Missile launcher tape at Riverdale synagogue-bomb trial

NEW YORK - (AP) - A video shows the alleged mastermind of a plotto attack New York synagogues and shoot down military planespracticing with a shoulder missile launcher.

The recording played for a jury yesterday at the Manhattan trialof James Cromitie and three other men show a paid FBI informantgiving him a crash course in a bugged warehouse in Connecticut.

Cromitie says on the video that learning to shoot seemed"easy." However, he adds, "I wish you had a blank, so we couldtake a shot."

The men have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to useweapons of mass destruction and conspiracy to acquire and useanti-aircraft missiles to kill U.S. officers and employees.

The defense says the men were entrapped.

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