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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:08 PM

Right-wing crackpot alert: Peter King says Iran-backed Hezbollah operatives ready to blow up America


Fear Mongerer in Chief: Rep. Peter King Hypes Alleged Hezbollah Presence in US


Representative Peter King (R-NY) knows of a new threat to US homeland security: the presence of “hundreds” of Iranian-backed Hezbollah operatives inside the US who could be used to commit terrorism.

King held a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing yesterday on “Iran, Hezbollah, and the Threat to the Homeland.”

“As Iran moves closer to nuclear weapons, and there is increasing concern over war between Iran and Israel, we must also focus on Iran’s secret operatives, and their number one terrorist proxy force, Hezbollah, which we know is in America,” said King.

It sounds alarming, but King’s hearing was more about stoking fear than about an actual threat. King has become the nation’s leading fear mongerer, holding hearings that solely focus on the threat of Islamist terrorism while ignoring the threat from, say, right-wing extremists. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/866051/fear_mongerer_in_chief%3A_rep._peter_king_hypes_alleged_hezbollah_presence_in_us/



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marmar Mar 2012 OP
Drale Mar 2012 #1
SomethingFishy Mar 2012 #3
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2012 #2
Swede Atlanta Mar 2012 #4
gratuitous Mar 2012 #5

Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:11 PM

1. You know what I have to say to these fear mongerers?

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:30 PM

3. LOL.. When all else fails....

Send in the Wookie.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:22 PM

2. That man is an idiot, a menace, and a hypocrite.

Surely, Staten Island can do better.

Who's running against him?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:02 PM

4. Just part of the plan.........

to keep a bloated military and beat the drums for yet another disastrous war in the Middle East. When will these monkeys learn?

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:07 PM

5. Today's crackpot becomes tomorrow's conventional wisdom

King's just ahead of the curve, but pulling public perception toward another war, which is so disastrous for most of the country, but wickedly profitable for the people that matter.

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