The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, April 30, 2007

Federal agents bust radical group with "truckloads of explosives and weapons"

Remember those guys in Florida who were allegedly Muslim terrorists trying to blow up the Sears Tower? Or the alleged terrorists with an "advanced" plan to flood Manhattan? Boy, we sure heard a lot about those guys from the White House and every conservative talking head and blogger in the nation. Until it turned out that it was pretty much nothing. No, exactly nothing.

Which is why it seems so strange that this story of a genuine bust of some radicals who were armed to the teeth isn't being touted by BushCo as a shining example of anti-terrorist efforts that work. I mean, really. Just because they were white, right-wing Southerners doesn't mean they should be completely ignored by the press. That's so racist.

Simultaneous raids carried out in four Alabama counties Thursday turned up truckloads of explosives and weapons, including 130 grenades, an improvised rocket launcher and 2,500 rounds of ammunition belonging to the small, but mightily armed, Alabama Free Militia.

Six alleged members of the Free Militia also were arrested by federal authorities and are being held without bond. . . .

Bobo was living with his adoptive parents in the Lancshire Brentwood neighborhood in Trussville, a fairly new subdivision near the Cahaba Project with tree-lined streets and brick homes that cost upward of $600,000. He worked for his family's pest control company.

His red pickup truck, usually parked at the house, displays bumper stickers such as "Welcome to the South, Now Go Home," "The Second Amendment: `You do not know you need it until they come to take it away' - Thomas Jefferson" and "Work Harder, Millions on Welfare Depend on You."

Recommended reading. Especially with BushCo using money and manpower to spy on pacifist groups.