‘Tired of Getting Raped': KKK Member Designed Death Ray to Kill ‘Enemies of Israel’ (i.e. Muslims)

Pic: USMIL (PD)

Pic: USMIL (PD)

Dan Amira writes at the Daily Intelligencer:

A plot to design a radiation weapon that could fit in a small van and be used to silently kill humans was unraveled by an FBI task force that charged two men — a General Electric Co. industrial mechanic from Saratoga County and a computer software expert from Columbia County -— with conspiring to sell the weapon to Jewish groups or a southern branch of the Ku Klux Klan.

A federal complaint unsealed Wednesday in Albany said the vehicle-mounted radiation gear was intended to be remotely controlled and capable of aiming a high-energy lethal beam of radioactivity at human targets. The concept was that victims would mysteriously die from radiation poisoning within days.

The FBI on Tuesday arrested Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, of Providence, Saratoga County, and Eric J. Feight, 54, of Stockport, who are accused of developing “a radiation emitting device that could be placed in the back of a van to covertly emit ionizing radiation strong enough to bring about radiation sickness or death against Crawford’s enemies,” according to an FBI agent’s sworn complaint.

Crawford, who was suspended from his job at GE in Schenectady this week, and Feight, who previously worked for an electronics company near Hudson, are acquaintances who over the past year had devised a plan to build and sell the weapon to a terrorist organization, according to the FBI. Crawford’s role was to design and build the radiation device and its power supply, the complaint states.

Feight’s role was to design and build the electronic triggering device that could be used to activate the weapon from a safe distance, the complaint states.

The men, both married, were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists for use of a weapon of mass destruction. They face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

They never actually obtained a radiation source and the device was not fully constructed, officials said.

Crawford was arrested Tuesday at an out-of-business auto body shop in Rensselaer County where he went to assemble and test the device, authorities said.

During the past year, the complaint indicates Crawford communicated and met regularly with an undercover FBI employee posing as a supplier of radiation equipment, such as X-ray tubes used in medical devices or construction test gear. Early-on, the undercover FBI employee sent an email to Crawford with pictures of different X-ray systems he could arrange to supply.

The FBI’s investigation began in April 2012 when, the complaint says, Crawford went to a Capital Region 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.”

Later that day, Crawford telephoned an Albany Jewish organization, using his cell phone, and made a similar offer, the complaint states. An FBI agent’s affidavit indicates that someone at the unidentified synagogue contacted police, who relayed the information to the FBI. At that point the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Albany launched an investigation and began monitoring Crawford.

Rabbi Matthew Cutler of Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady on Wednesday recounted that a “strange man” came to his synagogue in April 2012 and began discussing a device he developed that would protect the Jewish people, though he did not specify what it was. Cutler said that when he and colleagues told the man they were not interested, he asked for suggestions on what he could do with his creation and employees told him to contact the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

“They had a hard time getting rid of him,” Cutler said. “He had this device, this plan on what to do.”

The employees, who are secretaries, were so shaken by the interaction they notified police, Cutler said. He said he believes police interviewed Crawford and the synagogue increased security after the troubling interaction.

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  • Simon Valentine

    should have stuck with the “anti-Prior” device

    • echar

      Prior proof of rum free to the base, your outta there. Your all fired up for off hued jokes.

      • Simon Valentine

        of which which is one? there are many witches to choose from. so whatcha whatcha want?

        • echar

          That’s rich. Aardvarks veil in separations, says the change. A penny for your thoughts?

          • Simon Valentine

            theoretical morality, i think. that one may as well cross ones eyes in attempt to discern a right or a wrong of [sic]. there are ways of animating massive amounts of simulated grass that may as well be as accurate. actually maybe that’s what crop circle are. “this is what your solutions to crime look like” yet to be one blade of grass among many, how then could even conscience be said to be? it’s like wishing to manipluate a single dropleton to be [1||0] … or far, far more difficult. it’s as if the only way to single one out for justice is simultaneous with the nonexistence of justice. forces come to say otherwise merely adhering to my former mentions.. and here in my mind they are ghosts “how’s freedom?”

          • echar

            Intention at the other end!

          • Simon Valentine

            anti-prior … noun … person place thing idea or time …

            intention as an architecture, culture, search, entity… a spectral ordering of nouns as if justice. merely another program. may justice yet bleed!

  • wendyjoy

    “tired of being raped” try being a woman

    • Andrew

      You’re not implying that men don’t get raped, are you?

  • BuzzCoastin

    another bunch crack pots
    busted by the FBI
    who it turns out
    were their only major accomplices
    the only ones egging them on
    offering to supply the technology
    and
    one of the dudes worked for ge
    the largest manufacture of xray tubes in da whirled
    genius that one

  • Hadrian999

    killing people the old fashioned way isn’t good enough anymore? does using a garrote or stiletto make you a Luddite these days

  • David Cameron

    Dumb Rednecks!

  • InfvoCuernos

    So I guess we can’t trust creepy white guys driving vans around anymore? What has this world come to?!?!

  • Kragnorak

    Typical super-villain shortsightedness. “First Gaza, tomorrow the World!” then they get caught using a cell phone wrong.

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