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Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
« on: December 13, 2013, 02:55:41 PM »
A Kansas man was charged Friday for allegedly plotting to detonate a car bomb at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.

Terry L. Loewen, 58, an aviation technician at the airport, spent months planning the attack and was going to use his access card to drive the vehicle  loaded with explosives to a terminal, authorities said, citing the criminal complaint. He planned on dying in the explosion as a martyr, authorities said.

Loewen was arrested without incident at 5:30 a.m. while trying to gain access to a tarmac, authorities said.  At the time, he was with the vehicle he thought was filled with explosives, the FBI said.

There was never a bomb that could explode and the public was never in danger, authorities said.

Loewen has been under investigation by the Wichita Joint Terrorism Task Force since early summer 2013. It is alleged that in the past he has made statements that he was resolved to commit an act of violent jihad against the United States.

He faces three federal charges including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. If convicted, Loewen faces a life sentence in federal prison.

"This incident is a reminder that we must remain vigilant and reaffirm our commitment to protecting this country and its ideals from those who wish to do us harm," Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said in a statement.
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Re: Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 03:01:59 PM »
Like anything else the government tells us, I'd take this story with a grain of salt. This government has no credibility on any subject as far as I'm concerned

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Re: Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 03:08:54 PM »
Older white guy is the description? Must be the AQ division of the tea party :whistle:


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Re: Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 03:10:23 PM »
I really wonder just how much the feds had to do with this "plot" given the fact that there never was a bomb or the fact that they were the ones to supply him with the non-explosive components?

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Re: Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 03:10:40 PM »
Like anything else the government tells us, I'd take this story with a grain of salt. This government has no credibility on any subject as far as I'm concerned
Yeah. I wonder what the alleged motive might be.
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Re: Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
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Re: Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 04:11:58 PM »
Well the media has found its white guy terrorist it seems


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Re: Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 04:14:44 PM »
Well, he does look dumb enough to give 6 or 7 fed, state and local LE groups and anti terror agencies an opportunity to hold a press conference and tell us what a great job they are doing. In years past this harmless goofball would have been locked up for a few days in a hospital for a psych eval and no one would have heard a thing about his 'horrific' plot
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Re: Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
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Re: Arrest made in attempt to bomb Wichita airport, FBI says
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 05:52:20 PM »
Yeah. I wonder what the alleged motive might be.

After getting a look at the guy my guess would be someone from the FBI sold him on the 72 virgin deal


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