|"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
|"The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
The alleged plot, which authorities had been monitoring for about 18 months, involved men with connections in Guyana and Trinidad. Defreitas and the informant also made a number of trips to the two Caribbean countries, leaving law enforcement officials to claim that there is a new region of the world to be mindful of for terrorism threats.
"This latest plot was at once different and similar to what we have seen before," said New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. "Different in its distinct ties to the Caribbean, a region that is rarely thought of in terms of terrorism but of increasing concern ... ."
Yet despite the international scope, Kelly pointed out that New York City remained at the heart of terrorism threats.
"If we learned anything from this latest plot, it's that they keep coming back to New York," he said.
On the campaign trail, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said in Florida last night that the foiled airport plot points up the need for anti-terror tactics like the Patriot Act, electronic surveillance and "aggressive" interrogation techniques.