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Pendley was trying to buy explosives from an undercover FBI Agent which makes me wonder if this could have more of an entrapment by the FBI. Did the Agent lead Pendley into this idea and would he have still pursued this idea without coaching from the Agent? Was Pendley mentally disturbed?
The FBI has arrested Pendley, a Texas native, for allegedly planning to kill 70% of the internet in a bomb attack targeting an Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center on Smith Switch Road in Ashburn, Virginia.
Personally I doubt that blowing up this one datacenter would have taken down 70% of the internet.
According to the source, agents "found" that he was planning to use C-4 plastic explosives to attack prominent tech company's data centers in an attempt to 'kill of about 70% of the internet' (or was he coached into this by the Agent that befriended him?).
He met with an undercover FBI Agent on April 8th to get what he believed were explosive devices. If he is found guilty of planning to blow up Amazon's Virginia data center, Pendley faces up to 20 years in federal prison.