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Yes, it was an atrocity. You don't have to like the guy to acknowledgr the severity of the governments actions and the implications they brought with it. And the guy was not AB, nor was he in the World Aryan Congress. He attended a couple white national events, but he was no member. Also, he would have gone peacefully except the government jerked around his court date for illegal firearm sales. It was set almost a year ahead of when they wound up moving it to, and then a government official sent him the wrong court date which stated that it was for a month after it actually was causing him to miss it thereby getting him indicted on missing court. Then it all gets complicated. Sometime later they intended to arrest him covertly, and shot his dog when it started barking. Hence the start of the 11 day event. Sure, he should jave surrendered, but the governmwnt's role is equally as bad. And it speaks to how they might do anyone.
originally posted by: Painterz
Was Ruby Ridge an atrocity? The guy was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood and the World Aryan Congress.
Waco was certainly bad if you were a Branch Davidian.
Not sure either of those rank up alongside genocides... If we want to pick some atrocity inflicted by the US government, what about what has been done to Iraq and Afghanistan? Millions dead.
originally posted by: LookingForABetterLife
Let's never forget the genocide brought upon the natives to this land by the European. Killing, raping, slavery, forced changes to their religious beliefs and the outright stealing of there lands.
It's time for the US to give up trying to be a nation of the people and for the people and to give it back to those of us who can call ourselves American Indians.