In the Wake of Arrests in Three States, Right-Wingers Rush to Defend Terror Suspects, Criticize FBI
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Nine suspected members of a militia group were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy and related charges in an alleged plot to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then attack other officers at his funeral, federal prosecutors said.
A federal grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, indicted six Michigan residents, two Ohioans and an Indianan on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade and Andrew Arena, FBI special agent in charge, announced.
Those are some serious charges. Attempted use of WMD. Seditious conspiracy.
America’s vigilant Anti-Terror Warriors on the right will certainly be relieved and grateful that the FBI nabbed these guys, right?
Glenn Reynolds smells a politically-motivated conspiracy.
THE TIMING APPEARS CONVENIENT: FBI stages domestic raids.
So does American Power.
Hey, is the administration taking after Christian militias to get in good with CAIR and the neo-communist left?
Dan Riehl finds something about the terrorists to praise.
Just three days ago, members of the group were assisting LE in a rescue search. Must be some really evil people there, what?
Classical Values sees nothing illegal going on.
Last time I looked, wanting to start a civil war (insane as it is) was not a crime.
You can hear echoes of “black helicopters” and “Ruby Ridge” and “Waco” in Confederate Yankee’s lament.
I question the wisdom of using such heavy forces (including armored vehicles and helicopters according to witness reports), when light, fast and quiet raids would have been at least as effective. More than the timing, I question the leadership.
And Roy Edroso flagged this reader’s comment at NRO.
We have to take a stand against creeping totalitarianism. I’ll take the risk that the regime will somehow get the NRO donation list and use it to round up the freedom-loving counterrevolutionaries.
Compare these reactions with the comments at Free Republic and you’ll find absolutely no discernible differences.
They’re all Freepers now.
Dave Neiwert has more.