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Major border crossing closed after Canadian guards find explosives in car...
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Posted on 02/16/2004 2:30:15 PM PST by MindBender26

Just the headline......


TOPICS: Breaking News; Canada; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bordersecurity; jihadnextdoor
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To: whoever
canada's a soft target, need anyone say more?
51 posted on 02/16/2004 3:23:29 PM PST by claudwitz
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To: MindBender26
Firecrackers again?

Oh wait, they call those "incindiary devices".

52 posted on 02/16/2004 3:24:07 PM PST by snopercod (When the people are ready, a master will appear.)
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To: Cagey
Great minds think alike.
53 posted on 02/16/2004 3:24:43 PM PST by snopercod (When the people are ready, a master will appear.)
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To: Republican Red
"vehicle tried to cross into Canada from the United States

Hmmmm...
I hope it's not some terrorist getting out of the US AFTER they set some explosives here.

54 posted on 02/16/2004 3:28:01 PM PST by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: FairOpinion
UPDATE UPDATE:

Lost driver shuts down border
Major U.S.-Canada border crossing closed after guards find explosive in car


The Canadian Press


Monday, February 16, 2004




SURREY, B.C. - A bizarre mix-up in directions set off an international incident at the Peace Arch border crossing south of Vancouver Monday afternoon.

RCMP say a woman from Houston, Texas tried to cross into Canada with a grenade in the glovebox of her vehicle.

RCMP spokesman Tim Shields says the border crossing was shut down for about one hour while a police explosives unit removed the grenade.

Traffic was routed a few kilometres east to Pacific Highway, which has a border crossing typically used by commercial trucks.

Shields says the 28-year-old woman was actually trying to get to Vancouver, Washington -- not Vancouver, B.C.

The woman's husband apparently works for the U.S. military and is stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington.

The woman has now been turned over to Immigration Canada.

Shields says she is apparently quite shaken by the incident, and it's likely she didn't know the grenade was in the vehicle.

He says charges are unlikely.

The Peace Arch border crossing is one of the biggest U.S.-Canada border crossings.

About eight million vehicles cross at Blaine, the northern end of Interstate 5, every year.

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/theprovince/news/story.html?id=1bed2228-ce6a-44f2-bba7-e0658be103fa
55 posted on 02/16/2004 3:29:51 PM PST by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: ml/nj
you expect editors to have a workink knowledge of geography?
56 posted on 02/16/2004 3:33:02 PM PST by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: FairOpinion
um honey, I took a wrong turn
57 posted on 02/16/2004 3:34:00 PM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: knak
That took a wrong turn explanation may still not the whole story.

Vancouver WA is a fair distance from Ft. Lewis. If trying to get to Ft. Lewis I wouldn't use "follow the signs to Vancouver (WA or BC)" directions.
58 posted on 02/16/2004 3:37:31 PM PST by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: knak
"story on fox says it was a grenade"

Nothing too see here....just a good ole boy out for some fishing..........

59 posted on 02/16/2004 3:38:19 PM PST by spokeshave (She said one of the men yelled after the retreating burglar: "And that's just our womenfolk.")
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To: Cagey; Lady Composer
LOL!
60 posted on 02/16/2004 3:54:43 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: FairOpinion
**Shields says the 28-year-old woman was actually trying to get to Vancouver, Washington -- not Vancouver, B.C.**

Oh please....you couldn't get south of Vacouver, WA without being in Oregon - just across the Columbia River from Portland.
If she was one of our pre-invasion operatives going into Canada - God help us. :o)
61 posted on 02/16/2004 4:19:37 PM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: MindBender26
Betcha it was a smoke grenade --- an uncontrolled and legal non-explosive smoke-emitting canister.
62 posted on 02/16/2004 4:32:43 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: daybreakcoming
Well, it is possible. If she came west on highway 20 or highway 2, when she hit I-5 there would be a sign indicating "Vancouver, B.C." It's all divided interstate freeway, and the weather has been overcast and rainy lately. Somebody who isn't that directionally gifted could just drive either 50 miles (from the junction of I-5 and highway 20) or 150 miles (from I-5 and highway 2). It's also possible, but much less likely, that she drove through Portland and simply never noticed the signs for Vancouver, WA. In any case, there's absolutely no point keeping her in Canada. She should be turned over to the American border patrol immediately and they can take it from there.
63 posted on 02/16/2004 4:34:24 PM PST by TheMole
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To: MindBender26
West of Detroit? Excuse me, how does one cross "west of Detroit?" It could be north, it could be east, it may be sligthly southwest...

Where'd they cross? Ann Arbor?
64 posted on 02/16/2004 4:37:57 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10
Duh...if the incident was in Washington State why even mention Detroit? Why not just say West of the Rockies?
65 posted on 02/16/2004 4:40:05 PM PST by madison10
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To: LizardQueen
Well, it's big to us /grin.

I understand. (I was actually up in Vergennes last week.)

ML/NJ

66 posted on 02/16/2004 5:08:13 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: TX Bluebonnet
BLaine is on the west side of the state of Washington....its not near Detroit, not even close.....

Isn't Blaine where they caught the guys before the Millenium celebration, who supposedly wanted to bomb the Space Needle?

67 posted on 02/16/2004 5:12:28 PM PST by cherry
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To: cherry
>> Isn't Blaine where they caught the guys before the Millenium celebration...

Actually I think they were taking one of the ferries, perhaps Victoria > Port Angeles. Not sure though, a whole bunch of stuff has happened since then.
68 posted on 02/16/2004 7:52:15 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (President Bush sends his regards.)
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To: FairOpinion
FUBAR
69 posted on 02/16/2004 8:04:37 PM PST by MindBender26 (For more news, first, fast and factual.... Stay tuned to your local FReeper station !!!)
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To: FairOpinion
Whoever this soldier's C.O. of that post is, he should be busted to private and thrown out of the military. Every piece of ordinance is supposed to be accounted for before he leaves the base. A rifle shell, sure, I could see that. But a grenade, no excuse.
70 posted on 02/16/2004 8:10:55 PM PST by Beck_isright ("I did not have sexual relations with that woman" - (Fill in name of Democrat here))
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To: Beck_isright
A rifle shell, sure, I could see that. But a grenade, no excuse.

Well, after all, handguns are illegal in Canada. That leaves grenades, right?

71 posted on 02/17/2004 4:38:19 AM PST by archy (Concrete shoes, cyanide, TNT! Done dirt cheap! Neckties, contracts, high voltage...Done dirt cheap!)
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To: MindBender26
Two things lept out when I saw this. First she claims that her husband is in the military and she didn't know the grenade was in the glove box. Uh-huh. I suppose he was bringing his work home, right?

Second, she claims that she was going north across the border to get to Vancouver, WASHINGTON, not Vancouver, BC. Uh-huh. Vancouver, WA is almost 300 miles in the other direction.
72 posted on 02/17/2004 6:48:40 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Never underestimate the power and omnipresence of stupidity.

:~)
73 posted on 02/17/2004 6:57:01 AM PST by MindBender26 (For more news, first, fast and factual.... Stay tuned to your local FReeper station !!!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
PS, I love my wefe, but she and a map? Oh, boy!
74 posted on 02/17/2004 6:57:45 AM PST by MindBender26 (For more news, first, fast and factual.... Stay tuned to your local FReeper station !!!)
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To: MindBender26; All
just saw the lady on fox for a second but couldn't tell her nationality??

did someone see it? did she look middle eastern?
75 posted on 02/17/2004 8:21:00 AM PST by camas
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To: camas
Betting the so called explosive was not a explosive at all, but a dummy practice grenade.

Betting the entire mess was nothing at all.

76 posted on 02/17/2004 10:10:38 AM PST by Cold Heat ("It is easier for an ass to succeed in that trade than any other." [Samuel Clemens, on lawyers])
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To: camas
A Woggie, wot?
77 posted on 02/17/2004 11:16:51 AM PST by MindBender26 (For more news, first, fast and factual.... Stay tuned to your local FReeper station !!!)
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To: Pitchfork
bye
78 posted on 02/17/2004 6:03:49 PM PST by MontanaBeth (Irritating a Democrat a day, since 1970)
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To: MindBender26
I wonder how many homes in America have explosives that are
being hiden by illegal immegrants? Today the fight against
terrorism and tomorrow we may be facing Mexico. The only problem with Mexico is they are here and packed into homes
just waiting for a fight.
Our borders have got to be closed and soon, Mexico is becoming a bigger and bigger threat to this country. We will
be fighting a war on American soil and many innocent people
will be killed because our politicians need votes.
ONE LEGAL OR ILLEGAL MEXICAN VOTE IS WORTH MORE TO OUR POLITICANS THAN THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF INNOCENTS AMERICANS. MEN,WOMEN OR CHILDREN THE POLITIICANS JUST DON'T
CARE, A VOTE AT ALL COST.
POLITICIANS WANT VOTES
DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS WANT BODY PARTS.
If the politicians don't kill us for votes the Doctors and nurses will gladly do it for body parts.
79 posted on 02/18/2004 1:44:03 PM PST by rebapiper
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To: wirestripper
you are so right, it was nothing at all.

The gal was headed to Vancouver Wash, but headed to Vancouver BC instead. She said when she got to the border she knew she was wrong, but went thro and turned around, to come back into the US. That is when they found the "gernade" which has turned out to be a paper weight filled with sand, looks like a grenade. lol

All this was in my local paper.
80 posted on 02/18/2004 9:01:57 PM PST by calawah98
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To: calawah98
Thanks for letting me know.

They would not have released the woman, stupid or not, had there been a real threat.

The Canadian Bomb squad must have had a few laughs.

81 posted on 02/18/2004 9:13:19 PM PST by Cold Heat ("It is easier for an ass to succeed in that trade than any other." [Samuel Clemens, on lawyers])
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