September 4, 2006, - 11:23 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember Adham Abdelhamid Othman, Maruan Awad Muhareb, and Louai Abdelhamied Othman–the three Palestinians caught with over 1,000 TracFone cellphones in Caro, Michigan, who allegedly planned to attack Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge? Remember how the FBI and Michigan State Police were so quick to dismiss the three as “not terrorist-related“?
Well, in fact, despite claims to the contrary in public, the FBI–which said there was “no imminent threat”–took their possible planned attack on the Mackinac Bridge VERY SERIOUSLY, as very “imminent.” That’s why, this morning, there was heightened security for the traditional Labor Day walk across the bridge, which connects Michigan’s peninsulas.
According to the Detroit Free Press and AP, the U.S. Coast Guard established a security zone for a quarter-mile on both sides of the bridge beginning an hour before the 7:00 a.m. (Eastern) walk that usually includes Michigan’s Governor and between 40,000 and 60,000 other walkers/joggers. And 200 National Guard troops were stationed on the 5-mile long span of the bridge, not to mention the officers from 13 law enforcement agencies on hand.
Would they have done all that if the three Palestinian TracFone purchasers’ photos were only that of mere “tourists,” as Michigan State police Chief Peter Munoz claimed? Actually, sources tell DebbieSchlussel.com that the photos were not of a “tourist” nature but, rather, that of those planning attacks on the bridge.
That is, unless you believe tourists take a bevy of photos of grates of a bridge, showing the bridge supports below, as reported by skilled WJRT-TV Flint investigative reporter Jeff Piechowski. Tourism photos? Hardly. So why did the Michigan State Police Chief lie? All politics. He works for Michigan lefty Governor Jennifer Granholm, who is in the back pocket of Michigan’s Islamofascist community.
And as for the FBI’s public claim that there was no terrorist plot, ask FBI Michigan Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Kowalski why he told others that he sent his “B-Team” to Caro, to “investigate” the alleged TracFone Terrorists.
Ask the paunchy Kowalski (who sends other FBI terrorism teams to harass League of Women Voters meetings but stays largely clear of Dearbornistan, the heart of Terror Cell America) why–after admittedly sending his “B-Team”–he blindsided Caro Prosecutor Mark Reene claiming there were no ties to terrorism, when his “B-Team” failed in their efforts to get Reene to back down from his assertion that the TracFone Palestinians were plotting a terrorist attack.
No terrorist attack planned? That’s why there was a battalion of the highest red-alert order stationed on the Mackinac Bridge, this morning, when there never was anything of that level before.
Once again, don’t believe everything–or even most–of what you hear coming out of the FBI spin machine. If the Bureau claims it’s “not terrorist-related,” that usually means the exact opposite is the case.
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