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2 with ties to Detroit area held in terror plotHeinrich von Oostbergern and William Roger Smith*, both of the Dearborn area, just west of Detroit, were simply on a vacation which is why Oostbergern had $7,000 in cash. The cell phones were taped together and another cell phone taped to a plastic bottle because they did not want to lose them in their luggage and wanted to make them harder to steal. And the box cutter and knife were to open mail during their long journey.
Amsterdam detains men on flight from U.S.; feds allege attack trial run
BY NATHAN HURST, ROBERT SNELL AND MARK HICKS
The Detroit News
Two men with ties to Metro Detroit are being held in Amsterdam after one was suspect ed of making a trial run in prep aration for a terrorist attack, federal authorities said.... the charges were so ludicrous that family members “were laughing about (the incident) when we heard it.”.
Some of you might speculate that this was some sort of "dry run" for using cell phones taped to explosives as triggering devices and the box cutter and knife as some weapons, but that is just totally unjustified speculation. Why should these men be singled out? It is clearly some sort of unwarranted *ethnic profiling.
How can people make such ludicrous judgments?