Maine neo-Nazi prepared "dirty bomb"?

Trust fund millionaire James G. Cummings, a neo-Nazi sympathizer from Maine who was slain by his wife Amber in December, allegedly had the radioactive components necessary to construct a "dirty bomb," a newly released threat analysis report states. The man, allegedly furious over the election of Barack Obama, purchased radioactive materials over the Internet.

"According to an FBI field intelligence report from the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center posted online by WikiLeaks, an organization that posts leaked documents, an investigation into the case revealed that radioactive materials were removed from Cummings' home after his shooting death on Dec. 9," reported the Bangor Daily News March 10.

"Amber indicated James was very upset with Barack Obama being elected President," reported the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center. "She indicated James had been in contact with 'white supremacist group[s].' Amber also indicated James mixed chemicals in the kitchen sink at their residence and had mentioned 'dirty bombs.'"

"Also found was literature on how to build 'dirty bombs' and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials," said the Bangor Daily. "The FBI report also stated there was evidence linking James Cummings to white supremacist groups. This would seem to confirm observations by local tradesmen who worked at the Cummings home that he was an ardent admirer of Adolf Hitler and had a collection of Nazi memorabilia around the house, including a prominently displayed flag with swastika. Cummings claimed to have pieces of Hitler's personal silverware and place settings, painter Mike Robbins said a few days after the shooting."

The story of the first attempt at constructing a "dirty bomb" in the United States was not carried by any mainstream press outside of Maine. (RawStory, March 9)

Remember all the hype about an al-Qaeda "dirty bomb" that saturated the media a few short years ago—and turned out to be a dirty lie? Yet this one seems to be going down the Memory Hole. We're also reminded how, despite all the hoopla about ethnic profiling, the media didn't recall that the last time there was a conspiracy for a terrorist attack on the New York subways it didn't come from Muslims, but from a neo-Nazi redneck named Larry Wayne Harris who planned to kill hundreds of thousands by unleashing bubonic plague toxins. He was a fat, middle-aged white guy and he was from the Midwest, not the Mideast.

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