Let's have a thought experiment here... Let's imagine that it was a Muslim organization that was recruiting members of the US military to potentially take up arms against fellow soldiers. What if a Muslim group, closely associated with mainstream Democratic political figures, was openly advocating armed insurrection against a government they felt was treading on their ideal of what America is. What if that Muslim group was stockpiling weapons and ammunition inside the US in anticipation of a day not far off when they would need to take up those arms against the US government? What would the GOP response be? Well, remember how they reacted to the idea that Muslims were "infiltrating" Congressional offices as aides? The GOP had congresscritters making news conferences about it. Imagine how much more hysterical they would have been if CAIR had been stockpiling weapons, or advocating armed resistance to the government. With that in mind... The Oath Keepers The rise in right-wing militia groups was entirely predictable after the election of Barack Hussein Obama, a Democrat. But it's amazing to see how far the Republican party lets these folks go without censure. Openly advocating treason among the uniformed military? Advocating disloyalty to the US? And yet these people's praises are sung by some of the leading lights of the conservative movement. It's almost beyond belief that they could get away with this after 8 years of demanding the scalp of any Democrat who dared criticize Bush, but such is the power of the conservative media microphone.