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Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:41 PM

Plane brought back to gate at Logan Airport

Source: Myfoxboston.com

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) Sources told FOX 25 there was an American Airlines flight that was headed to Chicago. There were two men on that plane not sitting next to each other and speaking Arabic.

There were some concerned marathoners on the flight so the plane was brought back to the gate and the two men were escorted off the plane.

No other details were immediately available.



Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/21988916/2013/04/16/plane-brought-back-to-gate-at-logan-airport#ixzz2QdbUfrar



Not this shit again.

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Reply Plane brought back to gate at Logan Airport (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Apr 2013 OP
rocktivity Apr 2013 #1
StrayKat Apr 2013 #2
rocktivity Apr 2013 #7
StrayKat Apr 2013 #10
rocktivity Apr 2013 #17
StrayKat Apr 2013 #26
DFW Apr 2013 #6
Posteritatis Apr 2013 #16
tblue Apr 2013 #23
DFW Apr 2013 #30
kestrel91316 Apr 2013 #18
DFW Apr 2013 #29
diabeticman Apr 2013 #3
Name removed Apr 2013 #19
DFW Apr 2013 #4
freshwest Apr 2013 #31
DFW Apr 2013 #32
Raven Apr 2013 #5
rocktivity Apr 2013 #8
Raven Apr 2013 #27
tblue Apr 2013 #9
leveymg Apr 2013 #11
bucolic_frolic Apr 2013 #12
angrychair Apr 2013 #13
progressivebydesign Apr 2013 #21
JustFiveMoreMinutes Apr 2013 #14
RufusTFirefly Apr 2013 #15
progressivebydesign Apr 2013 #20
SoapBox Apr 2013 #25
frazzled Apr 2013 #22
WCGreen Apr 2013 #28
SoapBox Apr 2013 #24

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:43 PM

1. "...(T)wo men on that plane - not sitting next to each other - and speaking Arabic"?

What the hell does that mean? Who were they speaking to, if not each other?


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:46 PM

2. As I understood it, they were talking to each other. They were not sitting next to each other.

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Response to StrayKat (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:50 PM

7. So they talked across the aisle? Across some seats? Over some rows?

Were they traveling together or not? Were they deliberately separated? Did they have to talk loudly in order to hear each other? Or did they just get caught in a dragnet of anyone "Arab-looking" leaving Boston?


rocktivity



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Response to rocktivity (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:58 PM

10. 8 hrs after the incident, and it still doesn't say, so we're left to speculate.

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Response to StrayKat (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:23 PM

17. There isn't even any indication whether the plane took off afterwards

But there is an indication that American Airlines as a whole has been experiencing technical difficulties.

This story should have been left on the stove to cook a little more.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:38 PM

26. I agree. n/t

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:50 PM

6. And if someone was lingusitically advanced enough to be sure it was Arabic

(as opposed to Farsi, BeriBeri or Kurdish) then they should have known enough to understand what they were saying.

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:23 PM

16. Well, clearly they were speaking Terrist.

(I wouldn't put it past any reporter these days to cheerfully conflate all of those languages, either.)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:09 PM

23. Was that fluent Terrist or Pig-Terrist?

"Et's-lay et-gay outta-ay odge-day."

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 09:48 PM

30. The word has a triple "r"

that's "terrrist."

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:31 PM

18. I don't know a word of either language (well, except for "pishi" in Farsi meaning "cat"),

 

but I can tell Arabic from Farsi quite easily. Helps to live in a community with lots of Middle Easterners.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 09:44 PM

29. Yeah, but that's cheating!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:47 PM

3. This is our ugliness at worse and I in general blame our reality tv/15 sec sound bite

media culture and laziness to educate people.

My wife's mother is half Lebanese (catholic religion) and the culture my wife was raised in in America. So was Jamie Farr of MASH and Danny Thomas just to name a couple people.

Instead of our media educating people that extremist of various religions are around the world we should not blame all this on one culture like we want to.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:47 PM

4. If my flight leaves tomorrow, remind me not to speak Catalan or Russian

There might be some Franquistas or some John Birchers aboard who might get spooked.

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Response to DFW (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:29 AM

31. Just keep posting in English at DU. Wait, they might not like that...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 04:11 AM

32. Com pot ser aix?

Что случилось ?

(hope no mods work for the TSA....)

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:49 PM

5. A similar thing happened at the Dallas airport

on a flight I was on a few years ago. 6 men speaking Arabic and wearing traditional garb. Plane was delayed, taken back to the gate. Lots of DHS agents running up and down the aisle. Turned out the 6 were visiting guests of the US State Department.

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Response to Raven (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:51 PM

8. Which NOBODY managed to figure out BEFORE they were allowed to board...

And clearly, no one informed the flight crew.

Besides, if they actually were going to something terroristic, would they have been that obvious about it?


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 06:44 PM

27. Yeah, I know, and they actually had these

plastic ID cards around their necks identifying them as visiting guests.Idioticy!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:52 PM

9. I hope there's more to it than that.

I would hope authorities wouldn't just take someone off a plane because they speak Arabic. If they were terrorists responsible for a crime this fresh, I would think they would try not to speak in Arabic, unless they are really stupid, in which case they'll get caught and yay, good, great.

OTOH, I want the perps caught ASAP and brought in alive.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:01 PM

11. Those particular marathoners should have also been taken off the plane.

If they want to inconvenience someone else because of their fixed stereotypes and paranoia, they should also be subjected to the same delay and having their names put "into the system". Just in case.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:07 PM

12. The investigation may not yield results quickly

The perps are likely long gone, or awaiting surreptitious exit.

They keep focusing on photos taken near the time of the incident.

The ordinance may have been placed half an hour, or hours before,
by people in disguises.

I think the video cameras of local businesses will help authorities solve
the crime.

They will get them. No doubt there.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:09 PM

13. What.the.hell.

This kind of stuff really gets me on a rant quick. The blanket stereotypes piss me off. The "they have brown skin and speak funny so they must be bad" bullshit is the WRONG way to go about it. Same thing with this poor kid in Boston that was TACKLED when running away from the scene. He was brunt and hurting, scared and running like everyone else but was jumped and dragged to the cops because because he "looked different" and now, no matter what, people are going to look at him like he did something wrong when he didn't. Not the way to react to this situation.
If I were a betting man I'd wager that this job was homespun by white, right-wing fascist.
Time will tell.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:47 PM

21. they cleared that poor guy in the hospital finally..

after posting his home address, apartment number, name and photo of his roommate, in the National media. THe police are now saying (as a footnote to some articles right now) that he was a "victim" in the "wrong place at the wrong time." Which begs the question? Oh, so it's the "wrong place" for anyone of Middle Eastern descent to be near a crime scene?

Also, they were questioning a female Saudi medical student in the hospital, who was also wounded, and found to be not involved. Wonder if they're tracking down all the angry looking old white guys with Tea Party stickers on their trucks.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:15 PM

14. Goes to show we don't trust TSA or screeners.....

.... else the airplane would have been the safest place to be!

Until next week when you can carry pocket knives on board at least.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:15 PM

15. scared + stupid = lethal combination

And, sadly, an all too common one in the land of the proudly ignorant.

In the past, frightened, vengeful yahoos have also targeted Sikhs because -- well, you know -- they all look alike.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:43 PM

20. Ugh. here we go again. Shades of post 9/11 hysteria.

I hope that the folks in America who speak anything that sounds "Arabic" also speak English, as it would be wise to avoid speaking in public in your native tongue. Seriously folks... this is just sad.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:24 PM

25. Exactly!

Just wait...

Rudy will get his 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11,

squawk going again.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:01 PM

22. The entire American fleet was grounded for 4 hrs today

due to computer glitch. So perhaps this story is overblown or misinterpreted. Perhaps the men needed to get another connecting flight.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 07:44 PM

28. Well it was a fox outlet

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:22 PM

24. Ditto to "not this shit again"

...knee jerk, whilst the real creeps that did the bombing get away.

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