779 users online (68 members and 711 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rochester, New York
    Posts
    30,559

    Central Command For Afghanistan And Iraq In Florida Almost Attacked!

    Link

    MacDill Air Force Base, Florida (CNN) -- A heavily armed man and woman were in custody Monday after trying to enter the Air Force base that houses the headquarters for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan without authorization, an Air Force spokeswoman said.

    The pair were stopped at a gate at MacDill Air Force Base about 5 p.m. after they could not show proper identification, Senior Airman Katherine Holt said. A search of the vehicle after they were detained found military-style uniforms and gear and several "rifle-type" weapons, Holt said.

    The two were being questioned Monday evening, another Air Force spokeswoman, Elizabeth Gosselin, told CNN.

    Authorities cordoned off their sport-utility vehicle and searched it using a robot, but no explosives were found, Holt said. Video showed base personnel removing weapons, ammunition and military-style clothing from the vehicle.

    The Tampa, Florida, installation houses the headquarters of U.S.Central Command, which runs the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the U.S. Special Operations Command. One gate into the facility was closed, but another remained open, the base command reported.



    Well, that was magnificently stupid. Where are these guys being trained? Bozo's terrorism academy?
    Last edited by Steely Dan; 06-15-2010 at 01:20 AM. Reason: Add Link

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    10,154
    well, I'm glad they were stopped
    and with all the security breaches at places like the White House, they may have thought an air force base would be just as lax



Similar Threads

  1. US Central Command twitter taken over by ISIS
    By zwiebel in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-14-2015, 03:19 AM
  2. Central Texas Girl Bullied and Attacked
    By CuriousTwo in forum Bullies and Stalkers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 01:18 AM
  3. Collateral Damage in Afghanistan and Iraq
    By believe09 in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-22-2008, 10:22 AM
  4. Bad Weather Slams Central Florida
    By Shadow205 in forum Weather
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 02-02-2007, 10:16 PM