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TA-THREATS: Man Arrested in Chicago Terror Plot

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posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 02:37 PM
A man, Gale William Nettles, was arrested today in a plot to blow up a federal courthouse with truck bomb containing 1500 pounds of fertlizer. Previously convicted of counterfeiting, he allegedly had a grudge against the Chicago court system.
AP) Federal agents arrested a Chicago man Thursday on charges of plotting to use a fertilizer truck bomb to blow up a federal courthouse, but prosecutors said he never actually had dangerous materials to make a bomb.

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Nettles is reportedly not working with any terrorist groups. U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said that Nettles had a plan to build a bomb and that officials didn't want to see if he succeeded.

The article also states that instructions for using ammonium nitrate, a commonly used fertilizer, are spread widely around the internet.

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[edit on 5-8-2004 by Banshee]

posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 03:12 PM
A fertilizer bomb was used to destroy the U.S. Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, killing 168 people.

CNN: Chicago man arrested in alleged bomb plot

Prosecutors said Nettles purchased 500 pounds of what he was told was ammonium nitrate fertilizer from an undercover FBI agent Wednesday.

He was arrested Thursday morning after selling 1,500 pounds of fertilizer to another undercover agent, who was posing as a member of a Middle Eastern terrorist organization Nettles hoped would join the plot, Fitzgerald said

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How could he purchase the other 1,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer?

[edit on 5-8-2004 by Riwka]

posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 04:08 PM
Today was an award winning blue ribbon day for the FBI. When was the last time the FBI arrested so many alledgely charged terrorist. Not only male Muslims but also white boys.
Politically motivated, or just doing there job. Either case there keeping them off the streets. If only our government would stop the flow of illegals
across the borders.

posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 04:12 PM
Yeah all this looks good for bush political campaing.....all we need now is bin-laden and he will get the re-election.

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