FBI Unravels KKK-Linked Plot To Create Deadly Radiation Beam Weapon


The most insane non-starter terrorist death ray plot in a while, reported by upstate New York’s Times Union:

A plot to design a radiation weapon was unraveled by an FBI task force that charged two men with conspiring to sell the weapon to Jewish groups or a southern branch of the Ku Klux Klan. The vehicle-mounted radiation gear was intended to be remotely controlled and capable of aiming a high-energy lethal beam of radioactivity to silently kill human targets.

Glendon Scott Crawford, who was suspended from his job as an engineer at General Electric this week, had devised a plan to build and sell the weapon to a terrorist organization. An FBI affidavit indicates that as many as eight unidentified people may have been assisting Crawford, including a fellow GE employee described as “Person C.”

The FBI’s investigation began in April 2012 when Crawford went to a synagogue and “asked to speak with a person who might be willing to help him with a type of technology that could be used by Israel to defeat its enemies, specifically, by killing Israel’s enemies while they slept.”

The unidentified synagogue contacted police, who relayed the information to the FBI. Later that day, Crawford telephoned an Albany Jewish organization and made a similar offer.

In telephone calls recorded by the FBI, Crawford identified himself as “a member of the United Northern & Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.” Crawford is listed on several websites as a member of Americans Demanding Liberty and Freedom, a tea party group.

Beginning in May 2012, the FBI began recording conversations between Crawford and undercover sources. “Crawford told the (source) that the target of his radiation emitting device would be the Muslim community,” the complaint states. “Crawford described the device’s capabilities as ‘Hiroshima on a light switch’ and that ‘everything with respiration would be dead by the morning.'” Crawford ended the meeting by stating “how much sweeter could there be than a big stack of smelly bodies?”

17 Comments on "FBI Unravels KKK-Linked Plot To Create Deadly Radiation Beam Weapon"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Jun 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm |

    Batman could not be reached for comment…

  2. InfvoCuernos | Jun 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm |

    What are the odds that a guy that would walk into a synagogue and ask where he can find someone interested in killing the enemies of Israel in their sleep would actually be able to put a death ray together? This guys is a nut. Not that we aren’t all safer with him off the streets, but he doesn’t sound like the evil genius that the article title makes him out to be.

  3. LOL good job FBI

  4. Jonas Planck | Jun 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm |

    Yay, surveillance wins again! Privacy is a death sentence! ALL GLORY TO THE NSA!!!

  5. BuzzCoastin | Jun 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm |

    a priest, a rabbi and a FBI agent walk into a bar …
    it’s an old joke now

  6. Can a person really make a weapon out of an old x-ray machine?

    • InfvoCuernos | Jun 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

      I remember a friend(coincidentally one who regularly lines hats with lead foil to block out “control rays”) telling me about making a microwave gun from an old microwave oven. He said you could mess up your neighbors through apartment walls. I imagine you could possibly do that with an x-ray machine as well, if you were fool-hardy enough to screw with it.

      • I have seen videos of the microwave gun. Maybe lead foil isn’t such a bad idea.

        • Microhero | Jun 23, 2013 at 11:46 am |

          There are microwave cannons designed for crowd control on riots. They heat you up a bit causing enough disconfort for you to consider leaving…

          Just dont make the mistake of using alluminium instead of lead foil..

      • Anarchy Pony | Jun 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm |

        A microwave gun is best used on electronic devices, like the terminators that are now coming for you.

        • InfvoCuernos | Jun 23, 2013 at 5:58 am |

          Dude, I’m totally ready. I got the dirt bike in the garage all gassed up and I got my leather jacket and everything. But seriously, I’d like to take a microwave gun to my neighbor’s stereo.

  7. Microhero | Jun 23, 2013 at 5:05 am |

    I don’t think israel really cares whether their enemies are asleep or awake when they kill them…furthermore what is KKK doing involved with jewish people? Is it an enemy of my enemy thing? And he’s asking arround for someone to sell this weapon to?

    Yup! sounds like a loon to me..

    Small correction… No such thing as a beam of radioactivity. Only radiation..

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