Redneck Car Alarm…And Death Ray

From Album4

Not content with cross burnings or otherwise playing with matches, a couple of self-identified KKK’ers (one of whom was also a member of a tea party group) —upped the ante:

A federal complaint unsealed Wednesday in Albany said the vehicle-mounted radiation gear was intended to be remotely controlled and capable of aiming a high-energy lethal beam of radioactivity at human targets. The concept was that victims would mysteriously die from radiation poisoning within days.

Oddly–and thankfully–their big mistake was going to, of all places, a synagogue, offering the congregation a weapon to use against “Israel’s enemies,” i.e., you guessed it, Muslims, or, as one of the accused put it, “muzzies.” (In the same message, Obama was described as a “treasonous bedwetting maggot in chief.” Classy.)

Meet your Republican Party base.

Oh, and as Charles Pierce notes, this particular act of attempted terrorism was thwarted not by any massive or heavy handed top secret snooping, but by…police work. The kind of police work scorned by many prominent Repugs just a few years ago.

I wonder why…