Large FBI, Homeland Security Operation Targets Militias in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio

On Saturday night the FBI and Homeland Security conducted what was described as a “major” operation against the Michigan militia.

As of Sunday morning, the operation was not reported by national media, although it was covered by local media in Michigan.

“The FBI was conducting raids Saturday night at multiple locations in southeast Michigan,” WXYZ News in Detroit reported last night. “Action News has learned Homeland Security and the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force is also involved in a major operation.”

The feds would not tell WXYZ “who they were targeting or where, but the FBI has set up a command center at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department in Ann Arbor, where they have brought in two satellite trucks and a radio tower.”

“Several media outlets report that the FBI conducted raids on Saturday night and Sunday morning at several locations in Washtenaw and Lenewee counties. In its Sunday morning broadcast, Channel 7 Action News reports that Homeland Security and the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force are also involved in the raids, possibly connected to the Michigan Militia. A command center has been set up at the Washtenaw Sheriff’s department,” reported the Ann Arbor Chronicle.

“There is still a lot about this case we don’t know,” reported Action News reporter Kim Craig (see second video below), “and hope to find out later today, but there does seem to be a connection to the Michigan Militia.” The FBI and Homeland Security used “a small army” against a house in Adrian, Michigan.

It appears raids are being conducted in Hammond, Indiana, and Sandusky, Ohio, as well

“Hammond police assisted with an FBI raid Saturday evening in the Indiana city, but federal officials would not release any details,” Chicago Breaking News Center reported.

FBI, Homeland Security, and agents from the Sandusky Police, Erie County Sheriff’s deputies, agents from Toledo Police Bomb Squad and Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s K9 Unit conducted an operation in Ohio. “Some officers in green uniforms carried large automatic rifles,” the Sandusky Register reports this morning. An FBI spokesman said warrants were sealed in federal court and he could not release any information until after the suspects appear in court Monday.

The Michigan Militia website reports today that the group has not been raided. “We do nothing illegal, ” a headline on the website states. “Both The Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia and the staff of condemn attacks or threats of any sort directed against our elected representatives. We also condemn those who would use these attacks to further their agenda. If you don’t like your representatives, then recall them or elect someone else, or hell, run for office yourself. We also urge all representatives to obtain and read a copy of The Constitution,” the site explains.

The original Michigan Militia was formed in response to the federal government’s mass murder in Waco, Texas, and the murder of Randy Weaver’s family at Ruby Ridge in Idaho. The Michigan Militia came to national attention in1995 when the corporate media erroneously associated Timothy McVeigh to the group.

Last April, the Department of Homeland Security released a report on “rightwing extremism” that warned of militia violence. The DHS report followed similar reports issued by MIAC and the Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment Center. The MIAC report claimed supporters of Ron Paul, Chuck Bladwin, and Bob Barr are domestic terrorists.


The corporate media has reported on the raids. “The FBI confirmed to Local 4 [in Adrian, Michigan] that there were several law enforcement activities in the Lenawee/Washtenaw County area late Saturday night,” reports MSNBC. “Michigan State Police said the raids are not terror related, but would not comment further.”

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Comment by truth on April 29, 2010 at 11:45am
Ok Denise, videos saved, and will be posted some where soon. Sorry about the long delay!
Comment by Jeff on March 30, 2010 at 11:27pm
90% is bad, 10% is good.

Seems to me it's a book that has proven it's worthlessness time and again, much like government. Perhaps we should keep the 10% of government too? Which part of George Bush would you retain?
Comment by Jeff on March 30, 2010 at 5:10pm
I'm not sure from your remarks that you even understand Anarchy. It's the belief that government isn't a necessary social construct, and it isn't.

Atheism is the belief that God doesn't exist. After extensive life experience and study of religion, if interpreted properly which it rarely is, I see that it has great value but I fail to see the proof that God exists and the proof that the bible was written by man, and terrible men at that is right there in between the pages. Religion is great when interpreted properly but when people start distorting it and begin to believe in the End Of Times, converting the bible, morphing it actually into a prediction of the future, it becomes detrimental to humanity. Besides that, it's filled with page after page of misogyny, rape, murder and slavery and it's really a fools guide to life.
Comment by Billybob Cornfed on March 30, 2010 at 3:32pm
Yep, I could not agree more -
Comment by Jeff on March 30, 2010 at 3:18pm

and acceptance and tolerance, of everyone.
Comment by Billybob Cornfed on March 30, 2010 at 3:16pm
Yep...three times agreeing with u is a are correct.
Comment by Jeff on March 30, 2010 at 3:15pm
And if the Christians, Muslims and Atheists don't unite they'll kill all of us by dividing us. We'll be divided and conquered and we're damn close already.
Comment by Jeff on March 30, 2010 at 3:13pm
“Happy are the poor in spirit, the humble.”
“Happy are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
"Happy are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
“Happy are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
“Happy are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”

All written by the elite to enslave the masses. To make them happy in their misery.
Comment by Jeff on March 30, 2010 at 3:11pm
Here's another great bible quote and the real problem is that there are hundreds of them:

Meanwhile, the LORD instructed one of the group of prophets to say to another man, "Strike me!" But the man refused to strike the prophet. Then the prophet told him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, a lion will kill you as soon as you leave me." And sure enough, when he had gone, a lion attacked and killed him. (1 Kings 20:35-36 NLT)
Comment by Billybob Cornfed on March 30, 2010 at 3:08pm
For once I agree with you x 2 -

many paths - just the one I choose to follow. Not the only one...

and yep...they are gonna arrest anyone wavin an AK47 or to store food prep, and lay low...get ready. Because no matter if it is 2012, flu pandemic, or economic crash...gotta eat and drink...

"Destroying the New World Order"


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