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Man arrested after US forces flight to divert

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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Man arrested after US forces flight to divert


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An Aeromexico flight from Paris to Mexico was forced to divert to Montreal after U.S. authorities refused to let the plane use U.S. airspace, and a man onboard was taken off and arrested under an outstanding warrant, officials and passengers said.

The man, who officials did not name, was arrested Sunday at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, said Lauren Gaches, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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Not too much on this yet. Just heard ablurb on the news here that he is actually on the US no fly list. It states he also has an outstanding warrant. There will be a news conference shortly where the passenger will be named and more details will be released. It appears we will hold him for 48 hours...


He will remain in custody for 48 hours pending a hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Wednesday, at which point more information will be made public.


Will the CBSA deport him to America to face his charges?

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 12:20 PM
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A lot of unknowns yet to make much of this. The reach of the US authorities is somewhat alarming nevertheless. For them to have so much info on everyone potentially only flying over a bit of US territory is extending their reach into everyone's privacy too far.

On another note, is Canada's border patrol service now totally under US control or will they exercise some independence in their decision making? Only time will tell.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 01:01 PM
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I'm actually kind of surprised to think that a plane going to and from countries that are not even the USA, was grounded by the USA all over one passenger.

I mean it's one thing to say, "We have a list of people we don't let fly in our country," but it's another to say, "We will ground any plane in our airspace no matter how temporarily or flying-over-the-corner-of-it, to arrest anybody from any country flying anywhere that we don't like."

RC



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 01:10 PM
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probably roman polanski



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by wayno
A lot of unknowns yet to make much of this. The reach of the US authorities is somewhat alarming nevertheless. For them to have so much info on everyone potentially only flying over a bit of US territory is extending their reach into everyone's privacy too far.

On another note, is Canada's border patrol service now totally under US control or will they exercise some independence in their decision making? Only time will tell.


There is very little privacy in the world when you fly anywhere. Passport anyone?



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 01:49 PM
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They have identifieed the passenger...

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The plane, bound from France to Mexico, was to pass through U.S. air space but was denied access for security reasons. It was allowed to resume its journey only after Abdirahman Ali Gaal was arrested at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Mr. Gaal's identity was revealed by Canadian officials at 1 p.m. Monday. There are suggestions he is Somalian but this could not be immediately confirmed.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by GAOTU789
They have identifieed the passenger...

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The plane, bound from France to Mexico, was to pass through U.S. air space but was denied access for security reasons. It was allowed to resume its journey only after Abdirahman Ali Gaal was arrested at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Mr. Gaal's identity was revealed by Canadian officials at 1 p.m. Monday. There are suggestions he is Somalian but this could not be immediately confirmed.


This is odd indeed. If this is true a US court issued an international warrant for a foreign citizen. This means the US can arrest anyone in the world.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 02:06 PM
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what in the world did this guy do to warrent so much inconvience for the other passengers? He must have been a huge felon, dangerous or suspected of being a terrorist.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 10:09 PM
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UPDATE: man arrested on an Aeromexico flight in Montreal is a suspected member of al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida ally in Somalia.

According to a Mexican senator on board, the suspected terrorist said his final destination was Tijuana, bordering with San Diego, CA.

www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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That msnbc article says the man has "resident" status in the US and has an American wife. How could he have gotten resident status while being affiliated (supposedly) with a a group with ties to al queda ?

A lot doesn't add up. I wondered why he was taking such a circuitous rout, but if he had "no fly" status then perhaps he had no other way to return from Europe than to fly to Mexico and cross at a land crossing.

I hope we get more info on whether there is any legitimacy to concerns or has the al'queda connection been over blown as usual. At this point it doesn't look like he was trying to sneak into the country, he was just trying to go "home" by the only means left available to him.



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