Former CDC/USDA/Navy Accused of Terror-Assassination Attempt
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
In one of the strangest plots in recent years, a group of former Agriculture and Center for Disease Control Employees stand accused of attempting to poison Atlanta and murder select government employees in what they term an attempt to restore constitutional authority.
The press releases on this are both credible sounding and well prepared, particularly after the Federal Government has been recently caught with its “pants down” on earlier terror plots, ones it may well have planned itself. This one makes no sense at all.
The most recent video available, more to follow:
The reported targets, other than Atlanta residents, were to be federal judges, prosecutors and “unnamed others.”
What we actually know thus far?
From the New York Times:
The men, all aged 65 and over, were recorded telling an F.B.I.
informant that they wanted to kill federal judges, Internal
Revenue Service employees and agents of the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to court documents.
“There is no way for us, as militiamen, to save this country, to save
Georgia, without doing something that’s highly, highly illegal: murder,” one of
those charged, Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, Ga., was recorded telling the
“When it comes time to saving the Constitution, that means some people have
got to die,” he said.
From ABC news we have the following:
Thomas’ wife, Charlotte, called the charges “baloney.”
“He spent 30 years in the U.S. Navy. He would not do anything against his
country,” she said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.
Thomas is accused of driving to Atlanta with a confidential informant on May
24 and scoping out an Internal Revenue Service building there and an ATF
building “to plan and assess for possible attacks,” the indictment states.
“We’d have to blow the whole building, like Timothy McVeigh,” Thomas said
during the Atlanta trip, referring to the man executed for bombing a federal
building in Oklahoma City, the indictment states.
The story “Absolved” is by Mike Vanderboegh, a former Alabama militia leader
who drew broader attention in 2010 when he urged people opposed to federal
health care legislation to throw bricks through the windows of Democratic Party
offices. Several such incidents occurred after Vanderboegh’s call.
Vanderboegh wrote on his blog Wednesday that his book, about a deadly federal
gun raid on the wrong target and the resistance that builds from that, was
fiction and meant as a “useful dire warning.” He said he was skeptical about the
Georgia case and called the alleged militia “pretty geriatric.”
Charlotte Thomas said her husband was arrested in a restaurant in Cornelia,
Ga., and federal agents were at her home when she returned from the grocery
store Tuesday afternoon. She said the agents wouldn’t let her in her home.
“They tore up my house,” Charlotte Thomas said.
She said her husband doesn’t have an attorney yet.
Margaret Roberts of Toccoa said FBI agents showed up with a search warrant
and went through her home, handcuffing her and taking a computer and other
items. She said her husband is retired from the sign business and lives on
“He’s never been in trouble with the law. He’s not anti-government. He would
never hurt anybody,” she said.
We know what “they” tell us.
Welcome to that world.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.