The five men who were looking to blow up a bridge in Cleveland can be somewhat accurately described as Domestic Enemies. Among other things. They wanted to visit violence on people and places inside the United States as a means of protest of “corporate America and the financial system”. (They were allegedly affiliated with the “Occupy” movement, in this instance.) However, they seem to fall short of earning the title “diabolical criminal geniuses”, and that by a substantial margin. The Smoking Gun summarizes, in part:

As the alleged plotters batted around assorted attack ideas–like bombing a “Nazi/Klan headquarters” or blowing up a Federal Reserve bank–Wright joked that he would wear a suicide vest and blow himself up, “but advised he would have to be very drunk.”

If this next Course of Action were proposed in an OPT in the E-Ring, the author might be praised for “thinking outside the box” and earn him/herself a Legion of Merit. However, “outside the box” is a big place, and this idea is probably there for a reason:

Baxter also “suggested (acquiring thumb) tacks that they could throw out of the back of the car if they get in a chase.” This getaway tactic was last successfully used in a Batman episode from 1967.

There is no independent confirmation that the below image shows Robin calling Triple A from the side of the road because the Batmobile has two flat tires from running over thumbtacks.

Very thankfully, the plot in Cleveland was discovered and a tragedy averted. And that isn’t a joke. But, I am betting the FBI case handler has got some stories he will tell well into retirement.


Posted by UltimaRatioReg in Homeland Security

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  • James (the other one)

    Obviously right-wing/insane vets with PTSD holding their guns and bibles with raging homophobia and racism! Look what has happened!!!


    You mean they are from the majestic occupy movement….

    Obviously its all a lie. Right wing plot.

  • UltimaRatioReg

    Not the point of the post, though, James. There are nuts across the spectrum (at either end).

    It was the sheer, unadulterated, almost in defiance of belief stupidity of the suspects that actually made me laugh out loud this morning.

  • James (the other one)

    Oh yea Believe me that i know.

    There was another one i cant remember who last year his was almost as funny.

    Oh wait now i remember.

    This islamic jihad wanabe decided he needed to go kill some folks ended up who he decided to get the weapons from were FBI.

    My fav. part. When he ask for Automatic weapons the Agents asked what he ment. he said something like “you know the ones you pull the trigger and it keeps going.”

    Jihad marksmanship long may it be terrible.