Skip to comments.Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot against Wichita airport
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.
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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.
Tea Party member, right?
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.
The NSA knows all.
> 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
“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.
Something about this smells fishy. “White male” were the first words out of everyone’s mouth on the news.
The perps couldn’t find a higher profile target?
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.
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.
I spent a week there, one day.
Well, it was 1993 so I haven’t seen it in 20 years.
Even worse a Boy Scout Adult Leader.
Ok. Time to ban Islam.
Trying to get TSA time on the Sunday shows to distract from Iran walking out of the nuke talks today.
“an older white man”
Funny how they never say “younger Black man”
He’s probably “white” like George Zimmerman.
Was he a jihadist for the county?
He’s from the Islamic wing of the Tea Party.
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.
Let me guess, the dumbass was driving a truck full of ammonium sulfate and fog oil.
Well, his retirement is assured.
Well then, I guess it’s okay to take away what is left of our freedom and liberty. Nobody will complain now.
“...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.
Comment of the day, so far.
“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.
Is he still on the line?
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.
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.
Wasn’t the 1993 WTC attack a botched sting?
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.
The tactic works wonderfully. If your goal is to scare the gullible public into giving up their wealth and liberty for phony security.
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)..
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.
Seems that the only plots they’re able to stop are the ones they’re involved in.
Brian Ross of ABC - Deeply saddened.
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.
Danged Iowa Amish.
They’ve got to prove all that NSA snooping is paying off. Our entire government is a fraud.
“The perps couldnt find a higher profile target?”
Probably hates Glen Campbell.
Terry L. Loewen ... age 58 ... worked as an avionics technician at the airport
There are a good many Americans who would happily report to an “internment village” if government told them it was for their own security.
Kind of looks like Mike Meyers
Not at all. They'll just boil it down to something the low-information voter can understand: "Angry old white man".
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!
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.