“Canadian” arrested in Cyprus for suspected Hezbollah terror plot

NICOSIA (Reuters) – Cyprus believes it may have foiled a major explosives attack, a security source said, in seizing nearly five tonnes of chemical fertilizer for a planned action Israel says bears the hallmarks of the Hezbollah guerrilla group.

Authorities detained a Lebanese-Canadian in late May after finding ammonium nitrate, a potential explosive, in his basement. Initially cited as two tonnes, security sources told Reuters on Tuesday the amount was in fact closer to five tonnes.

h/t Marvin

  • Exile1981

    The good news is they caught him, the bad news is he will sue the Canadian Government for allowing him to be arrested and held in a Cypress jail.

  • Achmed

    We love Canadian passports. They can get us into almost anywhere, at least until Harper wrecked our reputation with most of the third worl.
    The best thing about being a dual Canadian citizen is that we won’t be extradited to any country with the death penalty. Its about the only good thing about this too Eurocentric country.

  • SDMatt

    Are we talking about Occupied Cyprus?

    As in, Turkish Occupied Cyprus?

    As in, a “Pali” supporter launching an attack to “free Palestine [sic]” from Occupied Muslim Cyprus?

    The mind boggles.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      He was arrested in Larnaca, which is in the Greek half.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        The Dawn is coming.

  • andycanuck

    I wonder if he had been living in Lebanon and was part of the evacuation of citizens there?

  • Gary

    According to the Lib. Senator Grant Mitchell , this must be one of those Bad Apples among the 99.99999999999999999% in Canada that he asserts as peaceful and just want to pay taxes and rise their kids like any other family.

  • Alain

    Let us see the government apply the new law and revoke his Canadian citizenship. I am still awaiting that, because if not what was the point of the law.

    • pike bishop

      The whole thing is lawyers game.

  • pike bishop

    Canada has a long history of “keeping the peace” in Cypress.