Ok, a few weeks ago, I blogged about the Missouri memo which specifically targeted rightwingers, Ron Paul supporters and generally anyone who openly opposes BO's socialist plans for this country. Then the memo was pulled, which was a pretty good sign.
Then I get this in an email from a friend. He basically asked me to PLEASE tell him this is a fake. I checked the watermark on the background against a document I have that I know to be real from Homeland Security...the seal appears to me to be genuine. Ok, so check one. Spelling and grammar checks out as to be written by a professional, with good grasp of the English language(maybe eliminating the possibility it was written by a non- English speaking person in an effort to cause trouble between the gov't and the people--I know, thats kinda far fetched but hey, thanks to 9-11 I question everything) I showed this to a few other people who have long experience with gov't documents and none of them found anything wonky with the report. So, I'm going with a reasonable certainty this is a genuine document...and it scares me.
The opening paragraph says
(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 provided 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.
Ok, so I don't have a problem with them hunting down terrorists, until I read further and find out just who they view as potential terrorist. Highlighted words are my own.
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(U) Key Findings
(U//LES) The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific
information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization andrecruitment.
— (U//LES) Threats from white supremacist and violent antigovernment groups
during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts. Nevertheless, the consequences of a prolonged economic
downturn—including real estate foreclosures, unemployment, and an inability
to obtain credit—could create a fertile recruiting environment for rightwing
extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and
government authorities similar to those in the past.
— (U//LES) Rightwing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first
African American president, and are focusing their efforts to recruit new
members, mobilize existing supporters, and broaden their scope and appeal
through propaganda, but they have not yet turned to attack planning.
(U//FOUO) The current economic and political climate has some similarities to the 1990s when rightwing extremism experienced a resurgence fueled largely by an economic recession, criticism about the outsourcing of jobs, and the perceived threat to U.S. power and sovereignty by other foreign powers.
— (U//FOUO) During the 1990s, these issues contributed to the growth in the
number of domestic rightwing terrorist and extremist groups and an increase in
violent acts targeting government facilities, law enforcement officers, banks,
and infrastructure sectors.
— (U//FOUO) Growth of these groups subsided in reaction to increased
government scrutiny as a result of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and
disrupted plots, improvements in the economy, and the continued U.S. standing
as the preeminent world power.
(U//FOUO) The possible passage of new 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.
So, in a nutshell...everyone but the liberal leftards should be under suspicion for terrorist activities...fellow Americans;INSPITE of having NO evidence that any group or person is planning an attack. Talk about the politics of fear...my God in heaven have we come to neighbor spying on neighbor? Im SO glad the war on foreign terrorism is over and there are no more threats of "man caused disasters" since BO was elected---now he can focus on weeding out those radical Conservatives.
This is the definition of rightwing extremism according to this document:
U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly 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 antigovernment, 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 asingle issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
So, whatever you do, don't talk about the crazy, evil MUSLIM jihadists, or the cowardly Palestinian terrorists who use children for human shields, or ILLEGAL immigrants, or STATES RIGHTS to reject unConsitutional laws or regulations, or the DELIBERATE MURDER OF THE UNBORN in this country...or else you might wind up on the LIST...