Remember all the outrage in 2009, when DHS put out a report about the increasing danger of right wing terrorism?
FBI: Men tried to buy bombs for government attack
A second FBI source told agents he had a conversation with Cannon on Feb. 8 during which Cannon said the group planned to "start the fight" with the government by sabotaging power grids, transfer stations and water treatment facilities to create mass hysteria, the agent's statement says. That would push the government to declare martial law, which would push other militias to join the fight.
"Cannon claimed too many militias were in a defensive mode and in order to get them out of the defensive posture, actions would have to take place to force martial law to be declared," the agent's statement said. Cannon also said he wanted to recruit militia members from other parts of the country to join these missions.