January 14, 2015 5:17 pm -

[su_right_ad]The Ohio man allegedly planned to set off a series of bombs at the U.S. Capitol to harm lawmakers whom he considered the enemy.

Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, of Green Township, was arrested today on charges of attempting to kill a U.S. government official, authorities said.

According to government documents, he allegedly planned to detonate pipe bombs at the national landmark and open fire on any employees and officials fleeing after the explosions…

The FBI first noticed Cornell several months ago after an informant notified [su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]the agency that Cornell was allegedly voicing support for violent “jihad” on Twitter accounts under the alias “Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah,” according to charging documents. In addition, Cornell allegedly posted statements, videos and other content expressing support for ISIS — the brutal terroristgroup also known as ISIL — that is wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.

“I believe that we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything,” Cornell allegedly wrote in an online message to the informant in August, according to the FBI. “I believe we should meet up and make our own group in alliance with the Islamic State here and plan operations ourselves.”

In the message, Cornell said that such attacks “already got a thumbs up” from radical cleric Anwar Awlaki “before his martyrdom.”

Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike in 2011, but his online messages calling for attacks on the West live on…

Earlier today, while also taking “final steps” to travel to Washington for the attack, Cornell allegedly bought two semi-automatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition from a store in Ohio, authorities said.

Within hours of Cornell’s arrest, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies across the country notifying them of the case.

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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to FBI Arrests Ohio Man For Alleged ISIS-Inspired Attack On Capitol

  1. tracey marie January 14th, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    more young idiots with a feeling of entitlement, and boredom at regular life

    • Khary A January 14th, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I wonder how different things would be today if Andy Warhol had never stated that whole 15 minutes of fame thing?

      • tracey marie January 14th, 2015 at 5:45 pm

        lol, I doubt that is the real problem but it is funny. Parents have created a generation of entitled jerks

        • Khary A January 14th, 2015 at 6:05 pm

          Louie Anderson once joked that the worst thing that parents would have to say to their kids was ” I didn’t have cable till I was 12.”.

  2. whatthe46 January 14th, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    and everyday we make it easier for any idiot to buy a gun, never knowing what their true intentions are. often times not until its too late. just fricken great.

  3. peacedreamer January 14th, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Seems so common now that so many hold the belief that the way to solve problems is to blow things & people up. Doesn’t matter how young or old they are or what position they have or don’t. Where does all this rage, derangement & hate come from? How can anyone believe that the way out of their misery & pain is to create more?

    • Hirightnow January 14th, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Uhhh….have you seen the recently elected members of the House and Senate?

      • peacedreamer January 14th, 2015 at 8:39 pm

        Yeah a few. I included them in the intent of my comment. Scary bunch but when you consider who put them there I expected it.

        • Hirightnow January 14th, 2015 at 8:42 pm

          We’re all Bozos on this bus…

          • allison1050 January 14th, 2015 at 10:40 pm

            Count me out. 😉

    • burqa January 15th, 2015 at 2:54 am

      It’s just human nature. Some people are just downright murderous and have no compunction about killing and blowing things up.
      Mao decided that at least 5% of the population in various places were “counterrevolutionaries” so when his gangs went into various towns they were expected to execute at least 5% of the population, regardless of whether they had done anything.
      During the Civil War, up in Loudon County, a town of mostly Quakers who were avid abolitionists came out and lined the streets cheering the Union troops when they arrived, only to look on in dismay as those same troops proceeded to loot their houses, steal all their food and livestock and burn down their barns.
      When people don’t feel enough of a check on their darker impulses, even very civilized people are capable of some pretty nasty stuff.

  4. edmeyer_able January 14th, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Isn’t it great that our system makes it so easy to obtain such weapons to carry out attacks like this, but for the grace of God he could have carried out his plan.