Federal prosecutors say a Tooele County man placed a pipe bomb against the door of a BLM cabin and pushed the button on a remote detonator multiple times, with no result.
His mistake? He'd unwittingly assigned an undercover FBI agent to build the bomb.
William Keebler, 57, of Stockton, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Nephi and appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court, charged by federal prosecutors with attempting to blow up federal property at an Arizona Strip BLM facility that he had allegedly scouted with Robert LaVoy Finicum.
If you think the name Robert LaVoy Finicum sounds familiar that's because he was the guy from the Bundy standoff that got his ass shot to pieces by the FBI because he pulled out a gun after a traffic stop.
And clearly his buddy's critical thinking skills are just as sharp.
If convicted this Keebler guy faces between five to twenty years in federal prison.
Hey maybe he and Randy Bundy can share a bunk?
Here's what gets me.
These guys are not trying to blow up the CIA, the FBI, the IRS, or even the NSA.
No they have their tits in a wringer over the freaking BLM, which for most people is one of the most innocuous federal agencies that you can imagine.
It's kind of like being angry at the Church of Latter Day Saints, and deciding that to get even you're going to push one of those folks from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir out in front of a moving car.
It just seems pathetic.