'Informant crucial in foiling JFK Airport plot'

An informant who helped break up an alleged plot to bomb a fuel pipeline feeding the city's busiest airport was so convincing that the alleged ringleader believed the man had been sent by God to help them, federal authorities said. The informant made several overseas trips to discuss the plot against John F. Kennedy International Airport, even visiting a radical Muslim group's compound in Trinidad, officials said. He also joined the plotters on airport surveillance trips - where authorities were waiting, they said.