Putting this one here with a picture because militia groups like this are terrifying in how widespread they are becoming. Even though the issue here isn’t one of racial motivation, only anti-government sentiment, the concern still stands. The most violent terrorists in America today are homegrown.
And this quasi-human is colder than others.
According to court documents, Aguigui used his wife’s $100,000 death gratuity and $400,000 Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance checks to recruit and arm his militia, Forever Enduring, Always Ready — or FEAR.
The group of disaffected service members had come together to plan the violent overthrow of the U.S. government, starting with attacks like poisoning Washington state’s apple crops and bombing a public park in Savannah, Georgia, the Associated Press reported in 2013.
Killing your wife, then using the money you received from her death to fund a militia group is just straight cold blooded.
Some crack Army investigating meant it took months for them to figure out that Aguigi had killed his wife.
The families of his victims have just been awarded $4m, but the case had been thrown out of court before. The argument? What’s known as the Feres doctrine, a Supreme Court ruling that the US government can’t be sued for civil damages because something bad happened to a service member while on active duty, not on furlough.
Fortunately another court saw differently, and the case proceeded.
That has nothing to do with militias.
It’s time we stopped trying to build a wall, and time to start countering homegrown extremists like this. Because the kid waving a tiki torch today is telling all of us he’s willing to take it further tomorrow.