Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:08 PM
marmar (68,700 posts)
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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Right-wing crackpot alert: Peter King says Iran-backed Hezbollah operatives ready to blow up America (Original post)
|Comrade Grumpy||Mar 2012||#2|
|Swede Atlanta||Mar 2012||#4|
Response to marmar (Original post)
Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:02 PM
Swede Atlanta (3,596 posts)
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?
Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #4)
Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:07 PM
gratuitous (51,958 posts)
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.