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Georgia men charged with plotting to make ricin
Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011 | Colleen Jenkins

Posted on 11/01/2011 7:22:07 PM PDT by markomalley

Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested four Georgia men accused of plotting to buy explosives and produce a deadly biological toxin to attack fellow U.S. citizens and government officials.

The Justice Department said the men were members of a fringe domestic militia group and had planned to manufacture ricin for use in their attacks.

The men attended meetings starting in March where they discussed carrying out crimes, including murder, in order to undermine federal and state government, prosecutors said. The targets included local police, federal government buildings and employees of agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service.

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At a meeting at Thomas' house in March, Thomas said he had enough weapons to arm everyone at the table and that he had compiled a "Bucket List" of government employees, politicians, corporate leaders and media members he felt needed to be "taken out" to "make the country right again," according to court documents.

"There is no way for us, as militiamen, to save this country, to save Georgia, without doing something that's highly, highly illegal. Murder," Thomas said during the meeting, court records show.

During a meeting in September, Crump said he wanted to make 10 pounds of ricin and disperse it in various U.S. cities, according to prosecutors. Authorities said he described one scenario in which the toxin would be blown from a car traveling on Atlanta highways.

(Excerpt) Read more at old.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Georgia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: biological; bucketlistgang; domesticterrorism; militia; ricin; toxin

1 posted on 11/01/2011 7:22:08 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Saw this earlier tonight, online elsewhere.
What “group” were these people involved with?
2 posted on 11/01/2011 7:26:49 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: sarasmom

Didn’t that last “militia group” have all their charges dropped and faded away into a politically correct sunset?


3 posted on 11/01/2011 7:28:34 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: markomalley

It’s like a return the 60’s and 70’s. Read an article about the Red Brigade rising in Italy today, OWS national strikes and healthy doses of terrorism.

Of course OWS looks more like Jim Jones gang before the koolaid.


4 posted on 11/01/2011 7:29:18 PM PDT by steveyp
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To: markomalley

Its only going to get crazier from here...

Prepare for 2012 to be a strange year indeed.


5 posted on 11/01/2011 7:32:23 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: NMCicero
Prepare for 2012 to be a strange year indeed.

Ruby Ridge redux?

6 posted on 11/01/2011 7:34:53 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley
"Bucket List" of government employees, politicians, corporate leaders and media members he felt needed to be "taken out" to "make the country right again," according to court documents.

Hard to argue with some of their thinking.

:)

7 posted on 11/01/2011 7:43:55 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: 2111USMC

He left out judges and lawyers.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 7:48:02 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: markomalley
I've been watching cases like these, and I have a pertinent question:

Which one of these "right wingers" was the FBI plant?

9 posted on 11/01/2011 7:59:10 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: danielmryan

“Which one of these “right wingers” was the FBI plant?”

The one that called everyone to the meating and shared with them his plan.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 8:32:32 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: markomalley

OK wait. He said he had enough weapons to arm everyone at the table. How many was that? Four? Everybody in the state of GA could do that. As a long time Georiga gal I put forth with confidence that there are few if any Georgia boys who could produce an edible meatloaf much less 10 lbs of Ricin. Puhleeeeze!!!

This is just an updated version of the old game of militia gotcha!!! Look out for the big bad militia. What a crock.


11 posted on 11/01/2011 8:38:28 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Dogbert41
The one that called everyone to the meating and shared with them his plan.

So you've been following these cases too.

12 posted on 11/01/2011 8:40:38 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: danielmryan

If I had few scruples, I could make a good living doing the same thing...


13 posted on 11/01/2011 8:43:37 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: markomalley
Ruby Ridge redux?

My pet theory is that some small town or county is going have a standoff with the feds.

Whatever happens, I think Millennialist fever is going hit this country hard next year. The 2012 crowd are going to get all wacky.

14 posted on 11/01/2011 9:14:39 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: markomalley
"While many are focused on the threat posed by international violent extremists,...

...who have been heavily armed by the ATF, FBI, DEA, DOJ, DHS, CIA, ICE and the State Dept.

15 posted on 11/01/2011 9:39:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: danielmryan
"Which one of these "right wingers" was the FBI plant? "

Exactly. I had an FBI agent tell me that whenever there is a group like this with two or more people in it, one is an FBI agent.

16 posted on 11/01/2011 9:40:52 PM PDT by blam
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To: markomalley
Georgia Men Arrested, Charged Plotting to Purchase Explosives, Silencer and to Make a Bio Toxin
17 posted on 11/01/2011 9:43:42 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I propose that we call them the Bucket List Gang for the purpose of tagging this story with a keyword.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 9:48:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: NMCicero
"My pet theory is that some small town or county is going have a standoff with the feds. "

Maybe this one?

Sheriffs discuss challenges they believe rural communities face

19 posted on 11/01/2011 9:51:11 PM PDT by blam
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To: TigersEye

Fine by me. Someone on the thread linked in post #17 suggested ‘Sunshine Boy’s’.


20 posted on 11/01/2011 9:55:32 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam; Georgia Girl 2

I prefer “Meatloaf Militia”.


21 posted on 11/01/2011 11:58:37 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Dogbert41

makes us wonder, that is for sure.


22 posted on 11/02/2011 5:48:55 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Yehuda

LOL!!


23 posted on 11/02/2011 6:58:15 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SuzyQue

Are you referring to the Hutaree? Because the answer is no. They did not have their charges dropped. The trials are currently on-going. In fact, one of them just plead guilty today:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/iteam&id=8415879


24 posted on 11/02/2011 10:51:22 AM PDT by ak3647
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To: Georgia Girl 2; Clemenza; rmlew; firebrand; Dutchie

( : >)

Up here in NYC we’d have to name it the Meatballs and Matzah Militia!


25 posted on 11/02/2011 4:55:39 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

LOL!!!


26 posted on 11/02/2011 8:22:24 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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