Monday, June 04, 2007

JFK Plot 'Tip of the Iceberg'

Some people would like to dismiss the JFK plot as the delusions of an old man who perhaps didn't have the ability to pull it off, but that doesn't mean the potential for other plots doesn't exist.

We bury our head in the sand at our own peril.

Plot to blow up JFK is 'tip of the iceberg'
The alleged conspiracy to blow up John F Kennedy airport, in New York, and a recent plot to kill soldiers at a nearby United States Army base represent only the "tip of the iceberg" of terrorist plots against America, according to US officials.

"There's a lot of activity out there," a counter-terrorism official said yesterday.

"Obviously, you don't want to tip off every suspect that they are being monitored. On the other hand, we are not going to wait until the fuse is lit."

He said that the airport plot, which sparked a lengthy FBI sting operation, was first detected by CIA operatives in the Caribbean and South America nearly 18 months ago.

"Our intelligence agencies pay careful attention to what goes on there," the official told The Daily Telegraph.

"Although a lot of the public focus is on Europe, we're also looking closely at the home-grown threat and what's going on in our own back yard."

He indicated that dozens of other plots were being monitored but that improved co-operation between the CIA and FBI - the patchy nature of which was a major criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report - was bearing fruit.
One tack the left seems to take is that these maniacs weren't close to pulling off the JFK plot.

Would they prefer we wait until the final details are set in motion?

What happense if something like this is pulled off? Well, you know what'll happen. Everyone will blame Bush, the FBI, the CIA and wonder why we didn't "connect the dots".

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