Man who planned Pier 39 Christmas terror attack has military background

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Pier 39 Terror Plot suspect Everitt Jameson didn't serve in the military long. He was a Marine from June 22 to Nov. 4 2009. (KGO-TV)

Pier 39 Terror Plot suspect Everitt Jameson didn't serve in the military long. He was a Marine from June 22 to Nov. 4 2009.

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During that time he participated in basic training and earned a sharpshooter rifle qualification. He was ultimately discharged for fraudulent enlistment for not disclosing his asthma.

On December 13, a confidential source working with the FBI spoke to Jameson about carrying out a terror plan. He then started to almost brag about his credentials saying in part: "I have been trained in combat and things of war. Anything for Allah. He is the best of planners."

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He added at a later date to another FBI source: "I am aware that rudementary explosives such as pipe bombs may be constructed with such readily-available materials as pipes, nails and explosive powder."

Click here to take a look at the court documents in this case.
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