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Turk Denies Plot to Bomb Base in Germany

A Turkish man on Friday denied plotting with his American girlfriend to bomb a U.S. military base, saying he is not anti-American and chemicals found in his home were for making firecrackers. Osman Petmezci, 25, is accused of planning to attack the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Department or a store on the base here around the time of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Astrid Eyzaguirre, 23, is charged with aiding him. Petmezci told the Heidelberg state court that the 2001 attacks “affected me just as much as if I were an American.” Prosecutor Joerg Richter insisted that the couple had “anti-American and anti-Israeli” views and a “glowing admiration for Osama bin Laden.” He contended that they had been planning the attack since early 2002. Full Story

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