Originally posted by OzWeatherman
I heard it was firecracker rather than an explosive device, although I suppose firecrackers can be considered explosive.
I wonder how he got them on board anyway, fireceackers arent supposed to be allowed on aircraft
Originally posted by OpTiMuS_PrImE
In the least bit of disrespect you are a example of why we keep losing our rights everyday in America to fear mongering bullsh** put out by the government.
Some 800-900 Cuban criminals were pushed into the United States by Fidel Castro in 1980 (as part of the Mariel Boatlift), and have been in detention ever since. Following their initial detention, these criminals were granted immigration parole into the United States by the INS. While on immigration parole, each of them was convicted of, and sentenced for, violations of state or federal law ranging from attempted murder to trafficking in coc aine to petty theft. After they were released from their imprisonment for these offenses, their immigration parole was revoked on the basis of their convictions. The problem has been that Castro has refused to take them, notwithstanding a formal immigration agreement between the Castro regime and the Clinton Administration.
Originally posted by mishigas
reply to post by OpTiMuS_PrImE
What is the point of listing the odds of various events? Especially when the only relevant event, the terrorist event, did actually happen today?
I mean, I just don't see the point?
And yes, igniting fireworks on a commercial airliner *is* a terrorist act.
Those who would suggest that the war against terrorism is a waste need only to pay attention to these continued efforts to kill and maim innocents in the name of Islam.
It is as yet unclear how dangerous these explosives might have been, but it is is it just another reminder that the war against the US continues.
We can never let down our guard as history has shown.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Grady Philpott, you are absolutely correct.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
...but it is is it just another reminder that the war against the US continues.
[edit on 2009/12/25 by GradyPhilpott]
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 counterterror official said the passenger was being questioned this evening.
The passenger created a disturbance by lighting what was reported to be firecrackers -- or perhaps a "powdery substance" -- onboard the flight, injuring himself and several other passengers, according to Delta Airlines
FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold confirmed today that agents are at Metro.
The man was apparently already on the government's no-fly list of suspected terrorists, ABC News said a senior intelligence official told them.
Originally posted by ANNED
Countdown to the invasion of Nigeria.
They are a oil producing country.
Several people were hurt on the plane, which had Delta markings, but was listed as Northwest Flight 253. One person, possibly the suspect, was admitted to the University of Michigan Medical Center at Ann Arbor, hospital spokeswoman Tracy Justice said.
The suspect, who ABC reported suffered second-degree burns, told federal investigators he was connected to Al Qaeda, though authorities are questioning the veracity of that statement, Fox News confirmed. A federal situational awareness bulletin noted that the explosive was acquired in Yemen with instructions as to when it should be used, ABC said.
He appears to have had some kind of incendiary device he tried to ignite," said one of the U.S. officials.
Authorities initially believed the passenger had set off firecrackers that caused some minor injuries. The suspect reportedly suffered second-degree burns in the failed attempt to ignite the device.
Authorities initially believed the passenger had set off firecrackers that caused some minor injuries.