How about our FBI and New York’s finest?
In case you didn’t know, the two worked in tandem to foil a plot to blow up Jewish centers and military targets In New York.
Raids by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force in the Bronx captured the suspected ringleader and three followers in what is being called a homegrown terrorist plot.
According to reports, the men are Islamic and you guessed it, hate the United States and Israel.
FBI agents and police watched Wednesday night as the suspects planted what they thought were bombs outside two Jewish community centers in Riverdale, a Bronx, New York neighborhood. In one case, the suspects planted a bomb inside a parked car.
In reality, they were actually using fake explosives given to them in an earlier sting operation. The fake bombs were made by FBI technicians.
The four suspects were identified as James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen, of Newburgh in upstate New York, where authorities were conducting raids at their homes, sources said.
“Hatred of the West. The leader of the group, James Cromitie was concerned about deaths at the hands of the U.S. military in Afghanistan,” said Joseph Demarest, head of the New York FBI.
According to the criminal complaint, Cromitie bragged that it would be a “piece of cake” to bomb a Jewish Center in Riverdale, according to the complaint.
Have fun in prison dirt bag! That is, if he even gets there. Authorities said Cromitie had 27 past arrests.
How in the world is someone still walking the streets if they’ve been arrested 27 times?
Either Cromitie has the greatest lawyer in the world, or he’s a benefit of terrible prosecution. Regardless, I hope this one sticks and justice is done.
According to authorities, the four men would meet in a safe house in Newburgh, New York, which authorities said they had bugged with audio and video equipment.
The suspects said they wanted to get their hands on stinger missiles to shoot down planes at a nearby Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport, according to a criminal complaint unsealed late Wednesday. The suspects also received what they believed were two stinger missiles which they intended to use to shoot down military planes, the complaint said. They also bought cell phones to allegedly use in the plot.
Don’t you know these people are sitting in their cells scratching their heads. I hope it makes them wonder what went wrong forever ... until they are executed.
Oh! I forgot. We live in a peaceful time now where all life is precious and everyone deserves 27 chances. We shouldn’t speak ill of those poor little terrorists. It’s our own fault that brain-washed crazy people hate us.
Well, kudos to the FBI and NYPD for a job well done. At least these people are off the streets ... for now.
Copyright Christopher Blackburn 2009