From the you can’t make this stuff up folks file…Judge wants to call it ‘The Un-Terrorist Case.”
The case against four men accused of plotting to bomb New York synagogues and shoot down military planes will not focus on whether they were members of a terrorist group, a federal prosecutor said yesterday.
That appeared to sit well with the (left wing) judge, who said she had been referring to the case privately as “the un-terrorist case.” (This judge should be hanged)
The trial is “going to be about whether these guys were going to blow something up,” Assistant US Attorney David Raskin said at a pretrial hearing, and a fellow prosecutor said the government will not present any evidence of membership in terrorist groups. “It’s not going to be about foreign terrorist organizations,” Raskin said. (What about domestic terrorist organizations, moron?) NY POST
ORIGINAL STORY FROM MAY 2009:
The FBI arrested four MUSLIM men in New York City on Wednesday evening in an alleged plot to detonate a bomb and blow up a military plane.
- The names and charges were not immediately known, but authorities said the suspects had planned to detonate a car with plastic explosives outside a temple in the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale. The investigation had been under way for about a year.FBI officials were expected to announce the arrests Wednesday night.Rep. Peter King of New York, the senior Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, was briefed on the case following the arrests.“This was a long, well-planned investigation, and it shows how real the threat is from homegrown terrorists,” said King. ABC NEWS
PRESS RELEASE from the US Attorney’s Office:
The charges, which are contained in a criminal Complaint filed yesterday in White Plains federal court, include conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the United States and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles.
The defendants are expected to appear in White Plains federal court tomorrow. According to the Complaint:
In June 2008, an informant working with the FBI met CROMITIE in Newburgh, New York. CROMITIE explained to the informant that his parents had lived in Afghanistan and that he was upset about the war there and that many Muslim people were being killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan by the United States Military forces.CROMITIE expressed interest in returning to Afghanistan and spoke to the CW about how if he, CROMITIE, were to die a martyr, he would go to “paradise.”
CROMITIE also expressed an interest in doing “something to America.” The following month, CROMITIE and the informant discussed the organization Jaish-e-Mohammed, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization based in Pakistan, with which the informant claimed to be involved.
CROMITIE stated to the informant that he, CROMITIE, would be interested in joining Jaish-e-Mohammed to “do jihad.“
Beginning in October 2008, the informant began meeting with CROMITIE at a house in Newburgh, New York that the FBI had equipped with concealed video and audio equipment. During meetings at this location, CROMITIE, DAVID WILLIAMS, ONTA WILLIAMS, and PAYEN discussed their desire to attack certain targets in New York, including a synagogue in the Bronx and military aircraft located at the Air National Guard Base.
CROMITIE asked the informant to supply surface-to-air guided missiles and explosives for the planned operations. The informant responded that he could provide CROMITIE with C-4 plastic explosives. Read MoreNY POST