APn 02/29 2143 Sedition Trial FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -- A violent white supremacist group t

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APn 02/29 2143 Sedition Trial FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -- A violent white supremacist group targeted several prominent people for assassination, including Henry Kissinger and top television executives, a witness testified Monday in a federal sedition trial. Denver Parmenter, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in 1985 to racketeering, testified that members of The Order planned robberies, guerrilla warfare and murders to further their goal. "Our purpose was to kill important people in government or other important institutions in this country to create havoc, disorder, destruction," Parmenter said. Order members took an oath which included the words, "I have no fear of death." Ten of the 14 men on trial are accused of sedition, or plotting to overthrow the government by illegal means; two are charged with interstate transportation of stolen money; and five are charged with conspiring to kill a federal judge and an FBI agent. Neither the judge, the FBI agent nor any of the celebrities mentioned in the trial Monday were harmed. Parmenter said he was a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian (Aryan Nations) at Hayden Lake, Idaho, which is run by defendant Richard Butler. Parmenter said Butler frequently spoke of his racial and political viewpoints in sermons. He said Butler said the U.S. government was "basically a government that wasn't supporting its race." Parmenter said he and eight others, including defendants David Lane and Bruce Pierce, formed The Order in September 1983 in Metalline Falls, Wash., home of the late Robert Mathews. Mathews outlined six goals for Order members, including developing a war chest through illegal means such as robbery and counterfeiting, Parmenter said. Each member was given a target to kill, Parmenter said, including David Rockefeller, television producer Norman Lear, Kissinger and the three major network TV presidents. Parmenter previously outlined the assassination plots during the 1985 trial of Order members in Seattle. Last page !


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