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TSA Screening Prevents Terrorist From Exploding His Bomb

Old White People Ruining Yet Another Seasonal Communal Event!!

From all those people, including myself, who have made fun of and argued against the TSA's new and more intrusive security scanning procedures, the TSA can now point to its most recent actions that have prevented an elderly 78-year old Mormon Utah man from exploding his bomb.  The male terrorist was caught while trying to board a flight to a town where his grandchildren live in Kansas.

The incredible story follows the jump...

Here's the incredible story...

The FBI thwarted an attempted terrorist bombing in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square before the city's annual tree-lighting Friday night, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon.

A Corvallis man, thinking he was going to ignite a bomb, drove a van to the corner of the square at Southwest Yamhill Street and Sixth Avenue and attempted to detonate it.

However, the supposed explosive was a dummy that FBI operatives supplied to him...

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a Somali-born U.S. citizen, was arrested at 5:42 p.m., 18 minutes before the tree lighting was to occur, on an accusation of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The arrest was the culmination of a long-term undercover operation, during which Mohamud had been monitored for months as his alleged bomb plot developed.

OH.  What!?!?  This wasn't the TSA???

Woh!!  It was the FBI monitoring the out-bound email traffic between suspected terrorists (something the left hates) and not the TSA's public body-cavity searches (something the left seems to be OK with)?

So, a muslim born in a country that is a hotbed of muslim terrorism is now suspected of pulling off a terrorist attack after contacting suspected terrorist leaders in areas that are current hotbeds of muslim terrorism!!??!?!

Did I miss anything?  In other words, insn't this the way this is supposed to work?

"During this meeting, Mohamud explained how he had been thinking of committing some form of violent jihad since the age of 15," the affidavit says. "Mohamud then told (the FBI operatives) that he had identified a potential target for a bomb: the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square on Nov. 26, 2010."

Also note, that this was a TREE lighting ceremony.  Not even a HOLIDAY tree.  It was the MUSLIM that mentioned it being a Christmas Tree.  HAHAHAHAA!!

William Teach asks via Twitter if this means we will now have to undergo TSA gropings to attend seasonal tree lighting happy-time-of-the-year events.

Parting shot:  If it is cause for violence and riots to have images of their possessed pedophile leader displayed in public, then how can people get a pass being named after him?  Doesn't that degrade the meaning of his name?  Doesn't that put the image of his name out in public?  You can point to some fat slob in Pakistan and say, "Hey look, there's Mohamed over there cavorting with a donkey!!"  Wouldn't that be a cause to riot and commit violence?  Hmmmm.  Just askin'.


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