Let us return briefly to our subject of yesterday, viz., the U.S. opening the gates for immigrants with explosive tempers, waiting for them to go to ground and then trying to catch them, preferably before they blow some of us up.
The field has widened since last we met. This is from the Springfield, Illinois, paper:
Over the two years that authorities tracked Michael C. Finton, accused Thursday of trying to bomb Springfield’s federal courthouse, they gave Finton plenty of chances to drop the idea. According to a 25-page affidavit filed in support of the charges against Finton, however, he would not be deterred. … On Thursday, Finton, who authorities said also used the name “Talib Islam,” was brought before a federal judge in the same building he allegedly had targeted. …
Finton reportedly told the government source that he “would rather die as a shaheed (Arabic for martyr) than to try to live his life here. He said his goal was to do something that was going to be a catalyst for establishing a Muslim Caliphate. He said he wanted to be (sic) a historical event.”
We take you now to Dallas.
Hosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested Thursday after he parked a vehicle laden with government-supplied fake explosives in the underground parking garage of Fountain Place, a 60-story tower in the 1400 block of Ross Avenue at North Field Street, authorities said.
The arrest was part of an FBI sting operation that began after an agent monitoring an online extremist Web site discovered Smadi espousing jihad against the U.S. more than six months ago.
As for our diversity pin-up from yesterday, Najibullah Zazi, even the New York Times is forced to grit its gray teeth and admit, "Terror Case Is Called One of the Most Serious in Years."
A lot of these numbskull jihadis seem like they would have trouble opening a can of beans, never mind carrying out another 9/11. But it may be that they are the only ones we catch. Who knows how many others, a little brighter, are working out their plots in serene isolation from FBI snoopers? Thanks again, open borders industry.
Documents filed in Brooklyn against the driver, Najibullah Zazi, contend he bought chemicals needed to build a bomb — hydrogen peroxide, acetone and hydrochloric acid — and in doing so, Mr. Zazi took a critical step made by few other terrorism suspects.If government allegations are to be believed, Mr. Zazi, a legal immigrant from Afghanistan, had carefully prepared for a terrorist attack. He attended a Qaeda training camp in Pakistan, received training in explosives and stored in his laptop computer nine pages of instructions for making bombs from the same kind of chemicals he had bought.