RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,522
Posts: 5,512,381
Members: 25,138
Currently online: 455
Newest member: Tosty82

TrekToday headlines

Captain Kirk’s Boldest Missions
By: T'Bonz on Dec 25

Trek Paper Clips
By: T'Bonz on Dec 24

Sargent Passes
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

QMx Trek Insignia Badges
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

And The New Director Of Star Trek 3 Is…
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

TV Alert: Pine On Tonight Show
By: T'Bonz on Dec 22

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 28 2010, 12:07 AM   #1
SaturnVengeance
Lieutenant
 
Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event

Some people are just psychopaths.

A Somali-born teenager attempting to detonate what he believed was a car bomb at a packed Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Portland, Ore., was arrested by the authorities on Friday night. They had spent nearly six months tracking him and setting up a sting operation, officials in Oregon said.

The bomb, which was in a van parked off Pioneer Courthouse Square, was a fake — planted by F.B.I. agents as part of the elaborate sting — but “the threat was very real,” said Arthur Balizan, the F.B.I.’s special agent in charge in Oregon. An estimated 10,000 people were at the ceremony on Friday night, the Portland police said.

Mr. Balizan identified the suspect as Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a naturalized United States citizen. He graduated from Westview High School in Beaverton, Ore., a Portland suburb, and was a sophomore engineering student at Oregon State University in Corvallis, authorities said.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/28/us...land.html?_r=1
SaturnVengeance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28 2010, 12:33 AM   #2
Kitty Worrier
Rear Admiral
 
Kitty Worrier's Avatar
 
Location: Oregon
Re: Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event

Yikes, that's pretty crazy. I live in Oregon' it's hard to imagine this happening here, even in Portland. Closest thing I can recall is when a guy made about 5 pipe bombs and planted them around Salem in an attempt to kill his ex-wife, but throw the cops of him as a suspect by making it seem random.

Glad this kid was caught before he hurt anyone.
Kitty Worrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28 2010, 01:43 AM   #3
Lumos Ziyal
Rear Admiral
 
Lumos Ziyal's Avatar
 
Location: with Tora Ziyal
Re: Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event

Kitty Worrier wrote: View Post
Glad this kid was caught before he hurt anyone.
Amen!
Lumos Ziyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28 2010, 02:55 AM   #4
BDJ
Lieutenant Commander
 
BDJ's Avatar
 
Location: Lovely little shire known as Cave City
Re: Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event

Way to go FBI!!
BDJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28 2010, 03:31 AM   #5
enlisted person
Admiral
 
enlisted person's Avatar
 
Location: Asheville, NC, USA
Re: Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event

It was a Somalian. They are a Muslim country. Its time the cops start focusing on the bad guys instead of everyone. At some point we have to say enough is enough. It is not a religion of peace in any way shape or form.
__________________
We are not here to sue for peace, but to fight for freedom of our country.
William Wallace
enlisted person is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28 2010, 03:54 AM   #6
Miss Chicken
Little three legged cat with attitude
 
Miss Chicken's Avatar
 
Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Re: Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event

enlisted person wrote: View Post
It was a Somalian. They are a Muslim country. Its time the cops start focusing on the bad guys instead of everyone. At some point we have to say enough is enough. It is not a religion of peace in any way shape or form.
The bad guys do include people like the Unabomber and the Olympic Park Bomber neither of whom was a Muslim.
Miss Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28 2010, 04:40 AM   #7
The Festivus Awakens
Airing Grievouses
 
The Festivus Awakens's Avatar
 
Location: Locutus of Bored
Re: Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event

enlisted person wrote: View Post
It was a Somalian. They are a Muslim country. Its time the cops start focusing on the bad guys instead of everyone. At some point we have to say enough is enough. It is not a religion of peace in any way shape or form.
Perhaps in the midst of your bigoted commentary you missed the fact that the guy was under surveillance, had his bomb replaced with a fake one, and was then arrested? They seem to be handling things pretty well with conventional law enforcement techniques and intelligence gathering, without resorting to rounding Muslims up and throwing them in camps or whatever extra draconian measures you're suggesting. Our freedoms have been eroded enough as it is.
__________________
'First Contact' is the tale of a man who just wants to cash in on his creation so he can get wasted on an island full of naked women, but his fans keep insisting that he's a saintly visionary who has profoundly altered the world. AKA - 'I Don't Want to be a Statue: The Gene Roddenberry Story.'
The Festivus Awakens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28 2010, 08:13 PM   #8
1001001
Let the Good Times Roll!!
 
1001001's Avatar
 
Location: People's Gaypublic of Drugafornia
Re: Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101128/...ic_center_fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Arson caused a fire on Sunday at an Islamic center that was the occasional place of worship for a Somali-born teen who two days ago was arrested on charges of plotting a terror attack in Portland, authorities said.
__________________
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'.” - Isaac Asimov
1001001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28 2010, 10:48 PM   #9
RJDonner&Blitzen
Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion
 
RJDonner&Blitzen's Avatar
 
Location: RJDiogenes of Boston
Re: Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event

enlisted person wrote: View Post
It was a Somalian. They are a Muslim country. Its time the cops start focusing on the bad guys instead of everyone. At some point we have to say enough is enough. It is not a religion of peace in any way shape or form.
And here we see exactly why these things keep happening.
__________________
Please stop by my Gallery and YouTube Page for a visit. And read Trunkards! And check out my Heroes essays.
RJDonner&Blitzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.