They said the rioters with bloodlust in their eyes had no guns, whoever they are. No, they said, the “tourists” were being polite and walking around the velvet-roped crowd lines. Oh, right, they were the Republican legislators. They were dead wrong.
A man named Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, had a plot that moved from his mind to reality on January 6. He came to Washington, D.C. with a “sawed-off rifle” that he hid in a backpack. As the angry waves of “protesters” began to move to storm the nation’s symbol of Democracy, Pendley changed his mind and left the rifle in his car. He also had second thoughts about entering the building, according to The Washington Post:
‘But he later boasted about taking a piece of broken glass from the federal building home to Texas with him.’
Then, the man started going by the alias of Dionysus, began posting on a website called MyMilitia.com. Dionysus was a Greek god of winemaking, fertility, insanity, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and festivity, according to the Greek Mythology site. Note the “insanity, ritual madness.”
The man whose alias was a Greek god began posting on the site his plans to bomb the Amazon data centers and “kill off about 70 percent of the internet.” He was trying to be the spark that set off a rebellion against an “oligarchy” that he believed was the existing government:
‘Far-right attacks have killed 91 people since 2015.’
One of the people reading his post became worried enough to contact the FBI. An FBI agent posed as another attacker with access to an explosive, C-4, and saw the hand-drawn maps of the center with all the exits marked. The agent recorded their meetings.
Pendley disguised his car with peel-off paint. Then, the undercover agent handed off several fake explosives. When the would-be bomber accepted the pretend explosives, police arrested him.
The man was well prepared with wigs and masks to disguise himself:
‘[And] notes, hand-drawn maps and flash cards laying out the details of his plans to bomb the Amazon data centers in Virginia. They also found a sawed-off rifle and a pistol painted to look like a toy gun.’
Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Prerak Shah, released a Department of Justice (DOJ) statement that read:
‘Due in large part to the meticulous work of the FBI’s undercover agents, the Justice Department was able to expose Mr. Pendley’s twisted plot and apprehend the defendant before he was able to inflict any real harm. We may never know how many tech workers’ lives were saved through this operation — and we’re grateful we never had to find out.’
Earlier, Pendley told an informant:
‘If I had cancer or something I would just drive a bomb into these servers lol.’
That was when the informant wondered if he was interested in obtaining C-4:
‘Yeah, And I’m not telling anyone anything. Even if I gotta wheel a wheelbarrow in that b—- I’m sure we can get it done.’
Pendley also described his objective:
‘The main objective is to f— up the Amazon servers,” he told the two men, according to court records. “It’s gonna p— all the oligarchy off.’
Court documents read:
‘Hopefully, they let the world know in a weird way by acting too fast that they are a … dictatorship. And then hope like hell some of the people that are on the fence jump off the fence.’
Another man actually taught Pendly “how to arm and detonate the powerful bombs” when they met in Ft. Worth, Texas:
‘Under his plea agreement, Pendley faces between five and 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and three years of probation and will be banned from owning firearms.’
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