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  • Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport After Iraqis Are Detained

    01/29/2017 12:00:45 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 104 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 29 Jan 17 | ELI ROSENBERG
    It began in the morning, with a small crowd chanting and holding cardboard signs outside Kennedy International Airport, upset by the news that two Iraqi refugees had been detained inside because of President Trump’s executive order. By the end of the day, the scattershot group had swelled to an enormous crowd. They filled the sidewalks outside the terminal and packed three stories of a parking garage across the street, a mass of people driven by emotion to this far-flung corner of the city, singing, chanting and unfurling banners. This was the most public expression of the intense reaction generated across...
  • Live Protest at JFK demanding release of illegal immigrants

    01/28/2017 2:23:47 PM PST · by seastay · 60 replies
    We are here at JFK airport demanding that visa holders and refugees JFK has detained are released! We will be here until all people detained are released. #Terminal4 arrivals. #NoMuslimBanJFK #NoBanNoWall
  • Protests at JFK over detention of two Iraqi men in wake of Trump immigration ban

    01/28/2017 11:33:19 AM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    QNS ^ | January 28, 2017
    Protesters have already begun gathering outside Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport after two Iraqi refugees were detained as a result of an immigration ban ordered by President Donald Trump on Friday. Make the Road New York, which is located in Jackson Heights, will hold a formal protest at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at JFK’s Terminal 4 to protest Trump’s executive order that prohibits residents of Iraq and a select number of other Middle Eastern nations from entering the United States for at least 90 days.
  • Man Kicked J.F.K. Airport Worker Wearing Hijab, Prosecutor Says

    01/27/2017 10:26:46 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 33 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/26/17 | CHRISTOPHER MELE
    A Massachusetts man was charged with hate crimes after he threatened an airline worker at Kennedy International Airport who was wearing a head scarf, kicked her and told her “Trump is here now” and “he will get rid of all of you,” officials said on Thursday. The man, Robin A. Rhodes, 57, of Worcester, Mass., arrived from Aruba on Wednesday night and was awaiting a connecting flight to Massachusetts when he approached the worker, Rabeeya Khan, in the Delta Air Lines Sky Club lounge at Terminal 2 between 7:10 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., the Queens district attorney, Richard A. Brown,...
  • Witness Describes Ivanka Trump's JetBlue Incident

    12/23/2016 9:12:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Gothamist ^ | December 23, 2016 | Ben Yakas
    Yesterday, a couple was kicked off a JetBlue flight before it left JFK after they expressed their displeasure with fellow passengers Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Brooklyn lawyer Dan Goldstein and his husband Matthew Lasner, a Hunter College professor, and their child were removed from the San Francisco-bound flight around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. But while TMZ and other outlets initially reported that Goldstein was "screaming" and "out of control" when he confronted Trump, at least one eyewitness had a very different take on the incident. Marc Scheff, who sat in the "next row up from Ivanka," wrote in...
  • Reports Of Shots Fired At JFK Airport

    08/14/2016 7:00:35 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 134 replies
    CBS New York ^ | August 14, 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There are reports of shots fired at JFK International Airport. The FDNY said a call came in at 9:38 p.m. for reports of shots fired at JFK.
  • Elderly woman arrested at JFK airport with 4 pounds of cocaine in her underwear

    04/21/2015 3:17:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    A passenger search at John F. Kennedy International Airport of a 70-year-old woman turned up 4 pounds of cocaine — in her underwear. Olive Fowler of Georgetown, Guyana, arrived in New York on April 12 when officials found her in possession of $73,000 worth of cocaine.
  • Daughter Of JFK Terror Plot Suspect Freed On $50

    06/17/2007 2:56:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies · 496+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 17 JUNE 2007 | AP/CBS
    Saudia Kadir Was Arrested On An Unrelated Weapons Possession Charge (CBS/AP) GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The daughter of a man accused of plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport fuel lines is free on U.S. $50 bond following her unrelated detention on suspicion of weapons possession. Sauda Kadir told The Associated Press early Sunday that police detained her after they saw photos taken last Christmas showing family members posing with toy guns. Kadir, 31, said she did not know how police obtained the pictures and declined further comment. She was ordered to appear Tuesday at police headquarters for further...
  • JFK Airport officials filter fecal matter in search for drugs

    02/23/2015 6:52:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government is looking for doctors to help monitor suspected smugglers’ bowel movements at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, in a solicitation that sounds like it could be something out of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” program. In reality it’s all a very sanitary process and even includes a special high-tech toilet to recover the drugs or other contraband from the other waste passing from the suspected smuggler’s system. But the details, described in a new solicitation for doctors to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection, underscore the efforts smugglers will go to in trying to...
  • Police Swarm JFK After Alleged Bomb Threat Directed At Landing Delta Flight

    01/19/2015 7:07:05 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 6 replies ^ | Jan 19, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An alleged bomb threat prompted a massive police response at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night. Around 8:15 p.m., emergency alarms went off at the airport for a security alert, due to what officials told CBS2 was a telephone bomb threat called in to a Delta flight that was landing at JFK, Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2.
  • Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport: ‘We can’t get the risk to zero’

    10/12/2014 6:13:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2014 | Karen Matthews (AP)
    NEW YORK — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Federal health officials said the entry screenings, which will expand to four additional U.S. airports in the next week, add another layer of protection to halt the spread of a disease that has killed more than 4,000 people.
  • Kayakers breach secure area at JFK airport

    07/28/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Phillip Messing and Bill Sanderson
    Two kayakers adrift in Jamaica Bay with just one paddle unwittingly breached Kennedy Airport’s $300 million perimeter detection system. They could have been spotted by a boat patrol — except there wasn’t one. Port Authority boats don’t patrol the bay at night, police sources said.
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • Report: Nerve Gas Sickens Postal Inspectors at New York's JFK Airport(Update post 122)

    08/11/2013 10:11:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 122 replies
    WABC-TV via Twitter ^ | Sunday, August 11, 2013
    BREAKING NEWS: Two postal inspectors at JFK Airport sickened by nerve gas after opening package
  • Jacksonville teen went to Middle East to train with terrorists, prosecutors say

    07/19/2013 12:20:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via ^ | July 18, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. According to the indictment, Bell had planned to travel to the Arabian Peninsula and join Ansar Al-Sharia, which is an alias for al-Qaida there. The group has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012, which killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The...
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • Flight 23 - The 5th plane to be seized on 9/11, and the terrorists who got away

    09/11/2012 6:50:56 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 67 replies
    NewsWorks ^ | 05.16.2011 | Jan C. Ting
    Have you heard about the airliner which was ordered back to the gate on 9/11 when the terrorist attacks began, only to have four young Arab passengers jump off the plane, after which box cutters and Al Qaeda documents were found in their abandoned bags?
  • TSA Pats Down Breast Cancer Survivor Even After Getting Scanned

    10/01/2011 6:06:59 PM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    gizmodo ^ | Oct 1, 2011 | Kwame Opam
    Lori Dorn, the wife of Laughing Squid's Scott Beale, recently submitted to a backscatter scan at JFK airport. The TSA pulled her aside for a breast patdown, even though she stated she had breast implants in place after her bilateral mastectomy. Of course, that didn't stop them. They didn't even let her take out the Device Identification Card that would could have explained where the implants came from and their medical purpose. No. Instead they humiliated her in public
  • FBI & Probers Targeted / Say terror sheik's Staten I. aide found (Agents) homes

    04/23/2002 2:07:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 74 replies · 732+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/23/02 | GREG B. SMITH
    A Staten Island mailman who was a follower of the blind terror sheik tracked down confidential addresses of FBI agents and prosecutors pursuing Al Qaeda, according to court records and federal sources. Ahmed Sattar, described by federal prosecutors as a point man for a major terror group in America, was spotted by one federal agent near his home. The agent moved his family from the area.Sattar also was put on the federal payroll, receiving thousands of dollars to be a paralegal for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman during his 1995 terror trial, government officials said.Even though federal investigators became suspicious of...
  • JFK Airport closed due to blizzard

    12/26/2010 5:54:37 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 55 replies · 4+ views
    USA Breaking News ^ | December 26, 2010
    USABreakingNews has confirmed that JFK Airport is fully closed until further notice due to the snow storm in the area.
  • "Security Concern: Passenger at JFK removed from Tampa-bound JetBlue

    10/09/2010 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies - Breaking news ^ | October 9, 2010 | n/a
    Pinged to my twitter account - quote: Security concern: Passenger at JFK removed from Tampa-bound JetBlue flight 3 minutes ago via
  • Source: JFK plot could reach farther

    06/08/2007 2:32:18 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 13 replies · 773+ views
    Yahoo ^ | May 8, 2007 | PAT MILTON
    The investigation into the thwarted plot to bomb John F. Kennedy International Airport is widening beyond the four men in custody, with more suspects sought outside the U.S. for their suspected roles, a law enforcement official said Friday. The defendants identified last weekend were "just a piece of it," the official told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because of not being authorized to speak publicly. "We are definitely seeking more players. We are targeting others overseas." The official declined to provide details about the possible suspects, or in what countries they are being sought. Law enforcement officials,...
  • Drug Dealer Becomes Hero For Exposing Terror Plot

    06/03/2007 4:49:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies · 1,034+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 03 JUNE 2007 | AP
    (CBS/AP) NEW YORK -- The question was simple: “Would you like to die as a martyr?” The putative terrorist unhesitatingly replied yes—there was no greater way to die in Islam. The right answer put the man in the midst of a terrorist plot conceived as more devastating than the 9/11 attacks. He was soon making surveillance trips around John F. Kennedy International Airport—the “chicken farm,” as the planners dubbed their target -- and visiting the Trinidad compound of a radical Muslim group. On Saturday, the insider—a twice-convicted drug dealer—was revealed as a government informant whose surreptitious work undermined a plot...
  • Abdul Kadir Arrested in JFK Plot (Guyana news source)

    06/03/2007 4:09:32 PM PDT · by Shermy · 33 replies · 2,150+ views
    Starbroek News, Guyana ^ | June 3, 2007 | Heppilena Ferguson
    Four men including former PNCR Member of Parliament Abdul Kadir were yesterday charged by United States law enforcement officials with allegedly conspiring to blow up the John F Kennedy International airport as well as tanks storing aviation fuel and underground fuel pipelines. Those charged with Kadir are former JFK worker Russell Defreitas, a Guyanese-born US citizen; Kareem Ibrahim, an imam from Trinidad; and Guyanese Abdel Nur. Kadir and Ibrahim were arrested in Trinidad, while Defreitas was held in New York. Up to press time, however, Nur had not been apprehended and was thought to be still at large in Trinidad....
  • Trinidad’s Troubling Islamist Yasin Abu Bakr

    07/03/2010 9:59:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 6/30/2010 | Chris Zambelis
    The twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago would seem to be the last place to raise alarm bells over the threat of radical Islam. Trinidad was briefly catapulted into the spotlight in June 2007 when reports surfaced that one of the suspects linked to an alleged plot to attack New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was a Trinidadian national and that the suspects reached out to Yasin Abu Bakr, the leader of Jamaat al-Muslimeen (JAM, Association of Muslims), for assistance in executing their plan. JAM is an enigmatic Trinidadian Muslim militant group that is implicated in violence,...
  • Breaking: Two NJ men arrested at JFK airport before boarding plane to join Islamist terrorist group

    06/05/2010 9:48:37 PM PDT · by BP2 · 97 replies · 3,146+ views
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | June 06, 2010, 12:35AM | Josh Margolin
    NEWARK — Two New Jersey men intent on killing American troops were arrested Saturday as they boarded flights to link up with a virulent jihadist group in Somalia, authorities said. The men, both North Jersey residents, were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism through a group tied to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, according to officials familiar with the details of the arrests. Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 26, of Elmwood Park were apprehended at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens before they could board separate flights to...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • Passenger removed from plane diverted to Montreal

    05/30/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 1,682+ views - CBC News ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, May 30, 2010 | 8:48 PM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Aeromexico plane flying to Mexico City from Paris had to land late Sunday afternoon at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal to remove a passenger whose name is on the U.S. no-fly list, Radio-Canada reported. The man was escorted out of the plane and taken into custody by the RCMP."
  • Passenger from JFK Airport with weapons detained at Cairo Airport

    05/12/2010 7:49:14 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 38 replies · 1,107+ views
    Al-Masry Al-Youm ^ | Wed, 12/05/2010 - 15:21 | Saif Nasrawi
    An Egyptian-American passenger was detained in Cairo Airport on Wednesday after authorities discovered several weapons in his luggage, security sources said. The passenger, who arrived on an Egypt Air flight from New York’s JFK International Airport, tried to pass through customs with six metal boxes containing two 9mm pistols, 250 bullets, two swords, and 11 daggers, a security official at the Cairo International Airport told Al-Masry Al-Youm. “Mohamed Ibrahim Khalf, a professor of botany at a US-based school, was transferred to a state security prosecutor for further investigation,” the official said on condition of anonymity.
  • Report: Passenger Pulled From Plane

    05/06/2010 9:40:34 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 31 replies · 1,335+ views ^ | 5/6/2010 | LUKE FUNK
    MYFOXNY.COM - A passenger was reportedly pulled off of an Emirates Airlines aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens on Thursday morning. The passenger was reportedly discovered to be on the no-fly list, according to Breaking News Network.

    04/23/2010 12:14:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 278+ views ^ | April 22, 2010, 6:32 pm | by Mike Levine
    SNIPPET: "In fact, Mower said, the pilot described it as "a serious security risk." Mower was unable to see the man who was taken off the plane, she said. " SNIPPET: "Two sources confirmed to Fox News that the man in question, a citizen of Gambia, had been added to the no-fly list while Flight 215 was in the air. The man had already been on the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment list, which is comprised of more than 500,000 people with even limited ties to known terrorists, one source said."
  • And A Little Child Shall Lead Them

    03/04/2010 5:59:12 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 8 replies · 303+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-04-10 | Stoutcat
    Commercial passenger aircraft, the 6th busiest airport in the country, and a child at the mic of air traffic control; what could possibly go wrong? Fortunately nothing did go wrong, but heads may roll because one evening about two weeks ago, a child (clearly with the assistance of an adult) was directing planes on the ground at Kennedy Airport.
  • Second child directed air traffic at JFK; 2 suspended

    03/03/2010 10:55:38 PM PST · by myknowledge · 106 replies · 1,448+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2010 | NY Post staff
    An air traffic controller thought letting a child direct planes at John F. Kennedy Airport was such a good idea last month that he did it again the next day. The Post has learned that on Feb. 17 a child was allowed to talk to two planes from the control tower. The kid on the second day is believed to be the child of the air-traffic controller. On Feb. 16, a different child directed pilots, according to audio clips. AUDIO: HEAR THE SECOND RECORDING Today, a tower controller and his supervisor were suspended. Their names weren't released. “This behavior is...
  • VA Man Accused Of Illegally Aiding Somalis [272 Somalis]

    02/23/2010 5:42:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 466+ views ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | Mike Levine
    Federal authorities have arrested a Virginia man for allegedly helping hundreds of Somalis, possibly including ones with terrorist ties, enter the United States illegally. Anthony Joseph Tracy, 35, was arrested earlier this month, after admitting to U.S. authorities that he helped about 272 citizens of war-torn Somalia come to the United States illegally, according to documents filed in federal court. Tracy allegedly set up a business in Kenya, Noor Services Limited, that procured fraudulent Cuban travel visas for Somalis, who would then travel from Kenya to Cuba and, ultimately, to the United States, according to court documents. He allegedly traveled...
  • Dead man found in landing gear of US jet in Japan

    02/07/2010 11:15:10 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 38 replies · 1,827+ views
    Dead man found in landing gear of US jet in Japan (AFP) – 2 hours ago TOKYO — Japanese authorities have found the body of a man in the landing gear of a Delta airliner that arrived in Tokyo from New York and said Monday they were seeking US help in identifying him. The man, who was of dark complexion and dressed only in blue jeans and a long-sleeved shirt, was carrying no passport or personal belongings.
  • JFK terminal being evacuated after security breach

    01/16/2010 2:09:48 PM PST · by decimon · 11 replies · 679+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2010 | Unknown
    NEW YORK – A terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport was evacuated Saturday after a security breach, officials said. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman said travelers at Kennedy's Terminal 8 were asked to leave so they could be re-screened. He didn't describe the breach. Terminal 8 handles both domestic and international flights for American Airlines.
  • Aeroflot A332 over Atlantic on Oct 8th 2009, medical emergency refused by USA

    10/11/2009 5:23:30 PM PDT · by ozguy · 23 replies · 2,311+ views
    The Aviation Herald ^ | Saturday, Oct 10th 2009 | Simon Hradecky
    An Aeroflot Airbus A330-200, registration VQ-BBF performing flight SU-334 (dep Oct 7th) from Havana (Cuba) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), was enroute overhead the Atlantic at FL350 about 320nm southeast of New York, when the crew talking very good English reported a passenger (German citizen) had become sick and requested to divert to New York's JFK Airport, but changed their diversion destination to Toronto,ON (Canada) just before reaching the top of descent into JFK about 120nm southeast of JFK. The airplane landed safely on Toronto's runway 24R about 2.5 hours after the first decision to divert and about 4.5 hours after...
  • Cost of Barack Obama's Date Night in NYC

    08/20/2009 10:06:37 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 22 replies · 3,630+ views
    e-mail from friend | 20 Aug 2009 | e-mail
    From a former Air Force Colonel.... Subject: The Date First, let me say that I've moved three presidents up to now and I've seenincredible waste. But, the "new" guy really takes the cake. I don't havean issue with the President promising his wife dinner and a show or that heeven takes his wife out. But, when I saw the news say that the date cost $24,000, here's what youDON'T know. Three days before "dinner" a C-17 flew Marines and the helicoptermaintenance equipment to JFK Airport . The day before "dinner" I flew the US Secret Service (USSS) and themotorcade to...
  • Turtles crawl on runway, delay flights at JFK

    07/10/2009 4:05:10 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 16 replies · 758+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | 10 July 2009 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    NEW YORK – A runway at New York City's Kennedy Airport was shut down Wednesday morning after 78 turtles emerged from the bay and crawled onto the tarmac. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says grounds crews rounded up the wayward reptiles in about 35 minutes and deposited them back in the water, further from airport property. The shutdown disrupted flight schedules, though, with delays climbing to nearly 1 1/2 hours. Pilots reported the first turtle sightings at around 8:30 a.m. The Port Authority identified the turtles as Diamondback Terrapins. They appeared to be about 8 inches...
  • Turtles crawl on runway, delay flights at JFK

    07/09/2009 2:10:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 814+ views ^ | Jul 8, | DAVID B. CARUSO
    NEW YORK – A runway at New York City's Kennedy Airport was shut down Wednesday morning after 78 turtles emerged from the bay and crawled onto the tarmac.
  • 2 Pakistanis arrested at Sea-Tac; one man's name on terror list

    08/14/2003 7:22:22 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies · 242+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 14 August 2003 | Mike Carter
    Two Pakistani men are being held in Seattle after an airline employee at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport found one of their names on a terrorism-related no-fly list Saturday night. One of the men, 36, carrying a British Columbia driver's license, paid cash for a one-way ticket to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. After the airline employee called 911, the man left the counter, abandoning his ticket.
  • Benedict XVI's Address at JFK Departure Ceremony (God Bless America!)

    04/21/2008 7:32:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 2,578+ views
    EWTN ^ | April 20, 2008
    Mr. Vice-President, Distinguished Civil Authorities, My Brother Bishops, Dear Brothers and Sisters, The time has come for me to bid farewell to your country. These days that I have spent in the United States have been blessed with many memorable experiences of American hospitality, and I wish to express my deep appreciation to all of you for your kind welcome. It has been a joy for me to witness the faith and devotion of the Catholic community here. It was heart-warming to spend time with leaders and representatives of other Christian communities and other religions, and I renew my...
  • Woman accused of trying to smuggle military sensors to China, is arrested at NYC airport

    10/18/2007 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies · 141+ views
    CBS 4 MIAMI ^ | 18 OCTOBER 2007 | AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Chinese woman living in Connecticut tried to buy military equipment commonly used to gauge the power of nuclear explosions and export it to her native country, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday. Qing Li, 39, was arrested at New York's Kennedy Airport on Sunday as she checked in for a China Air flight to Beijing, according to investigators for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A federal judge ordered the woman, who was living in Stamford, Conn., temporarily held in New York pending hearings in San Diego. Her attorney in New York, Paul Goldberger, did not...
  • Swedish terror suspect extradited from Czech Republic to the United States

    09/25/2007 12:28:10 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 19 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A Swedish citizen wanted in the U.S. on suspicion of plotting to set up a terrorist camp there was extradited Tuesday from the Czech Republic, officials said. Czech Justice minister Jiri Pospisil ruled on Sept 18 there was no reason to refuse a U.S. extradition request for Oussama Kassir, spokeswoman Zuzana Kuncova said. Kassir left the country by plane on Tuesday bound for the United States, said Kuncova. Kassir was arrested on Dec. 11, 2005, at Prague's Ruzyne international airport while flying from Stockholm, Sweden, to Beirut, Lebanon. He has been held in a Czech prison...
  • London Bound Plane Diverted To JFK Due To Suspicious Passenger

    07/12/2007 4:04:49 AM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 43 replies · 3,189+ views
    WNBC-TV ^ | 7/12/07 | WNBC.COM
    NEW YORK -- A plane headed for London has been diverted to John F. Kennedy airport in New York due to a suspicious passenger on Thursday, according to a Transportation Security Administration spokesman. A member of an American Airlines flight crew reported a suspicious passenger on flight 136, which took off from Los Angeles' LAX airport and was bound for London's Heathrow airport, according to TSA spokeswoman Andrea McCauley. McCauley said the flight was canceled and all passengers have been off-loaded in New York. A passenger boarded the plane after getting off an employee bus without proper identification, according to...
  • Trinidad Group Denies Link to New York Bomb Plot

    06/10/2007 1:24:18 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 471+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 10, 2007 | MARC LACEY
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, June 9 — One senior member of this island’s most hard-line Islamic group said he loves American television and hopes to send his son off to university in the States. Another said that when he is not praying or preaching, he plays in a steel drum band. Denying that their group, Jamaat al Muslimeen, was tied to any plot to bomb a New York City airport, members this week portrayed themselves as both Islamists and islanders, devoted to God but also part of the multicultural mix that defines the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago.Even as...
  • Lowry: Foiled JFK Airport plot deserves to be taken seriously

    06/09/2007 11:24:21 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 11 replies · 1,043+ views
    Saul Lake Tribune ^ | 6/8/07 | Rich Lowry
    Before the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000, al-Qaida targeted another U.S. destroyer. It wanted to hit the USS The Sullivans. But as recounted in Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Looming Tower, the terror operatives overloaded their skiff with C-4 explosives, causing it to sink harmlessly into the surf. They had to shoo away Yemeni locals who discovered the boat and started throwing the C-4 bricks around. Anyone discovering the operatives at that moment would have concluded that they were buffoons whose ambition to sink an American ship of war far exceeded their capabilities. Of course, nine months...
  • Official says JFK terror probe widening (Liberals: Can we surrender to Trinidad now?)

    06/09/2007 1:18:28 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 1,371+ views
    AP ^ | 6/9/07 | By PAT MILTON, Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK - The investigation into the thwarted plot to bomb Kennedy International Airport is widening beyond the four men in custody, with more suspects sought outside the U.S. for their suspected roles, a law enforcement official said Friday. Continues...============================================================== Liberals: Can we surrender to Trinidad now? Regarding the plot to blow up New York's JFK airport, there's good news and bad news. The good news -- the plotters were caught. The bad news (for liberals) -- the plotters were caught. It's now five years and nine months of BusHitler's "incompetent" and "failed" 'Global Bumper Sticker On Terror' but there's...
  • Huffington Post Continues its Support for Terrorists

    06/05/2007 9:06:16 PM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 148+ views
    I'm a Pundit Too ^ | 6/5/2007 | The New Pundit
    The Huffington post jumped all over the JFK plot. They jumped all over it by explaining to us that it was all bull. Why Wasn't the Headline "Bombers Not Smart Enough to Bomb JFK"? Why didn't the headlines read "Bombers Not Smart Enough to Bomb JFK" or "Plot to Blow-up JFK Unfeasible"? No, as is often the case in our post-9/11 paranoid universe, media hype and authoritarian fear-mongering conspire to freak us out. In this post, Anthony Kaufman spouts the propaganda that helped cause 9-11. He showed his support for the destruction of the United States by telling us that...
  • Ahmadinejad and JFK

    06/05/2007 4:42:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 699+ views
    New York Sun ^ | June 5, 2007 | Staff Editorial
    The thing that caught our eye in the plot to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport and its oil lines concerns a detail in respect of the arrest of one of the key Guyanese suspects. It was the fact that the former member of the Guyanese legislature who was fingered in the plot, Abdul Kadir, was arrested in Trinidad on his way to Caracas, Venezuela. According to Mr. Kadir's wife, who was quoted in the Guyanese press, he was there to pick up an Iranian visa that would enable him to attend an Islamic conference in Tehran. No doubt...