Skip to comments.Napolitano: Veterans are Targets of Right-Wing Extremist Recruiters
Posted on 04/19/2009 5:35:11 PM PDT by pleikumud
he head of homeland security said Sunday she regrets that some people took offense over a report warning that right-wing extremist groups were trying to recruit disgruntled troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
But Secretary Janet Napolitano added that "a number of groups far too numerous to mention" want to commit domestic terrorism attacks and are looking for new recruits.
She told a cable news network the warning report that went out to American law enforcement agencies was consistent with reports that were issued before.
"Here is the important point. The report is not saying that veterans are extremists. Far from it. What it is saying is returning veterans are targets of right-wing extremist groups that are trying to recruit those to commit violent acts within the country. We want to do all we can to prevent that," she said.
The intelligence assessment released to law enforcement on April 7 claims news of recession, the election of an African American president, rumors of new gun restrictions and the inability of veterans to reintegrate create fertile ground for radicalizing and recruiting right-wing extremists
Of particular interest among radicals is possible recruitment of returning troops with "combat skills and experience" so as to boost their "violent capabilities," the report said.
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Now Napolitano is saying that veterans are too dumb to be trusted. She is telling veterans, which includes me, that they can't be trusted after returning home from risking their lives to protect the United States and the freedom we enjoy still .... despite the best efforts of liberals to undermine the Constitution and the rule of law.
If it were not for our soldiers, we would not have freedom of the press, assembly, and speech. If it were not for our soldiers, property rights and religious liberty would not exist. If it were not for our soldiers, Obama would not have had a chance to run for president, and Napolitano would not have her high-paying bureaucratic government job. If it were not for our soldiers, the Supreme Court wouldn't dare make controversial decisions. If it were not for our soldiers, Congress would not be free to discuss and pass legislation.
Napolitano continues to insult me and millions of others who have risked their lives to defend freedom.
She and Obama should be more concerned about radical leftist professors who are brain-washing college students. Veterans should be respected for their sacrifices and accomplishments. They have kept the world safe for democracy. They liberated 50 million people in Iraq and Afghanistan from tyranny, torture, and death at the hands of the Taliban and Saddam Hussein. They fought to protect South Vietnam from aggression. They liberated Europe from the evils of National Socialism. They defeated the USSR, the Evil Empire, under the direction of a real President - Ronald Reagan.
Instead of treating veterans with respect, the Obama administration is telling our all-volunteer military that they are suspects, not to be trusted. How many will continue to serve if they are considered by our government to be dumb and susceptible to manipulation by Islamists and other extremists?
The real suspects hold high offices, and need to be fired or voted out. Frankly, I wouldn't trust Napolitano or Obama for two seconds with my wallet, but I would gladly hand it to a veteran.
The woman needs to be fired.
She sure is somethin’......
This woman is tired, done, and needs to go away.
First rule of Holes: When you’re in one, stop digging...
Will they be tempted? Or will they, like all the rest of us, keep her in our sight as we back carefully away to someplace safer.
“Napolitano added that ‘a number of groups far too numerous to mention’ want to commit domestic terrorism attacks and are looking for new recruits.”
The whole “too numerous to mention” thing is usually a lie. Especially when it comes to stuff like this. If someone asked me to name corrupt politicians, sure, I’d say they’re too numerous to mention. But if I was pressed to name left-wing radical groups, no problem. ACORN, ELF, La Raza, Code Pink, don’t know if Weathermen or SLA are still around.
Not saying all those groups actually sponsor terrorism. The right-wing groups Homeland Security is tracking probably don’t either.
I hang around airports and military bases....my hands wringing....my long hooked, warty nose quivering...Just waiting for those vulnerable vets to get off a plane or come off the base so I can recruit them into a life of terrorism.....Heh...heh...heh...
I’d like to slap that skanky butch-looking biotch.
The List, ping
Obama, Napolitano, et al., were targets for left-wing, communist recruiters. The "communists" had a lot more success.
Republicans are trying to Recruit returning Iraq Veterans to “Run for Office”.
Count on it.
Plan on it.
Report on it.
Talk to Murtha in Pennsylvania.
She sure is digging herself in deeper, isn’t she!
She needs to be fired.
Bingo we have a winner!
You get it.
He is going to decimate the military and will have a bunch of recent vets angry with him.
He thinks he can tame them before, ....
How dare you discredit the Secratary of the Department of Homosexuals (DHS)!!!!
Of course returning vets get recruited into "right-wing-extremist" groups....where do you think the VFW, American Legion, and NRA get their members? /s
“a number of groups far too numerous to mention”
Obama has no hesitation releasing sensitive documents which devastate our intelligence gathering capabilities.
But, they get shy and refuse to name any of the hundreds of groups suddenly recruiting the blood thirsty ,
stupid, gun loving,
racist, baby killers ?
The same men and women that were known during the Bush administration as proudly and honorably serving their country.
It’s also amazing that only white members of the military could ever be lured by extremist organizations.
If we had a Commander in Chief who respected the military ,Napolitano would have already been fired.
But, Obama will probably give her a promotion and a commendation.
Former Arizona Governor
and CFR Stooge
The governor who vetoed legislation intending to prevent voting by foreign invaders...”
Take it from a Blue Water Navy Vietnam veteran. (Yeah, and contrary to what you hear, I did get spit on. Personally.)
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There is a question that sits like an 900 lbs gorilla next to Napolitano and 0bama. No administration before them, not Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton or George Bush has ever declared its military, the same people who daily put their lives on the line defending this country, to be a threat to national security.
What does the 0bama administration plan to do that will make these very people who swear to protect and defend the constitution want to attack the govt?
Someone in our govt or media needs to start asking what is really going on here. It’s not about Napolitano being a nutcase because they actually are afraid of the military. We need to get them to show the country their fear of the people who defend us, their fear of those who obey the law, their fear of those who believe in this country and though they probably will never admit it, make it clear to all the real reasons why they fear America and its defenders.
“How dare you discredit the Secratary of the Department of Homosexuals (DHS)!!!!
Of course returning vets get recruited into “right-wing-extremist” groups....where do you think the VFW, American Legion, and NRA get their members? /s
Since I am not too smart, it must have been easy :O)
Whew, that's a relief. She's not trying to offend all of us right wing extremists, just warn others about us.
Napolitano: Veterans are Targets of Right-Wing Extremist Recruiters
Posted on 04/19/2009 7:36:31 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Put the heat on the rest of these clowns to DEMAND Napolitanos resignation!
Write your Senators!!
Write your reps!!!
She just cant leave well enough alone. She is obsessed with a hatred (or fear) for veterans.
Actually, I think the Secretary should name them and present the evidence if she is going to make such vague and broadspread allegations.
Ok, so let me get this right, she is saying...
Our soldiers, who are sacrificing their lives to fight terrorism for our country, may be a target of recruitment to commit terrorism when they return from the ME? OMG, that’s insane sounding.
May God bless our military, our troops, and our vets, Amen.
They say it would harm our country if they released the TARP recipients, yet they release our interrogation methods and discredit our veterans.
Non-Veterans FAR MORE likely to commit crimes:
“On second thought, maybe we should be on the lookout for Non-Veterans?
Im really sick of this bigotry .and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is but the latest example of a disgusting ignorant prejudice that lives, respected, repeated, and honored, by the movers and shakers in our society. And now the anti-military bigots are in the highest seats of government.
Her warning, sent out last week to every law enforcement agency in the nation, stated that law enforcement on the lookout for terrorists should be particularly wary of military veterans.
Because, you know, they are unstable.
This ignited a firestorm in some quarters (though not in Hyde Park, Harvard or Boulder). So under pressure, she apologized, sort of. Napolitano said she felt genuinely bad for law-abiding vets who may have felt unappreciated. But she didnt apologize for her story line, and indeed, went on in her apology to point out that, well you know, Timothy McVeigh was a soldier, you know.
Which goes to show you, lots of veterans are unstable, you know.
If you dont believe veterans are unstable, click yourself some Netflix. Hollywood, in its thoughtless reversion to stereotype, loves to feature the pitiable crazy vet, locked in a nightmare of violence. And why should we bother to investigate the facts in cold and silent black and white when we have the gory intensity of the surround-sound screen to inform us?
Or we could rely upon the press, who, when a crime is committed by a veteran, never fails to make that the central, salient feature of the narrative. They dont report whether the criminal is Protestant or Catholic, a Buddhist or a Baptist, Republican or Democrat, or whether hes a college graduate or a community-college dropout. But a veteran? Oh, baby, now theres a story line!
And those stories, true stories, make it clear that vets are unstable.
Or are they?
It is a fact that Timothy McVeigh was a soldier. Its also a fact that there are 26 million male veterans in the United States. Thats a lot one out of every 5 adult males. If veterans had a tendency toward instability, they should account for for more than 1/5 of crimes committed.
But they dont.
There are no direct statistics regarding how many crimes are committed by veterans, but in 2000, the Justice Department commissioned a study of how many veterans are incarcerated in prisons, federal and state, across the US. The results may surprise some. The study, http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/vpj.pr reported that adult male veterans had an incarceration less than half that of adult male non-veterans.* When one throws in the further qualifier of honorably discharged veterans, the contrast increases, and a 2005 study suggests the gap may be widening yet further.
So, dear gentle ladies,
The bottom line for you is this: If that man beside you is not an honorably discharged veteran, he is two and a half times more likely to be a dope-dealing, bank-robbing, child-abusing, murdering rapist. Not to mention a terrorist.
Let caution be your guide.
Radicals with combat skills and experience.
IOW, Vets are stupid. Am I understandng her?
“[T]he hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty - that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men.”
—George Washington, General Orders, 23 August 1776
General Washington was a right wing extremist AND a military veteran. It doesn't get any worse!
lawsuit filed by the Thomas law center over this.
Thanks. Good site and information.
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