4 Arrested in Terror Plot to Blow Up Jet Fuel at JFK Airport


So there is no terror threat to the United States anymore, so said Democratic Presidential JFK Airportcandidate John Edwards. So Mr. Edwards, do you still think the “war on terror is just a bumper sticker”?

So our government and authorities are doing nothing to prevent terror threats to the US? So our country is no safer today than it was before 9–11? To all those detractors, maybe they want to rethink their comments. Four people were charged in a plot to blow up jet fuel at JFK airport.

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

Defreitas is to be arraigned 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. (MSNBC)



4 charged in JFK Airport terror plot

An official said the plotters had conducted surveillance on giant jet fuel tanks at JFK and the pipeline. They had taken surveillance video of the targets and took it to Trinidad to review the tape, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the arrests were not yet announced.

The official said investigators first found out about the plot in January 2006. After that, an informant infiltrated the group.

“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 home grown terrorism plots targeting high-profile American landmarks. (Yahoo News)

Um, easy with that term “home grown” terrorism MSM. Home grown refers to those born in the US, not those that were born elsewhere and infiltrated the US by becoming US citizens. I hardly see any Smith orJones among the following names: Russell Defreitas, Kareem Ibrihim, Abdul Kadir and Abdul Nur.  

More from Little Green FootballsQ and O, and The Counter Terrorism blog. The complaint can be read HERE.

ABC News, Feds Claim to Bust N.Y. Airport Terror Plot
Former Airport Cargo Worker Allegedly Plotted to Bomb Fuel Lines at JFK Airport in N.Y.

Authorities have arrested a former member of Guyana’s parliament and a former cargo worker at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City who allegedly recruited an FBI informant to help blow up jet fuel tanks and a fuel pipeline at the airport, law enforcement officials told ABC News.

Fox News, Three Arrested, 1 Sought in Terror Plot on New York City’s JFK Airport

CNN, 4 charged with terror plot at JFK airport

The Justice statement said the men began planning the assault on January 6. A complaint alleges that the plot tapped into an international network of Muslim extremists from the United States, Guyana and Trinidad.

Update from The Captain’s Quarters: It doesn’t appear that this is a home-grown plot, either

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “4 Arrested in Terror Plot to Blow Up Jet Fuel at JFK Airport”

    1. Scared Monkeys on June 2nd, 2007 3:40 pm

      so much for the detractors stating that this Administration does nothing against terrorism and that we are not more safer today than before 9-11.


    2. Richard on June 2nd, 2007 10:15 pm

      Gee, you don’t think they could have been … um, er … well, you know … MUSLIM, do you? Uh-oh, I’m going to be gagged by the politically correct police!

      This reference to Trinidad bears careful watching. There is a Muslim presence in the Caribbean … of course, no enemies of the U.S. would be at work there, would they?

      Let’s pour in some more foreign aid ….

    3. Snooper on June 3rd, 2007 2:36 am

      What Say Ye Now?…

      CBSFour people have been charged in a thwarted terror plot to blow up a fuel pipeline at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, CBS News has learned.Three suspects have been arrested and are currently in U.S. custody. Two suspects are……

    4. nurturer on June 3rd, 2007 1:34 pm

      No Islamic extremism in our country. No need to worry.


    5. Aviation scientist on June 24th, 2007 11:19 am

      Actually, I am aviation scientist and the way the story was told there was no way these guys could have ever been successful. Sure, you think jet fuel things go boom, but it actually takes quite a bit to get it to ignite, and /if/ they could get it to ignite it is /impossible/ to get it to set off a chain reaction to blow up more than one. These things are constructed thinking of such catastrophes.

    6. The Rock on July 15th, 2007 2:24 pm

      If everyone would calm down and remember President Bush and his henchmen WANT

    7. The Rock on July 15th, 2007 2:54 pm

      a terroist attack upon our soil. Why not convict 4 men who mainly had this terrorist attack going on only in their minds. They had no money to speak of, no other Muslim contacts and they are middle aged men, not young in their 20s who usually loves blowing up buildings. I bet anyone, that these 4 guys have some kind of connection to the FBI or CIA in the recent past and these Thugs wanted to pin a false flag operation on these 4 men. As stated by the Aviation scientist, NO AVIATION FUEL COULD IGNITE A CHAIN REATION TO BLOW UP KENNEDY AIRPORT. IT WOULD DO SOME DAMAGE JUST LIKE THE PLANES THAT TOOK OUT THE FLOORS IN THE WTC. Aviation fuel burns at 1800 degrees at its best. To melt steel at ground zero, it would have to burn at 2500 degrees for hours to bring down those buildings. Remember Kerosene does not blow up like gasoline. So much about the attacks on Kennedy airport that did not or could not happen. Bush would have loved it to happen so he could become dictator.

    8. N.E. on July 31st, 2007 11:53 am

      The Rock is right on with his facts, and his opinions about the bush administration mirror my own. Scare the crap out of your people, make them think they need you, and always decline to comment on what’s going on until it’s happened. Then find someone else to blame (preferably people who have lots of resources you can exploit). Operation Iraqi Liberation (O.I.L.) Whoops, let’s change liberation to freedom…

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