Friday, October 29, 2010

Yemen, who would have guessed. I am getting the feeling they don't like us.

Why send it by boat when planes are so much faster.

Passengers disembark an Emirates airliner into an awaiting bus at JFK International Airport in New York. Photo / WABC-TV, AP

Homeland Security, the CIA and FBI has been chasing this one down for awhile. 

I do not believe there is any connection between the DC shooter and this discovery.  As a matter of fact I really do believe the DC shooter is connected with the elections.  Some crackpot trying to terrorize the electorate.  As a matter of fact, I wonder if there is a polling place with the word 'marine' in its name.

...President Barack Obama says authorities (click title to entry - thank you) have uncovered a "credible terrorist threat" against the United States after the discovery of explosives in US-bound packages on cargo jets.
Obama said both had been addressed to Jewish organisations in the Chicago area.
The disclosures triggered a worldwide alert amid fears that al-Qaeda was attempting to carry out fresh terror attacks....
...The second package was aboard a plane searched in England, and officials said it contained a printer toner cartridge with wires and powder.
That second package was aboard a plane in the East Midlands, north of London....
...Several other cargo planes at airports along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States also were searched, and officials said no explosives were found. An Emirates Airlines passenger jet carrying cargo from Yemen was escorted from the Canadian border to New York City by two military fighter jets, US officials said. They said it was a precautionary action.
An FBI spokesman in Chicago, Ross Rice, said both suspicious packages had been sent from the same address in Yemen....

No doubt a plan sponsored by our favorite Ex-patriot and what exactly is the ACLU complaining about?  And to think it is just in time for Halloween.  BOO !

Yemen bomb scare 'mastermind' lived in London  (click here)

Anwar al-Awlaki, who US officials suspect was behind the cargo plane bomb, has been linked to other terrorism plots

Vikram Dodd, crime correspondent,

...Anwar al-Awlaki was born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, and has been accused of encouraging terrorism in his sermons and writings...

Since September 11, 2001 the belief that cargo and baggage needs to be scanned before loading it on planes and cargo ships as a matter of 'process' to stop such threats has been a complaint by many.  So.  Here we are now, nine years later and the concern has become a reality.  How about that?  Why do I want to say "I told you so."

Anwar has to know this isn't going to go over well.  Oh well.  I don't believe this has helped his case at all.

Whomever is upset with the military needs to come in from the cold. I know it is expensive to start an ALERT of federal and state buildings but it needs to be considered.

No one has been hurt and so far it is just target practice.  The problems and potential anger of someone is of great concern to me and more than likely the Pentagon.

There is no grievance too big to understand why it exists.  I am confident the protest so far will be tempered by the reality of any complaint.

I don't want anyone else hurt including the shooter.  Please stop and seek an authority that can facilitate surrender and mitigation.  Thank you.

Pentagon, Marine Corps museum shots linked (click there)

The first shooting, which broke upper-level windows at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle just off of Interstate 95, happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 17. The second shooting, at the Pentagon, was reported at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the area of the south parking lot, which faces I-395. The FBI announced Tuesday afternoon that those two shootings have been linked to the same weapon....


Pentagon heightens security for Marine marathon  (click title to entry - thank you)

Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:10pm EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is tightening security for this weekend's Marine Corps marathon after a series of shootings targeting military buildings in the Washington area, an official said on Thursday.
The FBI says a single weapon was used in an October 19 shooting that shattered two windows at the Pentagon and in another shooting at a Marine Corps museum south of Washington the previous weekend.
It is investigating whether a third shooting at a Marine Corps recruiting station this week was also connected.
No one was injured in the shootings but security measures were being heightened, a Pentagon spokesman said....