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Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot against Wichita airport
NBC News ^ | December 13, 2013 | Pete Williams

Posted on 12/13/2013 11:29:03 AM PST by Zakeet

Federal officials say they've arrested a Kansas man who allegedly wanted to set off a suicide bomb at the Wichita airport.

Officials were to announce details of the case at a news conference at 2 p.m. ET in Wichita.

In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was "an older white man," who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.

(Excerpt) Read more at investigations.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: airport; airportthreat; alqaeda; alqaida; aq; bombing; bombplot; islam; jihad; kansas; loewen; rop; stingoperation; terrorism; terrorist; terrorthreat; terryleeloewen; terryloewen; waronterror; wichita; wot
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1 posted on 12/13/2013 11:29:03 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Feds “met with the plotter frequently”. Bet they also provided fake explosives and the vest, possibly a ride to the airport.

I had a spreadsheet once that listed all the “terrorist” arrests I could find, and most were the ones where the feds provided materials and support, then busted them. Few real plots uncovered.

I’m glad this guy is off the street, but I find this tactic questionable.


2 posted on 12/13/2013 11:32:36 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Zakeet

Tea Party member, right?


3 posted on 12/13/2013 11:33:10 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Zakeet

Simply a news release by the zer0 crowd to make Americans think they are working for us and the US, when the opposite is true.


4 posted on 12/13/2013 11:33:10 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: DBrow

The NSA knows all.


5 posted on 12/13/2013 11:33:44 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: All
Just in from Fox News: The man arrested worked at the airport as an aviation technician and believed he was driving a vehicle loaded with explosives. He was going to use his airport access card to gain access to secure areas in the airport ... he planned on dying in the explosion.
6 posted on 12/13/2013 11:35:40 AM PST by Zakeet (If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialists - Friedrich Hayek)
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To: Zakeet

> In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was “an older white man,” who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.

The WH staff is applauding behind closed doors. Their experiment worked and proves they can put up a working website.../s


7 posted on 12/13/2013 11:36:37 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: driftdiver

“The NSA knows all.”

Ha, they know stuff about Americans and feed data to Obama’s Civitas election Big Data Base so that dems can win elections through predictive modeling, to support “get out the vote” efforts (and never “don’t get THESE people out” efforts).

They don’t seem to know too much about real terrorists, possibly with the exception of Obama’s drone targeting.


8 posted on 12/13/2013 11:39:13 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Zakeet

Something about this smells fishy. “White male” were the first words out of everyone’s mouth on the news.


9 posted on 12/13/2013 11:39:57 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: Zakeet

Wichita?

Wichita?

The perps couldn’t find a higher profile target?


11 posted on 12/13/2013 11:44:22 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Zakeet

The Obamacare distraction that Mandela’s passing was supposed to provide turned into an embarrassing circus for The Won, and so now, they need another distraction.

I don’t believe anything out of this government anymore.


12 posted on 12/13/2013 11:45:36 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Zakeet

Wait, let me see if I get this strait, to distract us from radical Islamic bombings and attacks, they throw up a series of crisis events. And then to distract us from the failed PelosiCare website, they throw up an Islamic bomber?

I think my head just exploded.


13 posted on 12/13/2013 11:47:10 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Arm_Bears

~~~Wichita~~~

I spent a week there, one day.

Well, it was 1993 so I haven’t seen it in 20 years.


14 posted on 12/13/2013 11:47:27 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jsanders2001

Even worse a Boy Scout Adult Leader.


15 posted on 12/13/2013 11:49:54 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Zakeet
an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was "an older white man," who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.

Ok. Time to ban Islam.

16 posted on 12/13/2013 11:51:23 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
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To: kingu
Not a muslim but an old white male who got jazzed up on some jihadist literature he found on a website?

Trying to get TSA time on the Sunday shows to distract from Iran walking out of the nuke talks today.

17 posted on 12/13/2013 11:51:53 AM PST by AU72
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To: Zakeet

“an older white man”

Funny how they never say “younger Black man”


18 posted on 12/13/2013 11:52:14 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

He’s probably “white” like George Zimmerman.


19 posted on 12/13/2013 11:54:02 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Zakeet
In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was "an older white man," who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.

Was he a jihadist for the county?

20 posted on 12/13/2013 11:54:10 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: jsanders2001

He’s from the Islamic wing of the Tea Party.


21 posted on 12/13/2013 11:54:40 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
“White male” were the first words out of everyone’s mouth on the news.

The story of Fox News says "He planned on dying in the explosion as a martyr..."

That word means a lot, too.
22 posted on 12/13/2013 11:57:40 AM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Zakeet

One of these days a suicide bomber will hit the jackpot and people start putting American flags on their cars again.

After that — push reset button but don’t make an attempt to solve the problem. Continue kissing up to Islam.


23 posted on 12/13/2013 11:59:11 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Zakeet

Let me guess, the dumbass was driving a truck full of ammonium sulfate and fog oil.

Well, his retirement is assured.


24 posted on 12/13/2013 11:59:30 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Zakeet

Well then, I guess it’s okay to take away what is left of our freedom and liberty. Nobody will complain now.


25 posted on 12/13/2013 12:01:06 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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“...the suspect was “an older white man,” who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material...”

The news media will be completely confounded on how to handle this.

“white man” is a natural magnet for the scathing sword of condemnation by the lame stream media.

But toss in Islam...and they have a problem. How can they talk trash about the guy without offending the mooslems? They will have to step gingerly.


26 posted on 12/13/2013 12:02:06 PM PST by moovova
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To: Moonman62

Comment of the day, so far.


27 posted on 12/13/2013 12:03:14 PM PST by moovova
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To: F15Eagle

“I spent a week there, one day.”

I know what you mean. The longest month of my life was the three days I spent in Omaha.


28 posted on 12/13/2013 12:06:46 PM PST by green iguana
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To: edpc

Is he still on the line?


29 posted on 12/13/2013 12:09:02 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Arm_Bears
Wichita? The perps couldn’t find a higher profile target?

Always figured it's only a matter of time until the terrorists realize if they only ever hit high-profile targets, only people near high-profile targets are terrorized.

30 posted on 12/13/2013 12:09:18 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: DBrow

I don’t. The man at any time could simply have said, hey just pulling your chain or I changed my mind. Most of the time they aren’t forcing anything on the perp but providing what he requests.


31 posted on 12/13/2013 12:10:38 PM PST by aft_lizard
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To: DBrow

Wasn’t the 1993 WTC attack a botched sting?


32 posted on 12/13/2013 12:12:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: green iguana

Oh my. I spent a week there, too, one or two nights, around 1992. The company bought another company there. The town rolled up about 5 p.m. There were no people.

Then we went to a restaurant named Grandma’s. They butterfly’d my steak because I asked for medium well (chefs will gasp). It looked like shoe leather.

I think it was sent back for replacement.


33 posted on 12/13/2013 12:15:28 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: DBrow
I’m glad this guy is off the street, but I find this tactic questionable.

The tactic works wonderfully. If your goal is to scare the gullible public into giving up their wealth and liberty for phony security.

34 posted on 12/13/2013 12:16:13 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: DBrow

WHAT???

Someone has bragged about desiring to KILL members of your family...and you do not want investigators to check if he is just an idiot or an idiot who HAS those exact intentions.
He cannot be arrested because he mentioned it. You hope someone can get close enough to him to find out what his “real” intentions are and when the evidence is gathered ARREST HIM..

DO NOT OBSERVE UNTIL HE HAS COMPLETED HIS MISSION..Destroy him before he can..

I am very happy to see that the FBI, CIA, NSA are doing their jobs to save Citizens lives, whatever the process requires (just do not tell wife about my other love interests)..


35 posted on 12/13/2013 12:16:37 PM PST by 56newblog (Registered Islamophobe)
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To: Zakeet
Terry Lee Loewen ID’ed as Suspect in Wichita Airport Bomb Plot
36 posted on 12/13/2013 12:21:03 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: jsanders2001
Tea Party member, right?

Don't think for a second that this administration hasn't been TRYING to rope a "tea partier" into a bomb plot sting.

Except they are not the sort to do that kind of thing. Islamists and Occutard anarchists DO.

37 posted on 12/13/2013 12:21:41 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DBrow

I agree.

Seems that the only plots they’re able to stop are the ones they’re involved in.


38 posted on 12/13/2013 12:22:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet
For once, why can't it be a Tea Party member?

Brian Ross of ABC - Deeply saddened.

39 posted on 12/13/2013 12:26:52 PM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
The tactic works wonderfully. If your goal is to scare the gullible public into giving up their wealth and liberty for phony security.

Now aren't you glad the NSA spies on you? LOL
40 posted on 12/13/2013 12:27:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 56newblog

If you find some guy who is a talker with no means to initiate or complete an attack, then you provide what looks like the means and other support, the question becomes would he have gone on his own to build a truck bomb, or would he remain a bloviating talker (like some on some social media who talk about CW2)?

Yes we got him, but I bet that without the promise of a truck filled with Smashite he would not have done the phony attack.

They didn’t have enough to arrest him until he got into the truck, which makes for a weak case for how dangerous he was.

We have others who have publicly urged the killing of white babies, for instance, and they are still walking around free.


41 posted on 12/13/2013 12:30:50 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Zakeet

Danged Iowa Amish.


42 posted on 12/13/2013 12:31:01 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: DBrow

They’ve got to prove all that NSA snooping is paying off. Our entire government is a fraud.


43 posted on 12/13/2013 12:32:43 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Arm_Bears

“The perps couldn’t find a higher profile target?”

Probably hates Glen Campbell.

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44 posted on 12/13/2013 12:36:26 PM PST by Mears
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To: Lonely Bull; All

Terry L. Loewen ... age 58 ... worked as an avionics technician at the airport

45 posted on 12/13/2013 12:36:29 PM PST by Zakeet (If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialists - Friedrich Hayek)
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To: DBrow

There are a good many Americans who would happily report to an “internment village” if government told them it was for their own security.


46 posted on 12/13/2013 12:37:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet

Kind of looks like Mike Meyers


47 posted on 12/13/2013 12:38:37 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar)
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To: moovova
The news media will be completely confounded on how to handle this.

Not at all. They'll just boil it down to something the low-information voter can understand: "Angry old white man".

48 posted on 12/13/2013 12:41:02 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Zakeet

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/397477-terry-l-loewen-ided-as-suspect-in-wichita-airport-bomb-plot/?photo=2

According to this he acted completely alone, no co-plotters other than FBI. I bet, though, FBI is checking every contact with anyone that he ever had, and all their contacts, too!


49 posted on 12/13/2013 1:02:36 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Zakeet

In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was “an older white man,” who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.


Someday soon, we might be reading variations of this theme:

In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was “an older white man,” who became radicalized after reading extremist Tea Party material on an internet site known as Free Republic.


50 posted on 12/13/2013 1:07:01 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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