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US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot
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Posted on 05/07/2012 1:26:58 PM PDT by Perdogg

The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, The Associated Press has learned.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alquso; apphonerecords; apphpnerecords; aq; koranimals; notcia; phonerecords; underwearbomb; waronterror; wot; yemen
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1 posted on 05/07/2012 1:27:05 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

“The FBI is examining the latest bomb to see whether it could have passed through airport security and brought down an airplane, officials said. They said the device did not contain metal, meaning it probably could have passed through an airport metal detector. “

What a coincidence. That was the plot of ACT OF VALOR.

The terrorists wore suicide vests made with ceramic ball bearings to avoid metal detectors.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 1:31:20 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Perdogg

It’s not immediately clear what happened to the alleged bomber.

That’s because they detonated the bomb while he was wearing it I hope.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 1:32:26 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Perdogg

why say anything at all? It has come to the point in time that I do not believe ANYTHING anymore from this MSM or this White House.

If true kudos!


4 posted on 05/07/2012 1:36:46 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: SandRat

It could be because the whole story is BS.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 1:37:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Perdogg

At first I thought Bill Clinton had tried to take another tax write-off for a charitable donation of his underwear again.


6 posted on 05/07/2012 1:38:13 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Perdogg

We should investigate whether the CIA was racially profiling. I suspect so....


7 posted on 05/07/2012 1:38:48 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Perdogg

We should investigate whether the CIA was racially profiling. I suspect so....


8 posted on 05/07/2012 1:39:02 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Perdogg

We should investigate whether the CIA was racially profiling. I suspect so....


9 posted on 05/07/2012 1:39:20 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Perdogg

I thought the war on terror was over.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 1:44:54 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat
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To: 11th Commandment

Maybe the threat of implanted Plastic explosive bombs that came out a week or two back, were in regards to this so called incident?


11 posted on 05/07/2012 1:48:04 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: ColdOne
why say anything at all? It has come to the point in time that I do not believe ANYTHING anymore from this MSM or this White House.

Agree. More election year BS.

12 posted on 05/07/2012 1:48:06 PM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Perdogg; UCANSEE2; SandRat; ColdOne; Venturer; OrioleFan; 11th Commandment
why say anything at all? It has come to the point in time that I do not believe ANYTHING anymore from this MSM or this White House.

Here's the answer.

The FBI is examining the latest bomb to see whether it could have passed through airport security and brought down an airplane, officials said. They said the device did not contain metal, meaning it probably could have passed through an airport metal detector. But it was not clear whether new body scanners used in many airports would have detected it.

Next article: "Study finds full body scanners effective in finding recent bomb, pat-downs failed."

At which point they will be able to demand that everyone consent to use them or not fly. (You can make a study suggest anything.) They will take advantage of every possible opportunity to advance their agenda.

13 posted on 05/07/2012 1:48:36 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Perdogg

I think the title should read,”Obama saves America again!”


14 posted on 05/07/2012 1:48:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Perdogg

If only Allah’s little helpers would apply the same effort to something that benifit would mankind.


15 posted on 05/07/2012 1:49:40 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Perdogg

“AQ to consult w Victoria Secrets in new counter-intel effort.”


16 posted on 05/07/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Perdogg

Damn those four year old Caucasian girls/nuns/wheelchair bound elderly. They will destroy us.../s


17 posted on 05/07/2012 1:50:33 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now.)
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To: Perdogg

If only Allah’s little helpers would apply the same effort to something that would benifit mankind.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 1:51:48 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: ColdOne
why say anything at all? It has come to the point in time that I do not believe ANYTHING anymore from this MSM or this White House.

I want to know who writes this stuff. Flammable underwear is "ambitious"? Sorry. In my book, "Nuking New York" is ambitious...just like 10 megatons is a "weapon of mass destruction", not pipe bombs. But I guess that's just me.
19 posted on 05/07/2012 1:59:50 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Perdogg

I smell mushroom soil.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 2:02:55 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: Leep
If only Allah’s little helpers would apply the same effort to something that would benefit mankind.

Well, explosive clothing for Muslims does tend to do that.

Got a joke in the mail the other day about a Muslim king asking an ambassador why in star trek there are Russians, Blacks, Chinese and English, but no Muslims. The ambassador leaned over and said that's because the story is set in the future...

21 posted on 05/07/2012 2:06:49 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Perdogg

Obama orcastrated the fiction of the killing bin Laden and the consequences were almost the destruction of an airliner and the murder of thousands of innocent


22 posted on 05/07/2012 2:47:02 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Perdogg

Kudos to the CIA.


23 posted on 05/07/2012 2:51:27 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Perdogg

That’s quite a handy tool they have there, Al-Qaeda.


24 posted on 05/07/2012 2:52:41 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: American in Israel

>>”The ambassador leaned over and said that’s because the story is set in the future...”<<

Excellent punch line


25 posted on 05/07/2012 2:57:15 PM PDT by odds
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To: Perdogg

well, just...damn

looks like we’re all going to have start flying commando


26 posted on 05/07/2012 3:00:08 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Venturer; Perdogg
It could be because the whole story is BS.

Could be, but Fox is finally "breaking" the story...

27 posted on 05/07/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1204 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Perdogg

I’ve had bigger bombs in my underwear.


28 posted on 05/07/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by tear_down_this_wall
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To: tear_down_this_wall

Good thing we released all those Taliban prisoners so we could have peace. (sarc.)


29 posted on 05/07/2012 3:11:51 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: sam_paine

I guess we know how they found this guy now. Thanks for the info.

SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike Sunday killed a top Al-Qaeda leader on the FBI’s most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The airstrike resembled earlier US drone attacks, but the US did not immediately confirm it.

Fahd al-Quso was hit by a missile as he stepped out of his vehicle, along with another Al-Qaeda operative in the southern Shabwa province, Yemeni military officials said. They were speaking on condition of anonymity in accordance with military regulations.

The airstrike came as the US and Yemen cooperate in a battle against Al-Qaeda in southern Yemen.


30 posted on 05/07/2012 3:24:59 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: EEGator

I heard about this on the radio and their story said “President Obama was informed about the plot in April and directed the CIA to take whatever steps necessary to prevent it. “

I thought, “Really? What amazing, bold leadership.”


31 posted on 05/07/2012 3:42:10 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: UCANSEE2

It would’ve been worn by an Islamist jihadist, therefore the screening process would do nothing to keep the terrorist from boarding the plane.


32 posted on 05/07/2012 3:42:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Perdogg
The war on terror is over...
and...
We have destroyed alQaeda

BHO

33 posted on 05/07/2012 3:44:19 PM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: Perdogg
I have two questions:

1. Was this a composite bomber?

2. Did he look like Obama's son?

34 posted on 05/07/2012 3:54:37 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Perdogg

Michael Moore’s underwear are a threat to national security and life.


35 posted on 05/07/2012 4:08:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Harley

Your post is truly a keeper...awesome!


36 posted on 05/07/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Perdogg

Now will they start profiling?


37 posted on 05/07/2012 4:09:02 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: RightFighter

Time to remove Washington from Mount Rushmore. Make room for Hussein.


38 posted on 05/07/2012 4:10:38 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: RightFighter

“Really? What amazing, bold leadership.”

His ability to see through the complexities of situations like this is... stunning!/s


39 posted on 05/07/2012 4:13:03 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: ColdOne
why say anything at all? It has come to the point in time that I do not believe ANYTHING anymore from this MSM or this White House

My first thought was to wait and see if Al Qaeda whines and moans to see if it was legitimate. Then my 2nd thought was I wouldn't put it past this admin to bribe Al Qaeda to cover for them with a wink/wink that Obama will be able to do more to work with them after the election if they just go along with the phoney plot.

40 posted on 05/07/2012 4:19:28 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: EEGator

Meat Gazer in Chief foils Al-Queda plot... all by himself,again.


41 posted on 05/07/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by NYCop (In Memory of Maj Francis E Visconti USMC, MIA since 22 NOV 65, but not forgotten)
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To: American in Israel
Yup, I heard that a company was developing mines that would be made into muslim prayer mats. The company is claiming great success, and prophets should be going through the roof....☺
42 posted on 05/07/2012 4:55:04 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: NYCop

He’s like Rambo and Socrates in one awesome package. A legend in the making.


43 posted on 05/07/2012 4:58:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Perdogg
On a serious note, Fran Townsend, F.B.I Fuentes and C.I.A. Baer said that the non metallic explosive is a very worrisome incident and eventually one of Alqueda in the AP’s plots will succeed.
44 posted on 05/07/2012 5:22:16 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: Perdogg

Fruit of the Boom ping!


45 posted on 05/07/2012 5:41:16 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: RightFighter

But, he had a drafted letter ready in case the mission failed. /s

Re: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2880872/posts

( official: Obama drafted letter to blame military in case Bin Laden mission failed)


46 posted on 05/07/2012 6:41:28 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Perdogg

“The official noted that the bomb “was never near a plane” and “never posed a risk.” The plot was disrupted well before it threatened Americans or U.S. allies, the official added.”

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/07/11583173-cia-foiled-al-qaida-plot-to-destroy-us-bound-airliner?lite

This whole things smells of BS.


47 posted on 05/07/2012 7:08:32 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: crosslink
Al-Quso, 37, was on the FBI's most wanted list, with a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture.

Is that payable 'Dead or Alive'?

48 posted on 05/07/2012 7:48:04 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: sam_paine; All

Meanwhile we need to start spreading the word far and wide via twitter, facebook, etc., that if a terrorist successfully uses an underwear bomb, then he will NEVER be able to enjoy those virgins in Paradise.


49 posted on 05/07/2012 8:09:18 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: BikerJoe

just like 10 megatons is a “weapon of mass destruction”, not pipe bombs.

You got to admit, a 10 megaton pipe bomb would be
a weapon of mass destruction, but kinda hard to hide.


50 posted on 05/07/2012 8:15:38 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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