Skip to comments.Sorry About the Fake Bomb (U.S. Embassy Forgets "Bomb" After Drill ... Calls Bomb Squad on Itself)
Posted on 08/04/2012 11:02:28 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Sorry About the Fake Bomb
U.S. officials apologized today for mistakenly leaving a fake bomb attached to an embassy vehicle in Oslo and causing a bomb scare that led to the evacuation of the U.S. embassy, Norway's royal palace and part of downtown Oslo.
The device had been placed beneath an embassy vehicle as part of a security drill and then mistakenly left there. It was spotted by security guards at the embassy's front entrance when someone tried to drive the vehicle onto embassy grounds just after 11 a.m. local time, triggering the evacuation of the embassy and the palace, the cancellation of an international children's soccer game nearby, and an interruption of nearby subway train traffic.
Deputy State Dept. spokesperson Patrick Ventrell confirmed that the device had been used in a previous drill and then forgotten.
"This morning at our U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway," said Ventrell, "Embassy security staff identified a suspicious device in an Embassy-owned vehicle and took appropriate precautions. Upon investigation, the device was determined to be a non-threatening training device previously used in an exercise."
"We regret any disruption caused by this incident not only for visitors to the Embassy and others, but neighbors, and we take any potential threat seriously and respond immediately."
In Oslo, the U.S. ambassador apologized to police via a phone call, according to Norwegian media. An embassy spokeswoman also issued a public apology. "The Embassy regrets the uproar this caused," said Marit Andersen. "But to ensure the safety of embassy employees, visitors and our neighbors, it is necessary that we take every security threat seriously and act accordingly. The Embassy would like to express gratitude for the extremely fast and professional response from Norwegian emergency services. "
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The original Three Stooges theme song has been turned on inside my head. Now, I’ll be humming it all day.
Incompetents should NEVER be trusted with sharp objects, guns and/or bombs.
They should also NEVER be trusted with virgins, married women or any female(regardless of species).
“We regret any disruption caused by this incident not only for visitors to the Embassy and others, but neighbors,and we take any potential threat seriously and respond immediately.”
‘but neighbors’? -— maybe that’s the problem?
What are a few bombs among friends, right?
Almost makes everything funny...
Even though this incident happened because of an oversight, it does show that the security personnel are alert. The problem with a drill is that people are expecting to find something... finding something when no one is expecting it is indicative of a high level of attention to detail.
See, this is proof there will never be a grand conspiracy in US government - no one involved is bright enough to pull it off.
Well, at least give the guards credit for finding the fake bomb, and hope that they would be able to find a real one.
“Deputy State Dept. spokesperson Patrick Ventrell confirmed that the device had been used in a previous drill and then forgotten.”
Hmm, all we’ve got is a headline and this joker’s word for it.
What if they found a live one, unlike all these others they conveniently find once in a while that reportedly save untold lives thanks to Hussein?
The others only make Hussein look good.
What if this was the real McCoy, and they didn’t dare let on he could be so easily had under the NEW Secret Service?
Why should I believe THIS news story?
And I don’t care that Hussein wasn’t in the area, or SS directly involved.
Every “news” story these days has a purpose and real story, whether suppressed or significantly altered.
This sounds too weirdly convenient for something.
When the leader of the USA is incompetent, is it any surprise to see incompetence elsewhere under him?
If they’d been smart, they could have claimed it was part of the practice drill.
What’s interesting is how quickly a NAMED source responded to this.
Usually it’s from “someone close who requested anonymity....”
LOL More Keystone Koppery from the Odumbo/Clintoon administration. Pathetic amateurs.
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