View Full Version : FBI describes bomb plot

09-23-2009, 12:24 PM
Remember now, no being mean to the terrorists! Do not try to get any intel from them with harsh measures!
Nothing to see here! (http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_13383720) nor here! (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-ap-us-nyc-terror,0,150953.story)

And a nice little aside from Boortz!

Worried? Even a little? How far would you want our government to go in trying to get to the bottom of these threats ... and perhaps save lives? Would you care if we poured water on Zazi's head to make him THINK he was drowning, even though he would be in no danger? If not that, could we just deprive him of a little sleep to make him talk?

Nope ... can't do those things. That would be torture. Besides, remember that the White House is now in charge of interrogations ... so maybe now you feel even a little bit safer! Right?

FBI agents investigating what they describe as a plot to detonate homemade bombs in the United States released documents Sunday asserting that an Aurora airport-shuttle driver admitted to al-Qaeda training and had bomb-making notes in his laptop.

Today, 24-year-old Najibullah Zazi and his father, Mohammed, 53, are scheduled to make initial appearances in federal court.

They've been held in Denver County Jail since late Saturday, when FBI agents raided their apartment and arrested them on nonterrorism charges of making false statements.

The Zazis had broken off voluntary talks with the FBI after three days of questioning.

A New York imam, Ahmad Wais Afzali, identified as a police informant, also faces charges

of making false statements in that state. If convicted, each faces up to eight years in prison.

Zazi's attorney, Art Folsom, preferred not to comment on the affidavits, spokeswoman Wendy Aiello said Sunday.

"He is at work," she said, "preparing for court."

Zazi and his father have repeatedly insisted they've done nothing wrong.

No evidence has been presented to substantiate the international plot that FBI agents announced in arrest affidavits. Assistant Attorney General for National Security David Kris said authorities have "no specific information regarding the timing, location or target of any planned attack."

He said the arrests "are part of an ongoing and fast-paced investigation."

Federal authorities based their arrests on alleged false statements made in interviews with the FBI and during "legally authorized electronic surveillance."

Najibullah Zazi, they said, gave a false story about notes on his computer. Mohammed Zazi, according to the affidavits, did not truthfully answer questions about whom he spoke with in New York. And Afzali is alleged to have provided conflicting statements on what he told Zazi during a phone call.

The affidavits reveal that FBI agents put Zazi under surveillance in Colorado sometime after he returned from a nearly five-month visit to Pakistan that started in August 2008.

Najibullah Zazi's father and his aunt and uncle have said that Zazi went to Pakistan to visit his wife in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border city of Peshawar.

According to an affidavit, Afghanistan-born Zazi during questioning in Denver on Thursday and Friday admitted attending courses "at an al-Qaeda training facility in the FATA (tribal) region of Pakistan" and that "he received instruction from al-Qaeda operatives on subjects such as weapons and explosives."

Zazi's trip, calls monitored