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Raid In Amherst Nets Terror Suspects
WBEN 930 AM ^ | August 22, 2006 06:41 | WBEN Newsroom

Posted on 08/22/2006 7:59:08 AM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem

Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Federal agents raided a home in Amherst, and arrested three people they say are linked to an overseas terror cell.

The FBI raided a home on Shetland Drive over the weekend, and the three unidentified suspects were charged with raising and laundering money for the Tamil Tigers terror group in Sri Lanka. WBEN's Tom Puckett has more in the audio link above, including assurances from police that the local community was apparently not a target.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amherst; amherstcell; arms; ceylon; crime; newyork; srilanka; tamiltigers; terrorists; wot
hmmm... I found this following up on some hidden quotes in this other thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1687992/posts

"Tuesday, hours after officials in the U.S. said they had arrested suspected rebel arms procurers in a surface-to-air missile sting"

"U.S. officials said overnight more than a dozen people were arrested on suspicion of procuring surface-to-air missiles and raising funds for the Tigers."

"Several people who had agreed to pay more than $900,000 for hundreds of AK-47 rifles and 50 to 100 Russian-made surface-to-air missiles were nabbed in a New York sting, according to U.S. court documents."

1 posted on 08/22/2006 7:59:09 AM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem
assurances from police that the local community was apparently not a target.

Well, that a load off my mind.

2 posted on 08/22/2006 8:11:47 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem

Certainly isn't getting much attention


3 posted on 08/22/2006 8:12:41 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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4 posted on 08/22/2006 8:15:00 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem

In NY State? Where's Hillary and Schumer? I guess they only want homeland security funds for NY City.


5 posted on 08/22/2006 8:15:02 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: nuconvert
Why are they clogging up the news with this insignificant crap when they should be covering what John Mark Karr had for breakfast!
6 posted on 08/22/2006 8:16:30 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem

I found only one other result on a news search (google, NY Raid keywords), but "The page you requested is currently unavailable."

http://www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?s=8945

WIVB, NY - 13 hours ago
(Williamsville, NY, August 21, 2006 ... Two other people were taken into custody during the raid on Sunday, but so far, there's no word on if they've been charged


7 posted on 08/22/2006 8:25:46 AM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (GWB: 12 Aug 06: "...I ask for your patience, cooperation, and vigilance in the coming days.")
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Not far from Lackawanna
8 posted on 08/22/2006 8:35:49 AM PDT by syriacus (Worried about attacks from Iran or Korea? Daschle wanted to scuttle our missile defense program)
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To: nuconvert
Certainly isn't getting much attention

Hmmmm----maybe the Lamestream media don't want to call attention to the possibility that these guys were caught through the President's making it possible to listen in on their phone calls, etc. Can't have that, can we?

9 posted on 08/22/2006 8:53:30 AM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment Rights--buy another gun today!)
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To: Prokopton

"they should be covering what John Mark Karr had for breakfast!"

Fruit Loops?


10 posted on 08/22/2006 9:02:01 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem
that the local community was apparently not a target

Sounds reasonable actually, seeing as it's the Tamils.

11 posted on 08/22/2006 9:11:44 AM PDT by agere_contra
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"Certainly isn't getting much attention"

Bet it's getting loads of attention in Sri Lanka.

Unless people are directly threatened like they are from Muslim terrorists, you will find they don't really care so much.
12 posted on 08/22/2006 9:44:30 AM PDT by monday
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Fruit Loops?

That was yesterday.

Today, it was Lucky Charms.

13 posted on 08/22/2006 12:23:20 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem

Updates say that some Canadians were also arrested (Toronto Sun). Reuters Alert Net also has updates saying authorities made arrests in Sri Lanka "within hours" of US arrests.


15 posted on 08/22/2006 1:17:54 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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CAIR says its all another cultural misunderstanding.


16 posted on 08/22/2006 2:20:08 PM PDT by samadams2000
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To: Straight Vermonter; Dog; Coop; Cap Huff; Boot Hill; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Wiz; AdmSmith

Ping


17 posted on 08/22/2006 8:51:47 PM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: Prokopton
I've always wondered why certain stories take on a life of their own.
18 posted on 08/22/2006 8:53:40 PM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: Prokopton

LOL!! That is funny.


19 posted on 08/22/2006 8:55:16 PM PDT by no dems ("25 homicides a day committed by Illegals" / Cong. Ted Poe Houston Hearings 8/16/06)
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem

I certainly hope they did not violate these people's rights with an illegal search and seizure. If so, I'm going to be soooooooooooooo mad.

(Sarc.)


20 posted on 08/22/2006 8:56:18 PM PDT by no dems ("25 homicides a day committed by Illegals" / Cong. Ted Poe Houston Hearings 8/16/06)
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"CAIR says its all another cultural misunderstanding."

At least CAIR has the backing as well as the confidence of the dept of HS. Heck, HS gave them a private tour of our airport security measures...according to a recent report.


21 posted on 08/22/2006 8:57:10 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Could mecca be Satan's' throne?)
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