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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:17 AM

 

West Point study on ‘violent far right’ shows ‘dramatic rise’ in attacks

A report published by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy on Jan. 15 discusses the potential dangers of “violent far-right” organizations, which has angered some conservatives that believe the military should focus on international threats.

The executive summary of the paper, “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” claims that “since 2007, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self- identify with the far-right of American politics.”

Written by Arie Perliger, Director of Terrorism Studies at the Combating Terrorism Center and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, the paper asserts that three distinct ideologies exist in the “American violent far right.” Those are “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement,” the last of which “includes mainly Christian Identity groins such as the Aryan Nations.”

“Findings indicate that…it is not only feelings of deprivation that motivate those involved in far right violence, but also the sense of empowerment that emerges when the political system is perceived to be increasingly permissive to far right ideas,” it later reads.

The rise in attacks in the 21st century were significant, as “Although in the 1990s the average number of attacks per year was 70.1, the average number of attacks per year in the first 11 years of the twenty-first century was 307.5, a rise of more than 400%.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/19/west-point-study-on-violent-far-right-shows-dramatic-rise-in-attacks/#.UPvLPMD3Qjw.facebook

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Reply West Point study on ‘violent far right’ shows ‘dramatic rise’ in attacks (Original post)
Whovian Jan 2013 OP
Berlum Jan 2013 #1
LAGC Jan 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #18
madrchsod Jan 2013 #2
malaise Jan 2013 #15
Coolest Ranger Jan 2013 #3
geckosfeet Jan 2013 #4
LAGC Jan 2013 #6
oldbanjo Jan 2013 #7
Pale Blue Dot Jan 2013 #8
geckosfeet Jan 2013 #14
Pale Blue Dot Jan 2013 #17
1-Old-Man Jan 2013 #13
freshwest Jan 2013 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2013 #10
A Simple Game Jan 2013 #12
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #20
gtar100 Jan 2013 #11
tblue37 Jan 2013 #16
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #19

Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:25 AM

1. Dark Atom

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:38 AM

5. Cool pic! Just made it my desktop background.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:26 PM

18. On IPad now.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:50 AM

2. foreign and domestic

the far right organizations have killed hundreds over the years in this country.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:34 AM

15. But they are still allowed to thrive

and stock all sorts of weapons.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:57 AM

3. Thanks for posting this

this is going on my facebook page

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:22 AM

4. This is one reason

why I support the 2A right to self defense.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:41 AM

6. Yup.

"If fascism ever comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross."

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:31 AM

7. Correct.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:47 AM

8. I'm sure they're calling it self-defense too. nt

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Response to Pale Blue Dot (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:32 AM

14. Probably. But I don't care what you call it if you attack me. I will defend myself appropriately.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:19 PM

17. EXACTLY what they would say. nt

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:26 AM

13. +1

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:04 AM

9. Timely report. Needs more attention.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:14 AM

10. "Christian Identity groins"?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:47 AM

12. That has me scratching my head too. n/t

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:38 PM

20. Probably 'groups' mistyped as 'groips' (u next to i on the keyboard)

and auto-correct then picking the wrong thing, without decent proof-reading. It's certainly 'groups' in the paper.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:28 AM

11. Oh how Republicans hate the light of truth.

Why would they be against a report that identifies violent groups in America? Seems like an important thing to know. It should be factual and non-partisan in its approach but the identity of the groups inevitably will be about causes and political positions. Their reaction to this report just goes to show they care more for their ideology than an America that is safe and free of violence and the threat of violence.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:07 PM

16. THIS!!

“Findings indicate that…it is not only feelings of deprivation that motivate those involved in far right violence, but also the sense of empowerment that emerges when the political system is perceived to be increasingly permissive to far right ideas,” it later reads<emphasis added>

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:30 PM

19. well fortified, and ready

 

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