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June 06, 2010

Iranian Caught Smuggling Arms Over Canadian Border

Once Again, AOSHQ Commenters Prove Themselves More Useful Than The MSM

Thanks to, um, 'conscious and not laying in a pool of urine any longer' in the Tinkle Poll comments thread:

An illegal immigrant from Iran named Hamid Malekpour was discovered last month smuggling a huge load of sniper rifles and high-powered weaponry across the Canadian border into Washington State. He has since been arrested and charged with entering the country illegally with firearms and ammunition, as well as filing a false report with a federal agency.

Fortunately, our first layer of national defense kicked in. That layer being the terrorists' own bountiful stupidity and bungling. That one has saved countless American lives. And God knows we'll always be able to depend on it. /sarc

When questioned by agents about the cache in his car, which included all the .50-caliber ammunition, he claimed to be a hunter. As evidence, he produced a computer image of a recently expired North Dakota hunting license.

In his wallet, agents found a Canadian hunting license, issued the previous day in the name of Hamid Malekpour. They also found a valid British Columbia driverís license in the name of King, issued in 2008, and a Canadian postal receipt from the previous day in the name of Malekpour.

Please do check out the links to see what kind of serious weaponry they found.

Apparently the only place this was reported was in the East Overshoe Weekly Reminder, between a nifty 20% coupon for wallpaper at Mort's Hardware and an ad for some guy with a pickup truck who does junk removal.

The MFM doesn't find stories like this interesting unless the guy is named Bob and he's been to a Tea Party. But the average American finds this sort of thing positively scintillating. You could say our interest has been permanently piqued by an event that happened almost nine years ago.

They have become such parrots and narrative pushers that they even refuse to recognize a story that will sell papers.


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