Another wind-up toy hits close to home

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CNN reported Tuesday that Mercurio “planned to attack churches in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Sunday ‘using weapons, including knives, firearms, and fire,’ according to court documents cited by the Justice Department.” He is accused of writing out his plan: “Stop close by the church, equip the weapon(s) and storm the temple, kill as many people as possible before they inevitably disperse/scatter, then burn the temple to the ground and flee the scene.” He planned improbably to repeat this scenario at all 21 churches in Coeur d’Alene; what he imagined the local police might be doing in all the time it would have taken to do this is unclear.

Short-short version, an eighteen year old wanted to kill people at church in my hometown. Now, if you want to read the legal stuff against him, Big Country has it right here for ya. And the one thing that jumped out at BC, as well as at me, was that the feds were pumping this kid for TWO YEARS.

So the Fedbois were talking this kid up ever since he was sixteen.

You think that maybe somebody, somewhere, could have gotten him some help in that timeframe? Huh? Anyone? Nah? We’re just gonna let the Fedbois turn this kid into a wind-up toy and see what happens?

Oh, and maybe, just maybe, track down the origin of the source that radicalized the kid in the first place? Maybe? Just maybe do that? Nah? Wind-up toy it is!

Every time I think I can’t hate my government any more, they prove me wrong.