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Rioting at The Capitol: Were assassinations and hostage-taking in the plans?


“……”Strong evidence…… supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government,” government prosecutors wrote……”

CNN: “Several explosions hit Yemen’s Aden airport as the newly formed power-sharing government arrived from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The blasts killed at least 22 people and injured scores more….”

A Knife Attack Slaughters 3 in France

Police in the German town of Volkmarsen have arrested a 29-year old man, after a car plowed into a crowd of people at a parade on Monday and left at least 30 injured.


On January 24, 2011, a bomb explodes in the international arrivals hall of Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport, killing 35 people and injuring 173 others.

Attack on the London Bridge

October 26, 2002: The 57-hour hostage crisis ends when Russian special forces surrounded and raided the theater and with the help of a narcotic gas killed all the Chechan terrorists and 120 hostages

October 23, 1983: A suicide bomber drives a truck packed with explosives into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241 U.S. military personnel.

“….58 French soldiers were killed in their barracks two miles away in a separate suicide terrorist attack…..”

Afghanistan: Bomb blasts killed at least 69 and wounded 50 more during Friday prayers at a mosque.

A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court with sending over social media instructions for making bombs

NEWS RELEASE OFFICE OF UNITED STATES ATTORNEY STEPHEN MCALLISTER DISTRICT OF KANSAS Contact Jim Cross, Public Affairs ! (316) 269-6481 ! 301 N. Main, Suite 1200  ! Wichita, KS 67202 Sept. 23, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Soldier at Fort Riley Charged With Distributing Instructions for Bombs

TOPEKA, KAN. B A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court here today with sending over social media instructions for making bombs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Jarrett William Smith, 24, Fort Riley, Kan., was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.
Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, joined the Army June 12, 2017, and was transferred to Fort Riley, Kan., on July 8, 2019. According to an FBI investigator’s affidavit, Smith said on Facebook he was interested in traveling to the Ukraine to fight with a paramilitary group called the Azov Batallion.
During a Facebook chat, Smith offered to teach other Facebook users to make cell phone explosive devices “in the style of the Afghans.” On Aug. 19, 2019, Smith told an undercover investigator he was looking for “radicals” like himself. Smith talked about killing members of Antifa and destroying nearby cell towers or a local news station. On Aug. 21, Smith told an undercover investigator about how to make a vehicle bomb. When the

investigator commented that most of the components were household items, Smith said: “Making AK47s out of expensive parts is cool, but imagine if you will if you were going to WalMart instead of a gun store to buy weapons.”
Smith also described in detail to the undercover investigator how to build a bomb that could be triggered by calling a cell phone.
“Be very careful with the fully armed device,” Smith warned the investigator.
If convicted, Smith could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.


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