BROOKLYN (PIX11) — Three Brooklyn men were arrested for allegedly attempting to join ISIS and carry out attacks on the U.S. — including planting a bomb on Coney Island — if they were not able to travel overseas, according to FBI officials.
The men were arrested Wednesday by the FBI and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The suspects have been identified as Abdurasul Juraboev, 24; Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19; and Abror Habibov, 30. They face charges that include providing material support for terrorists, authorities said.
An official added that it appears the three men had plans to carry out attacks in the U.S. if they were unable to join ISIS overseas. Officials say their plans also included killing President Obama, killing FBI agents and planting a bomb on Coney Island — all if ordered to do so by ISIS.
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The United States does not support Egyptian and Emirati airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya because the U.S. believes the crisis in Libya must be resolved politically and without outside interference, a Department of Defense spokesman said Tuesday.
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrying out airstrikes in Libya was different from U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant forces in Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told a briefing, because the U.S. was acting in Iraq, in a “very targeted” manner, at the request of its government.
“This wasn’t some unilateral decision by the United States to strike targets inside Iraq.”
“We discourage other nations from taking a part in Libya’s issues through violence,” Kirby said. “We want the issues solved in Libya to be done peacefully and through good governance and politics and not violence.”
He declined to “get into the specifics of our diplomatic discussions” with Egypt and the UAE over the airstrikes in Libya in recent days.
Seriously – it was only last Fall that this president was citing Yeman as a model of success.
On September 10, 2014, the White House released a couple of excerpts from Obama’s address to the nation on his strategy to combat terrorism abroad:
“But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.”
Today, via Gateway Pundit, the US Closed its Embassy in Yemen – Suspending ALL OPERATIONS
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