reply to post by Animal
You've missed the OP's point entirely.
DHS says they "recalled" the list? So what. It made it to the MSM and even ATS a month later; do you really think 'local yokels' just tossed it
out or mailed it back?
The DHS spokesperson Kudwa can say
whatever she, you, and DHS want to believe. However the document speaks for itself and CONTRADICTS
the "official" DHS 'retraction in its own terms:
26 March 2009
Prepared by the Strategic Analysis Group and the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division.
Homeland Security Reference Aids—prepared by the DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)—provide baseline information on a variety of
homeland security issues. This product is one in a series of reference aids designed to provide operational and intelligence advice and
assistance to other elements of DHS, as well as state, local, and regional fusions centers.
DHS/I&A intends this background information to assist federal, state, local, and tribal homeland security and law enforcement officials in
conducting analytic activities. This product provides definitions for key terms and phrases that often appear in DHS analysis that addresses the
nature and scope of the threat that domestic, non-Islamic extremism poses to the United States. Definitions were derived from a variety of
open source materials and unclassified information, then further developed during facilitated workshops with DHS intelligence analysts knowledgeable
about domestic, non-Islamic extremism in the United States.
Have you never heard of "plausible deniability?" Of course DHS is going to deny the existence of, or 'retract' disclosure of documents NOT MEANT
TO BE SEEN BY THE PUBLIC!
The "Domestic Terrorism Lexicon" continues:
Warning: This document is UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (U//FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). It is ... not to be released to the public, the media, or other personnel ... .
This product contains U.S. person information that has been deemed necessary for the intended recipient to understand, assess, or act on the
DHS has in place a program of advice and intelligence that uses these definitions whether this list has been retracted or not! LEOs everywhere are
required to rely on these DHS reports and advisories in their ordinary conduct of "business."
Even if the "Lexicon" is "retracted," the DEFINITIONS exist and are in use everywhere.
These "definitions" provide any LEO sufficient "reasonable suspicion" to effect a stop of almost anyone!
Once stopped, you, your companions, and your immediate surroundings are subject to search, 'for the officer's protection.'
Consider just these 3 "definitions:"
A term used to describe various information sources that provide a forum for interpretations of events and issues that differ radically from those
presented in mass media products and outlets.
A movement of groups or individuals that embraces anticapitalist, Communist, or Socialist doctrines and seeks to bring about change through violent
revolution rather than through established political processes. The term also refers to leftwing, single-issue extremist movements that are
dedicated to causes such as environmentalism, opposition to war, and the rights of animals.
A movement of rightwing groups or individuals who can be broadly divided into those who are primarily hate-oriented, and those who are mainly
antigovernment and reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority. This term also may refer to rightwing extremist movements
that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
See, the actual document: "Domestic Extremism Lexicon
Tell the businessman in Dallas who was ARRESTED for displaying an anti-Oama sign on his work vehicle that he has nothing to worry about. Tell the
Georgia travelers, pulled over and searched for displaying "left-wing" bumper stickers, that it's Okay, DHS changed its mind.
Having worked in law enforcement, I am thoroughly familiar with many agencies and officers who have nothing better to do than exercise their
"authority" at every opportunity the can find, OR CREATE!
You can't "recall" a mentality. You can't recall fear, hatred and prejudice.
DHS has adopted this 'siege mentality' as doctrine.
How do you "recall" denial of the right to speak out on, criticize, or disagree with 'accepted doctrine.'
The UK is a different world, altogether. You forget that Americans REVOLTED against your way of thinking. I'm sure your views and feelings would be
welcomed when you return.
Your "Home Office" publishes lists of people "Banned from Entry to the UK" because they are "considered to have engaged in" certain THOUGHT!
"Home Office 'Names and Shames' 16 People Banned From UK"
Americans are allowed to believe things, and even advocate for and endorse them, that may be antithetical to the "establishment."
If you can't accept that, I'm sure there are regular international flights out of "Nuevo Mexico."