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Obama, Hillary Take Full Advantage of IED (Improvised Exploitation Device)

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Who would look at this and have their first reaction be “Oh, look — an alarm clock”…? — Photo sent by James McLellan, Public Information Officer, Irving Police Department

“Progressives” are in full, eye-rolling feeding frenzy with “news” that a 14-year-old Muslim student, Ahmed Mohamed, was taken into custody for trying to show his suburban Dallas engineering class teacher a home-built “alarm clock,” only to become the “victim” of … uh … thug cops and xenophobic racists. At least that’s the narrative The New York Times and other Fourth Estate Fifth Columnists are parroting on behalf of those whose goal is to culturally terraform America.

Those with an agenda to advance have seized on this seeming made-for-media opportunity.  Cheap H-1B labor-reliant Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg gushed his desire to meet the young man, along with a prophecy of sorts that “the future belongs to people like Ahmed.” Hillary Clinton, ever the political opportunist, tweeted “Assumptions and fear don’t keep us safe—they hold us back. Ahmed, stay curious and keep building.” Barack Obama also capitalized on another way to help fundamentally transform America by tweeting an invitation to Ahmed to bring his clock to the White House.

As the tweets demonstrate, the power of social media has been unleashed, with the hashtag #Istandwithahmed trending around the world – at least those parts of it that allow unfettered internet access, which do not appear to include the Sudan, the place Ahmed’s father immigrated from.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest decried “pernicious stereotypes.” Texas Democrats called Ahmed’s detention “a logical conclusion to Islamophobia in Irving and it’s deplorable.” Pretty convenient, at a time when bringing “refugees” into the West is a top priority for both the administration and the Islamic State. Guess what accusation that makes people opposing the “resettlement” vulnerable to?

And it’s not like they have cause for concern, is it?

Let’s cut through all the “progressive” mob-inciting and indignant outrage, and review a few realities.

First of all, sorry that “pernicious stereotypes” have worked their way into the public consciousness. Gee, I wonder how associating them with young Muslim males ever got started in the first place.

Second, look at how schools have been conditioned by the establishment to respond to anything outside of sanctioned items and materials.  Look at kids that have been “officially” harassed over absurd “zero tolerance” policies for “violations” as ridiculous as wearing an NRA t-shirt or bringing in a Wonder Woman lunchbox.

Now consider the contraption Ahmed built, described as “made … out of a metal briefcase-style box, a digital display, wires and a circuit board. It was bigger and bulkier than a typical bedside clock, with cords, screws and electrical components.”  Who among us would look at that and think “alarm clock”? And who among us can explain the functional difference between a clock that sets to trigger a mechanical action at a predetermined time to wake you up and a timer for something else?

Then consider if the goal was to build an alarm clock, there are much more elegant and versatile, not to mention smaller solutions than the freaky Rube Goldberg/Borg (GoldBorg?) chimera Ahmed assembled. If a 14-year-old had come up on his own with something like this DIY S.M.A.R.T. project, I could understand Zuckerberg considering him a prodigy that the head of a tech company might be interested in nurturing. It appears Ahmed’s usefulness lies in other areas.

The bottom line is, the English teacher from a later class who reported Ahmed after his device “beeped” in class knew him and interacted with him on a regular basis.  In, spite of that, or possibly because of it, her reaction was to wonder if indeed his circuit board gizmo might “possibly [be] the infrastructure for a bomb.”

For that, she and the police — who responded responsibly and in good faith, and who had no way of knowing otherwise until they’d had a chance to investigate — are now the subjects of “progressive” condemnation. As is anyone who believe a prime function of government is to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, as opposed to flooding the Republic with inimical alien cultures.

The Opposite Day madness of the ginned up outrage is that the teacher did exactly what Obama’s Department of Homeland Security tells citizens to do – hell, they’ve even trademarked it:

If You See Something Say Something ™

“Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime,” DHS instructs. “This includes, but is not limited to: Unusual items or situations.”

I’d say Ahmed’s timer qualifies as an unusual item emerging from an unusual situation, wouldn’t you?

“Some of these activities could be innocent,” DHS advises. “[I]t’s up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation.”

Isn’t that EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED?  And what’s got all the Prozis, from the president on down, screaming about what racists conservative white Americans are?

Here’s a further test that anyone can do, but I wouldn’t actually advise it:

Next time you have to fly, bring “a metal briefcase-style box, a digital display, wires and a circuit board … with cords, screws and electrical components” — one that beeps — and tell Obama’s TSA it’s your carry-on. Let’s see if you’re treated more gently than Ahmed, and if Mark Zuckerberg invites you to Facebook HQ.

Next, assuming you’re released and whole, take it to a Hillary campaign event and try to walk it past Secret Service security. If they give you any guff, just tell them assumptions and fears don’t make her safe.

Finally, again with the assumption that you’ve emerged from steps one and two unscathed, note that they still give White House tours. Guess where the briefcase is going next?

But you don’t need to complete that last test, because we already have an opportunity to see how much more tolerant the administration is than us xenophobe extremists – on October 9, Ahmed, along with “scientists, engineers, astronauts, teachers and students” are going to the White House “to spend a night stargazing from the South Lawn.”

Why not let them all bring metal briefcases filled with wires and components to the event, and further, let them all get as close to the president as Ahmed was to his teachers and classmates, and let it all happen with absolutely no armed protector intervention. With all the blood dancing Prozis like to do after school violence incidents, no one is going to suggest their lives aren’t as precious as Obama’s, are they?

Because, to be consistent, that would be racist and xenophobic, right? That would be every other accusation now being leveled against anyone who thinks the reaction in Irving was understandable in light of conditions our rulers have forced Americans to live under.

UPDATE (hat tip to comment poster “Big Bear”): White House briefly on lock down after scare over ‘unattended package’ – that turned out to be a coffee mug



David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (, and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.


  1. Hilarious that on the same day, the White House went on lockdown over an unattended package which contained a coffee mug.

    If it had been a white kid with this contraption, the story would have merited at most a brief blurb in the Obamedia, and not a chirp from the Prog celebrities.

  2. Does anyone see explosives in the kid’s science project? A bird’s nest of basic electronics in an empty child’s pencil box. I’m stunned by the number of people who think that looks like a bomb. People must be watching too much TV where bombs have big LED display and wires sticking out you for you to decide, cut the blue wire or red wire?

  3. Don’t forget the mayor of Irving Texas is on the Sharia death list for stopping the Sharia court. This is bArry’s way of getting back at the Irving city council etc.

  4. The only suspicious items and / or suspicious behavior are the teachers and the ruling Oligarchy’s corrupt and murderous security forces.

    His constitutional rights, including his Second Amendment right to bear arms, i.e. a bomb if he chooses to do so; so where are the armed Oath Keepers defending his constitutional rights against this tyranny?

  5. Did the kid ever say it was a bomb? No. Is there anything resembling explosives in the box? No. While thinking it may have been a bomb, did the police call in their EOD people? No.

    Spaztastic ‘zero tolerance, guilty until proven innocent’ school officials in action.

    1. Exactly so. Where were the EOD people, if everyone was convinced it was a bomb?

      And if it’s so obviously not a bomb that you don’t have to be a trained EOD specialist to see, then why were the idiot teachers panicking about it?

      1. Your question contains its own answer: “idiot teachers”.

        My pre-k son was once hauled off to the principal’s office and forced to give up one of his prized possessions: a B-2 bomber lapel pin he got at an airshow. His particular “idiot teacher” thought it looked like a gun. I had to take time off from work and show the “idiot principal” a picture of a B-2 on the web before she would return my son’s property. We did get the pin back so no harm no foul, right?

        Not exactly. This incident was the start of my son’s hatred of, contempt for, and general lack of respect for teachers and school administration that stayed with him through his academic career with a BS in Criminology at FSU.

  6. What does this boy’s suspension have to do with keeping the oath?
    The article is mainly an anti-progressive hit piece.
    News and opinion on non-Oath Keeper stuff can be found anywhere.

  7. EE here. This individual knew what he was building. He disassembled a count down clock, made the digits visible from the outside and had a white pouch inside the briefcase that has no purpose in regards to the other components. This was most likely set up by his father. Search his name and you’ll see what I mean.

  8. One thing I noticed after Richard Dawson brought it to my attention was that when you looked close, the kid did not build anything. It appears he took the plastic case off a bedside alarm clo0ck and mounted the insides into a briefcase. My question is as to why? why not in something other than a briefcase? and why did he claim to build it. WHY?

  9. The teachers and police did exactly what they should have done. This was a trial run designed to intimidate and to encourage apathy on the part of the folks entrusted to care for and educate our children.

  10. Americans are taking this hoax by both hook and sinker.

    “So I turned to eBay, searching for vintage alarm clocks. It only took a minute to locate Ahmed’s clock. See this eBay listing, up at the time of this writing. Amhed’s clock was invented, and built, by Micronta, a Radio Shack subsidary. Catalog number 63 756.” –Infowars

    “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.” –Obama

    What I see is a clever attempt by the family (or Islamic provocateurs) to set a path to Islamophobia for profit, much the same way anti-Semitism was set-up in America to protect a race of people (by deception). It appears that SPLC is working overtime these days.

    WE are headed down the path of Sharia Law for them and jail for us….or at the very least, condemnation by (our) ignorant peers.

    Obama should know better and should have consulted with his staff before mocking all of us as idiots in the face of potential terror threats.

    If a white boy came to school with such a contraption….Obama would NOT be inviting the kid to the Whitehouse. It’s ONLY because, Obama’s true colors as a Muslim is surfacing. His Indonesian school records show his religion as “Islamic.” (And TRUMP is absolutely correct when he tweeted…”it is not up to him to protect the image of this president,” which he pointed out…”Obama would never protect Trump’s image!”)

    Americans have to take control of this country and if we don’t…..that yellow school bus with Arabic characters on the side will be showing up at your door each day at 2pm for Islamic Tolerance Training.

    I don’t care if you are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or Hindu…..just don’t try to bullshit me into submission of tolerance while making exceptions for the bull shitters.

  11. For those here that have commented that this is just a hit piece I will feed the trolls just this once. The enemies of this Constitutional Republic have infested our government and our institutions to such a degree that sane people who are aware of what is going on in our society have just about reached the limit to their patients with the likes of you Mr. Troll and the domestic enemies that run the news agencies, NGO’s and political hacks who care nothing for this country or its citizens welfare but only thirst for the nations demise and the money that foreign enemies pay them or their tax exempt foundations.
    The Muslim Caliphate has done exactly what it stated it would do. The attacking vanguard of the Caliphate, CAIR has moved their operatives into high places of all government, industry, media, education and the Judiciary. In a final push to change from the inside our very way of life. If you will do your due diligence you will learn why I have written this if you search and read the Koranic Concepts of Warfare.
    CAIR is involved with this childs father who is an avid Socialist who emigrated here to the United States after he lost his last bid to be president of the country that he resided in. They have represented him in a law suit against the city and if one digs further they may see that this incident is a totally made up and conducted false flag to gain more money for CAIR’s bank account and recognition and sympathy for the pitiful plight of Islam and the Muslim here in America, which by the way is a political ideology that along with Socialism, Communism, Marxism and every other ism is totally incompatible in a free Republic like ours.

    {Associate Editors note: I have removed some unnecessary insulting remarks from this post. GoldenBB, please try to keep your posts civil. – Shorty Dawkins}

  12. I misspoke when I stated that the father of this junior terrorist in training was a candidate for political office in his country of origin. He is no doubt just another sleeper brought her by the Caliphate to make trouble and help in the political designs of his masters.

  13. I am a progressive and I am not impressed or rolling my eyes with those idiocies.. The bill of rights is nit a collection if frivolous rights to allow individuals to do as they like. Those are political rights to prevent the people from being subdued by despotism. For the people to make use of those rights, in particular the right to assembly, they need to act in harmony. It surprises me then that I come to the Oath Keepers site and find people promoting discord. That is what has allowed the Clintons, the Bushes, and now the Obamas to do with people and treasure whatever they like. We are always fighting, calling each other names.

  14. Different demo and this would have been dealt with as a bomb threat, period. Next, a young girl of a certain demo will “innocently” bring a pressure cooker with a conspicuous timer for science class or home-ec.

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