The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has apparently foiled a plot by so-called "skinheads" living in Tennessee and Arkansas to commit mayhem.
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In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school by two neo-Nazi skinheads. Agents said the skinheads did not identify the school by name.
Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville field office for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the two men planned to shoot 88 black people and decapitate another 14. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.
The men also sought to go on a national killing spree, with Obama as its final target, Cavanaugh told The Associated Press.
Now, will Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin -- who have been so focused on a 1960s anti-war activist, slapping the label "domestic terrorist" on Bill Ayers -- call these two neo-Nazis "domestic terrorists"?
When a pro-life activist blows up an abortion clinic, or a segregationist blows up a a church, is that "domestic terrorism," too? Where does one draw the line to separate terrorist crimes from the crimes committed by everyday racists and homegrown religious fanatics who are Christians?