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(The New York Times)   We've learned some more about the American suicide bomber. Dude was basically a whiny teenager from a gated community in Florida   (nytimes.com ) divider line 134
    More: Followup, United States, suicide bombers, Lashkar-e-Taiba, political radicalism, video release, extremist groups, National Counterterrorism Center, Syrians  
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2014-07-31 08:51:43 AM  
www.djvandal.com
 
2014-07-31 09:37:01 AM  
Was he *eating* his passport?!
 
2014-07-31 09:38:46 AM  
TFA: Counterterrorism officials in both Europe and the United States have long said they consider the return of their radicalized citizens from Syria a looming threat, especially to nations easily reached from Syria.

Here's a tip. If some farkwad comes back from overseas looking like

i.dailymail.co.uk

Chances are he's up to something...or is a farking douchebag. Either way his situation needs to be looked into.
 
2014-07-31 09:42:28 AM  

UberDave: Was he *eating* his passport?!


I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that...
 
2014-07-31 09:50:58 AM  

somedude210: UberDave: Was he *eating* his passport?!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that...


After a while in Syria, anything tastes better than dirt-fried goat.
 
2014-07-31 09:51:49 AM  

TwistedIvory: After a while in Syria, anything tastes better than dirt-fried goat.


hey, I'm pretty sure goat tastes better than bugs! even if it *is* dirt-fried
 
2014-07-31 10:03:54 AM  

UberDave: Was he *eating* his passport?!


Just look at the guy. Do you really think there's anything he wouldn't eat?
 
2014-07-31 10:04:28 AM  
An F.B.I. spokesman, Michael Kortan, declined to discuss Mr. Abusalha but acknowledged the problems facing law enforcement officials.


Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Like feeling up babbys and grannies at airports instead of actually watching the real loonies.
 
2014-07-31 10:04:31 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: TFA: Counterterrorism officials in both Europe and the United States have long said they consider the return of their radicalized citizens from Syria a looming threat, especially to nations easily reached from Syria.

Here's a tip. If some farkwad comes back from overseas looking like

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Chances are he's up to something...or is a farking douchebag. Either way his situation needs to be looked into.


Everyone under 25 looks like that already. Personally, I hate beards, but they are super popular with the youngs.
 
2014-07-31 10:05:10 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: TFA: Counterterrorism officials in both Europe and the United States have long said they consider the return of their radicalized citizens from Syria a looming threat, especially to nations easily reached from Syria.

Here's a tip. If some farkwad comes back from overseas looking like

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Chances are he's up to something...or is a farking douchebag. Either way his situation needs to be looked into.


He may have just been a a mid-eastern Amish camp.
 
2014-07-31 10:05:27 AM  
So a limousine liberal. All the anti Israel rhetoric got to him.
 
2014-07-31 10:06:45 AM  
farking millennials -- they blow up so young!
 
2014-07-31 10:07:20 AM  

Prey4reign: farking millennials -- they blow up so young!


BOOM!
 
2014-07-31 10:07:49 AM  

MyRandomName: So a limousine liberal. All the anti Israel rhetoric got to him.


Hey, look, an idiot who has no idea what the fighting in Syria is about (hint: not Israel).
 
2014-07-31 10:08:31 AM  
Ah, I see we've got our gratuitous TINSTAAVC post already.  Good to know that things are well in hand.
 
2014-07-31 10:08:45 AM  
Darwin award?
OTOH, it is usually considered bad form to take bystanders along with you, so I guess no award for this schmuck.
 
2014-07-31 10:09:07 AM  

LazyMedia: Dancin_In_Anson: TFA: Counterterrorism officials in both Europe and the United States have long said they consider the return of their radicalized citizens from Syria a looming threat, especially to nations easily reached from Syria.

Here's a tip. If some farkwad comes back from overseas looking like

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Chances are he's up to something...or is a farking douchebag. Either way his situation needs to be looked into.

Everyone under 25 looks like that already. Personally, I hate beards, but they are super popular with the youngs.


Still better than goatees.
 
2014-07-31 10:09:49 AM  
At least we don't have to worry about him returning and causing trouble here.
 
2014-07-31 10:11:06 AM  
"Excellent news! We have converted an American infidel to our beliefs and recruited him into our terrorist group!"

"Wonderful! Let's send him back to America to carry out a devestating terror operation!"

"Uhh...I like were your head is, but there's a bit of a problem with that plan."

"What's that?"

"He, uh, he ate his U.S. passport."

"He what?"

"Well, he is from Florida..."
 
2014-07-31 10:11:59 AM  
Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.
 
2014-07-31 10:12:43 AM  

Moopy Mac: Still better than goatees.


Well, obviously.
 
2014-07-31 10:13:14 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.


That explains why they went with floridians
 
2014-07-31 10:13:44 AM  

Moopy Mac: LazyMedia: Dancin_In_Anson: TFA: Counterterrorism officials in both Europe and the United States have long said they consider the return of their radicalized citizens from Syria a looming threat, especially to nations easily reached from Syria.

Here's a tip. If some farkwad comes back from overseas looking like

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Chances are he's up to something...or is a farking douchebag. Either way his situation needs to be looked into.

Everyone under 25 looks like that already. Personally, I hate beards, but they are super popular with the youngs.

Still better than goatees.


No. Smaller beard = better. No beard = best. If you MUST beard up, a Van Dyke is the only way to go. The hillbilly goatface look needs to be banned by federal legislation.
 
2014-07-31 10:15:05 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.


BBC had a report on a British kids going to Syria.  Based on the interviews, I came to the same conclusion as you.
 
2014-07-31 10:15:13 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.


Sort of like the volunteer military.

/EXACTLY like the volunteer military, just allied to a different cause. Some of them do it for monetary reasons, too, just like the military.
 
2014-07-31 10:15:30 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.


EVERYONE tends to recruit young men for those reasons.

From call centers to clergy, from militarys to terrorists and everything in between.

Ask any man if he was a farking idiot betwen those ages and he'll either tell he was, or he'll lie to you (indicating he still is an idiot).
 
2014-07-31 10:16:39 AM  

Gunny Highway: Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.

BBC had a report on a British kids going to Syria.  Based on the interviews, I came to the same conclusion as you.


Middle-class Muslim kids going all jihadi are the 21st century equivalent of 1970s leftwing terrorists in Europe and the U.S. Most of whom were born to affluence.
 
2014-07-31 10:16:57 AM  

LazyMedia: Everyone under 25 looks like that already.


That would fall under the "douchebag" category.
 
2014-07-31 10:17:34 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.


old men convincing young men to die is the way of all wars.
 
2014-07-31 10:17:49 AM  
alock011.students.digitalodu.com
What a whiny kid going off to an inhospitable land for martial religious training might look like.

Next thing you know, they'll be targeting restless young men without strong father figures out into the desert where bearded old men will jack them up on religion and mold them into religious military factions with the goal of establishing an Iranian Mullah style government in which an unelected religious elite call the shots from behind the scenes of a facade of elected officials.
 
2014-07-31 10:18:01 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: TFA: Counterterrorism officials in both Europe and the United States have long said they consider the return of their radicalized citizens from Syria a looming threat, especially to nations easily reached from Syria.

Here's a tip. If some farkwad comes back from overseas looking like

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Chances are he's up to something...or is a farking douchebag. Either way his situation needs to be looked into.


Hmmmmmmm...
usatftw.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-31 10:21:57 AM  
Well, in beardy's defense the Assad regime is pretty farked up...
 
2014-07-31 10:22:38 AM  

fireclown: [alock011.students.digitalodu.com image 669x1000]
What a whiny kid going off to an inhospitable land for martial religious training might look like.

Next thing you know, they'll be targeting restless young men without strong father figures out into the desert where bearded old men will jack them up on religion and mold them into religious military factions with the goal of establishing an Iranian Mullah style government in which an unelected religious elite call the shots from behind the scenes of a facade of elected officials.


Go on....


crossmap.christianpost.com
 
2014-07-31 10:24:58 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.


I know I was a moron between those ages that if not for my brother and good friends could have got swept up into some dumb crap.

This guy seems like a guy I went to college with wore the Che shirt had the che bag, would spout off about some oppressed group he would roll up to school in a new range rover since his family had money coming out the ass. One time I saw him reading the riot act to a guy we were in school with because he worked at McDonalds to pay for school and he was poisoning people with the food there.
 
2014-07-31 10:26:57 AM  
static01.nyt.com

Welcome to Heaven. Your virgins await you at your private oasis. Just need to see your passport.
 
2014-07-31 10:29:16 AM  

LazyMedia: Dancin_In_Anson: TFA: Counterterrorism officials in both Europe and the United States have long said they consider the return of their radicalized citizens from Syria a looming threat, especially to nations easily reached from Syria.

Here's a tip. If some farkwad comes back from overseas looking like

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Chances are he's up to something...or is a farking douchebag. Either way his situation needs to be looked into.

Everyone under 25 looks like that already. Personally, I hate beards, but they are super popular with the youngs.


And the cast members of "Duck Dynasty".
 
2014-07-31 10:30:19 AM  
i rtfa.  kid seems like an asshole.
 
2014-07-31 10:32:21 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.


Those are also the golden years for military recruiters as well.  For all the same reasons.

Military Reality =  "Port of Call: Bayonne, New Jersey" (SNL Gold)

I was in the Navy then, as a junior enlisted man, they nailed it.
 
2014-07-31 10:32:45 AM  
Sad what the inability to get laid can do to a guy.
 
2014-07-31 10:32:54 AM  

LazyMedia: fireclown: [alock011.students.digitalodu.com image 669x1000]
What a whiny kid going off to an inhospitable land for martial religious training might look like.

Next thing you know, they'll be targeting restless young men without strong father figures out into the desert where bearded old men will jack them up on religion and mold them into religious military factions with the goal of establishing an Iranian Mullah style government in which an unelected religious elite call the shots from behind the scenes of a facade of elected officials.

Go on....


[crossmap.christianpost.com image 850x404]


That's about it.  Once you realize that the Jedi and the Sith were pretty Al-Queda/Persian Mullahs, it frees your mind a bit to consider what the hell is going on with people.  All of Lukes stuff made perfect sense, crazy as it was, because it was presented to the audience through words and a visual vocabulary that made sense to westerners.
 
2014-07-31 10:33:14 AM  

Diogenes: [www.djvandal.com image 265x475]


Great movie.  So glad I happened upon it on the IFC channel years ago.  Even more disturbing it was all based on true events.
 
2014-07-31 10:33:20 AM  

groppet: Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.

I know I was a moron between those ages that if not for my brother and good friends could have got swept up into some dumb crap.

This guy seems like a guy I went to college with wore the Che shirt had the che bag, would spout off about some oppressed group he would roll up to school in a new range rover since his family had money coming out the ass. One time I saw him reading the riot act to a guy we were in school with because he worked at McDonalds to pay for school and he was poisoning people with the food there.


Same here.  Guilty of RATM Che shiat but I mostly just hit in the library stacks eating McDonalds.  My father would patiently talk to me about stuff and helped me realize that is was time to swing back towards the center.

Sucks that a kid like this doesnt have someone, or doesnt listen to anyone, to help him recalibrate.
 
2014-07-31 10:35:37 AM  
Dancin_In_Anson: "If some farkwad comes back from overseas looking like"

An Amish kid on Rumspringa?
Look at that rebel with his untucked synthetic blend shirt!
 
2014-07-31 10:37:57 AM  

Gunny Highway: Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.

BBC had a report on a British kids going to Syria.  Based on the interviews, I came to the same conclusion as you.


Saw a really good interview with a former IRA bomber; he made the same observations as well.  Older guys?  They have jobs, wives, kids, and frankly shiat to do.  Young men have time on their hands, are young enough to be naive dumbasses but old/big enough to do stupid things.
 
2014-07-31 10:40:27 AM  
TFA: "It's privacy versus security - you can't track the movements of every American overseas,"

Oh, sure. It's "privacy versus security" when they get embarrassed by their ineptitude.
But when they're defending their Big Brother systems it's "countless acts of terrorism stopped only *because* we've jettisoned the notion of privacy".
 
2014-07-31 10:43:01 AM  

derpes_simplex: Sad what the inability to get laid can do to a guy.


I honestly believe that's a huge factor. Guys, especially between 16-25, are driven to chase women. Take women out of the picture and that void has to be filled with something. Some guys go with alcohol and video games, others go with terrorism.
 
2014-07-31 10:44:51 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Gunny Highway: Satanic_Hamster: Seen a lot of articles about this type of thing; terrorist groups purposely recruit young men (15-25) because young men tend to be dumb, excited, and easily encouraged to be dumb.

BBC had a report on a British kids going to Syria.  Based on the interviews, I came to the same conclusion as you.

Saw a really good interview with a former IRA bomber; he made the same observations as well.  Older guys?  They have jobs, wives, kids, and frankly shiat to do.  Young men have time on their hands, are young enough to be naive dumbasses but old/big enough to do stupid things.


I know a lot of people went the Spain during the Spanish Civil War to fight on the side of the Republicans but is the same true for the Nationalists?  The "good guys" and "bad guys" aren't always easy to define but it seems like the "bad guys" get more supporters like the ones we are describing.  It may also have a lot to do with who is considered the underdog in the conflict.

/just spit balling.
 
2014-07-31 10:46:03 AM  
Satanic_Hamster: "Young men have time on their hands, are young enough to be naive dumbasses but old/big enough to do stupid things."

Nevermind the hormones that have them one-bad-afternoon-away from thinking their life is over and has no purpose.
If you can give them a purpose, they'll consider it an upgrade, *even if it still implies their life is over*.
 
2014-07-31 10:46:25 AM  

vudukungfu: An F.B.I. spokesman, Michael Kortan, declined to discuss Mr. Abusalha but acknowledged the problems facing law enforcement officials.


Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Like feeling up babbys and grannies at airports instead of actually watching the real loonies.


If you don't feel up at least one granny or baby for every crazy-eyed neckbeard chanting "Allahu Ackbar" you intercept, then you are profiling.

/And That's Terrible
 
2014-07-31 10:47:10 AM  

bearcats1983: I honestly believe that's a huge factor. Guys, especially between 16-25, are driven to chase women. Take women out of the picture and that void has to be filled with something. Some guys go with alcohol and video games, others go with terrorism.


reportinglivefromsaudi.files.wordpress.com
Throw in enough money to treat cars as disposable, and all kinds of weird can happen.  Although I would argue that whatever is happening in this picture is better than suicide bombing a disco.
 
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