NY Terror Plot Foiled

The FBI has arrested 4 men who were allegedly planning to bomb synagogues in the Bronx and to shoot down planes at an air force base in New York State, CNN. James Cromitie, David Williams and Onta Williams are US citizens while Laguerre Payen is of Haitian descent. The men were caught be an FBI informant who met with them as they made their plans. The FBI sold the group fake bombs and a fake surface to air missile through the informant. The group planted the bombs in cars outside two synagogues in the Bronx and intended to set the bombs off via cell phone. Although this is the act that led to their arrest, it is possible that the FBI’s involvement could constitute entrapment and may endanger the case when it reaches court, BBC News.

After letting observers in yesterday, Myanmar has once again restricted access to the trial of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, Al Jazeera.

Swine flu hits Toyko. Schools have been closed at Toyko recorded its first cases of swine flu. Toyko is the most densely populated area on Earth. There are over 10,000 confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide, Bloomberg.

Cheney and Obama go head to head with back to back speeches on national security today, Huffington Post. Obama is scheduled to speak at 10:15 EDT. Cheney is scheduled for 10:45 EDT but says he will delay if President Obama goes long.

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