Domestic Terrorism Update: Alabama edition

by matttbastard

Didn’t get around to posting this on Tuesday – AP reports that the members of the Alabama terrorist militia group arrested last week on weapons charges were planning a machine gun assault against local Mexicans, according to a federal agent:

Adam Nesmith, an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified that the five men planned an attack on Mexicans in a small town just north of Birmingham, and went there on a reconnaissance mission April 20.

Nesmith said one of the men told an informant that the group, which calls itself the Alabama Free Militia, saw government agents as “the enemy” and had a standing order to open fire if anyone saw government agents approaching.

Apparently they’re fans of both Lou Dobbs and G. Gordon Liddy.

More from Lindsay Beyerstein and Sadly, No! (OT: Debbie Schlussel makes Ann Coulter seem like an Arabist.)

Via Memeorandum.