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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 04:58 PM

Pro-Russian Coast Guard lieutenant arrested with hit list of liberal senators wanted to establish 'a

Source: The Raw Story

Pro-Russian Coast Guard lieutenant arrested with hit list of liberal senators wanted to establish ‘a white homeland’

SARAH K. BURRIS
20 FEB 2019 AT 16:31 ET

Seamus Hughes of the George Washington Program on Extremism tweeted Wednesday that a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant was arrested on drugs and weapons charges. He noted that it seemed like an everyday event until court documents were published.

Christopher Paul Hasson was reportedly in contact with white supremacists and was developing a “hit list” of liberal senators he was aiming to attack.

“Hint about the importance of the case was in the opening paragraph,” said Hughes with a screen capture of the documents.


Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/pro-russian-coast-guard-lieutenant-arrested-hit-list-liberal-senators-wanted-establish-white-homeland/

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Reply Pro-Russian Coast Guard lieutenant arrested with hit list of liberal senators wanted to establish 'a (Original post)
Chicago1980 Feb 2019 OP
Takket Feb 2019 #1
sandensea Feb 2019 #16
OMGWTF Feb 2019 #22
raccoon Feb 2019 #24
sakabatou Feb 2019 #26
GWC58 Feb 2019 #31
StarryNite Feb 2019 #45
woodsprite Feb 2019 #52
Eko Feb 2019 #2
Blue_Tires Feb 2019 #3
keithbvadu2 Feb 2019 #4
ck4829 Feb 2019 #5
ck4829 Feb 2019 #6
JudyM Feb 2019 #7
bronxiteforever Feb 2019 #8
IronLionZion Feb 2019 #9
Dem2theMax Feb 2019 #43
BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #10
COL Mustard Feb 2019 #42
BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #44
jmowreader Feb 2019 #53
Blue_Tires Feb 2019 #54
jmowreader Feb 2019 #55
yaesu Feb 2019 #11
ret5hd Feb 2019 #13
C Moon Feb 2019 #18
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2019 #20
58Sunliner Feb 2019 #56
Post removed Feb 2019 #25
yaesu Feb 2019 #29
Comatose Sphagetti Feb 2019 #30
yaesu Feb 2019 #32
Comatose Sphagetti Feb 2019 #38
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #36
yaesu Feb 2019 #37
pampango Feb 2019 #48
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #58
True Blue American Feb 2019 #49
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #59
True Blue American Feb 2019 #61
47of74 Feb 2019 #12
Judi Lynn Feb 2019 #14
Evolve Dammit Feb 2019 #15
Hassler Feb 2019 #17
Harker Feb 2019 #51
True Blue American Feb 2019 #62
C Moon Feb 2019 #19
floppyboo Feb 2019 #21
Progressive Jones Feb 2019 #23
Aristus Feb 2019 #27
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #35
Zorro Feb 2019 #46
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2019 #28
George II Feb 2019 #33
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #34
ZeroSomeBrains Feb 2019 #39
roamer65 Feb 2019 #40
jmowreader Feb 2019 #41
RandiFan1290 Feb 2019 #47
True Blue American Feb 2019 #63
demmiblue Feb 2019 #50
solidLxxi Feb 2019 #57
ck4829 Feb 2019 #60

Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:06 PM

1. WHO made this guy go a month without pay???

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Response to Takket (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 06:59 PM

16. +1

These cases are far too often closed before the money can be followed anywhere.

It's the radicalized Cuban exile model. No shortage of billionaire donors - or foreign VIPs - who would love to see these things happen here.

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Response to Takket (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:38 PM

22. My USCG son is the only Dem in his entire Unit -- even after Trump's shutdown, they blame the Dems.

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:43 PM

24. Such stupidity boggles the mind. Nt

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:47 PM

26. *facepalm*

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 08:03 PM

31. Personally

I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why any current member, veterans or, a real head scratcher to me, Vietnam vets support Trump! 😳

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 01:24 AM

45. Geez

That must really suck for him.

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:22 AM

52. Can't say the same for my USCG nephew.

First thing I did was check his FB friends to see if this guy was listed as one.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:17 PM

2. K&R

Insanity.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:26 PM

3. Talk about hiding in plain sight...

Don't tell me none of the folks who worked with him didn't know this

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:26 PM

4. "Pro-Russian" - Proud Trump fellow

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:31 PM

5. God, this is crazy

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:34 PM

6. And plus he's not smart, it's not mentioned directly in the article, but it sounds like he is...

talking to Harold Covington, and that guy is totally an informant.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:39 PM

7. Ho.ly.s*it. He was googling whether S Ct justices have protective service, too.

This is beyond getting out of hand.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:39 PM

8. Kick and recommend for visibility

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:46 PM

9. "The defendant is a domestic terrorist bent on committing acts dangerous to human life,"

Many thanks to whoever decided to use the t word for this white terrorist.

Progress comes one step at a time.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:30 AM

43. When I heard them say that on the TV,

I sat here and said to myself, 'it's about time they started referring to these people as domestic terrorists.'

And I was amazed someone actually said it.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 05:46 PM

10. He wanted to "kill everyone on Earth"

using mass germ warfare (the plague, anthrax, etc.) CNN is reporting. He was working for the Coast Guard while planning this for 2 years. Wow!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:23 PM

42. But He Was Dumb Enough

To plan it on his work computer. That's a special kind of stupid.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #42)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:42 AM

44. Certainly isn't the brightest bulb in the pack, is he?

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #42)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:30 AM

53. I wouldn't put him down as dumb

If you read the attached article, you’ll see he’s been radicalized for years, has been in three branches of service and was working in the DC area. This isn’t your run of the mill terrorist. This is a Republican operative.

I want to know who’s been protecting him, so that we can put that person in jail too.

As for the terrorist, he needs to be Terry Nichols’ next door neighbor in Superman.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #53)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:47 AM

54. Thankfully, once Trump builds his wall threats like this will be kept out of the U.S.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #54)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:50 AM

55. I don't think Mexico's gonna be too happy...

....if we build a wall then deport 50 million Republicans to the other side of it.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 06:11 PM

11. very bizarre, mental illness strikes in mysterious ways. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 06:22 PM

13. Yeah.........no.

Out and out racism, yeah.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:18 PM

18. +1

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Response to yaesu (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:24 PM

20. Nice try. Welcome to DU. Try again.


While there is an element of mental deficiency in many cases like this (grandiosity, blind spots, believing fantasies), "mental illness" is not at the core of these crimes.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:02 PM

56. Completely disagree. His illness is what led him to be radicalized.

It was no accident. He was planning on world destruction, which would have included himself. Just because someone is mentally ill does not mean he can be treated successfully, or that sympathy is appropriate. He belongs in a padded cell for the rest of his days. The malignant rage is projected.
Part of the problem is that we have allowed sociopaths in our society to dictate the norms of social engagement and thus we have a segment of society that feels emboldened/supported to act. I do not think it is coincidence. People like DT are normalized by extremes. This is how fascists take "middle" ground. Extreme threats and the denial that they are the product of a sick society.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:59 PM

29. I believe personnel attacks are against TOS nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:59 PM

30. I agree, yaesu: Mental illness.

nt

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Response to Comatose Sphagetti (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 08:04 PM

32. Thank you, it is a form of mental illness and I am surprised by the amount of attacks

for stating this. There seems to be a lot of hate here.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #32)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:13 PM

38. There does seem to be a lot of hate here.

I've seen many non-confrontational observations and statements of opinion met with snark, sarcasm and ad hominem attacks.

Regarding the alleged offender: I'm a Behavioral Health Professional. The guy's thinking and behavior are pathological.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 08:22 PM

36. Mental? He's an asshole racist. Thats a choice.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #36)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 08:38 PM

37. hmmm

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 08:00 AM

48. Should white nationalism be considered a mental illness? If not, this guy is 'an asshole racist'.

If white nationalism is a mental illness (the far-right will laugh at our 'librul' take excusing a domestic terrorist who wanted to kill liberal politicians and journalists) we should feel sorry for him and help him get treatment for his mental illness.

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Response to pampango (Reply #48)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 08:43 PM

58. No, he made a CHOICE. nt

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:40 AM

49. But the question here is

Who is feeding all this hate?

Anyone have any ideas?
Scarborough and Ari Melber?

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #49)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 08:44 PM

59. People like this fool are not new. And used to be far more plentiful. Now he'll be in a deeeep hole

Hopefully for LIFE.
Does trump do anything to stop these people? no. But they were here long before HE was

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #59)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 04:40 AM

61. Agree 100%

And that thing in the WhiteHouse is feeding the hate.

Right now we are getting a flood of the mendacity of the Republican party. Cheating to win election.s. Distractions to blame the other side , gerrymandering, playing footsie with the Russians, floods of money thanks to a corrupt Supreme Court, culminating in McConnell refusing to seat Obama’s choice, ramming through the alcoholic ,rapist Kavanaugh. It is now exploding in their faces for all to see.

I just hope we have enough decent people to clean up the mess, enough to have the guts to do what needs to be done.

I really do not enjoy feeling this way. When President Obama was elected I thought we had a bright future after the Bush debacle, but all the sharks are still there.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 06:11 PM

12. How long til Fuck Face promotes him to Admiral?

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 06:46 PM

14. Christopher Hasson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

By Tom Cleary
Updated Feb 20, 2019 at 6:41pm



A 49-year-old active duty U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant arrested on gun and drug charges has been accused by federal prosecutors of being a “domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect governmental conduct.” In a court filing, prosecutors showed the lieutenant has corresponded with known white supremacists and identified himself as a “white nationalist” who has advocated for “focused violence” in order to establish a “white homeland.”

Christopher Hasson, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was charged with possession of firearms and ammunition by an unlawful user or addict of controlled substances, and with possession of tramadol, but prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland called those alleged offenses the “proverbial tip of the iceberg.”

Prosecutors said in court documents that Hasson stockpiled weapons and was planning a domestic terror attack targeting Democratic politicians and journalists. He wrote in a letter to a Neo-Nazi leader that he had been dreaming of ways to “kill almost every last person on earth,” prosecutors said. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Wisdom wrote, “the defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.”

Prosecutors did not say if Hasson had a specific date for an attack planned. In the court filing, prosecutors also wrote that Hasson was a fan of Anders Breivik, the far-right terrorist who killed 77 people in 2011.

More:
https://heavy.com/news/2019/02/christopher-hasson/

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 06:52 PM

15. Lock him up! No bail, go directly to jail. Hang with your Arian Nation buds

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:14 PM

17. A third of the nation are Russian agents or, like Cheeto, half-witting Russian assets.

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Response to Hassler (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:17 AM

51. Fully witting, half witted, I'd say.

Trumpsky eagerly pushed his dwindling stack all in.

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Response to Hassler (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 04:41 AM

62. Sure looks that way.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:19 PM

19. It almost sounds like he was working with others (or others knew about his plans).

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:27 PM

21. Shouldn't the headline read 'White Supremist Coast Guard ..."

I read the whole article, and the 5 things to know piece, and there is NO mention of Russia. I realize headline writers do not write the articles - but come on - this is over the top.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:41 PM

23. I feel that it's important to make white nationalists deathly afraid to live in the US. n/t

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:48 PM

27. A 49 year-old Coast Guard lieutenant?

He must be a shitty officer. Average age for an officer of his rank is about 27.

Throw the book at him.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 08:21 PM

35. Good catch; you're right

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Response to Aristus (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 02:24 AM

46. May have been prior enlisted before becoming an officer

But 49 to me indicates he’s had no life outside the Coast Guard/military.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 07:53 PM

28. The scariest thing about this is for every one that is caught

there are many others who have not been.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 08:05 PM

33. trump's next Secretary of Defense?

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 08:20 PM

34. What the actual HELL???

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:40 PM

39. I fear for so many lives right now

Not just political figures on the Democratic Party but also members of the media. Chris Hayes has three young children who would have faint memories of their father if they were successful. That's not even getting into the attack on the political system that rivals what happened to Lincoln's cabinet. And this is the second time this has been attempted in this presidency.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_Lincoln

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:27 PM

40. He's a MAGAt.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:30 PM

41. They need to roll up the rest of his group

Here's what I want to know:

He sent himself a letter after the Charlottesville rally. In it he wrote:

I am a long time White Nationalist, having been a skinhead 30 plus years ago before my time in the military. I have served in 3 branches currently serving as an Officer (never attended college) with 2 years till I hit mandatory retirement at 30….

Did this individual manage to slip through 28 years of service and many rounds of investigation without his extremist background coming to light, or is he a GOP plant?

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 06:26 AM

47. Facebook just banned me for 3 days

because I posted a link to this story and an excerpt of his quotes.

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #47)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 04:43 AM

63. Now you know why

I despise Facebook. They are responsible for a lot of this hate.

Not crazy about Twitter either..

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:05 AM

50. kick

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 02:32 PM

57. I read the Raw Story link and couldn't find

 

anything in the article, besides the headline, stating anything about this guy being "pro-Russian".

Was the "pro-Russian" tossed in as clickbait or am I missing something?

Regardless, all military, intelligence agencies and police forces across the country are filled with wannabe Rambos who have fantasies of fighting a racial war. The few who are apprehended and charged with a crime is paltry compared to the number of them actually out there - their hate and threats of violence are often considered "free speech".

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 03:19 AM

60. Kick

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