August 15, 2006, - 1:04 am

New “Bulk” TracFone Buyers Caught: Also Mid-Eastern (Coincidence?)

By Debbie Schlussel
Hmmm . . . more mass-buyers of TracFones caught in Tucson, and they, too, are Middle Eastern. Whatta coincidence.
Here are the details from Tucson’s KVOA News 4:

Law enforcement sources confirm to News 4 that Tucson Police have issued an “attempt to locate” on two Middle Eastern men in their 20′s who purchased nearly 50 phones from Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart in Tucson.
Sources say the men made the purchases on Saturday and Sunday.
There’s been a number of arrests nationwide with very similar circumstances.
News 4 is not linking this case with the national cases, but we do want to point out how similar they are.
Arrests have been made in Michigan and Ohio and there are reports of large numbers of cell phones being sold to young men fitting the same description in Wisconsin.
There was a very similar case that went down in Antigo, Wisconsin where police say another group of men bought more than 90 cell phones from 4 different stores.
News 4 spoke with a Wal-mart and Sam’s Club representative and he would not confirm nor deny that these men did in fact buy those phones.
Instead, he referred us to the police and we spoke with the Pima Sheriff’s Department and the Marana and Oro Valley police departments.
Tucson law enforcement authorities confirmed late Sunday night that officers are searching for these two men.

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15 Responses

You have to question how many of these purchases are successful. The authorities have to re-look at these disposable cellphones as they are built right up the terrorist’s alley.
Either ban them or require companies like Wal Mart to ask for id on every disposable phone and enter this info into a shared national database.

wisemonkey on August 15, 2006 at 2:04 am

Are terror cells being activated in this country? You gotta wonder. There are too many reports of this happening in several difference places to credit it all to coincidence. And I don’t happen to believe in concidence. Here’s what we need to consider five years after 9/11. How prepared are we really? There’s an enemy in our midst and we’re still in denial. Jihad Denial Syndrome.

NormanF on August 15, 2006 at 2:13 am

charges dropped in Ohio and Michgan cases.
Experts on slashdot and techdirt explaining tracfone would be most difficult of any brand to use as detonators and most profitabl to resell (and it is legal).
Case is become an major illustration of the pitfalls and abuses of racial profiling and hysteria mongering.

FrankLev on August 15, 2006 at 2:15 am

Norman it is racism denial syndrome.
The US is characterised byu the least likly activity of Islamic extremists. in every serious attack they have to be imported. millenian plot – canadian import, 911 all imported, etc.
Compared to home grown in UK, Spain, France. The US Arab American community is the most loyal and assimilated. NO subway attacks like UK and Spain since 911 despite hundreds of thousands of Arab Americans and millions of Moslem Americans living here.

FrankLev on August 15, 2006 at 2:19 am

Perhaps they are using the lithium batteries from the phones to make crystal meth?
In addition to using the other phone parts for “other things,” of course.

Nasty, Brutish & Short on August 15, 2006 at 9:41 am

FrankLebanon puked; “Compared to home grown in UK, Spain, France. The US Arab American community is the most loyal and assimilated. NO subway attacks like UK and Spain since 911 despite hundreds of thousands of Arab Americans and millions of Moslem Americans living here.”
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……….

Thee_Bruno on August 15, 2006 at 11:15 am

FrankLebanon puked; “Compared to home grown in UK, Spain, France. The US Arab American community is the most loyal and assimilated. NO subway attacks like UK and Spain since 911 despite hundreds of thousands of Arab Americans and millions of Moslem Americans living here.”
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA………
Very well thought out argument. I see your point. I look forward to you bringing more of these great posts to the table as they really help provoke good intellectual debates. Seriously.

Descent on August 15, 2006 at 1:20 pm

Interesting article in the Houston Chronicle about the lack of a link to terrorism.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4117318.html

BrassMonkey on August 15, 2006 at 1:32 pm

I see Descent, the Internet security expert, is still posting from work, using his employer’s equipment, and on their time.
Gee, you must be REALLY busy.
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thee_Bruno on August 15, 2006 at 2:29 pm

I see Descent, the Internet security expert, is still posting from work, using his employer’s equipment, and on their time.
Gee, you must be REALLY busy.
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Haha? I take it that was one of your “jokes”, eh? Perhaps if you were familiar with my particular line of work, you’d realize that I sit at a computer with full access to the internet. It doesn’t take long to alt-tab, type up a quick retort, submit, then continue on with what ever tasks I have. You kind of boss yourself when your management.

Descent on August 15, 2006 at 2:58 pm

you’re*

Descent on August 15, 2006 at 2:59 pm

“FrankLebanon puked; “Compared to home grown in UK, Spain, France. The US Arab American community is the most loyal and assimilated. NO subway attacks like UK and Spain since 911 despite hundreds of thousands of Arab Americans and millions of Moslem Americans living here.”
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA………
Very well thought out argument. I see your point. I look forward to you bringing more of these great posts to the table as they really help provoke good intellectual debates. Seriously.”
I don’t understand your point this is something stated by FBI counter intelligence at Congressional hearings.
You don’t think in five years a few Arab ameicnas could not have blown up five NY subways? You do realize for all the bag checking pictures you see those are in 10% of stations.
Are you saying the 911 terroists were Arab Ameirfcns?
Do you know that Arab Americans are proportionally higher represented in FBI, CIA, DIA, than any other ethnicity here?

FrankLev on August 15, 2006 at 7:55 pm

Isn’t it funny how all these cell phone reselling rings are all operated by Muslims, and mostly immigrant Muslims at that?
Is this just another example of jobs that ordinary American’s won’t do?

Mike on August 16, 2006 at 3:02 am

Hey FrankieLeb,
Where do you get your stats regarding percentages in the FBI, CIA, DIA? Did you pull them out of your ass?
And, even IF what you say is true, did it ever occur to you that they have those percentages because we need people who speak “Barbaric” in order to defend ourselves? There are hundreds of millions of savages in the Middle East who speak “Barbaric”, therefore, we might need a few more translators.

Thee_Bruno on August 16, 2006 at 10:45 am

Folks should be aware that the islamo “gooners” have been accumulating large quantities of cell phones for years. Reports were circulating several years back of large purchases being made by middle easterners. Where do you suppose the cell phone “triggers” for IED’s that maim and kill Iraqi’s, Afghan’s and coalition troops come from? Of course Al Qaeda could be importing directly from china.
Prediction: As soon as the “gooners” believe their cell phone stockpile here in the US is large enough, look for IED attacks on US soil to begin.
Also, look for an explosive response by patriotic US citizens who are NOT going to allow their country…their childrens and grandchildrens birthright…to be stolen by a bunch of islamofascist cockroaches…both immigrants and home grown. Look for a sudden reduction in muslim “head count” here in the continental US.
Forget the crap about american muslims being the most loyal and assimilated muslims on the entire planet. They were all dancing in the streets on 911. We have good memories Franklev.

joesixpack31 on August 18, 2006 at 1:41 am

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