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FBI: 5 men arrested, wanted to blow up Ohio bridge
Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2012 | THOMAS J. SHEERAN

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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1 posted on 05/01/2012 11:01:53 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 11:04:16 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not just 5 men...Occupy Wallstreeters!


3 posted on 05/01/2012 11:04:16 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

anarchists- the ones usually protesting against capitalism and the GOP....the ones who pull the lever for far left politicians like obama, reid, pelosi....


4 posted on 05/01/2012 11:08:05 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is getting a bit scary—someone is going to be successful sometime.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 11:08:37 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

building to a Reichstag fire.....


6 posted on 05/01/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cleveland? How would we recognize the damage?


7 posted on 05/01/2012 11:10:58 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s soldiers.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 11:13:39 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Five men, at least three of them anarchists, plotted to blow up a bridge near Cleveland

jeez, these RIGHT WING people are trying to ruin Zero's Presidency!! /s

9 posted on 05/01/2012 11:16:10 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

—...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.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 11:17:58 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In related news:
Occupy Cleveland cancels 'May Day' rally
11 posted on 05/01/2012 11:18:52 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Bridge:

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that none of these guys knew much about Civil Engineering...

12 posted on 05/01/2012 11:24:26 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Haiku Guy

—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.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 11:26:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ArmstedFragg
Generally the explosion if a four lane bridge over a national park that carries tens of thousands of vehicles per day would be noticed.

Or is this some asinine reference to a city you neither live in nor have ever visited?

14 posted on 05/01/2012 11:26:57 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Haiku Guy

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.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 11:39:26 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: Nifster
building to a Reichstag fire.....

Good point.

16 posted on 05/01/2012 11:43:06 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Amateurs! Bill and Bernadine could always get the KABOOM! to go off.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 11:43:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Haiku Guy

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


18 posted on 05/01/2012 11:45:07 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Wurlitzer
I thought the War on Terror was over per Mubumble Odumbo or is the part of the Overseas Contingency Operation?

It's Mubumble Odumbo's "enemy within" and he approves of this group

19 posted on 05/01/2012 11:50:25 AM PDT by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)
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To: cuban leaf

“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.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 11:51:39 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 11:57:44 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Chewbarkah

—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.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 12:32:08 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These must be OWSers because DUmmies are to lazy to get off their mom’s couch.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 12:41:00 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: MNDude
"Not just 5 men...Occupy Wallstreeters!"

"You are the reason I ran for president!" Barack Obama to the Occupy Protestors last year

24 posted on 05/01/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus (I won't vote for Romney, period. Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still voting for evil.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would enjoy this story more had it been a real bomb, command-detonated by the FBI UC agent(s) as they drove away.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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