New York police arrest ‘lone wolf’ bomb plot suspect

The LA Times reports: “A U.S. citizen who learned bomb-making on the Internet and considered changing his name to Osama out of loyalty to Osama bin Laden has been arrested on charges of plotting to blow up post offices and police cars and to kill U.S. troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, authorities said.

Jose Pimentel, 27, a Dominican-born convert to Islam, was on the verge of testing his homemade explosives in a mailbox when he was arrested in a Manhattan apartment, New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said.

‘We had to act quickly yesterday because he was in fact putting this bomb together,’ Kelly said at a City Hall news conference with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr. ‘It would have been not appropriate for us to let him walk out the door with that bomb.’

Bloomberg described Pimentel as ‘a total lone wolf’ not working in conjunction with anyone else or with terrorist groups abroad, despite his devotion to Al Qaeda. ‘He was not part of a larger conspiracy.’…” (This headline is only a beginning. America has just been informed by our security people that hotel chains are going to warn guests to call the desk if suspicious individuals are acting strangely. God help us. Give us a dynamic new president who will not play footsie with these demonically controlled murderers – II Timothy 3:1; Luke 21:25.)