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TA-INDIVIDUALS: British Arrests of 3 Suspected Terrorists Linked to Possible Attacks on Washington

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posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 06:50 PM
Newsweek Magazine is reporting that the arrests of 3 terrorist suspects in Britain this week may be linked to terrorist groups conspiring to blow up Washington monuments as well as the US capitol complex. Further more authorities investigating the terrorists claim to have found a film that shows how to make car bombs.

Investigators in the United States and Britain are urgently investigating information suggesting that a group of terrorism suspects recently arrested in the London area may have been plotting to blow up Washington landmarks using homemade bombs. Counterterrorism officials, who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation was continuing, said the suspects’ possible targets included the White House and the U.S. Capitol complex.

Investigators appear to be uncertain about how far the plotting against Washington targets had advanced before the arrests. While British officials call the investigation active and urgent, U.S. officials, while acknowledging they were aware of the possible threats against the White House and Capitol Hill, said they were not sure whether the targets were part of an imminent plot or was more bravado among Islamic militants. Officials in both countries are concerned, however, that the suspects could be part of a terror network stretching from the United States to Britain to Bosnia.

British authorities are treating the suspects as serious conspirators. According to an official charging document issued on Friday by Scotland Yard, police last month seized a computer hard drive belonging to Younis Tsouli, 22, containing pictures of “a number of places in Washington D.C. including a CRBN vehicle in circumstances which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that your possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.” Tsouli is also charged with possessing other computerized slides demonstrating how to make a car bomb. (CBRN stands for chemical, radiological, biological or nuclear. The document may have be referring to an anti-WMD vehicle deployed by law enforcement.)

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Needless to say both US and British authorities are treating the terrorist suspects as very serious conspirators.

Kudos to Britain for catching these terrorist suspects before they had time to implement their plan

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posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 07:26 PM
You should make a correction to your comments. The story refers to them as..

"terrorist suspects"

Your comment called them "terrorists".

The definition of a suspect according to is...

"To think (a person) guilty without proof: The police suspect her of murder."

Once they have been tried and convicted then they are terrorists. Until that point they are just suspects. Why do I bring that up? There is a dangerous presidence. Remember the stories of people accusing others of being witches? They were oftened burned at the stake simply because they were accused of being a witch. I'm not trying to pick on your. I'm just brining up a point of how we are headed back to a dangerous part of our history.

posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 07:35 PM
Thanks Indy that was an error on my part

Note in my intro I did refer to them as suspects but left it out in error in comments.

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posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 07:44 PM

by Indy:
I'm just brining up a point of how we are headed back to a dangerous part of our history.

witches, japs [honestly, no offense intended], commies, terrorists, [insert-the-current-threat] here.

I'm sure others can provide a more detailed list of piñatas created throughout history.

My point being Indy . . . we never left.

posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 07:45 PM
Not a prob Shots. Its a good story. If these guys are busted for this and locked up it will be a big deal. I can only hope that the arrest was an error and that nothing is wrong. You hate to think that after all this time that there are people out there still plotting and still equiped to hit us. Its possible that they captured some bad guys. Then again I remember them killing a guy in the subway system that ended up being nobody (when it comes to terrorism).

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