FBI Warns Police After NYC Ineffectual Terror Raid
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
and Homeland Security counterterrorism officials are warning police departments
around the country to be on the lookout for evidence of homemade bombs.
A joint FBI and Homeland Security intelligence warning,
(yes we know Homeland Security intelligence is an oxymoron),
issued Monday, lists indicators that could tip off police to homemade hydrogen
peroxide-based explosives, such as people with burn marks on their hands, face or arms;
foul odors coming from a room or building; and large industrial fans or multiple window fans.
The warning also said that these homemade explosive materials can be hidden in
backpacks, suitcases or plastic containers.
Residents in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens on Monday described officers
armed with search warrants swarming their immigrant neighborhood at about 2:30 a.m.
Akbari Amanullah, a cab driver who lived in an apartment with four other natives
of Afghanistan, said when he arrived home from work afterward, he was told that one of his
roommates had been taken away.
The search warrant was issued to search the residence for explosives material
after the unidentified man, who was under surveillance for possible links to the al-Qaeda terrorism network, visited New York City over the weekend and then left the area.
The FBI and Homeland Security search did not find any explosives materials,
according to a person briefed on the matter who was not authorized to discuss
the case and requested anonymity.
The Connecticut Survivalist Alliance (CSA),
has theorized that the FBI did find Diet Coke and Mentos,
and is now searching for dangerous "domestic terrorists" armed with