nyt like the recent clown college arrests in florida, these arrests seem little more than an attempt to up the "we caught 'em" count. call me old-fashioned, but i like the kind of police work where the plan is allowed to develop far enough to secure a conviction and all the collaborators can be sniffed out. if these guys were for real, perhaps they would have led authorities to those who supply bomb-making material. too hasty an arrest for that, i guess. right now, this seems like clown college, canada branch.