Caliphornication. Third post today on California jihadis. via Guilty plea for man in FBI-aided bomb plot – SFGate. h/t Jihad Watch
Matthew Aaron Llaneza, 29, of San Jose entered a guilty plea Thursday to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against property used in interstate commerce. He is being held without bail pending his sentencing Feb. 27 before U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland.
Llaneza was arrested near the Bank of America branch at 303 Hegenberger Road at 12:30 a.m. Feb. 8 after pressing a cell phone trigger device that he thought would set off explosives inside a sport utility vehicle and bring down the four-story building, authorities said.
In fact, an undercover FBI agent posing as a go-between with the Taliban in Afghanistan had been meeting with Llaneza since Nov. 30 and accompanied him to the bank, FBI Special Agent Christopher Monika wrote in a sworn affidavit. The FBI had built the phony bomb, authorities said.
The FBI said Llaneza told the supposed Taliban representative that he wanted the bank bombing to be blamed on anti-U.S. government militias. Llaneza said he supported the Taliban and believed in violent jihad, the agent said, and hoped the bombing would prompt a government crackdown, a right-wing response and, ultimately, civil war.
He supported the Taliban and apparently supports the Obama government.
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