On Tuesday, federal law enforcement authorities arrested four Georgia senior citizens for allegedly plotting to kill government officials and spread terror with guns, explosives and the toxin ricin (video below).
The FBI says that four members of a Georgia militia used a book, 'Absolved,' written by Fox News 'expert' Mike Vanderboegh (pictured) as a basis for a plot to commit domestic terrorism.
“The plot of 'Absolved' involves small groups citizens attacking United States federal law enforcement representatives and federal judges,” special agent David Wylie explained.
Frederick Thomas, Samuel Crump, Ray Adams and Dan Roberts, who together called themselves the “Covert Group,” hatched the plot over the phone, at residences and at a Toccoa, Georgia Waffle House.
“There is no way for us, as militiamen, to save this country, to save Georgia, without doing something that’s highly, highly illegal: murder. When it comes time to saving the Constitution, that means some people have got to die,” Thomas was recorded telling a government informant, reports the New York Times.
At one meeting, Roberts claimed to be in contact with a man named “Sammy” who had the experience and the ingredients necessary for manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin.
“What I’d like to do is make about 10 pounds of that,” Crump allegedly told him. “Put it out in different cities at the same time: Washington, DC; maybe Newark, NJ; Atlanta, GA; Jacksonville, FL; New Orleans.”
“That other kind, one pound can kill 30 million people,” Crump asserted. “We need somebody to back us with some damn money so we can make that other shit.”
As for Vanderboegh, in a 2010 blog post, he called on the opponents of health care reform to break the windows of Democratic officals.
“All of my work has been trying to get people to understand that a civil war is possible,” Vanderboegh said to WIAT-TV last year. “When a system becomes tyrannical, it is lawful, it is quote — unquote — constitutional, the way that they are perverting it and turning it. To be law abiding in such a system is no virtue.”
“To further push us back from our rights after we have said we will not back up, then you must understand that if you cannot persuade us, if you cannot intimidate us then you must kill us. But remember, we’ll shoot back. We’ll shoot back. No Fort Sumters, no Oklahoma Cities. We will sit and wait to see what they decide and if health care is worth the deaths of some of us to Nancy Pelosi, she will rue the day. She will rue the day because she is starting a fight that she cannot win."