Thursday, June 30, 2011

Two Charged in MEPS Plot

The Army Times reports that Two men accused of plotting to attack a Seattle military recruiting station have been ordered to remain in custody pending their trials, after neither contested their detentions during hearings Wednesday. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., each face up to life in prison.  According to the complaint the two men were inspired in part by the massacre at Fort Hood and the ongoing prosecutions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord of the "Kill Team" deaths of three Afghan civilians.  Apparently they planned the attack for weeks and fantasized about the media attention they’d receive. The two men were arrested in an FBI sting after they arrived at a warehouse garage to pick up machine guns.  The pair is charged with conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and possession of firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence.