MIAMI - A religious fundamentalist [John Jordi] pleaded innocent Wednesday to bomb and weapons charges in an alleged plot to blow up abortion clinics, disloyal churches and gay bars.How about this one?
via the Miami Herald, 26 November 2003
Federal authorities this year mounted one of the most extensive investigations of domestic terrorism since the Oklahoma City bombing, CBS 11 has learned.
Three people linked to white supremacist and anti-government groups are in custody. At least one weapon of mass destruction - a sodium cyanide bomb capable of delivering a deadly gas cloud - has been seized in the Tyler [TX - ed.] area.
Investigators have seized at least 100 other bombs, bomb components, machine guns, 500,000 rounds of ammunition and chemical agents. But the government also found some chilling personal documents indicating that unknown co-conspirators may still be free to carry out what appeared to be an advanced plot. And, authorities familiar with the case say more potentially deadly cyanide bombs may be in circulation.
via the Dallas CBS affiliate
Did you hear that in neither case were the suspects charged with "terrorism" crimes? Jordi was charged with attempted firebombing, spreading information about the plot and possession of an unregistered silencer. The Texas crew was charged with possession of a chemical weapon, lesser weapons charges, and attempting to purchase fake United Nations and Department of Defense identity cards.
And did you hear about how the government's new post-9/11 powers had nothing to do with stopping these nefarious plots? Jordi was turned in by relatives and church members. The Texas plot was discovered after a man who received a misdelivered package from one of the plotters notified the FBI.
So, um, why no terrorism charges? Why no blanket media coverage? You don't suppose that the fact that the criminals are not Muslims have anything to do with it, do you? Nah, surely not. Just keep repeating that, and maybe it will start making sense.