Saturday, June 02, 2007

Plot to Blow Up Jet Fuel at JFK Airport Foiled!

Here is an FBI press conference about the JFK Airport terror plot and arrests. See the entire conference at WCBSTV Video.

Here is the official DOJ statement about the JFK Airport terror plot and the arrests. See the same statement at MSNBC.

WCBSTV says that the plot the terrorists were hatching was code-named "Chicken Farm."

(FOX News 6-2-07) reports:

NEW YORK — A suspected terrorist cell planned a "chilling" attack to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airport, kill thousands of people and trigger an economic catastrophe by blowing up a jet fuel artery that runs through populous residential neighborhoods, authorities said Saturday.

Three men were arrested and one was being sought in Trinidad on Saturday. In an indictment charging the four men, one of them is quoted as saying the foiled plot would "cause greater destruction than in the Sept. 11 attacks," destroying the airport, killing several thousand people and destroying parts of Queens, where the line runs underground...

One of the suspects, Russell Defreitas, a U.S. citizen native to Guyana and former JFK employee...

Two other men, Abdul Kadir of Guyana and Kareem Ibrahim of Trinidad, are in custody in Trinidad. A fourth man, Abdel Nur of Guyana, was still being sought in Trinidad...

Kadir, a Muslim and former member of Parliament in Guyana, was arrested in Trinidad for attempting to secure money for "terrorist operations," according to a Guyanese police commander who spoke on condition of anonymity...

Isha Kadir, the Guyanese suspect's wife, said her husband flew from Guyana to Trinidad on Thursday. She said he was arrested Friday as he was boarding a flight from Trinidad to Venezuela, where he planned to pick up a travel visa to attend an Islamic religious conference in Iran. [Full text]

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