Holy Mary Mother of God !
" Thank goodness ex-mayor Giuliani is not around to mess things up this time."
Bush administration officials are delighted with the arrest last night of Kareem Ibrahim after a 16 month investigation thereby thwarting a serious plan to detonate jet fuel pipelines at JFK Airport in NYC.
Ibrahim was aboard Aeropostal Flight 861, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 for the 9 hour and 10 minute flight for Caracas, Venezuela when the pilots received the call for the aircraft to return to Piarco International Airport - Port of Spain, Trinidad. On its return, Ibrahim was arrested and taken to the Port-of-Spain CID where he was questioned by Special Branch head, Assistant Commissioner Richard Frederick on Friday night. He claimed he was on his way to CCS - Caracas - "to catch a flight to Iran."
Richard Kuprewicz, a pipeline expert and president of Accufacts Inc., an energy consulting firm that focuses on pipelines and tank farms, said the force of explosion would depend on the amount of fuel under pressure - potentially destroying parts of New York's borough of Queens, where the pipeline runs underground.
Buckeye Pipe Line Company is a major pipeline transportation provider in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern United States. The commodities the company hauls most often are refined petroleum products including JP-4 Jet Fuel to various sites from Pennsylvania to New York. Buckeye is the primary transporter of JP-4 into Newark International Airport, JFK International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport. The Jet Fuel pipeline runs from Allentown, PA through New Jersey, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y.
House Intelligence Committee member Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-R) stated :
" Every success is one failure that didn't happen"
This arrest last night demonstrates that law enforcement is capable of penetrating terrorist plots against targets in New York City especially now with Rudy Giuliani out of office -
who as late as September 5, 2001 had fought INS rules and policy to allow a sanctuary city for terrorists on expired visas.