Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

As Donald Trump and his supporters ramp up their allegations that the U.S. presidential election will be rigged, an arrest in Kansas last week offers some disturbing evidence that fears about post-election violence and unrest may be warranted.

More

Alternate links: Google News | Twitter

Curtis Wayne Allen, Patrick Eugene Stein, and Gavin Wayne Wright, members of a small militia group calling itself "the Crusaders," were arrested on Friday and charged with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas. That complex is home to a large number of Somali immigrants -- most of them employees at a local meatpacking plant -- with one apartment being used as a mosque.

The men had been surveilling the building but weren't too subtle about it.

The men were allegedly planning to use bombs similar to those used by Timothy McVeigh in the 1995 Oklahoma City attack, and the attack was planned for Nov. 9, the day after the election. According to the complaint, the men had hoped their terrorist action would "wake up" the country.

Comments

Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

Four in 10 Americans now believe that the election may be rigged, and obviously most of them aren't as willing to be violent or as extreme as these men. But given the pitch of the rhetoric right now, it's hard to believe these three are the only ones who might feel the urge to take matters into their own hands if they think the election has been stolen.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-10-19 11:08 AM | Reply

I'm glad they caught these guys but the attempt to connect this incident to the election was sloppy at best.

#2 | Posted by Sully at 2016-10-19 11:15 AM | Reply

the attempt to connect this incident to the election was sloppy at best.

The men were allegedly planning to use bombs similar to those used by Timothy McVeigh in the 1995 Oklahoma City attack, and the attack was planned for Nov. 9, the day after the election. According to the complaint, the men had hoped their terrorist action would "wake up" the country.

Oops!

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-10-19 11:19 AM | Reply

Four in 10 Americans now believe that the election may be rigged,

20% still believe Obama was born in Kenya, including Trump.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-19 11:21 AM | Reply

If there are any protests, they will not be shot by the police, since they are conservatives.

#5 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-10-19 11:22 AM | Reply

25% of Americans think the sun revolves around the Earth.

www.npr.org

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-19 11:23 AM | Reply

It's going to be interesting to see white people riot for a change. No beer display in any convenience store in Dixie will be safe.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2016-10-19 11:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#5 And most likely white.

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-19 11:38 AM | Reply

#7 The stock of Meister Brau will be cleaned out.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-19 11:38 AM | Reply

If there are any protests, they will not be shot by the police, since they are conservatives.

#5 | POSTED BY NUTCASE

If they occur in Wisconsin, the leaders of the riots Will be the cops.

A Wisconsin sheriff who supports Donald Drumpf says it's time to respond to government and media corruption not with words but with "pitchforks and torches."

Sheriff David Clarke Jr. of Wisconsin's Milwaukee County makes the assertion in a Saturday posting on Twitter. He illustrates his point with a photo showing angry people with clubs and torches.

In the tweet, Clarke writes: "It's incredible that our institutions of gov, WH, Congress, DOJ, and big media are corrupt & all we do is bitch. Pitchforks and torches time."

www.kctv5.com

#10 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-19 11:43 AM | Reply

Baltimores DeRay is ready to riot, the leaked tweets and emails show his BLM branch is hoping to disrupt the elections in hope that Obama suspends them and stays on for a third term while the election is reorganized in the future...

And seeing the violence this election cycle, Chicago, Anaheim, etc... its more likely the left will turn violent no matter the result.

#11 | Posted by aescal at 2016-10-19 12:04 PM | Reply

its more likely the left will turn violent no matter the result.

#11 | Posted by aescal at 2016-10-19 12:04 PM | Reply

We can ask them after they are arrested who they liked in the election.

There'll be no riots where I live in Texas: There is no "Left", and no one with any great love of Donald Trump.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2016-10-19 12:57 PM | Reply

Oops!

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-10-19 11:19 AM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah, that was the sloppy attempt I referred to. What is your point?

They didn't pick the day of the election. They didn't say what they are going to wake up the country from. What does this have to do with the election?

#13 | Posted by Sully at 2016-10-19 01:14 PM | Reply

20% still believe Obama was born in Kenya, including Trump.

#4 | Posted by 726

Right out of your Hershey highway.

#14 | Posted by Sniper at 2016-10-19 01:57 PM | Reply

The democrats are afraid of the circle being closed around them.

What comes around goes around...

#15 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-10-20 08:58 PM | Reply

The democrats are afraid of the circle being closed around them.

LOL

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2016-10-20 10:37 PM | Reply

Trump supporters come in a few flavors, neither are much of a threat.
Amoral greed heads that would never take personal risks when they can buy the laws they want.
Cowardly racists that are all talk, they might stroke out, but otherwise harmless.
Moronic violent losers that are more likely to shoot themselves or get caught blabbing their plans that do any harm.

#17 | Posted by bored at 2016-10-21 12:47 AM | Reply

Yes Bored, we see the Democrats are very experienced with inciting riots...

#18 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-10-21 11:04 AM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2016 World Readable

-->
Drudge Retort