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11-21-11, 12:12 AM #1
After 2+ years of surveillance, "lone wolf" terror suspect arrested for plotting to bomb military personnel, postal facilities, and policeAuthorities have arrested a man they claim was plotting to detonate pipe bombs in and around New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday night.
The intended targets of Jose Pimentel, 27, were U.S. military personnel who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as U.S. postal facilities and police in New York and Bayonne, New Jersey, according to Bloomberg and New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.Pimentel bought ingredients for the three bombs that he was working to make at Home Depot and other stores, mindful to shop around so as not to "raise red flags," according to the commissioner.
He allegedly planned to test an explosive device in a mailbox before using it against other targets. His aim, the police commissioner said, was to show there were "mujahedeen" -- or Islamic militants -- in the city ready to wage "jihad."
He was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in an apartment in Washington Heights, a neighborhood in northern Manhattan, after he began to drill holes in the would-be pipe bomb, Kelly said. While authorities had monitored him for over two years, they decided to move quickly for fear that device may explode, according to the commissioner.
"Pimentel's behavior morphed from simply talking about such acts to actions -- namely, bomb making," said Kelly.
The suspect allegedly learned how to make a pipe bomb after reading an article entitled "How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom" in Inspire, the al Qaeda terrorist network's English-language online propaganda, recruiting and training magazine. The issue that came out just before al-Awlaki's death, for instance, emphasized that al Qaeda supporters in the West should take matters into their own hands and launch attacks themselves.
"He was a reader of al Qaeda's slick online magazine Inspire -- and inspire him it did," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. "His stated desire to attack our servicemen and women ... could have come from an al Qaeda playbook."
11-21-11, 08:49 PM #2
The media is also reporting that the FBI allegedly declined to investigate/arrest this guy because they thought he was emotionally disturbed and they didn't think he had the capability to do anything. Should be interesting to see how this one plays out...
11-21-11, 11:40 PM #3
The Justice Department will open a civil rights violation investigation. FBIes don't like to be showed up. He'll be acquitted , given some AK- 47s and deported. His transportation will then be paid and he will be given immunity for any future crimes to come back in the country to testify against the arresting officers.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
11-22-11, 01:55 AM #4
couldn't the argument be made that anyone who would want to blow up another human being be "emotionally disturbed"???
especially when that human being is someone who protects your rights to say stupid things, and feel like a moron?
that's just stupid if that's the case...
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