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Old 06-06-2010, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Is this not a story worth reporting?

Media ignore Iranian caught smuggling arsenal of sniper rifles across border

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An illegal immigrant from Iran named Hamid Malekpour was discovered last month smuggling a huge load of sniper rifles and high-powered weaponry across the Canadian border into Washington State.

He repeatedly crossed the border and took trips back and forth to Iran under different aliases, while using a phony gun dealership as a front for his operations called, "McMinnville Hunting & Police Supplies Inc."--an obscure, shuttered office with no signs that the local police had never heard of, which had a bogus, half-constructed web site and an expired business license.
Arms cache tied to Mac - NewsRegister.com

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In it, they found a .50-caliber sniper rifle, two .308-caliber sniper rifles, three .300-caliber sniper rifles, eight law enforcement style .223-caliber rifles, three Glock semi-automatic handguns, 100 .223-caliber magazines, 3,800 rounds of .223-caliber ammunition, various high-powered scopes and other equipment.
I guess the "terrorists" will be going after soft targets - malls, restaurants, parks, streets.

This is a connect the dots kind of story.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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It is a non story because this media will not tell a story if it shows that Obama has let his guard down to protect us.

As you know the terrorist have ramped up efforts to attack us because they smell Obama as being weak.

You noticed the media wont cover anything like this. How long has it been since one single media outlet covered the Islamic terrorist Fort Hood killer?

They just wont bring it up because they will put their love for the mistake a day Presidunce in front of our safety.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Have some fruitcake fantasy.

Every rifle listed here can be bought legally, without paperwork or ID of any kind, through the local WA state newspaper classifieds.

Or you can live in a make-believe world of (insert bad-guy here) who smuggles in weapons for terroristic purposes when they could just buy them locally.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Have some fruitcake fantasy.

Every rifle listed here can be bought legally, without paperwork or ID of any kind, through the local WA state newspaper classifieds.

Or you can live in a make-believe world of (insert bad-guy here) who smuggles in weapons for terroristic purposes when they could just buy them locally.
Are you saying he could just easily have been smuggling in weapons for peaceful purposes or that it was just foolish for him to smuggle them in, period? The point is, he was trying to smuggle them into the country, which could be for any number of reasons--one being that a cache of weapons and ammo was being assembled for nefarious purposes; another being he didn't have the money to buy everything locally--assuming that everything was readily available. There is much more to this story than the paltry amount of information in the link.

Praises for the alert border agents that caught this.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Yeah, he said he was a hunter.

Funny, I've never known hunters to use a .50 caliber sniper rifle.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: texas
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First I've heard or read about it! Thanks......
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Bergen co.
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Is this not a story worth reporting?

Media ignore Iranian caught smuggling arsenal of sniper rifles across border



Arms cache tied to Mac - NewsRegister.com



I guess the "terrorists" will be going after soft targets - malls, restaurants, parks, streets.

This is a connect the dots kind of story.

yipeeee that should do it, let's attack Iran
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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yipeeee that should do it, let's attack Iran
Wait until these guys start unloading on innocents at malls, restaurants and parks.

Along with the Times Square Bomber, this should be alarming to anybody with any sense to them.

If the terrorists can't hit the "big" targets, the logical next choice would be the soft ones - buses, trains, subways, malls, etc.
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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How do you know about it if the media didn't report it?
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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It is a non story because this media will not tell a story if it shows that Obama has let his guard down to protect us.

As you know the terrorist have ramped up efforts to attack us because they smell Obama as being weak.

You noticed the media wont cover anything like this. How long has it been since one single media outlet covered the Islamic terrorist Fort Hood killer?

They just wont bring it up because they will put their love for the mistake a day Presidunce in front of our safety.
Yeah, where was Fox?
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