November 1st, 2011
06:03 PM ET

4 in Georgia charged with planning ricin attack

Four men from Georgia have been arrested and charged in an alleged plot to purchase explosives and to manufacture ricin, a biological toxin, with the intent to attack U.S. citizens, according to the Justice Department.

"These defendants, who are alleged to be part of a fringe militia group, are charged with planning attacks against their own fellow citizens and government," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a news release.

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  1. Bill

    How about "Boycott Hawaii" unless and until they comply with the wishes of the people investigating the birth certificate. Again folks "BOYCOTT HAWAII". take your convention and vacation dollars elsewhere.

    November 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      Do you mean people are still talking about this crazy birther crap?....You saw the birth certificate,along with everyone else in this country...Go check yourself into a mental health clinic and seek tratment.I'll book me a nice flight to paradise in Hawaii.Enough of this Tea Party lunacy,okay?

      November 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      I wonder which "fringe" group these guys belong to. The way the right-wing thugs run things in Washington, we all have a right to be quite angry and want to do something about it! The right-wing politicians really stink to High Heaven!!!

      November 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...,,

      I'D LIKE YOU TO EAT THE "FRINGE" of my dick you fake dick muncher!!!!

      November 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...,,.

      eat dick fakey

      November 1, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...,,.

      (_)(_)::::::::::::::::::::::D- - – – fakey

      November 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...,,.

      not as much as you dick breath

      November 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Shonda

    Hawaii is gonna miss you, Bill.

    November 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...,,

    i hate the ricers here in kcmo... ever since the fast and furious they suped there hondas up with big coffee can exhaust and race all around...

    November 1, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven C

      Yep ... seen those big coffee can exhausts ... I call them "Fart Cans" because they sound like the car just farted

      November 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    That's why we need the Patriot Act. Forever.

    November 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Sorry folks, I didn't post the above. Of course we don't need the Patriot Act. It's just another way for the right-wing thugs in Washington to make themselves more powerful and control the rest of us!!!

      November 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury

      http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/are-you-afraid/

      November 2, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mark

    Notice the word "terror" or "terrorist" doesn't appear in the news story. Why?

    November 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      Because its CNN and it would hurt their agenda if anyone was to ever think the US was actually stopping terror attacks in the country.

      November 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      Because these suspects aren't religious nutjobs fighting a jihad.

      November 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil, CA

      CNN doesn't want to be the one who used those words first – cowards!

      November 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Busted

      Because it wasn't written by a fright wing agent at Faux News

      November 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete/Ark

      Timothy McVey and his militia were only "odd"before OKC. It's typical...the media is too "PC"...then they ask "howcome nobody saw this coming?'. There is no legitimate use for Ricin...extrapolate that to a logical end.

      November 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Excellent rhetoric, Mark.

    November 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    @JIF:
    Philip requests your presence on the China Earthquake blog.
    And, hello.

    November 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dcUp

    Should we round up all blond, blue eyed males in Alabama and send them to Guantanamo??? Noooo, the US would never blanket an entire population for the acts of a couple of loones, right?

    November 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kyle thompson

    LOL breaking bad!!!

    November 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joe in Colorado

    Government is a machine that no one can turn off, constantly designing and updating its own self-defense mechanisms.

    I very much doubt these men were planning attacks against their fellow Americans. Perhaps government officials or police officers, but those kinds of people aren't fellow Americans like you or me... those kinds of people have a vested interest in setting up a police state.

    November 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • dcUp

      Timothy McVeigh

      November 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • NoRadicalsPlease

      go back to your compound, idiot

      November 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry L

      Joe, you've crossed over the line. As a person who served in the Army for over 30 years I guess I'd be one of those you consider the enemy. The police and fire fighters who would die trying to protect your worthless ass would also be in the group.

      I recommend you immigrate to a place with less of a "police state" – like Somalia.

      November 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Quite true Joe, quite true. I couldn't agree more!!!

      November 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete/Ark

      That's "Militia logic" if I ever heard it (yeah,lots of times)... most crypto-fascists begin by warning you of the coming police state.

      November 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Donna:
    I was summoned?
    I'll hasten to the CE blog.
    Bonsoir.

    November 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dhulfiqar

    Can this report be any shorter and any more hidden?... Now if they were MUSLIMS.... it'll be all over the news

    November 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mad mad mad

    they stated they were mad about the bank bailouts and that they got sold out, they said in undercover tapes they were taking occupy to the next level to stop the federal banksters from stealing everyones money

    November 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. noemi

    Bunch of stupid ass folk hope they kill them selfs.

    November 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Trish ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Hey Guys, will you visit HelpFaye.ORG a friend of mine is fighting for her life... Thanks

    November 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...,,.

      spam spam spam...spam in a can... i love spam i am,,,,

      November 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
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