Friday, April 17, 2009

Anything To Fear From Left Wing Radicals?

Apparently Not

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.

Governor Napolitano at CAP

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.


  1. bush admin........1000 embaressments...obama 5

  2. Well as you like to say, he's only been in office 100 days, not 8 years. How many you think he will have at the end of his 4 years?

    By the way, 5 is a very lowball number. You are past that just with some of his nominees.

  3. Did you just completely miss this or are you intentionally stirring the pot?

  4. I am fully aware, but did you read the part of the report that states:

    "(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that cyber attacks are attractive options to leftwing
    extremists who view attacks on economic targets as aligning with their nonviolent,
    “no-harm” doctrine and tactic of “direct action.”"

    That is the hypocrisy of the recent report due to the fact that liberals and the government view left-wing groups as non-violent, when in reality, using PETA and environmentalists as examples, they are not.

    The current report paints right-wing extremists as only potentially violent.