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Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real
http://michellemalkin.com ^ | April 14, 2009 12:01 AM | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 04/13/2009 10:02:53 PM PDT by ebiskit

Yesterday, Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:

Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.

The “report” was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.

I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople, who have been tied up preparing for a very important homeland security event later today: The First Lady is coming to visit their Washington office. Priorities, you know.

Well, the press office got back to me and verified that the document is indeed for real.

They were very defensive — preemptively so — in asserting that it was not a politicized document and that DHS had done reports on “leftwing extremism” in the past. I have covered DHS for many years and am quite familiar with past assessments they and the FBI have done on animal rights terrorists and environmental terrorists. But those past reports have always been very specific in identifying the exact groups, causes, and targets of domestic terrorism, i.e., the ALF, ELF, and Stop Huntingdon wackos who have engaged in physical harassment, arson, vandalism, and worse against pharmaceutical companies, farms, labs, and university researchers.

By contrast, the piece of crap report issued on April 7 is a sweeping indictment of conservatives. And the intent is clear. As the two spokespeople I talked with on the phone today made clear: They both pinpointed the recent “economic downturn” and the “general state of the economy” for stoking “rightwing extremism.” One of the spokespeople said he was told that the report has been in the works for a year. My b.s. detector went off the chart, and yours will, too, if you read through the entire report — which asserts with no evidence that an unquantified “resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalizations activity” is due to home foreclosures, job losses, and…the historical presidential election.

In Obama land, there are no coincidences. It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs (check this one out comparing the Tea Party movement to the Weather Underground!) and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.

From the report, p.2:

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 a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

From the report. p. 3:

(U//LES) Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers.

(U) Exploiting Economic Downturn

(U//FOUO) 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. Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish “financial elites.” These “accusatory” tactics are employed to draw new recruits into rightwing extremist groups and further radicalize those already subscribing to extremist beliefs. DHS/I&A assesses this trend is likely to accelerate if the economy is perceived to worsen.

From the report, p. 5:

(U//FOUO) 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.

And echoing the anti-military bigotry last seen in that disgusting Penn State University training video, there’s this on p. 7:

(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans

(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.

There’s no hackneyed left-wing stereotype of conservatives left behind in this DHS intelligence and analysis assessment. I asked both DHS spokespeople to tell me who, specifically, the report was accusing of “rightwing extremist chatter” and which “antigovernment” groups are being monitored as “extremists.” They say they’ll get back to me.

In the meantime, be aware of this from the report, p. 8:

(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and social factors that drive rightwing extremist radicalization.

Better make a few last-minute signs for the Tea Party. Obama’s DHS is watching:

Honk if you’re a radicalized rightwing extremist!

Guilty of rightwing extremist chatter

Anti-government, pro-freedom: Sue me

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To: meyer; All
Just more theme and diversion,IMHO.

They will throw so much sh_t at us that we spend all our time defending ourselves and coming back from their lies that the printing presses which do the real damage never stop.

At the end of his firs two years we are so hopelessly in debt that they win we lose.

501 posted on 04/15/2009 7:47:20 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Stoat

The primary goal is to slow down an illegal dynamic entry by making the primary entrance more breach resistant, giving the occupants a bit more time to respond. It would be difficult (and expensvie) to make make the entrance breach-proof; and, as you pointed out, against the law.

Some type of well hidden early detection system would also be a good supplement.


502 posted on 04/15/2009 7:54:21 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: ebiskit

Patriotic dissent does no exist in socialist states. Since socialism is perfection in their view, dissent is treason.


503 posted on 04/15/2009 7:56:39 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Cacique

“Hey, Barney! Wanna meet Spike?”
“No, thanks, Biww. I’m awweady fuww!”

504 posted on 04/15/2009 8:00:38 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Excellence

Well, those words no longer have weight since the federal oligarchy decided to usher in the affiramtive action fraud by ignoring legal challenges to his constitutionally defined eligibility. The Constitutional contract was abrogated by those elected and appointed and cannot be re-instituted so long as Democrats hold power to continue the federal oligarchy of their dreams. They will not relinquish power this time, they have a big bag of ACORNs to insure their continued reign until the O bow ma militias are in place..


505 posted on 04/15/2009 8:04:53 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: newgeezer

Now this is interesting. It reminds me of when the dems tried to kill homeschooling and senator Dick Army prevented it. I hope we still have some people like him in the Senate.


506 posted on 04/15/2009 8:07:50 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (I can reach across the aisle without even using my sights.)
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To: MHGinTN
The operative words in your post being "as long as Democrats hold power.

If we don't stop their juggernaut, and soon,(right now the only potential we have is to destroy his numbers,) we are looking at a socialistic country in his first 4 years,IMHO.

507 posted on 04/15/2009 8:27:28 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: rodguy911

That is why the affiramtive action liar-in-chief’s minions infecting FR of late keep trying to divert attention from exposing his current constitutional ineligibility to waiting the four years until another election occurs. R Emanuels four year plan will be devastating to the dead Constitutional Republic, if fully achieved.


508 posted on 04/15/2009 8:31:23 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: ebiskit

Ping for later


509 posted on 04/15/2009 8:56:27 AM PDT by schu
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To: Carry_Okie

>I warned FReepers at the time of the formation of DHS and the PATRIOT Act that they were but excuses to consolidate powers to be turned over to a leftist president at the end of the Bush Administration.<

You most certainly were right. As much as I dislike LBJ, his words were and are alarmingly true in this day and age:

“You do not examine legislation in light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.” Lyndon Baines Johnson


510 posted on 04/15/2009 9:20:28 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: MHGinTN
Exactly its all theme and deception. Say one thing and do another.

Say exactly what every audience he is in front of wants to hear and than do what you were going to do anyway.

Blame us for everything and then advance the major socialist agenda in the background never the foreground.

Like the tea parties, they are never mentioned in the DBM unless in a demoralizing way,same BS.

They think they can get away with anything and we won't catch on.

511 posted on 04/15/2009 9:39:24 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Darnright
You most certainly were right. As much as I dislike LBJ...

The father of modern indentured constituency.

His progenitor was more to the point:

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
512 posted on 04/15/2009 11:23:50 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (It's time to waterboard that teleprompter and find out what it knows.)
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To: ebiskit

Dear Congressman / Senator _____(yours here)____

I am outraged, hurt and insulted by the paranoid and politically partisan report from the Obama Administration that castigates and stereotypes all veterans as potential “Extremists”.

We all know how to read between the lines and we as honorable former federal employees and officials who put our lives on the line multiple times for the freedoms of ALL Americans - we know federal double-talk when we see it.

Lets all not try to kid ourselves or play denial games about how outrageous and insulting this trashy bit of partisan-hack-hit-piece really is.

This is politically motivated and we all know it.

Further, the report was deliberately written with vague, inflammatory, divisive, defamatory and libelous language devised to try to instill fear in all Americans of our honorable veterans instead of honoring their service.

No amount of denial, double talk or mealy-mouthed excuses from arrogant officials in the Obama Administration can hide the message and signal that the Obama Administration wants law enforcement at all levels to target veterans for extra “surveillance”.

They can attempt to deny it and spin damage control all they want - we are calling BS on it.

This is simply one more piece of evidence that this Administration itself has a Stalinist level of paranoia and is populated with Far Left Wing Extremists.

This cannot stand, and to avoid further damaging and dividing this nation the Obama Administration MUST retract this statement in full, admit fully that they are wrong, and issue a nationally televised apology.

We will not rest until this is done.

I am also asking Senator & ______ and Congressman______ to look into this matter and take appropriate action. We need bi-partisan congressional condemnation of this reprehensible attack from this administration on our fine men and women serving past, present and future.

Respectfully Signed,

A Military Retiree AND Veteran from a family of Veterans.

(Send to members of both parties.)


513 posted on 04/15/2009 1:33:43 PM PDT by FTL
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To: ebiskit

This is a last ditch effort by Obama to make all of us who don’t agree with him out to be some kind of nuts.

Obama is trying desperately to silence us through fear tactics. See it for what it really is people ..an attempt to take away our freedom of speech.

FUBO


514 posted on 04/15/2009 1:59:12 PM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: DungeonMaster
It reminds me of when the dems tried to kill homeschooling and senator Dick Army prevented it. I hope we still have some people like him in the Senate.

Back then, the Dems didn't have the almighty Dept. of Homeland Security to do their dirty work. Congressman Dick Armey was the House Majority Leader. Today's Republicans are all bark and no bite. If they seem to be conservative, it's only because of their minority status.

515 posted on 04/15/2009 2:20:58 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bluebird Singing

Steele the Silent One probably agrees with this.


516 posted on 04/15/2009 3:12:11 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: matt1234

What would that have to do with anything? The AES standard, for example, was not developed by Americans. All candidates were thoroughly analyzed based on a variety of factors by a mostly academic community. It’s unlikely a backdoor exists in any of them. All encryption ciphers are “known” in the sense that all of their security rests on prevention of disclosure of the key. You can look at the algorithm, but it’s not going to give you any information to link the ciphertext with the plaintext.


517 posted on 04/15/2009 4:07:18 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: flintsilver7

What if the government obtained the keys? That is possible, right? I imagine the goverment is constantly trying to decipher foreign communications.


518 posted on 04/15/2009 4:20:25 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: newgeezer
Who knew that the development of Homeland Security would turn into a corrupted arm of a corrupt and inept and scared President? Sad. What a bunch of commie worms have taken over our world.
519 posted on 04/15/2009 6:05:26 PM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: babyfreep
Many on here knew that this and the Patriot Act was going be used against us.

I never agreed with the creation of DHS or even TSA. However, I still believe we needed to do exactly what the Patriot Act did. Spy on the Terrorists. It was effective for exactly what it was intended to do.

The real problem here isn't the Patriot Act. It is who was elected. Elections have consequences. Many mindless D voters or fence sitter "moderates" who voted for Obama have no idea what they voted for or what they are going to get. They will not be happy.

Make no mistake, Obama will spy on you no matter what, Patriot Act (used in ways it is not supposed to be used) or no Patriot Act.

He will paint us as Terrorists, no matter what. The Patriot Act was written for people who wanted to bring the Republic down (Terrorists). It was not written for people who want to preserve the Republic (law abiding Constitution followers.)

For Obama to redefine the term Terrorist to include people who want to see the Republic survive as it was intended to be is the problem, not the Patriot Act. If the Patriot Act is the problem, then ANY law is a problem because RATS will always redefine what it means. Look at what they are trying to do to redefine the 2nd Amendment.

The Patriot Act is beside the point. The RATS will do what they want, including redefining words. They have redefined marriage, gender, gun rights, voter rights, how you become a citizen, I could go on. The point is, to them, we are now terrorists. I am not surprised.

520 posted on 04/15/2009 6:49:55 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: SteamShovel

You are correct. No, I’m not surprised, either. But it is so sad.


521 posted on 04/15/2009 7:08:41 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: SkyPilot
We were glad Jan Brewer, a GOP woman, replaced Napolitano. Napolitano packed up his after shave and left the state for greener pastures in the District of Corruption working for Zero.
522 posted on 04/15/2009 8:17:56 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cacique

Deny the 1st, feel the 2nd.

tahDeetz


523 posted on 04/15/2009 8:39:16 PM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican ( I see Red People ))
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To: EdReform; All
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence."

-- Charles A. Beard, Historian (1874-1948)

No argument coming from here:

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act

~ George Orwell

524 posted on 04/15/2009 8:42:17 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (It it wasn't for Double Standards, the Left would have No Standards.)
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To: matt1234

Keys should be changed frequently (and generally they are). This is not because the key could be cracked - it’s because the key could be leaked, lost, stolen, or what have you. While I imagine governments do indeed try to obtain encryption keys, I can’t see how they would be valuable for very long. If you were to tap some sort of communications link and store all the ciphertext you can for some period of time (not an easy task), you might be able to get a key for that data in the future (perhaps it would be less protected). That data could be of no use - perhaps it was time-sensitive.


525 posted on 04/15/2009 9:03:24 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: El Gato; All

Data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) show background checks on the sale of firearms jumped 29.2 percent in March when compared to March 2008 and were up 27.1 percent for the first quarter of 2009 over the same quarter last year.

NICS Background Checks 2009 The increase follows a 23 percent rise in February, a 28 percent rise in January, a 24 percent rise in December and a 42 percent jump in November, when a record 1,529,635 background checks were performed.

Even October 08 sales were up over the previous year, but just not as much as the months following the election.

526 posted on 04/15/2009 10:09:58 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (Annoy a Liberal: Work hard and live free)
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To: Republic
Who knew that the development of Homeland Security would turn into a corrupted arm of a corrupt and inept and scared President?

Anyone who cares to look past the end of their nose into the future, that's who.

There's a reason the Constitution limits the power of the central government. The sheeple are all too happy to cede all sorts of powers to the government when they believe the government is on their side. ("Of course gun control makes sense. Confiscation? Don't be ridiculous!") But, one day, the sheeple wake up and realize they failed to heed the obvious warnings before they went ahead and, simply because he was a CHANGE from the incumbent('s party), voted for a superficially attractive candidate who tickled their ears (gave them HOPE) but turns out to be, for instance, a commie-socialist dictator.

527 posted on 04/16/2009 7:50:13 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi

re: #355

I was kind of kidding in #355, but the Pandemic Panic card has just been dropped:

Pandemic Alert: Mystery Illness in Mexico
Swine Flu in USA
Rish of Pandemic

Right on the heels of the "extremist" panic.
Odd coincidence? Or are they playing this deck?
What are the odds of calling this?

"Just as a rough guess, it seems likely they will go to the "Epidemic" card next, hyping some panic about Bird Flu, SARS, a new mutated form of AIDS or some as yet unknown virus which they will hype a panic about, claiming everyone needs some new vaccine.Or they could go back to the Rush Limbaugh card. "
355 posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 2:46:09 PM

528 posted on 04/24/2009 7:34:14 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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