Feds: Boston terror suspect planned to kill officials, attack mall
BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) -- Investigators have charged a man with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and other crimes, the acting U.S. attorney for Massachusetts said Wednesday.
Tarek Mehanna, 27, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, traveled overseas, sought training from the Taliban, wanted to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq and hoped to kill one or two members of the executive branch of the U.S. government, said Michael K. Loucks, the acting U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.
Judging from the picture, the reason they couldn't find any "assault weapons" was that they kept getting sidetracked by those delicious infidel Twinkies... It really looks like this was the "B" or maybe even "C" team here - more of a Keystone Terrorist group. They watched videos, they flew to hotspots, I'll bet they played lots of first person shooters, too, and figured they knew how to handle an AK based on using one in Counterstrike...
In all seriousness, it's a good thing they were so incompetent. An attack on a mall outside of Boston would have been Sarah Brady's wet dream; as it stands they'll probably gloat about this attack being foiled because of MA's tough gun laws... In any case, it sounds like what could have been a nasty attack was foiled based on good surveillance of the players combined with a little incompetence on the part of the bad guys.
In any case, be careful out there, folks...
That is all.