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Oldem

(833 posts)
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 10:58 AM Feb 2021

Georgia militias forming alliances. Some are MTG-related.

The linked article details who these people are and how they are coalescing. They liken themselves to an “IRA/ Sinn Féin type scenario.” I can't help thinking that these are semi grown-up boys playing at war, in search of a cause. I imagine secret meetings and passwords. I don't think they have a prayer against the FBI and related law enforcement, as well as the military. But that holds only if law enforcement and the military don't actually abet them, and we've already seen some of that. The other problem is that more people might die. The Atlanta Journal/Constitution gives us fair warning.

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Georgia militias forming alliances. Some are MTG-related. (Original Post) Oldem Feb 2021 OP
Despite the presence of extremists Turin_C3PO Feb 2021 #1
Surely, you're right. Oldem Feb 2021 #6
There will extensive infiltration by federal informers and agents. roamer65 Feb 2021 #2
IRA? Well I denounce them strongly. (UVF etc as well) mwooldri Feb 2021 #3
That can't be right gratuitous Feb 2021 #4
Alliances. Some call that conspiracy. C_U_L8R Feb 2021 #5

Turin_C3PO

(13,497 posts)
1. Despite the presence of extremists
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 11:00 AM
Feb 2021

in law enforcement and military, most wouldn’t aid the militias against the government.

Oldem

(833 posts)
6. Surely, you're right.
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 11:37 AM
Feb 2021

But I'd be appalled if ANY of them abetted the lawless. And some already have. Not only that, the courts have helped them, too. Time after time, rioters arrested back in their home states have been released on their own recognizance by local judges and magistrates. DC Federal judges have stepped in and directed they be held until trial. The pentagon refused to send the National Guard to quell the riot on 1/6. And when they did finally send the Guard, they issued orders that prevented any actual interference with the rioters. I know that was the dump Defense Department, and there's a ne sheriff in town. But what if there's a riot in GA or any other state with a repug governor? Will those toads be quick to send in the Guard to save innocent lives?

mwooldri

(10,276 posts)
3. IRA? Well I denounce them strongly. (UVF etc as well)
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 11:14 AM
Feb 2021

And if these militia start using IRA tactics well I will denounce them too.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
4. That can't be right
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 11:18 AM
Feb 2021

Didn't these folks hear Kevin McCarthy say that Rep. Greene had totally walked back some of her remarks? Surely they wouldn't be so crass as to listen to what Marjorie said and posted publicly while screening out what McCarthy said she said privately?

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