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May 01, 2011

Police Task: "International Terrorism"

The German Federal Minister for the Interior, Hans-Peter Friedrich, is responsible for the Federal Criminal Police Office. He today commented (in German) on a recent arrest of three stupid immmigrant "terrorists" who had some weird ideas, a bit of acetone, some fireside lighters and even bought a soldering gun. The FCPO said these folks had no current plan on how to make or where to pop a "terrorist bomb" but arrested them anyway after a lenghty and barely legal surveilance mission. Friedrich said:

"Mit den Festnahmen zeigt sich, wie sinnvoll etwa die √úbertragung von Aufgaben des internationalen Terrorismus auf das Bundeskriminalamt im Jahre 2009 war."

Translation:

These arrests show how sensible it was to transfer, in 2009, the task of international terrorism to the Federal Police.

A slip of tongue? Or rather admitting the truth?

Posted by b on May 1, 2011 at 19:05 UTC | Permalink

Comments

So Germany is taking a page from the FBI and entrapping groups of feckless bozos who couldn't knock over a lemonade stand so they look like they're "keeping us safe" and successfully prosecuting the bullshit war on a tactic,

Posted by: Ran | May 1 2011 20:06 utc | 1

what's this about OBL dying last week? true?

Posted by: bluestar | May 2 2011 3:25 utc | 2

Vin Diesel is dead!

Posted by: Uncle $cam | May 2 2011 3:28 utc | 3

wow knows if it's true. it's tru they said it. uncle check your link.

Posted by: annie | May 2 2011 3:35 utc | 4

The combination of Benghazi second front and the murder of ghadaffi children which has caused so much embarassment that an 'official' sock puppet hit MoA for the 1st time in a very long while, has meant the murder of OBL which has been saved up for a very rainy day, was deemed necessary.
A fallback position in case anything went wrong with the Ghadaffi hit -which it did.
No more timely tapes right before elections or taxcuts for the rich. Quite a price to pay.

Posted by: Debs is dead | May 2 2011 3:56 utc | 5

Sorry, annie, that was my failed attempt at humor, Vin Diesel, OBL, what's the difference.
The audacity of blatant theater, one of my fav authors was right, 'reality [really]is what you can get away with...

I was personally creeped out as I was watching Obomba"s speech, I literally, could not watch more than the first three minutes of it as I couldn't bare to look in his eyes.. and thought these people are the tangible incarnation of evil. And my revulsion of the stagecraft of dancing sheep in front of the WH was just too much. As I talked to Lizard by ph, I knew we had turn some pivotal corner in which it's about to get really really nasty.

Posted by: Uncle $cam | May 2 2011 4:36 utc | 6

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