Former Marine Accused of Planning Christmas Terror Attack Trained at Camp Pendleton

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Mine-clearing practice at Camp Pendleton. File photo courtesy Defense Department

A former U.S. Marine from Modesto accused of plotting a Christmas Day terror attack in San Francisco underwent military training in Camp Pendleton eight years ago, according to news reports.

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Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, is charged with providing “material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization,” an FBI affidavit states.

The federal investigative agency uncovered the plot via a sting operation involving a pair of undercover agents and a confidential informant.

Jameson reportedly served at Camp Pendleton from June to November 2009, training at the base’s infantry school. He earned a sharpshooter rifle qualification but was discharged after his superiors determined that he had failed to disclose having asthma, according to the affidavit.

Acting “in support of ISIS,” Jameson chose San Francisco’s Pier 39 as a “possible target location, noting that the best place would be a large area,” the court document states.

–City News Service

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