January 22, 2005


Retaliation investigated as possible motive for Boston tip (Chicago Sun-Times, January 22, 2005)

Gov. Mitt Romney said he has become "less concerned, not more concerned" about a potential terrorist threat against the city of Boston. The FBI, meanwhile, is exploring possible theories for the reports-- including a possible revenge motive.

FBI agents have been looking into an uncorroborated tip that 16 people might be planning an attack on the city. Those allegedly involved in the plot include 13 Chinese nationals, two Iraqis and a man identified on the FBI's Web site as Jose Ernesto Beltran Quinones, whose nationality was not given.

But the tipster who told federal officials about the alleged conspiracy may have fabricated the story out of revenge, a federal law enforcement official said Friday. The law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the tipster may have been angry because a group of illegal immigrants had failed to pay for smuggling them into the country.

It was just Tom Tancredo, trying to whip up hysteria.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 22, 2005 9:58 AM

You are continuously unfair to Rep. Trancredo. He only is opposed to illegal immigration. What could be wrong with that? Are you advocating that laws be ignored?

Posted by: George at January 22, 2005 5:50 PM

Yes. No one need heed an unjust law.

Posted by: oj at January 22, 2005 6:16 PM