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Man Tries to Light Shoes on Fire During Flight

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posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:15 PM
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Man Tries to Light Shoes on Fire During Flight


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This is breaking right now. A man on a flight from DC to Denver was tackled by air marshals as he attempted to light his shoes on fire.

More info to come…

More (9:42): I’m told the plane has just landed. All passengers are uninjured and the man is in custody.

Later (9:47): I’m a bit ahead of the news. Trying to get more info from DIA.

Another attempted shoebomber from within the United States raises questions about the usefulness of the TSA’s “take those shoes off” policy.

Later (9:56) Talked to media contact at DIA. They’re calling it a “
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posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:15 PM
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This is just breaking; I heard it on WABC.

A passenger on a flight from Washington, DC to Denver ( ? ) was stopped from lighting his shoes on fire, apparently in a copy-cat attempt of the Shoe Bomber, Richard Reid.

He was tackled by US Marshalls. Two fighter jets were scrambled to escort the airliner to their landing point.

The man had a passport from Qatar. That makes it seem that being PC on what we name people and things doesn't seem to work, eh?

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(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:19 PM
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Re: in-flight dangers

did you read in the international news a week or so ago about the experienced pilot who confessed he'd several times had the compulsion to crash the plane he was flying -- to the extent he'd had to hold/tie down his arm on occasion ? He's Dutch, from memory



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:19 PM
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This is just silly enough to be much, much more serious than it seems. I'm going to keep up on this story even though I probably won't want to hear what follows.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:34 PM
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Update with a Twist

Apparently the suspect has asked for, and received, diplomatic immunity. Which may explain how the materials were smuggled onboard.

But...how does it affect prosecuting him? And does this amount to an Act of War by Qatar against the USA?



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:36 PM
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Snippet from news story, and full story on link....He was from Qutar, and has diplomatic immunity, interesting...





DENVER -- A passenger on a flight from Washington, D.C., to DIA reportedly tried to light his shoes on fire during the flight.

ABC News reports that federal air marshals on the flight stopped and restrained the man, who was a passenger on United flight 663 from Reagan National Airport to DIA Wednesday night. United flight 663 landed in Denver at 7:21 p.m.

www.thedenverchannel.com...

[edit on 7-4-2010 by freetree64]

[edit on 7-4-2010 by freetree64]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:38 PM
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I am wondering if this is a bit of theatre put on by the administration. Air marshalS? More than one on the same flight? How coincidental. It may be legit, who knows yet, but I found that part strange.

Either way, get ready for strip searches and naked scanners everywhere. Maybe this is the Pearl Harbor of the nudie scanners?



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:39 PM
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An update from Denver:


According to ABC News, the man was identified by authorities as Mohammed al Modadi, a diplomat in the Qatar embassy in Washington. The FBI said the man had full diplomat immunity as the 3rd secretary and vice-consul.

www.thedenverchannel.com...



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by mishigas
Update with a Twist

Apparently the suspect has asked for, and received, diplomatic immunity. Which may explain how the materials were smuggled onboard.

But...how does it affect prosecuting him? And does this amount to an Act of War by Qatar against the USA?


It's highly unlikely this was sanctioned by Qatar considering the amount of hardware the U.S. has over there. More likely just some nutjob with access.

[edit on 7-4-2010 by antonia]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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Diplomatic immunity my ass! I think he just lost all protection he thinks he is entitled to. Or not, I guess, depending upon the whims of our insane government...



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:43 PM
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Full diplomatic immunity,

Osama and Al-qaeda have friends in high places.

Can't wait to see how this one plays out.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by warpcrafter
Diplomatic immunity my ass! I think he just lost all protection he thinks he is entitled to. Or not, I guess, depending upon the whims of our insane government...


Immunity is immunity, I don't think there is much they can do except have Qatar recall him.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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I was outside, and heard the F-16's going full burner at sunset, and knew something was up.... they normally don't go ball's to the wall like that at that time of the night....



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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Light his shoes on fire? Doesn't airport security scan your entire body and all of your items? Now, to me he must be a nut or he know how to hide his bomb in shoes pretty well.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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IMO, that is not acceptable. There has to be a limit, otherwise countries like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and more will use them like their own stealth cruise missiles to terrorize anyone who they disagree with.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:50 PM
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they just said on the news that he tried to cover up some smell by lighting the shoe's....


[edit on 7-4-2010 by freetree64]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by mishigas
Update with a Twist

Apparently the suspect has asked for, and received, diplomatic immunity. Which may explain how the materials were smuggled onboard.

But...how does it affect prosecuting him? And does this amount to an Act of War by Qatar against the USA?


Interesting point.

It appears the shoe bomb is a difficult thing to pull off. Richard Reid and now this guy both fail to actually ignite the explosive. Good news for US. Wonder if this is a coordinated attack? Usually they like to hit more than one spot at once.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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Yes lighting a shoe on fire in a plane the guy needs to be stopped immediately; however, the act in itself is harmless outside of explosives in his shoes. I have several times lite the strings on side of my shoe that have come undone. Maybe because he is a diplomat he is without worry over arrest and decided he wasn't intending to harm anyone and to hell if they thought he was about to blow the plane up.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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That's what I do all the time.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by freetree64
they just said on the news that he tried to cover up some smell by lighting the shoe's....


[edit on 7-4-2010 by freetree64]


Did he let out a rank fart or something? Smoking weed? Was he drinking? That's just bizarre.




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