Well well. In my rush to get a post on the suspected NY Fed terror plot up earlier this afternoon, I was unable to gather any more details except that some dude wanted to blow up the Fed and he got caught. Guess what? He was not "acting alone" as the initial NBC 4 New York story claimed. He had help... from the fucking FBI.
Here's what USA Today has to say:
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was taken into custody after assembling and attempting to detonate what he believed to be components for a 1,000-pound bomb that had been provided by undercover federal agents, USA TODAY's Kevin Johnson reports, citing court documents.OK wait let me make sure I have this... this supposed "terrorist" was a 21 year old kid who tried to recruit some FBI tool to help launch his clearly sophisticated terror plot to blow up the NYSE or maybe the NY Fed or pretty much anything he could find to blow up? OOOOH I'm skerred!
The materials were rendered inoperable and posed no public safety threat.
Nafis, a native of Bangladesh, allegedly traveled to the United States with the express purpose of forming a "terrorist cell'' and launching an attack, the records show.
"Unbeknownst to Nafis, one of the individuals he attempted to recruit was actually a source for the FBI,'' the documents state.
Nafis arrived in the United States in January and sought recruits, saying he had overseas connections to al-Qaeda, the criminal complaint says. One person he contacted was an FBI source.Seriously? Does this guy realize ole CIA asset Osama bin Laden more likely died from natural causes years before Obama hit national teevee to brag about how we slaughtered that bitch and tossed him in the ocean before anyone could actually prove it? Come on, man.
The FBI says Nafis proposed several targets, including a high-ranking U.S. official and the New York Stock Exchange, before settling on the New York Fed. The FBI does not identify the official.
The FBI says Nafis wrote a statement intended to claim responsibility for the bombing, saying that he "wanted to 'destroy America' and that he believed the most efficient way to accomplish this goal was to target America's economy," the FBI states. Nafis also included quotations from "our beloved Sheikh Osama bin Laden" to justify the expected deaths of women and children.
I can't believe people actually fall for this obvious entrapment. "Yeah, man, listen, I'm gonna give you 1,000 lbs of bomb in a van and let's TOTALLY BLOW SOME SHIT UP OMG!" Seriously, how dumb are these "terrorists" the FBI finds? And where the hell do they find these tools? Is this really the best use of their resources? Clearly if someone is stupid enough to get set up by a dud bomb in an FBI van, they aren't much of a threat to begin with. What are they doing, posting on the Terrorists.com message board for explosives and accomplices?
Frankly I don't feel any safer knowing this loser is off the streets tonight. I mean the fact that he said he had links to the make believe Al-Qaeda should have pretty much proven what a wanna-be loser he is, that's like 14 year old white boys from the suburbs calling themselves Bloods. THUG LIFE!
Meh. Back to your regularly scheduled programming, folks.