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Cargo Bomb Was 17 Mins From Exploding

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Official: 1 Yemen bomb 17 mins. from exploding

November 4, 2010

PARIS – One of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, the French interior minister said Thursday.

Brice Hortefeux provided no other details in an interview on France’s state-run France-2 television, or say where he got the information about the timing.

"One of the packages was defused only 17 minutes before the moment that it was set to explode," he said.

Lest we forget, once again we were told in effect, ‘the system worked.’ And everybody in our news media seems to have accepted this without question. And yet we are now hearing that one of the bombs was only 17 minutes from detonating.

And, we’ve also been told that these attacks only came to light because of a tip from a (former?) Al Qaeda member. We have also been told that the US government had to count on a Saudi giving us a tracking number for the packages.

This is the system ‘working’?

When investigators pulled the Chicago-bound packages off cargo planes in England and the United Arab Emirates Friday, they found the bombs wired to cell phones and hidden in the toner cartridges of computer printers. The communication cards had been removed and the phones could not receive calls, officials said, making it likely the terrorists intended the alarm or timer functions to detonate the bombs, U.S. officials have said.

They also that each bomb was attached to a syringe containing lead azide, a chemical initiator that would have detonated PETN explosives packed into each printer cartridge. Both PETN and a syringe were used in the failed bombing last Christmas of a Detroit-bound airliner.

Investigators have centered on the Yemeni al-Qaida faction’s top bomb maker, who had previously designed a bomb that failed to go off on a crowded U.S.-bound passenger jetliner last Christmas.

This time, authorities believe that master bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri packed four times as much explosives into the bombs hidden last week on flights from Yemen. The two bombs contained 300 and 400 grams of the industrial explosive PETN, according to a German security official, who briefed reporters Monday in Berlin on condition of anonymity in line with department guidelines.

By comparison, the bomb stuffed into a terrorist suspect’s underwear on the Detroit-bound plane last Christmas contained about 80 grams.

One of the explosive devices found inside a shipped printer cartridge in Dubai had flown on two airlines before it was seized, first on a Qatar Airways Airbus A320 jet to Doha and then on an as-yet-undisclosed flight from Doha to Dubai. The number of passengers on the flights were unknown, but the first flight had a 144-seat capacity and the second would have moved on one of a variety of planes with seating capacities ranging from 144 to 335.

So at least one of these devices was not only on cargo planes, after all.

The packages were addressed to two Chicago-area synagogues. Because the addresses were out of date and the names on the packages included references to the Crusadesthe 200-year wars waged by Christians largely against Muslims [sic] — officials do not believe the synagogues were the targets.

Once again, we see how maniacally obsessed the Muslims are. For them, the Crusades just happened yesterday – in fact, they think they are still going on.

We also see how the Associated Press is willing to stand history on its head to defend Islam. For it reality it was the Muslims who started the series of wars we call the Crusades by waging war against Christians.

It was the Muslims who took over the Christian ‘Holy Land.’ It was the Muslims who destroyed the Church Of The Holy Sepulcher. It was the Muslims who persecuted the Christian pilgrims.

But the reporters of the AP are as blissfully ignorant of such history as they are of current events.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 4th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Cargo Bomb Was 17 Mins From Exploding”

  1. Right of the People says:

    That was the first mistake made by the pope, they should have continued the Crusades until they were truly successful and finished of the menace. We are paying today for that faux pas of long ago.

    Let’s all be thankful that so far the jihadi bombers are still technologically challenged although these bombs do show a certain level of sophistication.

  2. proreason says:

    It’s a miracle we havent had a successful attack other than the one from Obamy’s campaign worker at Fort Hood.

    If all of the individual weakenings of our security apparatus had happened at one time instead of over a 20-month period, the Moron would have been impeached within a week.

  3. beautyofreason says:

    I can’t even imagine the mentality of people so obsessed with something that happened nearly a thousand years ago that they still try to take out innocent people for not sharing the same religion.

    They are truly a credit to their prophet – a mad, murdering con.

  4. hushpuppy says:

    Just out of curiosity, did anyone here learn about the Crusades when you were studying history in high school?

    When I was in high school, history was 1) mandatory and 2) politically incorrect. (Thankfully)

    We were taught without all the liberal mea culpas, the hand-wringing, and all that crapola, and our teacher made sure to fully explain how islam changed history (think Christopher Columbus), and how bloody and violent that ‘religion’ was.

    We were also taught how catastrophically the world would have changed for the worse if islam was successful. Simply put, we were taught islam was evil and we were provided with examples across 1300 centuries of recorded history.

    It was pretty sobering, and I don’t think anyone in my class wasn’t grateful at the end of the lectures that we were blessed to have the freedoms we enjoy; and that’s what irritates me to no end is when politicians begin behaving like Chamberlain did with the Nazis waving a piece of paper and declaring ‘peace in our time!’ And it backfired on the world and ignited WWII.

    As for politicians trying to mollify islam and making artificial distinctions between ‘nice’ muslims and ‘radicalized’ muslims is to ignore the dangers, wars and homicide bombers around the planet. That willful ignorance will come back and bite everyone and ignite WWIII.

    The same mentality that comprises Nazism comprises islam: kill the Jews, Christians, Slavs, defectives and other undesirables that are deemed not human, therefore not fit to live.

    And so it’s begun with the ‘religion of peace’ : they’re sending out exploding messages – convert or die. That too is in their book of toilet paper known as the koran.

    The non islamic nations can expect more bombings and more frequently because wiping out all infidels is on their ‘to do’ list.

  5. Mae says:

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  6. Mae says:

    Moslem persecution of other faiths has generally been state-sponsored. Now it is not only state-sponsored but has the blessings of the Bin Ladens of the Moslem world. (And I love to use the word “Moslem” because my spell-checker indicates it is not the correct word, un-PC–pun intended–that it is.) They especially do not want their people to hear the Gospel of Christ because that would mean they would repent and would not blow themselves up for Allah anymore. Can’t have that.

  7. hushpuppy says:

    Moslem persecution of other faiths has generally been state-sponsored.

    In any country that is muslim, there is no separation of what we refer to as ‘church and state’. Their religion and their state laws are one and the same, and as such take their laws directly from their roll of toilet paper called the koran.

    Every facet of living, copulation, bodily functions, work, etc is laid out in the toilet paper.

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    There will be no end to this insanity until they (Mooselimbs) are eradicated and stricken from the face of this planet. We had to off the Nazis and other fascist to bring sanity back to the human race. The politically correct A-holes are going to be our demise and I’m not kidding.

    There is no reason for a religion of hate to prosper at all.


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