Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FBI Raids Minnesota Home Full Of Molotov Cocktails, Suspected Pipe Bombs

There's a couple of statistically improbable issues with this story.  The first is that this is a non-Muslim terrorist suspect.  The second is that the FBI has immediately labeled this as a potential domestic terror attack.  Had this man been a Muslim, (and it will be amusing if he turns out to be one of those recent converts to Islam) the FBI would be still be denying that this could have anything to do with terrorism  and working to find reasons for it to be anything else than Muslim terrorism. 

This case will need to be monitored to see how differently the government handles this prosecution compared to how it's handeling Jihadist Major Nidal Hussein as a case of "domestic violence". 


FBI Raids Minnesota Home Full Of Molotov Cocktails, Suspected Pipe Bombs

AMY FORLITI May 6, 2013, 11:52 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI believes authorities disrupted a terrorism attack that was being planned in a small western Minnesota city when they arrested a man after converging on a mobile home that contained Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms, the agency said Monday.

Buford Rogers, 24, of Montevideo, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He remained in federal custody Monday and it was not clear if he had an attorney.

“The FBI believed there was a terror attack in its planning stages, and we believe there would have been a localized terror attack, and that’s why law enforcement moved quickly to execute the search warrant on Friday to arrest Mr. Rogers,” FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said Monday.

Loven declined to elaborate about the location of the alleged target, other than to say it was believed to be in Montevideo, a city of about 5,000 people about 130 miles west of Minneapolis. He also declined to say whether Rogers was believed to be acting alone or as part of a group, or if other arrests were expected.

“This is a very active investigation,” he said. He added that at this point, authorities are “looking at this from a domestic terrorism standpoint.”

Loven said the pending investigation prohibits him from getting into details about Rogers’ possible political or religious views, but he said the FBI is confident in calling this a “terror” situation.

“We had information which indicated that Mr. Rogers was involved in a plot to conduct terror activities in and around the Montevideo area,” he said.

In a news release Monday, the FBI said it believed “the lives of several local residents were potentially saved” by the search and arrest, and said “several guns and explosive devices were discovered.” The agency said the alleged terror plot was discovered through analysis of intelligence gathered by local, state and federal authorities.

“Cooperation between the FBI and its federal, state, and local partners enabled law enforcement to prevent a potential tragedy in Montevideo,” Christopher Warrener, the special agent in charge of the FBI office in Minneapolis, said in the release.

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