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Terrorism Radiation Plot Uncovered in Albany (Said He Belonged to KKK, Tea Party, Helping Israel)
Times Union ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Brendan J. Lyons

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."


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1 posted on 06/19/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“He referred to Muslims and enemies of the United States as “medical waste,”

Well he was right on one count...


2 posted on 06/19/2013 2:27:50 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway

Tea Party slander is now under way.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 2:29:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Resolute Conservative

Or irresponsible talk like that encourages conservatives to be compared to wack jobs and terrorists.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 2:29:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
He was going to build "Hiroshima on a light switch" from x-ray tubes?

Sounds more like a candidate for involuntary commitment than a terrorist.

5 posted on 06/19/2013 2:30:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway

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.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 2:30:17 PM PDT by livius
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To: nickcarraway
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

It makes sense because the Klan and Jewish groups are known for their long and storied history of working together.

7 posted on 06/19/2013 2:30:23 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: nickcarraway

So they are not enemies of the state? It is a yes or no proposition.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 2:30:51 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!

Kluxers For Israel?

Who knew?


9 posted on 06/19/2013 2:33:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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10 posted on 06/19/2013 2:34:34 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: nickcarraway; GeronL

Is this one of those “fiddy” terrorist plots the NSA broke up???


11 posted on 06/19/2013 2:34:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Are people from Illinois enemies of the state? Are Catholics enemies of the state?


12 posted on 06/19/2013 2:35:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: livius

Give me millions or I blow up the sun...


13 posted on 06/19/2013 2:35:38 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: nickcarraway

Can I get one to use on the neighborhood teenagers?

“GET OFF MY GRASS!” MEEZURP! MEEZURP!


14 posted on 06/19/2013 2:37:24 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

When I am inspired like him, I go into the bathroom and turn on the exhaust fan.


15 posted on 06/19/2013 2:37:41 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: nickcarraway

Israel needs no help from nutbags like you to deal with her enemies.


16 posted on 06/19/2013 2:37:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

If they are radical Muslims then yes. I don’t recall any Catholics blowing up airplanes and buildings.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 2:38:43 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway
Are Catholics enemies of the state?

Obama seems to think we are


18 posted on 06/19/2013 2:38:57 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t need to read it to know it’s FSB disinformation.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 2:40:04 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Tea Party slander is now under way.

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.

20 posted on 06/19/2013 2:45:39 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Absolutely!

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-
To include:
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


21 posted on 06/19/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: re_nortex

Gay Klan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPjEjXyZ2vE


22 posted on 06/19/2013 2:46:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Irenic

Exactly.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 2:47:44 PM PDT by livius
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To: Irenic

Destruction of the sun would take a big bite out of global warming!


24 posted on 06/19/2013 2:48:13 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: nickcarraway

25 posted on 06/19/2013 2:50:05 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Yep, well they arrested the poor feller who was going to do it. He shouldn’t have threatened Sen Cruz. :p


26 posted on 06/19/2013 2:53:49 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: nickcarraway
Said He Belonged to KKK, Tea Party

The KKK is the terrorist arm of the RAT party, born of Confederate veterans.

The TEAparty is anything but.

27 posted on 06/19/2013 2:55:20 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: colorado tanker

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.


28 posted on 06/19/2013 2:57:08 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: nickcarraway

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


29 posted on 06/19/2013 2:57:34 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I’m kinda confused.

Was this guy arrested for wanting to make a theoretical machine?


30 posted on 06/19/2013 2:57:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek; stephenjohnbanker

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.


31 posted on 06/19/2013 3:01:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The timing is just perfect, isn’t it? What a coincidence.


32 posted on 06/19/2013 3:05:04 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

A Rat plant.


33 posted on 06/19/2013 3:06:47 PM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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To: nickcarraway

In my experience, New York contains large numbers of very racist people.


34 posted on 06/19/2013 3:15:43 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: nickcarraway
PS - This guy is giving off mixed signals. Doesn't he know that KKK members hate Jews.
35 posted on 06/19/2013 3:17:37 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: arthurus
Hey, somebody already made one!


36 posted on 06/19/2013 3:17:55 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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Looks like you’ll be needing a Tildenburg sprocket to be fully operational.


37 posted on 06/19/2013 3:21:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway
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.

He found a power supply in a message?

38 posted on 06/19/2013 3:21:42 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: nickcarraway
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 ...

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..

39 posted on 06/19/2013 3:22:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: mj1234

Don’t forget:

4) Failing to separate his food scraps from his regular garbage.


40 posted on 06/19/2013 3:23:01 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
It makes sense because the Klan and Jewish groups are known for their long and storied history of working together.

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.

41 posted on 06/19/2013 3:25:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: WayneS

He found a way to harness the power of political anger.


42 posted on 06/19/2013 3:28:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: GOPJ

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.


43 posted on 06/19/2013 3:29:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mj1234

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.


44 posted on 06/19/2013 3:31:40 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: Resolute Conservative
“He referred to Muslims and enemies of the United States as “medical waste,” Well he was right on one count...

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."

45 posted on 06/19/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT by rhombus
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Liberals branded as teaparty


46 posted on 06/19/2013 3:32:34 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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47 posted on 06/19/2013 3:33:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: nickcarraway
So, a supposed KKK member was, of all things, tryiing to help Jewsih people kill their enemies with a theoretical radiation ray gun he could not find a radiation source for, and which was not functional, is a danger to the country and us all.

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.

A MODERN AMERICAN DECLARATION OF LIBERTY

48 posted on 06/19/2013 3:36:55 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: nickcarraway

He should have built a Golem.


49 posted on 06/19/2013 3:37:30 PM PDT by windcliff
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If you read the entire Albany Times Union article Crawford, on the surface, appears to be a deranged right-wing radical. But his behavior might also be that of a political agent-provocateur. He mixes the Ku Klux Klan and synagogues together like they are an alliance. His sales pitches to Jewish clergy about his radiation gun seem calculated to cause the worst reaction and draw in law enforcement. The article says Crawford acknowledged at one point that he knew he was being monitored by federal authorities. But he posts all sorts of radical gibberish on the internet. Crawford seems to be a highly-skilled craftsman. And probably a union member. It would seem he would be knowledgeable enough to know his fictional weapon would be impractical in almost any real world application. Crawford seems to be creating a a characterture of the Tea Party Member From Hell to garner a few weeks of headlines. Then his lawyer will bring in a couple of psychiatrists to say he is insane and the charges will be plea bargained down to serving some time in the state hospital. But the damage will be done.
50 posted on 06/19/2013 3:41:53 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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