Monday, December 22, 2008

Fort Dix Terrorists Guilty

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A home grown cell of Eastern European jihadi's was found guilty of conspiring to attack troops at Fort Dix in central New Jersey:

The defendants were acquitted of attempted murder charges but face life in prison.

The jury spent six days deliberating.

Six men were arrested on May 7, 2007, in New Jersey, as two of them were meeting a confidential government witness "to purchase three AK-47 automatic machine guns and four semi-automatic M-16s to be used in an attack they had been planning from at least January 2006," according to a criminal complaint.

The sixth defendant, Agron Abdullahu, pleaded guilty in October to a reduced charge of providing firearms to illegal aliens and received a sentence of 20 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Abdullahu told the court in October that, from January 2006 to May 2007, he and Turkish-born Serdar Tatar provided firearms to brothers Dritan Duka, Shain Duka and Eljvir "Elvis" Duka.

The Duka brothers, born in the former Yugoslavia, were in the United States illegally.
It was an interesting case from the start and a hard one to prove but the government presented a compelling timeline and convinced the jury that these men did indeed intend to attack our soldiers.

Islamic men planned to use our openness against us and attack in a style that seems eerily like the attacks in Mumbai. The tactic is most-likely the wave of the future for terror attacks as even the most mentally inept jihadi saw what ten terrorist scumbags did in that city armed only with explosives, automatic weapons and some amphetamines.

This is one more example of just how well the Bush administration has prosecuted the War on Terror. It's a combination of military prowess, legal actions and just plain luck but we've not been attacked on our soil since 9/11 and Bush deserves praise for that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Follow the trial of the Illinois Gov. who was even caught on tape, trying to sell a congressional seat, and compare with this. Even the reporters didn't have much to report here on what evidence was used against the men. I would say that they were not given the proper defense, and were found guilty because were "illegal", and similar stereotypes that the persecutors played for the probably not that bright jury.