The headlines caught my attention because of the first two words, "ex-cons". If there is a built-in network to recruit and train domestic terrorists it is our prison system. Gangs have been using the prisons as a way of recruiting new members and expanding their networks for years. MS-13 is perhaps is the best know example. Originally started by El Salvadorians in East Los Angeles (in response to Mexican gang threats), MS-13 can be found on both coasts. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) used the technique at the Maze. The attempted attack of the military recruiting station should be taken as a sign that more terrorists are coming out of our prisons. Sociopaths fueled by a religious or political zeal make for an especially dangerous combination.
NY Daily News