May 20th, 2012
05:09 AM ET

NATO summit opens against backdrop of protests, foiled terror plot

The road map out of the war in Afghanistan is expected to be drawn up by U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders when they gather Sunday at the NATO summit in Chicago.

Against a backdrop of massive protests - and a foiled, homegrown terror plot that targeted Obama and others - the summit will open with NATO countries trying to figure out how to meet a 2014 withdrawal from an unpopular war while shoring up Afghanistan's security forces.

Security is expected to be tight at the summit following the arrest of three men, described by authorities as anarchists who plotted to attack Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters and lob Molotov cocktails at police during the summit.

Police insist there are no imminent threats to the leaders of more than 50 nations gathering at the summit.

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  1. ruffnutt ( kcmo resident )

    wth??? just hop in the planes... grab all the expensive stuff... and leave...

    May 20, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Massive protests, anarchists plotting terror attacks. A great way for G-8/NATO Summit to commence.

    Apparently the mandatory lauding of G-8 countries 'contribution' to the state of the world today and NATO's 'contribution' to the violence and strife doesn't work anymore.
    good morning all.
    Folks are asking "what has NATO' ever done?

    May 20, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. ruffnutt ( kcmo resident )

    the only g8 i like is the fully loaded pontiac version...

    May 20, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Sunday would be more enjoyable now.

    May 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ©bobcat (in a hat)©

    Well I see someone is taking umbrage to my jokes again.

    May 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Dang i missed it already bobcat. Yet they left the troll posts. Go figure.

    May 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • ©bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ chrissy

      They're knocking them down quickly today. I put a couple on the lockerbie post. I don't know if they're still there or not.

      May 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Treasure

    Yes, that is the way. Leave the hateful comments and delete the ones that ay give someone a smile.

    May 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. james ainoris

    I would ask who is funding and supplying weapons to our enemies??? Cina and Russia! Why is ou biggest trade partner complicite in supporting various terrorist states? Every middle eastern war russia supplied weapons..... Maybe its because russia has vast oil and gas reserves of its own and wants to raise price of middle east oil in order to cause europe and america to buy more russian oil and gas? Eisenhower warned us of this .... How is it that we are buying and supporting communist china while they spy on us and have such a poor human rights record? i find it stange that we are so friendly to such countries.. We should cancel all support and use such to help america and its allies only.... What is this huge military budget being used for? To fight terrorists? You dont need submarines and F22 and n-kes to fight small groups such as these... oh wait russia and china are our "friends" so shouldnt we trust after all walmart runs china... what and who is our enemy? james ainoris

    May 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mr Dalloway

    And let the beast of war have it's carcasses and blood.

    May 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mr Dalloway

    Feed the police and war machine, starve the people.

    May 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mr Dalloway

    America will not have money for social programs only law enforcement. I am ashamed of Chicago.

    May 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mr Dalloway

    They will kill the young and starve the elderly!

    May 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |