Alaska Couple Compile Hitlist Of 20August 19th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul and Nadia Rockwood may look like an ordinary couple from Alaska but the FBI will agree that they had the most dangerous plans in store for the state. New documents reveal that the couple had compiled a hit-list of 20 people from the media as well as the military. The couple have been arrested recently in what the authorities call was the operational phase of their plan. They have been charged for making false statements to the FBI. The dangerous duo are due to received their sentences on August 23 and Paul Rockwood is likely to serve 8 years and probation and Nadia Rockwood will be facing probation. The discovery is quite shocking.
The prosecutors explained that Paul Rockwood became radicalized after he converted to Islam. He was reportedly influenced by the teaching of the wanted terrorist Anwar al-Awalki. The federal attorneys added that the elimination of the targets included plans like sending mail bombs and also killing a target with gunshots to the end. They said that it was not a matter of ‘if’ but a matter of ‘when’, the Alaskan would have attacked. The authorities reported that the components for the mail bombs had been purchased by Paul Rockwood and the targets were set as well.
Paul Rockwood also had a history of depression and resorted to opiates due to an inner ear pain. He was also under treatment for substance abuse. He moved to anchorage with his wife after marriage and worked in the National Weather Service. None of his close associates believed that he was capable of planned violence.
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