Bronx Terror Trial Jury Sees Missile Launcher Vid

NEW YORK (AP) — A video shows the alleged mastermind of a plot to attack New York synagogues and shoot down military planes practicing with a shoulder missile launcher.

The recording played for a jury yesterday at the Manhattan trial of James Cromitie and three other men show a paid FBI informant giving him a crash course in a bugged warehouse in Connecticut.

Cromitie says on the video that learning to shoot seemed “easy.” However, he adds, “I wish you had a blank, so we could take a shot.”

The men have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles to kill U.S. officers and employees.

The defense says the men were entrapped.

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