May
13
2013

Somewhat bizarre airport + pressure cooker + detailed visitor story coming out of Detroit.

This is an odd story:

Federal agents arrested a Saudi Arabian traveler who arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker, a key component used in the Boston Marathon bombings last month.

Hussain Al Kwawahir will be arraigned at 1 p.m. in federal court for allegedly using an altered passport and lying to a Customs and Border Protection Agent about the pressure cooker.

To the point where I’m wondering whether there’s something else going on.

Moe Lane

PS: It is not my intent to critique unsuccessful attempts to blow up portions of my country – if that is what this is – so I won’t point out the obvious flaws in the suggested scenario.

4 Comments

  • Jeffstag says:

    That one could go either way. I’m inclined to believe this one is just a couple misunderstandings, though, since if this is an attempt at terrorism there are some pretty big logic flaws there, as you point out.

  • Crawford says:

    I suspect access to real explosive devices is relatively easy in North Mogadishu.

  • jbird says:

    Why wouldn’t you just buy the pressure cooker in America?

  • Patrick Thomas says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if our “friends” at CAIR come screaming in with an intimidating lawsuit of some sort. I remember the imams that copied quite a bit of the behavior the hijackers did on 9/11. From the seat belt extenders and getting up and moving about in a coordinated fashion and loudly praying. All this instigation to cause a scene and then sue the airlines and have them go back to sensitivity training and let them continue the actions because it was part of their culture or whatever.

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