November 24, 2009

So Much for Brotherly Love

A second set of potential terrorists was charged with attempting to buy arms in Philadelphia in as many days.

Three Lebanese nationals and one American resident were charged today with attempting to obtain 1,200 M-4 military assault weapons for Hezbollah, the second set of such charges in as many days generated in Philadelphia.

U.S. Attorney Michael L. Levy declined to say if the government informer who penetrated the alleged smuggling ring was the same person cited in yesterday's allegations that a man connected to Hezbollah tried to obtain Stinger anti-aircraft missiles for Hezbollah, as well as M4s.

But the individuals charged are not the same.

"We are dealing with two different groups trying to buy M4s," he said.

Idiots. They should have simply asked for a stimulus grant.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 24, 2009 07:45 PM

So they caught two, but I am sure nobody knows how many more are out there. I'm with Bolton--I think I will pass on NYC for the next year or so, or as long as the trials go on.

Posted by: TimothyJ at November 24, 2009 08:04 PM

That's good stuff that they we're caught. Terrorists are bad. One of 'em tried to get stingers.

Of course the article said "M-4 military assault weapons". Thanks to you, CY, I can no longer read that without cringing.

And a commenter revealed: "Frankly, I am more scared of the gun nuts down south in Dixie."

He admitted it.

Liberals are actually more scared of someone south of the Mason Dixon line owning a pistol, then they are of a terrorist having a Stinger missile.

Posted by: brando at November 25, 2009 09:22 AM

i'm wondering why they are trying to buy M-4's..... you'd think AK's of some ilk would be more to their taste, and have more commonality with their existing logistics, unless someone is planning on using them to fake Israeli "atrocities"

not that i'm cynical, or anything.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 25, 2009 10:29 AM