Skip to comments.DOJ: Taliban Wannabe Tried to Bomb Oakland Bank and Frame ‘Right-Wing’ Groups
Posted on 02/08/2013 4:30:54 PM PST by kristinn
Justice Department officials charged a Taliban sympathizer in California with attempting to carry out a terrorist attack that he hoped would be blamed on right-wing groups, thereby provoking a civil war.
Matthew Aaron Llaneza is accused of attempting to detonate a car bomb at a Bank of America in Oakland. Llanezas stated goal was to trigger a government crackdown, which he expected would trigger a right-wing counter-response against the government followed by, he hoped, a civil war, according to court documents. The complaint says that Llaneza wanted to frame a loose collection of anti-government militias and their sympathizers.
Llaneza originally planned to attack a Federal Reserve building,...
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That’s what I call Intelligence.
But hasn’t the DOJ called “Right Wing Groups” terrorists before this to set this sort of crap up?
Or was it just DHS and West Point think tank idiots so far?
In other words, a Democrat.
Not the first time a Lefty has tried to frame a perceived “Enemy of the State”.
The beneficial impact is too much worth the risk.
The Tucson shooter was mad at Gifford because she was not leftist enough? No problem, let's blame Palin.
The FRC attempted shooter was a homosexual activist angry about pro-Family organizations? No problem, ignore the story.
The Connecticut shooter was a troubled young man with enmity towards God? No problem, blame all gun owners and declare the 2nd Amendment obsolete.
I think this would be terrorist was just trying to 'help' his friends in the White.House and Media.
Matthew Llaneza is accused of attempting to carry out a terrorist attack that he hoped would be blamed on ‘right-wing’ groups, thereby provoking a civil war.
Was Adam Lanza attempting to carry out a terrorist attack that would be blamed on ‘right-wing’ groups, thereby provoking a civil war?
goal was to trigger a government crackdown, which he expected would trigger a right-wing counter-response against the government followed by, he hoped, a civil war,
I didn’t know Charlie Manson was out on parole.
Oakland is full of lots of fruits and nuts these days.. looks like he ripened up real good.. and got picked. dummy.
OAKLAND, CAFederal agents arrested Matthew Aaron Llaneza, age 28, of San Jose, California, this morning after he allegedly attempted to detonate a vehicle-borne explosive device at a bank branch in Oakland.
Llanezas arrest was the culmination of an undercover operation during which he was closely monitored by the FBIs South Bay Joint Terrorism Task Force. Unbeknownst to Llaneza, the explosive device that he allegedly attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat to the public. Llaneza was charged this morning by criminal complaint with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against property used in an activity that affects interstate or foreign commerce.
The arrest was announced by Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; and FBI Special Agent in Charge, San Francisco Field Office, David J. Johnson.
According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, on November 30, 2012, Llaneza met with a man who led him to believe he was connected with the Taliban and the mujahidin in Afghanistan. In reality, this man was an undercover FBI agent. At this initial meeting, Llaneza proposed conducting a car-bomb attack against a bank in the San Francisco Bay Area. He proposed structuring the attack to make it appear that the responsible party was an umbrella organization for a loose collection of anti-government militias and their sympathizers. Llanezas stated goal was to trigger a governmental crackdown, which he expected would trigger a right-wing counter-response against the government followed by, he hoped, civil war.
The complaint further alleges that Llaneza subsequently selected the Bank of America branch at 303 Hegenberger Road in Oakland as the target for the attack. Llaneza ultimately specified a spot next to a support column of the bank building as a good location for the bomb, expressed a desire for the bomb to bring down the entire bank building, and offered to drive the car bomb to the bank at the time of the attack.
According to the complaint, in January and February 2013, Llaneza and the undercover agent constructed the purported explosive device inside a sport utility vehicle (SUV) parked inside a storage facility in Hayward, California. As part of the process of assembling the device, Llaneza purchased two cell phones to be used in creating and operating the trigger device for the car bomb. One of these cell phones was incorporated into the trigger device itself. The other was reserved for use on the night of the attack.
The criminal complaint alleges that on the evening of February 7, 2013, Llaneza drove the SUV containing the purported explosive device to the target bank branch in Oakland. He parked the SUV beneath an overhang of the bank building where he armed the trigger device. He then proceeded on foot to a nearby location a safe distance from the bank building, where he met the undercover agent. Once there, Llaneza attempted to detonate the bomb by using the second cell phone he had purchased to place two calls to the trigger device attached to the car bomb. Federal agents then arrested him.
Llaneza made his initial appearance in federal court in Oakland this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu. The defendants next scheduled appearance is at 9:30 a.m. on February 13, 2013, for a bail hearing before Judge Ryu. If convicted on the charge contained in the criminal complaint, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The case is being prosecuted by the Special Prosecutions and National Security Unit of the United States Attorneys Office for the Northern District of California. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBIs San Jose Resident Agency, with the assistance of the FBI San Francisco Joint Terrorism Task Force, the California Highway Patrol, the San Jose Police Department, the Oakland Police Department, the Hayward Police Department, and the Union City Police Department.
The charges contained in the criminal complaint are mere allegations. As in any criminal case, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
The left is becoming unhinged. Here’s a story about a liberal talk show host who wants Obama to use drones to target gun owners.
Is he a Muzzie convert? Presumably so, if he “hoped to join the Taliban.”
He’s probably also crazy, but then, so are probably 99% of the Taliban and most practicing Muslims.
They need to send his butt to GITMO!
That is the cop killer cop, dorner.
They can’t send his butt to Gitmo. Haven’t you heard? The emperor is going to close it in January 2009!
Pharaoh doesn’t have a calender, this is 2013.
Was Llaneza recruited by the undercover agent?
Was Llaneza capable of planning, financing, supplying, and conducting an attack without the direct involvement of the federal government?
How many of these recent corporate media hyped foiled domestic terror plots DID NOT involve the direct involvement of the federal government?