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txradioguy
06-17-2011, 11:21 AM
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DEVELOPING: Authorities are investigating a man found overnight inside Arlington National Cemetery with a backpack containing "suspicious items and products," the FBI said Friday. But officials say the backpack does not contain explosive material and is undergoing further testing.

FBI special agent Brenda Heck said during a press conference Friday that the man, whom she did not identify, was found inside Arlington Cemetery overnight when the cemetery was closed.

Heck said the man, described as in his 20's, had a backpack containing a "non-explosive, unknown material" that she said will require further investigation.

"The products in the backpack are inert," Heck said, though she described its contents as suspicious.

Though the man was "not forthcoming" when taken into custody, Heck said authorities later found his red 2011 Nissan near the Pentagon.

She said authorities found "no suspicious activity" related to the vehicle.

Heck would not confirm earlier reports that a notebook was also found containing threatening phrases like "Al Qaeda" and "Taliban rule" and "defeated coalition forces."

Heck went on to say that the man is believed to have acted alone and remains in custody. No charges have been filed against him, she said.

MyFoxDC.com reported that the man in custody is a naturalized U.S. citizen who came to the country from Ethiopia.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/17/suspicious-vehicle-shuts-down-several-major-roads-near-pentagon/

txradioguy
06-17-2011, 11:23 AM
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He's a Marine Corps Reservist. Looks like the bad guys want to replicate within our military what they're doing inside the ANA and ANP.

lacarnut
06-17-2011, 11:25 AM
Waterboard him

megimoo
06-17-2011, 12:37 PM
Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist

FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku.....22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight.

He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance....A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda.

Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist who joined in August of 2007.

According to Marine Corps records, Melaku is a Muslim.

Melaku was arrested and charged with four counts of Grand Larceny after a rash of vehicle tamperings in Alexandria, Va. in May.


http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/suspicious-vehicle-shuts-roads-near-pentagon-061711#ixzz1PYD2rN8h

ColonialMarine0431
06-17-2011, 01:26 PM
In other news...


Janet Napolitano: Profile Muslim men under 35? Why would we want to do that?

Once again, our gut instincts have been proven wrong by the geniuses in the Obama administration.

Seemed reasonable to us that profiling young Muslim men might just help stop a bit of terrorism. Luckily, Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is on the job to show us the error of our ways.

NewsBusters.org has the transformational information:

According to Janet Napolitano, concentrating terrorist screening efforts on young Muslim men is “not using good logic.”

Her response came after a reporter in the audience asked, “Why wouldn’t the Department focus more of its attention on the category of individuals that turned up most often as the suspect?”

Napolitano retorts, “You’ve got to use actual intelligence that you receive…All you’ve given me is status, not a technique, a tactic, a behavior.”

MORE (http://www.ihatethemedia.com/janet-napolitano-profile-muslim-men-under-35-why?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ihatethemedia+%28I+Hate+the+M edia%29)

2012 can't come soon enough. :mad:

namvet
06-17-2011, 02:00 PM
another home grown

txradioguy
06-17-2011, 02:47 PM
another home grown

Kinda...he's an import. Naturalized Ethiopian.

Bailey
06-17-2011, 03:05 PM
Kinda...he's an import. Naturalized Ethiopian.

Wish we could hold all immigration from Muslim countries. I am sure the 7-11's and gas stations will get by.

Bailey
06-17-2011, 03:08 PM
In other news...



MORE (http://www.ihatethemedia.com/janet-napolitano-profile-muslim-men-under-35-why?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ihatethemedia+%28I+Hate+the+M edia%29)

2012 can't come soon enough. :mad:


She doesnt mind profiling returning vets but dont touch the muzzies.

Arroyo_Doble
06-17-2011, 03:19 PM
She doesnt mind profiling returning vets but dont touch the muzzies.

I wonder if this guy is both.

txradioguy
06-18-2011, 02:25 AM
I wonder if this guy is both.

Nope. He's a Marine Lance Corporal (E-3) in the Reserves.

More than likely he hasn't deployed yet.

Kay
06-18-2011, 09:33 AM
Well you know my thoughts on this.

Muslims should be excluded from military service,
deported, put into camps like Gitmo, or just exterminated altogether.
Their goal is to infiltrate from within and we are letting them.

Anyone regardless of religion that is serving in our military and attempts to commit
an act of terrorism against this country is guilty of treason and should be executed.
It's not like you can rehabilitate someone like this guy.

Novaheart
06-18-2011, 09:39 AM
Nope. He's a Marine Lance Corporal (E-3) in the Reserves.

More than likely he hasn't deployed yet.

Melaku, a naturalized U.S. citizen, joined the Marine Corps Reserve on Sept. 4, 2007, but military officials say he never deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
He is currently listed as a motor vehicle operator with Combat Engineer Support Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, according to the FBI. ......


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/17/suspicious-vehicle-shuts-down-several-major-roads-near-pentagon/#ixzz1PdOhl800


Would this be unusual?

Novaheart
06-18-2011, 09:42 AM
Well you know my thoughts on this.

Muslims should be excluded from military service,
deported, put into camps like Gitmo, or just exterminated altogether.
Their goal is to infiltrate from within and we are letting them.



Agreed on bolded. While I entertain myself with purging the world of the muzzie population, it's not realistic nor it is the prerogative of America.

AmPat
06-18-2011, 10:26 AM
Semper Fry him.:cool:

txradioguy
06-18-2011, 11:49 AM
Melaku, a naturalized U.S. citizen, joined the Marine Corps Reserve on Sept. 4, 2007, but military officials say he never deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
He is currently listed as a motor vehicle operator with Combat Engineer Support Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, according to the FBI. ......


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/17/suspicious-vehicle-shuts-down-several-major-roads-near-pentagon/#ixzz1PdOhl800


Would this be unusual?


Not really. Reserves adhere to a different rotational schedule than the active duty folks. His unit could have just gotten back from deployment prior to his coming aboard.

IRRC Reserves and NG are on an every four year deployment schedule.

If I'd stayed with my NG unit instead of coming back Active in '03 I wouldn't have deployed to Iraq until 2006.

Novaheart
06-18-2011, 11:53 AM
Not really. Reserves adhere to a different rotational schedule than the active duty folks. His unit could have just gotten back from deployment prior to his coming aboard.

IRRC Reserves and NG are on an every four year deployment schedule.

If I'd stayed with my NG unit instead of coming back Active in '03 I wouldn't have deployed to Iraq until 2006.

It would be interesting to know if there anyone had expressed concerns about him before. It seems like in many cases, someone picked up on a problem, but was ignored for one reason or another. Manning and Hassan in point, true?

txradioguy
06-18-2011, 12:01 PM
It would be interesting to know if there anyone had expressed concerns about him before. It seems like in many cases, someone picked up on a problem, but was ignored for one reason or another. Manning and Hassan in point, true?

Yes and no.

Manning was a PFC...and all PFC's bitch and moan and gripe about being put on third shift. So I can kinda see how he was able to get away with what he did without raising flags.

Hassan on the other point should have set off red warning lights and sirens left and right. But because of the EO climate in the Army...people that should have said something didn't for fear of a discrimination complaint putting a premature halt to to their careers.

This story IMHO reminds me of Hassan Akbar...right down to the fact that both were in Engineer units. Only difference is that Akbar's superiors were aware of his behavior and had taken steps to prevent him from going to Iraq from Kuwait with them.

lacarnut
06-18-2011, 12:02 PM
It would be interesting to know if there anyone had expressed concerns about him before. It seems like in many cases, someone picked up on a problem, but was ignored for one reason or another. Manning and Hassan in point, true?

Don't you know that Manning and Hassan are protected classes (a fag & a muzzie).

Odysseus
06-18-2011, 10:27 PM
Well you know my thoughts on this.

Muslims should be excluded from military service,
deported, put into camps like Gitmo, or just exterminated altogether.
Their goal is to infiltrate from within and we are letting them.

Anyone regardless of religion that is serving in our military and attempts to commit
an act of terrorism against this country is guilty of treason and should be executed.
It's not like you can rehabilitate someone like this guy.

If we are going to exclude all Muslims, then we are buying into the imams' line that no Muslim can be loyal to the United States. However, some Muslims do want to live under secular western law, and don't want to be part of the global jihad. I've met a few of them in the army (funny thing is, all were female), and the fact is, we need them, because they know and understand our enemy. What we need to do is treat them the way that we treated German-Americans, Italian-Americans and Japanese-Americans who joined up during WWII, as persons who have a higher risk of compromise, and need to be vetted more carefully than the average troop. The biggest failure with Hasan was not just that the army had all of the warning signs and deliberately ignored them, allowing him to continue to work, hold a clearance and have access to areas where he was able to go off, but that they failed to act because of a politically correct agenda that now guarantees that Muslims who are loyal to the US will be objects of unofficial suspicion, because they weren't officially vetted. By ignoring Hasan's radicalism, they made all Muslims in the army suspect, without actually doing anything about the ones who are a genuine risk.

djones520
06-19-2011, 12:32 AM
Well you know my thoughts on this.

Muslims should be excluded from military service,
deported, put into camps like Gitmo, or just exterminated altogether.
Their goal is to infiltrate from within and we are letting them.



When I first joined the military one of my "mentors" was a Muslim. Taught me a lot about forecasting the weather and how to deal with some of the bullshit we've gotta put up with in my line of work. I'd probably have left the service 4 years ago if not for him. Great man who'd never hurt a soul, currently stationed at Charleston AFB raising a family and quietly finishing his last few years in the AF.

I'm sure he'd appreciate you saying that.

Odysseus
06-19-2011, 01:35 AM
When I first joined the military one of my "mentors" was a Muslim. Taught me a lot about forecasting the weather and how to deal with some of the bullshit we've gotta put up with in my line of work. I'd probably have left the service 4 years ago if not for him. Great man who'd never hurt a soul, currently stationed at Charleston AFB raising a family and quietly finishing his last few years in the AF.

I'm sure he'd appreciate you saying that.

The reason that Kay doesn't trust Muslims in the military is because the military has done a poor job of confirming their loyalties. You and I have both known Muslims who want nothing to do with the grand jihad, but because the civilian leadership is afraid of being labeled as bigots (call it Islamophobiaphoba, the fear of being called Islamophobic), they have given the dangerous radicals a pass. Since GEN Casey declared that allowing our diversity to suffer would have been worse than thirteen dead troopies, I'd say that she has a point. Until the DOD recognizes that there are Muslims who should not be in uniform as well as those who should, and takes steps to weed out the bad guys, all Muslims in the service will be subject to suspicion, mistrust and alienation, which is exactly what the Mullahs want, because the skill sets that they bring to the fight are critical. If the Mullahs succeed in defining those Muslims who serve in the US armed forces as apostates and traitors to Islam, then every Muslim in the military will be forced to choose, not just between their religion and Islam, but the lives and safety of themselves and their families. If you want to honor your mentor, then protect those who, like him, want to serve America, and who took the same oath that you and I did, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, such as taqiyya, by weeding out those who have chosen the path of anti-western jihad.

lacarnut
06-19-2011, 02:17 AM
It would be interesting to know if there anyone had expressed concerns about him before. It seems like in many cases, someone picked up on a problem, but was ignored for one reason or another. Manning and Hassan in point, true?

Hey dummie. Weren't you told to stay out of military threads? If it were me, I would ban your dumb ass on the spot.

AmPat
06-19-2011, 10:52 AM
The reason that Kay doesn't trust Muslims in the military is because the military has done a poor job of confirming their loyalties. You and I have both known Muslims who want nothing to do with the grand jihad, but because the civilian leadership is afraid of being labeled as bigots (call it Islamophobiaphoba, the fear of being called Islamophobic), they have given the dangerous radicals a pass. Since GEN Casey declared that allowing our diversity to suffer would have been worse than thirteen dead troopies, I'd say that she has a point. Until the DOD recognizes that there are Muslims who should not be in uniform as well as those who should, and takes steps to weed out the bad guys, all Muslims in the service will be subject to suspicion, mistrust and alienation, which is exactly what the Mullahs want, because the skill sets that they bring to the fight are critical. If the Mullahs succeed in defining those Muslims who serve in the US armed forces as apostates and traitors to Islam, then every Muslim in the military will be forced to choose, not just between their religion and Islam, but the lives and safety of themselves and their families. If you want to honor your mentor, then protect those who, like him, want to serve America, and who took the same oath that you and I did, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, such as taqiyya, by weeding out those who have chosen the path of anti-western jihad.
When I retuned to military service after 7 years off, my first duty station was Ft Bragg. I had to reassert my loyalty and swear I was not a member of a gang. The replacement detachemnt took pictures and documented tattoos of SM's that had gang affiliation or markings. Why can't we do the same WRT Muslim Soldiers?

Hey dummie. Weren't you told to stay out of military threads? If it were me, I would ban your dumb ass on the spot.
His comments weren't out of line. :confused::confused::eek:

Bailey
06-19-2011, 10:54 AM
Agreed on bolded. While I entertain myself with purging the world of the muzzie population, it's not realistic nor it is the prerogative of America.

Well I guess there is something you and I can agree with.

txradioguy
06-20-2011, 03:45 AM
When I first joined the military one of my "mentors" was a Muslim. Taught me a lot about forecasting the weather and how to deal with some of the bullshit we've gotta put up with in my line of work. I'd probably have left the service 4 years ago if not for him. Great man who'd never hurt a soul, currently stationed at Charleston AFB raising a family and quietly finishing his last few years in the AF.

I'm sure he'd appreciate you saying that.

I'm sure he'd be understanding of WHY she said that. Far more than anyone here.



Originally Posted by Odysseus
The reason that Kay doesn't trust Muslims in the military is because the military has done a poor job of confirming their loyalties. You and I have both known Muslims who want nothing to do with the grand jihad, but because the civilian leadership is afraid of being labeled as bigots (call it Islamophobiaphoba, the fear of being called Islamophobic), they have given the dangerous radicals a pass. Since GEN Casey declared that allowing our diversity to suffer would have been worse than thirteen dead troopies, I'd say that she has a point. Until the DOD recognizes that there are Muslims who should not be in uniform as well as those who should, and takes steps to weed out the bad guys, all Muslims in the service will be subject to suspicion, mistrust and alienation, which is exactly what the Mullahs want, because the skill sets that they bring to the fight are critical. If the Mullahs succeed in defining those Muslims who serve in the US armed forces as apostates and traitors to Islam, then every Muslim in the military will be forced to choose, not just between their religion and Islam, but the lives and safety of themselves and their families. If you want to honor your mentor, then protect those who, like him, want to serve America, and who took the same oath that you and I did, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, such as taqiyya, by weeding out those who have chosen the path of anti-western jihad.

And that is the reason right there your friend would understand why Kay feels the way she does dj.

djones520
06-20-2011, 03:47 AM
The reason that Kay doesn't trust Muslims in the military is because the military has done a poor job of confirming their loyalties. You and I have both known Muslims who want nothing to do with the grand jihad, but because the civilian leadership is afraid of being labeled as bigots (call it Islamophobiaphoba, the fear of being called Islamophobic), they have given the dangerous radicals a pass. Since GEN Casey declared that allowing our diversity to suffer would have been worse than thirteen dead troopies, I'd say that she has a point. Until the DOD recognizes that there are Muslims who should not be in uniform as well as those who should, and takes steps to weed out the bad guys, all Muslims in the service will be subject to suspicion, mistrust and alienation, which is exactly what the Mullahs want, because the skill sets that they bring to the fight are critical. If the Mullahs succeed in defining those Muslims who serve in the US armed forces as apostates and traitors to Islam, then every Muslim in the military will be forced to choose, not just between their religion and Islam, but the lives and safety of themselves and their families. If you want to honor your mentor, then protect those who, like him, want to serve America, and who took the same oath that you and I did, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, such as taqiyya, by weeding out those who have chosen the path of anti-western jihad.

See, I'm absolutely fine with that. And it's the point I've been trying to get through for a long time now. We have our enemies, and unfortunately they hide within the ranks of our allies. But we cannot attack our allies in trying to get to our enemies. We gotta be smarter about it.

txradioguy
06-20-2011, 03:58 AM
See, I'm absolutely fine with that. And it's the point I've been trying to get through for a long time now. We have our enemies, and unfortunately they hide within the ranks of our allies. But we cannot attack our allies in trying to get to our enemies. We gotta be smarter about it.

Unfortunately in our line of work our superiors believe that being "smarter" means turning a blind eye.

If the fear of a career ending accusation of racism or creating a "hostile work environment" hadn't been hanging over the heads of Hassan's superiors he'd never have gotten to where he was at Ft. Hood.

But because such an EO sensitive culture in the military has been fostered and nurtured to the point where even a false accusation of racism...sexism or any other "ism" is as bad as actual credible charge...nothing gets done about the people that are sending clear signs of trouble to even the newest private in the army.

AmPat
06-20-2011, 09:27 AM
See, I'm absolutely fine with that. And it's the point I've been trying to get through for a long time now. We have our enemies, and unfortunately they hide within the ranks of our allies. But we cannot attack our allies in trying to get to our enemies. We gotta be smarter about it.

By smarter we all mean----wait for it--------------steady------------------




PROFILING!.


We common know nothing folk residing within the ranks of the voting class or unwashed masses if you will, "clinging to our guns and religion" between coronations of our stellar elected officials, realize who our enemy is and how to identify them. It is our "leaders" who fail in the name of political correctness to fix the problem.:cool: