A soldier who talked online about bombing a major news network was just arrested by the FBI.
The FBI has arrested a U.S. soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major American news network, planned to travel to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group Azov Battalion and allegedly distributed information online on how to build bombs. He also allegedly suggested targeting Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.
According to charging documents in the case, Jarrett William Smith, who transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas, in July, joined the U.S. military only after first expressing his desire to fight in Ukraine.
On Aug. 19, 2019, Smith allegedly spoke with an FBI informant in an online chat group and discussed a plan for an attack inside the U.S., his search for more “radicals” like himself and the possibility of killing members of the group Antifa.
If you are openly calling for violence and stating your intention to bomb and kill people on the Internet you are not very smart. Especially considering that the FBI has people specifically assigned to entrap people into committing terrorism so they can then arrest them and claim how great they are at fighting terror.
The FBI literally has armies of people dedicated to this nonsense while they let anti-fascist groups which are literal terrorist operations run amok. The whole situation is a joke but it underscores why you shouldn’t be calling for violence on the Internet. You are only allowed to do that if you belong to an anti-fascist group.