FBI arrests 3 alleged members of white-supremacist group ‘the Base’ ahead of Virginia gun rally
The FBI has arrested three alleged members of a white-supremacist group on federal gun and alien-harboring charges, amid growing concerns about safety surrounding planned gun rights protests in Virginia’s capital next week.
The charges announced Thursday grew from an investigation of a collection of online extremists who refer to themselves as “the Base,” which is the English translation of al-Qaeda. According to experts who track hate groups, its members promote racist views and seek to unite different hate groups in preparation for a race war.
Officials said Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, and William Bilbrough IV, 19, both of Maryland, were charged with transporting an alien and conspiring to harbor an alien. Lemley is also charged with transporting a machine gun. Also charged is Patrik Mathews, 27, who has been living in Newark, Del. He is accused of transporting a firearm and ammunition with the intent to commit a felony.
The three are expected to make an initial court appearance this afternoon in Greenbelt, Md.
Federal officials moved on the trio partly out of concerns they might engage in violence at a gun rights rally planned for Monday in Richmond, according to people familiar with the investigation. The Virginia General Assembly’s new Democratic majority is advancing four bills that seek to restrict some people’s access to firearms.
“Lemley, Mathews, and Bilbrough are members of a white supremacist organization named ‘The Base,’ ” the complaint charges. “Within The Base’s encrypted chat rooms, members have discussed, among other things, recruitment, creating a white ethno-state, committing acts of violence against minority communities (including African-Americans and Jewish-Americans), the organization’s military-style training camps, and ways to make improvised explosive devices.”
Lemley previously served as a scout in the U.S. Army, while Mathews was a combat engineer in the Canadian army reserve, according to court papers.
Mathews went missing in Canada in August, and U.S. officials say that after he slipped across the border, Lemley and Bilbrough met up with him in Michigan and brought him to Maryland and Delaware.
The court papers charge that Lemley and Mathews used gun parts “to make a functioning assault rifle.”
On Jan. 2, an FBI agent watched as Lemley took the weapon to a gun range in Maryland “and heard what appeared to be more than one bullet being fired at a time.”
After returning from the gun range, Lemley allegedly told Mathews, “Oops, it looks like I accidentally made a machine gun” and noted that they would be in trouble if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found out about the weapon.
In advance of Monday’s gun rights protests in Richmond, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has declared a state of emergency, temporarily banning weapons from the state Capitol grounds, citing “threats of armed confrontation and assault on our Capitol.”
The governor’s declaration means that from Friday evening until Tuesday night, firearms, sticks, bats, chains and other weapons will be prohibited on Capitol Square and throughout the Capitol complex.
Monday is the state’s traditional citizen lobbying day, and gun rights groups are organizing a large demonstration to oppose the proposed legislation.
The rally has drawn interest from militias and extremist groups across the country, raising security concerns in Richmond.
Northam has asked “nonessential” state employees not come to work Monday, a state holiday during which legislative staffers would normally be on duty since the legislature is in session.
“We are starting to see racially motivated violent extremists connecting with like-minded individuals online, certainly, and in some instances we have seen people travel overseas to train,” Wray said.
In September, the FBI arrested an Army soldier who had hoped to join a militia in Ukraine, following the example of another former soldier who had done so.
Wray said that U.S. violent extremists still by and large lack organizational structure and direction but that there are now individual terrorism suspects who travel overseas to get training — behavior similar to that of Americans inspired by the Islamic State or other groups.
“We have seen some connection between U.S.-based neo-Nazis and overseas analogues,” Wray said. “Probably a more prevalent phenomenon that we see right now is racially motivated violent extremists who are inspired by what they see overseas.”
There is so much doublethink and triplethink in the above article that 20 years ago it would have defied the imagination. I'll explain "triplethink." In the Nam there were several times that the phrase, "We had to destroy the city to save it," came about, beginning, as I recall, during the Tet offensive when Hue was razed. Doublethink would just accept that Hue was saved even though it was destroyed. Triplethink would be that it was obvious that an attack on a stronghold of the Cong would lead to destruction. However, the destruction, while knowing that it might be inevitable, would deepen the communist resistance to the war by radical groups at the time while ignoring that fact. Destroy the city to save it while fomenting the propaganda that an all ready unpopular war was being waged just gave fuel to the communist left who would use the Tet offensive, and the destruction of Hue, to show the eevviillness of the US green niggers and the bravery of the "oppressed" Viet Cong.
Notice that "transporting an alien" is a phrase. Well, the movement to call illegal aliens "undocumented immigrants" is (((the tribe's))) herald to flood White lands with rapefugees:HOWEVER!!!!!! (((The tribe))) wants to change the language as THEY see fit to advance their GENOCIDE of the White Race!!!
How many man hours and funds were involved for arresting three "White Supremacists???" How many BILLIONS are funneled into smuggling in "undocumented immigrants??????" How long before they are "undocumented citizens?????"
I have a feeling that there is (((big money))) fueling the importation of illegal drugs like heroin laced with fentanyl (or one of its derivatives) into the kwa from Mexico. I feel also that real terrorists from countries hostile to the kwa are being smuggled into the kwa by the boatloads the size of "Titanic II," and the corruption in high places is so rampant that I don't know how to stop it.
What I do know is that spics can have La Raza, niggers can have countless "organizations," Whites suffer from discrimination at countless levels, and pale people are defending the ones who would love to see nonjew pale people exterminated.
The minds of the pale people are all ready in doublethink and triplethink, and the way I've explained triplethink, although not completely thorough, is one way of turning pale people into leftist and communist traitors!!!!
Ultimately, those guilty of triplethink have actually loved Big Brother subconsciously their entire lives!!!!!!
The pale people who are in triplethink surmise that globalism is the way of the future, and that "we are all one," which just isn't true.
I hope the pale people enjoy their gulags.
I won't be in one.