 posted on 02/17/2012 11:24:28 AM PST by almcbean
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To: exbrit

Im surprised Soetoro didnt let the attack place. A terror attack during an election year would be in keeping with the Soetoro credo; “never let a good crisis go to waste”...


11 posted on 02/17/2012 11:25:44 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: cardinal4

Too early.

Watch for this around late October.

never let a crisis go to waste......


20 posted on 02/17/2012 11:27:29 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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I dont know how I added all those posts. Stupid laptop..


21 posted on 02/17/2012 11:28:50 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: exbrit
“. . .he had been praying at a mosque in the Washington area”
Pray tell . ..which bastion of Islamic peace would this mosque be? Dar al-Hijrah in Falls Church VA , you know, dearly departed al-Awlaki’s haunt? . . .or perhaps the nearby Islamic Saudi Academy, from which valedictiorian Ahmed Abu Ali, serving a life sentence for conspiring with Al Qaeda to assassinate President Bush, , whose director suppressed report of sexual abuse of a five-year-old child?
22 posted on 02/17/2012 11:29:38 AM PST by wtd
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To: cardinal4

I’m not sure if your multiple posts were caused by a server glitch, or if they are merely an effective use of hyperbole. The more times I read it, the more I agree with it. :)


23 posted on 02/17/2012 11:31:33 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: Texas resident

Yes, these days Everyone not just the candidates have to worry about an “October Surprise”....


24 posted on 02/17/2012 11:33:52 AM PST by GraceG
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To: exbrit

Sounds like the same kind of undercover operation as Oklahoma City, only the feds let the perps follow through at the Murrah Building.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 11:35:00 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Should a constitution protect government from the individual, or the individual from government?)
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To: exbrit

Authorities nabbed the would-be killer, who was carrying a vest supposedly packed with explosives in Washington D.C.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-allegedly-en-route-u-s-capitol-suicide-mission-arrested-feds-report-article-1.1024464#ixzz1mfVnJzaB


26 posted on 02/17/2012 11:35:32 AM PST by kcvl
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“It is with a heavy heart and a sense of foreboding that I suspend Habeus Corpus and the 2012 elections and all other civil liberties for the duration of the emergency. As your President I hope this will not be a long period..”


27 posted on 02/17/2012 11:37:10 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: MestaMachine

TM ping and see post 22


28 posted on 02/17/2012 11:37:19 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: crosshairs

“I’d also hate for Reid and Pelosi to be out of town.”

Yeah, me too. And we can ALWAYS count on hussein being gone on fundraisers or golf outings.


29 posted on 02/17/2012 11:39:27 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: cardinal4

Going for the record??

Too much coffee makes me shake too. ;>)

Try decaf.


30 posted on 02/17/2012 11:40:25 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: exbrit

Ron Paul?...........


31 posted on 02/17/2012 11:41:38 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: exbrit

Another suicide mission begins.

32 posted on 02/17/2012 11:47:18 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: exbrit

The most effective anti-terror measure we could take would simply be to ban all travelers from Mid-East and N.African countries.


33 posted on 02/17/2012 11:52:40 AM PST by PGR88
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To: exbrit
I remain troubled by the ratio of these supposed attacks thwarted to successful attacks carried out. It just doesn't seem possible to me to thwart all of them.

ML/NJ

34 posted on 02/17/2012 12:07:25 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Hulka

Repeat after me ..... “We are not at war with Islam. Islam is the religion of peace.”


35 posted on 02/17/2012 12:35:00 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: exbrit

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/fbi-arrests-man-suspected-plotting-attack-capitol-191246958.html ... backup link


36 posted on 02/17/2012 12:44:34 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: exbrit
Feds arrest man allegedly heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide mission

Is this about a conservative??

37 posted on 02/17/2012 1:35:11 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

I’m with you. This smells like a false flag from start to finish. It wasn’t 30 minutes after I saw the report on this incident until a bunch of senators including Lieberman and Miss Lindsay came out and got in front of the microphone to annouonce they are supporting an attack on Iran. If you can add two and two you can figure this one out.


38 posted on 02/17/2012 1:49:17 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I heard Linseed and Bawney Fwank have a thing for each other.


39 posted on 02/17/2012 1:55:05 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Should a constitution protect government from the individual, or the individual from government?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
They gave the guy a "suicide vest" that had been disarmed and a gun.

He didn't even have a gun?

CNN said something about he was arrested for having "weapons of Mass distruction", but they gave it to him. How is one suicide vest, even if functional, a weapon of mass distruction?

40 posted on 02/17/2012 1:59:24 PM PST by carenot (We'd rather hold on to the myth than fight for the reality)
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To: exbrit

His motives have been traced to a TEA Party member’s comment about Congress’ role in making our deficits explode.


41 posted on 02/17/2012 2:00:13 PM PST by Cementjungle
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The gun they gave him didn’t work either.


42 posted on 02/17/2012 2:01:37 PM PST by carenot (We'd rather hold on to the myth than fight for the reality)
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To: All

here is what we know..
This guy just waltzed into the country and wanted to hook up with AQ to kill Jews and infidels.. How many more of these sleepers do we have.. well aside from the one sitting in the oval office..


43 posted on 02/17/2012 2:19:24 PM PST by newnhdad (Soylent green is people..)
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To: carenot

The govt must think we are all stupid. They go out and find some dumb azz muzzie who says “Oh yeh I’d love to blow something up”. Then they build and arm him with a device he never would have gotten or built on his own. This whole thing IMO is to gin up support for attacking Iran. Barry is going in there before the Fall to try to get himself re-elected. Meanwhile the govt keeps us plebes all scared to death so they can have the TSA patdowns,Patriot Act, the internet kill switch, the martial law and everything else they need to install the police state.


44 posted on 02/17/2012 2:36:47 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: exbrit; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Those crazy Amish...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


45 posted on 02/17/2012 5:18:55 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: carenot

The gun they gave him didn’t work either.

He should have known that when he went to kill
his suppliers, which should have been the first
thing on his list, ok the second thing.

To do list.
1. get explosives.
2. Kill witnesses.
3. Blow up.

I mean, it’s not like he was going to need them
to resupply him after step 3.


46 posted on 02/17/2012 5:25:33 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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