June 19, 2007

A Saga of Note

I don't think I've highlighted a truly amazing story to come out of Northern California lately is the arrest of a dozen people over a plot to overthrow the Communist government of Laos. Most of the group consists of members of the local Hmong community here. Very, Very predominate members of the national Hmong community, as the Capitol saw large protests yesterday in support of the arrested. Also indited in the plot was a former Army Ranger, Vietnam veteran and National Guard Officer who my day job just hired as an Ombudsman(!?)

The plot was a hum-dinger. Buy weapons, including stinger missiles and the good old AK-47, hire former US special forces guys as mercs and take the Country. Of Laos. The group is charged with something called the US Neutrality Act, which forbids acts of war by US citizens against Countries with whom we are at peace. Which, when you think about it, makes a lot sense. But still, it does seem like something the CIA would be ploting in its spare time eh?

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