4 Men in California Arrested for Plot to Kill Americans Overseas

The ringleader of the alleged group of radicals is a former member of the US Air Force.
1:08 | 11/20/12

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Josh has the other top stories. Including a series of arrests overnight in california. Four men accused of plotting to kill americans and targets overseas. American citizens from california. Abc senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, has the latest on this investigation. Good morning, to you, pierre. Reporter: Good morning, josh. Sources tell us this is the latest indication there's radicals among us. When you look at the government's charges released overnight, what's disturbing is that the alleged ring leader was a former member of the u.S. Air e. The fbi was alerted to the case after an associate of the men turned them in. The fbi says the alleged terror cell had conducted training, including going to shooting ranges. And were planning to travel to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.S. Soldiers. It appears to have been more than just talk. Authorities claim the men had bought tickets to fly to mexico and then on to afghanistan. And there's more evidence of the power of the internet to create terrorism. The men had been studying online, the teachings of anwar al awlaki, killed by a u.S. Drone in 2007. Apparently even in death, al awlaki remains lethal. A grim reminder.

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