Let's honor the HEROS! Terrorist tragedy prevented!

  1. Let's honor the HEROS! Terrorist tragedy prevented!

    How about a ceremony and a parade for the people who stopped the sale to terrorists?
    Let us also honor the Lady who stopped the man coming into the USA with a trunk full of explosives and plans to blast Disneyland and the LA airport for Y2K!

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/wa...d_missile_plot
    Briton arrested in alleged missile plot
    Weapon capable of bringing down commercial plane
    By Richard B. Schmitt and Greg Krikorian, Los Angeles Times, 8/13/2003
    WASHINGTON -- A British arms dealer attempting to sell a surface-to-air missile to an undercover federal agent was arrested yesterday in New Jersey as part of an elaborate sting led by the FBI, law enforcement officials said...
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   WashYaHands
    I saw this on the news. Kudos to those agencies and individuals who worked hard to prevent another terrorist attack.

    Unfortunately, as we have seen recently, terrorism is a global threat. I hope that future terrorists attacks can be deterred in all countries. Collaboration around the world is key.
  4. by   Q.
    BIG kudos to the organizations and people who helped to prevent this.
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    What was the name of the border guard who caught the Y2K Bomber. She should be in the history books.
    AND the police who arrested the would be terrorist.
  6. by   Noney
    Scary.
    I imagine it's just a drop in the bucket, but enough drops fills the bucket.
  7. by   Ted
    Unfortunately, as we have seen recently, terrorism is a global threat. I hope that future terrorists attacks can be deterred in all countries. Collaboration around the world is key.
    And it doesn't seem like the terror . . . or just plain violence. . . is getting any better, either!

    The world is shrinking. There's lots of tough decision to be made by all governments and people. And lots of "wrongs" to be corrected too.
  8. by   vettech
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    Let's honor the HEROS! Terrorist tragedy prevented!

    How about a ceremony and a parade for the people who stopped the sale to terrorists?
    Let us also honor the Lady who stopped the man coming into the USA with a trunk full of explosives and plans to blast Disneyland and the LA airport for Y2K!

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/wa...d_missile_plot
    Briton arrested in alleged missile plot
    Weapon capable of bringing down commercial plane
    By Richard B. Schmitt and Greg Krikorian, Los Angeles Times, 8/13/2003
    WASHINGTON -- A British arms dealer attempting to sell a surface-to-air missile to an undercover federal agent was arrested yesterday in New Jersey as part of an elaborate sting led by the FBI, law enforcement officials said...
    I agree, well done! These folks deserve medals!

    On a personal note, Spacenurse, its nice to see you giving kudos to the current administration. Right or wrong but I've always pegged you as a hard-core Bush-basher. This, and a couple of other recent posts, have made me rethink that.:kiss
  9. by   Mkue
    Collaboration around the world is key
    I agree Linda
  10. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by efiebke
    And it doesn't seem like the terror . . . or just plain violence. . . is getting any better, either!

    The world is shrinking. There's lots of tough decision to be made by all governments and people. And lots of "wrongs" to be corrected too.
    I agree! I'm glad though that somebody is on the job! Congrats to those who are stopping terrorist by good old fashion police work, and keeping their eyes open, and not lulled to sleep by the rherotic, that no one would dare to attack us now.
  11. by   eltrip
    YEE HAW!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   donmurray
    Hold on a second, here! The Russians hear that this guy with NO terrorist connections wants to buy their up-market surface-to-air missile. They get together with the FBI, CIA, UK intelligence etc. etc. They get the idiot to go to Russia, buy a dud weapon that they prepared earlier, help him "smuggle" it out of Russia, and into the US, all of which, hopefully would have been more difficult without their help. They then convince him that they are terrorists out to shoot down Air Force One, and he STILL wants to sell it to them, so they arrest him. Where's the heroics in all of that? He wanted to do a bad thing, but he is hardly a crazed fanatic,
    It's all smoke & mirrors to "prove" what a good job homeland security is doing, and take our minds off the mounting bad news coming from Iraq.
    Last edit by donmurray on Aug 13, '03
  13. by   Q.
    It's all smoke & mirrors to "prove" what a good job homeland security is doing, and take our minds off the mounting bad news coming from Iraq.
    Well thanks for clearing that up.
  14. by   pickledpepperRN
    To me prevention is safer than preemption.
    Get a load of this guy:

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/Sci_Tech/story_49160.asp
    Kiwi builds own cruise missile
    A home handyman is building a missile in his garage with parts bought over the internet and shipped through Customs.
    Bruce Simpson has stated on his website that he intends to construct "cruise missiles", which are taking shape in his shed near Auckland.
    Security experts say the ease with which Mr Simpson has obtained parts and built a working jet-engine is a warning that such weapons could be built by the wrong people.
    Mr Simpson, a 49-year-old internet developer, stated on the website www.interestingprojects.com on April 29 that he would build a cruise missile.
    He has already test-fired several noisy jet engines, as neighbours up to 1km away have testified.
    Mr Simpson said that the missiles would not be used for terrorism, but to test home-built jet engines.
    He was able to buy online the electronic parts needed to guide the missile once fired and import them and was alarmed at the ease with which he was able to pursue his project.
    "All this stuff is off the shelf," he said. "It came in under the radar. It rang no alarm bells."
    Among the imported items are a radio control transmitter and flight pack, global positioning gear, antennas, software, video camera and a flight control system.
    Mr Simpson ordered them from overseas websites, they were delivered within two weeks, and passed through customs with ease.
    Mr Simpson bought parts for the missile's body and wings -- such as stainless steel, polystyrene sheets and fibreglass -- locally.
    Customs Service national investigations manager Matt Roseingrave said he could not comment on Mr Simpson's imports for privacy reasons.
    However, he said many items could be imported that were innocuous by themselves but which could be dangerous if altered or used with other items.
    Neighbours don't seem to mind the noise when Mr Simpson tests his jets.
    "It's real loud," said one. "We think, `What the hell is that? Just Bruce Simpson with his flamin' motors'."
    Another said: "It gets to your eardrums a bit. We joke about ringing noise control."
    Mr Simpson has been heavily involved with the Internet since the mid-1990s, running news websites such as aardvark.co.nz and 7am.com.
    His missile site is entitled "A DIY Cruise Missile -- watch me build one for under $5000".
    He said the site had received 250,000 hits in two weeks, including many that appeared to be from United States military and security institutions.

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