I can see where a white supremacist group or a serial killer and the like are considered domestic terrorists and I can agree. I can see where American citizens should be the only people considered for some jobs and why some services should only be provided by American owned companies. I would not want our best military technology to be outsourced for construction but its happening. How many weapon systems are under joint development with other countries and how do we know that our state secrets are not compromised because of it? Even our intelligence analyzation is outsourced to think tanks with world wide offices. How can we not worry about attacks against this country when anyone can get ahold of our most classified stuff. I have got to figure out how to post links on this site but here's one for you. If you intentionally drive a spike into a tree with the intent of damaging a chain saw then you are guilty of a crime under United States drug control policy. I can't figure out how you can get stoned off of it, but then again I haven't tried.
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Feds: Man planned to blow up Ill. mall
A Muslim convert who talked about his desire to wage jihad against civilians was charged Friday in a plot to set off hand grenades at a shopping mall at the height of the Christmas rush, authorities said.
TWO HELD AFTER AD CAMPAIGN TRIGGERS BOSTON BOMB SCARE
Authorities have arrested two men in connection with electronic light boards depicting a middle-finger-waving moon man that triggered repeated bomb scares around Boston on Wednesday and prompted the closure of bridges and a stretch of the Charles River.
Breaking News ABCNEWS.com:
SIX PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED OVERNIGHT IN NEW JERSEY IN CONNECTION TO AN ALLEGED PLOT TO STORM FORT DIX, ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED
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AUTHORITIES ARREST FORMER AIRPORT CARGO WORKER FROM GUYANA WHO ALLEGEDLY PLOTTED TO BLOW UP FUEL TANKS AND LINES AT JFK AIRPORT IN NEW YORK CITY
They have implicated some Trinidadians in this, Muslim Trinidadians to be specific and according to one New York report one of those men was also connected to the 1990 coup attempt within Trinidad - how embarrassing. I am going to rant more about this in the TTCrime Board.
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Shame. For what I read, it seems the plan was not technically possible and these men were just "Al Qaeda wannabes". Nevertheless, it is scary to know they were making all those plans right here in Trinidad. Seems to me that is time to get the first boat as soon as possible and abandon the ship.
| 4 charged with terror plot at JFK airport|
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Four men have been charged with conspiring to blow up jet fuel supply tanks and pipelines at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Homeland Security sources said there is no current threat at the airport and the attack as planned was "not technically feasible."
The alleged plot did not target airplane flights, officials said.
A wiretap transcript given to CNN by the FBI indicates the plotters targeted the airport because of the popularity its namesake, John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963.
"Anytime you hit Kennedy, it is the most hurtful thing to the United States. To hit John F. Kennedy, wow ... they love JFK -- he's like the man," former JFK airport cargo worker Russell Defreitas said in a telephone conversation monitored by the FBI.
"If you hit that, this whole country will be in mourning. It's like you can kill the man twice," Defreitas added.
At a Justice Department news conference Saturday afternoon, the plotters were described as "a determined group" whose signature was persistence.
Defreitas, a U.S. citizen and native Guyanan, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, according to a written statement from the Department of Justice. He was arraigned Saturday in federal court in New York.
The other suspects were identified as Abdul Kadir of Guyana, Kareem Ibrahim of Trinidad, and Abdel Nur. The United States plans to seek extradition of the three men charged outside the United States.
Several law enforcement officials told CNN earlier that Kadir was a former member of parliament in Guyana.
Defreitas identified targets and escape routes and assessed airport security, the complaint alleges. Officials said the "defendants obtained satellite photographs of JFK airport and its facilities from the Internet and traveled frequently among the United States, Guyana and Trinidad to discuss their plans and solicit the financial and technical assistance of others."
The Justice statement said the men began planning the assault on January 6. A complaint alleges that the plot tapped into an international network of Muslim extremists from the United States, Guyana and Trinidad.
An official described the suspects as "al Qaeda wannabes."
In one conversation taped by the FBI, Defreitas discusses an incident he says motivated him to strike JFK. He claimed he saw military parts being shipped to Israel, including missiles, that he felt would be used to kill Muslims.
He says he "wanted to do something to get those bastards."
In another recorded conversation with his alleged conspirators in May 2007, Defreitas compared the plot to attack JFK airport with the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, saying, "Even the Twin Towers can't touch it. This can destroy the economy of America for some time," according to Justice officials.
The plot was revealed when the planners tried to recruit a person who was a law enforcement informant, sources said.
The fuel supply for the airport is linked primarily to the Buckeye Pipeline, which distributes fuel and other petroleum products to sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
"We were concerned, not only about an attack on the fuel tank farms at JFK but along the 40-mile aviation fuel pipeline that courses its way from Linden, New Jersey, through Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens," said New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
"The fuel line is the feeding tube that nourishes national and international commerce through LaGuardia and JFK airports."
Kelly said the NYPD's counterterrorism unit conducted a mile-by-mile survey of the pipeline after hearing about the alleged plot.
JFK handles on average more than 1,000 flights daily, about half of which are international flights. Each year, the airport processes about 45 million passengers and more than 1.5 million tons of cargo with an estimated value of $120 billion.
A written statement from the White House said, "The president has been briefed and updated regularly on the progress of the investigation, and this case is a good example of international counterterrorism cooperation."
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Informant plays key role in JFK plot
A convicted drug dealer who agreed to pose as a wannabe terrorist among a shadowy group now accused of plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport secretly fed information to federal investigators in exchange for a lighter sentence.