Feb 8, 2013
This shocking scenario is according to federal agents who arrested suspected Taliban terrorist Matthew Aaron Llaneza, 28, of San Jose.
Llaneza is charged with attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction in California and faces life in prison if convicted of the crime.
According to an affidavit, Llaneza met with a man whom he believed represented the Taliban and the Mujahidin. Llaneza did not know the man was an undercover FBI agent.
Matthew Llaneza allegedly planned for the Bank of America car bomb attack in Oakland to be blamed on anti-government militias, "truthers" and anti-New World Order vigilantes.
Federal authorities allege that Llaneza drove the SUV with the bomb to the Bank of America branch in Oakland, where he strategically parked the vehicle, armed the trigger and distanced himself from the building.
When Llaneza tried to detonate the bomb with a cellphone, members of the South Bay Joint Terrorism Task Force swooped in and busted the alleged California terrorist.
Matthew Aaron Llaneza has just appeared before a federal judge in Oakland and will return for a bail hearing on February 13.
No comment from the Taliban regarding the Oakland car bomb terrorist plot.