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Posted on 06/17/2011 4:50:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
ARLINGTON, Va. Authorities took one person into custody and closed roads around the Pentagon Friday after a "suspicious device" was found in a car, NBC News reported.
One or two other suspects who "fled the scene" on foot were being hunted by police, according to NBC News' Jim Miklaszewski.
Although it was not immediately clear what the device was, one official told NBC News that "it looks like a bomb."
The incident brought traffic to a standstill in the area.
NBCWashington.com reported that the suspicious vehicle was discovered on Washington Boulevard.
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“WMAL says presser coming up. Arrest made of man w/backpack full of nitrate/shells/AQ materials”
Muslim Arab man shouting “Kill the infidel Crusaders” but terrorism is not suspected. Probably all a mere coincidence. Police looking at a possible Lutheran connection.
I was very spooked because from the upstairs dining room, you could see the fireworks over the city on the 4th. A good vantage point for AQ to witness(and or photograph) any havoc and chaos they might cause.
The place was full of robed,bearded men. Very unsettling to say the least.
Is today a particularly significant day to Muslims for some reason? Or maybe this is just the standard warm up for Friday prayers.
St. Augustine is rumored to have said about the Christian liturgy, “he who sings prays twice.” I guess for Muslims, it’s “he who destroys, kills and commits acts of savagery ...”
It’s probably just a Moslem that likes to visit our nations capital and take in all the history and sites.
barry might need to change his golf plans today..
Yes, my two boys used to beg me to ride on 110 so they could see the firepower on the roadside.
You should see Tysons Corner on the weekends. What gets me is these people are utter shopaholics. However, the women are always being followed or led by their husbands and entire family in tow. The women defintely don’t seem to be allowed out to shop alone.
But they’re outfitted well — designer shoes, handbags, makeup ..you name it.
WTOP reports initial check did not show signs of ammonium nitrate.
Canuck protester with extra inventory escaping Vancouver & suffering an auto breakdown?
Alert for the DC chapter locals (not sure who all that might be so possible ping?) Please be careful out there!
And if anything happens to either Arlington or Iwo Jima memorial. . . .
(On the humorous side, I think you’ll enjoy the surveillance photo posted above.)
It’s a dry run.
I’m sure it was because he was behind on his mortgage.
I never trust initial reports on any incident. WTOP says nada; WMAL says “several.” Once DHS checks in, Janet will complain that profiling was done just because the arrested perp is a Muslim male under 35.
Apparantly it’s not a dry run at all, but a very ‘wet’ run.
Yet..somehow the libs don’t see anything wrong with the lack of women’s rights in Islam. Years ago(before 911 and before Bush) the libs didn’t say one word when the Taliban was killing woman and children in stadiums in Afghanistan. They didn’t say one word when women were not allowed to attend schools there or that the Taliban was running the country with a bloody Islamic iron fist or that people were starving to death and begging on the streets....BUT BOY.....when they blew up the Budda statues...ONLY THEN DID THEY HAVE A FIT!
John Kerry even went to the floor of the senate to bemoan the destruction of the historical statues. Meanwhile..the killing of innocents and the helping of AQ plan 911 went on unnoticed.
Go figure....(eye roll)
Why not. All these sons-of-b*^%ches want to do is cause death and destruction to as many people as they can.
I live in the WDC area. This whole place is a center for moozlums (especially Arlington and Fairfax counties). There mosques all over the place and various moozlum schools. When (and if) the SHTF it will be interesting. At least most are easily recognizable (not that i would profile, of course, because that would be wrong).
I confess, I profile. It is good I am not with any LEA or I would be prosecuted to the maximum. Heck, profiling is great tool to find out who the enemy is. So you have me red-handed, I profile.
Janet sent her FBI gal pal to put a lid on all info....presser now. It would appear that the FBI is trying to take over and do the usual PC spin.
You don't have to go even that far. Look at how they defend Anthony Weiner. Talk about disrespectful. Weiner looks at women as sex objects for his own self-gratification. He strokes his ego by sending disgusting photos of himself to women he doesn't even know, carries on disrespectful sexual conversations with them, and then jerks off to it. In Weiner's mind, women are good for one thing only - his own selfishness.
Have you seen a single liberal come out and condemn Weiner for his treatment of women? Instead, you get Barbara Walters making excuses for him and Chrissy Mathews actually blaming his wife for his 'indiscretions'.
My lib sis was defending Weiner the other day. When I told her it amounted to sexual harrassment, she got real quiet. It’s hard to have any respect for her views anymore. Before she started worshipping Obama...she was more of a liberterian...now she is a hopeless Obot. Very sad.
Saw the backed up traffic around the Pentagon. What a mess.
Oh, don't be so sure about that. I hear the Mennonites have been pretty rowdy lately. But we don't want to jump to any conclusions.
At least if you’re in your car, you can get out and run! In Metro, you are trapped, a sitting target.
Or a distraction.
Woah, WOAH, WOAH here.
Are you tellin' me I've been in the wrong, all my life???!?
“Are you tellin’ me I’ve been in the wrong, all my life?”
Well, Laz, maybe just wrong about spelling! Woah? 8^)
The radio news was reporting that despite the gridlock, Metro service was continuing at the Pentagon and Pentagon City stops. I have to admit, there’s a *certain* stop on the blue and yellow lines that always causes concern, and I can’t wait till the train moves on from there. (then again it’s a good year when I take Metro 3x)
“There is no specific suspicious package at this point (that) I’m aware of. However, because of the proximity of the vehicle to the Pentagon and the activities of the person in the cemetery we’re handling it as such,” Schlosser said.
Authorities have found nothing suspicious in a vehicle that was found near the Pentagon this morning or on a man that was taken into custody overnight in the Arlington Cemetery, an FBI official said.
Police closed roads around the Pentagon early this morning after discovering the vehicle off Washington Boulevard. Authorities are in the process of reopening the roads.
Interesting how "suspicious" turns into "never mind" so often around this town. I wonder what was really in the vehicle?
Woah, you know, the dude in the Bible with a hairlip.
From Lalit K Jha Washington, Jun 17 (PTI) An American national, apparently of Ethiopian origin...
Whatever you do, don’t go anywhere east of Capitol South on the Blue Line unless you have a body guard. Did it once. Won’t do it again.
I flew to NC last week and back this week to see my son. He asked how the flight was because I was in such a foul mood when I arrived.
The answer? “I don’t feel free anymore.”
I’ve flown all over the world for years even post 9/11 but I have never felt so violated, manipulated and abused as this last trip.
The summer season has always sucked with all the amateur travelers and whining kids but this was the worst trip ever. Adding to it, the united - Continental merger ruined at least one good airline.
Whoa! I forgot all about Woah! Wasn’t he Noah’s cousin, twice removed? Twice removed from what? The Arkh, I think.
Uh oh. Did someone publish a picture of Martin Luther with a bomb on his head?
Fox News reports suspect is a Marine Lance Corporal Reservist and a muslim. Nothing to see here, move along.
Fox News further reports bomb squad at suspect’s home in Alexandria community called Autumn Chase.
Thank You for the updates.
Bomb squad investigators and bomb-sniffing dogs also searched the man's home in the Autumn Chase neighborhood of Fairfax County, where he lives with his parents. Bomb techs reportedly went into the home without a search warrant due to a possible public safety threat. They determined there was no threat and were waiting for a warrant to continue searching. No neighbors had to be evacuated.
It's just "the hood" to me ~ all familiar territory. The world's largest wood roofed building is still there. There's a hospital. A university is being built. The mall is being totally redone ~ they'll shortly be ripping that area to pieces, and, for a sort of topping on it all, we have two major interchanges around here that cost at least $1 billion each!
To pin the area down more specifically, it's roughly at the intersection of I95, I395, I495, Springfield Bypass, Franconia Road, Old Keene Mill Road, and Beulah St. Metrorail has a station there, and there are two Virginia Railway Express stations ~ one for trains bound for Manassas and the other for trains bound for Fredericksburg.
You can't miss us next time you come through.
There was a disaster and we were screwed on 9/11. With the federal government workforce out in the street + the Metro shut down, the DC police restricted the ability to exit from DC by car. We could not move for hours. I finally drove across the 14th St. Bridge when I was not supposed to, as a passenger of mine pointed out. I replied, “tough, we are going”.
I am glad I did because I was then able to see the burning hole in the Pentagon.
I see that Marine Corps recruiting has given in to PC. Given that he lives in Fairfax County + is a Muslim, he was radicalized before he ever hit the recruiting station. But as GEN Casey said after Fort Hood, a greater tragedy would be if we slowed down on “diversity” in the military.
On another note, I just received new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management directing mandatory tolerance for the transgendered in the workplace. Guys dressed as women can use the women’s bathroom + vice-versa. I’m sure that’s what those laid to rest in Arlington thought they were fighting for.
Any relation to Jeff Dunham?