Visiting one of the synagogues, New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said all four "wanted to commit jihad".

If you are just a wee bit skeptical about the seriousness of today’s “big terror bust” in Riverdale, New York, you are not alone. Reading the BBC’s dry reportage on this seems to indicate that the radicalizing force for this, um, “cell,” was the FBI informant. It was the informant that suggested and provided access to the phony stinger and phony bomb materiel.

Even establishment media outlets have had to ask about the coincidental timing of these arrests, coming about 90 minutes before President Obama’s big national security/terrorism/Guantanamo speech. It does deserve a “hmmm,” but I would ask a slightly different question: Does it seem a little too coincidental that these arrests come about three hours before a big speech on national security by former veep Dick Cheney?

Gregg Levine

Gregg Levine

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