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chicago bomb plot, just what the fed wanted
DrMarty | May 21, 2012 at 03:37 amby
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Three young men came to Chicago to protest the NATO meeting and were arrested by Chicago police last Wednesday.
They are charged with plotting firebomb attacks on Obama's campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house, police stations, and other targets. Prosecutors claim the men filled up bottles with gasoline.
Defense attorney Michael Deutsch ridiculed the affair, saying undercover police brought molotov cocktails to the suspects. Deutsch said two officers or informants, calling themselves "Mo" and "Gloves" were also arrested in the raid, but have dropped out of sight.
Deutsch said "This is just propaganda to create a climate of fear. My clients came to peacefully protest."
The Chicago Times reported that Chicago prosecutors claim the three suspects are "self-proclaimed anarchists, and members of the `Black Bloc' group," but no substantiation of this prosecution claim has so far appeared.
Jared Chase, Biran Church, and Brent Vincent Betterly were each being held on $1.5 million bond, charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an explosive or incendiary device, and providing material support for terrorism.
A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that the arrests of the three men did not involve the FBI, but only the Chicago police.
Curiously, a day after the arrests, the Chicago Tribune carried this Reuters item: "The FBI said on Thursday there was `absolutely no indication' of a terror attack threat in Chicago, although the city was considered a potential target even before .... leaders meet for this weekend's NATO summit.
"FBI agent Ross Rice said the agency will be on heightened alert in Chicago, with extra agents brought in to react if its intelligence network sniffs out a plot."
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