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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:58 AM

DUH!- FBI: RIGHT-WING TERROR IS REAL



HELLO?...knock, knock,..anyone home? ...time to call out rethugs on this issue



When Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano released a report in April 2009 identifying right-wing extremists as a threat to the country, conservatives howled. The general sentiment was expressed by Michelle Malkin, who declared the report a “piece of crap … propaganda … an Obama hit job.” Jonah Goldberg complained that the DHS report failed to stick “to the practice of describing these groups with more specificity and without the catchall, ideologically loaded descriptors.” Well, now that we have learned the murderer of six people at a Wisconsin Sikh temple was a well-known white supremacist, conservatives might want to consider reexamining their claims that terrorists don’t exist on the right side of the political spectrum.



Conservatives might be shocked that someone else besides a Muslim can commit an act of terrorism, but white supremacists and neo-Nazis have been recognized as genuine threats for years. FBI documents declassified in July reveal that the bureau has been worried about right-wing extremists for a long time — so many years, in fact, that many seem to have forgotten that white supremacists, who pioneered homegrown terrorism with the Ku Klux Klan, have not gone away.



The documents, which were collected by the invaluable National Security Archive and obtained partly through Freedom of Information Act requests, shed light on the problems coming from the extreme right. According to a 2004 FBI report, “right-wing terrorists pose a significant threat due to their propensity for violence” (note the FBI’s use of the term “right-wing” to define these terrorists, the phrase that so enraged conservatives when Napolitano employed it). These groups increased their recruitment efforts and rhetoric after 9/11, according to the report. White supremacists groups relied on broader anti-immigrant sentiment throughout the country to advance their efforts.



Perhaps more disturbingly, neo-Nazis were trying to infiltrate law enforcement agencies, according to a 2006 FBI report devoted to the subject. “White supremacist presence among law enforcement personnel is a concern due to the access they may possess to restricted areas vulnerable to sabotage and to elected officials or protected persons, whom they could see as potential targets for violence,” it reads. One idea far-right terrorists proposed was to walk into police stations and offer information, in order to determine an agency’s interest in any given organization. Neo-Nazis were also pioneering a strategy they called “ghost skins,” which are attempts by right-wing extremists to keep quiet about their hateful views so as to blend into society and covertly advance their causes. “One white supremacist group has reportedly encouraged ghost skins to seek positions in law enforcement for the capability of alerting skinhead crews of pending investigative action against them,” says the report.





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http://www.salon.com/2012/08/07/fbi_right_wing_terror_is_real/

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:04 AM

1. Just proving the "I" in FBI does not stand for "intelligence"

About time you caught up to reality FBI. I'd bet the non-brown people like Timothy McVeigh are much more of a threat than the brown ones. After all, the white supremacists can easily pass as non-Muslims yet be just as dangerous radicals as any Muslim radical.

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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:13 AM

2. They're a government agency. They get everything wrong.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:18 AM

3. Yep....K&R

Why we are so vulnerable is that basically most progressives just can't believe that there are people in the world that will scheme and plot to win at any cost and so they tend to think it could never be.
The GOP can use these people for their own agenda...and pretend that they have noting to do with them when they do something really evil...and the media lets them get away with it.

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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:28 AM

4. Hell, I was running around with my hair on fire for years

trying to tell everyone that the vitriol in a right-wing community was getting frightening.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:33 AM

5. this must be our collective "well armed militia"

protecting our liberty....

thank you RW radio, NRA, GOP for protecting us...

just despicable





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