Who vetted this guy?

Andrew-Boguslawski

NOT!

Meet Andrew Scott Boguslawski of Morris Hill, IN.  On New Year’s eve, this nuttier than squirrel shit douchetard was stopped for doing 85 mph in a 70 mph zone and issued a speeding ticket, when a bumper sticker that said “If you can see this, you’re in range” prompted the trooper to ask if he had any weapons in the car.

This one.

This one.

The first thing I tell the officer when I’m pulled over is that I have a firearm. It’s a) common courtesy and b) establishes a certain initial trust during the stop. I don’t mind the question, because I understand that the trooper probably has a family to go home to.  Asking “Do you have anything in your vehicle that can hurt me?” is not unreasonable.

Apparently, this guy felt it was his patriotic duty to lie, but he was too dumb to hide the firearm, and the trooper noticed the butt of a pistol between Boguslawski’s legs and called for backup. Too bad he didn’t blow his crotch off and prevent any chance of reproduction, but I digress…

Boguslawski told the trooper there were no guns in the vehicle. Davis went to write the man a ticket and when he returned to the car, he noticed the handle of a gun between the man’s knees.

“At that point, he drew his service weapon, held the man there and called for backup,” said Adkins.

When help arrived, Boguslawski was taken from the vehicle, which was searched. Investigators found four guns — two pistols and two rifles — as well as 48 explosive devices and tools and materials to make additional explosives.

Ooops! This is a problem. Yes, we have the right to keep and bear arms, but be speeding toward your old place of employment with a bunch of explosives, and there you might be either terrorist or a batshit crazy.

According to my source (and apparently something that the media reports got wrong when they said he works at a Navy SEAL training facility), Boguslawski used to work as a groundskeeper at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex (coincidentally where many of us underwent training prior to deployment to Kosovo), but was not a current employee there. Boguslawski, however, did have schematics and other plans for buildings that are part of that training facility, and was apparently heading in that direction at the time of his arrest. My source confirms he worked there from 2007-2010 and has been on medical leave from the National Guard for the past year or so.

Medical leave? For Teh Batshittery™? I wonder…

Apparently, this tool was an intelligence analyst for the National Guard. A SPC-4 with a TS/SCI clearance, which makes me wonder just how thoroughly he was investigated. Who vetted this psycho? Why did he have a current clearance? Given the mental state of the DC Navy Yard shooter and his active clearance despite obvious mental problems and prior incidents, I have a hard time believing that this fruitcake raised no red flags.

This crap is more than concerning. I’m wondering how long before we revamp our process for issuing clearances.

14 responses

  1. Perhaps the more concerning thing is the pattern that is forming. In addition to this guy and the Navy Yard shooter, there was also the “sign language” interpreter at the Mandela funeral – and all of this in the last 6 months. Having any one of these guys slip through is shocking enough; having three in six months is a clear indication that something is seriously wrong with our security system.

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    1. I’m not sure the crazy sign language interpreter was vetted by our people, though. I think the South Africans were the ones who did the “stellar” job of vetting him, and he didn’t have an American security clearance.

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  2. Nicki –
    These days, the only “vetting” that’s done is: “What’s your job? You need a TS clearance to do that. Here it is.”

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    1. Well, it’s not quite like that, but there are some significant things falling through the cracks, like the Navy Yard shooter.

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  3. If we took as much care vetting these people as we do searching old ladies’ shoes at airports we might catch a few before they act.

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  4. Brandtley Spicer

    You need better sources. I’m in the same unit as the guy. He’d been on a regular drilling status prior to his arrest. He built much of what they found when he worked at MUTC and used it for OPFOR missions. They were nothing more than glorified firecrackers. As far as him driving in the direction of the training facility, that’s because his house is between where he was stopped and that site. With the schematics, most of those buildings are only used during certain times for training and were empty the other 23 hours of the day. I’d bet that none of them were of important buildings. The reason for his clearance is simple. He’s a smart, fairly level headed guy who can be trusted with info. He’s a little quirky, but no different from most people. Don’t get hung up on the clearance because he was never privy to classified info. How would I know that? Because I was one of the hoes he looked out for between 2009 and 2012. Then I became his first-line leader from late 2010 and have been looking out for him. He’s a good guy. There was no malicious intent. He just has a certain skill set and made it a hobby. If he were trying to hurt someone, he would’ve made those “bombs” bigger than 5-hour energy bottles.

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    1. I do get hung up on the clearance, because 96Bs at some point do deal with classified information.

      I’m curious how it is you know so much about the bombs that were found. And I notice you also didn’t mention anything about lying to the cop about the presence of a firearm, while having it between his legs. That area has fairly lax gun control laws. It’s not like they would have disarmed him had they known he had a firearm.

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      1. Brandtley Spicer

        Nicki,
        I know about what he had because I’ve seen videos of him detonating that stuff and know that he used it when doing OPFOR missions. Not all 96Bs (now 35F) are privy to classified info at some point in their career. He never was. Prior to being a 35-series, he was 11B. He got his clearance like 3-ish years ago and we never dealt with anything classified at drill. The closest he ever got was FOUO or maybe SBU. And their listing of his clearance isn’t exactly accurate. To my knowledge, the SCI caveat was never tacked on and he was never read on to any of the caveats associated. Lastly, he probably told the officer no just to expedite the process and didn’t anticipate the officer seeing his fake gun. And yes, it’s fake as in non-functional, not as in a toy cap gun. Its bright orange. That cop knew it wasn’t real. He just wanted to be a hero.

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        1. And, remember, it was apparently more than one firearm and also ammunition. Again, it doesn’t sound like nothing.

          While a trooper was giving Boguslawski a ticket on Interstate 70 near Dayton, he spotted what looked like a gun between his legs.
          After searching him, they found ammo in his pockets, four guns, the bombs and a remote detonating device.

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        2. Also, apparently he was set to be medically discharged, according to this press report, so it sounds like he was having medical issues, as my source stated.

          Boguslawski was transferred in November to the medical discharge unit, but Van Bree said she couldn’t discuss any information about his condition.

          How long has it been since you’ve seen this guy?

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        3. Brandtley Spicer

          His medical condition was not for the LTC to discuss. It wasn’t a mental issue. They added a charge because they didn’t think the manufacturing charge would hold up. I’ve known him for 5 years and the last time I saw him was December 2013. He showed up to our unit Christmas Party. I know what was in there because I’ve personally seen it. If I would’ve felt there to be reason for alarm, I would’ve said something, but he had no malicious intent. Besides all that, I’ve been keeping in contact with his wife so I know what’s going on and to see if I can help in any way.

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        4. She didn’t discuss his medical condition, just that he was put into the medical discharge unit. As a matter of fact, she specifically stated she couldn’t discuss any information about his condition, so you don’t need to worry on that front.

          Again, you were not in the car, you were not present at the time of the arrest, and you don’t know what he had in there that day. You are also not a psychologist, and therefore, it would be difficult to discern his intent.

          All joking and sarcasm aside, I sincerely do hope he gets the help he needs, whether from you or from medical professionals. However, I’m having a hard time reconciling your story with all the evidence being reported on this case. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.

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        5. And now apparently there is also a chemical weapons charge I didn’t know about previously.

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      2. Oh, that’s right. They changed the series.

        You can talk to the media about the listing of his clearances. I’m just reporting what they said. Yes, he would have had to be read on to SCI, but if he was eligible, he would be. I haven’t seen a intel troop that at some point didn’t deal with classified information.

        Again, I’m asking how you know what was in his car, not what you’ve seen him detonate. And how is it that you know what type of pistol he had? I don’t think an officer would have cared about a bright orange gun. How do you know what the cop knew? Seems you are making quite a few assessments without backup here. Just sayin’.

        Like I said… dude looks nuts, and based on what I’m seeing in the press, he’s had issues. If he is cleared of all wrongdoing, great. But you appear to be making some unsubstantiated claims merely because you’re apparently friends.

        It’s fine that you want to defend your friend. It’s admirable, even. But to claim the firearm was bright orange and the cop knew it was and wanted to be a “hero” is a bit… um… presumptive.

        Just sayin’.

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