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FBI sting operation nabs 5 in Ohio bomb plot
CBS ^ | May 1, 2012 9:56 AM

Posted on 05/01/2012 7:11:58 AM PDT by nuconvert

Five "self-proclaimed anarchists" have been arrested after a months-long sting operation, charged with plotting to blow up a bridge in the Cleveland area, the FBI announced today.

CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports the group had been involved in a series of escalating plots that ended with their arrest last night by FBI agents.

The sting operation supplied the anarchists with what they thought were "explosives" and bomb-making materials.

At no time during the case was the public in danger, the FBI said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: anarchists; bomb; bombplot; bridge; cleveland; democrats; fbi; nabs; occupy; ohio; operation; plot; sting
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1 posted on 05/01/2012 7:12:07 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Oh good! It’s nice to see they’re still investigating real crimes.
I don’t know how they find the time, what with the sting operations they have going on with those Amish farms!


2 posted on 05/01/2012 7:13:58 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: nuconvert

The old joke stands true:

How do you tell the FBI informant at a KKK rally?

He’s the one with the dynamite.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 7:14:07 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: nuconvert
The sting operation supplied the anarchists with what they thought were "explosives" and bomb-making materials.

Well, at least they didn't give them the real thing this time...

4 posted on 05/01/2012 7:15:41 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: nuconvert

I find it statistically odd that he ONLY terrorist plots we hear about are sting operations of some sort.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 7:17:38 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: bolobaby

According to the FBI they were not tied to any international terrorist groups. Were their names released?


6 posted on 05/01/2012 7:18:14 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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Among the arrested were: Douglas l. Wright, 26, Brandon L. Baxter, 20, and Anthony Wayne, 35,


7 posted on 05/01/2012 7:18:42 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

OW’s or TROPS?


8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:19:14 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: nuconvert

Sounds like they were ultra left wingers and Big Media had no chance to spin them as conservatives.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 7:19:43 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Yeah, sounds like Occupy Wall Street/anarchist types.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 7:22:50 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: treetopsandroofs

Yeah, sounds like Occupy Wall Street/anarchist types.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 7:23:05 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: DBrow
I find it statistically odd that he ONLY terrorist plots we hear about are sting operations of some sort.

I'm not sure it's that odd, seeing that most terrorist plots are "homegrown."

12 posted on 05/01/2012 7:25:25 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Conservative Vet

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the arrests were timed with May Day


13 posted on 05/01/2012 7:27:02 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: bolobaby

Pretty much what I was thinking. Theres no diff between any of these so called federal LE agencies. When they need money or a boost in ratings something like this comes along. Frankly, we’d be safer w/o them.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 7:29:13 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Travis McGee
Of interest.

I suspect soon we will see a BombWalker program over at the ATF, and a few successful detonations will occur.

Reichstag, anyone?

15 posted on 05/01/2012 7:33:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!! (credit: WilliamofCarmichael))
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To: nuconvert
The sting operation supplied the anarchists with what they thought were "explosives" and bomb-making materials.
At no time during the case was the public in danger, the FBI said.

Shades of Emad Salem and WTC of 1992.

16 posted on 05/01/2012 7:41:50 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nuconvert; All

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/05/fbi_in_cleveland_makes_nationa.html


17 posted on 05/01/2012 7:44:59 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: nuconvert

I’m a little rattled. The bridge they were to blow up is about 1 mile from my home. The city this bridge is in is Brecksville. Parts of Brecksville are very affluent (million dollar homes). Everyone else is middle class to upper middle. I just saw a photo of these five conspirators. They are all young and extremely unkept (your typical OWS crowd).


18 posted on 05/01/2012 7:49:47 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: nuconvert

“I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the arrests were timed with May Day”

Didn’t the leftist freaks promise “peaceful” unrest today?

Is there a live thread?


19 posted on 05/01/2012 7:51:32 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: nuconvert

Funny, I haven’t seen this on any of the MSM stations. Must not be real news.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 7:52:35 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: marstegreg
They are all young and extremely unkept
All young? Since when is 35 "young"?
21 posted on 05/01/2012 7:59:52 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: unixfox

I first saw it on MSNBC.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 8:00:11 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: marstegreg

You’re probably perfectly safe as long as the FBI, TSA, and Secret Service stay out of it.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:51 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: nuconvert
Anthony Wayne, 35

There's a bridge by that name over the Maumee River...Anthony Wayne Bridge - Ohio

24 posted on 05/01/2012 8:03:34 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: steve86

Forgot the DEA. Government agencies here to help.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 8:04:54 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: 1rudeboy

If we had a real threat from terror bombs, we’d see some go off now and then, we’d come across bomb factories, we’d see trafficking in precursor materials and electronics and detonators. We’d find caches of fertilizer and drums of nitric acid. We’d see failed attempts, in which the device did not go off, we’d discover planted devices and attempt to defuse them. That was the case in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places where terrorist bombs are an issue.

Instead, we ONLY see cases where the FBI has provided everything except the bang.

There are a very few real cases, the Christmas bomber, and numerous “revenge” type pipe bombs, and stupid kids 9and some crazy adults) who make pipe bombs in their bedrooms (do a news search on “pipe bomb. These are not truly terror bomb cases.

Now that ATF has declared flash powder to be a “high explosive” anyone caught with an M80 or quarter stick is guilty of possessing a “bomb” with HE, and it gets reported as such- I’m not counting those cases.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 8:07:32 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: philman_36

All young? Since when is 35 “young”?

Since I turned 50!!!!:)

Regardless, Two of them were 20, 1 was 23, another 26 years old. Only one of them was 35.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 8:08:54 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: DBrow
Bet they voted for McCain, eh?

28 posted on 05/01/2012 8:11:14 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: marstegreg
Only one of them was 35.
So who was leading? Perhaps the 35 year old?
I just can't envision him following a bunch of "20 somethings" around.
29 posted on 05/01/2012 8:17:06 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nuconvert
These scumbags are no different than the Nazi saboteurs of WWII who brought the violence of war to the USA in order to stop/slow war production.
These five anti-capitalist anarchists, like the saboteurs, should be tried, convicted and executed.
Being hung by the neck until dead - in public - would be just fine.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 8:19:26 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nuconvert
Among the arrested were: Douglas l. Wright, 26, Brandon L. Baxter, 20, and Anthony Wayne, 35,

They named a recreation area on the Palisades Interstate Parkway after that last guy.

31 posted on 05/01/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

That’s a motley & scaring looking bunch


32 posted on 05/01/2012 8:21:17 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Were these men planning to blow up the bridge before the FBI agent got involved? Or did the FBI approached the men with the idea and the explosives-offer before they thought about it?


33 posted on 05/01/2012 8:24:53 AM PDT by raulgomez05
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To: philman_36

I just noted a big recreation area in Harriman NY with the same name. I looked it up, Anthony Wayne was a big revolutionary war general, on a par with George Washington. Lots of stuff in Ohio and New York named after him. Probably not this jackass though.


34 posted on 05/01/2012 8:26:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
They named a recreation area on the Palisades Interstate Parkway after that last guy.

History - Anthony Wayne
Anthony Wayne was an important American military leader during and after the American Revolution.
Snip...He earned the nickname "Mad" Anthony Wayne because of his impulsive actions on the battlefield.
Snip...To ease their fears, the natives' British allies constructed Fort Miamis on the Maumee River. (bridge named after him...see above) During 1794, Wayne moved against the Indians, who were commanded by Blue Jacket. On August 20, 1794, the two forces met at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, so named because the Indians used trees knocked down by a tornado for cover.

35 posted on 05/01/2012 8:31:11 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

They don’t say who was the leader. Here is the best source of info that I have found so far.

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland-fbi-makes-national-security-arrests


36 posted on 05/01/2012 8:31:30 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: dead
I looked it up...
LOL...so did I...see above. The age difference prompted my search.
37 posted on 05/01/2012 8:33:11 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: marstegreg
They don’t say who was the leader.
What does your common sense say? Or do you need a news report to give your common sense a clue?
38 posted on 05/01/2012 8:35:00 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Conservative Vet

-—Yeah, sounds like Occupy Wall Street/anarchist types.-—

Tea Party anarchists.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 8:35:48 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: DBrow

Me too.


40 posted on 05/01/2012 8:36:28 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: philman_36

What does your common sense say? Or do you need a news report to give your common sense a clue?

My common sense says that just because someone is older they are not necessarily the leader. Biden is older than Obama and yet Obama is in charge. BTW Please do not write to me again. I will not answer.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 8:40:11 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: All

In our arguments about Santorum & McCain & Newt & Romney, we’d do well to remember this Other America & the hate they have for ALL of us.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 8:40:11 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: philman_36

What does your common sense say? Or do you need a news report to give your common sense a clue?

My common sense says that just because someone is older they are not necessarily the leader. Biden is older than Obama and yet Obama is in charge. BTW Please do not write to me again. I will not answer.


43 posted on 05/01/2012 8:40:19 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: nuconvert
Uh-oh...
@Report: Five Anarchists Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Blow Up a Cleveland-Area Bridge
However, a quick search of the individuals’ Facebook pages shows there is clearly some unofficial connection to the Occupy movement, if not an official one.
Employers?
44 posted on 05/01/2012 8:43:25 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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I love his recreation area in NY - its really beautiful. Mad Anthony Wayne! Maybe this dope was named after him after all.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 8:44:43 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas; Conservative Vet
Yeah, sounds like Occupy Wall Street/anarchist types.
See reply 44.
46 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:12 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: raulgomez05
Or did the FBI approached the men with the idea and the explosives-offer before they thought about it?
Yeah, they were framed. I suggest you read the complaint (PDF) and answer your own question.
47 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:57 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nuconvert
Five "self-proclaimed anarchists" have been arrested after a months-long sting operation, charged with plotting to blow up a bridge in the Cleveland area, the FBI announced today.

More and more, I get the feeling that these reports are bogus. What better way could there be to let us know what a great job the government is doing for us.

Yet, for all the groups of "Five 'self-proclaimed anarchists'" looking to blow up a bridge once would think that some percentage of them would be sufficiently smart enough to avoid FBI detection to at least make an attempt on a bridge, or whatever. But none has so far as I know.

Consider Israel, with its probably just as smart security forces. There, the security guys foil some attackers but not all.

ML/NJ

48 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:58 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

They look more like Obama voters,bet they all expct free lunch and othet items.


49 posted on 05/01/2012 8:47:08 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: treetopsandroofs
Sounds like they were ultra left wingers and Big Media had no chance to spin them as conservatives.

CBS has done honest reporting 2 or 3 times in the last few months... it's odd - maybe a mistake, as you say.

50 posted on 05/01/2012 8:50:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (Had a Christian minister yelled at a bunch of gay students - the New York Times would have covered i)
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