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Militia's Plot Disrupted in Alaska

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    Militia s Violent Plot Disrupted in Alaska By Steve Benen Washington Monthly March 12, 2011
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      Militia's Violent Plot Disrupted in Alaska
      By Steve Benen
      Washington Monthly
      March 12, 2011
      http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/516511/militia%27s_violent_plot_disrupted_in_alaska/#paragraph5


      Four leaders of the Fairbanks-based "Alaska Peacekeeper's Militia" are now in custody, charged with conspiring to commit murder, kidnapping and arson. Their plot, by all accounts, was pretty serious. (thanks to E.D. for the tip)

      Federal agents made extensive recordings of Fairbanks militia members plotting to kill or kidnap judges and Alaska State Troopers and burn their houses, according to documents filed in court Friday. [...]

      The militia members amassed high-powered weaponry, including grenades and .30- and .50-caliber machine guns, with which to carry out retaliatory strikes against law enforcement officials, according to court documents.

      One of the leaders of the militia, Francis "Schaeffer" Cox, was arrested on a gun charge a year ago, but failed to show up for a court appearance. That, apparently, led to what the militia called the "241" (two for one) plan.

      According to the criminal complaint, the militia was supposed to "respond to attempts to arrest or kill [Cox] by responding against state court or law enforcement targets with twice the force and consequences as happened to him or his family. If he was arrested, two state targets would be 'arrested' (kidnapped). If he was killed, two state targets would be killed. If his house was taken, two state target houses would be burned."

      Based on FBI's account, the plot had progressed to the level at which militia members were instructed on where to find three state troopers and a state judge.

      Media Matters added that Cox, who doesn't regard state or federal laws as valid, is part of a "sovereign citizens" movement, which promotes violent resistance to the federal and Alaska state government.

      The arrests come almost exactly a year after the arrests of a Michigan-based Christian militia group, which also intended to target law-enforcement officials.

      And yet House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) refused to expand his investigation of domestic radicals to include anyone other than Muslim Americans.

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