Zubair Ahmed, Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum are accused of conspiring to kill or maim people outside the United States, including military personnel in Iraq. A fifth man . . . pleaded not guilty to similar charges last month . . . . Amawi, El-Hindi and Mazloum live in Ohio. All are U.S. citizens except Mazloum, who came to the U.S. legally from Lebanon.
The five allegedly sought recruits and sites for training in firearms, hand-to-hand combat and the use of explosives . . . [and] are [also] accused of agreeing to raise funds for training and downloading Internet information on improvised explosive devices.
Prosecutors said [the fifth man] and Zubair Ahmed met at a Muslim convention in Cleveland in 2004 with El-Hindi and a former U.S. military man who helped foil the plot.
Obviously that’s the type of story that places various aspects of the GWOT into their rightful perspectives. Especially if you happen to live in Ohio.
Unless, of course, you’re totally brain dead.