Four men, including a former cabinet minister from Guyana, have been arrested for plotting to bomb the jet fuel pipeline at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport. They never got beyond the planning and research stage, but the FBI was able to gather fairly incriminating evidence. Once again, investigation and police work have managed to thwart terrorism where stealth bombers and tanks have failed.


The four men are charged with conspiring to bomb one of the busiest airports in the United States.

It was “one of the most chilling plots imaginable,” US Attorney Roslynn Mauskopf told a news conference.

“Had the plot been carried out, it could have resulted in unfathomable damage, deaths and destruction.”

The pipeline is 40 miles long and carries jet fuel from New Jersey and through the New York boroughs of Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens.

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