A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly planning to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Key West beach.
Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, was arrested and appeared in court Tuesday after taking possession of an inert ‘backpack bomb’ on Monday, the Department of Justice said.
The FBI had been aware of Suarez since April of this year after a series of Facebook posts that praised Middle Eastern terrorist organization Islamic State.
‘Be a warrior, learn how to cut your enemies head and then burn down the body learn how to be the new future of the world Caliphate,’ he allegedly said in a post from an account titled Almlak Benitez.
The Facebook account, which was traced to Suarez, had posted ISIS beheading videos and also was seen asking for instructions on how to make a bomb.
Suarez, a restaurant worker who never actually made a bomb, received the inert device from an FBI informant after giving him supplies to make an explosive with galvanized nails.
‘If one day…I get a day off… I can go to the beach at the night time, put the thing in the sand, cover it up, so the next day I just call and the thing is gonna, is gonna make, a real hard noise from nowhere,’ Suarez allegedly told the informant.
The FBI informant also helped the suspect make an ISIS recruiting video at a hotel and said that Suarez had ordered two AK-47 rifles on the Internet and was going to pick them up at a local pawn shop.
Another source reports that his parents brought him from Cuba in 2004, no mention if they’re citizens now but it hardly matters since he’d qualify as one of Obama’s DREAM Act cadets. This despite the fact he’s a high school drop-out, living at home with his parents, all inked up with gang tats and working a minimum wage job at a crepe shop.
Clearly not the best or brightest since the FBI got wind of him when he was reported by a Facebook user who said he tried to recruit him for ISIS. He also fantasized on social media about traveling to Syria to join ISIS.
Just to show how stupid he was, he wanted to test one of his nail bombs in a small garage. As if nobody in the neighborhood would hear the explosion, see the smoke or notice the damage. Brilliant!
In the ISIS recruiting video he made with the FBI informant he declared: “American soil is the past, we will destroy America and divide it in two, we will rais (sic) our black flag on top of your white house and any president on duty…”
Seems like the all these characters are just vain, narcissistic dumbasses obsessed with violence and celebrity. They think they’ll have a ringside seat to watch the world burn while they giggle with glee. Now he can sit on his bunk in the super-max and contemplate the error of his ways for the rest of his life.