SFGate reports that the FBI thwarted an attack on a bank in Oakland by 28-year-old Matthew Aaron Llaneza yeaterday who had hoped to start a war;
A mentally disturbed man who said he believed in violent jihad and hoped to start a civil war in the United States was arrested early Friday after trying to detonate what he thought was a car bomb at a Bank of America branch in Oakland, prosecutors said.
I’m pretty sure that everyone who believes in violent jihad is mentally disturbed, including all of those 6th century shitbags in the middle east. The FBI says that they have been watching Llaneza since he was released from jail where he’d been serving time for weapons charges and they explain why he was arrested;
On Thursday night, agents said, Llaneza drove an SUV from the storage unit, hauling a dozen 5-gallon buckets of chemicals, prepared by the FBI to look like explosives, to a parking lot in Union City, where he assembled the bomb in the agent’s presence.
He then drove to the bank, parked the SUV under an overhang near a support column of the building, retreated on foot to a safe distance, and pressed an FBI-constructed cell phone triggering device that was supposed to ignite the bomb, the FBI said. Agents them moved in and arrested him.
They can call him “mentally disturbed” all they want, but if he assembled the bomb, he knew what he was doing. I hope the FBI keeps the pressure on these guys, and I have a feeling that they’re going to be busy in the next few years. Sooner or later, though, one of these guys are going to get lucky.
Thanks to Tman for the link.