April 13, 2009
Targeting Patriots and Citizens on The Right
Department of Homeland Security releases report on "Rightwing Extremism
Homeland Security Document created last week talking about "Rightwing Extremists" and their alleged threat.
From what I read, anyone who admires and seeks to have the constitution respected and abided by is the enemy.
Here is a copy of it,.......
(U) Key Findings (U//LES) The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.
— (U//LES) Threats from white supremacist and violent antigovernment groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts. Nevertheless, the consequences of a prolonged economic downturn—including real estate foreclosures, unemployment, and an inability to obtain credit—could create a fertile recruiting environment for rightwing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past.
(U//FOUO) The current economic and political climate has some similarities to the 1990s when rightwing extremism experienced a resurgence fueled largely by an economic recession, criticism about the outsourcing of jobs, and the perceived threat to U.S. power and sovereignty by other foreign powers.
American sovereignty is a radical position now?
— (U//FOUO) During the 1990s, these issues contributed to the growth in the number of domestic rightwing terrorist and extremist groups and an increase in violent acts targeting government facilities, law enforcement officers, banks, and infrastructure sectors.
— (U//FOUO) Growth of these groups subsided in reaction to increased government scrutiny as a result of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and disrupted plots, improvements in the economy, and the continued U.S. standing as the preeminent world power.
Pulling that 15 year old canard out of their ass (and neglect to point out McVeigh's Middle Eastern connections. [Tom has more on the al qaeda connection too]. Their evidence is one terror attack 15 years ago -- but failed to mention the 13,000 Islamic attacks since 9/11. Got that?
(U//FOUO) The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.
Taking guns away
— (U//FOUO) Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of rightwing extremist groups, as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government. The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by rightwing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement. —
Fake staging to seize weapons.
(U//FOUO) Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists. DHS/I&A is concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.
U) Current Economic and Political Climate
(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that a number of economic and political factors are driving a resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalization activity. Despite similarities to the climate of the 1990s, the threat posed by lone wolves and small terrorist cells is more pronounced than in past years. In addition, the historical election of an African American president and the prospect of policy changes are proving to be a driving force for rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalization. —
The race card
(U) A recent example of the potential violence associated with a rise in rightwing extremism may be found in the shooting deaths of three police officers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 4 April 2009. The alleged gunman’s reaction reportedly was influenced by his racist ideology and belief in antigovernment conspiracy theories related to gun confiscations, citizen detention camps, and a Jewish-controlled “one world government.”
They could care less about the Jews
U) Exploiting Economic Downturn
(U//FOUO) Rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures. Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish “financial elites.” These “accusatory” tactics are employed to draw new recruits into rightwing extremist groups and further radicalize those already subscribing to extremist beliefs. DHS/I&A assesses this trend is likely to accelerate if the economy is perceived to worsen.
They are using the Jews. Most if not all of the recent spate of anti-semitic attacks here and abroad were committed by Muslims. FACT.
(U//FOUO) Perceptions on Poverty and Radicalization
(U//FOUO) Scholars and experts disagree over poverty’s role in motivating violent radicalization or terrorist activity. High unemployment, however, has the potential to lead to alienation, thus increasing an individual’s susceptibility to extremist ideas. According to a 2007 study from the German Institute for Economic Research, there appears to be a strong association between a parent’s unemployment status and the formation of rightwing extremist beliefs in their children—specifically xenophobia and antidemocratic ideals. ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers. —
He Hates The Military
(U//FOUO) Unlike the earlier period, the advent of the Internet and other informationage technologies since the 1990s has given domestic extremists greater access to information related to bomb-making, weapons training, and tactics, as well as targeting of individuals, organizations, and facilities, potentially making extremist individuals and groups more dangerous and the consequences of their violence more severe. New technologies also permit domestic extremists to send and receive encrypted communications and to network with other extremists throughout the country and abroad, making it much more difficult for law enforcement to deter, prevent, or preempt a violent extremist attack.
(U//FOUO) A number of law enforcement actions and external factors were effective in limiting the militia movement during the 1990s and could be utilized in today’s climate. —
(U//FOUO) Following the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, the militia movement declined in total membership and in the number of organized groups because many members distanced themselves from the movement as a result of the intense scrutiny militias received after the bombing. —
Please go to Atlas Shrugs blog for the complete list and her take on each one, she did an excellent job on this.
Wild Thing's comment.......
This is how it starts. Just like the Clinton/Reno years.
Identify and isolate conservatives as “militia”, racists and religious fundamentalists. Label them as “terrorists” and focus on them as the threat to national security, not foreigners. Use it as an excuse to ban guns.
Why even use the term Rightwing?
Extremist groups are extremist groups, period. Is there a document that analyzes the threat from leftwing extremists?
Here is the definition on the HSA bulletin of what Rightwing Extremism is:
"Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."
What the heck does rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority mean? So basically if we adhere to the Constitution and the 10th amendment, we're rightwing extremists??
“rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority”
Someone might want to point out to the geniuses at Dept. of Homeland Security that our founding fathers believed this to be the dominant feature of America's government. If they were alive today they would once again find themselves labeled terrorists, truly amazing.
(U//LES) The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.
So we have eliminated calling terrorists--terrorists and we now call right wing people "terrorists." Al Qaeda and violent left wing terrorists are not a threat to the democrat party regime. The right wing is their only true enemy, the only thing that can hinder their grasp on power. When they have ACORN and the elections pretty much corrupted up, the House and the Senate—what possible threat could the rightwing have? I really really am sick of this crap coming from the left.
OMG look at this part of it:
“— (U//FOUO) Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of rightwing extremist groups, as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government. The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by rightwing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement.
— (U//FOUO) Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists. DHS/I&A is concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.
On Roger Hedgecocks talk show this last Friday broke this story. I didn't hear it but I heard about it.
....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
Posted by Wild Thing at April 13, 2009 06:47 AM
Watch, liberals will make being conservative a "hate crime."
Posted by: Anonymous at April 13, 2009 11:32 AM
I don't think the increased purchasing of firearms and stockpiling of weapons bothers local law enforcement much, just some of the Feds.
I wonder if DHS ever had similar studies and files on left wing extremists, you know, like maybe Bill Ayers and Rev Jerimiah Wright. If not, that is political bias by a government agency. If DHS did have studies on left wing extremists, it certainly did not prevent one from becoming President.
Also, to put an onus on returning veterans is a moral crime. They are the most patriotic of citizens. .
Posted by: TomR at April 13, 2009 12:38 PM
What is happening to the America I know and love? This is a dystopian novel in the making. What I don't like obama, I like my Guns, I believe in the Constitution, a Strong Military, and limited government, My Loyalty is to the United States and not to obama and all of a sudden I'M AN EXTREME RIGHT WING TERRORIST!?!?!? WTF MAN? It's things like this that mke me wonder "How much longer will there be the U.S. Military?" Chew on this if you will, in order to get a "civilian security force as big and as well funded as our armed forces" you'll need MASSIVE reallocation of funds and major cuts to one or more departments. What's it to him if he trasfers all defense spending, the 2nd largest part of the federal budget (the largest portion is paying for social security, thanks FDR you sorry SOB!) to a "Mandatory Volunteer Service Corps" (thereby eliminating the DoD altogether) which in reality are just to provide security for him, his family, his cabinet, and close friends as well as wiping out political dissidents and strong arming Americans. Another guess of mine would be their "training" they will NOT be trained on Rifle Marksmanship, how to close in and kill the enemy, or to pull security on a check point etc. They will be trained in intimidation etc. etc. I don't put it past him.
Look! Here are some of my Fellow Far-Right Wingers.
Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at April 13, 2009 02:13 PM
Why would they come out with something like this, unless they are afraid of what they have planned. They fear, 'the Right-Wingers' fighting back. What are they trying to anticipate and head off before it starts. Could it be they are so far to the left that they scare even themselves(???).
Posted by: Mark at April 13, 2009 03:07 PM
Anonymous, they sure will or try to, that's
for sure. But I will keep being me haha and
wear it proudly to be called a conservative.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 13, 2009 05:21 PM
Tom, I agree 100%, if they go after Veterans
even a little there will be such an outrage
they will be sorry they even thought of it.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 13, 2009 05:23 PM
JohnE PFC U.S. Army, I LOVE it that
is the perfect image and the best.
We are all in this together and I agree
JohnE. Our love for our country is also
what they hate. I honestly think it makes
them feel guilty or something. One time
a woman tried to leave a comment on here
bashing everyone and saying stupid things
like oh so all of you think you are so
patriotic. No one said she could not love
America like we all do. She just must have
felt guilty or something I have no idea.
I just deleted it, I will not have someone
try to attack people at this blog. LOL She
needs to get a clue that to debate does not
mean to come here and slander people,but
tell us why she disagrees.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 13, 2009 05:30 PM
Mark, that is a really good point. Obama
is moving so fast and we don't even know
all the things in these Bills he is
signing. What do they have planned for
our country and for we the people could
very well be something that makes them
want this stupid document.
It is all dangerous and I don't like it.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 13, 2009 05:34 PM
I went off ALL OVER this piece of crap: Homeland Security on guard for ‘right-wing extremists’
Posted by: TexasFred at April 13, 2009 05:55 PM
Government employees have been setting up straw boogy men for thousands of years. The civil service are going to try and curry favor with the Obama administration by framing "rightwingers" because it makes the liberals who control their budgets happy.
At the same time there must be an element of legitimate fear. If you are a government employee dependent on the typical Obama voters and trying to put something over on the public and you are sudenly encountering readers of Mark Levin's book and the dozens of other "rightwing" books you are quickly forced to recognize that there are millions of people who will not go quietly into the night you hoped they would.
Posted by: Avitar at April 13, 2009 06:17 PM
Strange, I have always thought of myself as a liberal and most folks I know agree with that...somehow I now find myself classified by the Dept. of Homeland Security as a rightwing extremist/terrorist...how frighteningly odd...
Posted by: StarKing at April 14, 2009 01:28 AM
StarKing, it is a big tent they have included almost all citizens in this. Very sad to see this
happening and scary too.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 16, 2009 03:19 AM
Yup, except I think I would use the word "terrifying".
Posted by: StarKing at April 17, 2009 03:39 AM