Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson allegedly intended ‘to Murder Innocent Civilians on a Scale Rarely Seen in’ America
Authorities arrested US Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson “last week on weapons and drugs charges.” The motion for pretrial detention revealed horrific details like how intended “to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.”
The federal prosecutors described him as a “domestic terrorist” and “white nationalist” who kept a hit list of journalists and Democratic lawmakers.
From Yahoo! News:
Per the court document, Hasson has been serving as an acquisitions officer at the Coast Guard’s D.C. headquarters since June of 2016. Though he has not received any tactical, weapons or explosives-related training in this position, the prosecutors note that Hasson served in the Marine Corps from 1988 to 1993, followed by approximately two years of active duty with the Army National Guard. When authorities raided his residence earlier this month, they found 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of mixed ammunition, the document says. His detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Greenbelt, Md. According to a separate court filing signed Feb. 15, Hasson will be represented by a public defender.
Prosecutors stated that since 2017 Hasson has “routinely perused” the manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, a far-right Norwegian terrorist who killed 77 people in two attacks in 2011. Hasson followed the instructions of the document, which tell “a prospective assailant to amass appropriate firearms, food, disguises, and survival supplies.”
Hasson listed his targets on January 17. He included “Sen blumen jew,” which probably meant Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and “poca warren,” which probably meant Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Yahoo! News listed more:
There are also references to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a long list of additional Democratic senators, including Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Tim Kaine, D-Va. The list also includes likely references to a number of House members (Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.), television hosts (Joe Scarborough and Chris Hayes of MSNBC, Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo of CNN), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas and the Democratic Socialists of America.
Hasson also googled “what if trump illegally impeached” and “civil war if trump impeached.” He looked up places to see lawmakers in DC and tried to find their addresses. He attempted to look up “pro-Russian, neo-fascist and neo-Nazi literature.”
Recovered emails offered a chilling picture of Hasson’s thinking. From Fox News:
The filing said Hasson had “espoused extremist views for years” and quoted a letter he drafted to “a known American neo-Nazi leader” in September 2017, nearly two months after the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the letter, Hasson described himself as “a long time White Nationalist, having been a skinhead 30 plus years ago before my time in the military.” Hasson added that “I fully support the idea of a white homeland … We need a white homeland as Europe seems lost. How long we can hold out there and prevent n—–ization of the Northwest until whites wake up on their own or are forcibly made to make a decision whether to roll over and die and to stand up remains to be seen.”
Three months earlier, prosecutors say Hasson drafted an email to “friends” in which he said he was “dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth. I think a plague would be most successful but how do I acquire the needed/ Spanish flu, botulism, anthrax not sure yet but will find something.”
In the same email, Hasson mused: “Start with biological attacks followed by attack [sic] on food supply … Two pronged [sic] attack seems it might be more successful. Institute a bombing/sniper campaign.”
Hasson worked as “an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter Acquisition Program who had been assigned to the Coast Guard’s headquarters in Washington since June 2016.” Before that he “served in the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard.”
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