Friday, June 23, 2006

7 arrested in Miami for plotting to blow up the Sears Tower

Here are the seven, upstanding, young citizens themselves.

Five are US citizens, one's an illegal alien from Haiti (who says border security isn't important), and the last one is Haitian national legally in the country.

As the story turns out, the FBI gets a huge gold star for infiltrating the group and monitoring their movements all along. When the group tries to reach out to al Qaeda, they were actually making contact with an FBI agent. The group requested boots, uniforms, machine guns, radios, vehicles and cash to help him build a "Islamic Army" to wage jihad. They even reqiested to be sent to terrorist training camps. However, at the time of arrest no weapons or explosives were uncovered.

Hot Air has had some fantastic coverage of this series of events that began yesterday.