Imaginary Florida Jewish centre attack plot triumphantly thwarted, says FBI
CBS ‘News’, May 2 2016
It looks more appropriate for Abu Dhabi than Miami – RB
MIAMI – A man’s planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday. James Medina, 40, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest last week in the alleged plot against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Centre, which includes a synagogue, a school and meeting halls. Medina is charged with attempted use of a WMD (cos everything is just anything we say it is – RB), which carries a potential life prison sentence. CBS Miami reports Medina has had other run-ins with law enforcement. He reportedly was arrested in Coral Springs, accused of stalking by sending texts threatening gun and bomb violence against a family. Asst Federal Attorney Marc Anton said the FBI learned in March that Medina, a Muslim convert who said in court he also goes by the name James Muhammad (but apparently not legally so – RB), planned to bomb the centre by placing a device under a car or throwing it over a wall (he didn’t even fantasize an attack on the building – RB). An FBI
undercover operative (stoolie, cos this is all one big open-air prison – RB) was used to provide Medina with a fake bomb. In preparation for the proposed attack, Medina studied the synagogue property to assess its vulnerabilities (they showed him a plan of the site – RB). On Apr 29 2016, Medina took possession of the fake explosive device and was arrested while approaching the synagogue. A judge appointed a public defender for Medina, who began his court appearance by announcing:
I got a few words of my own!
This being a constitutional democracy with an adversarial legal system and so forth, the judge, appropriately enough a Jewish gentleman named W C Turnoff, told Medina he might want to keep his mouth shut, saying in a sort of comically belated attempt at a Miranda warning:
I urge you to understand that anything you say can be used against you!
A bail hearing was scheduled for Thursday. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (another conveniently Jewish person, ready in the appropriately pretended ‘high office’ for such moments as this – RB) suggested that Medina may have been motivated by anti-Jewish bias. She said in an email statement:
This attempted attack is a harsh reminder that there are many in our community who are motivated by bigotry and violence (apart from us who own the ‘community’, obviously – RB). The plot would have struck during the synagogue’s Passover celebration last week. As a community and a nation, we must work together to confront this kind of hatred. We must make every effort (at least cinematically) to refight the entire Yurpean, north African and Asian campaigns that ended WW2. We will make a lot of money and score a lot of added unfreedom for the plebs there. So do it, or else! This should give you an idea what awaits you, peons! Hehehehe!
A 17-page FBI affidavit unsealed Monday includes numerous comments allegedly made by Medina about his plan, which initially
envisioned fantasized use of AK-47-style weapons to shoot up the Jewish centre. Several of these conversations were recorded by another stoolie, identified in the document only as a “confidential human source.” Medina does not appear to be of sound mental health, and quickly bounces from wanting to be a martyr to wanting to live and see all the news coverage of his carnage. According to the FBI, Medina wanted to create a leaflet to be left at the scene in which he would claim the attack in the name of ISIS. He told the stoolie:
(We will) make it look like it’s ISIS here in Pindostan! Just like that! … (We will) strike back at the Jews by going to a synagogue and just spraying everybody! … It’s a war, man! And it’s like, it’s time to strike back, here in Pindostan! This is my Call of Duty! (my caps, to suggest the computer game, not the reality, cos there isn’t one – RB)… When I’m doing this, I feel that I’m doing it for a good cause for Allah!
Another stoolie (4th of a team of 4 – RB) several times asked Medina whether he really wanted to go through with the plot, which might include killing women and children. Medina replied, according to an FBI recording:
I’m up for it! I really am! This is no joke! This is serious, dawg!
The Aventura Centre’s rabbi Jonathan Berkun and director Elliott Karp released a statement on the center’s Facebook page saying the FBI stepped in before any harm could be done. Berkun and Karp said they had been briefed on the case by the boxtops who set it up in the first place. Their statement said:
They assured us that the synagogue and school were never at risk at any time during the investigation and arrest, and that there are no credible threats directed against us at the present time. (That is light code for “that there were no credible threats throughout,” which they don’t want to say for fear of seeming ungrateful – RB)
Medina said in court he is unemployed, divorced and has no assets. He has been arrested several previous times on relatively minor state charges, including a 2012 stalking case in which he was accused of threatening a Coral Springs family and their church with violence. The charges were later dropped. (Even the FBI will have trouble making a serious threat out of this fellow, who sounds like all he needs is an acoustic guitar to get straight to the Blind Lemon Jefferson stage of racial entertainment – RB).