Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Reading about a federal indictment of several Muslim men accused of plotting to bomb a synagogue in the Bronx I couldn't help but be reminded of terror plots past: the plot to bomb the Sears Tower; the plot to
attack Fort Dix; the plot to destroy the 34th Street subway station in Manhattan.
What do these indictments have in common? Well, they all involve defendants who allegedly chose huge targets that would take a very skilled and organized terrorist to take down. Yet in each and every case the defendants in question were far from organized and, more disturbingly, did not remotely have the means to pull the plots in question off. Perhaps worst of all, in most cases the defendants did not even initiate the terror plots--the plots were hatched by informants. [More...]
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