Florida Man Charged in Plot to Bomb Missouri’s 9/11 Memorial

A man in Jacksonville, Florida posing as an Australian tried to help plan an attack on Kansas City, Missouri’s 9/11 memorial, authorities say.

The numbskull thought he was planning a jihadi attack but was actually conversing with an undercover FBI agent.

Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 20, was arrested and charged with distributing information relating to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

Goldberg — of Orange Park, about 15 miles south of Jacksonville — began communicating online with an undercover FBI agent in July, giving information on how to build a bomb, according to a criminal complaint. Goldberg instructed the agent to place the bomb at a memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, commemorating the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the complaint says.

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Earlier this year, the agent traced online messages being used to claim responsibility for helping inspire terrorist attacks in Texas and Australia to an account in Orange Park, Fla., a few miles south of Jacksonville, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, Goldberg began trying to help the undercover agent plan how to make a bomb.

“What weapons do you have brother? I can send you guides on how to make bombs if you need help making them,” one message cited in the complaint from an account linked to Goldberg said.

Goldberg then sent bomb-making guides to the informant Aug. 19, according to the message traffic.

Nailed the idiot. But realize there are others that aren’t being caught because they aren’t as stupid as this guy.

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