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KS Suicide Bomber, CO Shooter Disappoint MSM

From NBC News:

Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

By Pete Williams | December 13, 2013

A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.

The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives…

Loewen, who is white, became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the Internet, Grissom said.

Rats. Imagine how crestfallen the news media was when they learned that detail. Up until then the story was perfect. An old white guy committing terrorism in Wichita. He would have to be a Tea Party supporter!

A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita charges Loewen with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization… If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison…

Don’t worry. Since Mr. Loewen turned out to be a dedicated jihadist, our media guardians will now argue that he was set up by the FBI.

And, from Mediaite:

Denver Post Stealth Edits Out ‘Socialist’ from Profile of Arapahoe School Shooter

By Noah Rothman | December 14, 2013

On Friday, Colorado’s Arapahoe High School was put on lockdown while a student armed with a shotgun took over the school in an attempt to confront a teacher who he believed had wronged him. The student, identified as 18-year-old Karl Pierson, took his own life before he could be taken into custody.

In a profile on the shooter in the Denver Post which focused on his “strong political beliefs,” several of Pierson’s classmates offered their impressions of the shooter. One of the shooter’s classmates described him as a “very opinionated socialist.” Shortly after that post was published, however, that description was edited out. The current copy simply describes him as “very opinionated.”

The gunman’s parents divorced in late 2011, according to court records. The divorce was finalized in August 2012. Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist. “He was exuberant I guess,” Conrad said. “A lot of people picked on him, but it didn’t seem to bother him.”

The new copy, however, edits out the specific political beliefs that Pierson reportedly held so “strongly.”

“Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with Pierson, described him as very opinionated.”

The edited post did not remove a passage which notes how Pierson described himself as a “Keynesian” who regularly attacked the free market philosophies of economist Adam Smith…

According to other reports, Mr. Pierson also hated Republicans and believed in the dangers of global warming. But why bring any of that up?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 16th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “KS Suicide Bomber, CO Shooter Disappoint MSM”

  1. captstubby says:

    and of course the news media is silent on the greater crime.
    the “Sting” should never have been legally allowed to be used in law enforcement!

    i am not defending Loewens motives.
    but at no time was he a real threat.

    this is a theatricality bombastic act by law enforcement who should have
    been using time and taxpayer dollars on actual criminal activities.

    FBI arrests Kansas man on charges of plot to suicide bomb Wichita airport
    • Authorities say suspect Terry Lee Loewen posed no threat
    • Undercover agents gave fake explosives to ‘radicalised’ man
    Friday 13 December 2013 15.59 EST
    Guardian News

    The FBI has announced the arrest of a 58-year-old Kansas man who they said had plotted to carry out a suicide car bomb attack at the Wichita airport.
    No one was ever in danger in the plot, which never involved real explosives, but did involve undercover FBI agents, law enforcement officials said Friday.
    “There was no breach of Mid-Continent’s Airport’s security,” said US attorney Barry Grissom at an afternoon news conference in Wichita. “At no time was the safety of travelers or members of the public placed in jeopardy.”
    Agents arrested the suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, before sunrise Friday as he attempted to drive a vehicle full of what he thought were explosives onto the tarmac at Mid-Continent Airport, the FBI said. The explosives were inert and provided by an undercover agent whom Loewen believed to be a fellow Islamic radical, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.
    Loewen worked as an avionics technician at the airport and had access to private areas, authorities said. He had been under investigation since “early summer 2013”, the FBI said, when statements he had made declaring himself to be a radical came to their attention.
    “Let me preface the bottom line by saying I have become radicalized in the strongest sense of the word, and I don’t believe Allah wants it any other way,” the court documents quoted Loewen as stating.
    It was not clear how Loewen was radicalized or how the bureau became aware of his statements.
    Loewen has been charged with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charges could carry a life sentence.
    In the past the FBI has drawn accusations of entrapment in terror cases in which the bureau had contact with the eventual suspect before any plot was afoot. In 2009, the bureau arrested four Newburgh, New York, men and charged them with plotting to blow up synagogues in the Bronx. The defense argued that the suspects were led astray by undercover agents who supplied them with organization, money, ideology and would-be weapons. All four were sentenced to 25 years in prison.

    “In criminal law, entrapment is when a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit an offense that the person would have otherwise been unlikely to commit.
    It is a type of conduct that is generally frowned upon, and thus in many jurisdictions is a possible defense against criminal liability.
    In law enforcement, a sting operation is a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime. A typical sting will have a law-enforcement officer or cooperative member of the public play a role as criminal partner or potential victim and go along with a suspect’s actions to gather evidence of the suspect’s wrongdoing.
    Sting operations are common in many countries including the United States, but not allowed in other countries such as Sweden.
    Deploying a bait car (also called a honey trap) to catch an auto thief
    Setting up a seemingly vulnerable honeypot computer to lure and gain information about hackers
    Arranging someone under the legal drinking age to ask an adult to buy an alcoholic beverage or tobacco products for them .
    Posing as someone who is seeking illegal drugs, contraband or child pornography to catch a supplier; or as a supplier to catch a customer
    Passing off explosives, fake or real, to a would-be terror bomber
    Posing as a child in a chat room to identify a potential child molester
    An undercover officer posing as a potential customer to raid illegal prostitution
    An undercover officer posing as a prostitute to raid illegal solicitation
    An undercover officer posing as a hitman to prevent potential murder-for-hire
    Ethical and legal concerns
    Sting operations are fraught with ethical concerns over whether they constitute entrapment. Law-enforcement may have to be careful not to provoke the commission of a crime by someone who would not otherwise have done so. Additionally, in the process of such operations, the police often engage in the same crimes, such as buying or selling contraband, soliciting prostitutes, etc. In common law jurisdictions, the defendant may invoke the defense of entrapment.
    Contrary to popular misconceptions, however, entrapment does not prohibit undercover police officers from posing as criminals or denying that they are police. Entrapment is typically only a defense if a suspect is pressured into committing a crime they would probably not have committed otherwise, though the legal definition of this pressure varies greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For example, if undercover officers coerced a potential suspect into manufacturing illegal drugs to sell them, then the accused could use entrapment as a defense. However, if a suspect is already manufacturing drugs and police pose as buyers to catch him, then entrapment usually has not occurred.”

  2. GetBackJack says:

    You have to know that the sick minds capable of running a fake citizen as a real candidate for President and a false flag Libertarian as a Republican in order to corrupt an election are aright at this moment actively working on a Southern bubba die-hard Tea Party individual to enact a horrific event.

    You have to know that ..

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