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DHS Warns of 'Right-Wing Extremists'
NBC Chicago News ^ | Updated 6:45 PM CDT, Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | By Andy Barr

Posted on 04/14/2009 7:22:13 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse

A new Department of Homeland Security report is warning law enforcement officials of a growing threat of “right-wing extremist groups.”

“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 right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities,” the report warns.

The report explains that threats so far have been “largely rhetorical,” but points to the April 4 shooting of three police officers in Pittsburgh as a “recent example of potential violence associated with right-wing extremism.”

The document points to both the economic downturn and election of President Barack Obama as potential recruitment tools for militant groups.

“Many right-wing 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,” it reads.

The report also highlights anger directed at illegal immigrants and perceived threats from foreign countries as potential recruiting pitches from the groups.

The department is especially concerned with attempts to “radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat.”

“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,” the report reads.

Throughout the document comparisons are made to the 1990s, a period when the country was rocked by several acts of domestic terrorism including the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.

“Paralleling the current national climate, right-wing extremists during the 1990s exploited a variety of social issues and political themes to increase group visibility and recruit new members,” the report reads. “During the 1990s, these issues contributed to the growth in the number of domestic right-wing terrorist and extremist groups and an increase in violent acts targeting government facilities, law enforcement officers, banks, and infrastructure sectors.”


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Here we go. Right from the mouth of Homeland Security. Font color mine. Bellicose, totalitarian language from Homeland Security.

Potential Right-wing identifiers include people concerned about second amendment rights, those who dislike identity politics (favoring one segment of the population over another). We have a very thinly veiled link to those of us who think illegals need to be deported (we support the law; we are extremist for that).

“Many right-wing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration

Gotta love that one. Disliking Obama is a possible indicator of potential Right Wing Extremism.

Blaming Americans again.

Time to wake up and smell the coffee. Not only has our government done nothing to protect its citizens, this statement demonstrates that our government is overtly hostile to us.

The last paragraph uses the word terrorist. It refers to Oklahoma City and other acts (which were condemned strongly here). I wonder how long it will be before you or I are labeled terrorists because of our opposition to these policies, with prison sentences being imposed.

Be vigilant.

1 posted on 04/14/2009 7:22:14 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Has anyone started the FOIA inquiry on this one?
Who wrote this?
What caused this document to be written and published?
Just a curious bubba here.


2 posted on 04/14/2009 7:23:57 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: pointsal

We will never know, and even if we did - it wouldn’t matter. Obama is exacting his agenda, regardless of anything or anyone.


3 posted on 04/14/2009 7:27:15 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Nouveau McCarthyism - where is the ACLU? (just kiddin’ - they probably helped write the report).....


4 posted on 04/14/2009 7:27:47 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: He Rides A White Horse
As J. Taranto from WSJ noticed today, finally Obama Administration has found the proper context for the use of the word “terrorism” instead of “man-made disaster” - when referring to their political opponents!
5 posted on 04/14/2009 7:28:58 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: He Rides A White Horse

So now the government has painted main stream Americans as “Right Wing Extremists”. This tells those of us who consider our mainstream conservative positions normal the direction and distance that those in power are from us. They have openly admitted that they are far, far, far left of the citizens they are attempting to govern.


6 posted on 04/14/2009 7:30:02 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: He Rides A White Horse
And I count myself among the untold numbers of livid and besmirched Legionnaires. These pigs should be stripped of any protections afforded by the very Constitution they defile at their perverted pleasure, and prosecuted for their subversion.

They are goading us into civil insurrection for the purpose of turning America into a nation under martial law.


7 posted on 04/14/2009 7:30:55 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Thomas Paine on one shoulder, and St. Anger on the other.)
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To: Natural Law

bttt


8 posted on 04/14/2009 7:31:45 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: He Rides A White Horse

and so many think this was impossible here in the US....

if you are not a progressive- you are a right wing terrorist?

nice...

and the recruiting tools for the right wing terrorists are- the progressive policies that have CAUSED THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, etc....

priceless


9 posted on 04/14/2009 7:32:02 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Wow....

Hadn’t heard about this......


10 posted on 04/14/2009 7:32:12 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

If you read the report it is obvious that DHS is singling out “whites” is this not racial profiling?


11 posted on 04/14/2009 7:33:01 PM PDT by sasafras (TIME FOR A RESURGENCE - FREEDOM IS NOT FREE - NO MORE COMPLAINING - LET'S GET BUSY!)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

an outright attempt to discedit those patriots and Constitutionalists that will protest tomorrow


12 posted on 04/14/2009 7:33:10 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

So if I dislike the Resident...er...President...I’m an extremist?

I suppose none of those tofu-eating, dope smoking FM types that Rush speaks of who hated Bush aren’t extremists at all?


13 posted on 04/14/2009 7:33:17 PM PDT by RockinRight (How do you like your Savior now, libs? Looks like Jimmy Carter is no longer the worst President...)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

MEMORIALIZED IN SONG

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2229163/posts


14 posted on 04/14/2009 7:33:56 PM PDT by doug from upland (10 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Viking2002

Viking.....you hit the nail on the head once again.


15 posted on 04/14/2009 7:34:13 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'.)
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To: pointsal
My first thought on reading this is that the liberal left-wing extremists (formerly known as National Socialists) are baiting the constitutional conservatives in the hopes of making any reply into a self-fulfilling prophesy....much like the "Brown-shirts" of an earlier generation. Do not be baited!

The President's federal civilian defense force will be at the ready to suppress all defenders of the Constitution with all the quasi-military force they can justify.

16 posted on 04/14/2009 7:37:15 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Take back America. Tell Congress to oppose un-Constitutional spending and resist higher taxes.)
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To: eeevil conservative

17 posted on 04/14/2009 7:44:21 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; All
'Viking.....you hit the nail on the head once again.'

I may be coarse; I may be crude; I may be insulting; I may piss people off (I marinate in that ); but I won't hitch up my skirt and hide behind the politically-and-socially correct living room curtains of etiquette. I'll call a spade a spade, feelings and sensibilities be damned. The time for polite conversation ended when Dutch Reagan left office. And that was in it's twilight even before then. Enough is enough! What the hell does it take to get people motivated? Are they waiting for the ACLU to file lawsuits arguing that the Easter Bunny is too religious for public display?


18 posted on 04/14/2009 7:49:16 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Thomas Paine on one shoulder, and St. Anger on the other.)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Freepers being profiled.


19 posted on 04/14/2009 7:49:36 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: He Rides A White Horse

(At the risk of being added to the “right-wing extremist” list), Claire Wolfe, please pick up the red courtesy phone...


20 posted on 04/14/2009 7:50:17 PM PDT by theymakemesick (Buraq (buh- rok) Winged creature that carried mohammed on his Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem)
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To: Rapscallion
The Tonton Macoutes, not brown-shirts , are the historic parallel.

"François Duvalier (better known as "Papa Doc") came to power in 1957, as a democratically elected leader on a populist platform. He had previously served as Minister of Health. After an attempted coup against him in 1958, Duvalier rewrote the Haitian constitution, making himself a President for Life. Believing the Army was planning to overthrow him (as they had previous leaders), he disbanded all law enforcement agencies in Haiti, including the army. He executed all high-ranking Generals. To keep law enforcement completely loyal to his own ruling family, in 1959 he created a private security force, the Tonton Macoutes, who were granted automatic amnesty through his powers for any crime they committed."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonton_Macoute

21 posted on 04/14/2009 7:50:17 PM PDT by dmcnash (Remember, your only president for life!)
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To: RasterMaster

This is very serious stuff. We must start organizing against this state by state like Texas is doing. Obama is a fascist.


22 posted on 04/14/2009 7:50:22 PM PDT by madmominct ("Liberalism is a slow road to despotism." -- The Great One, Mark Levin)
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To: pointsal
Has anyone started the FOIA inquiry on this one? Who wrote this? What caused this document to be written and published? Just a curious bubba here.

Rest assured that even if this wasn't written in the WH, at least the zero reviewed it and approved its leak to the nearly bankrupt old lame stream media. FOUO is not to be disseminated outside the US Government.
23 posted on 04/14/2009 7:51:35 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

So the right pushes to create the Department of Homeland Security and now the left is using DHS to itimidate American citizens protesting about government overspending.

Never saw that coming ... /s


24 posted on 04/14/2009 7:53:49 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: He Rides A White Horse
our government is overtly hostile to us.

Never fear. Law-abiding FReepers will always toe the line.

25 posted on 04/14/2009 7:54:22 PM PDT by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters | America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

So the right pushes to create the Department of Homeland Security and now the left is using DHS to itimidate American citizens protesting about government overspending.

Never saw that coming ... /s


26 posted on 04/14/2009 7:57:00 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: He Rides A White Horse

My response:

I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who stole our retirements, the future of our children, our freedoms and are knocking our Constitution down, will hear all of us soon.

There.. that should help make that cow wet her bed.


27 posted on 04/14/2009 7:57:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail..... Obama=Failure in Chief with the Audacity of Dope.....)
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To: He Rides A White Horse
Let me get this straight.

Republicans think abortion is wrong. Democrats think its ok to kill babies up to 9 months in the womb (Some, like Obama and Singer at Princeton thinks it ok to kill them after birth.)

Republicans think marriage is between one man and one women. Democrats want marriage open to whoever and whatever. (Singer at Princeton thinks bestiality is ok, not sure what Obama thinks.)

Republicans want free speech and democrats want to limit speech on the right. (and thoughts.)

Democrats think Americans who work hard pay there bills and are successful are bad, but those who run up credit cards, buy expensive cars and houses they can't afford and who expect others to pay for there lifestyle are good..

Democrats think Republicans should be prosecuted even if not guilty (they are guilty of being Republicans) BUT, Democrats who don't pay taxes, lie to the senate, kill women by driving off a bridge in Chappaquiddick while drunk and leave her to die, have gay partner running male prostitute ring out of house, walks free after stealing and destroying top-secret national security documents, illegally obtained a copy of Republican Lt. Gov. Michael Steele's credit report......are ok..

These people will really enjoy hell someday.

28 posted on 04/14/2009 8:00:24 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Cheerio

ROTFLMAOL!

FOUO is even less protected than UNCLASSIFIED.
Where were you during/after the Carter years?

This is pure political/media spin, and even less than worthless.


29 posted on 04/14/2009 8:03:29 PM PDT by sarasmom (Buyers Remorse Date : Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

30 posted on 04/14/2009 8:05:24 PM PDT by radar101
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To: Linda Frances

I would say they have the Hell scared out of them. Look at all that is going on, they are paranoid to the max. They are just beginning to realize just how many of us that there are out here, that are tired of their crap and are ready to mobilize. I would take this as an eminent sign that they are scared to death. They know that this is the building crescendo. They fear the thunderclap that is coming.


31 posted on 04/14/2009 8:05:49 PM PDT by Concho (01-20-2009--The beginning of an ERROR)
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To: radar101
Where can I buy this T-shirt by tomorrow?
32 posted on 04/14/2009 8:09:13 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: He Rides A White Horse
These people are scared sh!tless of us!

BRING IT!

33 posted on 04/14/2009 8:18:04 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Linda Frances

Janet Reno Napolitano can kiss my right-wing arse!
She truly has decided to piss off millions of uswith this commie nonsense!
Sic Semper Tyrannis!


34 posted on 04/14/2009 8:20:09 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot (Greetings from Yorktown..the cradle of our Republic! Let's keep it!)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Foxworthy.....Let me start...If you_____ ______ _____ you
might be a Right Wing Extremist.


35 posted on 04/14/2009 8:23:08 PM PDT by topfile
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To: topfile

Pray to God


36 posted on 04/14/2009 8:23:53 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot (Greetings from Yorktown..the cradle of our Republic! Let's keep it!)
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To: Linda Frances

DUmocrats are and always have been the DOMESTIC ENEMY of the American people....

http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/robert_ingersoll/indianapolis_speech76.html


37 posted on 04/14/2009 8:26:44 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: topfile
Own a gun.

Think for yourself.

Know your history.

38 posted on 04/14/2009 8:32:31 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: He Rides A White Horse
"The department is especially concerned with attempts to “radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat.”

They don't have to worry just about "returning veterans...there's another 20+million that have been home for a long time.

Every stinkin' one of us knows how to shoot...and 90+% own a weapon.

While veterans differ on politics across a very broad spectrum...the scale leans decidedly to the right.

39 posted on 04/14/2009 8:42:18 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: radar101

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2229057/posts?page=28#28


40 posted on 04/14/2009 8:43:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: pointsal
Michael Savage, radio talk-show host, pledged on his show today that he will launch a FOIA inquiry on this...and Joseph Farah of Worldnet Daily agreed to join...on the same segment.

Yes, we'll hear more on this.

41 posted on 04/14/2009 8:44:24 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: TennTuxedo
"Freepers being profiled".

Count on it.

I assure you the technology exists to trace you back to your real name and address...without Jim's cooperation.

All us freepers should know that what we say here could create an official interest.

42 posted on 04/14/2009 8:48:24 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: He Rides A White Horse

The core of the Feb. 20, 2009 Missouri Report is the same as the Home Land Security Report just issued -

... both have an origin at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2212190/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2213185/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2215120/posts
Missouri Highway Patrol rescinds controversial militia report


43 posted on 04/14/2009 8:53:26 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: He Rides A White Horse
I, for one, welcome our new Overlords...


44 posted on 04/14/2009 8:56:08 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Viking2002; NordP; SoCalPol
What the hell does it take to get people motivated?

Well, you've got some FReepers that have now been video'd by DHS and considered a threat to our Country!! But guess what? We'll be back out there tomorrow with our signs and our flags.....unless we get pulled over for speeding (they did film license plates...eeks!)

45 posted on 04/14/2009 8:58:16 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (WASS-----FUBO----O.B.A.M.A.!)
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To: pointsal

You’re right. It’s time to stop grousing and use our rights, privileges and protections as free people to challenge this lunacy.


46 posted on 04/14/2009 9:13:05 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ("Significant problems we face can not be solved by the same level of thinking that created them")
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To: ArmyTeach

PS: If we don’t take action now, a year from now may be too late.


47 posted on 04/14/2009 9:13:47 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ("Significant problems we face can not be solved by the same level of thinking that created them")
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To: pointsal

I was watching TV, and I caught some blurb from Lou Dobbs, did a search, and traced it back to NBC Chicago. He was reporting it on his so-called ‘news’.


48 posted on 04/14/2009 9:17:36 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: Natural Law
They have openly admitted that they are far, far, far left of the citizens they are attempting to govern.

In addition, those who want the law enforced on immigration are being painted as potential 'outlaws'. It's crazy.

49 posted on 04/14/2009 9:20:16 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: Viking2002
They are goading us into civil insurrection for the purpose of turning America into a nation under martial law.

I agree. I got the feeling that the government wants confrontation when I read this.

“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 right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities,” the report warns.

50 posted on 04/14/2009 9:23:30 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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