Tuesday, May 08, 2007

If you think we can withdraw from Iraq and AfghanistanThink Again

Terrorists Plot foiled in NJ. Well if you think these people will stop you are wrong no matter how long it takes they will attack here again. I think America needs to wake up we are at war. A global war against a ideology that is hell bent on destroying us. No live and let live. A withdrawal from Middle East (Iraq) would only embolden these terrorist that have no value for human life.

What we need to do in my humble opinion is to escalate our efforts on all fronts at home in Iraq ,Afghanistan, Europe and Asia . Instate a draft, It is time for shared sacrifice and we need boots on the ground everywhere. Wake up America

6 arrested in plot to attack Fort Dix

By Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
10:54 AM PDT, May 8, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities have arrested six men and say they were plotting to attack the Fort Dix army base or a nearby military installation in southern New Jersey with automatic weapons in an effort to kill U.S. soldiers.

At least one of the men was a sniper in Kosovo, according to a lengthy complaint and supporting affidavit by FBI Special Agent John J. Ryan. The court documents said another suspect was a former pizza deliveryman whose family owned a restaurant near Fort Dix, and that he provided the group with a map of the military base so they could better spot their targets and make a quick getaway.

The court documents identified the men as Dritan Duka, Eljvir Duka, Shain Duka, Serdar Tatar, Mohamad Shnewer and Agron Abdullahu. Authorities said one of the suspects was born in Jordan and another in Turkey, but that the rest were believed to be from the former Yugoslavia, and that many of them were living illegally in the United States.

Many of the alleged admissions made by the men--in which they discussed attacks on U.S. bases--were made to a paid and confidential FBI informant, whom the court documents say had prior experience in the Egyptian military.

The six were scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Camden, N.J., later today to face an assortment of charges, up to and including conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen. Law enforcement officials also were scheduled to hold an 11:30 a.m. PDT news conference in Camden to provide more details of the investigation, which has been underway since at least last summer, the court documents indicate.

White House spokesman Tony Snow said the six men "are not being charged with being members of an international terrorism organization." Saying "at least at this point there is no evidence they received direction from international foreign terrorist organizations," Snow said "their involvement in weapons training, operational surveillance, and discussions about killing American military personnel warranted a strong law enforcement response."

An FBI official in Washington also expressed caution, saying that the case may amount to men who were more wanna-bes than actual terrorists bent on launching an imminent attack.

"We're not going to over-hype it," said the FBI official, who said he could not discuss the matter publicly because he was not authorized to do so. "This is some guys who wanted to get a bunch of guns and shoot up some people. When or if they were going to shoot, we don't know."