Monday, December 31, 2012

Privileged Greenwich Village Couple Busted with Cache of Weapons, Bombmaking Explosives

NyPo has the details:
The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment.

Morgan Gliedman — who is nine-months pregnant — and her baby daddy, Aaron Greene, 31, also had instructions on making bombs, including a stack of papers with a cover sheet titled, “The Terrorist Encyclopedia,’’ sources told The Post yesterday[...]

Cops found the stash in the couple’s West Ninth Street home Saturday when they went there to look for Gliedman, 27, who was wanted for alleged credit-card theft.

A detective discovered a plastic container with seven grams of a white chemical powder called HMTD, which is so powerful, cops evacuated several nearby buildings.

Police also found a flare launcher, which is a commercial replica of a grenade launcher; a modified 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun; ammo; and nine high-capacity rifle magazines, the sources said.

More from NyPo here.

UPDATE More from NyPo:

The couple’s arrest Saturday was a sharp turn from their privileged backgrounds. 
Gliedman, who grew up on Park Avenue, graduated from Dalton in 2002. Her dad, Dr. Paul Gliedman, is director of radiation oncology at Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn Division. 
Paul Gliedman — who was included in New York magazine’s list of top doctors in 2011 — received his medical degree from Columbia University[...] Greene attended Harvard as an undergraduate and did his graduate work at the university’s Kennedy School of Government.
 UPDATE 2 From Gothamist:
We spoke with a neighbor who resides in the couple's walk-up apartment at 8 West 9th Street: "They're hippie types," he said. "She's always very friendly, very nice. She looks like she's eight months pregnant. He's kind of cold, not the type of person who encouraged politeness. He never said a word to me."
The neighbor, who requested that his name be withheld because the seven-unit building is "very small, and we all respect each other's anonymity," said that recently the couple had refused to let the building's management into their apartment to perform repairs. "The super had been trying to put a new counter-top in for them, but all of a sudden two weeks ago, they wouldn't let him in the apartment, so it's just sitting outside their door."
Residents were roused by the police at around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and relocated while police executed a search warrant. Gliedman, who is pregnant, is also charged with four counts of felony grand larceny for credit card theft that police say occurred in February of this year, and a warrant squad was making the arrest when they noticed "a white powdery substance" in a plastic container in the living room.
Investigators say that substance is Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD), which was one of the components in the explosives to be used by Ahmed Ressam, the "millennium bomber" who planned to bomb LAX on New Year's Eve in 1999. HMTD was also likely to be used in the foiled bombings of transatlantic flights in 2005. Sergeant Michael DiMarfio of the NYPD's bomb squad tested the powder, and the results yielded a positive for HMTD, according to the complaint .


  1. It isn't true in every case, but it's true often enough: scratch a hippie and you'll find a fascist.

  2. Um, weird. Rich, white, Jewish kids, from yupster central in Manhattan. Lots of odd red flags here.

    OK, guys, start digging. What circles did these kids run in? What groups were they associated with (other than OWS)? How about their parents? Etc., etc.


  3. Another FBI plant/sting op to vilify the opposition.

  4. "Morgan Gliedman — who is nine-months pregnant — and her baby daddy, Aaron Greene..."

    ...and her baby daddy? This is professional media coverage? It never ceases to amaze what passes for journalism.

  5. Credit-card theft? Apparently she has been cut off from the family money.

  6. Is it illegal to possess "a modified 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun; ammo; and nine high-capacity rifle magazines, the sources said" In NYC?

  7. My read on the situation is that these two are sayanim - they are Jews, probably Zionists, helping out the Israeli Mossad, by holding onto an unknown (to them, that is - so that they can pass a lie detector test, by insisting, honestly, they didn't know what it was) material, for a third party, for future use.

    (Either that - or they are themselves operators of some sort, for some agency ... probably an Israeli one, all things considered. Our allies!)

    The credit card fraud is another indicator of a possible Mossad (or other agency) connection - that's how intel agencies fund their efforts, along with drug smuggling and sales.

    It's possible that the entire credit card fraud charge was just an excuse, for the NYPD, to get their foot in the door, so they could search the apartment and find the explosives that the NYPD knew, but could not prove to a judge, were being concealed in the apartment.

    You dual-passport pseudo-American Israeli-loyalists better watch out; we're on to you.

  8. These people were directly involved in Sandy Hook, they are a Mossad team. Read Gordon Duff's article.