As well as bomb train tunnels in New York. “Terrorist suspects plot to set wildfire in California, says paper,” from Xinhua, with thanks to Nicolei:
Terrorist suspects, who plotted to bomb train tunnels in New York, also planned to set a wildfire in California, a newspaper report said on Monday.
The mastermind, Assem Hammoud, who is now in custody, discussed the idea with a number of co-conspirators, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The report said U.S. and Lebanese officials discovered the plot by monitoring the conspirators’ e-mail traffic on a website used by Islamic militants, and by scouring Hammoud’s computer and his Beirut home and office after his arrest April 27.
“There have been suggestions that this was a lot further along than it was,” the paper quoted one U.S. intelligence official as saying, referring to earlier reports that the suspects only plotted to bomb New York tunnels….
Hammoud, 31, has been charged in Lebanon with being mastermind of the plot. He has reportedly confessed to the plot and to pledging an oath of allegiance to Al Qaida.