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A crash in Austin

The first CNN Breaking News alert at 11:48 read, "-- A small plane has crashed into a building in Austin, Texas, the FAA says." And just now, another one came in: "-- Pilot set his home ablaze before intentionally crashing plane into Austin, Texas, building, federal official says."

The building reportedly holds offices for the Internal Revenue Service. The FBI has offices across the parking lot. The plane was a Cirrus SR22, a single-engine four-seat aircraft. The damage done was too eery for comfort.

NBC News's Pete Williams is reporting that the stole the plane after a "domestic disturbance." And federal officials say the pilot intentionally flew into the building. But the department of homeland security says this does not appear to be an act of terrorism. Let's hope that holds.

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 18, 2010; 1:16 PM ET
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Austin PD reported that news sources who were reporting that the plane was "stolen" were practicing irresponsible journalism and that any connection between the house fire and the pilot were also not confirmable at this time - but continued to be under investigation.

This is just rag journalism...pure gossip.
Wait until confirmation of facts. Guess what? That is all America is interested in - unless you tout yourself to be a rag.

Posted by: easttxisfreaky | February 18, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

If this guy deliberately attacked an IRS facility, it's domestic terrorism, pure and simple.

This guy acted out the teabagger fantasy -- attacking the federal government and in particular the IRS.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 18, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

You say "The damage done was too eery for comfort." Sense?

Posted by: SarahInBrooklyn | February 18, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

SarahinBrooklyn: I'm pretty sure that Mr. Capehart is alluding to the use of planes as weapons against building on 9/11. Should make sense now.

Posted by: bienefes | February 18, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

More than likely it is a massive PSYOP as I found they had other planes diverted to other places previously this morning to other airports before the event happened ( In Preparation ), so it looks as though it was manufactured for more Governmental control of the people!
It's a big PSYOP! The pilots name is Joseph Andrew Stack! The PSYOP's by government are getting obviously blatant, by an Elitist Government losing control! It’s the old Problem, Reaction, Solution and False Flags Era Folks LOL, They believe we’ll believe the BS!

Posted by: PaulRevere4 | February 18, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

You just watch if this Austin Cherokee Piper Plane Crash into a Government building in Austin, Tx. is not a PSYOP to blame the Tea Party Political movement to reflect those people to the world as terrorists! And or to win over the desire of the people to allow the Government to lay down more restrictive rules on flying and aviation travel! As if there already isn't enough! Every time there is an incident these elitist Governments use the incident to restrict and take away more freedoms! We are awakening and have awakened much of the population to these Government tricks - to - gain control over the population of various countries! Or - maybe it was just a crazy person that did this!

More than likely it is a massive PSYOP as I found they had other planes diverted to other places previously this morning to other airports before the event happened ( In Preparation ), so it looks as though it was manufactured for more Governmental control of the people!
It's a big PSYOP! The pilots name is Joseph Andrew Stack! The PSYOP's by government are getting obviously blatant, by an Elitist Government losing control! It’s the old Problem, Reaction, Solution and False Flags Era Folks LOL, They believe we’ll believe the BS!

Posted by: PaulRevere4 | February 18, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Another act of domestic terrorism. Anti government, an online manifesto, all the trappings of terrorist activity. What a damn mess.

Posted by: donchew1 | February 18, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

"Elitist government" attacked by someone who owns his own plane.

Please define "elitist"

Posted by: scottilla | February 18, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party Terrorist in action. The right-wingers are already trying to defend this guy claiming that it's understandable and that it's a feeling that more and more people in this country are having.

They're SICK.

Posted by: kumicho | February 18, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

The idiot of Wasilla should be happy that she has been "paling around with a domestic terrorist". Didn't she say in Tennessee that it was time for a revolution?

The FBI need to start looking very hard at these wingnuts. Just how O'Reilly taunted Dr. Tiller as baby killer, the other goons on Faux Noise have been stoking the flames of radical anti-government sentiments.

The American taliban is now open for business.

Posted by: hadelaide | February 18, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party Terrorist in action. The right-wingers are already trying to defend this guy claiming that it's understandable and that it's a feeling that more and more people in this country are having.

They're SICK.

Posted by: kumicho
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This guy had a lot of liberal rantings to him about corporations, executives and healthcare also.

Posted by: Cryos | February 18, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

There is a movement that is rumored to be started and rallied around a book that is in the Catcher in the Rye type of book - the excerpt at the alexanderjustice site is a manifesto by the main character that mentions the JKK, Justice Kamikazes for Kapitalism – coined by the author but interesting to read!

Posted by: mark710 | February 18, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Your article was correct yesterday.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | February 18, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

WASHINGTON POST FAIL! You guys have some pretty poor editors if you can let the comments of Jonathan Capehart into a NEWSpaper. What a pile of garbage! Like another reader said this guy was more of a liberal than a conservative.

How did Capehart manage to make a tie to the Tea-Party? They are conservatives for Pete's sake!

Why doesn't he just say that the 911 terrorists were right wingers too? That would be just as accurate as the statements he made.

Why don't you change your name to the Washington Enquirer, then people will be better prepared for the garbage you peddle as fact.

Posted by: kenan01 | February 19, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

For all of you rock scientists who are calling this maniac a tea party terrorist, you might think before you blog. This idiot ranted against capitalism in his manifesto. Let me explain this simply for a you Progressives who don't seem to understand very much. He was against capitalism and the tea party people are for capitalism. Got it

Posted by: youcancallmeroy | February 19, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

IRS is just a processor of money for our governemnet that keeps borrowing money from Federal Reserve and we have to pay it back thru our paychecks.
This lunatic pilot has barked at the wrong tree, I mean flew at the wrong tree.

Posted by: BOBSTERII | February 19, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

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