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Terror Plot at JFK Thwarted

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http://www.wnbc.com/news/13431721/detail.html?dl=mainclickNEW YORK -- As first reported by NewsChannel4's Jonathan Dienst, three people were arrested and one other was being sought Saturday in connection to a plot to blow up jet-fuel lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said.

Four people have been charged. Three suspects are in custody: Russell Defreitas, Kareem Ibrihim and Abdul Kadir. Another suspect, Abdul Nur is still at large.

Defreitas is to be arrainged Saturday in Brooklyn on terror conspiracy charges.


Sources said Defreitas, a former cargo worker at JFK allegedly began to plot attacking the US last July or August. Defeitas sought help in carrying out a plan and went to an FBI informant, who gathered information about the plot.

U.S. Attorney Roslynn R. Mauskopf called it "one of the most chilling plots imaginable."

"The devastation that would be caused had this plot succeeded is just unthinkable," she said at a news conference.

Defreitas is a U.S. citizen with roots in Guyana.

Kadir, a former member of Parliament in Guyana, was arrested in Trinidad for attempting to secure money for "terrorist operations," according to a Guyanese police commander who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Kadir, a Muslim, left his position in Parliament last year. Muslims make up about 9 percent of the former Dutch and British colony's 770,000 population, mostly from the Sunni sect.

Sources said counter-terrorism officials have been following the plot for a little less than one year.

BREAKING NEWS: Terror Plot Thwarted At Kennedy Airport

Sources said the plot involved a plan to blow up a Buckeye jet-fuel pipeline at JFK setting off a potential massive explosion. Buckeye provides fuel to all three NYC-area airports.

Buckeye spokesman Roy Haase said the company, which moves petroleum through pipelines in a number of states, had been informed of the threat from the beginning.

"Given the nature of Buckeye business and the importance of this transportation network, we have an intense and ongoing communications relationship with the Port Authority, the New York City fire and police departments, the federal Department of Homeland Security and the FBI," he said.

Sources said the plot involved putting explosives inside the fuel pipeline but realized that "it was not technically feasible."

Officials said the plot may also have included plans to hit the JFK terminal buildings and aircraft, in addition to the fuel lines.

Sources said the planning stages of the plot involved surveillance of JFK airport as well as scouting out US properties in Guyana for possible attacks.

Aviation officials said there is no major threat to air travel related to this plot since it was caught in the developmental stages.

One law enforcement official said: "[There was] credible intent to commit violence but it was not operational."

Officials said the suspects never got hold of explosive devices.

"This was the ultimate hand-and-glove operation between NYPD and FBI," said U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Long Island.

The arrests mark the latest in a series of alleged homegrown terrorism plots targeting high-profile American landmarks.

A year ago, seven men were arrested in what officials called the early stages of a plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and destroy FBI offices and other buildings.

A month later, authorities broke up a plot to bomb underwater New York City train tunnels to flood lower Manhattan.

And six people were arrested a month ago in an alleged plot to unleash a bloody rampage on Fort Dix in New Jersey.

Stay with WNBC.com for the latest on this developing story.

Apparently if this had gone through it would of destroyed JFK and most of Queens.
 
Holy smokin' frickbiscuits.
 
Seems to be a lot of Terrorist Plots on the east coast. Over here on the Left Coast, you wanna hurt us, bomb the Starbucks supply trucks and the cell phone towers. We'd be lost.
 
dammit JFK is pretty much the airport I always use, why can't they try and hit the mid-west once in a while..... that place is crawling with important buildings and such :dry:
 
dammit JFK is pretty much the airport I always use, why can't they try and hit the mid-west once in a while..... that place is crawling with important buildings and such :dry:


i know right, la needs to get hit too, not just new york!!! :cmad:

for christ sakes i live here and dont feel like getting ****ed by a bunch of arab bastards.
 
sorry, but I don't believe anything the government says about terrorists, threat levels, WMDs, etc.
 
Wow...That would be horrible.
I think my friend lives in Queens or somewhere around there. I'd be so lost without her. She's my fav. online buddy.:o
 
Seems to be a lot of Terrorist Plots on the east coast. Over here on the Left Coast, you wanna hurt us, bomb the Starbucks supply trucks and the cell phone towers. We'd be lost.

the terrorists don't want to disrupt their western/American allies :D
 
:ninja: Im half Arab.....

sorry about that :dry:


the statemeant was more directed at the ones that feel it nessasary to harm our country to support their country, its all because of thet pointless war, the american governmeant are ass holes, and so is the army (you ever see those videos on youtube, they tourche a dog and little arab kids :(...), they just want to be left alone, they should just call the war off. and demand some truce or something. i for one am not a suppoter of this war, were killing too many arbs/afgahns/iraqis what ever, it just needs to end.

all terrorists should give up, and we should pull all our troops out and let them come home, they have familys that miss them and ****.

we need some kind of global peace.


yea. :word:
 
Damn, the government should've let them do it so they would have an excuse to invade oil-rich Iran.
 
Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but terrorism isnt real. Look on your calendars for proof. There is no september 11th, it goes september 9th, 10th, 12th. Why would radical muslims want to destroy America anyway? It makes no sense, we gave the world Hot Dogs, Hulk Hogan, ICP, the internets, terrorism, Bushwick Bill and even porn.
 
i know right, la needs to get hit too, not just new york!!! :cmad:

for christ sakes i live here and dont feel like getting ****ed by a bunch of arab bastards.

The guy is Guyanese.


Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but terrorism isnt real. Look on your calendars for proof. There is no september 11th, it goes september 9th, 10th, 12th. Why would radical muslims want to destroy America anyway? It makes no sense, we gave the world Hot Dogs, Hulk Hogan, ICP, the internets, terrorism, Bushwick Bill and even porn.

:dry: + :rolleyes:
 
he's not my bf. He's my artist, and he Imed me last night but we didn't discuss anything serious
 

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