Sunday, August 05, 2007

Two Bumper-Sticker Slogans Arrested in South Carolina

Two of John Edwards' bumper-sticker slogans (is it politically incorrect to call them accused terrorists?) were arrested after a traffic stop near Goose Creek, SC (hat tip: MND).

Police stopped a four-door sedan during a traffic stop and found what they believe was a bomb inside the vehicle. Deputies say the car was pulled over for speeding... Witnesses on the scene told Live 5 News that they believed the car had an out-of-state license plate, but they could not be sure which state the tags were issued from. At this time, no one has confirmed where the car was registered.

Sources also say that there were two people in the car and that they were apparently of Middle Eastern decent... The FBI is working with local authorities in the investigation.

Forbes offers possible insight into the location of the vehicle:

Goose Creek [is] home to the Naval Weapons Station. The station houses the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig, a military prison where enemy combatants have been held...

No word on whether CAIR is rushing a legal team to South Carolina in order to mount a defense. MND adds: "My God, do you realize what this means? South Carolina police are profiling!" Or maybe there was a suspicious bumper sticker on the vehicle.

On a more serious note, a commenter at Flopping Aces asserts:

176 leads right into the Naval Weapons Station. It isn't military families at risk. NWS is the home of 2 sub squadrons and also the storage depot for our nukes and up to 60 million lbs. of conventional ordnance.

A nuclear storage depot? This recalls a statement by Hassan Abbasi, one of Iran's top military strategists, in 2005.

We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization... we must make use of everything we have at hand to strike at this front by means of our suicide operations or by means of our missiles.

There are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and in the West. We have already spied on these sites and we know how we are going to attack them.

One can't help but wonder whether there is a link between this bizarre incident and Abbasi's diatribe.

Perhaps John Edwards is right, because there's definitely more than enough bumper-sticker material here. Hey, I've got an idea, let's help the Democrats make it even harder for the U.S. to wiretap terrorists! Maybe that will help!

Update: Dan Riehl provides names and pictures.

They sound like militant Quakers to me.

WIS News 10 spoke with officials at the Berkeley County Detention Center who said 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamed and 21-year-old Yousef Megahed, the occupants of the car, are still in police custody... The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department tells WIS News 10 the two men are not US citizens.

Update II: Dan Riehl, doing yeoman's work on this story, points to an ABC News 4 report that "...[t]he men had at least one ready to go bomb and bomb making materials that include chemicals."

Let's see. A possible chemical terrorist attack organized by what may be a cadre of illegal aliens... I know what to do... let's leave the border wide open and prevent the government from listening in on terrorists!

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