Thursday, June 14, 2007

JFK Terror Plot

Remember the recent (supposed) terror plot the right wing loved hyping about on tv, at JFK? Claims of blowing up oil pipelines to the airport were debunked but the right wing media never touched the real details of this ridiculous scare tactic by the right wing media. But alas, here's more proof it was a few losers who hate America, came up with a delusional plan, discussed it with someone else, then the media and NY FBI went nuts with the details.

The government informant who played the central role in building the JFK airport terrorism case is a longtime New York City drug trafficker who began cooperating with federal investigators after NYPD detectives arrested him on a Bronx street and charged him with possession of about $2 million in cocaine, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Additionally, the informant, Stevie "Toro" Francis, was previously convicted on felony charges for his involvement with a violent drug gang, a role which included him attempting to murder the leader of a rival Brooklyn narcotics operation.

Earlier this month, when federal officials announced charges against four men for plotting to blow up gas lines at JFK, a paid "confidential source" was credited with infiltrating the terror cell and gathering critical information--via tape recordings, documents, videos, and photographs--on the alleged plot. A footnote in a criminal complaint notes that the source had two prior drug convictions and was, through his cooperation, seeking leniency in sentencing on the latter trafficking rap.

More of the story at Smoking Gun
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