Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Suspected Terrorist Charged

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An already jailed terror suspect had more charges piled on. He was attempting to blow up fuel facilities and the trans-continental pipeline:

Reynolds wanted to help al-Qaida units attack fuel facilities "to reduce energy reserves, create environmental hazards (he had better not say that or he'll lose his lefty support--ed), increase anxiety, and require substantial expenditure of funds and government personnel, including the military, to protect those locations," the indictment alleges.

...At a December detention hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus Jr. said Reynolds had tried to work with al-Qaida to target the Williams natural gas refinery in Opal, Wyo.; the Transcontinental Pipeline, a natural-gas pipeline that runs from the Gulf Coast through Pennsylvania to New York and New Jersey; and a Standard Oil refinery in Perth Amboy, N.J., that no longer exists.

Now that is scary. I've recently been working on the pipeline system and that would be a crushing attack. As I've said previously, the next attack won't be for show, it'll be an attempt to cripple us economically.

The vast majority of our fuel storage depots are unprotectable due to facility placement near major roads or open spaces.

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