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CIA thwarts 'undetectable' al-Qaida bomb plot
Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012 | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO

Posted on 05/07/2012 4:48:48 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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, U.S. officials said Monday.

The plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaida; terrorism

1 posted on 05/07/2012 4:48:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great. Soon we’ll all be flying nude.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 4:53:26 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great. Soon we’ll all be flying nude.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 4:53:26 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great. Soon we’ll all be flying nude.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 4:53:26 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This can’t be true. zer0 said just the other day that it was over. No more terrorist threats, al-Qaida’s done. He had given the order Himself.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 5:04:49 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“The would-be suicide bomber, based in Yemen, had not yet picked a target or bought a plane ticket when the CIA stepped in and seized the bomb, officials said. It's not immediately clear what happened to the alleged bomber.”

I'm not sure why I'm skeptical but I am.

6 posted on 05/07/2012 5:06:01 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For all you “1984” fans read this carefully. Isn’t Feinstein up for reelection this year?


7 posted on 05/07/2012 5:07:07 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366 (Do politicians satisfy the literal definition of zombies?)
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To: saganite

“Great. Soon we’ll all be flying nude.”

Now where have I hear that before...


8 posted on 05/07/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Expecting about one thwarting a week through November 6th.


9 posted on 05/07/2012 5:10:25 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The claim by Obama that we killed bin Laden has done nothing but cause Islamists to attack Ameicans


10 posted on 05/07/2012 5:15:20 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: tobyhill

“I’m not sure why I’m skeptical but I am.”

You and I both, my friend.


11 posted on 05/07/2012 5:18:00 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
an upgrade of the underwear bomb

Now they have a Victoria's Secret lingerie bomb I guess.

12 posted on 05/07/2012 5:18:44 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I don’t know. Where?


13 posted on 05/07/2012 5:41:58 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Cementjungle
Based on knowledgeable sources that wish to remain anonymous before they divulged classified information to the press, Al Qaeda is placing explosives in breast implants. TSA is feverishly working on updating screening procedures and possibly changing the acronym to “T&A”.
14 posted on 05/07/2012 5:45:24 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The operation is an intelligence victory for the United States and a reminder of al-Qaida's ambitions, despite the death of bin Laden and other senior leaders.

Yeah an "Intelligence" victory as in the CIA and NOT the "Thousands Standing Around (TSA) when not groping nuns and Seniors in wheelchairs or molesting 8 year olds, or that CLUELESS, FAT BITCH, MOONCALF (Janet [IN]Competano's) Dept of Homeland [IN]Security who both (with their HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of employees have yet to thwart--never mind, even discovering--ONE terrorist act or threat.

Hey you morons at DHS, TSA, et al, who no doubt monitor Free Republic (we Cons being a threat dontcha know?) if you don't like the tone of my posts and criticism, come and git me. As much of a group of stumbling, bumbling, nincompoops y'all appear to be and engaged in a perpetual exercise in Chinese Fire Drills, I won't loose any sleep over that happening.

15 posted on 05/07/2012 5:57:02 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The operation is an intelligence victory for the United States and a reminder of al-Qaida's ambitions, despite the death of bin Laden and other senior leaders.

Yeah an "Intelligence" victory as in the CIA and NOT the "Thousands Standing Around" (TSA) when not groping nuns and Seniors in wheelchairs or molesting 8 year olds, or that CLUELESS, FAT BEATCH, MOONCALF (Janet [IN]Competano's) Dept of Homeland [IN]Security who both (with their HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of employees have yet to thwart--never mind, even discovering--ONE terrorist act or threat.

Hey you morons at DHS, TSA, et al, who no doubt monitor Free Republic (we Cons being a threat dontcha know?) if you don't like the tone of my posts and criticism, come and git me. As much of a group of stumbling, bumbling, nincompoops y'all appear to be and engaged in a perpetual exercise in Chinese Fire Drills, I won't loose any sleep over that happening.

16 posted on 05/07/2012 5:58:11 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: TexasSecede79366

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

He took it in the shorts?

Winston Smith’s gal-pal Julia said to him that she thought the Inner Party itself launched rocket bombs (”steamers”) against the people of Oceania.
Odd that Winston—an employee of the Ministry of Truth and an ace-hand at `rectifying’ the past—was surprised at thiS, that the possibility hadn’t crossed his mind.
The reasons were to fan war hysteria in the proles, Outer Party and even Inner Party; to solidify the role of the Inner Party; and to maintain the perpetual atmosphere of fear and hatred throughout society.
(Like M. Crichton’s book, “State of Fear”: if they didn’t have a bogeyman they would have to create one.)
IMHO the AP and the administration are, as usual, working hand-in-glove to make us think that Obama and his minions are working hard keeping us safe. “Bagging bin-Ladin” is the only feather in Obama’s cap (or will be after the SCOTUS vindicates Arizona and spanks Obamacare next month) and that bold decision only came after he was bullyragged, nagged and scolded by Hillary! & Co. for months to give the go-ahead. So he’s milking it. I don’t believe anything they tell us.

In the real world, all this means for you air travelers is that you can count on TSA goons giving you virtual prostate exams/pap smears and insulting you even more thoroughly than before. I refuse to be physically molested and degraded by strangers, so I don’t fly anymore.
But I’m a doubleplus ungood thought-criminal, so don’t mind me.
WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH


17 posted on 05/07/2012 6:09:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: tumblindice
“Bagging bin-Ladin” is the only feather in Obama’s cap (or will be after the SCOTUS vindicates Arizona and spanks Obamacare next month) and that bold decision only came after he was bullyragged, nagged and scolded by Hillary! & Co. for months to give the go-ahead. So he’s milking it. I don’t believe anything they tell us.
In the real world, all this means for you air travelers is that you can count on TSA goons giving you virtual prostate exams/pap smears and insulting you even more thoroughly than before. I refuse to be physically molested and degraded by strangers, so I don’t fly anymore.

You're close. I think SCOTUS is going to fold up like a cheap suit.

18 posted on 05/07/2012 6:26:23 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366 (Do politicians satisfy the literal definition of zombies?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prove it! We cannot trust anything coming from this regime. It is likely a ploy to ramp up approval ratings and hopefully, votes.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 7:34:15 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another White House scam, designed to take the public eye away from the election and focus upon fear of resumed attacks, so Zero becomes the hero again.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 7:51:41 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The War on Terror is over. This never happened. Please place this article in the Memory Hole.


21 posted on 05/07/2012 8:56:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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