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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:48 PM

FBI arrests Army soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb major American news network

Source: ABC News

The FBI has arrested a U.S. soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major American news network, planned to travel to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group Azov Battalion and allegedly distributed information online on how to build bombs. He also allegedly suggested targeting Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke.

According to charging documents in the case, Jarrett William Smith, who transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas, in July, joined the U.S. military only after first expressing his desire to fight in Ukraine.

On Aug. 19, 2019, Smith allegedly spoke with an FBI informant in an online chat group and discussed a plan for an attack inside the U.S., his search for more "radicals" like himself, and the possibility of killing members of the group Antifa.

In suggesting that the headquarters of the major news network could be a target, Smith allegedly said: "A large vehicle bomb. Fill a vehicle full of [explosives] then fill a ping pong ball with [commonly available chemical] via drilling then injection. Put the ball in the tank of the vehicle and leave. 30 minutes later, BOOM."

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fbi-arrests-army-soldier-allegedly-discussed-plans-bomb/story?id=65802902

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Reply FBI arrests Army soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb major American news network (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 23 OP
IronLionZion Sep 23 #1
brooklynite Sep 23 #2
IronLionZion Sep 23 #3
Rebl2 Sep 23 #14
Fan of Da Bearse Sep 23 #7
3Hotdogs Sep 23 #4
brooklynite Sep 23 #6
Miguelito Loveless Sep 23 #5
stopdiggin Sep 23 #8
not_the_one Sep 23 #20
Scurrilous Sep 23 #9
kwolf68 Sep 23 #10
Javaman Sep 23 #11
tenderfoot Sep 23 #12
MarcA Sep 23 #13
dalton99a Sep 23 #15
Coventina Sep 23 #16
truthisfreedom Sep 23 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 23 #18
Progressive Jones Sep 23 #19
McCamy Taylor Sep 24 #21
Coventina Sep 24 #22
Progressive Jones Sep 24 #24
Progressive Jones Sep 24 #23
ck4829 Sep 25 #25
Maxheader Sep 25 #26

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. Whew, good thing he's not a terrorist

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:58 PM

2. I think they'll pry the AR-15 rifle out of his hands when they throw him into jail...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:00 PM

3. They should send him to Gitmo or another military prison housing terrorists

since he was planning to kill Americans

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 05:38 PM

14. Excellent idea!

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:26 PM

7. What? And deprive him of his Second Amendment Rights???

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:03 PM

4. $5.00, the major news network wasn't Fox.

Any takers?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:26 PM

6. In fairness, Trump isn't too happy with Fox either these days...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:23 PM

5. Ah, another Trump supporter

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:31 PM

8. because it needs to be asked

is the US military doing any sort of screening at all? how long has this guy been in service?
in any event, he's been offering to instruct people on how to build IEDs since 2016. should I be concerned?

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 11:08 PM

20. think about it

Since we have an "all volunteer" military service, but can't get enough volunteers, we now fill the ranks of our military with some true volunteers, but also criminals who take going into the army rather than go to jail, and non-citizens who are told they will be given citizenship as a reward.

Meanwhile, we now have a "gang" problem in the military (WTF is up with THAT), and the turd wants deport non-citizen service members to boost his claim of "tough on illegals)...

We have sunk so low.....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:40 PM

9. Time to ban 'Smiths' from entering the US.

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 03:00 PM

10. LOL


I know right.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 03:02 PM

11. he'll have a lot to think about at Leavenworth. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 03:04 PM

12. BFD... some ANTIFA guy spray painted something mean about Nazis on a wall.

because "both sides!!!"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 03:49 PM

13. Probably Friends with Pravy Sektor and Svoboda too. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 05:42 PM

15. Jarrett William Smith:





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Response to dalton99a (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 05:58 PM

16. *sigh* Notice the Thor's Hammer amulet?

White supremacist trash.

The Mighty Thor is ashamed of these idiots.

On edit from ADL's website:


Although its traditional origins are non-racist, and although most Asatruers today are not racist, the Thor's Hammer symbol has been appropriated by neo-Nazis and other white supremacists, especially those who practice racist or white supremacist versions of neo-Norse beliefs under the guise of Odinism or Wotanism. White supremacists will often even create racist versions of the Thor's Hammer, incorporating swastikas or other hate symbols into the decoration.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 06:07 PM

17. Jeepers, I wonder who triggered him?

I just cannot fathom who might have put these crazy ideas into his vulnerable tiny little mind. I wonder how big his hands are?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:56 PM

18. One of Trump's very fine people

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:12 PM

19. I always wonder how much of this kind of garbage infests our military. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:03 AM

21. This is not a helpful post.

The Democratic Party is not anti-military.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 10:17 AM

22. It happens to be a very real problem that the Democratic Party should address.

Military readiness means not having gang members, and white supremacists in the ranks.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:45 PM

24. Thank You. nt

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:45 PM

23. I was referring to how many insane right wing freaks might infest our military. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2019, 07:18 AM

25. K&R

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2019, 07:23 AM

26. Another blight on the big red 1...



too bad...

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