Great: Former U.S. Air Force Mechanic Charged With Trying to Join ISIS in Syria

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Thanks, Obama!

A former U.S. Air Force mechanic has been charged with trying to cross into Syria to join ISIS, authorities said today.

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh was indicted on Monday by grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., on two charges that included attempting to provide material support to terror organization and obstruction and attempted obstruction of an official proceeding.

The indictment does not offer much in the way of details about the case, but says that between May 2014 and January 12, 2015, he tried to join ISIS.

He was charged via secret criminal complaint on Jan. 16 and was arrested two days later.

Good thing we live in this glorious Age of Transparency. From Pugh’s LinkedIn page:

Maintenance Manager

Gryphon Airlines

– Present (7 months)Gryphon Airlines Hawally Kuwait

Summary of Qualifications
• 23 years combined experience in Air Force and A&P/ Avionic Tech
• 17 years Contract Maintenance
• 12+ years in FAR Part 145 Repair Stations (C&D Check)
• 7 years line maintenance,
• 4+ years Inspection (Boeing 787, 747, MD80, DC8, UH60)
• A&P Certified / FCC

Looks like ISIS may want to upgrade to aviation. Wonderfil. Here’s Gryphon’s page:

Gryphon provides intra-Afghanistan air service utilizing 2 De Havilland DHC-8 aircraft. These unique aircraft provide short-range, Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) capabilities to Gryphon’s customers throughout the region.

Gryphon Airlines offers the utmost quality of cabin service available anywhere in the region. Gryphon’s Flight Attendants take extraordinary care of each and every passenger. Likewise, Gryphon’s aircraft are professionally flown by highly skilled flight crews with thousands of hours of international experience.

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