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Harry Riley promises "1.8 million" militia members to overthrow the government

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On the morning of May 16th, 2014, Harry Riley promises that somewhere between 10 and 30 million (estimates vary) God-fearing patriots will assemble in Washington, DC, to protest outside the White House until President Barack Obama, along with Attorney General Eric Holder and congressional leaders of both parties, resign and appear before a specially convened investigative tribunal for further disciplinary action.

For those of you who don't speak Tea Party hokum, that means they're going to stage a military coup.

"We have 1.8 million definite militia members coming," promises Operation American Spring spokeswoman Karen Smith. "Other than that, we're not keeping a list of concerned people or whatever because how are we gonna do that?"

This seems unlikely, given that the Anti-Defamation League estimates the number of American militia members to be around twenty thousand.

Riley is not the first to make such promises. Larry Klayman also promised to assemble one million Americans in Washington to overthrow the government. The actual participants, however, numbered less than one hundred.

Riley also has yet to attract any supporters beyond the few that had also supported Klayman, such as fellow wannabe revolutionary Paul Vallely, conspiracy theorist and con artist Jim Garrow, and America's #1 democracy hater Erik Rush.



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