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 thoughts on “Somewhat bizarre airport + pressure cooker + detailed visitor story coming out of Detroit.”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

Comments are closed.