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Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say
nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com

Posted on 10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT by Nachum

Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said.

The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt the presidential election, saying "You know what, this election might even stop," according to the criminal complaint against him.

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full title: Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say
1 posted on 10/17/2012 7:04:37 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Sounds like another Murrah, only this time the Feds didn't supply a real bomb.
2 posted on 10/17/2012 7:06:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Nachum

He was a protester not a terrorist.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 7:06:40 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Nachum
He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt the presidential election, saying "You know what, this election might even stop," according to the criminal complaint against him.

Gee, who would benefit from stopping the election?

4 posted on 10/17/2012 7:09:56 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Nachum

***21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis,***

Those crazy Amish...


5 posted on 10/17/2012 7:10:33 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: tractorman

Has he been in contact with Ron Paul?


7 posted on 10/17/2012 7:14:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Nachum
Prosecutors say Nafis met the agent Wednesday morning and put the bomb inside a van before driving to the Fed building, assembling the detonator while he drove.

I guess he really intended to be a suicide bomber.

Assembling a detonator in a moving vehicle is stupid but assembling a detonator while driving a moving vehicle is stupid to the point of a death wish.

Fortunately for this would be terrorist he was supplied in operable parts for his detonator. If they were real the probably would have blown up in his lap.

8 posted on 10/17/2012 7:20:13 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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Dang, that beast has more chins than the Hong Kong phone book.


9 posted on 10/17/2012 7:21:20 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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"During a recorded meeting in Central Park with the agent, Nafis said his goal was Muslim global domination

“I don’t want something that’s like small. I just want something big,” he said. “Something very big. Very very very very big, that will shake the whole country, that will make America, not one step ahead, change of policy, and make one step ahead, for the Muslims ... that will make us one step closer to run the whole world.”".

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/terrorist_wannbe_attempts_to_blow_nLpU0NvebBebzQhjPNv8CM

10 posted on 10/17/2012 7:22:52 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: irishtenor; muawiyah
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis

Does this mean he is sort of, but not really, Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis?

11 posted on 10/17/2012 7:25:24 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Nachum

The FBI must be really scouring the internet to find these guys. Without the FBI’s help, does anyone really think this clown could have even found a hardware store, let alone build a bomb. This case sounds like a little too much like image building by the FBI.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 7:26:48 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Nachum

That damned UTube video again.. When will it ever stop? :)


13 posted on 10/17/2012 7:30:56 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

The guy likely can’t program a VCR, no way could he build a bomb. The gov’t is offering bombs for sale on the internet for the loonies gullible enough to think that is where to get them.

No sting, closer to entrapment.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 7:34:14 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Nachum
These izzies have earned a black belt in 'gullible'...

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izzie cartoon

15 posted on 10/17/2012 7:36:30 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Nachum
This is sooooo easy.

No more visas, student or otherwise, from Bangeledesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya and anybody else I may have left out.

16 posted on 10/17/2012 7:38:17 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Nachum

Hmm...1000 pound bomb, or qualitative easing....hard to tell which one does more damage.....


17 posted on 10/17/2012 8:00:17 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: aposiopetic

Quazi, ain’t it?


18 posted on 10/17/2012 8:02:43 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Nachum
Another Muslim pacifist loses his virginity.

Islam is a disease.

19 posted on 10/17/2012 8:03:41 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Nachum

“Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis” ?

It will be interesting to see how the Obama Media figure out a way to connect this Gomer to the Tea Party.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 8:04:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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