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A US soldier pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring with his cousin to attack a suburban Chicago military base with the aim of killing over 100 people, prosecutors said.
Hasan Edmonds, 23, was a soldier in the US Army National Guard when he began communicating online in January with an FBI agent pretending to be an Islamic State fighter in Libya.
Edmonds admitted to giving the purported militant advice on "how to fight and defeat the US military," the plea agreement said. He said he and his cousin were ready to conduct an attack in the United States.
Edmonds and his cousin began meeting with another undercover agent in March who pretended to help Edmonds plan a trip to Mosul, Iraq to join the Islamic State group.
They also discussed a plan for Jonas Edmonds, 30, to use his cousin's military uniforms to attack the base in Joliet, Illinois where Hasan Edmonds was assigned.
Jonas said he wanted the undercover agent to help him achieve a "body count" of 100 to 150 people.
Hasan Edmonds took his cousin and the undercover agent to the base on March 24 to conduct surveillance and retrieve a training schedule in order to pick the best time to attack, the plea agreement said.
Jonas Edmonds drove his cousin to the airport the next day, but Hasan Edmonds was arrested before he could board the flight to Egypt. Jonas Edmonds drove from the airport to his cousin's house but was arrested before he could retrieve the uniforms.
originally posted by: infolurker
" It is very disturbing that we have jihadist in the US military."
I find it much more disturbing and certainly of more concern that the FBI is always there to lend a helping hand.
I suppose all those alleged " Sleeper Cells " in EVERY State of the Union are actually asleep when a wanna be terrorist
could use a little brotherly help. Or perhaps that FBI fantasy is simply more fear mongering to sway public opinion against 1.5 Billion Muslims.
Of course one may simply watch the MSM and actually believe they have no agenda. Many do, which is also highly disturbing. Cheers
originally posted by: rexsblues
so what kind of time are these scumbags lookin at? i still think anyone apart of any branch of the armed forces found guilty of treason should meet the good ole firing squad.