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AWOL Muslim soldier arrested with explosives was planning an attack on Fort Hood

Posted in Islam, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by saynsumthn

7/28/2011

KILLEEN – Police believe the AWOL Muslim soldier arrested with explosives near Fort Hood wouldn’t have waited much longer to carry out an attack on the Army post.

Killeen police Chief Dennis Baldwin told reporters that he might be offering them a different story Thursday if a gun store clerk would not have alerted authorities about the soldier’s suspicious activity and purchases.

Pfc. Naser Abdo (AB’-doh), who went AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested Wednesday at a motel and is being held at the city jail. His attorney has said he’s trying to reach his client.

The Army says Abdo had a bomb in his backpack, explosives materials in his motel room and had bought a uniform from a surplus store with Fort Hood unit patches.

The 21-year-old was granted conscientious objector this year.

An alert issued by the Army says Abdo admitted planning an attack on the Texas post.

The email alert sent to all Army units Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press says the man arrested by Killeen police a day earlier had a large quantity of ammunition, weapons and a bomb inside a backpack.

It says he admitted under questioning to planning an attack on Fort Hood.

The FBI plans to charge Pfc. Naser Abdo (AB’-doh) with possessing bomb-making materials after gunpowder and other items were found in his nearby Killeen motel room.

Fort Hood is the same post where 13 died in 2009 in the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation.

FBI investigates Bomb found along MLK day parade route

Posted in Black Victims, MLK, Racism, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by saynsumthn

Iran training kamikaze captains for a new fleet of suicide ships

Posted in terrorism with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

12/08/2010 UK’s The Sun reports:

More than 9,000 speedboats have been made with deadly explosives engineered into their hulls.

The vessels – to patrol the Persian Gulf where UK forces operate – will be piloted by extremist “martyrs”.

They can be rammed into the side of “enemy” ships and each carries enough explosives to rip a seven-metre hole in a boat’s keel.

Around 30,000 kamikaze captains are being trained to steer the ships, a source claimed.

There are plans to build 15,000 of the six-metre vessels. Their C4 explosives go off when rammed into larger ships.

An Iranian defector asked to design the crafts revealed the secret plot after fleeing the country – led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The ex-military engineer, said: “They wanted me to help build a vast fleet of suicide boats. It’s shocking. That amount of explosives is deadly. I love Iran and that’s why I’m revealing this. No one in Iran wants a war.”

A US vessel was attacked by a suicide boat in 2000, killing 17, in Yemen.

Some CNN footage from earlier this year:

MSN is reporting that: The vessels, which will patrol the Persian Gulf where British and US forces operate, can be rammed into the side of “enemy” ships and each carries just enough explosives to rip a seven-metre hole in a boat”s keel, the report said.

Around 30,000 kamikaze captains are being trained to steer the ships, a source claimed.

And, there are plans to build 15,000 of the six-metre vessels. Their C4 explosives go off when rammed into larger ships, the report said.