Tuesday, July 7, 2015

UPDATED: Nothing to see here. Move along

UPDATED: Nothing to see here. Move along

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Just another day in the U.S. of A.:

LUDOWICI, Ga. -- Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

Also:

"This domestic terrorist organization did not simply plan and talk," prosecutor Isabel Pauley told a Superior Court judge. "Prior to the murders in this case, the group took action. Evidence shows the group possessed the knowledge, means and motive to carry out their plans."

I'm sure they didn't have any big plans...

The prosecutor said the militia group had big plans. It plotted to take over Fort Stewart by seizing its ammunition control point and talked of bombing the Forsyth Park fountain in nearby Savannah, she said. In Washington state, she added, the group plotted to bomb a dam and poison the state's apple crop. Ultimately, prosecutors said, the militia's goal was to overthrow the government and assassinate the president.

I don't remember these kind of things happening very often...before 2009, anyway. Maybe I'll have to read this new piece in the Atlantic called "Fear of a Black President."

UPDATE: The commenters remind me that right-wing terrorism has actually been a problem in America for a long time. Thanks, commenters.

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