New York man admits planning to join Yemen terror group
June 26th, 2013
09:42 PM ET

New York man admits planning to join Yemen terror group

By CNN's Carol Cratty

A New York man admitted trying to travel to Yemen to join the terror group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, according to newly unsealed court documents.

Justin Kaliebe, 18, was arrested on January 21 at John F. Kennedy Airport as he tried to board a plan for Oman with plans to travel from there to Yemen. Less than a month later Kaliebe pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to terrorists and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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  1. Rick

    This guy goes to prison but Obama just announce $300 million dollars to Syrian Terrorists. So when is Obama going to prison?

    June 29, 2013 at 10:33 am | Reply
    • USMC1371

      Thats 300 million on top of the 500 million that kerry already gave them.

      June 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • athens guy

      Goes right there with Reagan and Bush I arming the Taliban and al Qaeda, I mean, the Mujahadeen

      June 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Reply
      • USMC1371

        So two wrongs make a right? Stupidy is not learning from your mistakes.

        June 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm |
  2. George Patton

    Did this Justin Kaliebe really plan to join the "terrorist" group or did he just confess under duress? With so many crooks in our justice system, it's hard to tell!

    June 27, 2013 at 11:13 am | Reply
  3. MIB

    Another home grown wannabe, a martyr looking for a cause. Let me guess a week minded social outcast that has social issues. The religion of the middle east just loves these kinds of personality's.

    June 27, 2013 at 6:17 am | Reply
    • athens guy

      I'd say... better than just posting here all day, huh?

      June 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Reply
  4. USMC1371

    So he is now a enemy of the state send his butt to gitmo and find out who else he knows in the states that needs to have a chat with our boys in uniform.

    June 27, 2013 at 3:07 am | Reply

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