Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment

MIAC was just the tip of the iceburg.  Selected excerpts:

(U//FOUO) This product is one of a series of intelligence assessments published by the Extremism and Radicalization Branch to facilitate a greater understanding of the phenomenon of violent radicalization in the United States. The information is to federal, state, local, and tribal counterterrorism and law enforcement officials 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.

Influencing domestic public opinion is different from psychological operations in what way?

(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans

(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.

— (U) After Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1990-1991, some returning military veterans—including Timothy McVeigh—joined or associated with rightwing extremist groups.

— (U) A prominent civil rights organization reported in 2006 that “large numbers of potentially violent neo-Nazis, skinheads, and other white supremacists are now learning the art of warfare in the [U.S.] armed forces.”

— (U//LES) The FBI noted in a 2008 report on the white supremacist movement that some returning military veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have joined extremist groups.

 

This disgruntles the hell out of me.   Comparing everybody who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to Timothy McVeigh is like comparing everybody who qualified with the rifle to Lee Harvey Oswald.

That “prominent civil rights organization” is the Southern Poverty Law Center.  Their gravy train is flogging the ghost of Timothy McVeigh.  And HLS buys their BS.  Pity the poor Coast Guard that has to belong to such a Charlie Foxtrot.

Read the whole thing @ http://www.thelibertypapers.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/hsa-rightwing-extremism-09-04-07.pdf

UPDATE:   Apparently the above url is oopso, ottishee.  Try http://www.gordonunleashed.com/HSA%20-%20Rightwing%20Extremism%20-%2009%2004%2007.pdf, courtesy of The Liberty Papers blog.  If that one goes down try http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf

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29 responses to “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment

  1. mike00000000001

    It is fascinating to see the weirdness of Obama’s thinking.

  2. mike00000000001

    In his mind, conservatives are evil white trolls bent on destroying all normal human black people who by the way are perfect angels in his mind. He see’s white conservatives as a dangerous enemy that he must protect himself from. I’m very concerned about this. This is classic superiority complex plus a sense of affliliation to others who BELIEVE the same. This man is blind to his own cruelty and sense of self importance. He feels at home by surounding himself with others like him in much the same way a murderer would feel at home around fellow murderers. He cannot wake up from his evil white troll dream until something makes him realize that his FAMILY consists of evil people regardless of their skin color. He needs to realize that what he has is not worth fighting for. He also needs compasion to boot. If he gets these two things, he will change.

  3. mike00000000001

    until then you will keep seeing weird reports like this one.

  4. mike00000000001

    We were led to believe he was past his racist past. This document is evidence that this is not the case.

  5. mike00000000001

    please note that the person making the report is part of Obama’s team. Please also note that the report refers to white supremicists. You see we are the evil white trolls in his mind and he must lie he must stop it nothing to defeat us. Understand his thinking now?

  6. I don’t think Obama personally had anything to do with this, anymore than General Schwartzkopf was personally involved in the Mess Kit Repair paragraph of the Logistics Annex to the Desert Storm Operations Plan. Low level office weinies deep in the bowels of HLS cutting and pasting 14 year old BS as if it was current. This is the same kind of infiltration by the Southern Poverty Law Center we saw in Missouri with their militia profile.

    Best psychoanalysis I’ve seen of Obama is Obama’s women reveal his secret.

  7. 84rules

    In a companion report, DHS says that leftists only want to hack computers. Apparently, people like Bill Ayers and facilities like the Islamic terror training camps around the U.S. are not worth mentioning.

    It could very well be that those things were left out because of Obama’s attitudes towards them.

  8. afrocity

    Great Post. You would think that with the recent Somalian pirate attacks, the liberals would see that they need to support our troops. Another ship was attacked yesterday. I hope that people wake up and see that military strength is necessary.

    The Department of Homeland Security should concentrate on catching the real terrorists. They are focusing on right wing groups like pro-life groups instead of getting the real threats to our security.

    http://afrocityblog.wordpress.com/

  9. You just cannot help but feel that sometimes the only thing protecting us the sheer incompetence of the Federal Government. I too commented on the whole notion of the Federal Government attempting to be the driver of public opinion. That and the ridiculously broad brush with which this report was painted make it laughable at best, insidious at worst.

    von Rum
    http://www.thedailyrum.wordpress.com

  10. > Comparing everybody who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to Timothy McVeigh
    > is like comparing everybody who qualified with the rifle to Lee Harvey Oswald

    Neither this DHS report or the Obama administration are asserting that every war veteran is a criminal threat. Nor are they unsupportive of military personnel. It is well known that the unique nature of the combat experience has lasting affects on most who experience it and that a small proportion of those affected by combat will have significant problems readjusting to civilian life. The report simply makes the point that SOMEreturning military veterans (a small minority to be sure), because of these adjustment challenges, will make choices that they might not have otherwise made were their emotional well-being not negatively affected by their combat experience.

    Furthermore, President Obama is seeking to increase healthcare and other benefits for military veterans.

    • Chase, I feel so much better about everything now that you have explained it to me.
      Didn’t Obama try to bill wounded veterans for their health care recently?

    • 84rules

      Chase,

      Your logic doesn’t bear out under reality. Statistically, you are more likely to experience a violent attack from an average civilian than you are from a military veteran. But that didn’t appear anywhere in the DHS report. Shouldn’t there have been a warning about that?

      As for Obama seeking to increase healthcare, he tried to make veternas pay for it themselves (or is that a piece of history you are choosing to ignore/rewrite?).

  11. This report was initiated under Bush. And the things it talks about, particularly white supremacist groups working to infiltrate and recruit amongst the military, are real and have been a problem for some time now, discussed widely amongst the military community as a problem. The military has a vested interest in finding out whether people it spent money training in various skills are joining up with potentially violent groups.

    “Comparing everybody who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to Timothy McVeigh”

    Please show where the report actually does that.

    “They are focusing on right wing groups like pro-life groups instead of getting the real threats to our security.”

    This is a rather bizarre conclusion. One report does not make these things “the focus” of any government agency. They put out countless numbers of reports on all sorts of different topics every year.

  12. The government needs to be grateful for these soldiers who have put their lives on the line for their country, instead of condemning them. Most of them are conservatives. If it were up to liberals serving as soldiers, we would not have enough to defend our country. It sounds like it wants to put the entire army in prison. In case enlightenment is needed, we have elected an extremist government.

  13. The Bush Administration actually administered the study and was only recently completed. A similar file, published in January of this year, discusses Left-Wing Extremists. Don’t you guys watch Fox News? That’s where they mentioned it.

  14. zionistgoldreport

    McVeigh was undercover black opps. The Feds ran a false flag domestic terror operation. The Southern Poverty law center are Zionists and have themselves been implicated in various false flag operations. Their goal is to demonize Patriots and Christian Patriots and put them in Fema Camps. There is not one dimes worth of difference between Bush and Obama as the same money backed them. The war on Terror and the war in iraq are lies. 911 was an inside job, run by Israels mossad. See the film ‘missing links’ on youtube. Support the ‘constitution’ party if you want your liberty back.

    • I found your comment in my spam catcher, zionistgoldreport. I fished it out to serve as an example of what not to be. If I was a member of the ‘constitution’ party (Constitution for those of you in Rio Linda) I would be very unhappy with you.

  15. Drew and Price blame Bush. Well, isn’t that special. Show me something that corroborates your assertions. Bush has been out of office since January 20. Nine pages of fourteen year old SPLC cut and paste shouldn’t take three months to write.

    But it really doesn’t make any difference which Administration initiated the study. The Obama Administration chose to publish it in time for the Tea Parties. He owns it.

  16. Drew –

    (U) Disgruntled Military Veterans

    (U) After Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1990-1991, some returning military veterans—including Timothy McVeigh—joined or associated with rightwing extremist groups.

    Can you really not see it? I have little patience for feigned obtuseness.

  17. The link doesn’t work to the paper. Do you have another link to it? Thanks

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  20. I see Price stopped by here as well. Fact, yes, there was a so-called “Left wing” study as well. However, it didn’t lump so many people into groups like this current study did. That, is my problem with it.

    Anytime generalizations are used it most often is cover for saying or inferring things that cannot be supported. Ask Afrocity about that one…

    What can I say Red leg?

    AIRBORNE!

  21. krista

    I can’t help but wonder if society is going to revert back to the time of the Salem Witch Trials. This is what it is, is it not? They might as well call everyone a terrorist for we all our not without faults. We all have days consumed by thought of how the government is failing to correctly guiding our country. Does it mean we’re going to pick up a pitchfork and head towards Washington D.C.? I should think that very unlikely, although I must say after I read this I was half tempted. Only joking, but in all seriousness I am an American soldier working towards becoming an Army Intelligence Officer, also I might add I’ve grown up in the church my entire life and while I don’t choose a denomination I believe strongly in the one true GOD. I am for pro-life; in a sense “you break it you buy it.” Murder has no if’s ands or buts. Enough about that, I also found this extremely frustrating as I’m in college working towards a Homeland Security degree to one day work within the government. I find it ironic that the agency I’ve come to know and understand is going to label me a terrorist when in fact I fight for the very ground they stand on. They have some guts to say this; they should know better than to trash veterans, these men and women worked hard to make sure they had the freedom they take so much for granted. Sometimes I wish this country would be taken over by the same people of the Rwanda genocides; maybe then our government and it’s people would appreciate what they had. I leave you with this inside everyone is the ability to do good and inside everyone is the ability to corrupt, sometimes the government doesn’t realize that they are made up of people as well and sometimes they need to ask themselves who really works for them? I can promise you that just as there are liars, thieves, and murders that pass you everyday on the street, there are terrorist in the department that works to diminish terrorism. It’s life, your willing to think otherwise but the best offense is a good defense. Being a soldier I know how much easier it is to attack from behind when their guard is down than to attack from the front where they know your coming. Think about that, DHS before you accuse “the people,” you are the people!

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  23. Howard Lauther

    If you’re going to report, then get your facts straight. “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” was created by the Bush Administration on January 23, 2007, long before most people had even heard of Barrack Obama. Since then, it’s been constantly updated with data which is being continually developed by the use of warrantless wiretaps and other tools via in the Patriot Act, which is unconstitutional. The Bush administration also created a leftwing watch list entitled, “Leftwing Extremists Likely to Increase Use of Cyber Attacks over the Coming Decade.”