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Federal agency warns of radicals on right

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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:42 AM
Federal agency warns of radicals on right

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

"It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says.

Well I hardly know what to say, Odd that this report came out just before the tea parties.

posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:45 AM

return of a few disgruntled war veterans


Seriously? they are going to assume that the veterans are going to come home and immediately do what?

posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:25 PM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

This is another giant leap towards a complete socialist dictatorship.
The following qualifies you for the HSD "watch list":
1.) pro-life
2.) pro-Bill of Rights
3.) returning war veteran
4.) people who stockpile food supplies
5.) "end-times" believers
6.) supporters of states rights

posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:36 PM
This thread is critical, and seems like it's being passed by.

Our Homeland Security Top Bitch is saying that anyone that disagrees with the Obama Administration - conservatives, gun-owners, tea-party protesters, RETURNING MILITARY, and anyone who doesn't like the high taxes and excessive spending is a right wing radical who is to be feared!

This turd Obama is unbelievable. He can always say "I didn't write it." But he DID. These are his handpicked help, those who he's shared his agenda, those who are doing his bidding, and now they've declared a significant percentage of America - possibly a majority as radicals bordering on becoming homegrown terrorists.

The report just has to mention Timothy McVeigh, as though those who don't agree with Obama are cut from the same broad cloth.

This guy is scary.

Because a number of people are speaking out against infringing on their rights that he wants to trample on, he is having them declared potential homeland terrorists.

It will make it easier to open fire on us if he decides to go that far.

We as a country are in deep dookey. Really deep dookey.

posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 09:15 PM
Touchy around here...I'm shocked!! Where were the people who are talking about how Obama is going to take over the country and turn us into a dictatorship when Bush was running roughshod over the Constitution of this country the last 8 years? You have a major network(FOX) ardently promoting these corporate funded ''tea parties", guys like Chuck Norris talking about forming 'cells', skinhead groups growing, talk of states dropping from the US, and people on TV talking vaguely but pointedly about revolution and you wonder why our government might be concerned about this craziness? Grow up. Please. Anyone remember Oklahoma City? It could happen again and their job is to make sure it doesn't. Nowhere in that report are "conservatives" specifically referred to, just "far rightwing" groups. Unless you're a member of a crazy milita or skinhead group then what's your beef? And if any of the 'tea party' crowd thinks that the organizers of those things have their interests at heart then you're a fool. It's about corporations trying to rabble rouse against incoming regulation, nothing more. You really think those people care about you? You really think these tea parties are a grassroots movement?? Wake up already, you're being played. Big business and the rich people who own them don't want their taxes to go up, they don't give a rip about anything else, least of all anyone here. Is Obama to be completly trusted...absolutely not because he's a politician. Does everything he does have something to do with some grand conspiracy to turn America into a dicatorship? Of course not. Get a grip people and never forget, your country comes first. If some people have to pay a bit more in taxes to make our country great again then suck it up buttercup. If you're not willing to do that then you're welcome to leave and good luck finding a better deal anywhere else in the world. There are far too many fake patriots in America today, far too many.

posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:39 PM
reply to post by hawkeye1717

Nowhere in that report are "conservatives" specifically referred to, just "far rightwing" groups.

Actually, the full report is here:

The article that the OP posted is only a commentary.
Read the entire document. Every one of the groups I mentioned above is targeted in the actual report:

For instance, on page 2 of the report, there is this:

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into groups......
It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a
single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

Then there is this, which covers just about everyone on ATS:

Rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures.

Then, there is this, again just about every member of ATS fits this category:

Historically, domestic rightwing extremists have feared, predicted, and anticipated a cataclysmic economic collapse in the United States. Prominent antigovernment conspiracy theorists have incorporated aspects of an impending economic collapse to intensify fear and paranoia among like-minded individuals and to attract recruits during times of economic uncertainty. Conspiracy theories involving declarations of martial law, impending civil strife or racial conflict, suspension of the U.S. Constitution, and the creation of citizen detention camps often incorporate aspects of a failed economy. Antigovernment conspiracy theories and “end times” prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition, and weapons. These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist individuals and groups in the past, such as violent Christian Identity organizations and extremist members of the militia movement.

Illegal immigration:

Over the past five years, various rightwing extremists, including militias and white supremacists, have adopted the immigration issue as a call to action, rallying point, and recruiting tool. 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.

Pages 5 and 6 target gun advocates.

Here's another ATS favorite:

Perceived Threat from Rise of Other Countries (U//FOUO) 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. The dynamics in 2009 are somewhat similar, as other countries, including China, India, and Russia, as well as some smaller, oil-producing states, are experiencing a rise in economic power and influence.

In fact, the document pretty much describes the entire realm of ATS topics.

I could easily see Homeland Security coming to the ATS owners with a warrant, under the Patriot Act, for all members names, IP addresses and other personal information.They would have no choice but to turn that over to the government. The archived posts would be all the "proof" they need to charge the members under the Patriot Act.

Sleep tight.

posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:41 AM
This is truly frightening. Are these people oblivious to the fact that this is a witch hunt, pure and simple? Do they honestly believe they're doing the right thing? I've said it before and i'll say it again: fear obama. He's up to something. You don't just go around reenacting the Salem Witch Trials unless you're about to cause a whole lot of dissent.


posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 05:37 PM
DHS was nothing but the creation of a Gestapo on the sly. Dead eyed federal cops serving 'the law' regardless of how absurd.

posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 05:45 PM
I prefer to distrust both sides of the political spectrum: if you willingly claim the title Democrat or Republican there is a 99.999% chance that I think you are stupid and wouldn't trust you in an out-house with a muzzle on. People still think there is some kind of difference between the two sides and they admit to themselves that there are no Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives or Liberals they will never get past the starting block. The groups can be best summed up as us (the people) and them(the government), always has been and always will be.

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