Dodging Bullets …

“I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth.”

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Christopher Hasson (left) with wife and son

Those are the words of Christopher Paul Hasson, a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and white supremacist who was arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home last Friday.  Authorities say he intended to launch a widespread domestic terrorist attack targeting politicians and journalists.

But WAIT!  Weren’t we told that the “national emergency”, the threat to our well-being, our lives and safety was at the southern border, and that the terrorists were Latinos crossing the border from Mexico and Central America?  And before that, weren’t we told that all terrorists were people who came here from the Middle East?  Wait, wait, wait … I need some answers here!  Somebody has obviously lied to us!

The authorities said Mr. Hasson had been amassing supplies and weapons since at least 2017, developed a spreadsheet of targets that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and searched the Internet using phrases such as “best place in dc to see congress people” and “are supreme court justices protected.”Hasson-spreadsheetMr. Hasson served in the Marine Corps from 1988 to 1993. He was then on active duty with the Army National Guard for approximately two years. He began working for the Coast Guard in 2016.  But … we are supposed to be afraid of our Muslim and Hispanic neighbors???  Can somebody find a logical explanation, for I have scratched my head until it bleeds!

Here is a partial list of some of the people Mr. Hasson had in his crosshairs …

  • Richard Blumenthal
  • Cory Booker
  • Chris Cuomo
  • Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Kamala Harris
  • Chris Hayes
  • Van Jones
  • Tim Kaine
  • Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Don Lemon
  • Ari Melber
  • Ilhan Omar
  • Beto O’Rourke
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • John Podesta
  • Joe Scarborough
  • Chuck Schumer
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Maxine Waters
  • Angela Davis

At least five of those names are democratic candidates for president in 2020.  At least four are well-respected, notable journalists.  Others are members of Congress.  This man planned to completely eradicate the most prominent democrats in our government and turn Washington D.C. into total chaos.  And what, I wonder, would Donald Trump or his mouthpiece Sarah Huckabee Sanders have said if he had succeeded in his plot?  What would Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association have had to say?

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Part of the stash found in Hasson’s home

Hasson was also planning to use biological weapons such as the Spanish flu, botulism, and anthrax to “kill almost every last person on the earth” followed by attacks on the food supply.  An email found on his computer said …

“Liberalist/globalist ideology is destroying traditional peoples esp white. No way to counteract without violence. It should push for more crack down bringing more people to our side. Much blood will have to be spilled to get whitey off the couch. Looking to Russia with hopeful eyes or any land that despises the west’s liberalism. Excluding of course the muslim scum. Who rightfully despise the west’s liberal degeneracy.”

Chilled yet?  See, here’s the thing: They caught Christopher Hasson before he could put his plan into action, but how many more are out there?  Yes, sure, he’s a lunatic, a mentally unstable person.  But folks … he was a Lieutenant in the Coast Guard!  He had served in the USMC!  And nobody realized that he was unstable, that he was dangerous, even lethal.  He lived with his wife.  Surely she saw his growing stash of weapons, surely a woman to whom he had been married for decades saw something in his behaviour!

On November 9 2018, just two weeks after the October 27th Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting, police in Washington, D.C. arrested Jeffrey Clark.  Jeffrey and his brother Edward were believed to have ties to the Pittsburgh shooter and Edward had killed himself on the day of the Pittsburgh shooting. When they entered the Clark’s home they found hollow-point bullets, “ballistic vests and helmets,” a “marijuana grow” operation and a Nazi flag. A noose dangled from a bunk bed, a small toy hung by its neck, and a flyer was found promoting the neo-Nazi organization known as Atomwaffen Division.

Jeffrey Clark, according to federal prosecutors, had saluted the killings and had fantasized about killing blacks and Jews himself.  Here is a flyer that was found in Clark’s home …Jeffrey-Clark-flyerAnd let us not forget that last October a Florida man, Cesar Sayoc Jr., sent mail bombs to thirteen democrats including Senator Cory Booker, former Vice-President Joe Biden, actor Robert De Niro, Senator Kamala Harris and former DNI James Clapper.

These are isolated incidents and fortunately thus far none have succeeded in their goal to create chaos, murder and mayhem.  But consider this … all it takes is for one of these people with hate in their heart to succeed.  Sooner or later, if we don’t squelch the hate levels in this nation, if we don’t find ways to unite rather than divide, one of these plots will succeed.  Terrorism?  Yes, this is terrorism at its worst, and the perpetrators are not Muslim immigrants from the Middle-East.  The terrorists are not Latinos fleeing violence in Central America.  The terrorists are U.S.-born citizens with bigotry and hate as their driving force.

Two weeks ago, Donald Trump over-stepped his power and declared a “state of national emergency” as a political ploy to build a wall along our southern border to keep what he refers to as ‘terrorists’ from entering the country.  I’ve got news for him … the real terrorists are already here … they have always been here.cropped-pogo.jpg

*Additional information about Hasson and the charges against him

30 thoughts on “Dodging Bullets …

  1. One thing that we should be thankful for is the ever-watchful individuals that stop these maniacs before they have a chance to carry out their plans. I can’t say for sure, but I tend to think there are many “undercover” folks that are constantly on alert for the crazies.

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    • It’s true that our intelligence agencies and even private citizens have helped alert police before death and disaster in the majority of cases. It was too late for the people in the mosque in Pennsylvania last year, and others, but I think they catch most in time. But, just as the FBI caught most terrorists before they made it into this country, all it took was one group of men to cause chaos and cost nearly 3,000 lives on 9/1/2001. Sooner or later, one slips through. But the bigger point, I think, is … why are we, as a society, so divided and so violent? We both know the complex answers, but … how do we change it?

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  3. There is a National Emergency, but it is not to be found at the southern border. It is in the guise of everyday people going about their lives, while quietly stockpiling an arsenal to wipe out everything they fear and hate. One must begin to wonder what the neighbors are “really” doing behind closed doors…as they may be wondering the same thing. Thank-you!

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    • Sadly, yes. Go to the grocery store, out to a restaurant, and look around at the people. Any one might be “packing heat”, any one may have a chip on their shoulder or a plan for murder and mayhem. And yet, they don’t look any different than anybody else. They have no red ‘R’ on their forehead. Sigh. But this is what Trump and Co want … they want us to become fearful and untrusting of one another, to be isolated. Sigh.

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  4. There’s just so much evil out there, people prepared to kill to prove a point or to promote whiteness, to people prepared to cheat in getting unused absentee votes at an election……and still only had 905 more votes.And there are the people who use twitter to constantly critisize others for wrongdoing but never their own, and will create fictions to scare people into agreeing the need for a fence between the US and Mexico. I think maybe the Native American should send everyone back where they came from and then they can choose who to let in.
    Cwtch

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    • So much evil out there … so many people eager to hate any who aren’t just like them … so many willing to do whatever they can in order to assure their own place in the world order, including eradicating those of us who are different. And a nation that is happy to provide weapons/guns to any who want them, regardless of qualifications or mental capacity. Sigh. Is it really any wonder when a person slips into the rabbit hole? Frankly, the Native Americans should never have let the Europeans land on the shores of their land. I’m sure they’ve regretted it ever since, but too late now … the idiots have taken root,and like all weeds, their roots are deep, prickly and difficult to remove. Sigh.
      Cwtch

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  5. Chilling. And more of these people are going to start surfacing. I am reminded of an old 1977 movie called ‘Telefon.’ The plot twisted around deactivated secret agents who had been programmed to respond to a telephone call code… As soon as they heard the code, they went out to kill and then shot themselves (if I remember it correctly).

    Life has become very dangerous.

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  6. Dear Jill
    Is there any real chance of ending this level of hatred and bigotry? If we try to show them love, we are weak. If we rail against them, we are the bigots. If we actually fight, we are violent. THEY are always right, WE are always wrong.
    I hate to say it that way, but this is the language we are being forced to use.
    Even worse, we want to BUILD a world, they want to BE the world.

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    • Yes, just as there is a national emergency, but it sits in the White House, not at the southern border, there are real terrorists, but then are not coming from outside the country … they were born here and feel a false sense of ‘entitlement’.

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