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US Charges 4 Men in Alleged Terror Plot

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington.
VOA News
U.S. authorities have charged four men, including one who served in the U.S. military, with plotting to kill Americans overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban.
 
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said late Monday the group was planning to engage in "violent jihad" with bombings of military bases and other government facilities.
 
The FBI says that in 2010, Sohiel Omar Kabir, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Afghanistan, introduced two of the men to the radical Islamic doctrine of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last year by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen. Authorities say Kabir served in the Air Force in 2000 and 2001.
 
Investigators say the men later recruited the fourth man, and Kabir traveled to Afghanistan where he planned to arrange meetings with terrorists.
 
Kabir is being held in Afghanistan.  The other three men - a U.S. citizen, and U.S. residents born in Mexico and the Philippines - are in federal custody in the western U.S. state of California. 
 
Each defendant faces up to 15 years in federal prison if convicted.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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by: pitchfork from: In your dreams
November 20, 2012 9:59 AM
So, I guess this means, they will never see the light of due process, right? Like...forever, now that our nauseating Congress and POTUS has passed the NDAA and has declared Oblabla has the authority to murder 'merican citizens. Well, I wonder why King Bombardier didn't simply send a drone...like when he murdered those three American citizens in Yemen..hmmm? Unbelievable. To think our republic has devolved into less than a third world dictatorship is beyond comprehension. But understanding the great majority of voters have Subzero IQ, its a no brainer. In fact, I have to say..Congratulations 'Merica. Your Great Moment in Monumental Stupidity on election day has now made you an accomplice to a regime of depraved murdering psychopathic tyrannts...and I bet your proud of yourself. Well..I submit you'll have a change of viewpoint once 40k drones are gracing your backyard BBQ's. Well, you better run along now...'merican Idol is coming on.

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