Aviation officials said there is no major threat to air travel related to this plot since it was caught in the developmental stages.ABC's The Blotter:
FBI agents feared but never confirmed the three men accused of plotting to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York were linked to one of the most wanted al Qaeda leaders, Adnan Shukrijumah, known to have operated out of Guyana and Trinidad.And
The plot, authorities stress, was not at an operational stage, and the plotters, who included a former airport employee, had no ability to execute it.CNN reveals that three of the four plotters weren't even in the US at the time of their arrest and adds that "Homeland Security sources said there is no current threat at the airport and that the attack as planned was "not technically feasible." And the WaPo reveals how long this "plot" was let run before it's fortuitously-timed breaking today.
U.S. officials said the men had been infiltrated by a law enforcement informant last July, and their plot was still in the planning stages. The men had links to "an international network of Muslim extremists" but apparently did not have connections to al-Qaeda or other known terrorist groups, officials said.I'm with sane-conservative Dr. Stephen Taylor on this one.
I must confess I am now to the point with these arrests that I have to wonder exactly what we have here. Is this really a “terror” plot or is the work of disgruntled worker? Was this simply the ranting fantasies of a few people or was this some more nefarious plan?But wingnut leaders Little Green Footballs are ecstatic about this plot, because so far a few major progressive sites haven't actually gotten around to posting yet. They crow "Kennedy Airport Plot Stuns Reality-Based Community into Silence." Hardly. Maybe they should check memeorandum too. Or at least wonder about the timing.