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Men had ambitions to join Taliban, al-Qaida, agent testifies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Southern California men charged this week with plotting to kill Americans and bomb U.S. military bases overseas spent months preparing for a trip to Afghanistan where, authorities say, they hoped to join the Taliban and eventually graduate to the ranks of al-Qaida.

They seemed determined to reach their goal — even excited about the prospects of being terrorists — and weren’t dissuaded when at least one of them suspected someone might be following them.

The men were unaware that one of their cohorts was an FBI informant who recorded conversations that helped thwart the plot by what authorities called a valid, homegrown extremist network.

“The main lesson learned is: Don’t underestimate these groups,” said FBI Special Agent David Bowdich. “This is a very serious case. I think ultimately the outcome was a success.”

The arrests are the latest in a series of cases where U.S. residents were targeted to become terrorists. Last month, a Minneapolis man was convicted of helping send young men to Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group al-Shabab.

Among those arrested last week were 34-year-old American Sohiel Omar Kabir, who was captured over the weekend in Afghanistan, Ralph Deleon, Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales and Arifeen David Gojali. All four men are facing charges of providing material support to terrorists, which can carry a maximum 15-year prison sentence.

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  1. Cracker Baby

    November 21st, 2012

    I’m wondering why it doesn’t make them eligible for a 230 grain slug in the back of the head………

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  2. Unneutral

    November 21st, 2012

    I’m sure there are plenty more to take their place.

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  3. Houston

    November 21st, 2012

    @Cracker Baby Be careful, don’t forget how the Tea Party is being labeled as “Racists” and “Dangerous.” I don’t put it past the government to start throwing phony charges at us soon.

    Of course, I’m waiting to hear if these clowns were registered Republicans or not.

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  4. Chalupa

    November 21st, 2012

    One of ‘em looks like the foreign kid on That 70′s Show….Fes-bollah?

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  5. Trixie Bluebell

    November 21st, 2012

    I love this — quoted from Heidi Harris this morning:
    “Beyond the scary aspect of the arrests, here’s the best part of the story: “Kabir also had intended to go on a suicide mission earlier this month but GOT SICK, according to the court documents.”

    Too sick to blow yourself up? That’s hilarious.”

    I love it!!!! :-))

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  6. Cracker Baby

    November 21st, 2012

    @ Houston

    I must be a dangerous racist because I’m convinced that anyone (regardless of race, creed, religion or National origin) who sets out to commit terrorism, murder or mayhem on/against American citizens needs a slug in the noggin. 15 years doesn’t cut it. The “Government” has always had the threat of violence to achieve its goals. If that is silencing the Tea Party or any other group, it will prevail. Nobody can defend themselves from tyranny.

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  7. Uncle Dirt

    November 21st, 2012

    The progtards whine about racial profiling but it bears mention that none of these a$$hats is named Joe Brown or Bill Jones. I’m just saying…

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  8. Unruly Refugee

    November 21st, 2012

    Hey,!, I have a pancake holster with a thumb break just like that one in the picture. Almost went to make sure it was still there. Best holster made. Comfortable and stylish enough to wear to church.

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  9. Unruly Refugee

    November 21st, 2012

    It is good to see that the FBI can still function during times of government chaos and corruption. Wonder how long that will last.

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