FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Occupiers, NATO, Chicago, & Molotov cocktails.
You know how this ends.
Three out-of-state men arrested in a Bridgeport apartment raid days before the NATO summit were charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism, providing material support for terrorism and possession of an explosive or incendiary device, their attorney and police said early Saturday.
The arrests were the result of a month-long investigation into a group suspected of making Molotov cocktails — crude bombs usually created by filling glass bottles with gasoline, according to law enforcement sources and police records obtained by the Tribune.
Can’t do it, huh?
Yeah, well, neither can I. These winners are getting represented by the National Lawyers Guild – you’d think that the Chicago Tribune might have mentioned that the NLG is a far-Left group that never met a group of America-hating would-be mass murderers that it didn’t like – and are claiming that their bomb-making equipment – excuse me; alleged bomb-making equipment – is actually for home-brewing beer. Plus, it’s all a fascist plot to go after peaceful protesters! Jack-booted THUGS! OFF THE PIGS! OFF THE PIGS! …Oops.
More seriously, and my cynicism aside, these people are innocent until proven guilty – despite their choice of representation by freedom-hating fanatics, their apparent affiliation with a movement that is increasingly under the sway of a different, more violent group of freedom-hating fanatics, and even their proximity to an event that pretty much everybody is assuming will come under literal assault by various groups of freedom-hating fanatics. It could even be true that Chicago cops really can’t tell home-brewing equipment from bomb-making equipment. Fair’s fair: just because the hardcore Progressive Left can’t stand my country’s and my culture’s values doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t respect those values, myself. Still, and again: is anybody here surprised that arrests were made involving Occupiers and incendiary devices? I mean, is anybody REALLY surprised? Particularly after Occupy Cleveland’s May Day bridge bombing attempt; we all knew that more outrages could occur from those people.
I mean, it’s not like they’re Tea Partiers or anything.
Moe Lane (crosspost)