Anyone who’s familiar with jihadists knew that there would be retributive attacks for the mosque attack carried out recently in New Zealand. Thanks to the hard work of some dedicated intelligence professionals, we’ve found one and stopped him before he could wreak havoc on our citizens.
An Army veteran who converted to Islam and discussed launching various terror attacks throughout Southern California was arrested as he plotted to bomb a “white supremacist” rally to avenge the New Zealand mosque attacks.
Mark Domingo, a pathetic excuse for an infantryman who served a combat stint in Afghanistan, was arrested this past Friday after visiting a park in Long Beach where authorities said he planned to plant home-made explosive devices made with nail-filled pressure cookers in advance of a Nazi rally scheduled Sunday.
The 26-year-old Domingo was arrested on a charge of providing material support to terrorists. A criminal complaint said he had been planning since March to “manufacture and use a weapon of mass destruction in order to commit mass murder.”
According to authorities, Domingo supported violent jihad and spoke about becoming a martyr and of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group if it established a presence in the United States.
“This is a case in which law enforcement was able to identify a man consumed with hate and bent on mass murder, and stop him before he could carry out his attack,” said U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna. “The criminal case outlines a chilling terrorism plot that developed over the past two months and targeted innocent Americans that he expected to gather this past weekend.”
The brainiac Domingo drew attention to himself by posting an online message March 3 that said “America needs another Vegas event,” an obvious reference to the still-unsolved 2017 mass shooting that killed 59. He allegedly said it would spark civil unrest to weaken “America by giving them a taste of the terror they gladly spread all over the world.”
After Domingo began openly seeking revenge for the New Zealand mosque attacks, an FBI spook began chatting him up to learn his plans.
Domingo said he had an assault rifle, semi-automatic rifle and several magazines of ammunition. He discussed picking off Jews walking to synagogue, shooting police officers or attacking a church or military base, according to investigators.
When the spook asked him how he planned to carry out violence without getting caught, court records said Domingo replied: “Martyrdom, bro.”
He also allegedly discussed killing a neighbor he was upset with as a prelude to broader violence and later contemplated bombing the Santa Monica Pier, where he said a summer attack on the crowded tourist spot would maximize casualties because people wouldn’t be able to escape the blast in the enclosed space.
Eventually, he settled on the idea of planting an improvised explosive device (IED) that would be remotely triggered or detonated by a timer at a white supremacist event. The spook connected him with a purported bomb maker who was actually an undercover cop.
Domingo bought 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) of nails long enough to puncture internal organs and provided them to the bomb maker, though the resulting contraption contained only inert materials, authorities said.
If he survived the planned bombing, Domingo allegedly discussed launching further attacks on the Long Beach Port or on a train.
The plot was thwarted just two days ahead of the event, when an FBI SWAT team arrested Domingo after he was given the pressure cookers and surveyed Bluff Park in Long Beach, where the rally was supposed to happen.
White nationalists, however, never showed up at the park Sunday. Instead, a large group of counter protesters “demonstrated for peace.” (Translation: Antifa showed up ready to violently riot and shut down the event.)
Domingo doesn’t appear to have any co-conspirators, aside from the spooks who became his goat-humper soul brothers. If he did, we’d know it, as he was under surveillance around the clock.
But while Domingo talked a big game and appeared committed to carrying out the plot, court papers portray him as getting cold feet as the finishing touches were put on the bombs and the rubber began to meet the road.
He told the others he thought were his confederates they should consider postponing so he could finish reading the Quran and experience the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning in May.
Last Wednesday, he told the spook he wanted to think about it for a night.
“Let’s just sleep on it,” he said, according to court papers. “If we’re still as motivated … I’ll give the go-ahead.”
The next day he sent a message to the fake bomb maker that the plan was on. The two referred to the bombs as “presents” they needed to wrap for a party.
“Keep the presents somewhere safe lol,” Domingo wrote back Friday morning before making plans to meet that night.
It’s good to see the FBI entrapping jihadist psychos rather than Trump campaign members for a change. It’s an ugly way to do business, but I’d sure as hell rather have Osama bin Failin’ linking up with a fake bomb-maker rather than a real one.
His cold feet likely saved him from a full blown terrorism charge rather than the providing material support charge for which he was ultimately rolled up. Either way, he expressed a clear desire to carry out attacks within our borders and even took steps to carry it out, which often carries a life sentence.
Let’s hope he never sees the light of day again, because frankly, once Islam has infected the brain to that point, we’d be insane to allow him back onto the streets.
Good job, FBI. Keep doing more of that. It’s a welcome change from your recent shenanigans.
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