October 10, 2009 / by emptywheel


White Supremacists with Hydrogen Peroxide

Well this will get interesting.

Via David Neiwert, an possible white supremacist blew his hand off while trying to make TATP (possibly while his mom, in the same house where his mom runs a day care). [corrected]

Benjamin Kuzelka allegedly was making an explosive device when it accidentally detonated about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies said. He suffered an injury to one hand. About 20 minutes later, deputies said, he showed up at a local hospital saying that he had accidentally shot himself with a gun.

“His injuries were inconsistent with a gunshot wound and doctors called the police,” said Deputy Melissa Nieburger, a Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman.

Deputies went to the Kuzelka home on a cul-de-sac in the 30500 block of Audelo Street. Property records list Rebecca Kuzelka as the sole owner of the house, which was built in 1983.

Inside the home, Nieburger said, deputies found materials used to make explosives, as well as a sophisticated indoor marijuana growing room.

Authorities did not say how many marijuana plants allegedly were found in the home or disclose the type of explosive materials that were uncovered. A  law enforcement source told The Times that substances found at the home were similar to acetone peroxide, or TATP, the same type of powerful explosive used in the 2007 London subway terrorist bombings. There was no evidence that the Lake Elsinore incident was related to terrorism, the source said.

No ties to “terrorism,” perhaps, but a stash of Nazi propaganda.

Nazi paraphenalia was also found inside the home.

Now, interestingly, these guys might not even qualify for the new language (or even the old language) in Section 215 allowing the FBI to now check all the hardware and beauty supply stores in Lake Elsinore for others who have been purchasing TATP precursors–unless the Nazi propaganda qualifies as “international terrorism.”

(A) a statement of the facts and circumstances relied upon by the applicant to justify the belief of the applicant that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the tangible things sought are relevant to an authorized investigation (other than a threat assessment) conducted in accordance with subsection (a)(2) to obtain foreign intelligence information not concerning a United States person or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities;

But if they did, do you think all the white right wingers buying acetone to paint their house are going to like the fact that they may now be targeted as potential TATP suspects?

This TATP stuff is scary stuff–and this guy almost blew up his mother’s home with all the day care kids. But the precursors are still everyday chemicals.

So what’s the solution to this stuff–now that potential homegrown right wing terrorists are using the stuff?

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