Another round of giant waves racing through the streets of Manhattan, except these wouldn’t have been made out of ash. That was their fiendish plan. And it would have worked too, if not for those meddling FBI and, er, the fact that the Holland Tunnel is below ground level.
Operations are still ongoing but there’s a scoop to be had, baby. Head for the hills, jihadis!
Counterterrorism officials are alarmed by the “lone wolf” terror plot because they allegedly got a pledge of financial and tactical support from Jordanian associates of top terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi before he was killed in Iraq, a counterterrorism source told The News.
It’s not clear, however, if any cash or assistance was delivered.
The News has learned that at the request of U.S. officials, authorities in Beirut arrested one of the alleged conspirators, identified as Amir Andalousli, in recent months. Agents were scrambling yesterday to try to nab other suspects, sources said…
The Lebanese government had been expected to release a statement about Andalousli’s arrest but was asked by the U.S. to hold off while operations to disrupt the plot continued, sources said.
The paper doesn’t say if the feds asked them to hold the story but the FBI and NYPD both declined comment. Then again, how sensitive could it be if Schumer and Peter King are willing to comment on it?
Update: “I have never made but one prayer to God, and that a short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.'”