Another U.S. Islamist Attack Foiled
Let's hear it again for the Patriot Act! Once again it appears to have functioned as it was supposed to -- allowing authorities to capture bad guys before they could kill good guys. Only a bad guy, a pathetically clouded-thinking liberal or a too-extreme privacy hawk can't understand that.
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. - Six nationals of the former Yugoslavia were arrested early Tuesday on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army base and "kill as many soldiers as possible," federal authorities said.
The six were scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Camden later Tuesday to face charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen, said Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey. Five of them lived in Cherry Hill, he said.
A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because documents in the case remain sealed, said the men were arrested as part of a joint federal and local investigation.
The officials said the attack was stopped in the planning stages.