FBI: Active terror cell aimed at “real deal” NYC attack

posted at 1:36 pm on September 21, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Two new reports from ABC and the Washington Post underscore the “real deal” nature of the al-Qaeda terror cell uncovered this month in a flurry of arrests and search warrants.  Sources within the investigation now claim that Najibullah Zazi left his fingerprints all over evidence that points to a terrorist attack, which may account for his reported flirtation with a plea bargain.  Others tell ABC that they haven’t yet identified all the plotters:

Investigators said they found notes describing how to make bombs in the handwriting of an airport shuttle driver arrested as part of a terrorism investigation, and they also discovered his fingerprints on materials — batteries and a scale — that could be used to make explosives.

The emerging details show that Najibullah Zazi, who has admitted receiving weapons training from al-Qaeda, played a direct role in an alleged terror plot, authorities said in court documents released Sunday. …

The FBI said it found images of nine pages of handwritten notes on a laptop containing formulas and instructions for making a bomb, detonators and a fuse.

Zazi told the FBI that he must h ave unintentionally downloaded the notes as part of a religious book he downloaded in August. Zazi said he “immediately deleted the religious book within days of downloading it after realizing that its contents discussed jihad.” However, an arrest affidavit says the handwriting on the notes appeared to be Zazi’s. The affidavit doesn’t mention that they were part of a book, but that they were e-mailed as an attachment between accounts believed owned by Zazi in December, including an account that originated in Pakistan.

“It appeared to be consistent with the handwriting as it appeared in the document,” an FBI agent wrote of comparisons of Zazi’s handwriting with the notes.

In addition, agents found Zazi’s fingerprints on a scale and double-A batteries seized during a raid at a home in the New York City borough of Queens on Sept. 14.

Zazi’s legal team denies that it discussed a plea bargain last week, but they may not have a lot of choice.  If the FBI sources are correct about this evidence, it will be very difficult for Zazi to argue to a jury of New Yorkers that plans for bombs from his e-mail as well as equipment for making them just wound up with his fingerprints by mistake.  Zazi isn’t OJ Simpson, and this won’t be a Los Angeles celebrity trial.

ABC offers this less optimistic update:

After overnight arrests this weekend in the alleged New York terror plot, FBI agents believe an active terror cell directed by al Qaeda was preparing an attack on New York City, and authorities say they have yet to identify everyone involved.

Officials say they do not have specifics on the potential targets of the alleged plot, and with so much still unknown, security in New York has been heightened.

A familiar face has joined the defense team for one of the arrested suspects:

Also arrested this weekend was Ahmed Afzali, who was apprehended in his Queens, NY home and charged with making false statements to federal agents. He is alleged to have falsely told authorities that he didn’t tell the Zazis he had been asked by officials about them.

Afzali’s attorney Ron Kuby told ABC News that his client, a respected imam at a Queens, NY mosque who had worked as a source for law enforcement in the past, was doing what authorities asked him to do.

“It was the government that went to him and said we need to know the whereabouts of Najibullah Zazi,” Kuby said. He said that Afzali then reached out to others to find Zazi, located and spoke to him, and then “duly reported this to the FBI.”

“Now the FBI claims he didn’t report everything, or he stated some details of the conversation wrong, so they arrest him,” Kuby said. ” So this is his reward for being a good member of the community.”

Kuby was a protege of William Kunstler, who made his reputation by defending radicals in the 1960s and 1970s.  It doesn’t surprise me to see Kuby on the defense in this case.  At the very least, the defendants will not be able to claim that they didn’t get adequate representation.


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Didn’t the Cairo Speech fix all this anti-American sentiment among the Muslims?

portlandon on September 21, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Give him a cookie and he’ll spill the beans.

Daggett on September 21, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Zazi told the FBI that he must h ave unintentionally downloaded the notes as part of a religious book he downloaded in August.

The scary thing is that this doesn’t surprise anyone.

MarkTheGreat on September 21, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Zazi told the FBI that he must h ave [sic] unintentionally downloaded the notes as part of a religious book he downloaded in August.

What kind of religious book has instructions for the manufacture of explosive devices? Not a book on a peaceful religion, that much is certain.

hicsuget on September 21, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Allah time to move out of NYC and areas.

How about picking a “peaceful area” as it seems to be following you.

upinak on September 21, 2009 at 1:40 PM

And that Carter dipsh!t wants to attack Israel? *smacks him silly*

Orange Doorhinge on September 21, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Others tell ABC that they haven’t yet identified all the plotters:

Water meet board.

the_nile on September 21, 2009 at 1:42 PM

If they do not know the plot and do not have all the participants, is there not still danger?

ORconservative on September 21, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Water meet board.

the_nile on September 21, 2009 at 1:42 PM

If you were to take a poll of New Yorkers right now, I bet there would be a majority of those who would support some waterboarding.

The anti-water boarding crowd loses alot of support when their area becomes the target.

portlandon on September 21, 2009 at 1:44 PM

I blame Bush for this guy getting caught.

Vashta.Nerada on September 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Water meet board.

the_nile on September 21, 2009 at 1:42 PM

2009 version… Comfy meet Chair.

mankai on September 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Comfy chair time.

a capella on September 21, 2009 at 1:46 PM

hmmmmm…..hmmmmmmm

something is rotten in Denmark

i smell something in the timing of all this

i am hoping the FBI wouldn’t play politics

LMFAO

JJKRN on September 21, 2009 at 1:46 PM

mankai on September 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Heh. Sorry, I’m a slow typer.

a capella on September 21, 2009 at 1:47 PM

ORconservative on September 21, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Good point!

truetexan on September 21, 2009 at 1:48 PM

I blame Bush for this guy getting caught.

Vashta.Nerada on September 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Heh.
A reason why we haven’t been attacked since 9/11 at home.
*Falls on deaf ears*

Badger40 on September 21, 2009 at 1:49 PM

You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney.

bigjack on September 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Look out FBI, holder is going to be looking and going after you.
L

letget on September 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM

im a new yorker. new yorkers deserve what they get (especialy after 9/11) if they continue voting inept liberal hacks into power. food stamps & welfare mean more to nyc’ers than safety & survival. sorry to say… nadler, rangel, schumer, hillary, paterson!!!?? r u serious?

moonbatkiller on September 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM

I think these are just some misguided young men, who, after some nifty pro bono work from their local ACLU, should be ROR by suppertime!

Perhaps they could take the subway home…

Khun Joe on September 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM

it will be very difficult for Zazi to argue to a jury of New Yorkers

Grounds for a change of venue.

- The Cat

MirCat on September 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM

But, but… why do they still hate us? I know I was told many times that it was because of Bush, but he’s gone, so… ?

/sarc off

Midas on September 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM

if you think there was only one active cell in nyc you are naive.

i feel certain that between now and yom kippur alQ will try something big.

btw, i live in manhattan.

reliapundit on September 21, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Hmm, handwritten notes on the formula/manufacture of TATP (triacetone triperoxide) which is the same stuff the British bombers were going to use. This stuff is the reason you can’t bring more than one ounce of liquids onto a plane. That sounds pretty incriminating AND ominous. Yet, fingerprints on AA batteries….this seems a stretch, or there about 150 million terrorists in the US right now lol.

GnuBreed on September 21, 2009 at 1:53 PM

If someone was like a left winger might they wonder “false flag”?

katiejane on September 21, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Yet, fingerprints on AA batteries….this seems a stretch, or there about 150 million terrorists in the US right now lol.

GnuBreed on September 21, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Agreed, by itself that’s a stretch (as is the scale – I have AA batteries *and* scales in the bathroom (weight), the kitchen (for food), etc).

Taken with everything else though? Enough to worry the experts I guess?

Midas on September 21, 2009 at 1:55 PM

I can’t imagine the aftermath of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil with Obambi in charge.

flyfisher on September 21, 2009 at 1:56 PM

The scary thing is that this doesn’t surprise anyone.

MarkTheGreat on September 21, 2009 at 1:39 PM

No, what is scary is Dennis Kucinich on television yesterday essentially saying that the FBI was intentionally leaking this non-terrorist event out since the Patriot Act was about to expire and they wanted to scare people.

The interesting thing about that was that suddenly this troll from Ohio was claiming a rogue FBI whereas a year ago it would have been a rogue White House.

highhopes on September 21, 2009 at 1:56 PM

I’m interested in knowing the method of attack.

I assumed they’d go larger scale next time, multiple cities.

I’m not comforted…seems like something is missing.

Diane on September 21, 2009 at 1:58 PM

I can’t imagine the aftermath of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil with Obambi in charge.

flyfisher on September 21, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Which was why McCain was the far better choice in this last election.
Sadly, many are only realizing that just now.

Badger40 on September 21, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Were any of the suspects related to ACORN?

txag92 on September 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

I looked up this story via Google and the top hit was the CNN version which said this:

All are originally from Afghanistan. Mohammed Wali Zazi is a naturalized U.S. citizen, while Afzali and Najibullah Zazi are permanent legal residents. If convicted, each faces eight years in prison.

Let me get this straight… in eight years these guys are back out to try try again to become mass murderers on the largest scale they can muster?

Danzo on September 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

But, but… why do they still hate us? I know I was told many times that it was because of Bush, but he’s gone, so… ?

/sarc off

Midas on September 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM

It’s all because we don’t have universal health care.

I’m sure that’ll be the next line used by the Left.

rbj on September 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

We need to amend the Eighth Amendment which forbids cruel and unusual punishment to also forbid cruel and unusual religions.

BowHuntingTexas on September 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

That guy looks like such a baby hughie. Look at that sissy bottom lip.

bloggless on September 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Something is missing, and I find the terribly disconcerting.

ORconservative on September 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

ABC news just reported that the CO guy sent a text saying “the wedding cake is ready” apparently meaning the plot was ready to roll.

ORconservative on September 21, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Since Holder was given the nod from Obama to investigate the CIA and it’s tactics do you think that this guy will give any information, not likely and not likely anyone will want to ask for any either since they may be mistreating him. We are at risk and have been stripped of our defense and intelligence gathering. They are also afraid to have their pictures posted to the terrorists by groups that are helping them such as the ACLU.

workingforpigs on September 21, 2009 at 2:02 PM

What kind of religious book has instructions for the manufacture of explosive devices?
hicsuget on September 21, 2009 at 1:40 PM

The Boomer Bible?

LincolntheHun on September 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM

They should turn him loose with pelosi’s address.

workingforpigs on September 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM

I can’t imagine the aftermath of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil with Obambi in charge.

flyfisher on September 21, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Can’t you?

1. Multiple apologies that we offended the nation/group/religion that attacked us.

2. Massive infusion of reconstruction money to ACORN

3. Vows to bring the criminals to justice in American courts.

4. Foreign aid to the nation/group/religion as a goodwill gesture that we are not offended that they killed thousands of Americans.

highhopes on September 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Ahmed Afzali was reportedly working as an NYPD snitch and has apparently found out how the NYPD operates. He is the one who supposedly warned Zazi he was being surveiled.

fourdeucer on September 21, 2009 at 2:04 PM

Why are they still trying to kill us? Don’t they know that Obama is president? Clearly the problem is education.

Obama needs to be on T.V. more so everyone has a chance to hear him. Maybe he should go on Aljazera and preemptivly break ties with Israel as an act of good faith.

- The Cat

P.S. I think I just made myself sick.

MirCat on September 21, 2009 at 2:05 PM

One of the items they looked into was past visit(s) to Pakistan. When are we going to learn what all our President did on his visit to Pakistan?

Oleta on September 21, 2009 at 2:07 PM

ABC news just reported that the CO guy sent a text saying “the wedding cake is ready” apparently meaning the plot was ready to roll.

ORconservative on September 21, 2009 at 2:02 PM

According to recent conversations with their pro bono ACLU attorney, these lads were just going to the bakery to pick up some wedding cake for some pending nuptuals… Possibly in the New York area… And were willing to transport this wedding cake 2000 miles at their own expense…

How noble!!

There… Makes sense now…

Khun Joe on September 21, 2009 at 2:08 PM

In the movie Zazi will be a Southern Baptist White Supremacist played by Gary Busey.

I can’t wait.

29Victor on September 21, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Shame you can’t tie this to ACORN and the ACLU at the same time, this country would be safer then…

workingforpigs on September 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Which was why McCain was the far better choice in this last election.
Sadly, many are only realizing that just now.

Badger40 on September 21, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Which is why there is this….

http://www.IamsorryIvotedforObama.com

Reading the comments cracks me up!

upinak on September 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Kuby is also an Air America radio host.

JammieWearingFool on September 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Ahmed Afzali was reportedly working as an NYPD snitch and has apparently found out how the NYPD operates. He is the one who supposedly warned Zazi he was being surveiled.

fourdeucer on September 21, 2009 at 2:04 PM

Police surveillance?!

We’ll have none of that in my USA!

These charges will be dismissed by suppertime…
/s/ Pro Bono ACLU attorney

Khun Joe on September 21, 2009 at 2:10 PM

ABC news just reported that the CO guy sent a text saying “the wedding cake is ready” apparently meaning the plot was ready to roll.

ORconservative on September 21, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Seriously, what’s their whole deal about cake? I remember reading a NY Post article a year after 9/11 saying that Atta and Co. referred to the date as a “cake with two upside down candles”.

Cake?

LibTired on September 21, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Zazi told the FBI that he must h ave unintentionally downloaded the notes as part of a religious book he downloaded in August.
The scary thing is that this doesn’t surprise anyone.

MarkTheGreat on September 21, 2009 at 1:39 PM

No the scary thing is this lunatic not even seeing the irony in his asserting “bomb-making materials” were part of a religous book that is supposedly a religion of peace!

How long do we have to endure this PC crap that is totally contrary to all the evidence?

Archimedes on September 21, 2009 at 2:13 PM

highhopes on September 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Do you think the American people are so far gone that they would accept anything less than a robust and vigorous response?

flyfisher on September 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

I got to give Kuby some props here. He’s one of the few reasonable lefties and he has a real sense of humor and self deprecation. In a statement he made on channel 5 last night he did not place any blame on either the Feds or NYPD. He said they acted quickly and that in these times if you wait to be sure something really really terrible happens. But that when you act quickly you sometimes get it wrong. I don’t know the right or wrong, but Kuby’s statements here are quite acceptable and reasonable.

xkaydet65 on September 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Merely a few disenfranchised/disgruntled yoots.

thebookkeeper on September 21, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Which is why there is this….

http://www.IamsorryIvotedforObama.com

Reading the comments cracks me up!

upinak on September 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Hi upinak, I wish I could find the humor in all of this, these peoples misgivings may now be too little, too late.

Just a little note, I’ve been conferring with a friend over in far northern Cal, and in response to the increasingly worrisome events, may be heading your way soon.

Myself, prolly to where I am familiar with, outlying ares on Revillagigedo.

Archimedes on September 21, 2009 at 2:18 PM

All very comforting with the UN General Assembly in town today…coincidence?

AmericanUnderground on September 21, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Do you think the American people are so far gone that they would accept anything less than a robust and vigorous response?

“What the American people expect” and “what Obama would do” are potentially two completely different things.

tsj017 on September 21, 2009 at 2:22 PM

highhopes on September 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM
Do you think the American people are so far gone that they would accept anything less than a robust and vigorous response?

flyfisher on September 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

The “peoples” ability to respond is irrelevent to this admin. With it’s pursuit of multiple policies that are contrary to American sentiment, let alone constitution, does anyone really think they care what we think.

Wake up!

Archimedes on September 21, 2009 at 2:23 PM

This guy is primed for an appointment to a ‘czar’ position in the Obama administration.

krl on September 21, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Thank goodness this was intercepted. Many people in the USA think that America needs a wake up call in order to remember all about security and winning wars against Jihadists.

Terrorism is trauma – I hope that a major plot foiled wakes people up a bit.

saus on September 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM

I can’t imagine the aftermath of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil with Obambi in charge.

flyfisher on September 21, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Which was why McCain was the far better choice in this last election.

Sadly, many are only realizing that just now.

Badger40 on September 21, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Especially those Republicans who didn’t vote at all because they hated McCain.

Del Dolemonte on September 21, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Do you think the American people are so far gone that they would accept anything less than a robust and vigorous response?

flyfisher on September 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Yes. After all, they voted for the guy without a resume.

Del Dolemonte on September 21, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Do you think the American people are so far gone that they would accept anything less than a robust and vigorous response?

flyfisher on September 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Two words: “I Won.” The filthy liar in the White House seems deaf when it comes to what the public wants. So no, I don’t think that the American people are so far gone that they would accept Obamappeasment. It just isn’t a relevant fact when you have a dictator in charge of the country.

highhopes on September 21, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Terrorism is trauma – I hope that a major plot foiled wakes people up a bit.

saus on September 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM
The ones who need the wake up call won’t wake up until there is a successful hit on our soil. It is sad but true most people just don’t want to be engaged or informed.

fourdeucer on September 21, 2009 at 2:36 PM

FBI agents believe an active terror cell directed by al Qaeda was preparing an attack on New York City, and authorities say they have yet to identify everyone involved.

Cagey work by the FBI/CIA/Obama Administration. Leave open the likelihood that there are others so they can justify their inevitable use of waterboarding or other enhanced interrogation techniques against Zazi under the “ticking time bomb” rationalization of torture.

That’s what I would have done, too. Bleed him for all you can get, then give him the firing squad — after a glossy show trial to make the other lefties happy.

See Kos; anyone can play your stupid little games.

Jaibones on September 21, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Especially those Republicans who didn’t vote at all because they hated McCain.

Del Dolemonte on September 21, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Ironic to me, anyway. I voted Republican for the first time, and then Republicans stayed home. *arghhh*

AnninCA on September 21, 2009 at 2:38 PM

Can they send these guys to Gitmo after the trial? I don’t want them here.

Oil Can on September 21, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Headline: Obama justice system calls for prosecution of the FBI for stopping this attack!

petunia on September 21, 2009 at 2:47 PM

I’ve been among those who believe history will vindicate Bush and Cheney’s war on terror efforts. I pray that vindication doesn’t come anytime soon.

flyfisher on September 21, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Scary

the feds are behind and cannot catch up

blatantblue on September 21, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Something is missing, and I find the terribly disconcerting.

ORconservative on September 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

I haven’t heard anyone comment on the fact that during the Bush Admin., they commented pretty vaguely that they were uncovering terror plots on a fairly regular basis. In fact, the MSM used to berate Cheney for such comments all the time. But, we never, ever got the details. And, for good reason. But this gob’ment is so naive they spill an awful lot of beans (details) in order to basically crow about how Bambi is catchin’ da bad guys.
When it comes to these matters, the less said the better. I’m not sure this is that much out of the ordinary (VERY scary fact in and of itself).
I may very well be wrong, in fact I hope I am that this is in fact NOT the first time since 9/11 that they have uncovered a plot of this scale…it’s just the first time we’ve heard details.

Chewy the Lab on September 21, 2009 at 3:03 PM

I’m on a crowded bus in Manhattan as I type this and to be very honest with you all I’m more than a little nervous. Put it this way, I have a lot of racial profiling going on right now.

– looks right
– looks left

Sharke on September 21, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Sharke on September 21, 2009 at 3:07 PM

keep those eyes peeled

ill be up in NYC soon and i am going to have my head on a flipping swivel

blatantblue on September 21, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Well I’m off the bus…and in da hood. Out of the frying pan….better put my Blackberry away.

Sharke on September 21, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Thank goodness this was intercepted. Many people in the USA think that America needs a wake up call in order to remember all about security and winning wars against Jihadists.

Terrorism is trauma – I hope that a major plot foiled wakes people up a bit.

saus on September 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Unfortunately, that wake up call my be b ein more ways than one, can anyone think of a greater justification for implenting the inumerable draconian measures put in place by bush by executive orders? Obama has not counter-manded any of these, just as he also embraced warrantless wire-taps after saying he would filibuster them.

A terrorist attack and/or threat there of is prooly the ideal scenario to implement thew trappings of a police-state, i.e. a state-of-emergency.

I was greatly concerned when Bush was signing all these executive orders, not because I thought Bush had totalitarian designs, but because once in place are ripe fo abuse by all that follow his tenure.

Can anyone deny with a straight face, that despite all statements to the contrary, Obama seems to relish all opportunities to expand the scope of government? Is not that an expansion of control? Does he exhibit any narcissistic tendencies common to authoritarians? Has he shown any reluctance to over-reaching his proscribed constitutional powers? Do you have any confidence that he sees any limitation of his own wisdom that he knows best, despite any misgivings by the public otherwise? Should he in the heat of the moment go to far in reaction to events, appointed anyone less radical than he that might restrain his reaction? Has he shown any prediliction to consolidation of power, to the detriment of our system of checks and balances?

These are scary questions, worse, I bet your answers to those questions are scrarier.

The resultant consequences of a terrorist attack in this enviroment, is almost more fearsome than the attack’s actual effects.

Archimedes on September 21, 2009 at 3:19 PM

What was it those moron left wingers would say to this?

Oh, yeah- “Bush is just trying to frighten us again.”

drjohn on September 21, 2009 at 3:21 PM

You do realize they are all not in custody and they only have the main man and the rat. The rest are still out there and I’m betting ready, willing and able to pull it off. Keep your eyes wide open.

shoregulls on September 21, 2009 at 3:23 PM

The true ticking time bomb scenario

do what it takes

blatantblue on September 21, 2009 at 3:24 PM

I scrolled right thru all the comments so didnt see if this was brought up before, but where is Bill Maher and Michael Moore and DKos and Frank Rich and Paul Krugman and John Kerry and Howard Dean and Olby on this questioning the timing??

Obviously Obama’s poll numbers are sinking like a rock, so its now time to fake a terror attack to draw the attention of the sheeple away from the war crimes of the White House, right???

If the evil ChimpHitler was still in office, this is all we would be hearing today, not just from the nutroots but from network TV news and national daily newspapers, who would have no trouble finding someone at a “non-partisan thinktank” to be quoted as openly questioning the timing of this.

Mike D. on September 21, 2009 at 3:28 PM

With each passing day, and every more incredible action by this administration, both in foreign and domestic policy, I begin to fear Obama more than Bin Laden.

How the hell have we come too such circumstance?

Why the hell are the Republicans so timid in response to such gross abuses of power like Gov’t takeover of whole industries, the theft of property(Chyrs. shareholders), letting whole regions lie fallow (CA), betrayal of allies right and left, the list of greivences could go on & on.

The 9/12 march was impressive, but in light of events taking place and the implications they portend, why are people not more cognizant of where we are heading and not screaming bloody murder?

I am at a loss, I just do not understand the complacent mind-set of those all around me.

I need to get out of Chicago, yesterday!

Archimedes on September 21, 2009 at 3:35 PM

shackle these suspects and send them to congress for questioning. wonder how much info they will get. But, they may kill themselves after having to be subjected to the stupidity that surrounds them.

workingforpigs on September 21, 2009 at 4:09 PM

No more Afghan “refugees”.

Unless they are apostates being chased by jihadis and/or the Afghan government’s Sharia Law loons.

Let them stay home~ in the country we liberated from theocratic crazies~ and fight for their own future there.

The risk of importing Islamic terrorists is not worth taking.

profitsbeard on September 21, 2009 at 6:12 PM

***
The Madrid train bombings are a good “blueprint” for future terrorist attacks on the U.S.A. Any big city with a busy train or subway system is vulnerable to a few locos with cell phones, explosives, and backpacks.
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I thought the D.C. sniper attacks were another good “blueprint” for future attacks. Simple, low cost, effective.
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However–no problem here. Just read them their Miranda rights and get them a lot of free lawyers to help them out. Don’t even think of sitting them on a vise and tightening it up on their private parts to get their immediate participation in preventing the attacks.
***
It’s all the fault of the EVIL BOOOSH AND CHENEY.
***
John Bibb
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rocketman on September 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Send them all to Bermuda!

Little Boomer on September 21, 2009 at 10:07 PM

I think the terrorists are going to make their biggest impression on the surrounding communities that take in prisoners from GITMO. Elementary schools, shopping centers, churches. All in the name of Allah and to obtain the release of their bucko buddies held behind bars. So why is Obama so anxious to close the one place the terrorists can’t get to?

kens on September 22, 2009 at 9:50 AM