Skip to comments.Russian man faces weapon of mass destruction charges in Pennsylvania
Posted on 01/26/2014 6:33:56 AM PST by FlJoePaEdited on 01/26/2014 6:35:19 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Police officers were investigating a reported marijuana-growing operation when they discovered a homemade bomb and bomb-making materials in a suitcase, the news release said.
Vladislav Miftakhov, a Russian citizen, was arrested and charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe and drug-related offenses. He was arraigned Friday and bail was set at $500,000, Blair County corrections officer James McMahon said Sunday.
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Maybe it should be called a large firecracker.
I can see why he was arrested, but I’m not so sure about WMDs.
The powdered magnesium and the other two substances and 1 lb-ish quantities does sound kinda dangerous to me, but I certainly don’t think they qualify as a WMD.
If they do, then all these frigging liberals need to go back to Bush and Iraq’s defeat and revisit what they refused to call WMDs.
Bogus charges. If he had anything even remotely close to an WMD there wouldn’t be any bail.
Agree or disagree?
By that definition a car is a WMD.
Interesting that the Democrats, Media and liberals never applied that meaning to their condemnation of Bush’s defeat of IRAQs for the purpose of removing WMDs.
IMO, the USC is ridiculous.
“risking a catastrophe” That’s a criminal offense?
Zero and 0bamunists are guilty as sin. Arrest ‘em.
We used to blow up stuff when I was a kid all the time, and only about ten miles from where this guy was arrested. Doing the same thing today would have sent me to prison for life.
$500,000 bail? You’d think he reimbursed somebody for a campaign contribution or something.
Jeez, the guy was doing what country boys do. They make things that go boom. It’s a rite of passage.
What the student was allegedly doing appears stupid and dangerous, but it is hard to see how it merits the "weapons of mass destruction" charge. Reading the statute in the way necessary to charge the kid, it also reads on just about everybody in the state, including the police who arrested him. That's ridiculous.
Prisoner exchange with Snowden in the works?