Did alleged bridge bombers also target the Republican National Convention?
TAMPA, Fla. — Five self-proclaimed anarchists were arrested Monday after allegedly conspiring to blow up a bridge about 15 miles south of Cleveland. Based on statements in the affidavit, not only are the suspects linked to the Occupy movement, but one of them mentioned the Republican National Convention in Tampa as another possible target.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony says, “The co-conspirators placed the inert IEDs at the base of a concrete support pillar and prepared to remotely detonate the devices.”
But officials say their plan fizzled out after an undercover agent sold them two inoperable explosive devices.
Agent Anthony adds, “I want to stress, we all want to stress up here, that at no time during the course of the investigation was the public ever in danger.”
What’s troubling for many, though, is that two of the men — 26-year-old Douglas Wright and 20-year-old Brandon Baxter — also discussed timing and how to “make a good statement” at the Republican Convention in Tampa. MORE
It’s not surprising that far left activists are plotting to disrupt the upcoming GOP convention in Tampa. In 2008, former radical activist turned-FBI informant, Brandon Darby thwarted a left-wing terrorist plot at the 2008 GOP convention. It’s amazing that most Americans have never even heard about this. The media for the most part ignored the story- except for the New York Times which actually attacked Brandon Darby! They later had to correct their story when Darby filed a lawsuit.