Nuance: Iraqi currency, “explosive device” found in stolen car, terrorism immediately ruled out

posted at 11:24 am on March 27, 2008 by Allahpundit

Probably just some kids out for a joyride who decided to come prepared in case they ran into the New Mexico chapter of the Mahdi Army. Either that or…

No, never mind. I won’t engage in any Clintonian fearmongering about the border.

The FBI is now involved in the theft of a car after it was found in Los Lunas with an explosive device and Iraqi currency inside

FBI agents say that they have ruled out terrorism…

When police arrived, they found the explosive device and less than $1,000 worth of Iraqi cash.

“We don’t know what their intentions were,” said Nuanes.

Exit question: Remind me, in which state was that border smuggling ring for Iraqi illegal immigrants operating again? Oh, right, right. Maybe the bomb just sort of got mixed up in someone’s luggage?


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FBI agents say that they have ruled out terrorism…

Uh, OK. I feel much better now. It’s good to know that there are just a bunch of freelancers out there with no specific agenda riding around with explosives.

flipflop on March 27, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Now this is Change you can believe in.

Don’t worry, I’m sure Horatio Sanz Governor Richardson is all over this.

Vote Sauron 08 on March 27, 2008 at 11:29 AM

This CAIR training the FBI got is really paying off.

BL@KBIRD on March 27, 2008 at 11:30 AM

Are the people protecting us really this clueless or do they just want us to think they are?

FBI agents say that they have ruled out terrorism…

“We don’t know what their intentions were,” said Nuanes.

But they have ruled out terrorism.

Sue on March 27, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Nothing to see here, just move along.

JFS61 on March 27, 2008 at 11:35 AM

Sorry, I lack the nuanced commentary of other HotAir members, so if I may be painfully plainspoken: is the FBI a complete and total waste of time and money?

Jaibones on March 27, 2008 at 11:38 AM

FBI agents say that they have ruled out terrorism…

They have a nasty habit of saying that and I don’t believe them for a minute. Joel Hinrichs, Hussein Zorkot, Utah mall shooting?

Afterimage on March 27, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Oh, I forgot the USF “fireworks” boys.

Afterimage on March 27, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Jaibones on March 27, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Is it a government agency?

Sorry to answer with a question but….

Oldnuke on March 27, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Is this the same FBI that ignored warnings about foreign students learning to fly big airplanes but weren’t interested in learning to land them?

Oldnuke on March 27, 2008 at 11:41 AM

They’re just hardworking people making the bombs Americans won’t.

PattyJ on March 27, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Ya know, I don’t think I wanna be there when it REALLY is terrorism. Do they think they are preventing public panic? I don’t know about you, but a reminder every now and then keeps the senses tuned in rather than tuned out.

andysdick on March 27, 2008 at 11:45 AM

Buckle up; it is going to be a bumpy ride !

saiga on March 27, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Sue on March 27, 2008 at 11:33 AM

A very common logical fallacy. People will often say that they don’t know what something is, but they know what it isn’t.

It isn’t true of course, you can’t know what something isn’t and not know what it is at the same time. Nevertheless, this tells you what their preconceived notions are going to be going into the investigation.

apollyonbob on March 27, 2008 at 11:46 AM

How can it be this:

FBI agents say that they have ruled out terrorism

And also this:

We don’t know what their intentions were,” said Nuanes. “We don’t know what they were planning on doing with any of this”

I dunno…I really should give the FBI the benefit of the doubt.

JetBoy on March 27, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Si, se puede!

RushBaby on March 27, 2008 at 11:48 AM

It could be rogue currency dealers. Navajos, maybe.

Tantor on March 27, 2008 at 11:48 AM

You aren’t saying they were ……

tarpon on March 27, 2008 at 11:49 AM

I see “Purchase Iraqi Dinars!” banner ads frequently on right wing blogs.

Might be a good place to start the investigation.

Probably already has begun.

alphie on March 27, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Are the people protecting us really this clueless or do they just want us to think they are?

Sue on March 27, 2008 at 11:33 AM

A very interesting question. Arguably the FBI may routinely dismiss ‘terrorism’ so as not to stir up the press and the public, while continuing to investigate a case like this, which is prima facie evidence of Islamist terrorism, to the fullest. Maybe they also want to lull accomplices or cell members into thinking they are free and clear.

Let us hope so.

MrLynn on March 27, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Silly me, but isn’t the purpose of an explosive device to terrorise and isn’t the intent of terrorising a terrorist event? Me thinks the FBI is trying to keep the terror statistics down so it looks like they’re doing their job.

TooTall on March 27, 2008 at 11:55 AM

“These arent the droids youre looking for”…

Viper1 on March 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM

What’s the FBI going to call it when middle eastern nationals take over an elementary school and start lopping off kid’s heads on national tv?

BowHuntingTexas on March 27, 2008 at 11:59 AM

“These arent the droids youre looking for”…

Viper1 on March 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM

heh…

JetBoy on March 27, 2008 at 11:59 AM

“Four planes were hijacked and three of them flown into buildings. The FBI has already ruled out terrorism.”

frankj on March 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM

It’s “undocumented visitors”, ya racists!

Chuck Schick on March 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM

STOP IT! You are all acting like “typical white persons.”

CyberCipher on March 27, 2008 at 12:01 PM

What a crazy, mixed up world.

Akzed on March 27, 2008 at 12:05 PM

:shakeshead:
wth is going on with the FBI!!

trailortrash on March 27, 2008 at 12:06 PM

I wonder…if there is another act of terrorism in this country, would this be counted as “not connecting the dots”?

Because that kind of description strikes me as a ridiculous understatement. This is willful blindness.

Nessuno on March 27, 2008 at 12:16 PM

I see “Purchase Iraqi Dinars!” banner ads frequently on right wing blogs.

Might be a good place to start the investigation.

Probably already has begun.

alphie on March 27, 2008 at 11:50 AM

HAHAHA

kcluva on March 27, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Iraqi currency? “Collectibles”, war souvenirs; somebody just back from Iraq.

Explosive device? A potato gun? A two liter bottle of carbonated beverage and mentos?

rockhauler on March 27, 2008 at 12:16 PM

A very common logical fallacy. People will often say that they don’t know what something is, but they know what it isn’t.

It isn’t true of course, you can’t know what something isn’t and not know what it is at the same time.

How do you figure? I have an object. I don’t know what it is, but I know it’s not an apple or a roll of tape. Because I know what apples and rolls of tape looks like, and they don’t look like the thing I have.

Farmer_Joe on March 27, 2008 at 12:29 PM

I’m a tad confused as to why they had Iraqi currency. What use is it?

Almost smells like a set-up…

LimeyGeek on March 27, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Oldnuke on March 27, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Indeed; the very same.

Jaibones on March 27, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Move along; nothing to see here.

RobCon on March 27, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Somewhat on topic: Suspicious devices found at university of North Florida

tlynch001 on March 27, 2008 at 12:43 PM

What else did they find? A koran with a scrawled map to the White House with a red X and “boom boom goes here allah ackbar” ?

A trail of evidence even Clouseau could follow, perhaps even our FBI and ‘intelligence community’.

LimeyGeek on March 27, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Are the people protecting us really this clueless or do they just want us to think they are?
FBI agents say that they have ruled out terrorism…
“We don’t know what their intentions were,” said Nuanes.
But they have ruled out terrorism.
Sue on March 27, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Well put, Sue. Pretty much word-for-word what i was fixin to write.

“It’s absolutely NOT terrorism folks…nothing to see hear…not the droids yer lookin fer…move along.”

Mike D. on March 27, 2008 at 1:02 PM

J. Edgar Hoover is spinning in his grave so much that the cemetery looks tilled.

- The Cat

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NTWR on March 27, 2008 at 1:12 PM

Listen, if they pulled over everyone with an explosive device and Iraqi money in the car, it would be choas…c’mon, blowing this way out of proportion, you’re telling me no one on this post has that in their car?
The FBI has enough to worry about then this common occurrence. Ha, and someone thinks Iraqi money and explosive devices are used for terrorism…these conspiracy nuts come out of the wood work.
Why would anyone in their RIGHT mind think Iraqi money and explosive device has any correlation? What event has ever happened that would cause people to jump to that conclusion…

right2bright on March 27, 2008 at 1:14 PM

The FBI have been sampling evidence again.

This could easily be some prankster that collects Iraqi currency, and the explosive device was just a coincidence. Doesn’t Audi now include explosive devices in their coupe?

Hening on March 27, 2008 at 1:17 PM

“FBI agents say that they have ruled out terrorism…”

I’m glad affirmative action is working out so well…… The FBI has indeed hired the mentally retarded challenged.

Seven Percent Solution on March 27, 2008 at 1:19 PM

The FBI is now involved in the theft of a car after it was found in Los Lunas with an explosive device and Iraqi currency inside.

Los Lunas, huh? There’s yet another clue: Lunas … moon … moon god … allah … islam … connect the dots.

Tony737 on March 27, 2008 at 1:26 PM

Iraqi currency, “explosive device” found in stolen car, terrorism immediately ruled out

Of course they ruled out terrorism. They know what they are doing.

We are fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.

Unless we surrendered over there. We didn’t surrender over there did we? That’s the only way I can think of that they could get over here from over there.

I really don’t think there is any thing to worry about over here.

MB4 on March 27, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Aren’t these the same bozos who also ruled out terrorism when they noticed that there were a bunch of Muslims taking flying lessons, paying cash for them, sleeping during “landing” class, and turning down the offers for job placement assistance?

Kafir on March 27, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Ruled out terrorist ? Don’t know their intentions ? We don’t need no stinkin’ intentions!

Johan Klaus on March 27, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Aren’t these the same bozos

Kafir on March 27, 2008 at 1:38 PM

No, I think this is a new set of Bozos.

The other set of Bozos is probably enjoying their retirement pay in some resort community.

MB4 on March 27, 2008 at 1:43 PM

JihadWatch is now running a contest as to the best non-terrorist explanation as to what 2 Iraqis might do with a bomb, currency and a stolen car

infidelpride on March 27, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Wait, where is Karl Rove?

right2bright on March 27, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Maybe it was a rental car, and it fell out of the pockets of one of these three guys.

right2bright on March 27, 2008 at 1:57 PM

JihadWatch is now running a contest as to the best non-terrorist explanation as to what 2 Iraqis might do with a bomb, currency and a stolen car

infidelpride on March 27, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Getting ready for the Democrat national convention?

The currency is for Hillary to buy off as many of the super delegates as she can.

The bomb is to blow up the super delages that she can not buy off.

And the stolen car is for her to make her get away if she loses anyway.

MB4 on March 27, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Holy Schneikes!! My confidence in the Feds just shot up an entire .00001%

Great work guys! Going back to sleep now, don’t worry ’bout us lil ole citizen types that still have brains between our ears…

Maquis on March 27, 2008 at 3:51 PM

Headline for Jihad Watch:

LUNATICS MOON LOS LUNAS!

Can I get banned for excessive bolding?

Maquis on March 27, 2008 at 4:01 PM

I can’t believe I missed this thread here when it was fresh.

Here is what I posted over at FR when it WAS fresh;
What REALLY happened:

They work for Bill Richardson.

He pays them with some of his Saddam “Oil for food” cash.

They stole the car because theirs broke down, and they didn’t want to be late for work as they are VERY dedicated workers.

They are Rail Runner Workers (Richardson’s choo-choo train debacle for those of you unfamiliar with what is likely to be the biggest boondoggle in New Mexico history).

Explosives are for the blasting necessary to make the new grade for the tracks up La Bajada hill. (Steep hill between Albuquerque and Santa Fe)

Pretty simple when you think about it;
Definitely not terrorism.

LegendHasIt on March 28, 2008 at 9:33 PM