Monday, October 17, 2016

Red State Terrorists

I think this should have been a bigger story this weekend:
The three men from Liberal, Kansas, in the southwest part of the state, were targeting a nearby meatpacking town, planning to detonate bombs in an apartment complex where around 120 Somali immigrants reside.
According to the affidavit:
This is a militia group whose members support and espouse sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs.
This comes after an eight-month investigation into the militia group called “The Crusaders.” The FBI even used an informant, who attended their meetings. Mother Jones adds:
Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright, and Patrick Stein allegedly contemplated murder, kidnapping, rape, and arson before settling on a different plan: They would obtain four vehicles, pack them with explosives, and set them off at the four corners of an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, that housed a mosque and 120 Somali refugees.
The attack was planned for the day after the election. It is notable that Garden City, Liberal and Dodge City are major packinghouse towns, and that all three are situated in counties that have populations in which non-Hispanic whites are the minority (the three green counties in SW Kansas):

 Hopefully, this plot is a one-of-a-kind incident, but based on the irresponsible rhetoric I hear coming out of this election campaign, I'm afraid that might not be the case in the near-term future.  I sure as hell hope we don't see more of this horrific stupidity.

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