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    The Republicans fueled it sure, it was a subcategory of their Clinton-hate strategy.  Look, it is definitely a problem of great concern that there are hundreds of groups out there with thousands of members who convince themselves of the most hateful and paranoid conspiracy theories and also have themselves huge arsenals.  But, on the other hand, this phenomonen has been around for over 10 years now and there hasn't really been a whole lot of voilence associated with it.  

    Members here and there act out and the militias are a contributing factor, but the organizations themselves aren't launching premeditated, coordinated attacks like a true terrorist group would, like the KKK used to.  The biggest act of violence associated with them is Oklahoma City and that was the responsibility of two guys who had been kicked out of one or more militias, so there is a bit of self-screening going on here.  

    Most of these guys are just losers who like to feel they are in the know and are prepared to be the next George Washington when the U.N. paratroopers drop into Lansing.  Look how Moore depicts them in Bowling for Columbine, I think it's pretty accurate.  

    •  News to keep us Pacified yet Scared (none)
      Three people -- William Krar, a small-time arms dealer with connections to white supremacists; Krar's common-law wife, Judith L. Bruey; and Edward S. Feltus, the man who was supposed to have received the forged documents -- pleaded guilty in the case in November.

      At most, the critics say, increased attention to this case could have brought more answers.

      Arms cache in Texas leads to convictions but few answers
      Critics fault focus on foreign threats

      At the least, they say, if the defendants in this case had been people with foreign backgrounds or Muslims, U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft himself would have announced the arrests and the guilty pleas.

      Instead, details of the case were revealed in a half-page press release sent to local media.

      Officials say the case was at one point included in President Bush's daily security briefings, but it remains virtually unknown outside East Texas -- even though, critics point out, it represents an instance in which federal authorities discovered a weapon of mass destruction.
      It's because we have people like ASScroft and others who have a warped sense of reality. I wonder if puppets like Rice and Powell sleep well at nite knowing they work with these people.

      "If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you suck seed."--Curly Howard

      by JackAshe on Mon Aug 09, 2004 at 10:13:37 AM PDT

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