The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting today (February 14, 2013) that a terrorism suspect was arrested on "suspicion of threatening state Sen. Leland Yee." The newspaper also reports that authorities found a stockpile of bomb-making material in his home in Santa Clara, CA.
Because of the terrifying finding, several residences around the suspected domestic terrorist home had to be evacuated.
Ironically, for some unexplained reason, this terrorist suspect is not been held under suspicion of domestic terrorism yet (which would make him eligible to be detained indefinitely and without charges):
The CHP arrested Basham, 45, on suspicion of several felonies, including threatening a public official and bomb and weapons violations. He was being held without bail.If the allegations are proven to be true, it would indicate that somehow an extremely dangerous terrorist suspect was able to hide in plain sight with a stockpile of explosives among his unsuspecting neighbors in the affluent Santa Clara neighborhood where he lived, Montebello Road in the hills above Cupertino.
One of his neighbors "said he was stunned by the threat allegations, because "I've never had a political discussion with him whatsoever. Our discussions were generally over the fence - 'Hi, how are you doing? OK. Bye.'
"So, normal? No," Jamison said. "Really weird? Yes. Unhinged? No. He wasn't ever pacing back and forth in the yard."
The authorities report that the California State Senator received an emailed threat about four weeks ago "that referred to his efforts to strengthen California's assault weapons ban."
This raises the question of whether this domestic terrorist suspect may be involved in a larger plot meant to target gun-control advocates nationwide, given recent reports of extremist nationwide organizations frantically calling on "members" to arm themselves against certain groups of people that are being demonized, and against the government.
Hopefully the authorities will conduct a thorough investigation to find out if this suspected domestic terrorist had any links to organizations instigating violence against law-abiding citizens and against the government. If so, such organization should be be in the terrorist watch list and fully investigated.
The suspect once worked for Apple, Inc., co-founder Steve Wozniak.
In an interview Wednesday, Wozniak said he was surprised by the criminal case. "I'm also bothered, because he's a good friend from way back, with great ideas," Wozniak said. "He's not the sort of person who's a criminal or terrorist. He's just very brilliant."It's unknown what sort of person would Wozniak consider to fit the definition of a criminal or terrorist...