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  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 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 Alibaba.com 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 MyFOXtampabay.com ^ | 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
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | 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...
  • Pilot reports mysterious drone near JFK airport in New York

    03/05/2013 6:36:42 AM PST · by Marv Dumon · 47 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 3/5/2013 | Marv Dumon
    On Monday, an Alitalia pilot reported seeing a mysterious black drone flying above New York near JFK International Airport, which is one of the busiest in the world. Minutes later, another unidentified pilot reported a similar sighting of a black unmanned aircraft. The incident was first reported by ABC News. Government officials are currently launching a multi-agency preliminary investigation which includes the Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI. The Joint Terror Task Force is also looking into the matter to see whether there are any travel or homeland security threats and risks.
  • 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
    TWITTER.com - 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 breakingnews.com
  • 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 · 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 MAGAZINE.com ^ | 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.ca - 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
    http://www.myfoxny.com ^ | 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.
  • SOURCES: MAN ADDED TO NO-FLY LIST IN AIR

    04/23/2010 12:14:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 278+ views
    LiveShots.Blogs.FOXNEWS.com ^ | 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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
    yahoo.com ^ | 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 · 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...
  • Fourth Suspect in Alleged Terror Plot Surrenders (in Trinidad)

    06/05/2007 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 1,995+ views
    WABC ^ | 6/5/2007 | n/a
    Trinidadian police tell The Associated Press that Abdel Nur, a Guyanese suspect in an alleged plot to attack New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, has surrendered. The news comes a day after surveillance video was released of one of the suspects in the terror plot targeting the airport, taken just minutes before his arrest. In the video, the accused mastermind of the terror plot is seen leaving a diner shortly before his arrest. Eyewitness News reporter Jeff Rossen takes a closer look. In the diner surveillance tape, obtained by Eyewitness News, you can see the alleged ring leader and a...
  • Woman dragged to death after Fort Lauderdale traffic collision (LEBANESE MAN CAUGHT FLEEING US)

    06/04/2007 7:13:07 PM PDT · by rxgalfl · 30 replies · 2,930+ views
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A man was being detained in New York for the death of a woman who was dragged for several miles under a minivan after trying to stop the driver from fleeing a collision, officials said Monday. Abdelaziz Bilal Hamze, 24, was detained on Delta flight 132 bound for Athens, Greece, Broward County Sheriff's spokesman Elliot Cohen said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained him while the plane was pulling away from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, Cohen said. Broward sheriff's deputies were en route to New York to interview Hamze,...
  • Google As Terror Tool?

    06/04/2007 6:39:07 PM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 278+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 4, 2007 | Unattributed
    JUNE 4--One of the plotters behind the alleged scheme to explode gas pipelines at John F. Kennedy airport directed his co-conspirators to use Google Earth to obtain detailed aerial photos of the targeted facility. In a federal criminal complaint, an excerpt from which you'll find below, one of the accused, Abdul Kadir, reportedly told cohorts to use the popular satellite software after he determined that surveillance video shot by the men was "not sufficiently detailed for operational purposes." Kadir, a Guyanese citizen and former member of that country's parliament, made the Google suggestion during a February meeting with an alleged...
  • Killing for Allah at JFK

    06/04/2007 5:44:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies · 997+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 4, 2007 | Robert Spencer
    In August 2006, Russell “Mohammed” Defreitas, a retired employee of New York’s JFK Airport, confided to an acquaintance his “vision” for a jihad terror attack that, he said, would make the attack on the World Trade Center seem small. The plot involved placing bombs in jet fuel lines in the airport, thereby destroying the airport and probably killing thousands. Besides the mayhem and economic devastation this plot would cause, Defreitas seemed to have been fond of it because of its symbolic value: “Anytime you hit Kennedy, it is the most hurtful thing to the United States,” he told his acquaintance,...
  • The Threat of "Homegrowns" ~~( Thoughts on the JFK Airport Bombing Plot)

    06/03/2007 7:52:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 705+ views
    The Counterterrorism Blog ^ | June 3, 2007 | Jonathan Winer
    The reported plot in New York to bomb Kennedy International Airport, like the terrorist attacks in London and Madrid, last year's terrorist plots in Toronto and Ottawa, and the plans of a group led by a Miami Haitian to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower, featured not foreigners specially imported by Al Qaeda, but homegrowns, members of foreign Diaspora groups now based locally and seeking to demonstrate their political attitudes through a spectacular attack. As FBI Director Mueller warned last year, however much we may manage to degrade the capabilities of Al Qaeda, we have not yet effectively dealt with 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
  • 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....
  • NORTHWEST FLIGHT 327 (Reinhard)

    06/03/2007 8:00:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies · 2,206+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 3, 2007 | David Reinhard
    Sunday, June 03, 2007 Here's what we know happened on Northwest Flight 327 back on June 29, 2004: Thirteen Middle Eastern men -- 12 from Syria, one a permanent U.S. resident from Lebanon -- had one-way tickets for the weekday nonstop from Detroit to Los Angeles. The men, a musical group and their U.S. promoter, took seats all over the plane. Takeoff was delayed when one man with a limp refused to move from an emergency row, pretending he did not understand English. In flight, one or two of the men walked the aisle, seeming to count passengers. One rushed...
  • 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 ["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...