News Air Force vet charged with trying to join ISIS

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/air-force-veteran-charged-with-trying-to-join-isis#.qlp3NrVeD9
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    A U.S. Air Force veteran was charged Monday with attempting to travel to Syria and join the terror group ISIS, the Department of Justice said after unsealing an indictment against him.

    New Jersey resident Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, 47, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn on Monday for attempting to provide material support to ISIS and obstruction of justice.

    “Born and raised in the United States, Pugh allegedly turned his back on his
    country and attempted to travel to Syria in order to join a terrorist organization,” Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in astatement. Lynch is President Obama’s nominee for U.S. attorney general.

    Pugh’s lawyer told BuzzFeed News that his client will plead not guilty. He declined to comment further.

    Pugh previously served in the Air Force as an avionics instrument system specialist and received training in how to maintain aircrafts and weapons systems, the DOJ said. He then worked as an avionics specialist and airplane mechanic for a number of private companies in the U.S. and Middle East, according to officials.

    Shortly after being fired from his job as a Kuwait-based mechanic in December, Pugh allegedly traveled from Egypt to Turkey on Jan. 10 in a bid to cross into Syria, prosecutors said. However, he was blocked from entering Turkey and returned to Egypt, where he was allegedly found with USBs stripped of their plastic casings and an iPod that had been wiped of data.

    After being deported to the U.S. on a flight that landed on Jan. 15, a search of his electronic devices allegedly uncovered multiple internet searches for routes into Syria and ISIS propaganda.

    Pugh was arrested on Jan. 16 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. A subsequent search of the backpacks he had with him overseas allegedly found compasses, a fatigue jacket, and camping clothes, among other items.

    “Pugh, an American citizen and former member of our military, allegedly abandoned his allegiance to the United States and sought to provide material support to ISIL,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin in a statement. “Identifying and bringing to justice individuals who provide or attempt to provide material support to terrorists is a key priority of the National Security Division.”

    NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said members of his joint terrorism task force assisted federal agents in the investigation. “It is this type of collaboration that results in swift investigative work to stop individuals such as this from making any further contribution to terrorist organizations such as ISIL,” he said, using an alternative name for the terror group.
     
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    I would have mistook him for a jew
     
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    It's TAZZ!!!!
     
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    If Obama had a son.....
     
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    Air Force vet...would've been a better story if he were a pilot instead of a mechanic.
     
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    In the old days, this was called treason. He would have found himself at the wrong end of a firing squad.
     
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    I was hoping the Air Force Vet's name was Robin Quivers.
     
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    Obama's right. We should celebrate everything that muslums have contributed to America, from building skyscrapers to repairing airplane engines so that they can be crashed into said skyscrapers. Obama also said they built the railroads, so I won't be taken Amtrak anytime soon.
     
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    Wait....

    His name is tie rod? Was his mama at Sears Auto that day, they told her she needed new tie rods, and she thought it would be a badass name for the kid she was about to shit out?

    Also... all the people that want to run off and join ISIS.... it blows my mind, especially that young women would want to willingly jump into a situation where they have no rights and no control, but if people want to... go ahead. Just make sure they give up their citizenship first. Why jail someone for wanting to leave the USA and switch to a different nationality/belief set.
     
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    Look at that beard... Guilty...
     
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    Well it seems he's now an enemy combatant.
    Why not shoot him?
     
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    How is this not treason
     
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    That's exactly what it is.
     
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    Air Force W T F is gonna fly in .Isis has an air force now.
     
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    Don't these idiots realize that ISIS will fucking murder them?
     
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    Tairod ?

    it's a pity we are such a touchy feely society. this dummy will live a long life in a comfy jail. he should be beaten every day.