FBI raids MI Christian militia group
Apparently the Obama administration has launched an all out attack on a Christian militia group known as the Hutaree. The Detroit News is reporting eight members have been arrested in the raids, seven men and one woman.
The raids took place in three states–Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana–targeting members of the Adrian, MI based group that trains to “defend the testimony” of Jesus Christ in the end times prophesied in the Bible.
Yesterday, a leader of another Michigan militia not targeted by the raids told the media the raids followed threats the group made against Muslims. But today the FBI says the group is charged with conspiring to wage war against the United States.
Those arrested were ordered held without bail today, with a bail hearing scheduled for Wednesday. The charges include sedition, attempts to use weapons of mass destruction, teaching/demonstrating use of explosive materials and two counts of carrying weapons in relation to a crime of violence, though not every member was charged with all of these.
Federal authorities allege the group was planning to murder a local law enforcement official next month, then ambush the funeral procession that would include law enforcement officers from around the country.
That’s the news we have so far, now for the editorial segment on these raids.
First, we’re naturally suspicious of this administration, its actions, and its motives for nearly every move it makes. But, if the charge of planning to murder law enforcement officials is proven in a court of law, we will most certainly be on the side of the FBI and the administration in this case. However, the President’s actions to date make us suspicious that such an operation would coincidentally culminate just days after he crammed an unwanted Socialist domestic policy agenda on the American people.
So we’ll reserve judgment on the rightness or wrongness of these raids for now, but we will keep a watchful eye on the situation.
Since we’re certain after reading the last couple of paragraphs that our liberal readers are thoroughly incensed that we would dare question the motives of the President of the US at a time like this, we remind them the liberal icon Keith Olbermann raised similar questions during the Bush administration.
For now we’ll give Obama’s administration the benefit of the doubt, but the timing still makes us extremely suspicious. We must consider the idea that the President could use this as a means to distract the American people from the health care debate, and to create fear and a desire for protection. Just as liberals did when Bush was in office.
We’ll keep an eye on the situation and keep readers informed.
Tags: Obama, FBI, Hutaree, Militia, Christian, Anti-Christ, Raids, Domestic Terror, War on Terror, Distraction
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