A 19-year-old Russian national, Vladislav Miftakhov (Miftakjov), was found with a bomb in a suitcase classified as a Weapon of Mass Destruction, along with bomb making equipment. Amazing, really. A 19-year-old can make a WMD but there’s wasn’t a single trace of one in Iraq — anywhere. The bomb, found while investigating a suspected marijuana growing operation, was dismantled by police. It isn’t clear where the dismantling took place. His address is shown as 118 N. 9th Ave by the Altoona Mirror. Miftakhov is reportedly a Penn State Altoona engineering major. The area of Russia he is from has not been reported, that I can find, and I can find nothing indicating NSA sussed-out the alleged bombmaker. There is a Vladislav Miftakhov on Facebook showing Moscow, Russia and San Carlos, California. Is the Facebook Vladislav Miftakhov the same as the alleged bombmaker Vladislav Miftakhov? I don’t know. What do you think? View the latest update here – bomb components have been released.
UPDATE: 3:23 p.m. CST: An Altoona Mirror update says Miftakhov has been jailed on “$500,000 straight bail,” and states that he is unable to post bail. According to the docket, Miftakhov was born November 7, 1995. He is shown as a white male and is incarcerated at the Blair County Jail. The arresting officer is Christopher M. Moser.
He is charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe, possessing instruments of crime, prohibited offensive weapons, incendiary devices, recklessly endangering another person, and several drug-related charges. Source: Altoona Mirror
Is Miftakhov here on a Green Card? Someone with his name went to high school in California. Are taxpayers paying for school grants or guaranteeing education loans for this man? Will Homeland Security deport him? Why didn’t NSA pick-up on this Russian national? What makes this bomb a WMD, when NOTHING found in Iraq is considered to be a WMD?
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