5 arrested in plot to blow up Cleveland bridge
FBI released photo of the five suspects
May 1st, 2012
10:58 AM ET

5 arrested in plot to blow up Cleveland bridge

By CNN Wire Staff

Five suspects, some of whom describe themselves as anarchists, were arrested after allegedly conspiring to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, the FBI said Tuesday.

"The public was never in danger from the explosive devices" because an undercover FBI agent was involved and the explosives were inert, the bureau said in a news release.

"The defendants were closely monitored by law enforcement," it said.

Authorities say three of the men are self-proclaimed anarchists who had considered "a series of evolving plots over several months."

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  1. Snuff

    The dude, 2nd from left, kinda looks like Ginger Baker of Cream.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  2. BJ Smegma

    Cock-meat sandwiches, anyone?

    May 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  3. Karl Marx was wrong

    “We are the 99%” Well, I certainly hope not. These shiftless bums are Obama’s Army of militant freeloaders. Attacking capitalism, what is that? In economic theory, Hayek’s free-market equal opportunity ideas are far more persuasive, and have a track record through history of prosperity and success, and still you want to attack that?

    These OWS Keynesian social justice tax-and-spend wealth re-distributionists have no track record of success. The failure of the east bloc and Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall falling after the communists saw themselves in an economic freefall, China’s change from communism to capitalism…How did you OWS folks miss all that?

    Maybe if you’d taken a harder chemical engineering major you could’ve figured out how to make explosives that work. Too bad about that C average in a sociology degree you can’t get a job with after running up $50,000 in debt. Party’s over, kids: Get a job. Be responsible for yourselves. It’s not society’s job to coddle you forever.

    May 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • Hahahahahaha

      You ARE in the 99%. Hahahahahahaha

      May 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
    • Clinton

      You're so F!@#$ing stupid it's unbelievable. Do you just make crap up in your head? How do you tie obama to the Occupy movement? He didn't start it, he didn't request it... Heck the movement doesn't even claim to be Democrat, they just claim that there's an elitist class in this country that has too much power and has created a massive inbalance in our free market economy.... I don't necessarily agree with that but that's what they believe, and that has nothing to do with the President, only !@#$ing idiots like yourself try to make this stuff out to be politics... As i have posted earlier... if you want to tie these guys to the Democrats then Timothy McVeigh should be tied to the Republicans... and he murdered children... do you stand for that? You fracking idiot... Go get a job and stop posting idiotic conspiracy theories on the web you just give the rest of the world the wrong impression... that people in America are f!@#$ing nuts.

      May 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
  4. Clinton

    Oh please... now we'll hear it from idiots trying to turn this thing into a political argument. You realize that there were idiots before there were political parties right? Yeh these are some of America's lowest common denominators... they are stupid... obviously... and if you believe that these people somehow reflect the opinion or statement of either of the main Political parties in our country, you're dumber than these guys are... It looks like a group of virgins that nobody paid attention to that nobody liked.. and they grew up to be losers that wanted people to know who they were... so they made plans to blow something up and were too damn stupid to even build a bomb to do it with.... These people are idiots and no way reflect the attitudes of either Party.... so get off it

    May 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Reply
    • George

      Occupy Wall Street activists planning to blow up a bridge isn't political? You're stumbling trying to distance yourself. OWS is purely political, and it made news not because of the groundswell of support for their good ideas, but because of disgust with their violence, and drugs, and squalor, and inability to articulate a message.

      Most OWS rioted and threw stuff and broke windows and pooped on cars. They got batoned and maced. These guys plotted to blow up a bridge so will be prosecuted.

      May 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
      • Clinton

        George, no it may be that these 5 idiots decided to plan to bomb this bridge for political reasons, my point is they do not represent a major political party... The fact that they are self described "anarchists" should point any person with half a brain (obviously not you) to understand that they are people that don't subscribe to a political party, just because they went to a Occupy meeting doesn't mean that Occupy supports them, nor does it come close to meaning the Democratic party supports them... only an idiot like yourself would try to make that tie... like i said, It would make as much sense to say these guys represent Dems... as it would be to say that Timothy McVeigh Represented the Republican party... he killed over a hundred people... think that's a fair assessment? Oh and since when did i say i support the Occupy movement, i think they're a bunch of Hippy throw-backs that need to get a job, but i believe in freedom of expression and the right to non-violent protest... if they want to protest they can just like the idiot tea-partiers did years ago... It's not the point of this article, i am just pointing out that stupid people like yourself like to push politics front and center for everything instead of understanding the truth, you paint it in a picture any way you want.... These guys weren't part of the Occupy movement, It says in the article specifically that these guys showed up to an Occupy rally and tried to get the crowd to conduct violent activities... but left when the protestors insisted on being Non-violent........ Did you even graduate highschool? how dumb can you be? read the article fool it's all in black and white.

        May 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  5. joebob

    Apparently good haircuts are not part of their plan, seriously Cleveland?

    May 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • Rick

      Nice crew – Must be from the south. Daryl, his brother Daryl, his cousin Daryl, his moma Daryl and Daddy Daryl

      May 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  6. Hahahahahaha

    I bet they all voted GOP last year. Hahahahahahaha

    May 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Reply
    • Art

      On the contrary. They are all part of Occupy Wall Street whose May Day purpose is to disrupt capitalism in the name of social justice. The FBI spokesman is stating that they're not investigating movements, only criminal individuals, but do you remember Obama's green jobs czar, Van Jones, and his weather underground terrorist buddy from Chicago, Bill Ayres? Prominant OWS leaders.

      May 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
      • Cleveland

        That doesn't mean they didn't vote GOP. Look at all those idiots down south that vote GOP because they think the GOP represent them.

        May 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • James Grofield

      These five gentlemen are the face of the militant left, Occupy Wall Street. I doubt they voted GOP. An FBI handler directed an informant to inflitrate the OWS rally in Cleveland where on October 21 he first met Douglas Wright, 26, who reportedly confided details of his group’s planned attacks “against corporate America and the financial system,” according to court filings.

      Correct me if I'm mistaken, but didn't Obama and Pelosi embrace the OWS movement when it first emerged? Isn't resigned Obama green jobs czar Van Jones and Obama's old buddy, weather underground terrorist Bill Ayres, deeply involved in the organization and activities of OWS?

      If so, it's really counterintuitive that these guys vote republican. Are you saying that just because they're white males? Isn't that stereotyping?

      May 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
      • Clinton

        Okay, you realize you sound dumber than the people in this article right? "the militant left wing" are you fricken stupid? There is no militant left wing, there's no militant right wing. That makes as much sense as saying Tim Mcveigh was the Militant right wing... because he claimed to be a conservative!!!!! ......... really? are you that F!@#$ing dumb? There are extremists out there, they belong to NEITHER political party because Neither of our political parties call for violence.... besides didn't you hear how they found out about thiese guys? The FBI was informed that they were trying to incite violence so they went to the meeting these guys attended where these guys were not accepted and left because the people at that rally believed in ONLY non-violent protest..... Seriously... idiots like you are the problem with America, you put labels on people and demonize the people who don't agree with you, you make everyone that doesn't believe what you believe out to be some Evil terrorists... Well sorry to tell ya, that's not the case, you're just a psycho that doesn't have any common sense or the capability to comprehend what you read.

        May 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  7. Choad

    What?......they're not 'TERRORISTS'?

    Oh, that's right – they're not Muslims.

    May 1, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
  8. michaelfury

    Were these explosives "inert"?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/movers-and-shakers/

    Sorry, wrong bridge plot.

    May 1, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply

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