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SassyLady
06-02-2007, 02:02 PM
Terrorists say that obliterating JFK would be like killing the heart of America. Some of the conversations were taped by informant.

They were going to blow up jet fuel pipeline that would wipe JFK off the map.



Sat Jun 2, 2007 1:20 PM EDT

By Chris Michaud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four people, including a former member of Guyana's parliament, have been arrested in connection with a plot against ground operations at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, U.S. officials said on Saturday.

Another one of the suspects was a former airport cargo worker at the airport. The four were charged with conspiring to attack the airport by planting explosives to blow up the airport's major jet fuel tanks and pipeline, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The plot was foiled well before it came to fruition and the FBI said there was no threat to the public from the plot.

"There is no threat to air safety or the public related to this plot," FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said in Washington.

In their statement in New York, authorities said the plot dated from January 2006 to the present.

The four defendants were identified as Russell Defreitas, a U.S. citizen and native of Guyana who was arrested in Brooklyn. Authorities said Defreitas was the former airport employee.

They said two suspects were in custody in Trinidad and Tobago, and identified those two as Abdul Kadir, a citizen of Guyana and former member of its parliament, and Kareem Ibrahim, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.

The fourth was named as Abdel Nur, described as a citizen of Guyana. They provided no other immediate information on Nur.

The plot tapped into an international network of Muslim extremists from the United States, Guyana and Trinidad, the statement said.

The law enforcement authorities said the investigation was helped by an informant, who recorded conversations with the suspects.

http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2007-06-02T172025Z_01_N02384998_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-USA-PLOT-AIRPORT-COL.XML

5stringJeff
06-02-2007, 02:11 PM
Abdul, Kareem, and Abdel. Why am I not surprised?

SassyLady
06-02-2007, 02:17 PM
Abdul, Kareem, and Abdel. Why am I not surprised?

Are we already profiling? Hell Yes!!!

The sad thing is that even multiple generational Americans citizens are converting to Islam and changing their names.

Example: Charged with Treason - Adam Yahiye Gadahn

http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/10/11/gadahn/index.html


Gadahn grew up in Riverside County, California, on a goat farm. His father was a rock guitarist before starting the farm with his wife.

Gadahn left when he was a teenager, according to his father. After a heavy-metal rock phase, he turned to Islam in 1995 and wrote about it on the Internet.

"As I began reading English translations of the Quran, I became more and more convinced of the truth and authenticity of Allah's teachings contained in those 114 chapters."

Gadahn's call on Americans to convert came with an explicit warning of what would happen if his call went unheeded

Gaffer
06-02-2007, 05:23 PM
It seems this kadir character was going to venezuela to get a visa to go to iran. Interesting connection there.

Kathianne
05-20-2008, 04:43 AM
Are we already profiling? Hell Yes!!!

The sad thing is that even multiple generational Americans citizens are converting to Islam and changing their names.

Example: Charged with Treason - Adam Yahiye Gadahn

http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/10/11/gadahn/index.html

I thought I remembered seeing something on Gadahn. More news?

http://counterterrorismblog.org/2008/05/wheres_the_beef_mystery_grows.php


Where's the Beef? Mystery Grows Surrounding Whereabouts of Adam Gadahn
By Evan Kohlmann

This afternoon, Al-Qaida's As-Sahab Media Foundation has released the second audio recording of Usama Bin Laden in the space of only three days--this time, openly addressed "to the Islamic nation." But, perhaps what is most interesting about Bin Laden's latest set of audio recordings is not what they contain--but rather, what they inexplicably lack: the English-language subtitles and matching transcript that have, until recently, been a customary feature of professional-quality As-Sahab videos. An analysis of the history of As-Sahab recordings and their evolution over time would seem to indicate that the responsibility for creating these English-language products fell largely on the shoulders of one man alone: Adam Gadahn (a.k.a. "Azzam al-Amriki"), the California native who was recruited by Al-Qaida computer specialists living in Garden Grove in the late 1990s, and who later traveled on to Pakistan seeking to join his new hero Usama Bin Laden. Gadahn's voice and, more recently, his face have been an integral part of As-Sahab releases since their first video production in 2001, "The Destruction of the U.S.S. Cole" (a.k.a. "State of the Ummah"). He has frequently appeared as a freely identified commentator in As-Sahab videos, with clips of him speaking in English juxtaposed amid footage of Usama Bin Laden and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri.

In January 2008, the U.S. military used a Predator drone to launch an airstrike on a house in Mir Ali, Pakistan, which was suspected to be hiding several high-ranking Al-Qaida leaders and operatives. Within days, Al-Qaida issued a series of statements and video recordings acknowledging that the airstrike had caused serious casualties, including Abu al-Laith al-Liby--a senior Al-Qaida leader considered to be the "Field Commander" in charge of foreign mujahideen military operations across large swaths of southern Afghanistan. But according to NEFA Foundation sources inside Pakistan, the legendary Abu al-Laith was not the only loss suffered in the strike at Mir Ali. These sources indicated that a host of other less-senior-but-still-significant Al-Qaida members were also inside the house at the time, including Abu al-Laith's deputy, a Somali holding Australian or U.S. nationality, two Kuwaiti jihadis, and--most interesting of all--none other than Adam Gadahn himself. Al-Qaida has never confirmed nor denied reports of Adam Gadahn's death, and that has only added to the growing mystery surrounding his whereabouts....

PostmodernProphet
05-20-2008, 05:33 AM
kudos to your awesome memory......

ranger
05-20-2008, 09:55 AM
Abdul, Kareem, and Abdel. Why am I not surprised?


I'm surprised that not one of them was named Mohammed.