Skip to comments.Terror Raid in Western New York
Posted on 08/23/2006 6:13:01 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
The FBI says it's all part of an ongoing investigation into a group of Sri Lankans with terrorist plans. The FBI says there were no plans to attack Americans, but that the group, known as the "Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam" was targeting their home country of Sri Lanka. Officials say that terror group is responsible for assassinating a former prime minister of India.
The Joint Terrorism Task Force raided the Amherst home. Neighbors say three men were taken out in handcuffs. They say the task force also removed files, a computer and suitcases.
While it's not clear what role the three men arrested in Amherst allegedly played, the FBI says they've been watching the entire group, the Tamil Tigers, for years. The FBI's Leslie Wiser Jr. says the group was trying to purchase ten shoulder-fired surface to air missiles that can be used to bring down airplanes, and at least 500 A-K 47 assault weapons. According to Wiser, the terror group also asked for other sophisticated devises used in military operations.
Again, the FBI emphasizes there's no indication the weapons were to be used on U-S soil and it's still not clear what role the three men arrested in Amherst allegedly played.
"there's no indication the weapons were to be used on U-S soil"
WOW, terrorists that aren't muslims!
They are terroritsts, but their aim isn't world domination.
yup, nothing to see here...;)
"...the group was trying to purchase ten shoulder-fired surface to air missiles that can be used to bring down airplanes, and at least 500 A-K 47 assault weapons. According to Wiser, the terror group also asked for other sophisticated devises used in military operations."
I believe that the Tamil Tigers are Muslim.
Some are, some aren't. They do, however, use suicide terror tactics. I wonder if Hillary knows they set up shop in her state.
Nope. They're overwhelmingly Hindu. Sri Lanka has a fairly small Muslim population and they often are attacked by the Tamil Tigers.
The Tamil Tigers are a military operation. Allegience is to the military leader and the military/political cause and goals, not religion.
That's for the info. Why do you think they would come to NY to purchase weapons?
Why Amherst ?
Maybe they're deciding since so many people from that area have come over here on H-1B visas, they're going to take the fight directly to the enemy ;-)
Full Disclosure: Yes, I had a boss from Sri Lanka once upon a time.
Tamil Tigers have become a problem finally recognized in Canada. They seem to have quite a few. I think they were just recently put on their Terrorist List. (but I'd have to double check that)
Well How about Air India flying out of JFK or Logan?
I'll bet Logan, favorite of terrorists all over the world.
This is at least the second terror raid in the Buffalo area since 9/11. I find it hard to believe that Buffalo's proximity to the porous Canadian border is a coincidence.
Bringing Int' Red Cross checks to sign over?
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