Tuesday, February 21, 2006
It would be nice to know if the administration's much criticized "spying program" was the reason why we were able to arrest these Americans. Of course, you won't hear that possibility discussed in the mainstream media.
The Justice Department today announced indictments against three Ohio residents for allegedly plotting to attack U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq, although court documents do not make clear how far the trio got with their alleged plans.
The indictments unsealed today allege that the three defendants conspired to "kill or maim persons outside of the United States, including U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq," and to provide material support to terrorists. One of the men is also charged with distributing information about explosives and making verbal threats against President Bush, records show.
All three men were arrested during the weekend and made their first appearances today in federal court in Cleveland. Mohammad Zaki Amawi, 26, is a citizen of the United States and Jordan and previously lived in Toledo; Marwan Othman El-Hindi, 42, of Toledo is a U.S. citizen; and Wassim I. Mazloum, 24, of Toledo is a permanent legal resident.