Janet Napolitano: Keeping Us Safe From Captain Hutaree

Now, again, kids, don’t be violent.  We’re going to get rid of this administration – or at least neuter it – at the polls.  There’s no need for all sorts of foamy-mouthed Kossing, here.

I say that because, naturally, if I don’t someone will accuse me of grabbing Grampa’s Garand and heading into the north woods, ready to shoot at revenooers.

At any rate, yay for federal law enforcement and all, and goodnesss knows that’s going to come out at trial, but if the news reports are any indication, Big Sis has just “protected” us from the Keystone Militia:


In an indictment unsealed Monday, prosecutors said the group began military-style training in the Michigan woods in 2008, learning how to shoot guns and make and set off bombs.

Shooting guns?  You mean, like 50% of the American people do?

David Brian Stone, 44, of Clayton, Mich., and one of his sons were identified as the ringleaders of the group. Stone, who was known as “Captain Hutaree,” organized the group in paramilitary fashion and members were assigned secret names, prosecutors said. Ranks ranged from “radoks” to “gunners,” according to the group’s Web site.

I’m going to guess they had a secret handshake, to help them tell who was the mole, too.

Prosecutors said Stone had identified certain law enforcement officers near his home as potential targets. He and other members discussed setting off bombs at a police funeral, using a fake 911 call to lure an officer to his death, killing an officer after a traffic stop, or attacking the family of an officer, according to the indictment.

Now, when I first read that bit – that the “militia” planned to draw law enforcement into a huge ambush – I thought “this could have been a serious bunch of people”.  That’s a classic asymmetric tactic.

Why, in the hands of a ruthless, competent insurgency…

After such attacks, the group allegedly planned to retreat to “rally points” protected by trip-wired explosives for a violent standoff with the law.

…oh.  Never mind.

No confirmation on whether they planned to paint huge targets on their foreheads, or go into action with central lines already inserted for the lethal injections.

Hutaree says on its Web site its name means “Christian warrior” and describes the word as part of a secret language that few are privileged to know.

Secret languages.

Oddball internal rituals and ranks.

Inscrutably bobbleheaded strategy.

Janet Napolitano just rounded up the Scientologists.

Of course, this is no laughing matter; threatening to “levy war” is a big deal.

And it’s even less a laughing matter that our government feels the need to make a huge splash over Captain Hutaree and his Christian Avengers at a time when Congress’ Democratic Caucus is actively slandering dissenters with an overwrought, and curiously coordinated, campaign of finding “violence” and “threats” and “racism” under every rock (for which, somehow, no indictments exist; also evidence, other than the kind of thing every dogcatcher and sports reporter in America gets as part of the job).

Fearless prediction:  Look for a brow-furrowing “investigation” of “militias” by Ann Curry.


UPDATE: Let me be clear, here.  The Hutarees seem to have been amateurs – but amateurism is no defense when it comes to charges of conspiracy to murder anyone, much less cops.  The Fort Dix Six were amateurs, and they’re in jail – justifiably so.  Major Hassan (and every other mass-murderer, for that matter) was an amateur, but that doesn’t make his victims any less dead.

My beef isn’t with the FBI or the Feds for investigating or arresting them. 

It’s with the media and the Dems (pardon the redundancy), which seem to be using this episode as part of an ongoing smear of all right-wing dissent.  Last night the local news ran a report about “the militia and Hate Groups in the Twin Cities”; it focused on a doughy guy in a house in Apple Valley who ran a white-supremacist online bookstore.  

And it’s with the Southern Guilt By Association Poverty Law Center being taken seriously as a source on the subject again.  It’s Janet Napolitano’s watchlist, and hordes of semi-literate leftybloggers chanting “Avalance of Violence!  Avalanche of Violence!” like a bunch of demented macaws.

It’s that there are so many smears, happening in so brief a time, so closely tied to an epochal, divisive political event.

That’s the beef.

21 thoughts on “Janet Napolitano: Keeping Us Safe From Captain Hutaree

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  2. One of the defendants expressed anti-tax views during his Monday court hearing.

    Less than three weeks from tax day and an American expressed anti-tax views. Waterboard that bastard.

  3. You’ve got to hand it to the AP. They really don’t believe anyone reads beyond the headline and first paragraph.

    “The mother of another defendant, 33-year-old Jacob Ward, told police in Huron, Ohio, last summer that family members took away his two guns – an AK-47 rifle and a semiautomatic pistol – because she thought he needed mental health treatment.

    Ward told police that he needed to protect himself from members of a crime family that was keeping him from his girlfried, according to Huron police records obtained by the AP. He also said he was going to meet with the CIA.”

    Pretty much states the case. Nutjobs, yes. Relationship to current public protest of HCR, not even close.

    I was interested to learn that the Oklahoma City bombing was “homegrown right-wing extremism of the sort seen in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.” I thought Tim McVeigh was obsessed with the Branch Davidian fiasco. Where does right wing enter the picture? Does this mean that Charles Manson was a right wing extremist because he held the delusion he could start a race war by slaughtering a few white people?

  4. The federal government and Southern Poverty Law Center slueths cleverly detected this long-standing threat to the lives of local police officers . . . that the local cops knew nothing about.

    Does that seem remotely likely?

    Or did the local cops know this bunch of kooks were all hat and no cattle, but the feds needed an Incident to divert attention from the CBO admitting that its health care reform numbers were BS?

    Remember that the Federal officials in charge of the case report to Eric Holder and thus to Barak Obama, the guy who despises bitter clingers.

    At least they got out alive. What, Janet Reno wasn’t available? Louis Freeh all tied up? Shame . . . dead men tell no tales. You’d think a Chicago Pol would know that.


  5. You guys must all be on vacation in Egypt…swimming.

    Not me, Leslie. The link is clear. It’s time to arrest Sarah Palin and throw her in SuperMax, for the good of the country. Breitbart, too. Tired of these seditious bastards and their badmouthing ways.

  6. Remember Richard Jewel, the security guard they tried to pin the Olympic Park bombing on? I remember that the FBI searched his garage and found “bomb making materials” — screws, electrical tape, and pipe.

  7. You guys must all be on vacation in Egypt…swimming.

    Yeah, Leslie, hard to argue with the old “you’re in denial” attack.

    Look, the “Hutarees”, with their secret codes and made-up army ranks and “kill me” grand strategy, allegedly broke some laws. Let’s see it in court.

    But it seems odd that the Apple Dumpling Gang warrants this kind of breathless anxiety and wall-to-wall coverage. Why if it weren’t for politics, this’d be no story at all.

  8. They put their training videos on YouTube….including footage of explosives. Yeah, they’re revolutionary masterminds…you better get the wife and kids into the closet, Leslie!

    Heh…watching them racing around in the woods, I couldn’t help but add a cartoon bubble soundtrack; “Hut..Hut..Hut..Hut”

  9. This is important yes but I read that even other “legitimate” militas in Michigan wanted nothing to do with these people because THEY thought they were wackos. When teh crazees call you crazy you are really insane. Also its amazing that the call this group terrorists (which they are, don’t get me wrong) and refused to call Major Hassan, who actually did kill people, a terrorist. Somehow I think that this is only the beginning.

  10. Janet Napolitano just rounded up the Scientologists.
    Shh! Tom Cruise might find out and get away. After his last movie Travolta prolly turned himself in.

  11. A prediction: All the really bad stuff, like sedition & conspiracy to murder, will be thrown out or plea bargained away because of the involvement of informants & entrapment.
    They’ll get some weapons charges that stick and not much else.
    Of course, on the other hand, they all have public defenders. I don’t think they’ll have much luck getting people to donate to a defense fund.

  12. Les, just because YOU are paranoid doesn’t mean the vast-right-wing-conspiracy isn’t out to get cha.


  13. Terry, your probably right. But it depends on the evidence, these people make the deliverance people look like geniuses. Every one of them looks like they are inbred.

  14. ” Why if it weren’t for politics, this’d be no story at all.”

    Emphasis!, Emphasis!, Emphasis!!!!

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