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Massachusetts Man Arrested in Plot to Bomb Pentagon, Capitol

Posted on Sep 28, 2011
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A Massachusetts man was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday on suspicion of planning an attack on the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with remote-controlled airplanes loaded with explosives.

Rezwan Ferdaus, a Northeastern University graduate with a degree in physics, believed he had been working with al-Qaida representatives when he had been working with and closely monitored by undercover FBI agents for at least a year.

The Justice Department also accused Ferdaus of attempting to provide resources to al-Qaida for attacks on American soldiers overseas. —BF

Dow Jones via the Morning Star:

Federal authorities said the public was never in danger because undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were monitoring Mr. Ferdaus as the investigation evolved. In early 2010, FBI agents posing as members of or recruiters for al Qaeda received phones from Mr. Ferdaus that he had modified to trigger improvised explosive devices, according to the government.

Mr. Ferdaus believed the devices would be used to kill American soldiers overseas, the Justice Department said. During a June 2011 meeting, he appeared gratified when he was told his first phone detonation device had killed three U.S. soldiers and injured four or five others in Iraq, the Justice Department said. Mr. Ferdaus responded, “That was exactly what I wanted,” according to government documents.

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By drbhelthi, September 30, 2011 at 2:51 am Link to this comment

I´m for some things of the good ole days.
When FBI assets carried out their charter (mostly).
When the owners of the Federal Reserve did not make all important decisions.

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By tom nenni, September 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm Link to this comment

I agree with most of the comments. Is this the best the government can come up with? To justify the massive cost of our defense and security system, the most expensive in the history of the world,the government has stooped to the lowest of low. The agents wined and dined this poor kid, provided him with everything he needed to be a bad guy, then jumped out of the jungle expecting to be hailed as heroes for exposing this terrorist wannabe.I am almost glad that the the country is bankrupt so some of these agents will have to get legitimate jobs and no longer feed off the socialist government that they despise,hope- fully before another false flag attack on our country and people.

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By radson, September 29, 2011 at 6:21 pm Link to this comment

Imagine Al Jazeera had a photo of a Sabre jet ,well Arabs can’t build jets not even mock-ups, hell they can’t even build a Lada if they tried .More Bullshit for the masses to ingest ,have the new Handlers forgot what a Val ,Kate or a Zeke look like ,if your not sure ask Tom Clancy a real propagator of stupidity.

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By PatrickHenry, September 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm Link to this comment

Booga, Booga, Massachusetts man under your bed.

These terrorists are getting lame, they’re hardly a hair on a good ole American serial killers ass.

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By race_to_the_bottom, September 29, 2011 at 7:35 am Link to this comment

Yet ANOTHER fake bomb plot concocted by the FBI. (Sigh!)

Q. Why is there never a bomber who does NOT have an FBI handler?

A. Because there are none, unless you count right wing white terrorists, and they don’t count.
Q. If there are so many radical Muslims/Arabs ready for “jihad”, why don’t a bunch of them simply buy up any number of AK-47s which are easily available and storm just about any target they want and create incredible carnage, no bomb necessary?

A. Because there are no such radicals.

Why can’t the US people stop being so damn stupid an develop an understanding of how things work in the real world and not the world of fantasy that comes into their living rooms through their cable TV?

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By FRTothus, September 29, 2011 at 5:32 am Link to this comment

Another successful patsy operation.  Keep the American
population scared, re-enforce the Muslims-as-terrorists
meme, justify Operation Enduring War and Terror and its
continued funding at the expense of programs for social
uplift.  AQ-US is the FBI?  Go figure.

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By thecrow, September 29, 2011 at 5:04 am Link to this comment

The FBI is getting more creative with its plots.

GPS? Wherever did they get that idea?

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By Robespierre115, September 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm Link to this comment

Another over-bloated “plot” used by the corporate media and Obama regime to keep us all in line.

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