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  • 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,...
  • Four indicted for JFK 'bomb plot'

    06/29/2007 10:01:21 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 3 replies · 203+ views
    BBC News ^ | 6/29/07
    Four men have been charged with trying to blow up fuel tanks and pipelines at John F Kennedy airport. A grand jury in New York on Friday indicted the men on five counts of conspiracy to bomb the airport. The men, three from Guyana and one from Trinidad, were charged with conspiring to "cause death, serious bodily injury and extensive destruction". Prosecutors say they have links with Islamist militants in the Caribbean and South America. Russell Defreitas, Kareem Ibrahim, Abdul Nur and Abdul Kadir, a former MP for the Caribbean nation of Guyana, were all arrested earlier this month. Defreitas,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Friends say JFK suspects not terrorists

    06/09/2007 11:14:24 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 47 replies · 1,318+ views
    Caribbean Net News ^ | 6/9/07 | UPI
    NEW YORK, USA (UPI): Relatives and friends said the four men arrested in an alleged plot to bomb jet fuel tanks at Kennedy International Airport in New York were wrongly accused. "The man is no extremist," Rudy Thorne, a lifelong friend of Abdel Nur in Guyana told the Friday's Miami Herald. Another suspect, Kareem Ibrahim, told a friend in Trinidad that his Shiite branch of Islam meant peace, not overthrowing governments, Wendell Eversley, the friend, told the newspaper. The Herald said the four suspects -- Nur, Ibrahim, Abdul Kadir, and Russell Defreitas -- are black converts to Islam and three...
  • Official Says JFK Terror Probe Widening

    06/08/2007 7:07:02 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 6 replies · 811+ views
    MyWay.com ^ | June 8, 2007 | PAT MILTON
    NEW YORK (AP) - 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...
  • 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...
  • The J.F.K. Airport Bomb Plot (NY Times defends their page A30 story placement)

    06/07/2007 5:56:59 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 50 replies · 1,777+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 4, 2007 | Suzanne Daley
    The J.F.K. Airport Bomb Plot Q. I live in California and was astounded yesterday to look at my print edition of The Times for the article on the J.F.K. bomb plot and to find it back on page A30! What has happened with the news judgment of your colleagues? A terrorist plot that could have badly damaged the entire economy of the nation, including those of us who live in the Bay Area, and it's relegated to the level of bridge club reports. You might wish to suggest to your editors that your readers do not live in a vacuum,...
  • Ahmadinejad and JFK

    06/05/2007 4:42:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 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...
  • Targeting Kennedy (airport)

    06/04/2007 5:35:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 638+ views
    National Review ^ | June 4, 2007
    This time it was John F. Kennedy International Airport. Nothing new about big-city airports — seven years ago, Los Angeles International Airport was targeted. Nothing new about New York City, either. The World Trade Center was bombed in 1993, and finally destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. The United Nations complex, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the FBI’s Lower Manhattan headquarters, the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal — they’ve all been on the hit list. Big Western cities, in fact, are the hit list. New York, L.A., Chicago, Washington, London, Paris, Madrid . . . on it goes. And, of course,...
  • Feds Hoped to Snag Bin Laden Nuke Expert in JFK Bomb Plot

    06/04/2007 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 1,312+ views
    Feds Hoped to Snag Bin Laden Nuke Expert in JFK Bomb Plot Monday , June 04, 2007 NEW YORK — Al Qaeda's reported nuclear whiz kid — a "tantalizing terror figure" with a $5 million bounty on his head — was the figure investigators had hoped to snag in their 18-month probe of a plot to blow up a New York airport, the New York Post reported Monday. The name of Adnan Gulshair el-Shukrijumah, reportedly the man Usama bin Laden tapped to lead a previous plot to detonate nuclear bombs simultaneously in several U.S. cities, came up at several points...
  • Significant Others - The JFK Plot and Messers ABCDEFG et al.

    06/04/2007 10:22:57 AM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 485+ views
    National Review ^ | June 4, 2007 | James S. Robbins
    Reading the indictment against the four would-be JFK airport bombers, Russell Defreitas, Abdul Nur, Kareem Ibrihim and Abdul Kadir, I was struck by the phrase “together with others” which frequently followed their names. It is on page 1, page 2, page 3, twice on page 4. In the course of the document we are introduced to these others, known only as Individuals A-G. There must be some legal rationale why we can’t know their identities. It surely can’t be to conceal from the Individuals that we know what they were up to; they must have figured out who is which...
  • Liberal Minds and Homegrown Terrorism: Disbelief and Disrespect

    06/04/2007 5:25:35 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 16 replies · 616+ views
    A person would be lead to believe that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to homegrown terrorism. We are to believe that the "wanna-be terrorists" are just completely incompetent, or that the federal government has everything firmly in hand and is just waiting to help the Bush Administration look good. Another idea is that the FBI is holding off on arresting terrorists until the Administration feels the country is not scared enough. Then they trot out some bad guys and say "See, be afraid. They could be anywhere." The left refuses to see the possibility of these...
  • Plot To Blow Up JFK Is 'Tip Of The Iceberg'

    06/03/2007 7:53:27 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 2,655+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-4-2007 | Toby Harnden
    Plot to blow up JFK is 'tip of the iceberg' By Toby Harnden, in Washington Last Updated: 2:16am BST 04/06/2007 The alleged conspiracy to blow up John F Kennedy airport, in New York, and a recent plot to kill soldiers at a nearby United States Army base represent only the "tip of the iceberg" of terrorist plots against America, according to US officials. "There's a lot of activity out there," a counter-terrorism official said yesterday. Abdul Kadir: suspected of plotting to attack fuel line "Obviously, you don't want to tip off every suspect that they are being monitored. On the...
  • Find the JFK Airport story on the Front Page of the NYT!

    06/03/2007 7:39:32 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 64 replies · 2,752+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 03, 2007
    New York Time Front Page June 3, 2007
  • Drug Dealer Becomes Hero For Exposing Terror Plot

    06/03/2007 4:49:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 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...
  • Informant plays key role in JFK plot

    06/03/2007 3:41:56 PM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies · 741+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | June 3, 2007 | LARRY McSHANE
    NEW YORK - A convicted drug dealer who agreed to pose as a wannabe terrorist among a shadowy group plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport secretly fed information to federal investigators in exchange for a lighter sentence. His surveillance trips to the airport with the suspects, travels abroad to meet with supporters and assurances he wanted to die as a martyr in the attack on an underground jet fuel pipeline gave counterterrorism agents insight and evidence that was otherwise unattainable. And his help once again demonstrated the growing importance of informants in the war on terrorism, particularly...
  • Abdul Kadir Arrested in JFK Plot (Guyana news source)

    06/03/2007 4:09:32 PM PDT · by Shermy · 31 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....
  • Info From Drug Dealer Grounded JFK Terror Plot ["Would you like to die as a martyr?".........]

    06/03/2007 12:39:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Info From Drug Dealer Grounded JFK Terror Plot POSTED: 3:08 pm EDT June 3, 2007 UPDATED: 3:25 pm EDT June 3, 2007 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...
  • Killing America … Twice

    06/03/2007 12:08:42 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies · 1,179+ views
    War is about breaking the enemy’s will. Having laid bare the sorry state of our brains and our guts, jihadists are now zeroing in on the will’s final piece: our hearts. That is the central lesson to be gleaned from Saturday’s news that four Muslim men have been charged with plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport, and with it much of Queens. We now learn that for radical Islamists, lovers of death, the heart is the jihad’s most coveted prize. Tear it out, and you get to kill not once but twice. So says 63-year-old ringleader, Russell...
  • ABCNews.com Video Headline: ‘Murtha Ties Foiled JFK Plot to U.S. in Iraq’

    06/03/2007 10:27:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 2,152+ views
    ABCNews.com Video Headline: ‘Murtha Ties Foiled JFK Plot to U.S. in Iraq’ Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 3, 2007 - 13:21. On Saturday, a NewsBusters headline asked the following question: “JFK Terror Plot: How Soon Before Media Blame Bush For Timing of Arrests?” Well, Sunday morning, ABCNews.com actually went one better by using a statement made by John Murtha (D-Pennsylvania) on “This Week” as the headline for the video of George Stephanopoulos’ interview with the Congressman: “Murtha Ties Foiled JFK Plot to U.S. in Iraq.” In reality, Murtha was brought on to counter the “things are getting better” in...
  • Giuliani: JFK Plot Proves I Should Be President

    06/03/2007 9:29:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 123 replies · 2,717+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/3/07 | AP
    Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Saturday used news of a plot to blow up a John F. Kennedy International Airport jet fuel line as another example of why he should be elected president. Giuliani told a crowd of 700 gathered at a Broward County Republican fundraiser that Democrats ignore the Islamic terrorist threat and that he is the Republican candidate best capable of handling it. "I've had the most experience dealing with terrorism," Giuliani said, citing his experience as a federal prosecutor and later as mayor of New York City, where he served during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks....
  • Feds on Trail of 4th Alleged N.Y. Plotter ~ (al Qaeda now in the picture)

    06/03/2007 9:17:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 1,352+ views
    ABC ^ | June 3, 2007 | GMA
    Authorities Hope To Capture Him This Weekend Authorities continue to search for a man they consider the fourth suspect in a terror plot to blow up a jet fuel line at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. But they may be close to finding the wanted man, Abdel Nur, said Mark Mershon, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York field office, in an interview with ABC News' "Good Morning America Weekend Edition." "I believe Nur is still in Trinidad," Mershon said. "I hope we have an arrest this weekend." Of the three other men charged, two...
  • Feds foil JFK terror plot, arrest 3

    06/02/2007 5:31:31 PM PDT · by arderkrag · 29 replies · 1,642+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/2/2007 | ADAM GOLDMAN
    NEW YORK - Federal authorities announced Saturday they had broken up a suspected Muslim terrorist cell planning a "chilling" attack to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airport, kill thousands of people and trigger an economic catastrophe by blowing up a jet fuel artery that runs through populous residential neighborhoods. Three men, one of them a former member of Guyana's parliament, were arrested and one was being sought in Trinidad as part of a plot that authorities said they had been tracked for more than a year and was foiled in the planning stages. "The devastation that would be caused had...
  • JFK Airport Terror Suspect's Family Reacts

    06/02/2007 4:04:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies · 1,112+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2007
    One of the daughters of a man among four accused in a terror plot to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airport and surrounding areas told FOX News Saturday that her father was "falsely arrested." Abdul Kadir, a Muslim and former member of Parliament in Guyana, was arrested in Trinidad for attempting to secure money for "terrorist operations," according to a Guyanese police commander who spoke on condition of anonymity. Kadir's wife, Isha, said that her husband was nabbed while boarding a flight to Venezuela, where he planned to pick up a travel visa to attend an Islamic religious conference in...
  • Threat Matrix: June 2007

    06/01/2007 7:57:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,578 replies · 18,999+ views
    British Intelligence: Al-Qaida Expanding -Full Story- British intelligence officials said they believe that al-Qaida has a secure base in Pakistan's Waziristan region and is planning terrorist operations.The group is reaching out to Muslims in North Africa, The Telegraph reported. Last year, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, an Algerian terrorist group, merged itself into al-Qaida, a move announced by Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a tape promising action against the "apostates" in the Algerian government and "the treacherous sons of France."Al-Qaida is also believed to be planning expansion into Lebanon and Syria, the newspaper report...
  • ABC News: Feds "CLAIM" to Bust N.Y. Airport Terror Plot

    06/02/2007 11:58:50 AM PDT · by streetpreacher · 33 replies · 2,304+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2007 | BRIAN ROSS, PIERRE THOMAS and GIGI STONE
    Authorities have taken into custody a former cargo worker at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City who allegedly recruited an FBI informant to help blow up jet fuel tanks and pipelines at the airport, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The plotters had "indirect" links to overseas terror elements and the plot had links to Guyana, Trinidad and possibly Germany, a source said. The former cargo worker, originally from Guyana, had been under surveillance and allegedly met with a radical group in Trinidad, sources say. The planning for the plot was said to be going on for two...
  • Terror Plot "One Of The Most Chilling Imaginable"

    06/02/2007 11:59:08 AM PDT · by gpapa · 102 replies · 4,693+ views
    wnbc.com ^ | June 2, 2007 | Unattributed
    NEW YORK -- As first reported by NewsChannel4's Jonathan Dienst, three people were arrested and one other was being sought Saturday in connection to a plot to blow up jet-fuel lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. Four people have been charged. Three suspects are in custody: Russell Defreitas, Kareem Ibrihim and Abdul Kadir. Another suspect, Abdul Nur is still at large. Defreitas is to be arrainged Saturday in Brooklyn on terror conspiracy charges.
  • Kennedy Airport Terror Plot Thwarted

    06/02/2007 8:28:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 366 replies · 15,079+ views
    NEW YORK -- According to NewsChannel4's Jonathan Dienst, sources said federal investigators have made arrests in an alleged terror plot on Kennedy Airport. Law enforcement officials said the plot may involved a former airport worker. A press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. this afternoon.
  • JFK Airport Terror Suspect's Family Reacts ["He'd never hurt a flea."]

    06/02/2007 4:01:18 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 59 replies · 1,807+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 02, 2007 | Staff
    NEW YORK — One of the daughters of a man among four accused in a terror plot to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airport and surrounding areas told FOX News Saturday that her father was "falsely arrested." Abdul Kadir, a Muslim and former member of Parliament in Guyana, was arrested in Trinidad for attempting to secure money for "terrorist operations," according to a Guyanese police commander who spoke on condition of anonymity. Kadir's wife, Isha, said that her husband was nabbed while boarding a flight to Venezuela, where he planned to pick up a travel visa to attend an Islamic...
  • 3 arrested in JFK Airport terror plot (Four charged in plot to set off explosives at JFK)

    06/02/2007 9:53:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 2,448+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/2/07 | Adam Goldman - ap
    NEW YORK - Three people were arrested and one other was being sought Saturday in connection to a plan to set off explosives in a fuel line that feeds John F. Kennedy International Airport and runs through residential neighborhoods, officials close to the investigation said. The plot, which never got past the planning stages, did not involve airplanes or passenger terminals, according to the two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the arrests had not yet been announced. Details were to be given out at a 1 p.m. news conference. The pipeline takes fuel from a...
  • 4 Men Charged in Plot to Blow Up Kennedy Jet Fuel Tanks(More info)

    06/02/2007 2:08:23 PM PDT · by kellynla · 51 replies · 2,552+ views
    new york times ^ | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn charged today that a retired cargo worker at Kennedy International Airport plotted with a former member of the Guyanese Parliament and two other men to blow up terminal buildings, fuel tanks and the network of fuel pipelines that run beneath the airport complex. Three of the four men, including the former airport worker and the former Parliament member, were arrested today and Friday by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and police detectives, the authorities said. The fourth man was being sought, and officials said additional people may face charges. The airport worker, Russell Defreitas,...