Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Terrorists Amongst Us

Fox News and the right wing love to wail and beat their chests about the imminent threat of radical Muslims. They sound the patriotic alarm to all those within earshot of the impending danger us Americans face from their Sharia law and the all but certain terrorist attacks from those who practice militant Islam.

Well here's a story you wont be hearing from Fox News or any Tea Party Republican any time soon.

Federal agents have arrested three American militia members from Rome, Georgia when they arrived at a pre-set meeting to obtain pipe bombs and thermite explosives as part of a militia operation against the US government.

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia, Brian Cannon, 36, Cory Williamson 28, and Terry Eugene Peace 45, face federal charges of conspiring to receive and possess unregistered destructive devices to use against the TSA, DHS, FEMA, as well as power grids and water treatment plants.

The plan according to the militiamen was that the attacks on the government agencies would force President Obama and the federal government to declare Martial Law allowing other militias to join together and take the US government down.

Authorities say that between Jan.  23 and Feb. 15, Cannon, Williamson, and Peace participated in online chat discussions about carrying out an operation against the government that was to be launched in February. In these chats Peace encouraged members of the militia to review guerrilla warfare tactics, small unit tactics, accumulate supplies, and prepare their families. Peace said during the conversation, "... if he can hook us up with say 12 pipe bombs that will be sweet," It was in these online chats where the militiamen identified the targets he wished to use the explosives on.

The discussions were reported to the FBI, and the FBI then began consensually monitoring the communications.

Then Feb. 15, Peace, Cannon and Williamson drove to a location in Cartersville where they received 12 inert pipe bombs and two inert thermite devices. The three defendants were arrested as they took possession of the devices.

United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates remarked:

"This case is a stark reminder of the threat we face not just from abroad, but from within our own borders from our own citizens. When plans turn violent, law enforcement must step in to protect our communities from harm. Fortunately, the FBI was able to stop these defendants before they were able to carry out their plans."

Why wont be hearing from Fox News or any Tea Party Republican any time soon... They're not Muslims, it doesn't fit the narrative.

Right Fox News?

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