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July 09, 2007

Trial Begins For (Non-Muslim) Would-Be Terrorist Who Sought Al Qaeda's Help In Terrorizing America... In Order To End The War

Don't question his patriotism. Conspiring with Al Qaeda to commit acts of terrorism is the highest form of patriotism.


Patriot!

The trial against a Wilkes-Barre man accused of aiding al-Qaida began this morning with opening statements that set the stage for the upcoming week.

Michael Curtis Reynolds, 49, on trial in Scranton's federal courthouse on multiple charges, is accused of communicating via the Internet with someone he believed was a member of al-Qaida, according to an indictment handed down last year.

Mr. Reynolds allegedly offered to help commit acts of terrorism by "identifying targets, planning terrorism attacks, describe bomb-making methods, among other services," the indictment reads. He allegedly suggested targeting pipeline systems and energy facilities in the U.S.

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In his opening statement, Mr. Reynolds' attorney, Joseph O'Brien, said Mr. Reynolds was also trying to find possible terrorists on the Internet to report to authorities. Mr. O'Brien compared the case to the Spy vs. Spy cartoon -- "They both decided to take matters into their own hands. They bumped into each other on the Internet."

I believe that like I believe Pete Townsend was just looking for child porn in order to "gain information" about child pornographers.


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