Kansas airport worker arrested in plot to bomb Wichita airport to support al-Qaida

  • Article by: ROXANA HEGEMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 13, 2013 - 6:51 PM

WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas man who prosecutors say sympathized with violent terrorists was arrested Friday as part of an FBI sting after he drove a vehicle loaded with what he thought were explosives to a Wichita airport.

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FreddieBabyDec. 13, 13 1:31 PM

I believe that home grown terrorists are a bigger threat to our country's security than foreign terrorists are. I hope the Feds are spending the appropriate amount of time & resources ferreting out those wack-jobs too.

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mattaudioDec. 13, 13 2:30 PM

True, although the reality of every terrorism conviction in the United States since 9/11 involved the FBI or another federal agency facilitated their actions. The federal Office of Inspector General also came out with a report three months ago noting that the DOJ inflates and misreports statistics related to prosecution of terrorism.

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redeye12Dec. 13, 13 3:28 PM

Yet another bombing attempt by an adherent to the religion of peace.

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Joe BobDec. 13, 13 4:08 PM

This is at least the third instance I have read of where based on “online statements” the FBI has egged on some Al Qaeda wannabe yahoo and enticed them into trying to set off a fake bomb. The FBI calls them “aspirational terrorists.” That reminds me of the phrase, “If wishes were horses beggars would ride.” In other words, without the FBI leading them along these doofuses probably never posed a credible threat to anyone in the first place. The fact they got roped into an elaborate bomb plot actually shows how stupid and incompetent they are. If they really wanted to hurt people the means are easily available. They can go buy some guns and shoot up some place, just like the regular non-terrorist nutjobs do. Seriously, how much money and manpower does the FBI waste on these circuses?

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redqidDec. 13, 1311:41 PM

Read the actual indictment. It is very lucky this guy posted online looking for assistance. He was committed to jihad and he knew his airport access gave him a great opportunity to cause harm. The sting was necessary because you cannot be charged for thought crimes, but there is no doubt this guy was determined to attack.

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obstakesDec. 14, 13 8:54 AM

Well, this makes the illegal, blanket surveillance of all Americans worthwhile. B.S.

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