A Department of Homeland Security report warns that rightwing extremism is expected to escalate. Domestic terrorism is cited, at the hands of white supremacists, and returning military veterans. The nine page report has been distributed to law enforcement agencies. See photos and view a video.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
While Homeland Security Janet Napolitano refuses to use the term “terrorism,” or “terrorist,” to label those who attacked America and continue to plan to attack America, “domestic rightwing terrorism” is used thoughout this report.
President Barack Obama has “distanced” himself from this report, according to the Washington Times. While a reported majority voted for a Black president, President Obama will not address his administration’s accusation that that violence may be perpetrated because a Black man sits in the White House.
Next, will we hear that Napolitano isn’t responsible either? It’s doubtful that Homeland Security would issue such an explosive report without Barack Obama’s knowledge. This report points the finger directly at anyone willing to protect the U.S. from forces threatening Constitutional rights. Napolitano is calling America out, and setting the stage for opposition of State sovereignty laws, our Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms, our opposition to illegal immigration, and private industry’s right to fight against government take-over.
This report is in pdf format. The following is a partial outline of the report contents, which are labeled “unclassified.” Direct quotes about why there is a perceived threat of rightwing extremism are at the end of this article.
Titled: Rightwing Extremism: current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment
1) The election of the first African American President is spawning domestic terrorism. “Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration….”
2) Possible new legislation to restrict gun laws may spawn domestic terrorism.
3) Returning military veterans may resort to domestic terrorism. Right wingers may “recruit” combat veterans “to boost their violent capabilities.”
4) An recent example of rightwing extremism is the shooting deaths of the three police officers in Pittsburgh, PA on April 4, 2009.
5) “Rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy…” “Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish “financial elites.”
6) Violence is expected due to “rightwing extremist groups’ frustration over a perceived lack of government action on illegal immigration….”
Taken from the first page of the “unclassified” report
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.” [Note that these “confrontations” are not named, but later in the report the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing is mentioned.]
Rightwing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first African American president, and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members, mobilize existing supporters, and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda, but they have not yet turned to attack planning.
The report sites the possibility of new gun law legislation as a possible reason for rightwing extremism:
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.
A footnote on the first page warns that rightwing extremists in the U.S. are “primarily hate-oriented,” and says that a “single issue” can spawn extremism “such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
If “rightwing extremism” is to be considered Domestic Terrorism, and includes protecting the Second Amendment, protecting State’s sovereignty and demanding the rule of law be upheld when deciding an illegal immigrant’s rights, then it’s time to draw up our own list of domestic terrorists, and returning military veterans will not be on it.
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