FBI Arrests Army Soldier for Plotting Terror Attack on Major News Outlet

FBI Arrests Army Soldier for Plotting Terror Attack on Major News Outlet September 25, 2019

The FBI has arrested an Army soldier stationed in Kansas for allegedly plotting to blow up a major American news outlet and teaching others to make bombs and IEDs. He told all of this to an FBI agent posing on a chat network popular with far right activists and white supremacists.

Credit: Martin Leng

According to charging documents in the case, Jarrett William Smith, who transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas, in July, joined the U.S. military only after first expressing his desire to fight in Ukraine.

On Aug. 19, 2019, Smith allegedly spoke with an FBI informant in an online chat group and discussed a plan for an attack inside the U.S., his search for more “radicals” like himself and the possibility of killing members of the group Antifa.

In suggesting that the headquarters of the major news network could be a target, Smith allegedly said: “A large vehicle bomb. Fill a vehicle full of [explosives] then fill a ping pong ball with [commonly available chemical] via drilling then injection. Put the ball in the tank of the vehicle and leave. 30 minutes later, BOOM.”…

Smith was arrested on Sept. 21, and he allegedly admitted to the FBI that he provided people online with instructions for building bombs.

According to charging documents, at least one of the instructions he allegedly provided in recent days would not have resulted in a viable explosive device.

I’ve lost count of how many far-right activists have now been arrested for plotting domestic terrorism attacks, but it’s a hell of a lot. Glad they’re catching at least some of them before they can carry out their plans, but there is much more work to be done. Every single incident of domestic terrorism in 2018 was carried out by right-wing extremists and that is not in any way a coincidence. They’re coming out of the woodwork like cockroaches.

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