Some good news to end the year.  Yesterday, a Russian court detained two men who were suspected of plotting a terror attack which would’ve occured over the New Year holiday festivities in St. Petersburg.  The Russian authorities were able to make the arrests after having been tipped off by American officials.  

The Daily Wire has the details:

 “The Federal Security Service (FSB), the main KGB successor agency, said in a statement that the suspects detained on Friday confessed to plotting the attacks. It added that it also seized materials proving their guilt,” ABC News reports. “The FSB didn’t elaborate on their alleged motives or targets, but Russia’s state television reported that the suspects had recorded a video swearing their allegiance to the Islamic State group.”

The FSB says the suspects “intended to carry out terrorist acts in crowded places in St. Petersburg during the New Year holidays,” as reported by the Daily Mail. “Evidence proving preparations for staging the terror attacks has been seized from the detained persons,” the agency said.

President Trump discussed this on Twitter.

“President Putin of Russia called to thank me and the U.S. for informing them of a planned terrorist attack in the very beautiful city of Saint Petersburg,” he wrote. “They were able to quickly apprehend the suspects, with many lives being saved. Great & important coordination!”

Of course, the mainstream media won’t talk about this, since it is not related to their Russian/Trump conspiracy theories.

However, this is great news – a win for the good guys — and should be celebrated as another American intelligence win.

Hat Tip: The Daily Wire

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