Man Arrested In Plot To Blow Up Oklahoma Bank, Had Considered Federal Reserve Building

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Editor’s Note: Could Jerry Drake Varnell be a patsy, as many believe Timothy McVeigh was?

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An Oklahoma man was arrested by the FBI this Saturday on charges that he tried to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb, acting “out of a hatred for the U.S. government” and an admiration for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mc­Veigh, according to court papers. Jerry Drake Varnell, of Sayre, Oklahoma, was arrested shortly after an early Saturday morning attempt to detonate a fake bomb packed into what he believed was a stolen cargo van outside a bank in Oklahoma City, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court the Washington Post reports. Varnell was charged with attempted destruction of a building by means of an explosive.

“This arrest is the culmination of a long-term domestic terrorism investigation involving an undercover operation, during which Varnell had been monitored closely for months as the alleged bomb plot developed,” federal prosecutors said in a statement. “The device was actually inert, and the public was not in danger.

Prosecutors said that during the investigation an undercover agent had posed as a co-conspirator and agreed to help Varnell build what he believed was a 1,000-pound (454 kg) explosive.

What is notable is that Varnell, 23, discussed a number of potential targets, including the Marriner Eccles building also known as the home of Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., an IRS building in Maryland and a Bank of America data center in Texas.

Eventually, he settled on attacking a BancFirst building in Oklahoma City which is located a few blocks from where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building stood. A truck loaded with explosives was detonated in front of the Murrah building in 1995 in what was called an act of domestic terrorism.

The complaint filed in the federal court in Oklahoma City said that at the onset of the investigation, Varnell said he wanted to build a team to conduct a bombing. “I’m out for blood,'” the complaint quoted Varnell as saying. “‘When militias start getting formed I’m going after government officials when I have a team.'”

The FBI alleges that over the course of a months-long undercover investigation by the FBI, Varnell made repeated statements about the extent of his hatred of the federal government. The complaint alleges that in one conversation he said he believed in the “Three Percenter” ideology, a form of anti-government activism that pledges resistance against the United States government on the belief it has infringed on the Constitution, according to court papers. As the WaPo explains, “those who subscribe to the ideology incorrectly believe that only 3% of the colonial population participated in the American Revolution, and they see themselves as their heirs.”

According to the complaint, and perhaps taking a hint from a popular 1999 movie, Varnell expressed a desire “to blow up buildings”, but in a way that would minimize deaths or casualties, possibly by detonating the device at night when offices would be mostly empty. Still, he was prepared to take other peoples’ lives:

On June 26, Varnell discussed the possibility that people could be killed, and said, “You got to break a couple of eggs to make an omelet,’’ according to the complaint. “That’s why people don’t do this s— because, you know, you got to be able to overcome that little reality there,” he said, according to the complaint.

As part of that conversation, Varnell said he wanted to do something that would “somehow cripple the government. Something that sends a message that says, ‘You are a target.’ ”

Two weeks later, however, Varnell indicated he wanted to detonate the bomb after work hours to prevent casualties, saying, “I’m down for whatever. Safety is number one.”

The FBI said Varnell watched the construction of the fake bomb around 6:30 p.m. Friday. He then drove the vehicle containing the device to an alley adjacent to the bank building and parked it there. After midnight, he twice attempted to detonate the bomb remotely, and shortly after those attempts was arrested.

U.S. prosecutors said Varnell had prepared a social media message to be posted after the explosion, and helped make and load a device into a stolen van. If convicted, Varnell could serve 20 years in prison.

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  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    Are we witnessing a fury of false flags? Likely yes. First Charlottesville, and now this. What will surely be labeled as “right wing, anti-government extremists”, “Constitutionalists”, “Pro Second Amendment fanatics” and eventually terrorists, the war against anyone who opposes the government has been formalized. The next step? The MSM will be turned loose in an all out campaign to discredit and engender fear in those who refuse to genuflect before the throne of government power. Expect censorship, further gun control and other divide and conquer tactics to be employed.

    • lee ho fook

      yes Randy…these are Soros chumps and crisis actors…what kinda clued you in? Feelings of, ummm, deja vu? We have all been here before….

    • If we weren’t expecting more by now, we probably are of the opinion that people like us are wacked out conspiracy theorists. Those of us who are conspiracy scientists have more of the mindset of the founders of the republic, and we know that if we don’t hang together, we will hang separately.

    • NonYo Business

      asking myself the same thing.

    • lee ho fook

      we are witnessing a horrendous attack on white people perpetrated by the Jews–they are hell-bent on destroying us. If whites across the globe don’t band together against this tiny minority all will be lost…

  • lee ho fook

    Ya moron!!! How many times to I have to tell you – make sure those aren’t just firecrackers in there, and always, always go for the Fed Reserve first and THEN the IRS!!!!

  • If the bomb that the FBI provided to the actors that detonated it on February 26, 1993 had been as inert as the one they provided to Jerry Drake Varnell, 6 people wouldn’t have been killed.

  • f16hoser

    Federal Reserve Building you say? He has my support!

    • Cracker122049

      mine too

      • Razedbywolvs

        Well the two of you can expect to meet a like minded individual at a coffee shop.

        • Smarty

          OMG….that was funny !!

  • John C Carleton

    Yawn.
    FBI found another mentally slow person, convinced them they wanted to blow something up, gave them a “bomb”, and arrested him so they could tell the people to be very afraid, but thankful for the FBI who just stopped their own plot.

    Remind you of the Keystone cops?

    • jimmy joe

      It reminds me of Tim McVeigh scenario, actually!!

    • jimmy joe

  • jimmy joe

    The fbi are a fucking joke. We can all sit here and already know what the sitch is, despite their claims of “finding a terrorist wanting to blow something up”!! They created him, as so many others, just so’s we the people are afraid and willing to keep them around even longer, funding them at all costs!! What a joke!! So transparent, we can see right through them and their propaganda being fed to the masses via main stream media!!

  • dav1bg

    Caught him, but the day care in Oklahoma’s federal building didn’t rate concern.

  • dav1bg

    The Rothchilds bank should really be removed from our shores.

  • Undecider

    But since no bombs were pre-planted in the bank building, there was likely no Federal involvement.

  • dav1bg

    If he had got the Fed Reserve bank he would have been so popular he could run for Congress. Though he would have to hang out with real criminals there.

  • dav1bg

    I found it interesting that the “common core” curriculum describes the Boston Tea Party as an act of terrorism, done by terrorists. I think we are just starting to see the extent of British Imperialism’s hold on our country. I worked for a British company and a ex-patriot told me that Britain will soon have our country, this was in 1998. I just thought he was full of *&^%, maybe not.

  • Johnny Kay

    “‘This arrest is the culmination of a long-term domestic terrorism investigation involving an undercover operation, during which Varnell had been monitored closely for months as the alleged bomb plot developed,’ federal prosecutors said in a
    statement.”

    Translation: A government informant posed as a friend to Jerry Drake Varnell and worked “for months” to persuade Varnell to participate in a plan to detonate a bomb at a government building.

  • SP_88

    But the van wasn’t stolen. And he didn’t build the bomb. According to the story he watched it being built, evidently by federal agents.
    What I got from the story was that Varnell made some comments, the Fed’s heard about it, and they set up this elaborate plot to build a fake bomb in order to get Varnell to believe he was going to detonate it in front of a bank so they could arrest him for something that they had much more involvement in than he did.
    Now I’m not sure to what extent he was involved in this “conspiracy” to blow up a bank, but it sure sounds like the Fed’s had more to do with it than Varnell. It seems like the Fed’s were the ones who supplied all the “bomb” materials and it was federal agents who appear to have assembled all of it.
    Sounds like entrapment to me.