Skip to comments.FBI: 5 men arrested, wanted to blow up Ohio bridge
Posted on 05/01/2012 11:01:50 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Five men, at least three of them anarchists, plotted to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, but there was no danger to the public because the explosives were inoperable and were controlled by an undercover FBI employee, the agency said Tuesday in announcing the men's arrests.
The target of the plot was a bridge that carries a four-lane state highway over part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the Brecksville area, about 15 miles south of downtown Cleveland, the FBI said.
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I thought the War on Terror was over per Mubumble Odumbo or is the part of the Overseas Contingency Operation?
Those darn Amish cause so much trouble.
Not just 5 men...Occupy Wallstreeters!
anarchists- the ones usually protesting against capitalism and the GOP....the ones who pull the lever for far left politicians like obama, reid, pelosi....
This is getting a bit scary—someone is going to be successful sometime.
building to a Reichstag fire.....
Cleveland? How would we recognize the damage?
jeez, these RIGHT WING people are trying to ruin Zero's Presidency!! /s
—...but there was no danger to the public because the explosives were inoperable and were controlled by an undercover FBI employee...—
Yeah. They learned their lesson with Timothy McVeigh.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that none of these guys knew much about Civil Engineering...
—I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that none of these guys knew much about Civil Engineering...—
Maybe they practiced with Angry Birds.
Or is this some asinine reference to a city you neither live in nor have ever visited?
If they did, it would be an relatively easy structure to bring down. I won’t detail where the charges could be placed, but that type of bridge is vulnerable to even a couple of small charges.
And I’m just a retired EE, not a CivE.
Thankfully, most of OWS and the anarchists are liberal arts majors, and incompetent liberal arts majors at that.
Amateurs! Bill and Bernadine could always get the KABOOM! to go off.
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that none of these guys knew much about Civil Engineering..
first you look up stream for a Dam , ah ,watch the movie
It's Mubumble Odumbo's "enemy within" and he approves of this group
“were controlled by an undercover FBI employee...”
Don’t know about this case, but doesn’t it seem that an awful lot of crimes like this turn out to be FBI/BATF/Other agency operatives playing “entrap the stooge” (with each other)?
Based on the limited story, it’s a reasonable guess that the G-Men know the explosives are inoperable because they brought them to the table, something the other “conspirators” were incapable of doing. I read your McViegh comment as apt sarcasm at first, but sadly, it might be the literal truth.
Their latest thing seems to be not identifying themselves as Occupy Wall Street. The charmers who tore up the Astor Place Starbucks did the same. Meanwhile OWS marches around the streets. Clever, right? An attempt to blur our focus.
Clue: We hate generic terrorists too.
They now meet in the middle of a field so their cute little plans can’t be overheard. Gives the term “Sheep Meadow” a whole new meaning.
—I read your McViegh comment as apt sarcasm at first, but sadly, it might be the literal truth.—
IMO, it is why they found him so fast in such a large city. The odds are astronomical.
These must be OWSers because DUmmies are to lazy to get off their mom’s couch.
"You are the reason I ran for president!" Barack Obama to the Occupy Protestors last year
I would enjoy this story more had it been a real bomb, command-detonated by the FBI UC agent(s) as they drove away.