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Homeland Security on guard for ‘right-wing extremists’– Returning U.S. military veterans singled out as particular threats”:

WASHINGTON – A newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed “right-wing extremists” concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats.

The report, titled “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” dated April 7, states that “threats from white supremacist and violent anti-government groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts.”

However, the document, first reported by talk-radio host and WND columnist Roger Hedgecock, goes on to suggest worsening economic woes, potential new legislative restrictions on firearms and “the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”

The report from DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines right-wing extremism in the U.S. as “divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

“[T]he consequences of a prolonged economic downturn – including real estate foreclosures, unemployment and an inability to obtain credit – could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past,” the report says.

Read the whole thing… and pick a side. I know which side I am on. â—„Daveâ–º

4 Responses to “Homeland Insecurity”

  • John says:

    I guess this means we’re on a watch list Dave. I meet all the criteria listed except caring that we have an African American president. Veteran–Check. Own Guns–Check. Frustrated with government –Check.

    But, if it makes any difference, I’m sure Daniel Morgan would have been on a watch list back in 1775. I take it I’m in good company then.

  • Agreed, John. I read the whole report and there were a few contact e-mails for HS where local authorities can report suspicious characters. I think I will e-mail them my Gun Collecting essay to make sure I am on the list. Sort of a John Hancock move. 🙂 â—„Daveâ–º

  • sheebe says:

    I am a right winger then. There is no way I support anything that our Leader is doing. I am against Abortions, Embryo Stem Cell, and Illegal Immigration. I am also against a corrupted Government that wants to expand. We need little Government and they need to stay out of our Business. Last but not least, I am a Pro Gun Owner! Will not give them up at any cost.

  • Uh oh… they are going to run out of room on their watch list. When will it occur to them that they are out numbered and the watched are watching the watchers? 🙂 â—„Daveâ–º

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