February 22, 2013
Andrea Bowden is the latest “terrorist” to be arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for threatening to commit a mass shooting at Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut.
According to US Attorney David Fein: “As alleged, this defendant made a series of threats that described in great detail her intention to carry out a suicidal mass murder at a community college in New Haven. All threats of this nature will be viewed as serious by this office and prosecuted to the full extent of federal law. I commend the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the New Haven and East Haven Police Departments for their swift investigation of this matter.”
Bowden’s handler claims that she made several text messages and have verbal conversations with them discussing her bomb plot and intent to commit mass murder.
On Bowden’s Facebook page, it is said that she posted a picture of herself with a gun. The gun she was holding in the picture was an antique pistol that held only 6 bullets in the chamber.
The FBI handler of Bowden said: “The FBI’s investigations into threats of violence will be swift and thorough. In this day and age, the making of any threat will not and cannot be tolerated. There will be consequences. The Agents and Task Force Officers assigned to the New Haven Division’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the U.S. Attorney’s Office did an outstanding job in addressing this threat from the time it was first reported to the FBI until the successful arrest of the subject.”
The FBI claim Bowden owned guns and had made two improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The FBI and Dean Esserman, New Haven chief of police, contacted Dorsey Kendrick, Gateway Community College president, according to Evelyn Gard, spokesperson for the college. Gard said: “Chief Esserman and GCC security had been contacted by the FBI, and were told that there was no imminent danger as a result of the post, but an investigation was underway. The chief requested that Dr. Kendrick and GCC security keep the matter confidential until the investigation was complete.”
When the FBI searched Bowden’s home no guns or IEDs were found. The New Haven police department says that Bowden was wanted on outstanding warrants for harassment and endangerment.
Bowden is one of a long list of patsies created by the FBI to justify the threat of domestic terrorism in the US.
Recently Matthew Aaron Llaneza was framed by the FBI in a manufactured terror plot involving and IED. This entrapment scheme had Llaneza, who had a history of mental illness, to build an IED to detonate at a San Jose branch of Bank of America (BoA). Officials claim Llaneza wanted to start a civil war by aligning anti-government militias to the storyline.
According to the FBI press release: “Unbeknownst to Llaneza, the explosive device that he allegedly attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat to the public.”
Llaneza was charged with “attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against property used in an activity that affects interstate or foreign commerce.”
The FBI asserted that it was “Llaneza’s stated goal was to trigger a governmental crackdown, which he expected would trigger a right-wing counter-response against the government followed by, he hoped, civil war.” The FBI went on to claim: “Llaneza’s arrest was the culmination of an undercover operation during which he was closely monitored by the FBI’s South Bay Joint Terrorism Task Force.”
Framing Llaneza was quite easy considering he had a long history of mental illness. He had been taken to a psychiatric hospital for observation after an attempted suicide where doctors diagnosed him with possible schizophrenia and having bipolar disorder.
In September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requested 700 pounds of high density ammonium nitrate and 700 pounds of A-5 Flake RDX explosives. These ingredients are known to be very high powered explosives.
Meanwhile, the DHS and FBI are warning about the threat of false flag attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and “anarchists”.
Domestic terrorists, according to the DHS, are more of a threat to American safety than foreign terrorist organizations. This harkens to the 2009 report DHS published for the Obama administration called “Rightwing Extremism” that stated domestic extremists, particularly white supremacists, were proposed to be the newest and most dangerous threat to the US since al-Qaeda.
While admitting that the agency had no definitive proof that “domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, [however] rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.”
The FBI warned that anarchists would throw eggs and Molotov cocktails at the RNC convention and are still decrying extremists will attack the DNC in order to disrupt the proceedings. The FBI claimed that “given the historical precedence and recent arrests, we assess anarchist extremists will likely continue to exploit lawful protests to facilitate violent criminal activity at events like the upcoming political conventions.”Add This to Technorati Faves