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Air Marshals Stop Shoe Bomber II

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Federal air marshals subdued a man who authorities say attempted to "light his shoes on fire" on a United flight from Washington Reagan to Denver Wednesday night, federal law enforcement officials told ABC News.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/air-marshals-stop-shoe-bomb-attempt-united-jet/story?id=10315314
     
  2. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Holy crap, this guy had diplomatic immunity? And great work by the marshals to say the least.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Um, er ...

    The suspect was identified by authorities as a diplomat in the Qatar embassy in Washington, Mohammed al Modadi. The FBI said the man had full diplomat immunity as the 3rd secretary and vice-consul.
     
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Oy.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yah. A misunderstanding. Who the hell is "sarcastic" about stuff like this? It all hits too close to home but this one really does.
     
  6. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    A guy from Qatar.
     
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    A guy with diplomatic immunity.
     
  8. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    A guy from Qatar with diplomatic immunity who knows he can say anything and then tell them to screw off.
     
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    This has been a total crap day. Even though DIA is a bit away from here (and everything else), it still is too close for comfort.
     
  10. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I just pictured the South African in Lethal Weapon 2.

    "Diplomatic immunity."

    And then not.
     
  11. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he's a diplomat who was caught smoking in the bathroom, tried to put the cig out on his shoe, made a joke about it ... and all hell broke lose. As it should. And hopefully authorities will find a way to get around his immunity and prosecute him as they would any other citizen who causes havoc and terror.
    Stupid smokers.
     
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    There is no "getting around" diplomatic immunity.

    And I thought of Lethal Weapon II as well.
     
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