War on Terror

Man Plotted to Bomb Capitol, Pentagon with Remote Control Planes

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A Massachusetts man is under arrest, accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon with bomb-laden remote control planes.

The New York Daily News reports that 26-year-old Rezwan Ferdaus was arrested on Wednesday after he took delivery of explosives and assault rifles from undercover FBI agents who were pretending to be al-Qaeda operatives.

"The conduct alleged today shows that Mr. Ferdaus had long planned to commit violent acts against our country," U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said. "Thanks to the diligence of the FBI and our many other law enforcement partners, that plan was thwarted."

Ferdaus has been under surveillance since March when the FBI learned of the plot.

The complaint against Ferdaus claims that he bought two model airplanes similar to the one pictured above using the name of baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield.

He allegedly planned to pack them with the 25-pounds of C-4 explosives and three grenades he thought he was getting from his terrorist pals.

The complaint said he picked those targets because he wanted to "severely disrupt ... the head and heart of the snake."

Ferdaus (below) is an American citizen. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in physics. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.