(Arabic names added by me)
A good place to start on this story is from an AP dispatch from yesterday, with my comments added. Warning: This is quite long for a blog post.
Sometimes this is called a "fishing expedition", especially by the supporters of these groups. In reality, the FBI probably had actionable evidence to justify the searches (noted farther down) and they were looking for more evidence.
Probably the same thing
No, what is outrageous is that you have the notion that you can go assist any terrorist group you like and think that calling yourself by the right sham name gives you some sort of immunity.
Helping terrorists is wrong, Joe. Seriously, if you want to help out then renounce your US citizenship and go to their country and help them there.
Codeword alert: "Social Justice" pretty much means other people have stuff and the way to get it is to steal it. Being committed is not a crime here, this is true. If "Supporting Social Justice" ends up being a charge in court, I am with you on that one getting kicked out. I think they will get charged with something else.
Not a rhyming chant writer among them! What sort of activist group is this anyway?
I declare Bob Hearst the money quote winner of the article.
There is a key. The US, where these people are operating from, has essentially declared the groups these people like helping "outlaws" and helping them lands you into trouble. It is not a difficult concept for normally functioning people to understand. Just because you think your bank robbing buddy you are hiding in your basement, or taking food to his hideout, is a good guy does not absolve you of assisting a wanted felon. It really does not matter what you think of banks, bankers, capitalists or anything else.
It looks like they are fishing in the right spot.I do think that law has some overly broad passages and it does not look like anything overly broad was used here. Kelly's attorney is pretty funny. If what he was saying was true a lot more than six warrants would have been served.
Maybe if you didn't take such expensive trips paying rent might not be so hard.
Interesting how this "broad net" "fishing expedition" left alone an organization that split from the terrorist supporters.
How can I take any "revolutionary" organization seriously if they suddenly were not doing anything "wrong" as soon as the cops show up?
Just a wild guess here, they probably traveled more often and under different names than the ones given here in the AP story.
Finally, there is something mentioned in this article that they did that was perfectly fine and legal.
I spoke too soon.
No arrests, yet.
Prediction: If charges are brought against this bunch, they will claim to be "political prisoners" just like Sirhan Sirhan (سيرهان سيرهان) was tagged by Bill Ayers (بيل يَرس) in a book dedication.
I am including that passage as a companion to the article above. Bill Ayers and the people who were served warrants by the FBI in the first story are of the delusional mindset that they can do whatever they want and their actions should have no consequences against them. Maybe the people in the AP story were not actually throwing bombs. However, any support given to terrorist groups only serves to strengthen them.
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