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FBI foils 2022 plot by militiamen to “start a war” at the Texas-Mexico border

A Tennessee man arrested Monday hoped to travel to the southern border with a militia group that allegedly plotted to go “to war with the border patrol,” believing that the country was being invaded by migrants.

Shipping containers line the bank of the Rio Grande at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, on Jan. 19, 2024.

“Basically start a war”

“We are being invaded”

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