Another terror plot foiled.
November 24, 2001 8:37 PM   Subscribe

Another terror plot foiled. And it's not what you think.
posted by donkeyschlong (23 comments total)
 
Geez, they even called themselves the Trenchcoat Mafia. You'd think they could at least come up with a more original name.
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 8:46 PM on November 24, 2001


How about the PWA_BadBoys? ;-)
posted by Optamystic at 9:04 PM on November 24, 2001


Hey I want no part of it!
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 9:11 PM on November 24, 2001


"They said specifically it would be bigger than Columbine..."

I'm almost positive that's not what the guidance counselor had in mind when he told these kids to "dream big".
posted by MAYORBOB at 9:54 PM on November 24, 2001


Just when I thought it was safe to get my black trench coat out of moth balls... Doh. *heads to closet to put trench coat back*
posted by drezdn at 9:59 PM on November 24, 2001


these kids give a bad name for the repectable mafia hoods among us.
posted by lotsofno at 10:08 PM on November 24, 2001


Shucks. Can we still blame Marilyn Manson?
posted by bloggboy at 10:09 PM on November 24, 2001


I think at this point Marylin Manson would do anything for some publicity.
posted by solistrato at 10:14 PM on November 24, 2001


what kinda freaky home alone style villian weirdo has a trench coat anyhow? get him, boys!
posted by mcsweetie at 10:29 PM on November 24, 2001


what kinda freaky home alone style villian weirdo has a trench coat anyhow?

I wear a black navy trench coat whenever I go to bars because I don't want my Leather jacket to smell like smoke, or when I'm surrounded by vegans, or when I'm going to "dispense justice." Now I've just given my plan a way...

This is actually my second evil black trench coat, I wore one in high school and gave up on it post-columbine (though I was in college) lest someone think I was attempting to conceal a shotgun. I can't exactly remember why I bought a new one, I just know I was in the middle of North Dakota.
posted by drezdn at 10:45 PM on November 24, 2001


Anyone want to comment on this without, er, a joke? I'm all for jokes (a priest and a rabbi in trenchcoats walk into a bar. bartender says, do you believe in god?... hey, that's not bad, I just made that up) but this is still pretty, er, screwed up.
posted by kevspace at 10:50 PM on November 24, 2001


horay vegans! we've got him surrounded!~!!!
posted by kv at 11:03 PM on November 24, 2001


or when I'm surrounded by vegans

how do you know when you're going to be surrounded by vegans? do you call the place you are going to in advance, or do you always keep your trench coat with you in a backpack just in case?
posted by mcsweetie at 11:10 PM on November 24, 2001


how do you know when you're going to be surrounded by vegans?

I have friends who are very very vegan, and can't stand the sight of a leather jacket. If I know I'm going to be spending a lot of time around them, I don't wear my leather jacket out of respect for their beliefs...

As for a serious comment on the article, the same thing happened in Wisconsin within a few months of Columbine, but later reporters found at that the story didn't have much weight behind it. I wonder whether or not these kids were just talking about killing people, or were actually going to do it?

I had friends who talked about killing "jocks" during high school, I don't think they would have ever acted on it.
posted by drezdn at 11:41 PM on November 24, 2001


put those youngsters in a room with a couple of marine DI's and I guarantee positive results from these "kids".
posted by clavdivs at 8:02 AM on November 25, 2001



put those youngsters in a room with a couple of marine DI's and I guarantee positive results from these "kids".


Hey its Montel Williams!
posted by skallas at 8:50 AM on November 25, 2001


There is a problem with this, which JonKatz spent good amounts of time documenting on Slashdot within months of Columbine: a kind of geek profiling, or pre-emptive separation and punishment of kids who've done nothing wrong. Kids will often talk big about their revenge plans, especially when they've been the objects of abuse. In this case, there's no proof they were ever going to do the things they're alleged to have been planning, so punishing them as if they had is out of the question. Unfortunately that's going to be the popular drumroll, when what they probably need is intervention and therapy.
posted by dhartung at 8:59 AM on November 25, 2001


Anyone want to comment on this without, er, a joke?

Ok: If I went to school in New Bedford, I'd probably feel the same way.
posted by yerfatma at 9:26 AM on November 25, 2001


I don't usually link to The Onion, but I always thought this article hit the nail on the head.
posted by geoff. at 9:27 AM on November 25, 2001


I would like to see them all tried for treason and sent out of the country. Never to return. Yes, this may be a little difficult to enforce and harsh, given the evidence thus far, but the same goes for the anthrax persons responsible if/when they are tracked down. No more of this intervention and therapy. We all know it is wrong to plot to blow a place up or send viruses so why keep them around?Anyone else want these random terrorist actors around these parts?
posted by brent at 9:27 AM on November 25, 2001


So they can sneak back in with double the vendetta?
posted by tomorama at 11:02 AM on November 25, 2001


I would like to see them all tried for treason and sent out of the country.

A school is now an official government and they were planning to overthrow it? Sorry, even in the context of post 9/11 paranoia the suggestion that the conspiracy to commit murder should be changed to treason is incredibly ignorant and reactionary.

There hasn't even been a trial yet you've already decided their guilt and the proper charge. That's just wrong.
posted by skallas at 11:33 AM on November 25, 2001


all you need is love!
posted by kv at 5:30 PM on November 25, 2001


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