Two men in upstate New York have been accused of secretly developing a portable X-ray weapon intended to target opponents of Israel.
The men have been charged with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists.
Their intention in building the machine was to “surreptitiously deliver damaging and even lethal doses of radiation against” enemies of Israel. The two men, Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight, had been appealing to Jewish organizations for funding.
Crawford, who claims to be a KKK member, had also sought funding from the KKK. Investigators reported that Crawford had specifically identified Muslims as his target, as well as other, more specific individuals and groups.
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The case investigation began in April 2012. While Crawford appears to been the one advocating and seeking funding for the weapon, Feight “designed, built, and tested the remote control.”
Authorities said the device was inoperable and nobody was hurt. However, if the remote device had been used, it would have delivered damaging radiation rays to his target, the effects of which would slowly begin to appear over the course of several days.
The men are now facing up to 15 years in prison.
Sources: Huffington Post, http://thelibertarianrepublic.com
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