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whatelseisnew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:44 AM
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Teen Accused of Trying to Aid Militants
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-461...

Sunday November 14, 2004 12:16 PM


STANWOOD, Wash. (AP) - A teenager accused of planning to supply a Somalian terrorist group with night vision goggles and bulletproof vests foreshadowed the charges in his high school yearbook with a note that mentions Somalia in his ``plans for world supremacy.''

Mark Robert Walker, 19, was arrested Nov. 6 in El Paso, Texas, and on Friday was charged with attempting or conspiring to contribute goods or services to a global terrorist organization. A more serious charge filed earlier was dropped.
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Months earlier, Walker caused a stir when he left a cryptic note next to his senior portrait in the 2004 yearbook, writing that his ``plans for world supremacy are in order. They entail taking over Somalia and working outward, but I should not divulge the exact details of my cunning strategy.''
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Walker, who was arrested with $2,100 in cash, allegedly told federal officials he planned to buy night vision goggles and bulletproof vests and give the items to fighters with a terrorist group called Ittihad al Islamiya and other groups seeking an Islamic government in Somalia, according to court documents.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:53 AM
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1. What are we going to do tomorrow, Pinky?

I don't know, what Brain?

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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:38 PM
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11. The same thing we do every night, Pinky...
... TRY to take over the WORLD.

Ok, do these two resemble Bush and Cheney just a little too much? (or does Brain look more like Rove? I can't decide)

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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:55 AM
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2. Hey, this guy was not so much arrested as he was recruited as an....
...black operative for the CIA.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:06 AM
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3. Another Walker
John Walker Lindh, George Walker Bush, now Mark Robert Walker ... where will it end?

--bkl
Use The Force, Luke SkyWalker!
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:36 AM
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7. I was thinking the same thing!
Are they all related?! We need an expert in genealogy (sp?) here !!
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pop goes the weasel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:29 AM
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9. whoa!
And there was William Walker, the American who tried to invade Baja California and successfully took over Nicaragua in the 1850s.

Someone really needs to do a geneology!
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:18 AM
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4. This little piece in the article makes me nervous.
He apparently fled to the U.S.-Mexico border after his roommate told police he was using a computer to communicate with terrorist groups on the Internet.

I saw another article tying internet communication with terrorism. I worry "they're" slowly creating a foundation of precidents in which any critical discussion on the internet is an act of terrorism.

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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:22 AM
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5. But which Internet?
There's so many of them.

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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:33 AM
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6. lol - thanks, I needed a little "lightening up." - n/t
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:35 AM
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10. I don't think they are going to concern themselves with a
"foundation of precidents". Cowboy will just bust in with
both guns blazing. Speaking bad of the prez soon to be crime.
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Ima Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:45 PM
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12. The internet again
when will they shut it down for national security?


Where did this kid get all that money?
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JPace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:16 AM
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8. This could be another Karl Rove in the making....
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Gyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:13 PM
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13. Another example
of how UNfriendly the repugs are to small-business's that try to compete with them. Wonder who Mark voted for?

Gyre
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