(After Bill Looman turned tail and ran during the Madisonville, Tenn., aborted courthouse raid of April 2010, he laid low for awhile. But the militia stayed busy.)
Looman seemed to go underground. But elements of the North Georgia Militia stayed active.
Four members of an unnamed North Georgia militia planned to attack cities including Atlanta with deadly ricin, bomb federal buildings and murder law enforcement officials and others, according to charges leveled yesterday.
The four elderly men were arrested after a lengthy investigation that began last March, when a confidential informant began secretly recording the group's conversations. The man described as the group's leader, 73-year-old Frederick Thomas, was recorded at a meeting that month allegedly saying, "There's no way for us, as militiamen, to save this country, to save Georgia, without doing something that's highly illegal - murder. ... When it comes to saving the Constitution, that means some people gotta die."
Has been careful enough to keep his rhetoric within legal bounds. The reporter for Examiner.com could find no evidence of Looman directly threatening President Obama. Looman was listed as a member of a Facebook group called "100,000 strong for armed rebellion if the traitor is re-elected!" But the Secret Service visit apparently got that website scrubbed as well. The closest he came to crossing the line was when he agreed with a poster on his Facebook page that Obama was a traitor, deserving execution.
The mainstream media, when presented with evidence that Looman was not just the poor misunderstood Georgia boy beaten down by Obama's policies reacted as one might expect. They ignored it.
Looman's supporters, however, were livid.
To these people, it's just FINE that Looman was, at least, a lookout for the 12 Georgia militia men who crossed the border into Tennessee to raid a Madisonville courthouse, but chickened out when they saw the cops, leaving two of their number behind to face charges.
The only thing that matters to these decent, patriotic, God-fearing, true Americans?
Bill Looman hates Obama and would like to see him dead. That makes Bill Looman a "Great American Hero" to these people.
Some recent Facebook exchanges from these folks, first the ones directed to Examiner.com reporter covering the story:
Ronv Lopez said:
Why would anyone answer your questions,when all that comes out of you is ridicule,hate and vitriol for the person you are interviewing?Why would anyone in their right mind pay any attention to you?
CLynn Lopez (wife? alter-ego? drag name?) added:
Who is your actual 'boss'? Do you have an office? Do you have colleagues? Were YOU ever in the military? What branch and when? So, you write for free? I highly doubt your writing career has placed you within the 1%, but how about a ball park figure for your writing 'salary'. (From $10 to ??????? or do you write for free?) Name the largest, most impressive publication you've ever written for. Post link to the article. Why do you have in inexplicable hatred for anyone who holds different beliefs than yours? How do you feel, deep down inside, about being an asshole? What ARE the code of ethics for the BLE? What are your personal code of ethics? How can you possibly think you're contributing to an exchange of ideas, when it seems apparent by your comments that your method of 'writing' is that of a complete imbecile? Final comment? Be proud, you're a shining example of all that is so terribly wrong with the tactics of the left. And be proud, that you're examples of 'fine journalism' have been the source of many laughs. Thanks for continuing to hold up the banner of idiocy, self centeredness, and basic stupidity, Mr. Professional Journalist!! Now, I'll let you continue on, I'm sure you've got lots of important things on your schedule. Hope you don't get lost finding that free turkey dinner that's sure to be offered somewhere in Baltimore. Happy Thanksgiving, Buddy!!
Someone called "Coon Catcher" added this bit of whimsy:
Oh, sort of like the way you hide behind a cartoon picture? I can fly any flag I please, as can you. I'm sure you'd be happier if I flew an Islamic flag or perhaps a communist one but that's not what I'm about. I can't speak for you though and don't want to... you do a good enough job of that without needing help from anyone to show what an ass you really are.
Lynne Casal was not at ALL happy with the Examiner.com reporter:
Why are you so upset about a man using free speech to express himself? Refrence "won't hire until Obama gone." He has the right. Is the only free speech you respect your own? I'm sure you have many worthwhile beliefs that should be expressed. But what you're doing now seems meanspirited and small. Not worthy of you.
Karen Lewis was REALLY mad at the reporter! Here are several comments she posted after our second story about Looman.
(The reporter) will pay in the end. He only has to answer to the Lord. What a sick person he is. Not even classed as a man. How sad is this poor soul. GOD BLESS BILL LOOMAN III AND HIS FAMILY. THANK YOU BILL FOR YOUR SERVICE TO AMERICANS TO KEEP US FREE!
One of the things I do have going for me mr small...is I have ethics in my life,...I represent millions of Realtors who do have and adhere to ETHICS in our PROFESSIONAL workplace and our clients, and the PUBLIC, AND THAT INCLUDES YOU! and not the terrible bad things that you send out to the public. Hopefully, the people who read your nonsense on here will know exactly what a bad person you are to send such SMUT out on the INTERNET.
how much does obama and staff pay you for these ignorant posts?
Here are some comments supporting Mr. Looman that still exist on his Facebook page (for some reason) starting with comments made AFTER the Examiner posted the link to Mr. Looman's apparent terror links.
Ezeiquel Orneas Jr. wrote (and there is nothing wrong with your computer screen... this is what he wrote):
Thank You Sir for Speaking Truth to our $ad Damn Hu$$ein'$ Power.
Our I$Lameic Marxist Delu$ional $elf-Proclaimed-"ME$$IAH," $ixties Communi$t Radical Black Mo$lime Prezidente BIG FATz Zer0 In$ane $PENDIN AND TAXATION HU$$EIN and HI$ DemocRAT'$ "ILLEGAL Unconstitutional Wealth Confiscation and Redistribution 0BaaaMaNomics "POPULI$T JACK-A$$" He Rode In On, Have CRIPPLED the U$A Economy and $LAIN Countle$$ Amerikan JOB$!!
Thank You Once More for Your Bravery, Courage, and Willingness to use your First Amendment Rights to Halt 0BaaaMaNation'$ Conversion of OUR Former Late Great U$A into the Equivalent of HU$$EIN'$ Third World Evil-Corrupt Kenyan $hi'ite Hole Birthplace.
Jason Gaskins foresaw doom!
The right should continue to storm and fight back. The end of the US is at hand if the current progressive mentality continues. Case in point Rome, Greece and every other great empire.
And you get the idea.
And to what end did Looman parlay this support? How did he regain a measure of manhood after abandoning his compatriots during the botched Madisonville raid?
That is covered in MILITIA AMONG US (Part IV): The Keys to the Kingdom.