All I did was cut and paste/reorder some stuff from the latest CNN article…….
“This is not about militias or a group of militias, but about a group conspiring against the U.S. who have shared beliefs that the New World Order elitists are in charge and seek to have one world government and is working with the U.S. government,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet said in his opening statement.
The only bombs built by the defendants were apparently made from cardboard tubes containing explosive material — no shrapnel — and used in demonstrations and training, Waterstreet said, citing videos.
At another point, Sickles told the undercover agent he was planning to make the plastic explosive C-4, but Sickles then incorrectly described his plans to make it, Waterstreet said.
The undercover agent helped the group’s members build explosives, Waterstreet said.
Defense attorneys complained that, because the undercover agent himself was not in court, they could not cross-examine him.
The undercover agent recorded the speech, and the government on Wednesday played in court what it said was a copy of the recording.
“America is the land of the free, but every day we see another Ruby Ridge,” the speaker in the recording said, referring to the Idaho site of a 1992 confrontation between federal agents and the Randy Weaver family. “They see us as little people; we need to stand up and say ‘No.’ ”
The speaker added that the Hutaree “will fight along anyone who sees the New World Order as the enemy.”
“Our goal is a free nation without tyranny. We need to quit playing this game. The time to strike has come. Welcome to the new revolution,” the speaker in the recording said.
The nine have been charged with seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence.
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