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(CTV)   Feds uncover suspected Islamic extremist plot to bomb Tampa; Newsflash and Florida tags dive for cover   (ctv.ca) divider line 295
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2012-01-09 11:49:52 AM  
So unlike the false flag NYC case where they arrested the guy without any evidence and tried to give it to the DOJ (perhaps in hopes of distracting people from the OWS thing), this looks like an actual case, complete with evidence from an undercover agent selling him fake goods to confirm his intent.

Though really, one might argue that if he was allowed to continue, it might have made Tampa livable.
 
2012-01-09 11:51:58 AM  
So, the Feds have busted another lone idiot that they completely setup?
 
2012-01-09 11:52:12 AM  
Tampa? Are they declaring war on motorhomes and the elderly now?
 
2012-01-09 11:56:25 AM  
Simple misunderstanding. They actually overheard a teahadist opine that the GOP was going to bomb in Tampa this year.
 
2012-01-09 11:57:50 AM  

dj_bigbird: So, the Feds have busted another lone idiot that they completely setup?


The guy apparently put a down-payment on an explosive belt.

/fark em.
 
2012-01-09 12:03:30 PM  
Really? Tampa?
 
2012-01-09 12:06:21 PM  
Isn't the RNC convention in Tampa this year?
 
2012-01-09 12:12:08 PM  

WI241TH: Isn't the RNC convention in Tampa this year?


I doubt that would have been the target though. The GOP is already self-destructing. It doesn't need help.
 
2012-01-09 12:12:40 PM  

WI241TH: Isn't the RNC convention in Tampa this year?


WI241TH: Isn't the RNC convention in Tampa this year?


Yeah, but the article doesn't indicate that he wanted to attack that.
 
2012-01-09 12:13:35 PM  
Federal officials say a confidential source told them that Osmakac wanted Al Qaeda flags. The federal complaint alleges Osmakac gave the agent a $500 down payment for an AK-47, multiple homemade explosive grenades and the explosive belt so he could attack various locations in Tampa

If you're in Florida and you actually need help buying an AK-47, you might be a total loser.
 
2012-01-09 12:24:44 PM  

miss diminutive: Tampa? Are they declaring war on motorhomes and the elderly now?


Your knowledge of the City of Tampa is intriguing....enthrall me with your acumen.
 
2012-01-09 12:29:15 PM  

RichieLaw: dj_bigbird: So, the Feds have busted another lone idiot that they completely setup?

The guy apparently put a down-payment on an explosive belt.

/fark em.


Can you get those things on layaway? Not that I want to blow anything up. I'm just always looking for new ways to accessorize my look.
 
2012-01-09 12:31:02 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I doubt that would have been the target though. The GOP is already self-destructing. It doesn't need help.


Very true...

GAT_00: Yeah, but the article doesn't indicate that he wanted to attack that.


Yes, but that won't stop the conspiracy theorists from making some connection
 
2012-01-09 12:31:05 PM  
As if the Bucs weren't punishment enough

/they bombed all season
 
2012-01-09 12:43:56 PM  
This new breed of terrorist is pretty damn stupid, if their target choices are any indication. A couple of years ago, the Christmas Day "underwear bomber" tried to blow up a flight to Detroit of all places, and now this guy was planning to blow up a bomb in Tampa, which some might consider urban renewal. What next, a plan to release chemical weapons in Trenton, NJ or Bakersfield, CA? (And if they pulled it off, would anybody even be able to tell?)
 
2012-01-09 12:43:59 PM  
It's Tampa. Would anything of consequence really be lost?
 
2012-01-09 12:44:37 PM  

gilgigamesh: RichieLaw: dj_bigbird: So, the Feds have busted another lone idiot that they completely setup?

The guy apparently put a down-payment on an explosive belt.

/fark em.

Can you get those things on layaway? Not that I want to blow anything up. I'm just always looking for new ways to accessorize my look.


Yep. K-Mart just released their 72 Virgins line of clothing. Comes with a complimetary "Death to the Infidels" Graphic Tee.
 
2012-01-09 12:52:07 PM  
He planned to detonate the bomb at the end of Royals-Rays game. Expected casualties: 1
 
2012-01-09 01:39:26 PM  
So can the GOP tell me how the Obama administration is soft on defense again?
 
2012-01-09 01:43:28 PM  
Al Qaida has it's own flag? I did not know that.
 
2012-01-09 01:44:08 PM  

Cyberluddite: This new breed of terrorist is pretty damn stupid, if their target choices are any indication. A couple of years ago, the Christmas Day "underwear bomber" tried to blow up a flight to Detroit of all places, and now this guy was planning to blow up a bomb in Tampa, which some might consider urban renewal. What next, a plan to release chemical weapons in Trenton, NJ or Bakersfield, CA? (And if they pulled it off, would anybody even be able to tell?)


Yeah, terrorism these days is certainly relegated to the buffoon class. The only effective one that I can think of lately is the dude who went postal in the army base. Of course it's debatable as to whether that could be considered "terrorism" in the traditional sense...
 
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2012-01-09 01:45:10 PM  

Aar1012: So can the GOP tell me how the Obama administration is soft on defense again?


The Kenyan Usyruper is keeping an American citizen from his God-given 2nd Amendment right to own an all-American AK-47.
 
2012-01-09 01:56:25 PM  
As a general rule, I tend not to trust these "TERRORIST PLOT FOILED" stories when they involve undercover agents enabling some moronic schlub to live out his oddly ineffective terrorist fantasies and then arrest him.
 
2012-01-09 01:57:30 PM  
ya, ya, you find some feeb and stroke his ego and then sell him "explosives" and then arrest him. meanwhile in the alternative universe where this guy went unnoticed he is still masturbating to livestock catalogs in his mom's basement.
 
2012-01-09 02:13:48 PM  

dj_bigbird: So, the Feds have busted another lone idiot that they completely setup?


Cagey B: As a general rule, I tend not to trust these "TERRORIST PLOT FOILED" stories when they involve undercover agents enabling some moronic schlub to live out his oddly ineffective terrorist fantasies and then arrest him.


Headso: ya, ya, you find some feeb and stroke his ego and then sell him "explosives" and then arrest him. meanwhile in the alternative universe where this guy went unnoticed he is still masturbating to livestock catalogs in his mom's basement.


These x100.
 
2012-01-09 02:20:35 PM  
Instead of arresting the guy, just follow him and take him out when he makes a move. At least then you don't have to worry about court costs
 
2012-01-09 02:37:02 PM  

WI241TH: Isn't the RNC convention in Tampa this year?


Yeah, the RNC convention is going to be in Tampa FL Florida, right next to the ATM Machines.
 
2012-01-09 02:39:56 PM  
Tampa? Would anyone notice?
 
2012-01-09 02:48:08 PM  
A bu...?
 
2012-01-09 02:49:28 PM  
He looks like a regular supergenius criminal mastermind.
snsimages.tribune.com
 
2012-01-09 02:54:52 PM  

cgraves67: Al Qaida has it's own flag? I did not know that.


Duh... just look at a picture of The White House.
 
2012-01-09 02:58:03 PM  
They're a bit too late to be worrying about anything bombing in Tampa, the Bucs season is over.
 
2012-01-09 02:59:57 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: He looks like a regular supergenius criminal mastermind.
[snsimages.tribune.com image 450x563]


t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-01-09 03:06:13 PM  
If it weren't for Hollywood, there'd be no competent terrorists left.
 
2012-01-09 03:23:09 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: He looks like a regular supergenius criminal mastermind.
snsimages.tribune.com


Roman's constant nagging about bowling and darts finally put him over the edge.
 
2012-01-09 03:23:23 PM  
Hasn't Tampa suffered enough?
 
2012-01-09 03:26:38 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Marcus Aurelius: He looks like a regular supergenius criminal mastermind.
snsimages.tribune.com

Roman's constant nagging about bowling and darts finally put him over the edge.


Heh, I thought he looked like Nico Bellic myself. Heck, he's also from the right region since he is from the former Yugoslavia.
 
2012-01-09 03:58:05 PM  
He talked about destroying Bradenton, but nobody cared.
 
2012-01-09 04:00:15 PM  

serial_crusher: WI241TH: Isn't the RNC convention in Tampa this year?

Yeah, the RNC convention is going to be in Tampa FL Florida, right next to the ATM Machines.


Santorum for everyone!

/A $3 fee may apply for your santorum withdrawl
 
2012-01-09 04:15:45 PM  
So is it now the official line now, every single guy caught trying to blow up and kill people was just a simple peon with very limited mental capacities set-up by the feds to justify their jobs?
 
2012-01-09 04:29:16 PM  

Tatsuma: So is it now the official line now, every single guy caught trying to blow up and kill people was just a simple peon with very limited mental capacities set-up by the feds to justify their jobs?


So long as the Feds continue to arrest the simple, sorry bastards...yes. When they bring us a terrorist cell with connections to foreign organizations, or actual domestic terrorists, the song might change.
 
2012-01-09 04:30:04 PM  

Tatsuma: So is it now the official line now, every single guy caught trying to blow up and kill people was just a simple peon with very limited mental capacities set-up by the feds to justify their jobs?


We get our talking points updated every Monday morning via passenger pigeon.
 
2012-01-09 04:32:29 PM  
So is it now the official line now, every single guy caught trying to blow up and kill people was just a simple peon with very limited mental capacities set-up by the feds to justify their jobs?,

It means we're winning.
 
2012-01-09 04:34:23 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: A bu...?


No, not a bu... A bomb.
 
2012-01-09 04:47:28 PM  
Better luck next time, Islamic extremists
 
2012-01-09 04:52:59 PM  

Tatsuma: So is it now the official line now, every single guy caught trying to blow up and kill people was just a simple peon with very limited mental capacities set-up by the feds to justify their jobs?


Well, unlike some countries we know, we don't have the authority to level entire city blocks with missiles shot from helicopters because some suspected terrorist might be living there.
 
2012-01-09 04:53:13 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: He looks like a regular supergenius criminal mastermind.
[snsimages.tribune.com image 450x563]


yeah, because the people who planned or carried out the 9/11 looked like movie stars.

as expected, the libs will down play this because the guy doesn't look like a terrorist.
 
2012-01-09 04:54:32 PM  

RexTalionis: It's Tampa. Would anything of consequence really be lost?


Snark aside: CENTCOM is still in Tampa. MacDill AFB. Tampa International Airport. Republican Convention coming to town.

/But yeah, better luck next time, terrorists!
 
2012-01-09 04:54:48 PM  
Always the first thing I think of
Link (new window)
 
2012-01-09 04:55:50 PM  
I'll without statement until I know more about the case. There is always the possibility of entrapment after all. Also suspect that this comes out so soon after NDAA.
 
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