Terrorism in 'Murica (aka The Homeland)

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if there's a thread on this already, i'm sire someone will let me know soon enough:

(I can't find a link to the story of the college grad who ran over a bunch of other students to avenge islam or whatever)

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 13:03 (fourteen years ago) link

I thought it said Murcia.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 13:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Here's a link to the story. My old college! And one of the most liberal campuses in the state, so of all the places to go mad...

carson dial (carson dial), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 13:12 (fourteen years ago) link

"UNC students will rally against the act and protest the news media's reluctance to label it terrorism," the release states.

I'm not sure what I think about that. Of course it was terrorism, but was it orchestrated, religious terrorism, or just some nut who was pissed off about something?

Dave will do (dave225.3), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 13:26 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

so the father of the guy who tried to blow up the plane to detroit says he warned u.s. authorities about his son. unfortunately the father is a nigerian banker. his email probably didn't make it past the spam filters.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 27 December 2009 02:57 (ten years ago) link

(f'r real tho this shit is alarming and i wish these assholes would stop trying to blow up planes.)

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 27 December 2009 02:58 (ten years ago) link

I wish assholes would stop trying to blow things up too.

Domnesty International (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 27 December 2009 03:01 (ten years ago) link

it would be a good new year's resolution for assholes imo.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 27 December 2009 03:02 (ten years ago) link

F'real. Assholes' Charter.

Domnesty International (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 27 December 2009 03:04 (ten years ago) link

I hope it leads straight back to Cheney (just kidding but this story was the first thing I thought of)

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/africa/jan-june09/nigeria_04-24.html

Corruption Case Exposes Scope of Bribery in Nigeria

Last year, Albert Jack Stanley, the former CEO of KBR, pleaded guilty to bribery for masterminding the payment of more than $180 million to Nigerian officials. PBS Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergmen reports on the damage done by large-scale bribery in that country.

Milton Parker, Sunday, 27 December 2009 06:39 (ten years ago) link

why do all the news reports keep saying this bomb was made by a top al qaeda bomb maker - the shit did not go off - whoever made it is not a top bomb maker

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 06:51 (ten years ago) link

and srsly why not detonate the bomb in the bathroom where no one will disturb yr terror

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 06:53 (ten years ago) link

overall, not impressed

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 06:53 (ten years ago) link

aside from the 9/11 bastards, these terrorists seem less competent than the Weather Underground.

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 December 2009 06:54 (ten years ago) link

srsly guy gotten tooken down by a dutch filmmaker A DUTCH FILMMAKER smh

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 07:01 (ten years ago) link

Theo wahtshisname avenged

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 December 2009 07:10 (ten years ago) link

ws dutch filmmaker tbh

stupid fruity crazy jag (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 27 December 2009 07:13 (ten years ago) link

I sure am glad we're fighting these guys in remote Afghan villages. Each Taliban Pashtun sheep herder we kill is one less rich British educated Nigerian terrorist to worry about.

Super Cub, Sunday, 27 December 2009 09:26 (ten years ago) link

it's a little comforting that the whole on-board chem-lab thing is hard to do effectively. but it sounds like dude had enough explosive on him to do the job. and apart from the people he would've killed, imagine the insane right-wing braying about america under attack -- on christmas, no less -- while obama frolics in hawaii. it's not as if anyone caught this guy, everybody just got lucky.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 27 December 2009 14:07 (ten years ago) link

has anyone flown yet since this? i am not looking forward to manchester-newark-sfo in a couple of days.

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 14:23 (ten years ago) link

not sure my bladder can deal with the new era tbqh

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 14:23 (ten years ago) link

god, i cannot imagine that flight, caek. fucking nightmarish bullshit.

And now my dick is where? Oh, this is too rich (the table is the table), Sunday, 27 December 2009 14:52 (ten years ago) link

am doing Gatwick -> Orlando next week. not exactly looking forward to (1) flight and (2) Gatwick security which is hellish bad at the best of times.

ailsa, Sunday, 27 December 2009 14:58 (ten years ago) link

gatwick is the worst place on earth. you have my sympathies.

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:09 (ten years ago) link

assuming everything runs on time, 2010 starts for me at 5am GMT Jan 1 and ends at 1am PST Jan 2. YAAAAAAAOOOOOOW. and of course nothing will run on time now.

wonder if cutty can meet me in arrivals at EWR w/ vaporizer.

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:22 (ten years ago) link

lol "2010 ends on Jan 2". i wish.

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:24 (ten years ago) link

You sound like a terrist, flying crazy routes from Londonistan and calling for the end of the world.

James Mitchell, Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:33 (ten years ago) link

i am taking an implausible number of hard drives in hand luggage too (no joke).

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:35 (ten years ago) link

and i'm flying back LAX to munich. would not be surprised if i get tased just a little bit.

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:36 (ten years ago) link

jus a lil tasing lets all be cool

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:41 (ten years ago) link

Hoekstra on Fox yesterday all but blaming Obama admin.

you want a war on christmas i'll give you a fuckin war on christmas (will), Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:42 (ten years ago) link

The government was vague about the steps it was taking, saying that it wanted the security experience to be “unpredictable” and that passengers would not find the same measures at every airport — a prospect that may upset airlines and travelers alike.

^^^ awesome

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:41 (ten years ago) link

Airline officials also said the carriers were told to turn off the maps on in-flight entertainment systems that show a plane’s location. The rule apparently was intended to prevent travelers from knowing when a plane had reached the United States. However, industry officials pointed out there are route maps in the backs of airline magazines, and that a traveler could simply time the journey using a watch.

^^^ lol

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:43 (ten years ago) link

i will be seriously disappointed if the maps w/the lil traveling airplane get turned off

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:45 (ten years ago) link

I'm sorta surprised an airline hasn't tried to go the El Al route but on a bigger scale, and offer, for a higher price, higher security: i.e. having their own security in addition to the airports'. I'd think some people would be willing to pay more for this, and others wouldn't, so the market could support both kinds of fliers.

Euler, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:45 (ten years ago) link

Where can I read about how things work on El Al?

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:48 (ten years ago) link

I think people on long flights are 20 times likelier to eat each other without the distraction of the lil traveling airplane.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:49 (ten years ago) link

why do all the news reports keep saying this bomb was made by a top al qaeda bomb maker - the shit did not go off - whoever made it is not a top bomb maker

why is any possible threat to america from any source overstated and over-reported?

Not a reactionary git, just an idiot. (darraghmac), Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:50 (ten years ago) link

re. El Al, the wikipedia entry has the right details.

Euler, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:50 (ten years ago) link

The BBC was reporting that the route maps will only be off for the last hour. Seems completely retarded regardless. They're not detailed enough if you're aiming for a specific small conurbation, and any idiot can figure out when they've crossed from Canadian to U.S. airspace.

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:50 (ten years ago) link

wow at El Al security.

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:52 (ten years ago) link

Does the precise location of the plane you're trying to destroy matter that much?

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:53 (ten years ago) link

presumably it has greater political impact if it happens in the U.S.

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:53 (ten years ago) link

when youre flying into new york you can look out the window and see new york

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:54 (ten years ago) link

yeah (re El Al); I have friends who would gladly pay for that kind of security---you'd think a market as lucrative as the airline market would support such a business.

Euler, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:54 (ten years ago) link

how much is the typical price premium for El Al? double? extra 25%

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:55 (ten years ago) link

imo the market for luxury airline security isnt that great - its already the safest thing in the world

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:56 (ten years ago) link

joe will you come out to EWR on new year's day and do yoga with me y/n?

caek, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:57 (ten years ago) link

that sounds really lovely but im up in vermont for the next few months

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:58 (ten years ago) link

btw factoid: i have never set foot in the newark airport

ice cr?m, Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:59 (ten years ago) link

It's hard to countenance this occurring on the same day as the charity marathon pipe bombing in NJ and there being no connection. But I guess it's possible.

In general the notion of 'bomb in Chelsea' makes one start imagining motives but then the specific locations of the bombs just seem pretty empty of significance. IDGI.

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 18 September 2016 15:05 (four years ago) link

idiot israels on fb all "why are americans so slow to admit the truth" like i understand that in yr country you generally only have one source of terrorism but god bless the US we have so many sources of potential bomb making that we really cannot just jump to one conclusion immediately w/out evidence. it could be right-wing extremists. it could be left-wing extremists. it could be lone nuts. we have a long history of all kinds of groups trying to blow ppl up.

Mordy, Sunday, 18 September 2016 15:10 (four years ago) link

Cant remember the last time left wing extremists bombed anything in the US tbh

Οὖτις, Sunday, 18 September 2016 15:30 (four years ago) link

But yes i agree w yr overall pt

Οὖτις, Sunday, 18 September 2016 15:33 (four years ago) link

3 acts of terror, broadly speaking, in one day :/

St. Cloud MN stabber seems to be in the same bucket as Orlando dude ie disorganized sort of Islamist terror

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 18 September 2016 16:45 (four years ago) link

Sort-of-islamist should have hyphenated for clarity

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 18 September 2016 16:46 (four years ago) link

Yeah, thank god it's not worse than it might have been. But we're not in a stage where stuff is ordered from on high, this may have had a certain motive, but how do we react to this dispersed, autonomous ideology?

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Sunday, 18 September 2016 16:56 (four years ago) link

I don't react. I keep moving, quickly.

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 18 September 2016 17:02 (four years ago) link

So they said definitely intentional, second unexploded bomb similar design to Boston marathon bomb (design can be found on internet), checking for links to NJ race pipe bomb but so far no link to (international) Islamic terror.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 September 2016 19:23 (four years ago) link

It's remarkable that no one died, it was a really powerful bomb. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/nyregion/new-york-explosion-chelsea.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=span-ab-top-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Luke McConnell, who was visiting from Colorado, was headed toward a restaurant on West 27th Street when the blast occurred.

“I felt it, like a concussive wave, heading towards me. Then there was a cloud of white smoke that came from the left side of 23rd Street near Sixth,” Mr. McConnell said. “There was no fire, just smoke.”

Witnesses said they could feel the explosion from several blocks away. Daniel Yount, 34, said he was standing on the roof of a building at 25th Street and Avenue of the Americas with friends.

“We felt the shock waves go through our bodies,” Mr. Yount said.

Seems like ISIS loners. They really underperformed this time, thank god. nypost fwiw: http://nypost.com/2016/09/18/there-will-be-more-chilling-911-call-after-the-chelsea-explosion/

flappy bird, Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:58 (four years ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunch_of_Guys

Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Sunday, 18 September 2016 22:01 (four years ago) link

lol come on

Nhex, Sunday, 18 September 2016 22:03 (four years ago) link

5 people taken into custody

http://abc7ny.com/news/multiple-people-taken-into-custody-in-connection-with-chelsea-explosion/1517053/

flappy bird, Monday, 19 September 2016 03:38 (four years ago) link

Shit.

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Monday, 19 September 2016 11:09 (four years ago) link

Suspect named for the Chelsea bomb, 28 yo Afghanistan born naturalized us citizen of NJ.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/sep/19/us-authorities-investigating-new-jersey-explosive-devices-live-updates

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Monday, 19 September 2016 11:51 (four years ago) link

home raided

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 September 2016 12:22 (four years ago) link

iPhone extreme alert during Monday morning commute is one way to change the dialectic

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 19 September 2016 12:31 (four years ago) link

I know this is 'letting the terrorists win' but I am strongly tempted to call out today

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:00 (four years ago) link

The NJ stuff is happening about 10 minutes' walk from my apartment.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:00 (four years ago) link

Hell, if them winning is you taking a personal day then fine, let them have this one.

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:03 (four years ago) link

Personally, I feel like the 'letting them win' thing is more applicable if bombs go off in NY and NJ and you decide to stay home with the curtains drawn even though you live in Wichita. But if there's danger of subsequent events in a place where shit has already gone down, it's only natural to be cautious.

ALL TACOE'S 1/2 HALF "OFF" (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:11 (four years ago) link

Did it just now. My boss was cool about it.

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:12 (four years ago) link

Sounds like NY and NJ are handling this very professionally and thoroughly, but then, I don't have TV. Maybe TV is hysterical. Probably so.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 September 2016 13:15 (four years ago) link

When is TV not hysterical.

ALL TACOE'S 1/2 HALF "OFF" (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:16 (four years ago) link

Big Bang Theory?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 September 2016 13:17 (four years ago) link

I don't have tv either. I think they'll handle this well but I'ma give them a day to find the rest of the cached fucking bombs.

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:17 (four years ago) link

Xpost Oh shit, multiple meanings not intentional.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 September 2016 13:18 (four years ago) link

XD

how's life, Monday, 19 September 2016 13:20 (four years ago) link

Fp'd for microaggression

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:28 (four years ago) link

Now you're definitely letting the terrorists win.

ALL TACOE'S 1/2 HALF "OFF" (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:43 (four years ago) link

making people's phones play a siren sound is not "handling it very professionally" imo but i guess it's not boston-level insanity

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:54 (four years ago) link

coming home from manhattan over the weekend while cops ran around in the subways yelling F IS CLOSED F IS CLOSED POLICE ACTIVITY GO HOME makes a fella nervous for sure

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 19 September 2016 14:54 (four years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsuXx-LWIAAgyjw.jpg:small

lol

mookieproof, Monday, 19 September 2016 14:59 (four years ago) link

suspect captured in Linden NJ after firing at a cop

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 September 2016 15:41 (four years ago) link

Nice

Evan, Monday, 19 September 2016 15:49 (four years ago) link

Just seen film of him being taken away on a stretcher.

Bottlerockey (Tom D.), Monday, 19 September 2016 15:51 (four years ago) link

tbf i imagine they're checking for weapons?

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 19 September 2016 16:04 (four years ago) link

P sure that's a direct transcript.

ALL TACOE'S 1/2 HALF "OFF" (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 September 2016 16:08 (four years ago) link

They're checking for embedded cellphones.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fj1HFuaZrD0/ThJdI2QpQPI/AAAAAAAACgQ/esATtrnuZeo/s1600/PDVD_108.BMP

Cumstaun (Phil D.), Monday, 19 September 2016 16:16 (four years ago) link

Maybe, given their constraints, they are implementing thus far extra-legal tickle torture tactics to get him to talk. They are going to get some stubbly SWAT dude to blow raspberries on his tummy until he spills the beans.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 September 2016 16:37 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

Disturbing new details in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

New filings claim there was a Plan B the militiamen had drawn up, that involved a takeover of the Michigan capitol building by 200 combatants who would stage a week-long series of televised executions of public officials.

There was also a Plan C -- burning down the state house, leaving no survivors.

Advanced Doomscroller (Sanpaku), Thursday, 19 November 2020 17:47 (one week ago) link

"economic anxiety"

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 November 2020 17:48 (one week ago) link

Look, an armed coup is totally a reasonable response to not being able to get a haircut.

Nhex, Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:40 (one week ago) link

give me wings, or give me death

the colour out of space (is the place) (PBKR), Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:50 (one week ago) link

Look, an armed coup is totally a reasonable response to not being able to get a haircut.


Have you seen these guys? They all look like Zack Galiafanakis.

Ape Hole Road (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:18 (one week ago) link

Also gotta love that their backup plans were just as outlandish. Plan D was to hijack the Space Shuttle and pilot it into the Mackinac Bridge.

Ape Hole Road (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:20 (one week ago) link

iirc that was actually Plan E, Plan D was to poison this year's crop of Traverse City cherries and hand deliver them to everyone at the statehouse.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:28 (one week ago) link


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