Monday, 29 March 2010

Clean Things Up At Home

OK - first off, I *hate* the militia movement:

On Monday, nine members of a Christian terrorist militant group were arraigned and charged by a grand jury with conspiring to attack and kill police officers including those attending a funeral in an attempt to expand their war against the group’s enemy, namely the United States...

The group, Hutaree, consists of several members in several states, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The members were planning to kill a police officer, and then when other officers attended the funeral, they planned to detonate IED devices to kill police officers in attendance of the service. FBI officials stated that the attacks were being planned by the group to occur some time in April.

Hey, assholes! My cousin just got back from Afghanistan where he led a counter-IED team. Way to give him a warm welcome home by trying to encourage a second "War of Yankee Aggression," you illiterate, rancid bastards. You can join Fred Phelps and enjoy a special place in hell.

That said, it's tremendously encouraging that other Michigan militias were apparently not big fans of these jackasses. Oh, wait...

"They talk about fighting the Antichrist and things like that," said Michael Vanderboegh, a former militia member and leading voice of the constitutionalist militia movement in a phone interview. "I'm a Christian, OK? But that's so far around the bend I can't see that bend from here."

Vanderboegh, 57, of Pinson, Ala., has played a part in the debate over the anger and frustration that is sweeping the American right. To protest the new healthcare law, he called "for the breaking of local city and county Democrat headquarters windows," and documented such vandalism as it made headlines around the nation on his blog.

Vanderboegh denounced the Hutaree militia group's "nuttery" on his site, but also wrote that the federal government was wading into sensitive territory with their arrests. "If, God forbid, shots had been exchanged, people killed, or buildings burned down a la Waco, we would be looking at a nationwide mobilization and civil war," he wrote.

It's time for Americans to wake up to the fact that it isn't just scary brown people who engage in conspiracies to commit terrorist acts: we have a nice, robust domestic right-wing Christian terrorist problem here in the States that and worldwide that we need to deal with.

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