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The Melting Plot

March 31st, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Is it a Sign of the Times or a sign from the NY Times? The NYT’s article Klan Protests in Memphis Over Renaming of Three Parks comes in the wake of a spate of accusations against extremists or ‘white supremacists’. It’s been a long time since it hogged the headlines but the “white supremacist” word is back in the news.

CBS News has broadly hinted that the murder of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland in Texas was connected with white supremacist groups. “Sources told CBS … that the DA was shot multiple times with what is believed to be an assault rifle … there were no signs of forced entry.”

The killings came less than two weeks after Colorado’s prison chief was gunned down at his front door by a white-supremacist ex-convict, and two months after Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot to death in a parking lot a block from his office Jan. 31. No arrests have been made in Hasse’s slaying. …

McLelland himself, in an Associated Press interview, raised the possibility that Hasse was gunned down by a white supremacist gang. McLelland, elected DA in 2010, said that Hasse hadn’t prosecuted any cases against white supremacists but that his office had handled several, and those gangs had a strong presence in the area.

Now comes news that McLelland was associated with the Tea Party, as shown in a campaign finance report form. Assault rifle, Tea Party,  suggested familiarity all confirm the darkest — or whitest — fears in the media.

Think Progress hints that a “white supremacist plot” may be behind the spate of killings.

As a possible conspiracy seems more and more likely, the FBI and ATF have gotten involved in the cases to bolster local investigations, which do not have access to the same resources as federal forces. Crowley then turned the discussion to the Senate’s gun violence prevention package, which Graham said would not pass as long as universal background checks on private gun sales were still included. Currently, criminals are able to evade background checks to purchase firearms at gun shows or from unlicensed dealers.

The Telegraph reports that “Texas police are investigating whether a white supremacist group is behind a string of murders of law enforcement officials after a local prosecutor and his wife were gunned down in their home.”

In contrast to the CBS story, the Telegraph denies there was no forced entry. “Officers discovered Mr McLelland, 63, and his wife, Cynthia, 65, at their home on Saturday, where the front door had reportedly been kicked in and piles of empty shells casings lay by the bodies. “This is unprecedented. This is unbelievable. This is huge,” one official told the Dallas Morning News.”

Cops are being hunted. It’s like Dorner all over again with a change in complexion in the assailants. “Several staff have been assigned security details at their homes.”

Suspicion is focusing on the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, which “evolved out of Texas prisons”.

“The Aryan Brotherhood is fundamentally a criminal enterprise with a kind of overlay of white supremacist ideology,” said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center. “They are white supremacists, but they are very happy to make deals with gangs like the Mexican Mafia and other ethnically based gangs they would normally oppose on racial grounds. They’re pragmatic criminals.”

In law enforcement circles, it’s well-known that many Aryan Brotherhood members live in and around Kaufman County.

“It’s really swimming with ABT members out there,” said one law enforcement officer who asked that his name not be published. …

Some law officers remain skeptical of ABT’s involvement in Hasse’s slaying, saying the gang would not have wanted the attention it would bring from law enforcement….

Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center said the group is one of the few organizations in the U.S. capable of gunning down a prosecutor.

In late 2012, Washington Post guest editorial writer Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite wrote “white supremacy is the true ‘homegrown’ terrorism, dating back to the 18th century in the United States.”

White supremacy is the greatest danger we as Americans face as a source of domestic terrorism, and one of the least recognized. It is difficult for law enforcement, as well as ordinary white Americans, to recognize the extraordinary threat coming from those who look like them in terms of race. That makes them all the more dangerous.

The Southern Poverty Law Center had tracked the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting suspect Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran with links to a white supremacist movement.

Whatever the merits of Thistlethwaite’s assessment, she is certainly correct to suggest that large-scale white participation in a race war would be a serious development.  In fact race war itself would be a serious development. What is remarkable is why, despite the rise of identity politics and the unending appeal to ethnicity that things are not worse. That is probably because the majority of the population still identify themselves more as Americans than the modifier prepended to the hyphen.

The cost of hyphenation may eventually be too great to bear.

The danger of indefinitely dividing the nation into African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native-Americans, Muslim-Americans, White-Americans etc is that sooner or later the term after the hyphen gets dropped.  Then what one has left ceases to be a quilt and becomes merely confetti, and there is no longer an America but what resembles historical Europe and the present-day Middle East.  The abolition of the hyphen was the greatest innovation of the American politics. Its introduction into everything may prove unaffordable. If not now, then surely someday. But move along; as in most things, it’s kick the can down the road.


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When released, Ebel shot and killed a Domino’s Pizza driver, and took his uniform. And then he went to Clements’ house, dressed as a pizza delivery driver, lured Clements to the door, and shot him.

Now comes the Saudi connection. When they came to arrest the Saudi, he would not come to the door when ICE and the police came there. So they got clever. They left. Then they dressed an ICE agent as a pizza driver carrying an empty pizza box and he went to the door a couple of hours later. When the Saudi came to the door to deny having ordered a pizza, they pounced on him.

Anyone else see a connection?

I am assuming that the Clements killing was a contract hit. Proving it is another matter, and I suspect that the Governor wants to play the whole thing down now.

From what I am hearing from friends in Texas, the ADA who was killed was investigating the “211”’s. There may or may not be overlap between the two killings. It may be a coincidence, or not. Having dealt with “211”’s professionally from behind a badge, and being active now in the TEA Party, I promise the two are dead opposites.

If this is the false flag to start the “Great Hyphen War”; yeah it will eventually destroy the country. And guess which hyphen is going to win. Try Constitutional-Americans. It takes a lot to convince them that playing by the rules no longer counts. But once convinced of that, there are more of them, they are better armed, and they can learn the new game right smartly.

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Even Faux Snooze is pounding the AB drum over Colorado + Hasse + McLelland killings. I am just PO'ed they are doing this whole false flag baloney in Texas.

Here come the Statists for our guns and freedoms.

molon labe
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Where would the snooze media be without its "white supremacist" hobby horse? It might pay attention to the usual reasons for murder: sex, drugs and/or money.
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Actually DS, the area down near Kaufman is right near the Trinity River bottoms - home to the Scorpions bikers and other back-woodsy types. The Scorps run meth and other things. Some of those back-woodsy types may be AB but they tend to want to keep a low profile.

The nasty truth that is not told is the cartels are here - loud and proud - see this:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/1013/Falcon-Lake-pirate-murder-Is-beheading-message-to-the-Americans

Remember that? The "powers-that-be" do not want to admit that the southern border is a dangerous mess all along the 2000 mile length. It does not fit their PC narrative.

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Not half an hour ago I got off the phone with a Texas deputy friend. The general feeling they are getting is a Cartel hit, to discourage a specific prosecution and to discourage people for running for DA. Which fits their pattern in Mexico.

And he noted that the Texas Aryan Brotherhood and 211's are known for taking contracts from other gangs; kinda like an inter-gang hit squad. There may be a false flag or two flying here.

Subotai Bahadur
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From CBS: “Sources told CBS … that the DA was shot multiple times with what is believed to be an assault rifle … there were no signs of forced entry.”

Baloney (is that allowed?) Because they use the dreaded term "assault rifle" that tells me AR or AK. The local news (ABC & NBC) both reported this as a kick-in the door act. So CBS is grinding someone's axe for them.

This does not smell like AB. It smells like cartel. And saying there are not cartels actions in this area is ludicrous and wrong. There have been two recent drug house busts in Plano that sound like cartel.

The cartel chiefs are building gated, secure, guarded homes in the Austin area (hill country and lakes). They will not mess their own nests but they sure are heck do not care about other areas.
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"The cartel chiefs are building gated, secure, guarded homes in the Austin area (hill country and lakes)."
And once they are granted amnesty and become citizens, they get even more protection from the US legal system than they can get with guns in other parts. SE's Seal Team Six idea becomes moot. (PS Seals and other spec ops guys did some anti-drug work under BushHitler. O isn't even using drones...)
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If we can send Seal Team Six half-way around the world to kill Osama Bin Laden, why can't we send them across our own border to wipe out any drug cartel that operates within the US? We know exactly who they are and where they are located. If our government was really serious about the 'War on Drugs,' this would have happened years ago. Time to either DO IT or stop humping my leg. Time for another clearing of the Las Cruces strip. Rangers, let's ride!
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Perhaps because hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens live in Mexico? To date, U.S. citizens are relatively safe from intentional harm by cartel gangs. This is largely deliberate on the cartels' part.
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Breitbart is not discounting drug cartel involvement. It interviewed McClelland before his death. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/31/Last-Words-Breitbart-s-Darby-Interviewed-Slain-Texas-DA-Before-Death

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One might wonder what white supremacists have against Texas law enforcement. OK, cops and robbers but those old cops talking look like good ol’ southern boys to me. If there is a connection I don’t think race has anything to do with it. Viva La Raza!


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re: >WA thelastminstrel

"Before GPS, every pilot carried a 'Flight Computer'. It was a plastic, circular slide rule that you entered air speed, wind velocity, various other factors and arrived at the info you needed to safely finish your flight. The company that made them probably needs a new gig."

I still have mine, a Jeppesen E6B-2A. Just came across it the other day while searching an old trunk for something else. Wow, if nothing else, BC sure does evoke long-forgotten memories from us old relics who wander around in codger-space.

"Why not make one that you enter the crime, color of skin, sexual orientation, political party, and income. and it will tell you the degree of outrage appropriate for the offence and the offender. If they can be manufactured and packaged in time for the next round of conventions , I can clean house."

You may be onto something there... /g
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I tend to favor drug related and more likely cartel. In part because because in state criminals are aware of the express line death penalty for those who kill law enforcement officers. Also I'm reading they've brought the Texas Rangers in on it. Again local criminals don't like to attract their attention because it is very difficult to hide from them and they don't play fair. They've got people who them favors even in the prison systems of other states. One of those old boy's worked a murder case off and on for ten years. It is rumored he sent a yearly anonymous post card to his chief suspect with a reminder that he wasn't forgotten before he broke the case.
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Kaufman County is the next county over from mine, in fact I frequently drive through Kaufman when I go to Dallas. Small town, small town courthouse. Even after the first murder, no one could have expected something this heinous - assassinations of officials for following their duties hasn't happened here since the unrest of the 1870's. To think that now it's back after 140 years of everyone, even the criminals, playing by the rules, is shocking.

The other thing that is shocking is that although it appears very organized, there are no good leads at all - they are saying "white supremacist" because it makes people to feel good to think someone is being investigated, but in reality there are no good clues to the killers identity yet, which of course makes it sound especially professional. My (and others) best guess is that it sounds like the hallmark of the Zetas, the most violent of the Mexican drug gangs - but still, they have never openly operated this far north before. Maybe they are trying to lay down a market and take over new territory, but that has got to be supported by some evidence we don't have so far. (fyi, most of the Zetas are reputed to be ex-military, so a commando style death squad raid would be right up their alley)

And don't fault the DA for not being prepared. Even when you're armed, you need *some* warning to react. A hit squad that is going to smash into your house with heavy, immediate firepower is something no one can protect against unless you live in a bunker with armed guards. And even then, how do you protect against a high powered rifle with a scope aimed at your front door in the morning?

Perhaps we must go back to the middle ages, when everyone lived in walled and tightly guarded communities, and the stranger was always suspect.
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