Saturday, September 15, 2012

Forty-Fifth Attempted Terrorist Plot

Via NC Renegade

On Friday, authorities arrested a man in an attempted suicide attack on the U.S. Capitol. The attempt marks at least the 45th publicly known attempted terrorist attack against the United States since 9/11 and is the sixth such attack targeting Washington, D.C.

This latest attempted attack serves as yet another reminder of the importance of maintaining strong counterterrorism tools. Terrorists continue to seek to harm the U.S. The nation must not become complacent.

Attempted Suicide Attack

Amine El Khalifi, a 29-year-old Moroccan man present in the U.S. illegally, was arrested on Friday on his way to the U.S. Capitol. El Khalifi was carrying an automatic weapon and a suicide vest laced with what he believed to be explosives.

A statement by Capitol Police indicates the “arrest was the culmination of a lengthy and extensive operation during which the individual was closely and carefully monitored.”[1] Sources indicate that El Khalifi has been under investigation for over a year.

Undercover FBI agents, whom El Khalifi believed to be al-Qaeda operatives, provided him with what he believed to be explosives and a gun to carry out his attack. The public, however, was never in danger as the FBI agents had rendered the weapons inoperable. El Khalifi allegedly discussed a number of targets—including military installations, U.S. Army generals, a restaurant, and synagogues—before settling on the U.S. Capitol.

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  1. It sure seems funny to me every terrorist in America hooks up with the FBI to buy explosives. I'm not saying that they are not that good. It just seems odd to me not one terrorist tries to make a bomb without contacting the FBI.


  2. It just seems odd to me not one terrorist tries to make a bomb without contacting the FBI.

    Yes, and if he was illegal, why didn't they get rid of him at that time? At any rate, it's entrapment just like my friend.

  3. After the deal on the Aurora resident, near me, who was renting a motel room to put bombs together, I frankly don't think we have the foggiest idea what is going on in this country. The Aurora theater shooter was just north of me also with a bomb factory in his apartment. Hell, I supervised the manufactured of all kinds of explosive stuff and I don't have the vaguest idea of how to do it at home and don't want to know.