FBI Arrests Ex-Marine Planning Christmas Day Terror Attack In San Francisco
ISIS-linked terrorist: “You’ve Allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews”
The FBI arrested 26-year-old Everitt Aaron Jameson and charged him with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Jameson’s planned terror attack included setting off an explosive device on San Francisco’s Pier 39 on Christmas Day.
Jameson, a tow truck driver born in Modesto, California, was discharged from the Marine Corps for fraudulent enlistment when it was discovered that he failed to disclose his latent asthma. Prior to being discharged, Jameson earned a sharpshooter rifle qualification.
According to the FBI’s arrest complaint, Jameson intended to set off an explosive device in order to “funnel” people into an enclosed area where he could then inflict maximum casualties with an M-16 or an AK-47.
Ex-Marine Everitt Aaron Jameson stated that 'Christmas was the perfect day to commit the attack' and he specifically targeted #SF's #Pier39 because 'it was a heavily crowded area', FBI says https://t.co/VnArLatL9r pic.twitter.com/c1JyseJU6p
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) December 22, 2017
A Northern California tow-truck driver is accused of planning an ISIS-inspired Christmas Day suicide attack on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, was arrested and charged Friday with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
. . . . Earlier this month, [FBI special agent Christopher] McKinney said an undercover FBI agent began communicating with Jameson and questioned how he might be able to help ISIS. Jameson allegedly responded, “I was a soldier in the Kuffar army before I reverted [to Islam]. I have been trained in combat and things of war. [God willing,] anything of that nature.”
McKinney said Jameson attended Marine basic training “in or about” June 2009 and “graduated several months later.” Jameson trained as a sharpshooter, but was later discharged for failing to disclose a history of asthma.
On Dec. 16, McKinney claimed Jameson met with a second undercover FBI agent and “expressed that he was willing to do anything for ‘the cause,'” including traveling to fight with ISIS in Syria. At the same meeting, Jameson allegedly suggested a bomb-and-gun attack on the San Francisco waterfront’s Pier 39 and asked for help obtaining a fully automatic military assault rifle — either an M-16 or an AK-47 — along with ammunition and materials to make explosives — including nails, timers and remote detonators, the affidavit said.
Jameson told the undercover agent that “he did not have and did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die,” McKinney wrote in his affidavit.
An accidental phone call from an FBI employee in Washington D. C. may have tipped Jameson off that he was under investigation. Following the receipt of the phone call, Jameson stated that he wanted to call off the planned terror attack.
Prosecutors say Jameson apparently wanted to detonate the explosives to funnel people into an area where he could inflict more casualties. The FBI executed a search warrant on his home on Dec. 20 and allegedly found multiple firearms and explosives materials.
Two days prior to the raid, an FBI employee accidently called Jameson’s cellphone number from a Washington, D.C., area code, court papers say. Jameson called the number back but the employee let it go to his voicemail, which identified his name but not that he was a federal agent.
It appears that Jameson may have been clued-in that the feds were onto him. He soon told an undercover agent that “I also don’t think I can do this after all. I’ve reconsidered.”
. . . . The FBI said it found a letter signed by Jameson in which he took credit for the planned attack. “You’ve Allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews,” the letter said, using the Arabic name for “Jerusalem.” Mr. Trump recently announced the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
If convicted, Jameson faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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His family is reportedly stunned by the news, stating that while they knew Jameson had converted to Islam they didn’t know how radicalized he had become.
“I just couldn’t believe it, you know what I mean, that’s not him,” Jameson’s father Gordon said. “This is not the way he was raised, this is not you know what I mean, this is not him.”
Jameson’s family says he recently lost [custody of] his kids.
They say that broke him.
“I mean he come to me and he was just.. you know what I mean, I was thinking oh he’s going to commit suicide because he lost his kids,” Gordon said.
His family says this was also the time Jameson shared his newfound religion, but according to them, he never said anything about radical jihadi beliefs.
“We just didn’t know it was that far. You know? It’s not – We never thought it to be a bad thing. Religion is religion,” Jameson’s aunt Sarah said.
Sarah says she can’t believe this happened.
“It’s like their [sic] talking about somebody else,” Sarah said. “I can’t explain it any other way it’s not my nephew that they’re talking about.”
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these ISIS lone wolves are not the brightest in the pack, are they? “You’ve Allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews” and he is planning an attack in SAN FRANCISCO? I cannot believe that SanFran agrees with *anything* DJT has done.
And if the attack had been carried out as planned, Micheal Moore would have been quoted just like he was after 9/11, saying “why would he attack San Fran? Everyone there agrees with him!!!!”
Points of order:
Ex-Marine. They kicked him out. Former Marine is for those who successfully complete an enlistment or are medically discharged.
And the “Sharpshooter” qualification means less than it appears. All Marines must qualify at boot camp, and receive at least a “Marksman” rating. Highest is “Expert” and middle is “sharpshooter”. He’s at best an average shot.
I was Navy. We are not an infantry force. I knew guys who spent entire careers who never touched a small arm. I used tojoke that the Navy was a lot like Greenpeace but with extra feminism.
I only Qualed as a Sharpshooter. I am sure I could have done better if I could have supplied my own rifle instead ofhaving to use the shackledy relic the Navy issued me. I’m actually a better shot than my Sharpshooter ribbon might lead you to believe.
I made a perfect heart shot on a Cape Hartebeest in Namibia. 300 yards. Which I know doesn’t impress any of you Marines. But the wind must have been blowing at least 30mph from my right. So knowing how much the bullet from my .338 WinMag would drop at that distance and using some old fashioned Kentucky windage I put the vertical crosshair just under his chin and the horizontal on his shoulder. I dropped him right there. And the thing is the only reason my PH even let me take that shot was because I had been consistently shooting so well. But even he was impressed. He told it was best shot on game he had ever seen.
It impressed him little too much because he over celebrated that night and we had to sit around for the next two days watching the Rugby world cup. I like Rugby as much as any Boer but not at the prices I paid to fly to Africa and go hunt on his place.
As a Navy guy I was satisfied with the Sharpshooter ribbon. Hey! at least I had a rifle ribbon. But had been a Marine and with every Marine a rifleman I couldn’t have even dared to show my face at the Marine Corps ball.
Please correct your headline.
Former Marines have served honorably. Please don’t insult them by calling this piece of trash a “former Marine.”
Ex-Marines have been given the old heave-hoe at the end of a combat boot for fraud or misbehaviour.
I thought there were no former marines, except those kicked out. That anyone who served honorably in the Marines was known simply a marine.
And yes, Sharpshooter is a badge of failure in the Marines. I qualed Expert every year and had never fired a rifle before I enlisted.
Someone upthread said sharpshooter meant he was an average shooter. Maybe compared to a civillian. But from a military perspective it’s subpar.
I’m not seeing much of a case here. What’s FBI going to present in court? Grisly details of a crime which … didn’t happen. And a crime which the defendant has explicitly declared he was not going to commit. Hardly “Trial of the Century” material.
“We never thought it was a bad thing, religion is religion ”
Except when it’s not. PCBS blinded these people from identifying a problem and preventing a massacre.
If your god demands you burn children, your god is evil – The Onion Knight, Game of Thrones
A better perspective on the rifle qual – when I served in the Marines, to earn Expert you had to score 225 – 250 points. To be eligible for sniper school you needed to score 248 minimum.
Sharpshooter is below 225. 3rd tier
And “Marksman” means nothing more than you know which end of the weapon to point at the enemy and can recite “This is my rifle and this is my gun”
I can understand this. Looking at him, 72 virgins is the only way he is ever going to get laid.
With FBI credibility being what it is these days, this smells of a “we caught him just in time! things that, in fact, amounts to nothing.
“…Religion is religion,” Jameson’s aunt Sarah said.”
This is something only an atheist can say. Or a politician. Same thing. Because the don’t think anyone can take that godbothering crap seriously. So they can convince themselves all religions are the same. Which is why they’re members of the “nothing to o with Islam crowd.” And no matter how many times a Muslim quotes chapter and verse from Surah 9 after committing a murder, multiple murders, the atheists say that he just isn’t right.
Because religion is religion, right? Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, you all end up in the same place, right? So Bernie Sanders said during the last campaign that all the world’s great religions preach the golden rule.
This is about how close you’ll get to a golden rule in Islam.
“Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah ; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating [in prayer], seeking bounty from Allah and [His] pleasure. Their mark is on their faces from the trace of prostration. That is their description in the Torah. And their description in the Gospel is as a plant which produces its offshoots and strengthens them so they grow firm and stand upon their stalks, delighting the sowers – so that Allah may enrage by them the disbelievers. Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds among them forgiveness and a great reward.”
And I despise the fact that American presidents send Eid greatings to Muslims, claiming that Jews, Christians, and Muslims belong to the same generic Abrahamic faith. Muslims don’t know the Abraham of the Bible. They get their Abraham from the Quran.
“There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, “Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah . We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone” except for the saying of Abraham to his father, “I will surely ask forgiveness for you, but I have not [power to do] for you anything against Allah . Our Lord, upon You we have relied, and to You we have returned, and to You is the destination.”
Their Abraham preaches animosity and hatred. And their Allah tells Muslims to pattern themselves on that (and that’s a command, not advice) but not to even pray for their own fathers if they’re not Muslims.
Can someone cite me a verse from the Bible, Old or New Testament, that commands animosity and hatred forever?
Oh, yeah, forever is a long time. So when Muslims try to tell you the violent commands were only for a limited time and place 14 centuries ago they’re either ignorant or lying. And most Muslims especially in the west are indeed ignorant. I know more about their Quran than they do. They’ll argue with about forever, and how there must be some context that makes it not forever. But as an intelligence officer it was my job to get to know how America’s enemies think. And trust me, forever is forever.
We need to be the strong horse, as Osama Bin Laden put it but our pols didn’t understand.
If I didn’t quite make myself clear, when American politicians congratulate Muslims by citing how we all share the great Abrahamic religion, they’re telling Muslims they’re supposed to hate us. That’s the only Abraham they know.
I remember a time when a journalist would have either been a military expert or contacted one to avoid such an unfortunate lines as “trained as a sharpshooter”.
You don’t train as your rifle qual score, and far from what the Fox News reporter intends to imply, Sharpshooter is 3rd tier.
Gellman Amnesia Effect.
Is there any other profession that would tolerate so many mistakes on such a constant basis? Maybe it’s the consequence of Journalism Departments focusing on SJW nonsense I instead of the basics.
I don’t even bother with the news these days. About the only information I can trust is ” something happened in Portland today”. The rest is all suspect.
J want to use my information gathering time for ub.. gathering information. I really don’t to practice reading between the lines of Pravda anymore, I’ve maxed out my levels.
Also, if Samsung-verizon could put out a voice to text program that I didn’t have to babysit, that would be nice. This is supposed to be the 21st century.
Why is it when anyone who has the slightest connection to the military or naval service commits a crime it’s alays “ex-something or other goes on killing spree?”
I will not be surprise to read a headline that says “military veteran kills his wife and children.” Only to find out his only “service” involved being in the JROTC 25 years ago.
Why doesn’t the headline read “Modesto tow truck driver arrested for planning Christmas terror attack. That’s just as relevant as the fact he fraudulently tried to join the Marines. Which is, not at all relevant. The one thing that is relevant is left out of the headline.
Also I’m not surprised he was caught. He doesn’t appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed. A Christmas Day massacre on Pier 39?
I see a couple of holes in his strategery. He understands that Pier 39 is a crowded place. But how many people are going to be there on Christmas day. I realize we’re talking about Sodom-by-the-bay, but even so. That’s the one day a lot of people who might otherwise be wandering around Pier 39 are going to be at home with family.
If you’re going to bomb and shoot up Pier 39 wouldn’t you do it on one of the Christmas shopping days when people are out and about? Or, if you’re going to commit a mass murder on Christmas wouldn’t you pick a church? That’s what the terrorists do in Egypt.
Easter is another big day for terrorism against Christians in Muslim majority countries.
“Pakistani authorities are searching for fighters from a Taliban militant faction that claimed responsibility for the Easter suicide bombing of a public park in Lahore that killed at least 72 people, many of whom were thought to be children.”
Fighters. That’s an awfully promiscuous use of the word. They blew up women and children mostly. And now they’re fighters?
Actually Easter is usually worse than Christmas in terms of death toll because Muslims believe Jesus was born. But they do not believe He was resurrected and Christians celebrating that fact really P them off.
I will be amused by the up or down thumbs I get. I don’t live or die by the score. If I think I have something constructive to add, I toss it out there. If it’s not constructive or just completely off topic it would be better if you said so, naysayers, and told me just how widely I missed the mark.
“…McKinney said Jameson attended Marine basic training “in or about” June 2009 and “graduated several months later.” Jameson trained as a sharpshooter, but was later discharged for FAILING TO DISCLOSE A HISTORY OF ASTHMA.”
I have a great idea. Let’s kick out all the people with asthma because it’s just too inconvenient to supply them with inhalers. And let’s also kick out all the people with diabetes. Insulin? Too hard. Those chronic conditions just can’t be handled in the armed forces.
But, hey! Let’s open the military up to transgenders who need perpetual hormone therapy because you can’t actually change your gender.