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FBI thwarts militia plot to kidnap Michigan governor

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  1. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

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    1. Six people have been charged with a plot to kidnap the Michigan governor, Gretchen Whitmer, that involves links to a rightwing militia group, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced.

    Another seven people were charged with plotting to target law enforcement and attack the state capitol building. The state attorney general, Dana Nessel, announced additional charges under Michigan’s anti-terrorism law. Seven men, all in custody, are linked to the militia group Wolverine Watchmen.....

    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...lot-kidnap-michigan-governor-gretchen-whitmer

    2. Private militias are armed military groups that are composed of private citizens and not recognized by federal or state governments. Private militias have been formed by individuals in America since the colonial period. In fact, the Revolutionary War against England was fought in part by armies comprising not professional soldiers but ordinary male citizens.

    Approximately half the states maintain laws regulating private militias. Generally, these laws prohibit the parading and exercising of armed private militias in public, but do not forbid the formation of private militias....

    Source: https://law.jrank.org/pages/10067/Second-Amendment-PRIVATE-MILITIAS.html

    3. ....While groups such as the Posse Comitatus existed as early as the 1980s, the movement gained momentum after standoffs with government agents in the early 1990s. By the mid-1990s, such groups were active in all 50 US states, with membership estimated at between 20,000 and 60,000....

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militia_organizations_in_the_United_States

    4. The Intelligence Project identified 576 extreme antigovernment groups that were active in 2019, down from 612 in 2018. Of these groups, 181 were militias...down from 216 in 2018. The remainder included “common-law” courts, publishers, ministries and citizens’ groups. Generally, such groups define themselves as opposed to the “New World Order,” engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing, or advocate or adhere to extreme antigovernment doctrines....

    Source: https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-...MI3pyMsZym7AIVEh4rCh1AhQczEAAYASAAEgIlsPD_BwE

    5. Up to 10,000 cults still exist today in the United States, according to psychologist Steve Eichel, a recognized international cult expert and president of the International Cultic Studies Association. He outlined several ways to identify cults.

    "Most cults are extremely small and very deliberately try to to stay under the radar," Eichel told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. "Unless they commit a crime, unless they do something that draws attention to them--negative attention and criticism to them--we generally don't know about them."...

    Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-to-identify-a-cult-six-expert-tips/

    6. In my opinion, those heavily-armed private militias, secret societies, mafia-type organisations, triads and religious cults are states within a state, akin to dormant cancer cells within the body.

    It is easy for such groups to infiltrate every echelon of the government because:

    (a) It is difficult to check the background of a government official thoroughly to confirm whether or not he is a member of a secret society.

    (b) It is laughable that the so-called presidential advisers are not recruited through national elections as they are supposed to serve the nation, not an individual. Thus it is not surprising to find some of them talking and behaving thuggishly like their master.

    https://thinkamericana.com/cnn-thuggish-trump-thinks-hes-a-king/

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/19/vene-s19.html
     
  2. Centrehalf

    Centrehalf Well-Known Member

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    You put this in the House of Debates. Is there a point you wish to debate?
     
  3. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome to debate it.
     
  4. Centrehalf

    Centrehalf Well-Known Member

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    Debate what? You started out talking about militia in Michigan. Then you brought in cults and religion. Then you gave comments...on several topics. Which topic would you like to debate? Pick one.
     
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