Skip to comments.AP Sources: NYC terror probe nabs 4th in Pakistan
Posted on 04/12/2010 9:23:40 AM PDT by Kartographer
A fourth suspect in a disrupted plot to bomb New York City subways has been arrested in Pakistan, law enforcement officials said Monday.
The principal suspect in the case, Najibullah Zazi, has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with investigators, key developments that prosecutors hope will help them trace the plot back to its roots in Pakistan, where Zazi and former friends from high school allegedly traveled in 2008 to seek terror training.
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he’s cooperating....yeh, sure....these terrorists are good guys who just need a little love....
This guy was schooled in New York, although he was living in Colorado when he hatched his plot. He was a failure in business and it appears he wasn’t a very good terrorist, either.
Former Sen. Gary Hart ( vice chairman of the 0 Homeland Security Council ) doubts al-Qaeda cell conspiracy.
What little I’ve heard about him, I don’t think he sounds like a terrorist,” Hart said.
The left does not consider muslims plotting a terror attack to be terrorists, but returning veterans could be???
Obviously Senator Hart has not followed the case.
He is today’s STUCK ON STUPID award winner.
A very small recap...quote:
NYC jihadist planned to attack trains at Times Square and Grand Central Station
Najibullah Zazi and his two co-defendants wanted to inflict maximum casualties around the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
SNIPPET: New York (CNN) The three men accused of plotting to bomb the New York City subway last year planned to attack trains at Times Square and Grand Central stations, a federal law enforcement source said Monday.
Najibullah Zazi and his two co-defendants wanted to inflict maximum casualties around the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the source said.
The trio, wearing homemade bombs, plotted to position themselves in the middle of busy subway cars in order to kill the most people, probably targeting the 1, 2, 3, or 6 line trains, the source said.
Since his arrest, Zazi has given authorities information about the plot. The law enforcement source said Zazi would probably have chosen September 14 for the attack, but was also considering the September 15 or 16.
Zazi, Al Qaeda pals planned rush-hour attack on Grand Central, Times Square subway stations
BY JOHN MARZULLI
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Monday, April 12th 2010, 4:00 AM
SNIPPET: The unidentified man, who helped plan the plot, is expected to be extradited to the U.S. to be tried in Brooklyn Federal Court with Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay of Flushing, Queens, sources said.
SNIPPET: During Zazis brief visit to Queens from his home in Denver last September, he rode the subway multiple times to the Grand Central and Wall St. stations, scouting where to best spread death and mayhem, the sources said.
Zazi has confessed that he, Medunjanin and Ahmedzay - all buddies from Flushing High School - traveled to Pakistan in August 2008 to fight with the Taliban against U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
There they were recruited by Al Qaeda for the Manhattan martyrdom mission.
They received military training at a terror camp in the Waziristan region, and Zazi was taken aside and given special bomb-making training because of his knowledge of the subway system.
The attack was to take place on Sept. 14, 15 or 16 - as soon as the bombs had been assembled - with Sept. 14 the most likely date, sources said.
Zazi acknowledged in court that the plan was aborted when he became aware that the FBI and the NYPD were on to him.