Skip to comments.Terrorism Radiation Plot Uncovered in Albany (Said He Belonged to KKK, Tea Party, Helping Israel)
Posted on 06/19/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Feds: Suspect promised to build "Hiroshima on a light switch"
An industrial mechanic with General Electric Co., who is also allegedly a member of the Ku Klux Klan, designed a deadly mobile radiation device that he intended to sell to Jewish groups or a southern branch of the Ku Klux Klan, according to a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday in Albany.
The device was intended to be a truck-mounted radiation particle weapon that could be remotely controlled and capable of silently aiming a lethal beam of radioactivity at its human targets. The concept was that victims would eventually die from radiation sickness. Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, of Galway, is accused in a federal complaint of developing "a radiation emitting device that could be placed in the back of a van to covertly emit ionizing radiation strong enough to bring about radiation sickness or death against Crawford's enemies,"
states the complaint attributed to an FBI agent. Eric J. Feight, 54, of Hudson, also is identified as a co-conspirator and listed in the complaint as Crawford's acquaintance. Feight works for an electronics company in Columbia County. He is accused in a federal complaint of agreeing to help Crawford construct the electronic controls for the device.
Crawford never actually obtained a radiation source and the device was not fully constructed, officials said. During the past year, the complaint indicates he was dealing with an undercover FBI agent pretending to be a supplier of radiation equipment, such as x-ray tubes
used in construction projects or medical devices. At one point, the undercover agent sent an email to Crawford showing different x-ray systems that could be supplied.
The investigation broke open in April 2012 when Crawford allegedly went into an Albany-area synagogue and "asked to speak with a person who might be willing to help him with a type of technology that could be used by Israel to defeat its enemies, specifically, by killing Israel's enemies while they slept," the complaint says. He referred to Muslims and enemies of the United States as "medical waste," according to court records.
Later that day, Crawford telephoned an Albany Jewish organization, using his cell phone, and made a similar offer, the complaint states. An FBI agent's affidavit indicates that someone at the unidentified synagogue contacted police, who relayed the information to the FBI. At that point a Joint Terrorism Task Force began an investigation. Rabbi Matthew Cutler of Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady said a "strange man" came to their synagogue in April 2012 and began discussing a device he developed that would protect the Jewish people, though he did not specify what it was. Cutler said that when they told the man they were not interested, he asked for suggestions on what he could do with his creation and employees told him to contact the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.
"They had a hard time getting rid of him," Cutler said. "He had this device, this plan on what to do."
The employees, who are secretaries, were so shaken by the interaction they notified Guilderland police, Cutler said. He said he believes police interviewed Crawford and the synagogue increased security after the troubling interaction.
Shelly Shapiro, director of the Jewish Federation in Albany, said Crawford never visited their offices and his only contact with the organization was a brief telephone call last year. After the encounters with the Jewish organizations, the FBI began investigating Crawford and took steps to get close to him. The FBI complaint states that on June 5, 2012, Crawford met at a Scotia restaurant with a person working as a confidential source for the FBI. Crawford allegedly talked about his enemies and of being "tired of getting 'raped,' that there are people out there who have decided that they don't get their fair share in life, and that (Crawford) wanted to stop these people." In telephone calls recorded by the FBI, Crawford identified himself as "a member of the Ku Klux Klan, specifically, the United Northern & Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan." Crawford is listed on several websites as a member of Americans Demanding Liberty and Freedom, a Galway-based Tea Party group.
Two months ago, in a five-part text message monitored by the FBI, Crawford, said that he found a power-supply for the weapon in a message laced with political anger. The text messages were sent on April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. "Well, tell it to your treasoness bedwetting maggot in chief," Crawford wrote, apparently referring to President Barack Obama, according to a transcript in the complaint. "He started bringing the scumbags (here) wholesale as he got in charge. He directed the ins (U.S. immigration agency) to start bringing the muzzies here without background checks."
“He referred to Muslims and enemies of the United States as “medical waste,”
Well he was right on one count...
Tea Party slander is now under way.
Or irresponsible talk like that encourages conservatives to be compared to wack jobs and terrorists.
Sounds more like a candidate for involuntary commitment than a terrorist.
The KKK was very anti Semitic and anti Catholic, so I doubt that he would have been willing to sell to the KKK - or Israel. I’m thinking publicity seeking nutcase.
It makes sense because the Klan and Jewish groups are known for their long and storied history of working together.
So they are not enemies of the state? It is a yes or no proposition.
Kluxers For Israel?
Is this one of those “fiddy” terrorist plots the NSA broke up???
Are people from Illinois enemies of the state? Are Catholics enemies of the state?
Give me millions or I blow up the sun...
Can I get one to use on the neighborhood teenagers?
“GET OFF MY GRASS!” MEEZURP! MEEZURP!
When I am inspired like him, I go into the bathroom and turn on the exhaust fan.
Israel needs no help from nutbags like you to deal with her enemies.
If they are radical Muslims then yes. I don’t recall any Catholics blowing up airplanes and buildings.
Don’t need to read it to know it’s FSB disinformation.
This is exactly what's happening here, folks. This is Obama's base trying to incite a Reichstag fire for Herr Obama. The problem here is that the Obama supporters are so freaking retarded from their years in public schools and public welfare that they don't realize that the KKK is not only antisemitic but were FOUNDED by DEMOCRATS!
History's been so washed out by the Liberals.
This guy is at the top of the list-
They are still trying to figure out how his
(Death Ray Machine works)- before more charges are filed-
1.smuggling in empty 64 oz soda cups to N.Y. city
2.making dozens of replica peanutbutter sandwiches in
the shape of guns.
3.he could not afford a 3D printer- so was individually carving plastic guns
Destruction of the sun would take a big bite out of global warming!
Yep, well they arrested the poor feller who was going to do it. He shouldn’t have threatened Sen Cruz. :p
The KKK is the terrorist arm of the RAT party, born of Confederate veterans.
The TEAparty is anything but.
I suspect his “power supply” to be useful for his project would have to be mounted on a very large trailer to his truck or perhaps he would need to buy a train. Superman or Batman would get him at the last minute, though.
The problem comes in trying to reconcile being a member of the KKK while at the same time being a friend of Israel. Pssst. ..feds. .that’s a clue that your terrorist needs psychiatric help, STAT
I’m kinda confused.
Was this guy arrested for wanting to make a theoretical machine?
He built the machine, but it was not complete. Primarily, the radiation source. So it was more than theoretical, parts of it were operational, but not finished.
The timing is just perfect, isn’t it? What a coincidence.
A Rat plant.
In my experience, New York contains large numbers of very racist people.
Looks like you’ll be needing a Tildenburg sprocket to be fully operational.
He found a power supply in a message?
So the FBI wasted how much time and money going after a guy who had zero chance of ever pulling this off? OK. I suspect we'll see more as the FBI and IRS try to come up with 'proof' that their targeting of citizens based on their political beliefs is 'necessary'. If all they've got is one nut - probably borderline schizo I'm not impressed. There's over a hundred million conservatives. We need more than ONE idiot..
4) Failing to separate his food scraps from his regular garbage.
Sounds like the guy was coached - by the FBI. The Klan had not use for blacks or Jews... Me thinks the FBI found some mentally ill guy and decided he could be used for their paranoid attacks on conservative Americans.
He found a way to harness the power of political anger.
As I’ve said all along. The only “terrorists” our intelligence agencies are able to catch are the morons dumb enough to buy fake explosives from the feds.
This sounds like the FBI might have encouraged this man to indulge his pyschosis so as to be able to portray all right-wingers as hate filled nutjobs.
I have a feeling that his radiation source, if left to his own devices, would have been a lava lamp.
At least two counts...
"Well, tell it to your treasoness bedwetting maggot in chief," Crawford wrote, apparently referring to President Barack Obama, according to a transcript in the complaint. "He started bringing the scumbags (here) wholesale as he got in charge. He directed the ins (U.S. immigration agency) to start bringing the muzzies here without background checks."
Liberals branded as teaparty
You can't make this stuff up.
And so they of course link him to the Tea Party because that is what this is really about...desperateluy trying to find anyone, anything they can to paint all Tea Partiers with the same black brush.
Anyone with a half a brain can smell this lie a mile away...but sadly, so many individuals who are a product of the public school system, and who have been enticed into a life of perpetual government/public support, do not have even half a functional brain...and that has been perptrated on them intentionally so they can peddle trash like this to them and they will not only believe it...but DEMAND that anyone and anything this administration and the progressive left attaches to it be labeled an enemy and set upon by the stae.
It's going to end badly unless we stand up as a poeple soon, en masse.
He should have built a Golem.