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7:10 PM ET, June 2, 2007

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WNBC:
4 Charged In Plot To Blow Up Jet Fuel At JFK  —  NEW YORK — According to NewsChannel4's Jonathan Dienst, sources said federal investigators have made arrests in an alleged terror plot on Kennedy Airport.  —  Four people have been charged.  One is in custody in New York.  Three suspects are thought to be overseas.
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Adam Goldman / Associated Press:
4 charged in JFK Airport terror plot  —  NEW YORK - Federal authorities announced Saturday they had broken up a suspected Muslim terrorist cell planning a "chilling" attack to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airport, kill thousands of people and trigger an economic catastrophe by blowing …
ABCNEWS:
Feds Claim to Bust N.Y. Airport Terror Plot  —  Former Airport Cargo Worker Allegedly Plotted to Bomb Fuel Lines at JFK Airport in N.Y.  —  Authorities have arrested a former member of Guyana's parliament and a former cargo worker at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City who allegedly recruited …
Discussion: protein wisdom
The Blotter:
FBI Feared JFK Plotters Linked to Top Terrorist  —  Brian Ross and Richard Esposito Report:  —  FBI agents feared but never confirmed the three men accused of plotting to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York were linked to one of the most wanted al Qaeda leaders …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Feds bust terror plot at JFK airport in NYC?  Update: PDF of complaint added; Update: Suspect wanted Venezuelan visa to visit Iran  —  Possibly with some inside help.  I wonder how similar to last year's UK airline plot it'll turn out to be.  —  Stand by for updates.  —  Update: Not too similar.
William K. Rashbaum / New York Times:
4 Men Charged in Plot to Bomb Kennedy Airport  —  Federal law enforcement officials and New York City police said today that four people have been charged with conspiring to bomb Kennedy International Airport.  —  The plan, which was described by United States Attorney Roslynn R. Mauskopf as …
CNN:
Officials: Terror plot targeted JFK airport … NEW YORK (CNN) — Four men have been charged with conspiring to blow up jet fuel supply tanks and pipelines at John F. Kennedy International Airport.  —  Homeland Security sources said there is no current threat at the airport and the attack as planned was "not technically feasible."
Discussion: TalkLeft
CBS News:
4 Charged In New York Airport Terror Plot
Discussion: On Deadline
Associated Press:   Authorities charge 4, arrest 3 in NYC terror plot
Little Green Footballs:   Breaking: Terror Plot at Kennedy Airport
Chris Michaud / Reuters:   Four arrested in plot on JFK airport
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Steve Gilliard, 1966-2007  —  I first started corresponding with Steve Gilliard in January of 2005 when he was embroiled in a battle with Jonah Goldberg over the Armstrong Williams kerfuffle.  I don't remember what it was that triggered the conversation (I probably read this and laughed …
Discussion: Daily Kos and TalkLeft
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Mike Allen, consummate Beltway "journalist"  —  The Politico's "Chief Political Correspondent" Mike Allen (until recently Time's White House Correspondent") has a characteristically hard-hitting, insightful new article on Rove protegee Dan Bartlett and his departure from the White House.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:   Bush's 'truth-teller' leaving president's side
Michael Kinsley / Washington Post:
The Troop Funding Trap  —  What are you supposed to do, according to supporters of the Iraq war, if you think that the war is a dreadful mistake?  Suppose you are a member of Congress, elected by constituents who also, like most Americans, according to opinion polls, oppose the war.
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TeddySanFran / Firedoglake:
The Unusable Power  —  The primary power of Congress …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Jeff Stein / CQ.com:
Defense Officials Tried to Reverse China Policy, Says Powell Aide  —  The same top Bush administration neoconservatives who leap-frogged Washington's foreign policy establishment to topple Saddam Hussein nearly pulled off a similar coup in U.S.-China relations—creating the potential …
Charles Moore / Telegraph:
What if Israelis had abducted BBC man?  —  Watching the horrible video of Alan Johnston of the BBC broadcasting Palestinian propaganda under orders from his kidnappers, I found myself asking what it would have been like had he been kidnapped by Israelis, and made to do the same thing the other way round.
Diaa Hadid / Associated Press:
Islamic group targets women newscasters  —  GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Islamic group threatened to behead female TV broadcasters if they don't wear strict Islamic dress, frightening reporters and signaling a further shift toward extremism in the Gaza Strip.  —  The threat to "cut throats …
Discussion: Liberal Values
Walt Bogdanich / New York Times:
Toxic Toothpaste Made in China Is Found in U.S.  —  Consumers were advised yesterday to discard all toothpaste made in China after federal health officials said they found Chinese-made toothpaste containing a poison used in some antifreeze in three locations: Miami, the Port of Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
Execution moratorium extended until fall at least  —  Judge wants to see death chamber and study procedures  —  California's 15-month-old moratorium on executions was extended at least until October on Friday to give a federal judge time to visit a planned new death chamber at San Quentin …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Associated Press:
8 Foreign Islamic Militants Killed in Fighting With Somali O  —  MOGADISHU, Somalia — Eight foreign Islamic militants were killed during fighting with Somali government forces at a remote, mountainous northeastern Somali village, the vice president of the region said Saturday.
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Mohamed Olad Hassan / Associated Press:
U.S. warship bombards Somalia militants
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Jihad Watch
 
 
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National Post:
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