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November 2, 2011

Of Course There's No Right Wing Terrorism. Of Course Not.

There's rarely any truly domestic terrorism in this country - it's all those Muslims looking to impose Sharia on your aunt Sadie. And even if there is domestic terrorism, it's all those dirty hippies who smoke weed and read Saul Alinsky.  It's never ever right wing.

Unless it is.

From Reuters:
Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested four Georgia men accused of plotting to buy explosives and produce a deadly biological toxin to attack fellow U.S. citizens and government officials.

The Justice Department said the men were members of a fringe domestic militia group and had planned to manufacture ricin for use in their attacks.
But it wasn't just ricin:
At a meeting at Thomas' house in March, Thomas said he had enough weapons to arm everyone at the table and that he had compiled a "Bucket List" of government employees, politicians, corporate leaders and media members he felt needed to be "taken out" to "make the country right again," according to court documents.
The FBI has more:
Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, Ga.; Dan Roberts, 67, of Toccoa, Ga.; Ray H. Adams, 65, of Toccoa; and Samuel J. Crump, 68, of Toccoa, were arrested today relating to plans to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer and to manufacture the biological toxin ricin for use in attacks against other U.S. citizens and government personnel and officials.

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Sally Quillian Yates said, “These defendants, who are alleged to be part of a fringe militia group, are charged with planning attacks against their own fellow citizens and government. To carry out their agenda, two of the defendants allegedly purchased purported explosives and a silencer, while the other two defendants took steps to attempt to produce a deadly biological toxin. While many are focused on the threat posed by international violent extremists, this case demonstrates that we must also remain vigilant in protecting our country from citizens within our own borders who threaten our safety and security.”
TPM has more:
Thomas allegedly said that there “is no way for us, as militiamen, to save this country, to save Georgia, without doing something that’s highly highly illegal. Murder. That’s fucking illegal, but it’s gotta be done,” Thomas allegedly said.

“When it comes time to saving the Constitution, that means some people gotta die,” Thomas allegedly said.

On a subsequent April 16 meeting, Thomas, Roberts, Adams and others talked about the need to take action against the federal government, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit.

“I’d say the first ones that need to die is the ones in the government buildings,” Adams allegedly said. “When it comes down to it, I can kill somebody.”
Nope.  Not right wing domestic terrorism at all.

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gtl said...

I'm still thinking sock puppet, designed to fill comment threads with, well, sparknotes.

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Conservative Mountaineer said...

Ah, geewhiz.. the old geezers purchased 'purported explosives' and 'a' silencer. The 'purported explosives' are either explosives or their not. 'A' silencer? as in SINGLE silencer?

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EdHeath said...

CM, the "old geezers" wanted to make ricin. But then I guess you think that dead government workers is a good start (like drowning the government in a bathtub). Maybe they could have gotten some welfare applicants as well, and your day would have been complete.

Ol' Froth said...

"A" silencer is still illegal

Strummer said...

Have we already forgotten that the second worst terrorist act on American soil was an act of domestic terrorism? Have we forgotten Oklahoma City?

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gtl said...

Yes, silencers (suppressors, more correctly)are legal.

IF the owner has applied for and received, after a background check that includes finger-printing, a $200 tax stamp for the suppressor.

Think these guys did?

Then that "silencer" is still illegal.

gtl said...

cm, if these "old geezers" had been anything but white,....would you still be scoffing at their arrest?

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Ol' Froth said...

You might want to stop splitting hairs as well WD.

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EdHeath said...

Making ricin with the intent to kill people (even the sub human slugs that are government workers) is illegal ...

That's all I already said (and you ignored)...