There has been no information released yet on the identities and motives of these terror plotters. By posting this I am not saying that they are Islamic jihadists. I am only posting this, in fact, to note something in the nether paragraphs of this CBS story (thanks to NM) about the plot.
(CBS) NEW YORK Three people were arrested and one other was being sought in connection to a plan to set off explosives in a fuel line that feeds John F. Kennedy International Airport and runs through residential neighborhoods, officials close to the investigation said.
The plot, which never got past the planning stages, did not involve airplanes or passenger terminals, according to the two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the arrests had not yet been announced.
Details were to be given out at a 1 p.m. ET news conference.
The arrests mark the latest in a series of homegrown terrorism plots that targeted high-profile Amerian landmarks.
A year ago, seven men were arrested in what officials called the early stages of a plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and destroy FBI offices and other buildings. A month later, authorities broke up a plot to bomb underwater New York City train tunnels to flood lower Manhattan.
And six people were arrested a month ago in a plot to unleash a bloody rampage on Fort Dix in New Jersey.
"Seven men," a "plot," and "six people." What did all three of those plots have in common? Yes, that's right, you'll never believe this, but they were all...Islamic jihad plots. Imagine that! Yet you would get no hint of that from this story. No, it was all the work of "men," and "people." And those "people" were probably all males also. I trust that the relevant law enforcement officials are stepping up their anti-male efforts now, so that we don't keep on seeing these kinds of plots.
[Note: Hugh Fitzgerald posted this for Robert Spencer, who wrote it but had to run out before posting it.]