FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in U.S.

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials.

A Federal law enforcement official who asked not to be named said there was a known threat to Los Angeles International Airport, but did not say whether this was a new threat or was associated with Islamic State.

CNN said the investigation started after intercepted communication and other intelligence information that led officials to believe that a plot could be under way.

The network quoted an official as saying the plot focused on parts of California and that officials there had stepped up security.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Blowing up LAX is always one of those goofy plots by Islamists that have NEVER SEEN LAX.
    It’s like saying I’m going to blow up Toronto.
    Then you would ask what part of Toronto, and then I (speaking as a terrorist) would say “all of it!”
    Then you just shake your head and walk away.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      If they really wanted to fuck us up they would focus on smaller targets.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        If they were thinking strategically maybe, but they are all chasing the dragon of the “next 9/11” and there ain’t gong to be one.
        They can’t pull it off.
        They don’t have the resources, the brains, or the organizational skills to do those things anymore.
        Off the top of my head I can think of several things that really WOULD disrupt the fabric of the west, but I never say what they are, but it’s real nightmare fuel.
        They would not be small, but it would require nothing on the level of the resources of a 9/11 either.
        Like I said, what is saving us is their idiocy.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I work at a power station.
          I keep asking where the fucking guns are.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Although bad, and a serious inconvenience, it’s not something that would unravel the confidence of North America.
            Rest assured, you have some level of security that they probably don’t talk about much.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I’d know where to hide because I have had to think about it.
            But, if they came I’d want to fight back.

    • LAX is the worst airport I’ve ever flown trough. I’m sure that there are airports in Africa, or the Former USSR, which are as bad. I haven’t been to those.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        It’s not optimum, but it is far from the worst ‘American ingenuity’ has to offer the international traveler. Actually, I don’t think it’s that bad, but I grew up with it.
        Other than its size, I forgot what you hated about it.
        Also, what year were you there?
        It might have gotten worse. 🙂

        • Size? Heathrow is bigger, but if my flight at Heathrow is re-scheduled someone will tell be. I mean, they will at least bother to post it on the screen-thingy.

          And well, how do I put this delicately: Heathrow is not staffed by a bunch of bored, stoned Mexicans and snotty black girls who think it’s effing hilarious when you’re lost and don’t know where your luggage is, because f*** you.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I apologize for our blacks.

            The stoned Mexicans can be helpful if you manage them correctly.

            Heathrow (Terminal 2) is good. I like it except for their customs passport control, but not too hard to bring in lots of undeclared liquor.

            If you want the worlds most awesome airports I have to say that it’s a three-way-tie between San Diego (Lindberg Field), Gardermoen in Oslo, and finally Tucson Arizona.
            All three are bliss, but for different reasons.
            Tucson is in-out no fuss no muss. I’m talking 10-minutes from getting out of your seat to having your luggage and your friend picking you up at the curb.

          • I’m sadly past the point where I think flying is neat. I basically just want to get through the airport without being molested, robbed or delayed to death.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            When I had to, I didn’t like it.
            Now that I fly for pleasure, I just look upon everything as an adventure, and things just seem easier on me for it.
            Also, before your next trip, just get a GOES Card, or the Canadian equivalent (NEXUS?), it just makes things easier.

          • I loved flying when I was a kid. It was so exciting.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Me too!
            I always get the window seat over the wing so I can watch the flaps move up and down.
            I love that part!

          • I like the window seat.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I have never liked flying. My mother informs that I was the only child she had who pulled tantrums BEFORE take-off. 😉

            It was later discovered that I had an inner ear (left) condition which was surgically corrected. But by that time, the pattern had been set. I had learned to hate flying.

            Never got over it, either, despite a career that had me flying all over the place – sometimes are little dinky planes that scare the shit out of most. They sure did me!

  • thomas

    As if Obama gives a hoot!