Wednesday, February 11, 2009


White supremacist attempts to assemble "dirty bomb"

The official reality is that all threats of terrorism come from “leftists.” They’re tree-huggers or black nationalists or middle-easterners, something—someone—very subversive and very...umm...unwashed.

Then there was Tim McVey. And the guy who shot up the Unitarian Church and denounced liberals... But, mostly we seem to hear about eco-saboteurs and wannabe Marxist guerillas. Never see them, though. Hear about them.

Then there are good old fashion’ Americans, like a guy in Belfast, Maine, who was apparently shot to death by his wife. Sounds like he pretty much deserved it; I imagine her life is still going to be hell.

The thing is, though, the guy was one of those great far-right nutcases that too often slips through society way below the radar...this is from Raw Story:

Report: 'Dirty bomb' parts found in slain man's home
Agency says radioactive materials recovered in home of man allegedly slain by his wife

By Walter Griffin
BDN Staff
BELFAST, Maine — James G. Cummings, who police say was shot to death by his wife two months ago, allegedly had a cache of radioactive materials in his home suitable for building a “dirty bomb.”

According to an FBI field intelligence report from the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center posted online by WikiLeaks, an organization that posts leaked documents, an investigation into the case revealed that radioactive materials were removed from Cummings’ home after his shooting death on Dec. 9.

The report posted on the WikiLeaks Web site states that “On 9 December 2008, radiological dispersal device components and literature, and radioactive materials, were discovered at the Maine residence of an identified deceased [person] James Cummings.”

It says that four 1-gallon containers of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, uranium, thorium, lithium metal, thermite, aluminum powder, beryllium, boron, black iron oxide and magnesium ribbon were found in the home.

Also found was literature on how to build “dirty bombs” and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials. The FBI report also stated there was evidence linking James Cummings to white supremacist groups. This would seem to confirm observations by local tradesmen who worked at the Cummings home that he was an ardent admirer of Adolf Hitler and had a collection of Nazi memorabilia around the house, including a prominently displayed flag with swastika. Cummings claimed to have pieces of Hitler’s personal silverware and place settings, painter Mike Robbins said a few days after the shooting.


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