The Oath Keepers sentencing hearing has been underway today in Judge Mehta's courtroom.
Mehta, who was born in India and claims a special knowledge of hip hop, has seen fit to apply the same terroism enhancement guidelines to unarmed, non-violent Oath Keepers as were applied to the World Trade Center bombers, including the Blind Sheik. (I asked Andrew McCarthy, the former US Attorney who prosecuted the WTC case, what he had to say about that but he did not reply my email.)
Think about Judge Mehta's "standard." No Oath Keeper was armed, no OK committed any act of violence or property damage, Stewart Rhodes did not even enter the Capitol (and said it was "pretty stupid" of the OKs who did), and yet Rhodes and his comrades are being punished by the US Goverenment like the terrorists who planned and executed the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, killing six, including a pregnant woman, and wounding over 1000. Tyranny, cruelty rule.
Rhodes, 58, will be 76 years old when his sentence is up.