Varifrank points out that the arrests of suspected terrorists in Lodi, California is an example of the Patriot Act in action.
Why Lodi, California?
If I were a terrorist, and if I were looking for the perfect base on which to stage my operations, a place like Lodi would make the perfect location in which to hide and to operate within.[SNIP]Read the rest. The end is chilling.
The access to freeways and the complete lack of any sort of police force in small towns makes this very lucrative business these days. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the area, Lodi is a small town on the edge of the Sacramento River Delta. The Sacramento River Delta, like all Deltas in the world are known for one consistent illegal activity, smuggling. In my opinion, Lodi as a location of this cell was not an accident.[SNIP]
What sits at the mouth of the Sacramento Delta? , Two of the west coasts biggest refineries and their transportation pipelines. One small industrial accident at either of those facilities can hike fuel prices in California by 50 cents a gallon. What sits on the other side? ,the Capitol of California. Within 4 miles of the Capitol building sits the ‘Port of Sacramento’, which is attached to the delta by the deep water channel. This port is capable of holding very large ships. The port is virtually unsecured.