NATO summit opens against backdrop of protests, foiled terror plot
May 20th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

NATO summit opens against backdrop of protests, foiled terror plot

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The road map out of the war in Afghanistan is expected to be drawn up by U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders when they gather Sunday at the NATO summit in Chicago.

Against a backdrop of massive protests – and a foiled, homegrown terror plot that targeted Obama and others – the summit will open with NATO countries trying to figure out how to meet a 2014 withdrawal from an unpopular war while shoring up Afghanistan's security forces.

Security is expected to be tight at the summit following the arrest of three men, described by authorities as anarchists who plotted to attack Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters and lob Molotov cocktails at police during the summit.

Police insist there are no imminent threats to the leaders of more than 50 nations gathering at the summit.

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  1. dustin

    Wake up sheeple!! Cnn why are you hidin whats been happening in Iceland and how their people did Whats Right by shutting down the Bs they called government! Similar to the US. Oh and you also leave out Greenland! Where is the truth about america! Our so called government! Oh they sensor the news. Letting us only hear what they want us too! you dont talk about the CIA plane crash. Oh they were smuggling cocaine. Not transporting prisinors! Where are these stories!!

    May 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  2. Nero

    We are legion, we do not forgive we do not forget. Take those animals off their horses!

    May 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Reply
  3. Alfred Ziggy

    "Foiled homegrown terror plot"??!! Police operative had been watching them for a month and shows up with the bottles for molotov cocktails? Sounds like another case of our FBI/DHS/Police targeting losers and punks, filling their heads with nonsense and violent ideas (which is the double crimes of incitement and entrapment), then providing fake materials. After arrest, congratulating themselves and patting themselves on back. Security Theater, in lieu of actually doing their jobs!

    May 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply

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