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The Department of Homeland Security issued a report that said that law enforcement agencies should be on the alert for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as they were at risk for being recruited by right-wing extremists.
Backtracking slightly Secretary Janet Napolitano said that this report was merely an assessment and not meant to accuse anyone of anything. More of a heads up I guess you would say. A footnote in the report was particularly troubling:
"...Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," said that while there is no specific information that domestic right-wing terrorists are planning acts of violence, such acts could come from unnamed "rightwing extremists" concerned about illegal immigration, abortion, increasing federal power and restrictions on firearms -- and singled out returning war veterans as susceptible to recruitment...(Fox News)
Number one, is there anything to fear from left-wing terrorist organizations, or are they all non-violent and rational. Groups like PETA and some environmental organizations that burn down and destroy property in order to protest against the destruction of the environment?
Two, why are returning veterans singled out as the group to be concerned about. Is defending our country a recipe for a path to radicalism?
Third, is anyone concerned and dedicated to a focused cause fodder for terrorism?
Yet one more embarrassment for the Administration.