September 13, 2006, - 11:01 am
By Debbie Schlussel
More disturbing details are coming in on the carjacking by a Muslim Arab male, yesterday evening, at Detroit Metro Airport.
As we wrote earlier today, law enforcement sources told DebbieSchlussel.com that the man–an Arab male–carjacked a cab at the airport and drove it down I-94 freeway until he was finally caught near Willow Run airport a few miles away. He had to be tazed by law enforcement in order to be subdued.
Now, law enforcement sources have shared more disturbing information with DebbieSchlussel.com, indicating that this could have been a dry run for a car bomb plot.
The law enforcement sources say the carjacker, named Mohammed, drove to Detroit Metro Airport, yesterday, leaving his car parked (illegally) in front of the McNamara terminal (the main terminal at Detroit Metro), where pick-ups and drop-offs take place. He left the car there, then ran to the cab area in the nearby parking structure, carjacking the cab.
Although authorities found no explosive materials in the illegally parked car, it appears this could have been a dry run to see how long a car could remain unoccupied in front of many people walking in and out of the airport. Why else would a man in the Detroit area drive a car to the airport, park it illegally in front of the airport terminal, and carjack a cab to get away immediately afterward?
This past weekend, as our nation observed the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Bush’s homeland security advisor, Fran Townsend, claimed that since 9/11, the Bush Administration has established complete security “from curb to cockpit.” Not the case.
In fact, there has never been security from the curb to the security checkpoints inside airports, and several officials have long complained (to deaf airs) that a terrorist could easily get inside any airport and blow it up at any point until the TSA security checkpoints. They argued that checkpoints should begin outside of airport entry points.
This incident shows that their concerns are valid.
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