Boston Man Accused of Bomb Plot in Washington

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Law enforcement officials accused a 26-year-old man from a town west of Boston of plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the Capitol Building with a remote-controlled aircraft fitted with explosives. Officials said Rezwan Ferdaus, who has a physics degree from Northeastern University, has also provided resources to Al Qaida to aid in attacks on American soldiers overseas.

Abby Goodnough of The New York Times reports on the latest developments. Gordon Correra, security correspondent for the BBC, reports on how the FBI runs its undercover operations.

Guests:

Gordon Correra and Abby Goodnough

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Comments [2]

Judge Roy Bean from Vinegaroon

Uhhh.. I do believe there are plenty of “kafirs” who would double tap this dbag for the good of all people in the USA. FBI should have rigged the radio controlled plane to "return" the payload to sender when launched.

Sep. 29 2011 04:09 PM
Ian

Here's a great documentary about the FBI, informants, and American radicalization which makes you look past the headlines.

The entire case against the two Americans came down to the credibility of an informant without a recording device and an entrapment defense.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/betterthisworld/full.php

It's free to view until October 7th.

Sounds eerily similar to this morning's story on Ferdaus.

Sep. 29 2011 08:45 AM

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