May 21, 2009

ISN'T THIS WHERE THE LEFT ASSURES US...:

Police: Men planned terror attack in New York to avenge deaths of Muslims: Four self-styled jihadists arrested for planning to bomb two synagogues and shoot down a military plane in New York (Ed Pilkington, 5/21/09, guardian.co.uk)

According to the federal case against the men, the plot began to take shape as early as June last year. James Cromitie, a petty criminal with numerous convictions who is identified as the ringleader, is alleged to have begun making inquiries about buying explosives through a mosque in Newburgh, a town about 60 miles north of New York City where he lived. He said he was upset about the war in Afghanistan, as his father was an Afghan immigrant to the US.

Cromitie said he wanted to do "something to America", lamenting that "the best target was already hit" in an apparent reference to the World Trade Centre.

Even at that early stage the police was aware of his intentions. An informant posing as a member of an extreme Pakistani group was in contact with Cromitie at the mosque and remained closely associated with him, using hidden audio and video equipment to record conversations over the next 11 months.

In October, according to the charges, Cromitie began discussions with his three fellow conspirators whom he had met in prison. Two of the three are US citizens and the third Haitian; they are all converts to Islam.

The informant tracked the meetings of the four men, and arranged with FBI help to supply them with C-4 plastic explosives and a Stinger anti-aircraft missile. The men were unaware that all the weaponry, including the explosives which had been made up into a bomb-like object by FBI agents, was dud and utterly harmless.


...that John Ashcroft is just inventing threats?

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 21, 2009 12:16 PM
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