"[John] Kerry said, and I quote, 'The war on terror is far less of a military operation and far more of an intelligence-gathering law-enforcement operation.' I disagree.... After the chaos and carnage of September the 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.
NEW YORK – Four men arrested on charges of plotting to bomb a Jewish temple and shoot down military planes are expected to appear Thursday in federal court in White Plains.
Officials told The Associated Press the arrests came after a nearly yearlong undercover operation that began in Newburgh, N.Y., about 70 miles north of New York City.
James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen, all of Newburgh, were charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction within the United States and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Three of the defendants are U.S. citizens and one is of Haitian descent, officials said.
Rep. Peter King, the senior Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, was briefed on the case following the arrests.
"This was a long, well-planned investigation, and it shows how real the threat is from homegrown terrorists," said King, of New York.
Who knew that John Kerry was such a visionary when it came to protecting the United States of America?
No word yet on who was waterboarded and what countries were invaded to effect the arrests of these alleged terrorists.