Brett Kimberlin is the man known as the "Speedway Bomber" and is the domestic terrorist that set an Indiana town ablaze with a series of coordinated bombings in 1978. Kimberlin served a 17 year prison sentence, in which time he mastered his skills of persuasion by earning a law degree, which he reportedly uses routinely.

According to International Business Times,

A man who committed suicide his limbs were irreparably damaged after one of the explosions that Kimberlin was responsible for, left behind a wife that sued him several years later, winning a civil judgment in which she was awarded $1.6 million.

As Brett Kimberlin has recently been released from prison, his unique story is beginning to surface, as well as the motive behind the explosions and his twisted lifestyle.

"Citizen X," a biography written by respected journalist and author Mark Singer, details the writers bewildering journey with Kimberlin, who had actually signed on to the book thinking Singer would portray him in a favorable light, according to a report done by The Blaze.

Knowing his past, one would ask the question, Why is the state department teaming up with a convicted domestic terrorist?

From his own website, Justice Through Music (JTMP.org) Kimberlin says,

MAY 24, 2012 - JTMP has been a participant in the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program for 3 years now, where citizens from around the world involved in the arts get to come to America and visit to learn about the role of arts in the US. This year we had visitors that came from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia to see how Justice Through Music Project uses art to raise awareness on issues, and to bring about social change. This year's contingent had musicians, playwrights, and people involved in art production. We gave them a presentation and showed them many of our musical art videos that deal with politics and issues, while we spoke about how we operate and produce our art videos. We then showed them how we use this art on our website and YouTube channel to raise awareness on an issue to help bring about positive social change.

So what exactly is the International Visitor Leadership Program? According to their website,

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

And just who are the International Visitors this program caters to? Again, according to the website,

International Visitors are current or emerging leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business and other key fields. Over 5,000 International Visitors come to the United States from all over the world each year. Since its inception in 1940, thousands of distinguished individuals have participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program, including 330 current and former Chiefs of State and Heads of Government, thousands of cabinet-level ministers, and many other distinguished leaders from the public and private sectors.

These individuals are brought to the U.S. to engage in, "“carefully designed programs that reflect their professional interests and U.S. foreign policy goals.”

The Blaze also reports that Kimberlin is funded by George Soros.

With that in mind, what does it say about the policies of the State Department in having a convicted domestic terrorist, a bomber, involved in its affairs?

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