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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Comments (3)
  1. Right Winger says:

    Lies??? maybe they were auditioning for a new season of “24” and wrote their own scripts…But! I highly doubt it. Now they can go play hide the salami in federal prison for being anti American AND anti Islaam

  2. CBS Liberal Reporter says:

    This is all lies. Islam is a peaceful religion. These men were just practicing the Islamic way of the peace. Lies Lies Lies by the evil western devils. These men are innocent.

    1. Peace out says:

      Peace for muslims must mean “attack” or “kill”.

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