Skip to comments.Soldier, 30, awaiting trial for taking a military vehicle on a joyride was able to fly to IRAQ
Posted on 03/14/2019 6:20:13 PM PDT by blueplum
Soldier, 30, awaiting trial for taking a military vehicle on a joyride was able to fly to IRAQ while wearing an ankle monitor, researched bombs online and posted about Al Qaeda on Twitter
A U.S. Army National Guard officer was able to travel to Iraq for two days while wearing an ankle monitor after he was arrested for hijacking an armored car last year.
Joshua Yabut broke the terms of his bond agreement by traveling on commercial flights to the Middle East. The 30-year-old soldier was also caught researching bombs online and posting about Al Qaeda on Twitter, prosecutors say.
Yabut, from Virginia Beach, was out on bond awaiting trial in both Richmond and Nottoway on charges related to another offence, when he was able to fly commercially to the Middle East, CBS6 reported....
Court documents stated that investigators discovered photos that indicated Yabut had been looking 'into prices of having Denatonium Benzoate shipped from China.'
He also posted pictures on Twitter that showed Yabut at an airport in Iraq.
Another court document claimed that Yabuts Twitter page featured postings and information related to Open Source Jihad and Al Qaeda. These tweets have been apparently taken down and can longer be seen.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
why are Americans so stupid?...
And Customs missed it on re entry.
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It appears that he had help with regard to the computer entries. Could be a deep cover asset, or he could just be a deep state asset.
worse, much, much worse:
“Investigators said Yabut used his military ID to board a plane at Naval Station Norfolk to fly to the naval air station in Jacksonville around the time of January 11...Sources told CBS6 that Yabut’s ankle monitor was attached when he boarded the flight to Jacksonville “
there are going to be about 15 people on the carpet tonite doing the Texas-twostep trying to come up with an answer as to why this looney toon was allowed on the base commander’s military aircraft (all aircraft being the commanders of course)
He took commercial flights after that, including to Keflavik, which is interesting, since there’s a nato jointforces base there. Not exactly a tourist spot it smells like fish fertilizer 24/7 because of the factories.
And here I thought the nut cases were confined to inside the Beltway, (And California)
The article says he tried to run for Senate. Not surprised. Maybe in 10 years He’ll have a chance./nosarc
Wow, he flew on military aircraft with no orders.
"Come on, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's Czechoslovakia, it's like going into Wisconsin."
"Well, I got the ____ kicked out of me in Wisconsin once. Forget it."
Could he have envisioned pulling a nasty but physically harmless prank, putting some of this terrible tasting stuff in a water or food supply?
The guys on watch get bored. Wave a military ID and a paper at them, act like you own the place in a friendly way and youd be surprised where and how far you can get. I once packed a 12 pack of beer to the end of a pier past the SP guard post. Then sat with a friend who couldnt leave the pier and drank it. There were four Poseidon submarines parked there. One of them was ours. Just saying.
Armored vehicle, huh?
At least it wasn’t a Sky Hawk, like that Marine at El Toro or a tank, like McQueen stole.
you’re not seeing the gravity of the situation. He gained access to a military flight line #1, he gained access to a military flight without orders or other travel documents #2, and he boarded said flight with an active tracking device #3 - while awaiting courts-martial. #4. And #5, MPs and PassSvcs at both ends of the flight are in deep kimshee for not grabbing him. Deep. Security of the flight line and the aircraft thereon are the #1 priority of any military airfield. Careers will end over this.
I agree with what you say, but readiness is a Command responsibility. You want tight security its got to come from the top. I had a Submarine Squadron Commander (Rear Admiral) show up on a midwatch, on my boat one night. I was shutdown roving watch. He was in the engine room no one told us anything. I asked him Who the Hell are you? He told me and I told him please check in with The maneuvering area watch next time. No identifying collar devices or a hat with the gold on the bill and I was very direct with my first question. I got told nice going on The IDng try not to use vulgarity with the Admiral next time. My division officer got a pat on the back for our alertness. You have to take things seriously.
Much of his travel was Space-A (Space Available) which is available to every military memberincluding guardsmen and reservistsas well as retirees, and dependents. If a military jet has room for passengers, there are seats available, and its going to a place you want to go, just go to the passenger terminal at the base airfield, and sign up. Present your military ID, pay a small fee, and if you dont get bumped by someone with a higher priorityor more cargoyoure on the way.
Great way to travel cheap if youre military, you have a flexible schedule and dont mind traveling without the airline frills.
I flew Space A home from Korea on my mid-tour leave in the early 90s. Caught a C-5 out of Osan, flew to Yakota, got a senior officers room at the VOQ (I was a junior USAF Capt) at the time, then non-stop to Travis the next day.. Caught a base shuttle to SFO and bought a ticket for the rest of my journey. Going back it was Andrews to Elmendorf, on to Yakota, where I caught a C-141 bound for Kunsan, where I finished the rest of my tour
Recognize talent when you see it. Transfer him to Special Ops.
Wanna travel? Ever try this?
My wife does historic military displays and presentations, often on base. One time we had an event on base, and I forgot my driver’s license. I did have my Fire Department ID and they were expecting us, and we were waved through without basically any hassle. My wife was getting an award from the Western Regional Medical Command Team for her work with the Army Nurse Corps so we had invited a couple of friends. They were Marine Corps veterans and had their military ID and normally have no problem getting on an Army base, but since the Command Team was on base they had higher security than normal and they would not let them through the gate.
It seemed a little surprising. I got on base without my drivers license and then shook the hands of the General and the entire command team they had heightened security for and our friends who had their military IDs couldn’t get on base.
Alertness. It all depends on that. It comes from the Command. If the Command sucks, security sucks. IMO
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