March 31, 2011, - 3:46 pm
Three “Middle Eastern” men (hint: they worship allah) in two different cars were caught trying to sneak into Camp Pendleton. And, even though two of them in one car said they didn’t know the third guy in the other car, all three of them used the same excuse, down to the details of why they ventured into the Camp and where they were actually going. And they tried to get on the base three times using phony stories. Also, one of the cars was mysteriously tampered with in a way that a bomb could be stored there–undetected–in the future. But, hey, I’m sure it isn’t a dry run. Oh, and don’t let the “ian” endings on the surnames of two of the men fool you. Not all people with “ian” at the ends of their names are Armenian. Some are Iranian Muslims, as in this case. All three were clearly testing and probing for some malefactor with scary plans for the servicemen at Camp Pendleton.
As the French would say, “Quelle coincidence!“:
A security alert was reportedly issued at Camp Pendleton after three Middle-Eastern men in two vehicles drove onto the base under suspicious circumstances Saturday night around midnight.
The drivers said they didn’t know each other, but both said they were lost and trying to get to Glendale.
One of the drivers reportedly ignored orders to wait at the main gate and drove onto the base.
A search turned up no weapons.
But an airbag had been pulled out and reattached with duct tape and wires were hanging free.
The next morning the other driver returned to the base and said he made a mistake and was trying to get onto Interstate 5.
A background check showed that the men all had clean records.
Mohammed Atta, Faisal Shahzad, and Nidal Malik Hassan had “clean records,” too, until . . . . More–It gets scarier:
Three men — 40-year-old Afghani Ahmad Rahmani Naeem, 41-year-old Iranian Vahik Petrossian and 27-year-old Iranian Sengekdi Norvik Avanosian — attempted to get into Camp Pendleton last weekend under what was considered suspicious circumstances. . . .
According to a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) alert issued to high-ranking Camp Pendleton officials, someone reported hearing hateful comments and terrorist threats from three men at a gas station in Oceanside Saturday.
Investigators at Camp Pendleton said the men asked the attendant for directions on how to get to Camp Pendleton before they left the gas station.
According to the alert, shortly after midnight Sunday, a rented silver Toyota Corolla driven by Naeem attempted to enter Camp Pendleton through the main gate. As it was being searched, Petrossian and Avanosian drove up in a black Mercedes, but were told to wait. Instead, they continued past the gate and onto the base. Following a short pursuit, the Mercedes was stopped and searched.
No weapons or contraband were found in the Mercedes, but base security noticed the air bag in the steering wheel of the Mercedes had been pulled out and re-attached with duct tape and had wires hanging free, the alert said.
According to the alert, Naaem told base security he was lost and was trying to go to Glendale. When interviewed, Petrossian and Avanosian said they were lost and trying to go to Glendale. The three men claimed not to know each other, the alert said.
Naaem, Petrossian and Avanosian were photographed and released after questioning, and a warning about the trio was posted to law enforcement.
However, later that morning about 8:30 a.m., Naeem returned in the Toyota and tried to get on the base again, saying he made a mistake and was trying to enter Interstate 5, the alert said. After his vehicle was searched, Naeem was issued a letter of debarment from the base and escorted to the freeway.
Since the incident, 10News learned high-ranking Camp Pendleton officials have notified other military bases and law enforcement of a potential threat. . . .
Amanda Sumner, who lives on the base, said the alert was very concerning for her.
“My family lives there and I know it’s very easy access to get on base at the front gate… All you have to have is a driver’s license that isn’t suspended,” she said.
Absurd. By the way, reports claim all three of these men are here legally. Why? Why wasn’t this enough to hold them indefinitely until we learned what they were up to? Do we really believe these men had anything other than diabolical plans for the occupants of Camp Pendleton?
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