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November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving: Feds Sting Somali Born Terrorist with Fake Bomb in Portland

He parked a van with six 55-gallon drums of fake explosives, provided by undercover FBI agents, next to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Then he went to a train station and used a cell phone to try to detonate it.

U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton released federal court documents to The Associated Press and the Oregonian newspaper that show the sting operation began in June after an undercover agent learned that Mohamud had been in regular e-mail contact with an "unindicted associate" in Pakistan's northwest, a frontier region where al-Qaida and Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents are strong.

The two used coded language in which the FBI believes Mohamud discussed traveling to Pakistan to prepare for "violent jihad," the documents said.

I don't mean to imply he had any assistance from Pakistan (except I do).

Come visit Pakistan. Our principle exports are Christmas cheer and bloody mass-death.


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posted by Dave In Texas at 09:22 AM

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