Accused: James Cromitie, pictured with FBI officers in New York last night, is said to have wanted to do 'something to America' in revenge for U.S. killings of Muslims in Afghanistan
For a year an FBI informant had infiltrated the alleged NYC 'terrorist' group. How much influence did he have on them to even consider a bombing? Supplying the fake bombs and choosing the targets is typical FBI behavior. Remember the 1993 WTC bombing?
Just in time for the senate 'hate crime' bill and a good opportunity to ratchet up the fear.
The media talking points are:
Jewish 'victims' are the targets.
Domestic 'homegrown' terrorists.
_____________ fill in the blank.
Anger over Afghanistan war behind New York plot
Four muslims angered by the Afghanistan conflict were arrested in connection with a plot to attack the US military and prominent Jewish sites in New York.
The men were held on Wednesday night while attempting to carry out a plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and use stinger missiles to shoot down military planes near an Air National Guard base in Newburgh.
"The defendants wanted to engage in terrorist attacks. They selected targets and sought the weapons necessary to carry out their plans," Lev Dassin, acting US attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.
The four men, named by police as James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen, were arrested after buying inactive missiles and inert explosives in a sting operation run by the FBI and other government agencies.
They are accused of planning to detonate explosives near a synagogue in the Riverdale section of New York's Bronx borough and to shoot down planes located at New York's Air National Guard base at Stewart airport in Newburgh, New York some 70 miles north of New York City.
All four are charged with one count of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction within the United States, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, and one count of conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles, which also carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
The authorities said that the men, all living in Newburgh, would appear in court on Thursday. The undercover operation leading to their arrests lasted about a year.
Representative Peter King of New York, a senior member of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, said: "This was a long, well-planned investigation, and it shows how real the threat is from homegrown terrorists."
Agents and police watched Wednesday night as the suspects allegedly planted what they thought were bombs outside two Jewish community centers in Riverdale, a Bronx neighbourhood. The suspected terrorists got as far as planting a bomb inside a parked car. Investigators however, said the explosives involved were fake and were supplied to the men in a sting operation to ensure they didn't obtain real bombs.
The arrested men had vowed to take revenge on America for the war in Afghanistan. "Hatred of the West. The leader of the group, James Cromitie was concerned about deaths at the hands of the U.S. military in Afghanistan," asaid Joseph Demarest the head of the New York FBI.
"I hate those f**king Jewish bastards." the criminal compliant recorded Cromitie as saying.
He claimed his father lives in Afghanistan. [source - Telegraph UK}
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