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Truck Driver Pleads Guilty to Al Qaeda Ties, Conspiracy
Fox News ^ | June 19, 2003

Posted on 06/19/2003 12:59:01 PM PDT by soccermom

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:36:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

ALEXANDRIA, Va. An Ohio truck driver worked directly with Al Qaeda (search) terrorists in a plot to derail trains in the United States and sabotage a bridge in New York City, believed to be the Brooklyn Bridge (search), Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday as he announced the man's guilty plea to two felony charges.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; ashcroft; bomb; bridge; brooklynbridge; derail; doj; guilty; iymanfaris; jihadinamerica; jttf; ksm; mohammedrauf; newyork; plot; railroad; terror; terrorism; train; truck; ultralight
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Next time someone whines about Ashcroft's dragnet, refer them to this story. This clown was going to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge!
1 posted on 06/19/2003 12:59:01 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
I did a search and didn't find this. Hope it isn't a repeat.
2 posted on 06/19/2003 1:00:46 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
"Mohammed" is quite the common name in Islam (and Belgium, it's #1 among newborn males).
3 posted on 06/19/2003 1:01:31 PM PDT by Guillermo (Proud Infidel)
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To: Guillermo
And your point is?????
4 posted on 06/19/2003 1:04:42 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: soccermom
Those of us who live in the Columbus area eagerly await media follow-up on this story. Of particular interest to us are this guy's fellow terrorists who live here.
5 posted on 06/19/2003 1:11:27 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Rudder
This guy was a trucker his buddies in the sleeper cell could be spread across the country I'm afraid.
6 posted on 06/19/2003 1:13:06 PM PDT by Dog ( Chinese proverb: May your plate always be overflowing with Lima Beans....)
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To: soccermom
Yet another scum bag terrorist bites the dust.
7 posted on 06/19/2003 1:13:40 PM PDT by woztnar
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To: soccermom
guillermo is quite the common name in Mexico amongst illegal aliens.
8 posted on 06/19/2003 1:15:10 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: soccermom
Well, here is more proof that Ashcroft and the rest of them aren't doing anything to fight the war on terrorism, and all they are doing is taking away my rights. I feel *so* abused.
9 posted on 06/19/2003 1:16:24 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican (/sarcasm)
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To: soccermom
Thanks for the post.
10 posted on 06/19/2003 1:21:48 PM PDT by ewing
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To: soccermom
Eyes wide open for anything that doesn't look right... Thanks for the post.
11 posted on 06/19/2003 1:25:18 PM PDT by b4its2late (Is reading in the bathroom considered Multi-Tasking?)
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To: soccermom
This clown was going to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge!

the article says he decided not to.

12 posted on 06/19/2003 1:33:53 PM PDT by Emma
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To: Rudder
Under an agreement with the Justice Department unsealed Thursday, Faris pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to provide support. He also agreed to cooperate with government investigators.

The agreement was filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., just outside Washington on May 1, but was kept secret for over a month.

I wish we would have been told about this earlier. I guess we just never know where these guys are hiding.

13 posted on 06/19/2003 1:46:35 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: soccermom
Two words...

KILL HIM!

prisoner6

14 posted on 06/19/2003 2:10:16 PM PDT by prisoner6sson (MATH: Saddam+Osama= Evil USA+americans=good stinky poop= Iraq)
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To: Emma
the article says he decided not to.

Well that makes it all better then.

15 posted on 06/19/2003 2:10:54 PM PDT by Cable225
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To: Cable225
if you say so.
16 posted on 06/19/2003 2:11:38 PM PDT by Emma
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To: soccermom
According to Fox this man became a citizen in 1999. Wasn't this the year that Clinton and Reno naturalized a million new Democrats? (Among them thousands of felons.)
17 posted on 06/19/2003 2:12:34 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: soccermom
Let's see, that's two counts at twenty years each, to be served consecutively and not concurrently. See ya Habib!
18 posted on 06/19/2003 2:13:17 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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"This clown was going to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge!"

It is much safer to just sell it.
19 posted on 06/19/2003 2:16:15 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: soccermom
derail trains? Hmmm... Remember about a year ago it seemed like every other week a train would jump off the track. It was considered tin foil to wonder if there was any terrorist involvement. It was all just the heat bending the track.
20 posted on 06/19/2003 2:18:31 PM PDT by TBall
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