Skip to comments.BREAKING: RNC Bomb Plot Connected to Texas Gov Mansion Fire?
Posted on 09/09/2008 11:32:18 AM PDT by mnehring
Local Anarchist Group Has Affinity for Violence
590 am KLBJ reports this afternoon that the Molotov cocktail plot involving two Austin men at last weeks Republican National Convention may be connected to the recent fire at the Texas Governors Mansion.
Two members of an Austin based anarchist group called The Austin Affinity Group are locked up accused in a plot to use Molotov cocktails to disrupt the Republican Convention. Now investigators are trying to determine if the pair are connected to the fire that destroyed the Governors Mansion. News Radio 590-KLBJSecurity Analyst, Fred Burton from Stratfor.com says the Austin Affinity may have worked with some other groups.
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This mornings Austin American Statesman reports that two fine, young citizens of the Capital City had planned to bring a little more uh, excitement to last weeks Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN than the convention organizers had planned on:
Austinites David McKay, 22, and Bradley Crowder, 23, were arrested last week on charges that they constructed Molotov cocktails to throw at police during the convention in St. Paul.
Nothing like some wood alcohol, glass bottles, and burning wicks to support the free expression of ideas and and show your tolerance for dissenting political views.
Is this tolerant?
But if you happen to get caught just have some community organizer explain it all away
Have David McKay and Bradley Crowder made any campaign donations this season?
I’ll check. Uno momento por favore.
Thank you for holding...
I read somewhere today that they think they have this guy on video in the Texas case, running away after throwing a petrol bomb along with a second suspect.
I bet they link the two incidents....
Texans say “the line is moving” in their state. Here’s a chance to see just how fast these two to move to the front.
Too many David McKay’s to narrow down.
No Bradley Crowder’s listed.
Austin huh? Probably just a couple of mischievous college kids.
Ping! They’re starting early.
Too bad. Thanks for looking. They are a bit young to be donating anyway.
Toss them is the same prison cell as Eric Rudolf.
“Theyre starting early.”
Shoot, Shovel, Shut Up. I’m just sayin’...
'false start, #ZERO, offense...5 yd penalty, still 3rd down...'
Toss them in the same prison cell as a 400 pound serial offender nicknamed ‘tinkerbell’.
4th and forever is when the deperation really comes to a head and they go for a 'hail hillary'...lololo [maybe not lolol]...
Maybe this is a better hypothesis than the FLDS burning down the mansion: )
I am sure Tinkerbell would enjoy being in the same cell with these two and the Terrorist Eric Rudolf.
Leave these two freedom fighters alone. /sarc
Those right-wing nuts at the RNC are crazy - Nazis all over again! I didn’t read the article - just the headline ;)
The Molotov throwers are “safe” until a certain subculture in America loses faith in Law Enforcement and our Justice Systems. When that happens, guys like this will just be afraid to be seen committing mischief like this.
So many architects on the list. This reinforces my opinion of architects.
Did you vote in the poll on the right side? Very interesting choices.
The Austin Affinity Group....... I shall have to search for this band of idgits in my beloved Texas and cause them grief and mayhem.
Stay safe !
theyre already being allowed to get within tossing distances with unknown substances and gettin off with piddly misdemeanor slaps on the wrist...
in my little drama at home I run far greater risks than these douchebags will until they pull this in a well armed population and then a 'radical ringht wing gun nut' will get jacked up for murder I...
Yep, LST always has the funniest polls..
Did Sarah Palin’s speech:
* Field dress a donkey? (45%, 104 Votes)
* Do to Barack what Jesse wanted to do? (28%, 64 Votes)
* Kick Barack where Jesse wanted empty space? (27%, 62 Votes)
Total Voters: 230
Since you have that info, did you also read the comments especially the one about driving a Hummer and LMTV?
Just did.. LOL...
As you said...
I wish the RNC would stop with the bomb plots. We’re ahead in the polls anyway /headline
You are such a gringo. :-P
Imagine that, Austin reaping what they sow.
There is no excuse for that criminal act of destruction of public and historic property. That was a slap in the face of all Texans, and frankly, most of us consider it a domestic terrorist act. That historic site had nothing to do with whomever happens to be governor nor individual laws someone has a beef with.
During the execution of a search warrant by the St. Paul Police Department at the Dayton Street residence where McKay was arrested, officers seized a variety of items, including gas masks, slingshots, helmets, knee pads and containers of a gasoline and oil mixture.
Under the kitchen sink, officers discovered a two-gallon gasoline container that appeared to be the one purchased by McKay, Crowder and others at the Wal-Mart on Aug. 31. In a common area in the basement of the residence, officers found eight assembled Molotov cocktails.
If convicted, McKay and Crowder each face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. All sentences are determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the St. Paul Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk.
30 FROM the DOJ Press Release.
Did you read my hypothesis, at the time?
Stratfor.com says the Austin Affinity may have worked with some other groups. <<<
Thanks to Calpernia for pinging me.
Yes you were certain that it was the FLDS or some of their supporters. That is why I pinged you : )
Well, maybe you’d better check back on that.
I said it was more likely to be some kind of anarchists, or nuts, who were motivated by the FLDS raid.
I think the FLDS men were too busy hiding from the Law to worry about using molotov cocktails on the Governor’s mansion.
There were other posters who said they thought it was FLDS men.
And... Thank You for pinging me.