Breaking: Attempted terrorist attack on int’l Northwest flight? Update: Al Qaeda link? Update: “Significant terrorist connections”?

posted at 4:21 pm on December 25, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

This just popped up on the news here in the Twin Cities, and the boss has it, too:

Federal officials and police are interviewing a man, believed to be Nigerian, who allegedly was trying to “explode” a powdery substance aboard a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, injuring himself and two other passengers, law enforcement officials said.

Northwest Airlines flight 253 landed safely in Detroit at 11:53 a.m. The man, whose flight started in Nigeria before stopping in Amsterdam, is in custody at the Detroit airport and being interviewed by authorities there. Investigators are trying to corroborate several statements he made to them and determine his mental stability.

Delta spokeswoman Susan Chana Elliott said that “as the plane was getting ready to land” in Detroit “a passenger caused a disturbance” by trying to ignite what was reported to be firecrackers. He was “subdued immediately.” Northwest is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta.

It is unclear how powerful the explosive could have been and what the man’s intentions were. Initial reports were that fireworks or firecrackers had gone off on the plane. The man suffered second-degree burns, which is consistent with a small fireworks device.

A couple of thoughts.  First, the danger must have been considered low after he was secured, or the flight would have been diverted to an East Coast airport rather than sent through to Detroit.  Second, it sounds as though the man succeeded in lighting something, but that it wasn’t powerful enough to do damage to the flight.

The big question will be how he got firecrackers or the “powdery substance” through two airport security checks.  I seem to recall that the TSA has warned about Nigeria’s airport security in the past, but presumably he would have to pass through some sort of security check in Amsterdam.

Update: Michelle says that MS-NBC is retracting the story, but ABC says they’ve confirmed at least an arrest with TSA:

Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Sandra R. Berchtold from the Detroit office confirmed that the FBI was at the airport but would not comment further.

“All passengers have deplaned and out of an abundance of caution, the plane was moved to a remote area where the plane and all baggage are currently being rescreened,” the Transportation Security Administration, which handles aircraft and airplane safety, said in a statement. ” A passenger is in custody and passengers are being interviewed.”

If anything more breaks, I’ll update it after dinner with the family.

Update II: ABC has reworked the lead to their story to include the skepticism of the authorities of the suspect’s claim to affiliation with an extremist group.  He may just be a nut who smuggled fireworks on the plane, but still, that leaves the question of how he managed to do that.

Update (AP): A nut who thinks he’s in AQ — or a nut who actually is in AQ?

“We believe this was an attempted act of terrorism,” a White House official said…

One of the U.S. intelligence officials said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid. It failed when the passenger tried to detonate it. The passenger was being questioned Friday evening.

An intelligence source said the Nigerian passenger was being held and treated in an Ann Arbor, Mich., hospital. All the sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was continuing.

One law enforcement source said the man claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil.

Follow the link for details on how he was subdued. Flight 93 redux.

Update (AP): Peter King tells CNN that this guy is for real.

“He is a 23 year old Nigerian who is also – it’s been confirmed to me – while he was not on a no fly list, his name was on a list for having terrorist connections,” King said during an interview Christmas evening on CNN…

“His name was in a database indicating significant terrorist connections,” King said…

“There’s a real worry about terrorist activity in Nigeria, so much so that last year the American government gave body detection technology to Nigeria for their airports,” King said. “Their level of security, we felt was not comprable to others.”


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pliers squeesing
LegendHasIt on December 25, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Doh! SqueeZing

LegendHasIt on December 25, 2009 at 10:03 PM

So is this going to be classified as a “man caused averted-disaster”?

Is this Nigerian a freedom fighter?

Is DHS now looking into Tea Party activists and Iraq war vets for possible links?

Are we going to hear that Obamacare will be the answer to stopping this kind of activity in the US?

Is Obama going to promise us that, NO illegal interrogation techniques will be implored in the investigation of this incident?

Will the CIA be called in or will we simply offer them free healthcare in exchange for any intel they want to offer?

katy on December 25, 2009 at 10:03 PM

If we were allowed to drill here, drill now….

When will we acknowledge our home grown green economic terrorists.

Yeah, blowing up a plane on Christmas is news.
How about destroying a country’s economy with fake science.

And they’re not even muslim… the end result is the same.

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 8:24 PM
Indeed…slavery is the result either way.

Army Brat on December 25, 2009 at 10:05 PM

OT: Don’t look now but Charlie Sheen just got thrown in the slammer.

boomer on December 25, 2009 at 10:01 PM

A burka issue?

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 10:06 PM

“He is a 23 year old Nigerian who is also – it’s been confirmed to me – while he was not on a no fly list, his name was on a list for having terrorist connections,” King said during an interview Christmas evening on CNN…

“His name was in a database indicating significant terrorist connections,” King said…
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So,if the facts are correct,I’m assuming,but I banished
the word assuming from my speech,so disregard the last part,
anywho,

and this is on Team Obamas watch!!!!

Intertesting me thinks!(Sarc).

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:06 PM

A high-ranking law enforcement official told CBS News that the suspect apparently used a syringe to inject a chemical into powder located near his groin, a technique not seen in previous attempted attacks.

Joe Biden warned us to “gird our loins.” You know Joe, he is usually spot on with most everything he says.

Geochelone on December 25, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Enjoy beautiful Florence, CO, scumbag!

Red Cloud on December 25, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Ah, katy, so many quesions, so few answers.

docdave on December 25, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Lets not jump to conclusions.

Itchee Dryback on December 25, 2009 at 10:08 PM

If you are injured during a terrorist attack, ObamaCare ensures that you cannot be denied treatment because of pre-existing medical conditions if you buy into the system. If you don’t buy into the system, then the IRS will haul what’s left of you away.

Philly on December 25, 2009 at 10:08 PM

“passenger was subdued immediately” per CNN. Somebody buy those “subduers” a beer.

trubble on December 25, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Eric Holder just filed charges against three of the passengers who gave this guy a fat lip while subduing him.

PatMac on December 25, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Lets not jump to conclusions.

Itchee Dryback on December 25, 2009 at 10:08 PM

HAW!
4 pages late with the QOTD

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 10:09 PM

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 9:45 PM
Thanks my friend!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 9:50 PM

Kini:I sent you an e-mail,last night,not sure if you got
it,but just in case,a Merry Christmas to you and your
family as well,Kini!:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:10 PM

PatMac on December 25, 2009 at 10:09 PM

nice…

katy on December 25, 2009 at 10:10 PM

OT: Don’t look now but Charlie Sheen just got thrown in the slammer.

boomer on December 25, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Another angry leftie liberal. Did he beat up Susan Sarandon or something?

Itchee Dryback on December 25, 2009 at 10:12 PM

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:10 PM

That’s why I was sending you an Aloha message.

This is a good Christmas. People were saved and some muslim scumbag burnt himself.

Allah Akbar that.

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Maybe Charlie Sheen had a little too much holiday cheer this Christmas. What a surprise.

Philly on December 25, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Enjoy beautiful Florence, CO, scumbag!

Red Cloud on December 25, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Uh, no thanks.

boomer on December 25, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Ya know,this has the very calling card,and I dare say,
looks very similar,in past Jihady attemps at hi-jacking
consensus on which way the flight plan was to be re-
arranged!

Maybe,it was a vote,of Jihady vrs.American passengers
on alteration of the flight plan!!(Sarc).

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Holy Shiite!
That story is way too good to be true.

justltl on December 25, 2009 at 9:07 PM

It’s true…

Jeff2161 on December 25, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Maybe Charlie Sheen had a little too much holiday cheer this Christmas. What a surprise.

Philly on December 25, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Philly: Or Clooney!!!Tee-hee:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Maybe we should try shock and awe on Yemen.

Philly on December 25, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Oh, wait: Maobama is president. What was I thinking?

Philly on December 25, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Just great, he can get explosives through security, but I had to give up my tube of tooth paste – - WTF !!!

golfer39 on December 25, 2009 at 10:18 PM

“He is a 23 year old Nigerian who is also – it’s been confirmed to me – while he was not on a no fly list, his name was on a list for having terrorist connections,” King said during an interview Christmas evening on CNN…

“His name was in a database indicating significant terrorist connections,” King said…

If he had connections, why wasn’t he on the no fly list?

Mark1971 on December 25, 2009 at 10:19 PM

More like a Flight 63 redux.

baldilocks on December 25, 2009 at 10:20 PM

he was not on a no fly list, his name was on a list for having terrorist connections,” King said during an interview Christmas evening on CNN…

Apologies if this point has already been made (likely) but how in the hell is someone on a terrorist list not on a no-fly list? I would have thought inclusion on one pretty much guaranteed inclusion on the other.

Sharke on December 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

I do not know whether Al Qaeda is or is not a spent force. The shoe bomber succeeded in only getting all of us to have to take off our shoes while passing through security. And now this joker!!

Not that we should let our guards down until all Islamo-fascists have all been dispatched to domesticity to spend time with their virgins.

bayview on December 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

More like a Flight 63 redux.

baldilocks on December 25, 2009 at 10:20 PM

So, we calling this guy the crotch bomber?

boomer on December 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

So, why are you blanking this news story ?
LINK

Jeff2161 on December 25, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Sharke on December 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Should be the same list…There’s too much compartmentalization.

jerrytbg on December 25, 2009 at 10:24 PM

hmmmm

a passenger caused a disturbance” by trying to ignite what was reported to be firecrackers.

perhaps not a firecracker but a Pyrotechnic Fuse Blasting Cap?
according to Wikipedia:

The oldest and simplest type of cap, fuse caps are a metal cylinder, closed at one end. From the open end inwards, there is first an empty space into which a pyrotechnic fuse is inserted and crimped, then a pyrotechnic ignition mix, a primary explosive, and then the main detonating explosive charge…
.
Fuse type blasting caps are still in active use today. They are the safest type to use around certain types of electromagnetic interference, and they have a built in time delay as the fuse burns down.

Mike OMalley on December 25, 2009 at 10:26 PM

More like a Flight 63 redux.

baldilocks on December 25, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Agreed, and the common thread is that they all come from Europe.

I just wish they had a Jihadie airline where we could shoot them down before reaching the 100 mile perimeter. It would be better than chancing a real airline with real people.

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 10:26 PM

So, we calling this guy the crotch bomber?

boomer on December 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Ok, I’ll bite. So what can we expect for airport security now??

p40tiger on December 25, 2009 at 10:26 PM

More like a Flight 63 redux.

baldilocks on December 25, 2009 at 10:20 PM

baldilocks: Excellent Intel grab,Baldilocks,and Merry Christ
mas to you,and your family from Canada:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Allah is in Hawaii
Just like the Prez
celebrating Christmas

macncheez on December 25, 2009 at 5:56 PM

You need to hand out eye bleach after posting such things.

baldilocks on December 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM

as has been mentioned: don’t try carrying your shampoo on board.

i realize the airport security people don’t want to be rude to everyone (well, maybe some of them do), but a “no-fly-list terrorist” carries explosive powders on board, yet i can’t carry a Diet Coke?

Well C’mon ! Now what would you rather do ? Risk being called racist, or risk a few mere thousand lives ??? //

Forgive me everyone for using this language on this holy day but I truly believe we are f**ked!Protecting the people is far on the bottom of priorities (except when it comes to global warming climate change of course)

Merry Christmas and God please bless (HELP) us all!!!!

cableguy615 on December 25, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Well, it looks like the powdery substance acted stupidly.

But on the plus side this could mean more good jobs for the citizens of Illinois.

Dorvillian on December 25, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Ok, I’ll bite. So what can we expect for airport security now??

p40tiger on December 25, 2009 at 10:26 PM

p40tiger:Long time no talk,how is China,and Merry Christmas
Flying Tiger:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:33 PM

Ok, I’ll bite. So what can we expect for airport security now??

p40tiger on December 25, 2009 at 10:26 PM

I suggest that after all people have boarded the plane, one of the attendants yells “Mohamhead SUCKS!”..and if anyone has a problem with that, they’re beaten and tossed out on the tarmac where the dogs can get at them.
Don’t know if that’ll pass muster..might have a few snags.

Itchee Dryback on December 25, 2009 at 10:33 PM

Good chance they traded this guy morphine for information. Even by Obama’s limp wristed policy, you can’t make the guy loopy with drugs at the time you want information out of him, you got to get the info first. But he might tell them what he thought they wanted to hear to get the painkillers, or maybe not.

Buddahpundit on December 25, 2009 at 10:35 PM

So, we calling this guy the crotch bomber?

boomer on December 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Yes, it’s true. :)

canopfor

Merry Christmas to you too!

baldilocks on December 25, 2009 at 10:37 PM

Ali Velshi says the crotch bomber is apparently a jihadi with some street cred. I miss Bush/Cheney so much right now. Feel safer, America?

Philly on December 25, 2009 at 10:38 PM

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:10 PM
That’s why I was sending you an Aloha message.

This is a good Christmas. People were saved and some muslim scumbag burnt himself.

Allah Akbar that.

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Kini: Great,I’m relieved you got it!

Tried to e-mail Hawkdriver,but I had a snafu,
it no worky!!!:)

And praise you know who,that this was botched
by Jihady Bagscum,it could of been worse!:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:40 PM

Itchee Dryback on December 25, 2009 at 10:33 PM

LOL

d1carter on December 25, 2009 at 10:41 PM

canopfor

Merry Christmas to you too!

baldilocks on December 25, 2009 at 10:37 PM

baldilocks:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Gee…Let me see, a muslim connected to terrorists wanting to fly one-way paying cash ? Nah…no warning signs here, Mohammed.

Jeff2161 on December 25, 2009 at 10:42 PM

We really need to hold off judgment…

This guy was merely a Nigerian, a son of a former Prince, who had his inheritance locked up by the Nigerian authorities, and he was coming to America to find some kind soul here to assist him in moving his inheritance [valued at well over $25 million] through a US bank account so he could move his inheritance out of Nigeria to a more friendly country, and was willing to provide a “substantial” amount to any person who was willing to give him an active bank account number for helping him out.

He was merely setting off a few firecrackers in celebration of his arrival in America and his looking forward to meeting some kid American soul who would help him out of his financial predicament.

That his name was similar to a known terrorist was unfortunate, as the previous Boooosh Administration was known to have been racist in applying draconian measures to thwart otherwise decent Moslems from going about their daily benign business.

The poor guy hurt himself when his groin burst into flame, and then was further injured by hysterical passengers who beat the living daylights out of him.

Where’s the compassion? Where’s the decency. Have we no shame??? /s

coldwarrior on December 25, 2009 at 10:45 PM

Please tell me this moron blew off his own balls…

First, no shoes. Then no liquids… What next? Are we going to have to completely strip and be cavity searched.

Illinidiva on December 25, 2009 at 10:46 PM

I wonder if Team HopeLess/ChangeLess will get some flak,
er,backlash from this National Security Screw-Up!!
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By popular demand,

Frank Sinatras Spoof/Strangers On My Flight!! Enjoy:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Jwe0zNjNQ&feature=PlayList&p=0E40E1BF41551630&index=35

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:48 PM

coldwarrior on December 25, 2009 at 10:45 PM

Cool CW, so you got that same email. I’m so glad I could help him. Can’t wait for my check to come soon…

;0)

katy on December 25, 2009 at 10:49 PM

The good news: Passengers subdued the terrorist and his explosives failed.

The bad news: On the way out of the plane, he convinced several passengers to give him their financial details in exchange for $100 million his defense minister father left in a Swiss bank account.

amerpundit on December 25, 2009 at 10:49 PM

What next?

Illinidiva on December 25, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Illinidiva: Ahem,Bras?!(I kid):)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Illinidiva on December 25, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Barney Frank has initiated a blue ribbon commission to look into the possibility of mandatory cavity searches.

amerpundit on December 25, 2009 at 10:50 PM

When I talked to my sister around noon today it was raining in Dearborn with gusty winds. On a normal day, with winds from the west and southwest final approach to Detroit International takes the planes right over the northern part of Dearborn. I wonder if the crotch bomber had any idea he might have been right over the largest concentration of Muslims in the US.

Yoop on December 25, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Please tell me this moron blew off his own balls…

Illinidiva on December 25, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Probably more than that.
In the desert, the might desert, a camel weeps tonight.

justltl on December 25, 2009 at 10:58 PM

Breaking…

Obama admin is now saying this was a case of global warming rage.
The latest coming from Obama’s command post set up in Hawaii is that the young Nigerian was outraged over the lack of serious advancement in the climate justice talks in Copenhagan and his AQ contacts gave him the OK to start taking out large carbon polluters.
Robert Gibbs has stated the Obama admin is now setting up talks with a group known as “Green for Allah’s Sake” also known as GAS, in order to further reduce global frustration over carbon output iniquities…
developing….

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:01 PM

might have been right over the largest concentration of Muslims in the US.

Yoop on December 25, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Yoop: Kinda remins me of DinnerJacket of Iran,taking out
Muslims,as collateral damage in his goal to get at
infidels!

Theres that little unknown secret,that some Jihadys
are more believers than other Muslims,therefore,since
they are not the true-believers,they got to go!!:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Breaking…

Obama admin is now saying this was a case of global warming rage.

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:01 PM

katy: D*mmit,I knew it!!:)(sarc).

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Wow MSNBC tried to retract that as quick as they could, guess they didn’t want people to think a 5th (or is it more) attempted terrorist plot could have gone off under Obama’s watch.

Rbastid on December 25, 2009 at 11:11 PM

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Simply anticipating the insane spin this will create. Watch. It won’t be far off the mark.

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:11 PM

You guys crack me up with the sarcasm…only in America can we laugh at adversity…
Now we need get down to business… deport them all… it’s time.

jerrytbg on December 25, 2009 at 11:12 PM

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:10 PM
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Simply anticipating the insane spin this will create. Watch. It won’t be far off the mark.

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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katy: Ya I can’t wait for Obama’s,don’t jump to conclusions
till,ahem,the facts are in!!!

If Team Hopey,tries to spin this like Hasan,then I
dare say,it seems to be a pattern!!

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:16 PM

The way I understand this is he boarded in Nigeria where security sucks. Why in the world would you want a bunch of passengers that have already gone through security screening to deplane and be screened again?
That said, screening screened passengers on international flights may be the norm. I don’t get out much.
They have described the firecrackers as “a sophisticated device.” Hmm…not firecrackers. I never thought they were.
As has been said, he’s just a nut ’til the plane goes down and AQ shows his pre-suicide jihadi video on some scumbag website.
islam is at war with free men. islam is slavery and as such cannot be tolerated by free men.
With over a billion muslims out there…you’d think that they could convince the “tiny minority of extremists” to cut the crap. Those of the ummah that speak out against the violence preached and practiced must hire body guards and hide from the overly enthused practitioners of islam that want to cut their heads off.
Their silence is deafening. Their actions unnoticeable. I see permission. I see approval and so do those that kill in the name of the moon god.
They are simply practicing what an overwhelming number of ayatoilets are preaching. Blood. Death. islamic supremacism.
The war between the slavery of islam and the free men and women of this world has gone on since islam was excreted from the perverted sewer that was mos mind.
They have had 1400 years to get it right.
I used to believe that islam could be reformed, that moderate muslims could bring change to what is preached by the imams. Ain’ happenin’.
islam is spread by the sword when the numbers allow. In the meantime it creeps. A foot bath. A private place for muslims only to pray. There is no end to the requests for accommodation.
I’m n expert but I see some here have studied our enemy. More of us need to.
Read the koran, the hadiths and surahs. Lotsa clues as to what muslims seek in the name of islam.
I don’t hate muslims, I hate islam. muslims are among the victims of islam and must be set free of its slavery.

No islam…Know Peace.
Know islam…throw up.

Army Brat on December 25, 2009 at 11:18 PM

Now we need get down to business… deport them all… it’s time.

jerrytbg on December 25, 2009 at 11:12 PM

Well, if you start a push eastward, from Telegraph Road, in Dearborn, you can drive them across the Detroit River into (cough, cough, wink, wink) Windsor. Sorry, canopfor. That’s just how the geography breaks. ;-)

Yoop on December 25, 2009 at 11:19 PM

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:16 PM

yup. ooooor.
Obama is taking Daley’s advice and turning a bit hawkish.
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/12/william_daley_warns_democrats.html

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:19 PM

You guys crack me up with the sarcasm…only in America can we laugh at adversity…
Now we need get down to business… deport them all… it’s time.

jerrytbg on December 25, 2009 at 11:12 PM

jerrytbg: Well,compared to Bush,it appears,so far,that
Obama has taken every Jihady attack,not to
seriously!!

Kinda like,Iran is a tiny country,and hey,don’t
sweat it,there was only one hi-jacker!!(sarc).

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:20 PM

as has been mentioned: don’t try carrying your shampoo on board.

i realize the airport security people don’t want to be rude to everyone (well, maybe some of them do), but a “no-fly-list terrorist” carries explosive powders on board, yet i can’t carry a Diet Coke?

kelley in virginia on December 25, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Now chicks are toast because we carry powder or pressed makeup/diabetics will be on target/IF my daughter wants to look “princessy” with glitter, that may arise suspicion.

Look it was embarrassing and borderline humiliating to go through my babies’ diapers then (plus the hassle of mom’s baby bag, take down car seat, fold stroller, shoes, etc.) Then put all that crap back together, keep it cool to not annoy the kid.

My son asked me why do we have to take our shoes off on our way to be inspected, and I replied that because some idiot decided it was a good idea to sneak in a bomb in a shoe and he got caught, now all of us have to pay for this guy’s action and we all have to do it.

That got a lot of chuckles on the waiting line.

as has been mentioned: don’t try carrying your shampoo on board.

Now I can’t have a Herbal Essences moment? Now that ol’ lady can’t have what I’m having?

ProudPalinFan on December 25, 2009 at 11:21 PM

Great. I live right between the airport and U of M Hospital. Don’t tell me: its Bush’s fault, right?

Virus-X on December 25, 2009 at 11:22 PM

Well, if you start a push eastward, from Telegraph Road, in Dearborn, you can drive them across the Detroit River into (cough, cough, wink, wink) Windsor. Sorry, canopfor. That’s just how the geography breaks. ;-)

Yoop on December 25, 2009 at 11:19 PM

Yoop: Ya I know,and I remember how out idiot government
went after Mark Steyn!!!

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:24 PM

Great. I live right between the airport and U of M Hospital. Don’t tell me: its Bush’s fault, right?

Virus-X on December 25, 2009 at 11:22 PM

Virus-X: May I suggest,a personal Early Warning Jihady
Radar:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Let’s get something straight here… Armybrat’s got it right !
Islam is NOT a religion, it is a political ideology based on fear and hate masquerading as a religion.
It is incompatible with our way of life… we must deal with it sooner or later.

jerrytbg on December 25, 2009 at 11:26 PM

JOHNSTOWN — U.S. Rep. John Murtha told reporters Tuesday that he isn’t convinced al-Qaida is still a threat to national security.

Murtha said he visited Kuwait and Afghanistan during Thanksgiving and approves of the military’s strategy, but expressed a need to measure progress in Afghanistan.

I don’t agree there is a threat to national security,” Murtha said, while not ruling out the possibility that he could be wrong about al-Qaida’s influence. “They keep saying they’ve defeated al-Qaida.”

J_Crater on December 25, 2009 at 11:26 PM

btw,
Merry Christmas canophor baldi and all !!!!

jerrytbg on December 25, 2009 at 11:27 PM

Let’s get something straight here… Armybrat’s got it right !
Islam is NOT a religion, it is a political ideologiocy based on fear and hate masquerading as a religion.
It is incompatible with our way of life… we must deal with it sooner

FIXED

cableguy615 on December 25, 2009 at 11:28 PM

J_Crater on December 25, 2009 at 11:26 PM

Priceless.

Midas on December 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM

I worry about one of them with some C4 up his arse.

justltl on December 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM

cableguy615 on December 25, 2009 at 11:28 PM

well…ok…;)

jerrytbg on December 25, 2009 at 11:31 PM

deport them all… it’s time.

jerrytbg on December 25, 2009 at 11:12 PM

As a part of immigration requirements:

Q: Are you a Muslim: Y or N

If Y, then Please come again!

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 11:32 PM

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:16 PM
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yup. ooooor.
Obama is taking Daley’s advice and turning a bit hawkish.
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/12/william_daley_warns_democrats.html

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:19 PM

katy: Yup,as I`ve been saying,a Liberal Insurrection,Obama
Betrayal is coming!!

Heres the infamous ObamaVoterBot clip,of never having
to pay anymore!!!:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

Barrack Backlash is a come’n katy!:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:32 PM

justltl on December 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2b8_1254241839

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:32 PM

Or surgically implanted.

justltl on December 25, 2009 at 11:33 PM

I worry about one of them with some C4 up his arse.

justltl on December 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Only if he doesn’t bath…oh wait…;)

jerrytbg on December 25, 2009 at 11:33 PM

I worry about one of them with some C4 up his arse.

justltl on December 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM

A Barney bomb?

Yoop on December 25, 2009 at 11:36 PM

Explosives experts tell CBS News that beep was likely a text message activating the bomb concealed inside Asieri.

The Trojan bomber hands the phone to Prince Mohammed. He’s standing next to him, and 14 seconds later, he detonates.

“This is the nightmare scenario,” said Chris Yates, an aviation security consultant.

On a plane at altitude, the effects of such a bomb could be catastrophic. And there is no current security system that could stop it.

“Absolutely nothing other than to require people to strip naked at the airport,” said Yates.

And al Qaeda says it will share its new technique via the Internet very soon. There is nothing that can stop that either.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2b8_1254241839

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:36 PM

If Y, then Please come again!

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 11:32 PM

Kini:As GaffeBiden would say,there’s one on every corner!:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:36 PM

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:32 PM

I’ll bet she’s a tad pissed off right about now eh?

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:37 PM

I just want to commend the wingnuts at Daily Kos for treating this story with the seriousness it deservers. Oh wait, they are just minimizing it and saying its all Bush’s fault anyway. My mistake.

Speedwagon82 on December 25, 2009 at 11:38 PM

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:36 PM

Yep.
Problem.

justltl on December 25, 2009 at 11:39 PM

A Barney bomb?

Yoop on December 25, 2009 at 11:36 PM

Yoop: It would take more than one Sheryl square Crow,to
clean that up,ahem,hehe!:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:39 PM

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:36 PM

Sexually repressed people need a release… a real release outta this world.

Kini on December 25, 2009 at 11:39 PM

Ali Velshi says the crotch bomber is apparently a jihadi with some street cred. I miss Bush/Cheney so much right now. Feel safer, America?

Philly on December 25, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Meanwhile, Obama is in Hawaii doing his Alfred E. Newman impersonation: “What me worry?”

BuckeyeSam on December 25, 2009 at 11:40 PM

I know it’s totally simplistic, and racial profiling to boot, but to me the easiest thing in the world would be to put a pig (it could be a cute little Vietnamese potbellied variety even) on every aircraft…and I mean EVERY.
Part of the pre-flight ritual, in addition to the put the oxygen mask on, seat as floatation devise, yada yada, would be parading said pigster through the plane, explaining to the passengers on the flight that, “Porky here, will be accompanying us on the flight. If, for any reason the plane should go down or become jeapordized, the crew has strict instructions how to assist Porky in the attempt to meet his maker post-haste.”

Redneck question to jihadists: “So, y’all wanna die with pork, or what?”

Chewy the Lab on December 25, 2009 at 11:41 PM

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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I’ll bet she’s a tad pissed off right about now eh?

katy on December 25, 2009 at 11:37 PM

katy: I think so,and,the best part is,that theres got to
be millions of them out there!!:)

canopfor on December 25, 2009 at 11:41 PM

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