Twenty-eight year-old Eric King was charged with attempting to firebomb U.S. Congressman’s Emanuel Cleaver’s Kansas City office on September 11. According to local media. law enforcement found a letter in his apartment that railed against capitalism and war. In other words, the alleged firebomber is a leftist, which is why this incident is receiving absolutely no national media coverage:
Police said a window was broken, but that the alcohol-filled bottles failed to ignite before falling harmlessly outside the building. Paper towels that were stuffed into the necks of the bottles appear to have been lit but went out while still in the air. …
King was arrested on Tuesday as he was leaving his apartment. According to the affidavit he was carrying a backpack that contained red spray paint, charcoal lighter fluid and a clear plastic bottle with a tube sock placed over it. Acting on a search warrant, agents found a hand-written letter entitled “Operation House Committee” in his apartment. The letter detailed supplies and steps that aligned with what King is accused of doing.
It also specifically read: “The Missouri congress has been a willing partner in the US governments (sic) capitalist war hungry agenda.” It also listed other potential targets that included the Federal Reserve, banks and pay day loan shops.
If King wanted media attention, he should have pretended to be a Tea Partier.
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