Skip to comments.KKK member and friend try to develop mobile X-ray gun to kill people
Posted on 06/26/2013 12:32:48 PM PDT by null and void
FBI able to step in and stop plan from actually happening Two men from New York have been arrested for a bizarre plan that centered on their development of a mobile X-ray system that would be used to silently kill people they deemed undesirable.
Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, a self-described member of the Ku Klux Klan, and his accomplice, Eric Feight, 54, were arrested after an undercover operation by the Albany FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force exposed their plan.
The two were charged with conspiracy to provide material support for use of a weapon of mass destruction.
What they wanted to do
The men wanted to create a device that was not only mobile, but something they could use at a distance from their target. They wanted it able to emit high levels of X-ray radiation that would not immediately harm their intended targets, but rather cause injury a few days later, which could result in their death.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspects intended to use their device as a means for harming or otherwise killing enemies of Israel; specifically, the Muslim community was mentioned as their main target.
The undercover agents involved in the arrest were told by Crawford that he harbors animosity towards individuals and groups that he perceives as hostile to the interests of the United States, referring to them as medical waste.
Pretty clear evidence
Crawford was previously a manufacturing employee at a GE plant in Schenectady, NY. While there, he used another GE employee as a proxy for obtaining the parts necessary for creating a remote initiation system. During this time, he contacted two Jewish organizations for funding assistance for an off-the-shelf technology that could be used by Israel to defeat its enemies by killing them while they slept.
The organizations contacted federal authorities, which prompted the investigation.
Undercover agents were sent to meet with Crawford and Feight, posing as potential middle men and customers interested in purchasing the device. During these meetings, Crawford described the machine as being something capable of emitting 8 to 10 rays, roughly a unit of radiation dose, upon its intended target.
According to the criminal complaint, he described the device as Hiroshima on a light switch and that everything with respiration would be dead by the morning.
Behind the device
Crawford described the X-ray system as having three parts: the X-ray, a power source, and a remote initiation device. And it would be compact enough to fit into a truck.
Feight was recruited by Crawford to develop the remote initiation device portion of the project, with the request that the device be able to be powered by a plug-in cigarette lighter electrical source.
During one of the meetings with undercover agents, Feight explained why he wanted to be part of this project: "When I started seeing how things, the direction things were going ... after the elections," Feight said, "You know, the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
Both men appeared in court on Wednesday. If convicted, each faces up to 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and five years of supervised release.
Story via: cnn.com
The KKK and the Jews team up!
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
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Yep. Pro-Israeli Klansmen?
Sooner or later though the Muzzies are gonna reap what they sow with this terrorism stuff.
Yep. First post nailed it.
Besides the KKK/Jew thing, I’d probably think that it didn’t quite go down like the report says.
I’d believe that these two may have talked out their butts about it, someone called the FBI and the FBI hooked them up with the Jewish organization, the access to parts, etc.
They keep talking about a machine - I bet nothing was ever built at all.
I just don’t believe the government anymore about anything they say.
Only in a Goebbels wet dream.
Is that image the Heavy from Team Fortress 2?
Uh, yeah. How is a 12-volt car battery going to provide the power needed to create a ‘Hiroshima’ of X-ray output?
Yes. It was the closest image I could find to a conical Klansman tinfoil hat on short notice.
Is still smarter than boolet.
Tonight I’m going to talk to you about the Jews loosener.
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Waiting for confirmation that these guys are border line retarded.
Yet another forkload of techno-BS piled onto FR.
First, the unit is “gray” not “ray”, names after Henry Louis Gray. 10 gray, or 1000 RADs of radiation, is enough to destroy a person’s bone marrow, which would kill them within 30 days. A medical chest X-ray is about 7 miligray, or 0.007 grays, so the lethal radiation dose would be equivalent to the radiation emitted by about 1,429 chest X-rays at once.
To generate that kind of ionizing radiation power requires enormous input power - think about a 2000 watt battery these yahoos were planning to use - that’s a van load. A battery of that size might be able to produce enough energy for a lethal dose of X-rays over a period of several hours of exposure. And since X-ray radiation strength decreases the further it is from the source, they’d have to be very close to the target - or make up for the distance with even more power. What were they going to do, drive up beside the victims bedroom window as he slept? Also, power sources capable of generating this kind of power require cooling, which further adds bulk and reduces portability. They’d better get a full-size van - plus.
So, it an X-rry superweapon feasible? If you could entice your victim to sleep in an abandoned power substation or something - maybe. But there are far simpler and more effective ways to kill someone. And once again, we see the combined effect of lousy science education and lazy journalists.
Bubba Earl Goldstein!
of course they would....
This story reminds me of an old cartoon. The sign on the wall says patent attorney. There is an inventor standing next to an attorney who is holding a gun-like entity by the open window. The words below the image read: Death ray!? Heck, it doesn’t even slow them down.
I applaud the guy for his creativity! You can use a portable microwave radar array to sterilize a certain segment of the population so whats the problem ?
I think this is out of FAS. They’re trying insanely hard to stay relevant, somehow :).
I'm reasonably certain the FBI did not need to "step in" in order to keep this plan from actually happening.
This is the new KKK.
They LOVE Jews!
You never know. I’ve seen a Democrat senator in Grand Kleagle uniform.
They may have the whole darpa...
I don’t know about the KKK but KFC could use this portable cooker.
LOL! WTH! is THAT!?
No wonder they were arrested. Silently killing people deemed undesirable is what ObamaCare does, and liberals hate competition.
Amazing what’s floating around the net, isn’t it?
And I live about 10-12 miles from Smyrna, GA, for a kicker!
I read about this one elsewhere. Pretty funny.
Just wondering how Messrs Crawford and Feight differ from the folks who have developed drones and the missiles they carry?
Just a philosophical question, mind you.
OK, I'll tell my dentist she's using an xgray machine in her office......
Without question! After all, they were trying to harm muslims and aid Jews, weren't they???
Read that again. The unit of measure for radiation is a gray.
You would know an author made at least one mistake if they referred to 23 rams of cocaine, instead of 23 grams, wouldn’t you?