Tuesday, February 21, 2006

3 in Ohio indicted for planning attacks on our troops in Iraq

Throw the book at 'em!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A grand jury in Ohio indicted three men for conspiring to kill people and for planning attacks against U.S. forces overseas, court documents showed on Tuesday.

The indictment said the three men -- Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman el-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum -- were part of a conspiracy that began in November 2004 to kill people outside the United States, including U.S. troops in Iraq.

"It was part of the conspiracy that one or more conspirators would recruit others to train for violent jihad against the United States and its allies in Iraq, and elsewhere, and would propose potential training sites for use in providing ongoing firearms, hand-to-hand combat, explosives and other paramilitary training to prospective recruits," the indictment said.

Glad we caught them, but does anyone else think they're kinda dumb for trying to attack troops in Iraq 1000s of miles away? Not that I want to help them out, but why not go after domestic targets? Well that's probably why they got caught... they weren't the brightest bulbs on the tree.