Suspected Texas Terror Plot a ‘Prank’?

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At around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, five foreign Muslims were arrested at a historic courthouse in San Antonio. They were found with pictures of “infrastructure” around the country including malls, government buildings and water systems. After the media reported on the bomb scare, officials reacted quickly to downplay a possible link to terrorism and the media followed suit. Now, the group of five is being depicted as a harmless group of pranksters.

Law enforcement arrived at the Bexar County Courthouse after an alarm went off. The police found that two individuals had entered the 120-year-old facility through a fire escape, while three others were inside a rented RV in front of the building. The five suspects are French-Moroccans, all in their early 20s. Their names are being withheld. The group’s photographs showed they had traveled around the country, snapping photos of sites including shopping malls and public buildings, as well as water systems, which are not exactly a typical tourist attraction.

The group had legal 90-day visas and told the authorities they arrived in New York on September 11 from London. At least three of the suspects are on an FBI watch list. The four that arrived in New York then went to New Jersey and rented an RV. They then met with the other that flew into Miami. The RV had plates from California at the time of the incident.

Another fact that is being treated as a coincidence is that the GEOINT Symposium, the “nation’s largest intelligence event of the year,” was behind held only blocks away. Dozens of intelligence officials, including the chief of the U.S. Strategic Command and undersecretary of defense for intelligence, attend and speak.

The suspects’ explanation for their illegal entry into the Bexar County Courthouse is that they wanted “to get a better view of the city”—at 1:30 in the morning. Deputy Chief Dale Bennett confirmed that they had beer bottles in their possession and two of the men acted intoxicated. He also confirmed that three of the men’s names showed up on the watch list and that their names are uncommon, making it unlikely that all three are cases of mistaken identities.

They were interviewed by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security. Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Louis Antu tried to calm the media storm about the suspects being terrorists, saying, “We don’t have any indication that’s what they were.” The five are being prosecuted on charges of burglary.

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  • Chezwick_mac

    Yep…it's all very innocent. In the eyes of the clueless infidels, the beer automatically confers a non-religious atmospheric that validates the 'hi-jinx' excuse. Wonder if the San Antonio police are aware that several of the 9-11 terrorists were frequenters of strip-clubs in the weeks before their "martyrdom"?

    • Ken

      I agree totally, mac!!!

    • al Kidya

      Right you are, Chezwick_mac.

      When are the dhimmis going to wake up and smell the Arabic coffee brewing in the US?

      I cannot believe the FBI is swallowing this taqiyyah. Even the mayor of San Antonio is trying to appease Muslims. I can, however, expect this response from the media.
      CAIR must have greater influence than I thought.

  • Fred Dawes

    Madness, we need some guy in power that can see the enemies.

  • Amused

    Well the Bexar county officials seem convinced of a prank . Better go check out the mentality of Gov.Perry's Texas . As well as the Judge bat the hearing .

  • MartyG

    I think it more likely that some have been turned and are being released back as informants

    • Choi

      And YOU think that it is possible to "Turn" a Jihadist.
      It's mentalities like yours that have us in this situation.
      Your mama raised a FOOL.

  • kafir4life

    Well…..If it was just a prank, then they should be given a TV show. It'd be islamophobic to not give them one.

    allahu snackbar!

  • Lex40

    Burglary is still a crime !

  • StephenD

    “Usually when you think of someone trying to commit a terrorist attack it’s not with a sombrero and waving a gavel.”
    Just like the Bar hopping and Hawaiian shirt wearing fellas from 9/11.Nothing to be concerned about.BTW, has anyone heard what Government bldgs. these Fun Seekers had prints of? Were those in their possession just so "they could get a better view of the city" too?

  • mike b

    I heard this story on the news, and yes, the wire service feed that was broadcast on whatever radio news broadcast I was listening to portrayed the pranksters as simply a bunch of drunks.

    No mention of the watch-list parts of the story.

    The wire services and the MSM are not merely sloppy. They are KNOWINGLY supporting Islamists and terrorists and all things leftist.

  • mrbean

    Charge them deport them – that way they never get another visa.

  • Danielle Gleason

    1. Muslims don't drink alcohol.
    2. What about the photos and plans in their possession?
    I think that this really was taken seriously, why the officials decided to play it down, I don't know, but we'll find out when they blow up Disneyland.

  • alexander

    Our officials said this about (9/11) reports about Muslims learning only to fly a plane, not taking off/landing:"what, you think they will fly a plane into our buildings? Are you crazy??"..
    Oops.
    However, if they say anything about Muslims, they would be fired.
    The same goes for Texas Fort Hood killer……….
    Viva PC!!! Bye bye USA!!! :(

  • tanstaafl

    Hard to notice the nose on your own face……..

    There are too many incidents like this to not suspect a conspiracy of silence by the government.

  • tagalog

    Yep, the boys arrive in New York by plane from London, rent a vehicle, and head off for the fun capitol of the United States, San Antonio. On the way, they just saw some reservoirs and power plants that were so scenic they just had to take a few photos to show the family back home. They probably wanted to see the Alamo in San Antonio; I know Islam must find that story inspiring. I'm sure they would have avoided the border. Just a bunch of Muslim guys on a fun-filled, infrastructure-admiring, sombrero-wearing, beer-swilling, Don't Mess With Texas, adventure. That MUST be the right interpretation. After that, they'd be off to the lap dance emporium.

    • Choi

      The "boys" just happened to arrive on 9/11.
      No symbolism there./SARC ON
      Dates and anniversaries are "meaningless" to Islamist Jihadis-and I'll give you a "Quitclaim Deed" to the Brooklyn Bridge!
      SARC OFF:
      Do they really expect us to believe their BULL$H!T?

  • The concerned

    I do not understand, If the names of 3 fun loving 20 year old moslem forigners were on FBI's watch list. How in the hell they were issued a visa.
    I am Christian from Middle east, and know Islam very well.
    Waske up America.

  • pagegl

    What purpose does the FBA watch list serve if people on it are allowed into the country?

  • Jim

    We have an even bigger prank. A man who has no reliable proof that he was born in the US except for a hastily and recently filled in birth certificate by a friend in the Hawaiian government and consequently who was never naturalized is therefore not even a citizen of the US has become the President of the US.

    Now that is funny.

    • Amused

      I guess the announcent of his birth in the Hawaian Newspaper dont count huh Jim ? And no , no "freind in Hawaii " hastily filled out a birth certificate .It's been on record unless the whole of the Hawaiian civil government is "in on the deception " .
      Sorry Jim , if your sarcasm is "on " my bad . If not then you're as big a fool as "The Donald " .

  • nick

    So when is Imam Obama having them over to the White House for a private prayer meeting? I am sure they will be released, and these blithering Liberal idiots are still complaining about Muslims being profiled closely in NY? What happened to this great country, PC run amok and in the most stupid of ways.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlvEptmF434 Jason

    Hey Jim,
    More on that other prank:
    Did you know he was "disbarred" and does not have a law license?
    Did you know Michelle was also "disbarred" and does not have a law license?
    Did you know he never actually attended Columbia?
    Did you know the long form birth certificate is 100% counterfeit?
    Did you know presenting a counterfeit birth certificate is a federal felony?
    Did you know that if we were a nation of laws then he would not even be considered for reelection? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlvEptmF434

    • Amused

      And Jim , did you know that Jason is a numbskull who can not prove not one single statement that he just blurted out ? Because there is none . That you tube just may be Jasson or some other ignoramus making such statements …that's PWOOF HUH ?

  • Cap'n Krunch

    They should be dead right now.

  • myohmy

    America's leaders and the media act like everyone counts…. everyone except us Americans. They appease illegal mexicans… appease muslims… appease african-Americans and their leaders…. Our leaders are the biggest ass kissing appeasers on the planet. And they lie to us on a daily basis and use their media stooges to prevent us from learning the truth just as they've done once again with these lies about these 5 muslims who came here legally same as the 19 terrorists that killed 3,000 of our citizens and destroyed our WTC's. Our leaders demand that we just shut up and ignore muslims who insult America and take anti American stands in favor of our enemies. Muslims like the Ft. Hood killer Nasan who shot 50 of our bravest defenders killing 13. Nasan's overt anti American words and deeds were ignored until he started killing us. Be aware that our leaders will always give the enemy first shot at us.. yes AT US before trying to stop them. That means defending yourself, your loved ones and your country is up to you. We have the 2nd. amendment….. use it. Don't be surprised when it happens hear you, be ready.

  • OCCUPUSSIE

    Keep your eyes on Jerusalem ….."when Jerusalem is encompassed by armies know that the end is nigh"…..then follows the Great Tribulation, Heavenly signs and finally the Day of The Lord. Christ says that the troubles/trials of the Great Tribulation will be like what has never been before and will never be again. Very frightening considering 120 million murdered by the evil despots of the world last century. And this will repeat itself 10 fold or more who knows in the span of 3.5 years during the great tribulation Each and ever one of this needs to get spiritually right….RIGHT NOW.

  • RiverFred

    Great idea, pretend your drunk so if your caught you have an excuse for taking pictures of high profile buildings.. Yup only the politically correct would buy that BS.

  • CarolynK

    Please tell me someone is taking this seriously. This just cannot be another example of idiocy where these people are concerned. FrontPageMag guys you have to get to the bottom of this. I feel as though I have landed on another planet.

  • Amused

    LOLOL…..these people ARE serious CarolynK , and you ARE on another planet .And I'm sure FPM WILL get to the bottom of this [literally ] …..,just like the DASTARDLY ATTEMPTED OBAMA APOLOGY TO THE JAPS …lol….and Obama's "wish for more defeat in WW2 " ?@#$&+*
    Yup, you guessed it gal , you're on the Planet Mungo ,an Emperor Ming in the Whitehouse will be worshipped or suffer the pain of death .Mwaaahahahah

  • kafir4life

    Isn't the Obama administration an elaborate prank?

  • oldtimer

    They are "testing the waters". Just make up some excuse and see what happens. Those gullable, nieve, politically correct,(etc) will believe and accept anything. So they laugh at us again.

  • kafirman

    The comedy of this event is that these suspects are Muslims and everyone knows that Muslims are disproportionately terrorists. [Fewer know that immanent Muslim jihadists can commit self-indulgent deeds because these will be expiated (according to Islamic doctrine).] Their Islamic identity is discounted as no evidence ("We don't have any indication that's what they were"), but their broadly anti-Islamic behavior (drinking alcohol) is proof that they are not terrorists.

    The games the multicultural mind must play on itself is amazing.