Christmas tree lighting ceremony targeted for terrorist bombing

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    FBI: OR bomb suspect spoke of best site for blast - Yahoo! News

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    PORTLAND, Ore. – The Somali-born university student met with an undercover FBI agent in August at a Portland hotel and told him he had found the perfect location for a terrorist attack: the city's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

    Mohamed Osman Mohamud told the agent that he had dreamed of carrying out an attack for years, and the city's Pioneer Courthouse Square would be packed with thousands, "a huge mass that will ... be attacked in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays," according to an affidavit.

    On Friday, Mohamud parked what he thought was a bomb-laden van near the ceremony and then went to a nearby train station, where he dialed a cell phone that he believed would detonate the vehicle. Instead, federal authorities moved in and arrested him. No one was hurt.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Assuming that this wasn't a case of agent provocateurs enticing a damned fool to get involved in a plot he might not otherwise have been involved with, score one for HSA.
     
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    Sunshine Trust the pie. Supporting Member

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    All that added airline security really paid off! :clap2:




















    NOT!
     
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    Ozmar This tree will shoot you.

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    I fail to see what this has to do with airline security. The guy had been in the country for years, and was not trying to carry a shoe bomb onto a plane.

    As for "enticing" this guy to commit a terrorist attack, bullshit. Obviously the guy who has lived in America for many years still hated it enough that he would want to carry one out...:eusa_whistle:
     

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