Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Militia Groups popping up all across the US

When you think it is just a bunch of talk.....

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer – Wed Aug 12, 3:50 am ET Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Militia groups with gripes against the government are regrouping across the country and could grow rapidly, according to an organization that tracks such trends.
The stress of a poor economy and a liberal administration led by a black president are among the causes for the recent rise, the report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says. Conspiracy theories about a secret Mexican plan to reclaim the Southwest are also growing amid the public debate about illegal immigration.
Bart McEntire, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, told SPLC researchers that this is the most growth he's seen in more than a decade.
"All it's lacking is a spark," McEntire said in the report.
It's reminiscent of what was seen in the 1990s — right-wing militias, people ideologically against paying taxes and so-called "sovereign citizens" are popping up in large numbers, according to the report to be released Wednesday. The SPLC is a nonprofit civil rights group that, among other activities, investigates hate groups.
Last October, someone from the Ohio Militia posted a recruiting video on YouTube, billed as a "wake-up call" for America. It's been viewed more than 60,000 times.
"Things are bad, things are real bad, and it's going to be a lot worse," said the man on the video, who did not give his name. "Our country is in peril."
The man is holding an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, and he encourages viewers to buy one.
While anti-government sentiment has been on the rise over the last two years, there aren't as many threats and violent acts at this point as there were in the 1990s, according to the report. That movement bore the likes of Timothy McVeigh, who in 1995 blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City and killed 168 people.
But McEntire fears it's only a matter of time.
These militias are concentrated in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and the Deep South, according to Mark Potok, an SPLC staff director who co-wrote the report. Recruiting videos and other outreach on the Internet are on the rise, he said, and researchers from his center found at least 50 new groups in the last few months.
The militia movement of the 1990s gained traction with growing concerns about gun control, environmental laws and anything perceived as liberal government meddling.
The spark for that movement came in 1992 with an FBI standoff with white separatist Randall Weaver at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. Weaver's wife and son were killed by an FBI sniper. And in 1993, a 52-day standoff between federal agents and the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, resulted in nearly 80 deaths. These events rallied more people who became convinced that the government would murder its own citizens to promote its liberal agenda.
Now officials are seeing a new generation of activists, according to the report. The law center spotlights Edward Koernke, a Michigan man who hosts an Internet radio show about militias. His father, Mark, was a major figure in the 1990s militia movement and served six years in prison for charges including assaulting police.
Last year, officials warned about an increase in activity from militias in a five-year threat projection by the Homeland Security Department.
"White supremacists and militias are more violent and thus more likely to conduct mass-casualty attacks on the scale of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing," the threat projection said.
A series of domestic terrorism incidents over the past year have not been directly tied to organized militias, but the rhetoric behind some of the crimes are similar with that of the militia movement. For instance, the man charged with the April killings of three Pittsburgh police officers posted some of his views online. Richard Andrew Poplawski wrote that U.S. troops could be used against American citizens, and he thinks a gun ban could be coming.
The FBI's assistant director for counterterrorism, Michael Heimbach, said that law enforcement officials need to identify people who go beyond hateful rhetoric and decide to commit violent acts and crimes. Heimbach said one of the bigger challenges is identifying the lone-wolf offenders.
One alleged example of a lone-wolf offender is the 88-year-old man charged in the June shooting death of a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washingt

14 comments:

  1. Militia has a bad name but it is Constitutional. They must attack us because they fear us.


    Pickdog
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  2. I wouldn't believe the Southern Poverty Law Center if they swore on a stack of Bibles that reached God's throne. And to believe the BATFE is to believe the devil himself. And the FBI? Egads, man, you can't believe a word they say, either. All three groups are headed by an un-American racist and they're doing all they can to disuade any from joining/belonging to/starting a militia. Give militia a black eye by connecting them to McVeigh and others. And to portray Randy Weaver as a problematic militiaman when he was entrapped by the dotgov is the most heinous of acts.
    As to the Holocaust Museum: the man wasn't a militiaman, he was a Nazi. There's a huge difference. That is, unless you're a member of the Department of Communist Government Media- then you want to convince everyone that all militia members are Nazi and bad and should be eradicated.
    Department of Homeland Security? Tell me: just why do we need such a department? To stave off attacks from foreign emmisaries? or domestic Militia? The Original Department of Homeland Security is the unorganized militia. It should still be. Would still be were it not for "political correctness" and communist leaders and a commie press. Or a populace of wussies too afraid to miss their football games and reality shows rather than defending their homeland, of standing up for the Red,White and Blue, the Constitution and Liberties warranted by God and that Magnificent Document.
    So, anything put forth by the MSM and SLPC is just that: a bunch of talk slandering the entire militia community, demonizing any who are or would like to be.
    But I sure hope they're right: we are growing by leaps and bounds and soon there won't be any true American who is not a member of a militia unit. Not a communist Nazi organization such as ACORN or any other the racist Dark Lord wants to create.
    Thanks for letting me rant. ;)
    Shy III

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  3. I prefer to call them Mutual Aid Societies, not militias.

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  11. The Southern Poverty Law Center is a notoriously left-wing agenda driven organization. To cite them is to discredit yourself.

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    يتم تنظيف المفروشات بالمنظفات الخاصة بها والتي تحافظ عليها وتزيل الأتربة والبقع المختلفة بدون إتلاف المفروشات، يتم استخدام المنظفات القوية على الأوساخ والصدأ والدهون المختلفة التي تتواجد في الحمامات والمطابخ والأماكن المختلفة، يتم الاهتمام بكل ركن وجزء في الشقة والوصول إلى الأماكن التي يصعب الوصول إليها، ويتم أيضا التنظيف والتعقيم للأماكن والمفروشات المتواجدة في المنزل، وفي النهاية يتم استلام الشقة في أفضل صورة نظيفة ورائحتها جميلة.
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    شركة المستقبل هي شركة رائدة في مجال تنظيف الشقق، الشركة متخصصة في التنظيف والاهتمام بالشقق، فالشركة لديها خبرة طويلة في مجال تنظيف الشقق، والشركة لديها ثقة بينها وبين عملائها وذلك ما جعلها شركة رائدة في مجالات التنظيف المختلفة.
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    الشركة تهتم بالعملاء أولا، يتم تنفيذ كل متطلباتهم بدقة وعلى أسرع وقت ممكن، والشركة تهتم بكل التفاصيل التي تزيد من مستوى الشركة وتزيد أيضا من رضا العملاء الذين يتعاملون
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