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Domestic terrorist

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posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 09:25 AM

The details sounded ominously familiar: a down-and-out loner with a professed hatred of the U.S. government dreams of bombing a government building—maybe even the U.S. Capitol—then sets about procuring the ingredients to carry out his scheme.

That was the plan hatched by Tennessee farmer Demetrius Van Crocker, whose views were no secret to people who knew him. But most discounted his extremist rants as just that, the ideological ravings of a former member of the right-wing National Socialist Movement.

Then in 2004, Van Crocker’s plan crystallized—he would buy materials to build a dirty bomb to blow up a state or federal courthouse. At that point a “concerned citizen” took him seriously enough to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which in turn called the FBI.
A search of Van Crocker’s home turned up components for pipe bombs, a cache of loaded weapons, and right-wing paraphernalia. It took a jury 90 minutes to convict Van Crocker in April on five counts of trying to acquire chemical weapons and explosives to destroy government buildings. He was sentenced November 28 to 30 years in prison.

The case stands as an example of how far tips from the public go toward protecting the U.S. from terrorists, abroad and at home. The undercover agent said as much: “I’m firmly convinced that had he come into possession of the right stuff he would have done something.”


With terrorist from other countries on the rise, have'nt we got our hands full with domestic terrorist as well?

What would you do to help fight terror at home if you suspected it, or what are you doing already to help ?

May seem like a silly question but i may have to appear at the high court within a few months to give evidence against an actual (home grown) muslim fundementalist terrorist who just happened to be one of the guys who tried to board planes in the uk and blow them up over america. just the thought of being under witness protection is scary, but it has to be done, will keep you updated as the case goes along should i have to attend, wish me luck..

posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 09:56 AM

Members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321. If your information does not relate to an imminent threat, you can also contact the Security Service via the How You Can Help page.

Current threat level

The current threat level is assessed as SEVERE (as of 14th August 2006).

This means that an attack is highly likely and indicates a continuing high level of threat to the UK.
Threat level in the uk

Please note the threat level remains the same.

posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 12:38 PM
pffft...the only 'terrorists' here in the UK are the ones scaring the hell out of the general population with wild accusations of liquid-bombs-in-water-bottles etc and using that to restrict our freedoms (see my sig for a clue)...better to die on your feet while fighting, than live on your knees in fear

posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 11:53 AM
I am continually amazed that Americans bleat about home grown terrorists.

We Brits have had to put up with the I.R.A, the I.P.L.O, the 'Real' I.R.A and not forgetting the I.N.L.A.

Do you Americans not remember that you funded all the above terrorist organisations and from memoury, you did so with great glee, despite repeated requests to the Reagan, Bush, Clinton and DW Bush administrations, funding was still allowed, with the FBI doing precious little to stop it.

Pot, Kettle and Black!

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