Posted by: Yvonne | April 15, 2009

Conservatives Being Targeted as Extremists *UPDATED*

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The Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environmental Threat Analysis Division in cooperation with the FBI has created a document to

facilitate a greater understanding of the phenomenon of violent radicalization in the United States.

The information is provided to federal, state, local, and tribal counterterrorism and law enforcementofficials so they may effectively deter, prevent, preempt, or respond to terrorist attacks against the United States. Federal efforts to influence domestic public opinion must be conducted in an overt and transparent manner, clearly identifying United States Government sponsorship.

 Tricky thing is part of the definition of  ‘rightwing extremism’ according to this report “includes groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

 

 

 

Since I oppose abortion, I guess this reports must be about people like me.  Now I don’t oppose immigration, but I do believe illegal immigration is…well, illegal!  Does that make me an extremist?

The people who wrote this report must not think too highly of our military.  Apparently, returning Veterans must be watched carefully so they don’t become influenced by extremists.

Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists. DHS/I&A is concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.

Anybody preaching the we are in the ‘endtimes’ might want to watch out for Big Brother because this reports states that,

Antigovernment conspiracy theories and “end times” prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition, and weapons. 

One confusing comment in the report’s details about illegal immigration says

Debates over appropriate immigration levels and enforcement policy generally fall within the realm of protected political speech under the First Amendment, but in some cases, anti-immigration or strident pro-enforcement fervor has been directed against specific groups and has the potential to turn violent.  {emphasis mine}

I’m just curious about what ‘strident pro-enforcement fervor’ might look like.  Shouldn’t we enforce our immigration laws? 

Here’s a troubling comment:

Rightwing extremist paranoia of foreign regimes could escalate or be magnified in the event of an economic crisis or military confrontation, harkening back to the “New World Order” conspiracy theories of the 1990s. The dissolution of Communist countries in Eastern Europe and the end of the Soviet Union in the 1990s led some rightwing extremists to believe that a “New World Order” would bring about a world government that would usurp the sovereignty of the United States and its Constitution, thus infringing upon their liberty.

One must be a conspiracy  theorist to believe in the coming the New World Order.  Forget about any Scriptural reference to anything like that!
Lastly, I must mention this one: 

 

DHS/I&A assesses that the combination of environmental factors that echo the 1990s, including heightened interest in legislation for tighter firearms restrictions and returning military veterans, as well as several new trends, including an uncertain economy and a perceived rising influence of other countries, may be invigorating rightwing extremist activity…   {emphasis mine}

 

 

 

“…perceived rising influence of other countries…”    I suspect we’ll have much more evidence of this before Obama’s done with his first term. 

This report is full of phrases like ‘perceived’, ‘potential threats’, ‘prospects’, ‘impending’, ‘could motivate’ and was sent to state and municpal law enforcement agencies as a warning to look out for extremists. 

You may read the report for yourself at this link:  http://video1.washingtontimes.com/video/extremismreport.pdf

Is this what our government is worried about?  Absolutely incredible!

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 UPDATE:

 

Apparently, the fire got a bit too hot for the Obama administration and they have pulled the report.   It would seem that “The wheels came off the wagon because the vetting process was not followed,”  because “ An employee sent it out without authorization.”   

Well, isn’t that convenient!    

Napolitano, however, reassures us that the report will be “replaced or redone in a much more useful and much more precise fashion.”

Now I feel better…

You can read the news report here.

 

 

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  1. A quote from page 6…
    “Open source reporting of wartime ammunition shortages has likely spurred rightwing extremists – as well as law abiding Americans – to make bulk purchases of ammunition.”

    Doesn’t this imply that rightwing extremists are NOT law abiding Americans?

    Notice that also in the definition of rightwing extremists are those who “are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely”.


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