Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Agenda Continues: FBI Raids Christian Militias in Midwest, Syria Urges Palestinian Violence on Same Day


Remember when Barack Hussein Obama would not leave America because of the impending vote on his health care debacle? Remember how important the "messaging" was that he remain stateside for something to which he was so thoroughly tied?

Well, you'll please excuse me if I find it quite curious that today while Obama was overseas on a "surprise visit" to our Armed Forces, news has broken that the FBI conducted raids on a number of Militia camps in the Midwest over this weekend. These camps appear to be affiliated with a group that calls themselves "Hutaree." The group's members describe themselves as Christian soldiers preparing for the arrival and battle with the anti-Christ.

There is at least one video on the Hutaree website showing people conducting what appears to be a military-type drill, and on YouTube there is a Hutaree Channel, offering more of the same.

From The Associated Press:

Michael Lackomar, a spokesman for the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, said one of his team leaders got a frantic phone call Saturday evening from members of Hutaree, a Christian militia group, who said their property in southwest Michigan was being raided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

"They said they were under attack by the ATF and wanted a place to hide," Lackomar said. "My team leader said, 'no thanks.' "

The team leader was cooperating with the FBI on Sunday, Lackomar said. He said SMVM wasn't affiliated with Hutaree, which states on its Web site to be "prepared to defend all those who belong to Christ and save those who aren't."

"We believe that one day, as prophecy says, there will be an Anti-Christ," the group's Web site said. "Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment.

[...]Lackomar said none of the raids focused on his group. Lackomar said about eight to 10 members of Hutaree trained with SMVM twice in the past three years. SMVM holds monthly training sessions focusing on survival training and shooting practice, Lackomar said.

Further information comes from The Detroit News:

One of the Hutaree members called a Michigan militia leader for assistance Saturday after federal agents had already began their raid, Lackomar said, but the militia member -- who is of Islamic decent and had heard about the threats -- declined to offer help. That Michigan militia leader is now working with federal officials to provide information on the Hutaree member for the investigation, Lackomar said Sunday.

"They are more of survivalist group and in an emergency they withdraw and stand their ground. They are actively training to be alongside Jesus," he said.

Sources from the Michigan militia community said one of the FBI raids took place Saturday during a wake for a Hutaree member who had died of natural causes. A Hutaree leader was arrested during the wake while at the same time agents were conducting raids at other locations.

Also worth noting:

Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on Islamic-American Relations of Michigan, made an announcement Sunday during the group's 10th anniversary banquet about receiving a call from a network journalist about the alleged threat against Muslims.

"Don't allow this news to scare you away from practicing your faith," said Walid.

Audible gaps were heard throughout the banquet hall when the news was announced. Walid said he will call local authorities about more information on the allegations. He urged local Muslims to recommitt themselves to their faith in light of the accusations.

According to WXYZ News in Detroit, Federal agents will not comment on the investigation, only saying that they are serving a number of search warrants and that the warrants are sealed. Authorities said they expect to release more information about the investigation early this week.

Excuse me while I am just a bit suspicious of anything that is anti-Christian, involves the Obama administration, and has CAIR involved.

One more note of interest: Today The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Syrian President Bashar Assad urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw from a US-supported peace plan and take up arms against Israel, according to two delegates who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

Coincidence?

Discussion via Memeorandum.

9 comments:

ozzie said...

I heard about this earlier and didn't really hear too much. From the post it just seems like more government infringement on the right to arms. They can declare anyone or any organization a terrorist group and seize their arms and possibly imprison them. This is the reason the patriot act was such an abominable act on America. Volunteering our rights to be taken leaves us defenseless when a person like BHO takes power. No one really expected a fascist from the left and now the guy is a nightmare as he consolidates more power. It's just too bad that the church has been a target of the left for a while. With Obama's blatant attacks veiled by any language mentioning church or religion, the act gets an automatic pass by those who may otherwise object from the left. I look forward to reading more about this as it has been my sentiment that American or "homegrown" organizations would be targeted rather than Islamic terrorists. There has been an increase of movements against the government- caveat emptor. My intuition tells me that the publicity that is attached to many of these is way too much for any true organization that would fit that category as they would inherently understand the value of secrecy and remaining cloaked. American dissenters/activists are being lured and shut down or imprisoned while being labeled as terrorist or violent or inciteful. This is the first taste of much more to come.

ozzie said...

I just have to add that I don't know all the details, so it is possible they were involved in real criminal activity. However, I am not inclined to trust our government....I dunno, maybe I have trust issues.

Soloman said...

ozzie -

I too am anxiously awaiting more facts to surface.

And as you probably noticed by the tone of my piece, I'm slightly less than trusting these days, especially of this administration. I agree with you that this may be proof of the dangers of legislature like the "Patriot Act" which is supposed to be used for only certain purposes, but in the hands of the wrong people in power... well, let's just say I am glad I have nothing to discuss in life that might be incriminating!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

These actions are to persuade the public how evil people with guns are. When you have Democraps in charge ... They want your guns !

Donald Borsch Jr. said...

@Soloman,

Yeah, I'm waiting for more details to surface on this one. Michigan militia, Muslims, etc? Sounds fishy.

Urban Pink said...

Do they seem like they were planning to attack cops just like the Pittsburg dude who actually did in part because he thought Obama wanted to take away his guns? Self-fulfilling prophecies.

Soloman said...

Odie -

Something makes me concerned that you're indeed correct.

Soloman said...

Don -

Obviously today we got some more details, but nothing's certain.

I did a new post on the subject and cross-posted it at CF. I think you'll find it interesting.

Soloman said...

Pink,

As we found out today those are the allegations.

Are those allegations accurate? Hard to say. I don't completely doubt it, but I have trouble trusting this administration's motives, as I described in my most recent post.