Teenager held for trying to detonate car bomb

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  1. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a teenage American national of Somali origin with suspected links to Pakistan-based terror outfits for allegedly trying to detonate a car bomb at an annual Christmas tree [ Images ] lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon.

    The arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, on Friday evening was the culmination of a long-term undercover operation during which he had been monitored closely for months as his alleged bomb plot developed.

    Mohamud was taken into custody by the FBI after he allegedly attempted to remotely detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van that was parked near the tree lighting ceremony in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square.

    The device was in fact inert; and the public was never in danger from it, the Justice Department said in a statement on Saturday. Mohamud is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court in Portland on Monday.

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    lately such incidents seems to be on rise...

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Gotta keep that fear alive eh?
      Wonder what other bit of news we are being diverted away from noticing?

      1. pisean282311 profile image61
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        hmmm...you might have a point but i was trying to understand this from economic point of view and current afghan,iraq war...

        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It is so much easier to manipulate voters into voting for you if you got a good threat to protect them from. When JFK was campaigning for office against Nixon people were very worried about what Sputnik meant in terms of the missiles race. Both JFK and Nixon knew that we had the Russians beat in terms of who had the most missiles. Nixon chose to keep silent about this for national security. JFK chose to insinuate that if elected he would make sure we had more (the fact that we already did was not something of importance). Manipulation, pure and simple. With Russia off the list of evil villains to fear we just have to make sure we keep these terrorists on that list.

          1. pisean282311 profile image61
            pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            valid point...

          2. Evan G Rogers profile image74
            Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            1984.... 1984....

 
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