Friday, June 23, 2006

Feds Arrest 7 in Miami Terror Plot Targeting Chicago's Sears Tower; Other Buildings

(Via Fox News)

MIAMI — Seven people were arrested in connection with the early stages of a plot to attack the tallest U.S. skyscraper — Chicago's Sears Tower — and other buildings in the U.S., including the FBI office here, a federal law enforcement official said.

As part of the raids tied to the arrests Thursday, FBI agents swarmed a warehouse in Miami's Liberty City area, using a blowtorch to take off a metal door. One neighbor said the suspects had been sleeping in the warehouse while running what seemed to be a "military boot camp."

The official told The Associated Press the alleged plotters were mainly Americans with no apparent ties to Al Qaeda or other foreign terrorist organizations. He spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt news conferences planned for Friday in Washington and Miami.

Thank God this plot was thwarted in the planning and discussion stages. Fox and Friends is reporting that 5 of the 7 suspects are American.

Although very little information has been disclosed, these bloggers (via Memeorandum) have been on top of the story and may provide additional insight and analysis:

Riehl World View, Terrorism Unveiled, A Blog For All, Security Watchtower, Hugh Hewitt, Freedom Watch,Cold Fury, Gateway Pundit, Confederate Yankee, protein wisdom, Ace of SpadesHQ, Patterico, California Conservative ,Captain Ed, Atlas Shrugs

The moonbat version of what this all means can be found in this thread at Democratic Underground. Among the popular theories are voter intimidation, a set up, and a typical election year ploy.

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