The PJ Tatler

Arrest Made in Plot to Bomb Kansas City 9/11 Memorial

Via NPR(italics added):

A Florida man was arrested today for his alleged involvement in a a plan to bomb a 9/11 memorial in Kansas City, Mo.

20-year-old Joshua Ryne Goldberg, from Orange Park, Fla., is charged with “distributing information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction,” according to a statement released by U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III.

Goldberg was allegedly in contact with an individual online who was working undercover for law enforcement as a Confidential Human Source (CHS). The statement reads, in part:

“Between the months of July and September 2015, Goldberg distributed information to the CHS on how to manufacture a bomb. He instructed the CHS to make a pressure cooker bomb and fill it with nails, metal, and other items dipped in rat poison. Goldberg instructed the CHS to place the bomb at an upcoming memorial in Kansas City, Missouri that was commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks.”

It is scary to ponder how many loons like this are out there and when the next one will escape notice until it’s too late. All in all, the various bickering U.S. law enforcement agencies have done a good job for the past fourteen years keeping things safe here, but no one knows how well ISIS is firing up recruits here. It will be interesting to find out what this guy’s background is and whether he was exposed to any, um, religious teaching in recent years.