Saturday, April 09, 2005

And speaking of domestic terrorism... 

Eric Rudolph cops a plea, and Gonzales successfully maintains the fiction of "one man, acting alone":

Eric Rudolph will be sentenced to four consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole after entering a plea... As part of the plea agreement, Rudolph also told authorities where to find more than 250 pounds of dynamite and bomb components that he had secreted away while hiding ....

Rudolph, a high school dropout, was linked in news reports and by federal authorities with the Christian Identity movement...

Rudolph, 38, is charged with setting off a backpack bomb at Centennial Olympic Park during the Summer Games in July 1996, which killed spectator Alice Hawthorne and injured 111 other people. In 1997, he is alleged to have carried out two bombings in Atlanta -- one at a family-planning clinic and another at the Otherside Lounge, a nightspot frequented by lesbians.

Rudolph is also charged with setting off an explosion at an Alabama abortion clinic in 1998 that killed an off-duty police officer, Robert Sanderson, and seriously injured a nurse, Emily Lyons.

While hiding in the rugged Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina, Rudolph was believed by authorities to have received help from sympathizers who shared his far-right views, although no one has ever been charged with aiding him.

Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation, urged federal authorities yesterday to continue their investigation of possible accomplices.

"We're obviously pleased that he's finally admitting responsibility for these crimes," Saporta said in an interview. "But we want law enforcement to continue to investigate these networks of extremists, because we doubt that he could have evaded capture for five years without help."
(via WaPo)

So, who funded Rudolph?

And now that the wingers have decided to kill the judges whose decisions they don't like (back), how long before the next Eric Rudolph gets funded for that?

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