Portland narrowly non-escapes non-detonation of non-bomb by non-entity

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OFFICIALS FOIL BOMB PLOT AT CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY- Somali Man Arrested

That headline tops a picture of smiling white Christians around a Christmas tree, followed immediately below by a picture of the dusky-hued perpetrator and a statement that the devilish Mooslim was eighteen minutes — EIGHTEEN MINUTES, I TELL YOU!! — from blowing up his car bomb and scattering innocent body parts all over Portland.

This predictably caused a frenzy of feces flinging by the howler monkeys that live in Hoft’s comment sections. The appropriately nymed “Male Silverback” sees this as a good reason to deport all Muslims. That’s nothing compared to the orthographically and grammatically challenged “Ginger” who writes, at least loosely speaking, this:

Watch the comings and goings at all mosque! I remember last year that it was reported that around 200 Somalia’s was seen crossing the Mexican boarder and they could not be found! It appears that the reason the boarders are NOT being protected is for this reason! We have a traitor among us! Are shall I say we have a whole lot of traitors among us! … The gutter stinch is getting stronger and stronger.Sounds like he is bringing his brown shirt muslim cousins over as fast as he can. He knows our soldiers WILL NOT follow his orders!

All you Sadlynauts can probably predict where we’re going here and what our Sadly, No! moment will be:

His arrest was part of a long-term undercover operation, during which Mohamud had been watched closely for months as his alleged bomb plot developed. The explosive device in the car was inert and the public was never in danger.

OMFG, we were eighteen minutes — EIGHTEEN MINUTES, I TELL YOU!!!! — from a Muslim trying to detonate a brick of Play-Doh.

 


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11 comments

  1. According to the FBI affidavit, the case began in August 2009 when Mohamud was in e-mail contact with an unindicted associate overseas who was believed to be involved in terrorist activities. In December 2009, while the unindicted associate was in a frontier province of Pakistan, Mohamud and the associate discussed the possibility of Mohamud traveling to Pakistan to participate in violent jihad.

  2. I can’t comment on this story until I learn the liberal versus conservative percentage breakdown of the typical tree lighting crowd in Portland.

  3. @ miguel cervantes: Yup, Teddy and the usual Laker suspects clearly see out of the one eye that they have open.

    please note the comment from one of the sane people over there.

    doremus35 November 27th, 2010 at 10:05 am «
    Black’s law Dictionary’s definition of entrapment:
    “The act of officers or agents of the government in inducing a person to commit a crime not contemplated by him for the purpose of instituting a criminal prosecution against him.’ and, “…an undercover agent…perpetrates an entrapment when, for the purpose of obtaining evidence of a crime, he originates the idea of the crime and then induces another peson to engage in conduct constituting such a crime when the other person is not otherwise disposed to do so.”

    Of course the interpretation of the words ‘comtemplated’ and ‘disposed’ could be suspected of being the pivotal issues in this definition.
    Just thought the actual definition illuminating in this discussion

    Most of these plots are damned serious, but every now and then one comes along that’s as silly as a wig on a pig and actually do approach government overreach.
    A yutz or two is netted and then played along hoping to turn up a link to someone or something genuinely dangerous, but there’s nothing there.
    But too much time and money have been sunk and the coppers decide that they have to have something to show.

  4. @ fuster:
    The Firefrogpondsc– denizen makes something of a decent argument before he gets indecent, but you don’t have to go into Police State Panic to note, as the Sadlynaut does, how the usual suspects go into panic/hate-mongering overdrive on it.

    Most of these plots are damned serious

    Which ones, for instance?

  5. Now at least one question comes to mind, was he still in contact with that other AQ figure over in Pakistan

  6. Congress needs to fully investigate why the FBI Terrorism Task Force was investigating a planned attack in a city that specifically rejected participation in the Terrorism Task Force. Who ordered the investigation to be continued once it was learned that the Somali Religion of Peace member specifically intended to attack in Portland?

    Even if laws weren’t broken, budget money was certainly wasted.

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