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Georgia man plotted attack on White House, authorities say

TU Curmudgeon

B.A. (Sarc), LLb. (Lex Sarcasus), PhD (Sarc.)
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From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia man plotted attack on White House, authorities say

Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a metro Atlanta man they said was plotting to attack the White House but instead got entangled with the FBI.

Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, was taken into custody in Gwinnett County while allegedly trying to exchange his vehicle for explosives. He later appeared in court in downtown Atlanta in the case brought by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Authorities said Taheb was acting alone and they made no accusation that he had ties to any terrorist group. He was arrested after a tip from a resident who said the young man had been radicalized.

Taheb’s alleged attack on the White House was supposed to take place around Thursday and involve various explosives and firearms, though even days before he claimed he had still never fired a gun in his life, according to the criminal complaint. He said he could learn fast, the document said. Authorities also said he planned to travel to the Islamic State territory but acknowledged he didn’t have a passport.

“All potential threats have been neutralized and were under control from the inception of this case,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak, who added that authorities would take no questions on the investigation, which is ongoing.


It most certainly looks like the authorities were highly successful in thwarting an inept attempt by an incredibly dumb and incompetent "low-hanging fruit" that they managed to convince to attempt to do something that they were incapable of doing with anything that anyone could have remotely considered to be even slightly resembling something that could be confused with success.

Must be heading on into "Budget Request Submission" time.

PS - "All potential threats have been neutralized and were under control from the inception of this case." is a really nice way of saying "There were no real threats whatsoever.".
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