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Feds Arrest Man Plotting Attack On New York Fed

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Update: we now have the suspect's name: Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who in addition to Plan A had Plan B: "If Nafis felt his attack was about to be thwarted by cops, he would invoke the back-up plan, which involved a suicide bombing operation"

From CNN

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested for allegedly attempting to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan, the Department of Justice and a U.S. attorney's office said in a press release.

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We now have some more detail about the plot to blow up the reserve bank from a press release that breaks down the criminal complaint filed against Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis:


The Bangladeshi national allegedly came to the United States in January to carry out a terror attack on U.S. soil and said he had overseas connections to al-Qaeda. As he attempted to recruit others to join his cell, he tried to recruit someone who turned out to be an FBI source, the criminal complaint says.


Nafis initially had a few targets in mind, according to the complaint, including  "a high-ranking U.S. official and the New York Stock Exchange." In the end, Nafis settled on the New York Federal Reserve Bank, federal officials said.


"In a written statement intended to claim responsibility for the terrorist bombing of the Federal Reserve Bank on behalf of al-Qaeda, Nafis wrote that he wanted to 'destroy America' and that he believed the most efficient way to accomplish this goal was to target America’s economy," the Justice Department press release said. "In this statement, Nafis also included quotations from 'our beloved Sheikh Osama bin Laden' to justify the fact that Nafis expected that the attack would involve the killing of women and children."


The "explosives that he allegedly sought and attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat to the public," according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch.


The plot came to light as an FBI undercover agent posed as an al-Qaeda facilitator, federal authorities say.


Nafis asked the undercover agent for 50-pound bags of what he thought were explosives, and then worked on putting together an explosive device, according to prosecutors.


"Nafis purchased components for the bomb’s detonator and conducted surveillance for his attack on multiple occasions in New York City’s financial district in lower Manhattan," a Justice Department press release describing the criminal complaint said. “Throughout his interactions with the undercover agent, Nafis repeatedly asserted that the plan was his own and was the reason he had come to the United States."


He met an undercover agent that supplied him with what he thought were explosives on Wednesday morning. After meeting up, they both traveled in a van to a warehouse, the Justice Department said.


That’s apparently when Nafis told the agent he had a "Plan B."


If Nafis felt his attack was about to be thwarted by cops, he would invoke the back-up plan, which involved a suicide bombing operation, the criminal complaint alleges.


When the pair arrived at the warehouse, Nafis began putting together what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside the van. Then they drove together to the target: The New York Federal Reserve Bank. As they drove, he armed the purported by putting together the detonator and the explosives, the criminal complaint says.


The van was then parked next to the bank. The pair went to a nearby hotel, where Nafis apparently recorded a video statement meant to be shown to the American public in connection with the attack.


"We will not stop until we attain victory or martyrdom," he said, according to the criminal complaint.


He then tried, several times unsuccessfully, to detonate the device, which was actually inert explosives.


Nafis was then arrested.


A good portion of the sting operation was caught on tape, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

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NBC 4 New York has learned that federal authorities have arrested a man they say was plotting to attack the Federal Reserve in New York City. The man is in custody in New York. Sources tell NBC 4 New York that he lives on Long Island. Law enforcement officials stress that the plot was a sting operation monitored by the FBI and NYPD and the public was never at risk.



According to the report, the suspect drove a van he believed to be loaded with explosives from Long Island to Lower Manhattan. He then placed the van near the Federal Reserve and was then arrested by the FBI and NYPD.


The suspect, whom sources said is from the Jamaica Queens section of New York City, is currently in custody in New York. Sources say he was acting alone.

Some more:

Middle Eastern man parked van he thought was filled with explosives outside N.Y. Fed this morning, then walked to nearby Millennium hotel and tried to set off bomb with cell-phone detonator, New York Post reports, citing unidentified law enforcement sources.


Suspect posted about Jihad online 3 months ago, told FBI agent he met online that he wanted to blow up

And "New York terror suspect is a 21-year-old Bangladeshi citizen who traveled to the U.S. in January to carry out terror attack."

At least all that tungsten gold lying on the Manhattan bedrock is safe and sound and John McClane will not be called out of retirement just yet.


It is unclear yet if Quazi hated America for its Federal Reserve or its collection of weapons grade Tungsten.

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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:22 | 2898753 Alpo for Granny
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Wait.....terrorists attacking the Fed or terrorist at the Fed?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:24 | 2898761 Dalago
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Some would call him a hero.  Its the Fed thats the terrorist.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:28 | 2898777 vast-dom
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rumors are that he was an active ZeroHedge poster.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:29 | 2898783 Dalago
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Law enforcement officials stress that the plot was a sting operation monitored by the FBI and NYPD and the public was never at risk.

This was a set up.  Probably more bomb making in a FBI apartment where the FBI builds it.  File this one under "Racketeering"

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:33 | 2898811 knukles
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Whaddya expect?
He was from "Long Giland"
Home of JW Bobbit and Joey Buttafuco

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:37 | 2898845 DoChenRollingBearing
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Zero Hedge seems to have broken this story 15 minutes before I heard it on the radio.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:41 | 2898870 Colombian Gringo
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No surprise that the Federal Reserve colluded with the FBI to set up this sucker. They now have the excuse to criminalize dissent, and crush protestors. Another false flag courtesy of our money masters.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:44 | 2898888 Dr. Richard Head
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Uh-oh.....he was a muslim!  His name was Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis.  WE HAVE TO GO BOMB IRAN!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:54 | 2898911 Kitler
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As all Americans will soon know... Bangladesh is the third largest city in Iran.

All roads lead to Tehran, even the explosive device displayed looks just like the Iranian one Netanyahu recently showed us.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:06 | 2899019 economics9698
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The message must be spreading.  Good thing I do not live in NYC.  Someday when the fiat dies this story will end differently.  


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:08 | 2899041 notbot
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He must have seen the youtube video

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:14 | 2899070 Stackers
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Another episode of Bait Car brought to us by the FBI ???

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:26 | 2899132 NotApplicable
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Well, it's not like they're smart enough to do anything else. Those people work for the CIA.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:37 | 2899198 Kitler
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Nafis wrote that he wanted to 'destroy America' and that he believed the most efficient way to accomplish this goal was to target America’s economy,"

Not smart?


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:40 | 2899211 Dalago
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This should also be filed under entrapment.  What the FBI is doing is illegal.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:49 | 2899221 Kitler
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You mean should be illegal.

I assure you they made it very very legal.

On the other hand however it's strangely reassuring to know that the FBI knows that the Fed IS the American econony.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:05 | 2899298 HobbyFarmer
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Thank goodness the feds stopped this man before NYPD arrived.  Imagine the mahem and thousands of innocent bystanders the NYPD would take out shooting their weapons into busy streets trying to take this guy out!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:27 | 2899585 Half_A_Billion_...
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Jesus Christ this is so dangerous; imagine the amount of tungsten flying everywhere.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:10 | 2899654 clymer
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And here begins the process of associating foreign terrorists with domestic persons opposed to the federal reserve system. And the good men and women that make up the county, state and federal law enforcement community will swallow it up, hook, line and sinker.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:19 | 2899657 Slewburger
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Exactly, a self inflicted wound.... Because terrorists would only attack something good for the American people.

Somebody please fast forward I've already seen this movie

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 06:48 | 2900378 Harlequin001
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The man's a fucking looney.

How can you destroy America by destroying the Fed?

You're doing the country a service for christ's sake...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:28 | 2899361 sunaJ
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It's actually smart by TPTB to formulate a sting where the FED is the target.  It's that much easier to now say that anyone who demonstrates at the FED or even speaks ill of the beast is in line with terrorists.  We have stings here.  In the Middle East, dictators would have agents attack their own citizens so they can claim the culprits as whatever enemy of the state they wish.  It is a natural corruption of this line of thinking.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:33 | 2899380 Kitler
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Same old same old...

Last time the targets were the Pentagon and Silverstein. Wouldn't want to be called anti-American or anti-Semitic would you?

And both made out $$$ handsomely.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:06 | 2899647 fourchan
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some day in the not too distant future,

this terrorist might be known as a patriot, and the target a terrorist.


if reality reasserts itself.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:39 | 2899398 Cathartes Aura
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ahhh, this story has a familiar ring to it. . .

FBI: alleged Christmas tree bomber thought 9/11 'was awesome'

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who is accused of plotting to bomb a Portland, Ore., Christmas tree lighting ceremony, was not entrapped by FBI agents, says US Attorney General Eric Holder.

they really aren't that creative any more, the methods are so obvious. . .

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:39 | 2899686 TheFourthStooge-ing
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FBI-orchestrated 'terra' plots occur on a regular rotation. Five months ago, they needed to generate fear of 'domestic terra', so they trotted out a handful of retarded white guys and a scheme to blow up a bridge in Ohio.

Apparently someone who decides such things decided that American fear of Ay-rab Moozlim Al Kayduh terrists needed a little boost. The result was today's episode of community theater, brought to you in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:10 | 2899050 TruthInSunshine
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"In a written statement intended to claim responsibility for the terrorist bombing of the Federal Reserve Bank on behalf of al-Qaeda, Nafis wrote that he wanted to 'destroy America' and that he believed the most efficient way to accomplish this goal was to target America’s economy,"


What a dumbass.

Destroying the Federal Reserve would unleash the biggest wave of organic economic activity, robust real economic growth and true prosperity that Americans would ever experience; America would become the economic superpower to end all economic superpowers

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:26 | 2899366 MsCreant
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I logged in just to say this, you beat me to it.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:43 | 2899691 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Indeed. If this patsy really wanted to see America's economy destroyed, he'd be guarding the NY Fed to protect it from attack.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 22:29 | 2899864 Kali
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Excellent protest idea!  Get the OWS'ers to dress up like muslims carrying signs saying "Al Quedans for the FED". 

I can see the YuToob now, "  I am very greatful to Ben Bukkake and the Fed for saving my life.  My wife and children were afraid I would die in a suicide bombing of an American Embassy.  Thanks to the fine people in this building, I won't have to do that to try and bring the Great Satan down. The Fed is doing God's work for us.  Allah Akbar!"

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:38 | 2899395 drbill
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Exactly correct. The FED is destroying America already. Why should Al Qaeda interfere with the FED? Targetting the FED is the last thing that Al Qaeda should, and probably would, do.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:50 | 2899528 Bawneee Fwank
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I agree, why would AL Qaeeeeda go after the fed...Shit is getting dumber and dumber.  I think it is so Fed/local law enforcement can treat us like this...

Canadians Discover That The U.S. Is Now A Police State

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:42 | 2899690 JLee2027
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What I can't figure is why you would let the bomber assmble his materials, drive to the target, "arm his weapon", return to his hotel, record a video, and then let him try to set it off? Are they nuts? I thought all this "security" and safety that's forced upon us would prevent someone from getting this close.


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:05 | 2899714 zerozulu
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Was not he the same guy in the third row, last night trying to ask a question to Obama about FED?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:39 | 2899397 booboo
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Krugman put him up to it, it's in his book, lots of "broken windows"

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:20 | 2899473 killallthefiat
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Oh goodness.  If he blows up the Fed, he is going to wipe out the gold reserves too.  If he does that, how will we back our fiat with gold (as a previous article referred to three scenarios for gold)?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:44 | 2899695 JLee2027
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You can't destroy gold. The explosion would result in a shower of small gold pellets in a radius of several blocks. Talk about returning wealth to the people. Sheesh.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:45 | 2899513 silverserfer
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The money and power that are behind the FED will still be there after the colapse. They will have accumulated most of the gold and be there to make the new rules and retain the power to start up the new currency.  

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:50 | 2899621 chump666
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lol excellent TIS!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:54 | 2899537 NaN
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  The message must be spreading...

Unless the undercover agent picked the target.  Oh, that would also mean the message was spreading.  

(I don't condone violence of any sort, in case anyone is wondering.)

In any case, the US acts like it is willing to finish itself off by demonstrating the limits of its military and economic power with numerous failed wars, just like OBL predicted.  

The maintenance pattern is clear from the Isreali Occupation that each little attack from the Palestinians causes a 100000X economic cost to Isreal in response with more checkpoints, more waiting, more unproductive military spending, not counting the opportunity and externality costs.

In fact, the plan worked even better than OBL imagined: It is self-sustaining.  Now the FBI invites maybe-wanna-be terrorist losers to keep the fear level up so real terrorists are not even necessary.


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:29 | 2899154 resurger
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Bangladesh will lead to China Kitler...


OFC thats after Tehran!


All hail Quasi Bin Laden!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:50 | 2898928 john39
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how dare they plan to attack OUR master....

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:58 | 2898982 kaiserhoff
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Never trust a ferret, to do a weasel's job.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:59 | 2898996 saturn
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You should ask how dare they to outsource this job..

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:16 | 2899086 Vincent Vega
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We have to go bomb Iran...and beef up groppings of women and children at airports. But under no circustance is there to be any racial profiling.  (fixed it for you)

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:41 | 2899606 Kayman
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"His name was Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis"

Geez... isn't that Irish ?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:50 | 2898893 FEDbuster
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Forget truck bombs, buy silver and gold with your FRNs.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:08 | 2899046 delacroix
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he didn't plan that attack himself, the gov. helped him.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:27 | 2899372 MsCreant
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Nice. Whats good for the goof is good for the gander.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:21 | 2899105 XitSam
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You too will soon be considered a terrist.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:48 | 2899520 silverserfer
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we have all been being monitored here for quite a while.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:12 | 2899731 JuliaS
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Hmm... if a hitman is paid with Federal Reserve notes and sent to eliminate the Fed board members, can we call it a cult suicide?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:29 | 2899376 mr. mirbach
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The headline should have been, "FBI announces yet another successful sting operation involving mentally deficient patsy in order to justify war on terror and maintain funding."

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:00 | 2899704 Mr.Bigfoot
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Exactly, they look like they picked this guy up at the 7-eleven. A terrorist? Jeez, slurpees will just never taste the same again.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:06 | 2899031 BeaverFever
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And in other news, Gilligan has been detained by The Professor for allegedly plotting to place a banana peel under The Skipper's slippers...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:44 | 2899693 Hugh G Rection
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How many idiots still believe the bullshit propaganda on the tell-lie-vision?

Has anyone seen Rowdy Piper's sucessful attack on the Fed?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:42 | 2898877 seek
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Yep. Standard FBI MO. Practically every "terrorist" they've arrested has been a low-IQ patsy manipulated by a paid informant.

Wait for the standard "public wasn't at risk because the FBI supplied the terrorist with fake explosives" line that will come out in a week or two.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:56 | 2898969 FEDbuster
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Bet the guy had a 64 oz "Big Gulp" of Mountain Dew in the van, too.  Real dangerous son of a bitch!

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 00:21 | 2899751 TruthInSunshine
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Yep. Now the federal court that hears this case will have to make rulings not just on questions of federal law, but on New York City's law against obtaining, concealing & consuming an oversized soda.


I fully expect the MSM Sheeple-targeted headlines to blare "Obama Stops Planned WMD Attack on New York City" tomorrow.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:05 | 2899028 Sofa King
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Actually, the public would have been the only ones at risk. If he did park and detonate a van full of explosives outside, the only people hurt would have been people walking around outside.  Have you seen how thick those walls are?  I've been in the building and it's stronger than a brick shithouse.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:17 | 2899093 Winston Churchill
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Already on the BOOB tube,

No danger to public etc etc

Do not see why the Jihadists would bother attacking the USA.

We are doing just fine destroying it ourselves.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:30 | 2899156 NotApplicable
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Unless I'm mistaken, you can ditch that word "practically." I'm not aware of a single arrest that they've made where they weren't actively involved in from the VERY beginning.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:17 | 2899336 Overfed
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You are correct, sir. One more case of the FBI finding a patsy, giving him everything he needs (including motivation), and then arresting him. All for consumption by the sheeple, lest they start thinking we don't need a Gestapo and Sturmabteilung.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:43 | 2898887 DeadFred
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Okay everyone 'fess up. How many of you were approached before they finally had to settle on this patsy?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:59 | 2898990 cossack55
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I would opine that about 99% of ZH readers are a little "too aware" to fall for this amateurish FBI bullshit. Most ZHers know the handles of the other 1%.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:47 | 2899406 sunaJ
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When they approached me, I wasn't too keen on the promise of 70 virgins.  I just want a handful of whores.



Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:55 | 2899429 localsavage
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They showed me pictures and there is no way they were virgins.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:45 | 2899612 Kayman
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Actually, the joke is on the Jihadists.  The virgins are also eunichs.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:01 | 2899550 e_goldstein
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and a metric shit-ton of tungsten. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:02 | 2899009 tenpanhandle
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I hung up on em because they began the recruitment spiel with "who you going to vote for in the upcoming election.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:32 | 2899166 XitSam
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Hello. Welcome to the FBI fake boom hotline. Please select from the following menu.

Press 1 to purchase boom making materials.

Press 2 to purchase a pre-made boom.

Press 3 to hear target selection choices.

Press 4 for boom making support in your native language.

Press 5 to arrange legal representation after your plan has failed.

For urgent requests or to speak to an undercover FBI agent, press 6.


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:32 | 2899384 MsCreant
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A booming industry.

Long FBI entrapment and manufacturing dumbed down dissent so that they can crush it beneath their jackboots.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:20 | 2899750 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The DHS gravy train is also bullish for university theater departments, especially those that have degree programs in Choreographed Reality Engineering.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:57 | 2899701 Hugh G Rection
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I would have played along, recording all conversations until finally driving my "accomplice" to the police station.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:59 | 2898993 salvadordaly
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The FBI is getting real good at catching people that they give the "means" to produce such an attack. Just seems a little fishy. They always get their guy! You know the one that they helped pull off the job. Are we really supoosed to be that stupid, Mr. FBI? I mean come ..........

whats that ma? there someone at the door for me, I'll be right back guy's. Lots of comotion going on upstairs......

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:19 | 2899345 Overfed
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At least after OKC the FBI stopped giving their patsys live explosives.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:03 | 2899629 SafelyGraze
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if you print an image of that-which-must-not-be-printed on your 2D color printer1, you're in big big trouble.

but if you print that-which-must-not-be-printed on your 3D solid printer2, you're in big big BIG trouble

it's bad enough that you can abuse the alphabet to even write the proscribed words. 


spoiler for the click-shy:  1FRN; 2CADFAEL

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:00 | 2898995 Gringo Viejo
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Just living day to day in America is a "sting operation".
"If the right hand don't get ya, then the left one will".

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:10 | 2899457 aerojet
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Yes, very clearly one of those FBI "stings" where they drive the guy around the city and help him pick out his target and build his bomb for him.  Why are Americans so stupid?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:56 | 2898789 Kitler
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It was the Fed attacking the Fed with the help of the FBI and NYPD.

In the last "sting" operation these clowns pulled it was the Iranians using a used car dealer with legal problems to hire Mexican drug dealers to kill a Saudi and an Israeli ambassador in a Washington restaurant or something similarly  ridiculous.

Poor sucker was probably after the gold that isn't even there...


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:56 | 2898973 Serfs Up
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The FBI needs a new motto:  "Foiling our own plots since 2002."

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:29 | 2899094 Kitler
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Perhaps "By way of Deception Thou Shalt do War" now that the Mossad has relinquished the rights?

Throughout the book, Ostrovsky claims to reveal details of the internal workings of the Mossad itself. One topic in his book is the suicide bombing of the U.S. Marine compound in Beirut that killed several hundred U.S. Marines in Lebanon: Ostrovsky maintains that the Mossad knew there was going to be an attack on the Americans' peace mission in Beirut and intentionally withheld that information.

With "friends" like Israel who needs enemies?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:19 | 2899343 kaiserhoff
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OMFG.  I thought I would never suffer from snark envy. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:30 | 2898792 insanelysane
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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:43 | 2898881 Dr. Engali
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I think it was ananonymous

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:07 | 2899037 Scalaris
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Friedmanite fundamentalist?

Inflation jihadist?

Ron Paul on bath salts?


We'll never know. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:15 | 2899071 JonNadler
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you know i didn't see MDB at our staff meeting today, hmmmm suspicious to me. He's always at the meetings, sitting on the front row as Jamie speaks to us

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:16 | 2899331 MillionDollarBogus_
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 I resemble that remark...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:43 | 2899227 resurger
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Leeroy Jenkins

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:58 | 2899271 jmcadg
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Nah, MDB got caught shooting his jizz on the wall. He wanted to do it on the Bernanke's face, but didn't have the connections.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:31 | 2898796 TruthInSunshine
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Bernanke just gave a press conference and claimed he heard the guy planned on blowing up the dollar, which he said is his job.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:33 | 2898816 insanelysane
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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:35 | 2898822 El
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If true, I'll donate to his legal defense fund. Oh wait...snap...he doesn't get a legal defense. NDAA and all.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:34 | 2898826 Urban Redneck
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Whose hasn't been posting recently?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:20 | 2899349 Likstane
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I don't post much, but I'm checking in just to say it wasn't me.

p.s. Fuck the FED!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:35 | 2898833 darteaus
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Was he also in Fight Club?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:36 | 2898838 NotApplicable
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You're supposed to respond, "What's their ZH user id?" ;)

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:38 | 2898856 Everyman
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That's not "terrorism", that would be "National Defense".  How come that guy is in jail and why doesn't he have a budget from the DOD?????  How about that charge to protect for ALL ENEMIES... foreign AND DOMESTIC?????

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:58 | 2898972 GAAPpreNixon
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rumors are that he was an active ZeroHedge poster

I notice "End the Fed" isn't posting today.


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 07:04 | 2899120 TruthInSunshine
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There are several of us here, including JeffB, FEDBuster, et al.

I'd only advocate blowiing up the physical building that houses the New York Branch of the Non-Federal Reserve-less Non-Bank after those inside were arrested and removed to be tried for criminal racketeering, sedition & various other violations of federal and state statutory & common law.

Of course, I'd have to get a demolition permit from Michael Bloomberg's political hacks, and then I'd have to ensure compliance with all environmental, safety and other federal & local red tape (which would probably cost a couple million BernankBux as well as take 5 years), but I certainly would turn the event into a fantastic spectacle, and invite all truly free minded and patriotic Americans to witness history.

After the rubble was brushed aside and the site cleared, I'd build a top notch educational facility in its place, open to all, focusing on the fundamentals of free market economics and the critical importance of constitutional liberties.

At the groundbreaking ceremony, I'd use a brick of gold, weiging 42 pounds, & representing sound currency, as the cornerstone of the new facility.

Those of us who are truly critical of "the Fed" do believe in a system of law & order, and I don't know any similarly-minded peers who advocate violent or illegal acts.

Try as they might, they'll never successfully demonize us.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:49 | 2899619 Kayman
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End the Fed.

I'm in the dumpster in the alley.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:20 | 2899099 vast-dom
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ANON LULZ bitchez

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:27 | 2899142 N57Mike
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Tyler(s), if you need a better bomb can use the graphic on my avatar...........

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:35 | 2899181 thewhitelion
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Too bad for him that all of his explosives weren't lost in a boating accident.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:17 | 2899662 steelhead23
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Has Tyler established a defense fund?  How do I contribute to the defense of this patriot?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:28 | 2898780 SeverinSlade
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False flag written all over it.

It was a "sting operation."  Meaning the FBI/CIA supplied this guy with the means to actually carry out an attack, but then "miraculously" stop him before he is able to.

Something is definitely coming after the election.  Trying to make anyone that opposes the Federal Reserve, criminal Federal government, etc. as a "crazy right-wing conspiracy theorist extremist."

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:31 | 2898802 insanelysane
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Too bad it wasn't the people administrating fast and furious.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:33 | 2898814 Chupacabra-322
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@ SeverinSlade,

Absolutely.  It's effective on multiple fronts.  It keeps the sheeple in a Psychological State of Fear while simultanouesly continuing the PsyOp/False Narrative of the Phony Fake War on Terror.  The actual Terrorist's are the Feds and Criminal Hijacked Federal Government. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:42 | 2898880 SeverinSlade
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It's unfortunate that the Sheeple are so brainwashed.  The propaganda is so incredibly thick these days.  We are truly living in the Matrix.  Sheeple are so wholly dependent on the system that controls and imprisons them that they will fight to the death to defend it.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:51 | 2898932 Cortez the Killer
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its good that you can explain it all for us


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:52 | 2899627 Kayman
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Housing starts up 15% and lumber and OSB down 20%.  You can't make this shit up.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:53 | 2898940 fonzannoon
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I say the sheep barely looked up at this and just continued grazing.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:35 | 2898825 darteaus
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"Hey kid.  Wanna make $50?  I need a package delivered.  Just take it into that lobby over there.  Naaw, it's ok; there's a note inside; tells 'em what to do."

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:40 | 2898868 Chupacabra-322
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With a Depression and Fucked economy, hek, I couldn't blame the kid. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:49 | 2898918 Vincent Vega
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Kid replies: Fifty DOLLARS, no thanks.....but I will do it for a silver eagle.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:49 | 2899414 MsCreant
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The kid you just described would never be stupid enough to fall for "here, take this package" bullshit.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:17 | 2899088 RafterManFMJ
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...and the smart New Yorker kid outsources the job to some Pakastani for 10 bucks. Amerika, HELL YEAH!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:34 | 2898830 knukles
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Already in print... if ya'll like/own gold, Ron Paul, strict constitutionalism, Bibles, guns, whatthefuckever....
You're in for an all expenxes paid free holiday in a Camp :)

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:10 | 2899055 tenpanhandle
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I like "whatthefuckever". They're after me too?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:08 | 2899047 walküre
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Quasi Mohammed .. LOL LOL LOL !!!!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:11 | 2899059 tenpanhandle
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Quasi terrorist.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:24 | 2899113 NotApplicable
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You can bet some agent is getting a hefty bonus for recruiting such a well-named terrorist.

Maybe even a promotion to the CIA!

After all, Al CIA-duh doesn't stock itself.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:25 | 2899119 LeisureSmith
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:51 | 2899832 Lore
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Authorities are still searching for an associate of QUASI, an Italian national named "PSEUDO." 

"The plot was a sting operation monitored by the FBI and NYPD and the public was never at risk."

Just in time for the election.  Will Quasi get a Nobel Prize prior to burial at sea? 

I bet the guy doesn't even know what the Federal Reserve is.  Wonder who sponsored his immigration. 

"The pair went to a nearby hotel, where Nafis apparently recorded a video statement meant to be shown to the American public in connection with the attack."

Hope they helped him write the press release.  He probably needed cue cards; teleprompters are booked solid these days. 

Any government that choreographs BS is to be feared.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:47 | 2899408 Wile-E-Coyote
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Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, When arrested he was carrying a considerable sum of Silver coins. Owning PM's to be considered an act of terrorism.

This has false flag written all over it, this shit is getting unreal.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:04 | 2899712 Mr.Bigfoot
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And his bomb making co-conspirator was a Mexican bandit named Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez, aka " The Ugly".

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 07:09 | 2900388 TruthInSunshine
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As they arrested the perp, the theme music from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly could be heard playing loudly on the streets of NYC.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 07:35 | 2900426 overmedicatedun...
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Tim and unk man #2, got the fake explosives to work in OKC. seems there was a smarter brand of bombers back then. funny how Tim was rushed to execution with no appeals running for years like the good muslims in gitmo or your run of the mill child rapist and murder.

never saw such a fast trial and execution, none since then either. seems a bit odd but heck I am sure we got the right guy.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:36 | 2898837 HellFish
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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:41 | 2898873 Gully Foyle
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Caught one of you loudmouth fucker eh?

I keep repeating the majority of posters here are paid and out to entrap the stupid ones.

If you are stupid enough to publicly advocate killing various people and brag about firefighting SWAT teams, then you deserve to be an FBI poster boy.

Now you are up there with the rest of the dope smoking radicals set up by  TPTB.



Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:51 | 2898931 machineh
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'the majority of posters here are paid'

So my check's in the mail?

I thought it was just a scam that your mom is making $82 an hour on the internet. Who knew?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:14 | 2899076 resurger
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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:14 | 2899081 LongSoupLine
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wow, me too...

Hey Tyler, that back-pay check of mine's gonna be a doozy.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:33 | 2899171 Dr. Richard Head
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Is the rate based on up versus down arrows?  Can I take my pay in silver oz? Do I have to report it to the IRS? When exactly do pay periods end?  When is the first pay day?  Are we 1099 or W2?  Do you withhold SS and Medicare or can I get this pay as a stock disbursement and avoid those? 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:27 | 2899350 MillionDollarBogus_
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Gully, we long-time posters are all paid.

Have you seen any Tyler Durden Soap Co. checks in the mailbox..??


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:56 | 2898967 earnyermoney
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the one's advocating public violence are the paid muscle of the fascists running this country. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:15 | 2899079 ziggy59
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Im sure hes allowed to read your comment..

More On

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:21 | 2899102 walküre
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That's a stretch. But the FBI is on record for scouring all social media to identify potential terrorists. In their warped mind, anyone who opposes the actions of the central bank and her cousins the banks is a terrorist.

I'm sure my posts are logged somewhere. I don't care. Rather go down with a fight then be complacent and/or complicit. Truth won't die - ever.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 19:59 | 2899634 Kayman
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Who pays you Gulley ?

I advocate capital punishment for economic crimes. We already know the criminals, but they've bought Get-Out-of-Jail-Free cards from both parties.

Although Romney seems to want to tie a can to Bernanke's ass. So he can't be all bad.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:11 | 2899056 SeverinSlade
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Funny that so many of these would-be terrorists recruit FBI informants/undercover agents.  Should really review terorrist applications better.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:21 | 2899103 LeisureSmith
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Book'em Obozo. Acording to the NDAA...  “a person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.” The Feds involved will be sent to "pound me in the ass prison" until hostilities end. Yep.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:35 | 2899187 LoneStarHog
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Update: Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis


Oh, Pahleeze! They threw the required name "Mohammad" in there so that his initials would not be:  Quran!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:40 | 2899392 Squid Vicious
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apparently the code words for the operation were: derka derka - mohammed jihad, haka sherpa sherpa baccala

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:57 | 2899433 Wile-E-Coyote
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Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21. On further investigation by the FBI the would be bomber was known to holiday in Iran, and his parents are suspected of running a terrorist training camp on the Syrian border with Turkey, their speciality: artillery.

Who would have guessed.


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:18 | 2901071 Taffy Lewis
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@LoneStarHog: This is an excellent point that you make. Perhaps they thought they wouldn't get by with a nickname like Quazi "Uzi" Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:57 | 2900299 discerniblyturgid
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One man's terrorist, A grateful nation's freedom fighter.


"Weapons grade tungsten"... LOL

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:23 | 2898755 gresmi
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Ron Paul?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:53 | 2898950 LongSoupLine
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...the public was never at risk.


...the public was nearly saved from all the risk. (fixed it).

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:00 | 2898997 scatterbrains
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nah, turns out the feds waited to grab some kid getting off the short bus and asked him how he'd like to take that cool van over there for a short ride.

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