27 November 2010

getting unspeakably old

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Are they still falling for it?
FBI foils Oregon terror bomb plot
Published: Nov. 27, 2010 at 7:22 AM

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 27 (UPI) — A long-running undercover FBI operation foiled a terrorist's attempt to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., prosecutors said.

The FBI said it began investigating 19-year-old Somali immigrant Mohamed Mohamud in August 2009 and learned he planned to bomb the popular tree lighting ceremony at Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square minutes before it took place at 6 p.m. Friday.

Working with state and local police departments, the FBI allowed the plan to park a bomb-laden van near the square to proceed, but with a harmless dummy bomb, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Saturday.

Mohamud was arrested as he tried to detonate the device with a cell phone, Oregon U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton said.

"This defendant's chilling determination is a stark reminder that there are people — even here in Oregon — who are determined to kill Americans," Holton said.

The arrest affidavit alleges Mohamud told undercover agents he thought were helping him that he wanted to see a "huge mass that will ... be attacked in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays."

He is due to appear in court Monday and could face life in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted, the report said.
Or have they just been worn down by the persistance?

love, 99


  1. You didn't have this up yet so I comment it a Danno's first:

    This morning on the ticker tape thingy under the local news report I saw "Oregon man arrested for trying to set off car bomb at Christmas tree lighting ceremony"

    My first thought was: "An FBI setup, undercover agents gave teen explosives, planned attack and supplied fake car bomb."

    Now the headline at Raw Story: Failed Oregon 'terror' an FBI setup: Undercover agents gave teen live explosives for 'test run,' planned attack AND supplied fake car bomb




  2. (Blogger would not allow me to make a link there. I had to just post the URL.)

  3. I almost didn't post it because it's so unspeakably old, fucking boring, and NOT inspiring anyone to STOP it, but the unspeakability of its oldness bid me mention it.

  4. I tried to make a link of http://www.rawstory.com...etc...

    Blogger said "Error - cannot accept HTML://..."

  5. You probably left out a parenthesis or it's yer weird post editor thing again or something... except usually when you fuck up the code Blogger just drops yer comment completely.


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