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Man accused of trying to help al-Qaida sought US public rebellion (inspired by John Murtha?)
Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 7-10-07 | Michael Rubinkam

Posted on 07/10/2007 11:53:25 AM PDT by smoothsailing

Man accused of trying to help al-Qaida sought US public rebellion

MICHAEL RUBINKAM

The Associated Press

SCRANTON, Pa. - A man charged with trying to help al-Qaida blow up U.S. energy facilities described in chilling detail a plan to target a natural gas refinery and wrote that it would lead to "instant rebellion" by an American public disgusted over the Iraq war...

Michael C. Reynolds, 49, of Wilkes-Barre, is on trial here on federal charges of providing material support to terrorists. He was arrested in December 2005 after he tried to meet a purported al-Qaida contact near a hotel where he was staying in Pocatello, Idaho.

Prosecutors on Tuesday displayed a series of computer messages between Reynolds and the contact, whom he knew from an Internet message board used by adherents of Osama bin Laden. The contact turned out to be a Montana judge who was working for the FBI.

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He wrote in one message that he had selected the Williams natural gas refinery in Opal, Wyo., "the largest refinery in the west," as the first target. He said the refinery should be struck on Dec. 24, 2005, when presumably there would be less security.

"The site has no fences or security to speak of, 3 men would merely walk as they wished there and leave undetected. ... Minimum forces, maximum damage," he wrote, according to transcripts displayed to the jury.

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Reynolds wrote it was an opportune time to strike, citing public disapproval of the Iraq war and President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina. "The fuel is here ... He'll be roasted on a spit," wrote Reynolds, tacking on a news article that quoted U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., as calling for an immediate end to the war............

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Idaho; US: Pennsylvania; US: Wyoming; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aidandcomfort; dhimmicrats; dncbrownshirts; electionviolence; energy; islam; jihadinamerica; michaelreynolds; mikereynolds; muhammadsminions; murtha; naturalgas; notapeacemovement; opal; pocatello; proterrorist; refinery; reynolds; saboteur; sedition; traitor; treason; waronislamism
"U.S. Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa) calls for the withdrawal of U.S. military personnel from Iraq while at a news conference on Capitol Hill November 17, 2005. Murtha called the war "a flawed policy wrapped in illusion" and noted a shift in public sentiment against the war. REUTERS/"
1 posted on 07/10/2007 11:53:27 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; RedRover; GitmoSailor
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2 posted on 07/10/2007 11:56:39 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing
it would lead to "instant rebellion"

Allah can sure pick em.
3 posted on 07/10/2007 12:00:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: smoothsailing
the contact, whom he knew from an Internet message board used by adherents of Osama bin Laden.

It's probably one of those situations like in the movie "Conspiracy Theory" where everyone who's a member of message board is a federal agent

4 posted on 07/10/2007 12:01:01 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: smoothsailing

Proof that John al-Murtha has greatly inspired traitors and jihadists....


5 posted on 07/10/2007 12:02:04 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: smoothsailing
A man charged with trying to help al-Qaida blow up U.S. energy facilities described in chilling detail a plan to target a natural gas refinery and wrote that it would lead to "instant rebellion" by an American public disgusted over the Iraq war...

Oh, I think he made a slight miscalculation there.

6 posted on 07/10/2007 12:02:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: smoothsailing

‘Reynolds wrote it was an opportune time to strike, citing public disapproval of the Iraq war and President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina. “The fuel is here ... He’ll be roasted on a spit,” wrote Reynolds, tacking on a news article that quoted U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., as calling for an immediate end to the war............’

Once you recall the 9/11 attack was given the final ‘go’ order while we were bitching about the vote count in Florida in 2000, this isn’t surprising in the least.


7 posted on 07/10/2007 12:03:13 PM PDT by Badeye ("In 2 weeks, I join the list of UNEMPLOYED". ...Goldi-Lox (karma comes around))
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To: smoothsailing; devolve; potlatch; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; gonzo; Grampa Dave

8 posted on 07/10/2007 12:04:27 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: smoothsailing; bmwcyle; desherwood7; FairOpinion; Fedora; FreeAtlanta; freema; Goldie Lurks; ...
Thanks for the ping, Smooth.

Many have said that murtha has been giving aid and comfort to the enemy and here is a case that murtha's antiwar rantings seem to have given encouragement to a terrorist.

Murtha should join the ranks of us fighting terrorists!

Murtha Watch Ping!

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To be added to the Murtha Watch ping list please notify myself or RedRover.

9 posted on 07/10/2007 12:05:31 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: smoothsailing

Another proud moment for Murtha and the Democrat Party.


10 posted on 07/10/2007 12:06:36 PM PDT by The Blitherer (What would a Free Man do?)
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To: smoothsailing

Hey Smooth!!!....I still willing to come up to PA and help campaign for Diana Irey.


11 posted on 07/10/2007 12:07:35 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Vet===Fairness Doctrine for TV First!!!!!.....I'Am With Fred)
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To: smoothsailing

It’s not a peace movement. But don’t question their patriotism < /barf >


12 posted on 07/10/2007 12:09:14 PM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: ElkGroveDan
"It's probably one of those situations like in the movie "Conspiracy Theory" where everyone who's a member of message board is a federal agent"

Or Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday.

13 posted on 07/10/2007 12:11:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: jazusamo

Hi Jaz, what struck me about this article is there is no other stated reason for this nut’s actions other than Murtha’s Nov. 17th 2005 statement.


14 posted on 07/10/2007 12:12:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: weegee

No pic to protect a black Muslim, probaby.


15 posted on 07/10/2007 12:12:55 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: ClaireSolt

It would be nice if he were charged with treason since it seems to fit the definition pretty good. Unfortunately we don’t seem to have a usable definition of treason any more.


16 posted on 07/10/2007 12:17:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: smoothsailing

Sure there was....
“The fuel is here ... He’ll be roasted on a spit,”
“not to mention cutting down this president”

BDS at its finest.


17 posted on 07/10/2007 12:19:09 PM PDT by FreeperinRATcage (I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do. - R. A. Heinlein)
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, that was the only stated reason and murtha and other antiwar people will not admit it helps the enemy, they’re too concerned in winning their next election and furthering their hatred for our president.


18 posted on 07/10/2007 12:20:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Oh, I think he made a slight miscalculation there.

I agree. Any attack, by foreign or "home-grown" terrorists will just galvanize us.

19 posted on 07/10/2007 12:23:58 PM PDT by GOP_Proud (How covert was Valerie Plame at the CIA? Her top-secret code name was "Valerie Plame." ...Coulter)
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To: smoothsailing
The Democrat Senators in the US Senate help al-Qaeda every day and they are not in jail. Along with the anti-american left-wing pig faced al-Qaeda Democrats now come several RINOS like Lugar, Warner, Hagel, Voinovich and as the list gets longer al-Qaeda cheers their actions giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the American people.
20 posted on 07/10/2007 12:25:30 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the US Senate)
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To: ClaireSolt
The perp:
21 posted on 07/10/2007 12:33:23 PM PDT by Tex Pete
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To: smoothsailing
So we actually have someone with BDS admitting that he was ready and willing to collude with terrorists just to foment rebellion to unseat the sitting President of the United States?

Just don't you dare question his patriotism! /sarc

22 posted on 07/10/2007 12:33:35 PM PDT by Ignatz (Did you know that before the internal combustion engine, there was no weather at all?)
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To: ClaireSolt

This is his image, according to this site , PR inside, of which I've never heard before.

(Not the most handsome dude (to put it kindly...) . Divorced dad of three, so he's available. :-D Wonder how his kids feel about what dear ol' dad tried to do?)

23 posted on 07/10/2007 12:35:08 PM PDT by Verloona Ti
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To: smoothsailing
"You say I risk little, you are wrong," he wrote. "If I am discovered ... I could get life in prison, perhaps even execution as a traitor."

Finally. Please please please charge him with full-blown treason and hang him.

24 posted on 07/10/2007 12:38:07 PM PDT by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: Verloona Ti

Looks like Michael Reynolds could well be an alias. He sure looks a lot more like Ahmed Al Reynola to me.


25 posted on 07/10/2007 1:28:13 PM PDT by marlon
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To: marlon
Maybe more about his family background will come out at the trial , if it's relevant. (Or not. Like that Marc Lepine guy up in Montreal, Canada who shot all those "feminist" coeds-the media concealed his birth name of Gamil Gharbi and his Algerian moslem father , and only gave the French name he was used from the age of about 13 on.)
26 posted on 07/10/2007 1:59:58 PM PDT by Verloona Ti
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To: FreeperinRATcage
BDS at its finest.

How true, no doubt. I'd bet a dollar to a donut that if he's a registered voter, he's a registered Democrat.

But his use of a Murtha news article to validate his argument to someone he thought was al-Qaida, is what I'm talking about. I guess he figured Murtha was a good reference. The article mentioned no other news articles he used, no other references he submitted. That's what stood out glaringly when I read this article. The news of this guy is not a breaking story, but it's the first I've heard of his use of Murtha.

27 posted on 07/10/2007 2:18:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...

but...but...but...

when’s HIS Article 32?


28 posted on 07/10/2007 4:51:53 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, NIECE)
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To: freema
The sooner the better.

Hopefully right after he loses his shirt in the defamation lawsuit.

29 posted on 07/10/2007 5:13:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing

I keep offering to bite the buttons off.


30 posted on 07/10/2007 5:19:25 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, NIECE)
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To: Calpernia; Founding Father; milford421; FARS

Ping.


31 posted on 07/10/2007 11:11:44 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( Today is a good day for working on some heavy praying. The world needs God to hear them.)
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To: jazusamo
http://www.theodoresworld.net/archives/2007/07/man_accused_of_trying_to_help.html

Well, sweet potato pie and shut my mouth! LOL!

32 posted on 07/11/2007 12:55:31 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing

Very good! Looks like the word is getting around.


33 posted on 07/11/2007 7:12:54 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo
The hits just keep on coming!

http://andrightlyso.com/2007/07/11/man-infected-with-moonbatitis-inspired-by-john-murtha/

34 posted on 07/11/2007 10:11:30 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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