Presbyterian Update: Terror Plot Broken Up

Oops, sorry, I meant “Man-Caused Disaster Averted”

The FBI and NYPD busted a four-man homegrown terror cell Wednesday night that was plotting to blow up two Bronx synagogues while simultaneously shooting a plane out of the sky, sources told the Daily News.
The idea was to create a “fireball that would make the country gasp,” one law enforcement said.
Little did they know the plastic explosives packed into their car bombs and the plane-downing Stinger missile in their backseat were all phony – supplied by undercover agents posing as Pakistani militants linked to Al Qaeda.

And why was this MCD plotted?

“They wanted to make a statement,” a law enforcement source said. “They were filled with rage and wanted to take it out on what they considered the source of all problems in America – the Jews.”
The group’s alleged ringleader, James Cromitie, according to the complaint, discussed targets with an undercover agent. “The best target [the World Trade Center] was hit already,” he allegedly told the agent. Later, he rejoiced in a terrorist attack on a synagogue.
“I hate those motherf—–s, those f—ing Jewish bastards. . . . I would like to get [destroy] a synagogue.”

A great note of thanks to the FBI and other law enforcement folks involved in averting this. Any other info on these Presbyterians?

Sources said the four men were arrested after a year-long investigation that began when an informant connected to a mosque in Newburgh said he knew men who wanted to buy explosives.
…The suspects – three U.S.-born citizens and one Haitian immigrant – at least three of whom were said to be jailhouse converts to Islam, were angry about the deaths of Muslims in Afghanistan, sources told The News.

You don’t say. Well, neither does CNN. To their credit MSNBC, ABC News and CBS all mention that seemingly relevant information.

10 Responses to “Presbyterian Update: Terror Plot Broken Up”

  1. PJ says:

    Fake or not, there miscreants hated the USA enough to want to plant bombs and down airplanes with missiles killing innocent people. Try them as terrorists and throw away the key. My kind of justice would be more harsh than they will probably get but. I’m glad they were caught.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    As am I, PJ. Kudos again to the authorities.

  3. John says:

    Can we please stop saying that the new administration makes us less safe. The total number of plots foiled by Obama in his 100+ days already equals the same number of plots we heard about the Bush admin foiling in his 8 years.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    John, who here said that?

  5. chris says:

    John, I would also point out that the investigation began 4 years ago. The current administration had nothing to do with it.

  6. nightfly says:

    John – foiled by Obama? Did he ride his magic unicorn into the Bronx and singelhandedly tie these guys up to the fire escape like Batman?

  7. Yojimbo says:

    I’ll plead ignorance on the issue. Just how many plots has Obama foiled in his first 100+ days? Did I oversleep or something?

  8. JeffS says:

    John, Dick Cheney does not post here. You might want to send him a message about this.
    And with all the Bush blaming the Obama Administration has been indulging in, a little credit is due to Dubya. As Chris noted, this investigation started years ago.

  9. JeffS says:

    Yojimbo, how about getting minimal Congressional support in closing Gitmo? Failing to persuade a single foreign country to accept the jihadists kept there? Or scaring the crap out of New Yorkers by buzzing them with Air Force One? Do those count?

  10. Oh, dear God, Diptera.
    And we all know the last unicorns were eaten by starving polar bears during the waning days of earth and the Bush administration.

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