August 14, 2006, - 3:22 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
So, three Palestinian Muslim men buy 1,000 cellphones and spent who knows how much in gas driving from Texas to buy them. The three men are tied to a plot to blow up Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge. Their antics, their tactics are similar to other Muslims throughout America, also purchasing phones.
And yet, the FBI says there is “no imminent threat” and no evidence they were linked to a known terrorist group. Get a clue, FBI.
Well, actually, the FBI does have a clue. They’re just not telling you. The FBI is aware that many Muslim multiple-cellphone buyers around the country are using the same exact cover story. Sound like they’re all independent to you? No, using the same cover story shows they are working together.
The FBI is also aware that the Texas men caught in Caro are linked to Palestinian Islamic Jihad. And the FBI is aware that there was a threat. Otherwise, the FBI would not be involved in a case like this.
As we noted yesterday, in writing about the 11 previously missing (and now found) Egyptian “students”–another case in which the FBI said there was “no imminent threat” and no link to terror–the FBI would not otherwise have been involved, but for a link to terrorism.
Perhaps, as is the general FBI protocol, they don’t want to cause a panic and that’s why the agency is touting the standard BS line. But we should all be concerned and scared. Not complacent.
Trying to shove this under a rug is irresponsible. And a disservice to America.
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