Skip to comments.Stopping the Next McVeigh
Posted on 11/09/2009 1:29:53 PM PST by steve-b
Neo-Nazis took to the streets in Arizona and Minnesota this weekend, a new boldness that officials say echoes the homegrown terrorism of the 1990s. James Verini talks to the extremists leading the charge.
A year after President Obama's election, hate groups are feeling bolder than they have in over a decade, and their usually insular anger is beginning to spill into the public realm. This weekend, the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi organization, held rallies in Arizona and Minnesota. Those demonstrations came on the heels of similar actions in Southern California, where epithet-spewing white supremacists were forced to disband by rock-throwing counter-protesters. The upsurge in visibility is more than anecdotallaw-enforcement officials are monitoring levels of agitation among extremist groups that they say are the highest since Timothy McVeigh's deadly attack in Oklahoma City nearly 15 years ago.
"It's sort of a beehive now," says James Cavanaugh, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Cavanaugh was one of the agents at the standoff at David Koresh's Waco, Texas, compound in 1993 (which McVeigh timed his terrorist act to commemorate, two years later, on April 19, 1995). Last October in Tennessee, Cavanaugh aided in the arrest of two white supremacists charged with plotting to assassinate Obama, and in 2007 he helped bring down members of the Alabama Free Militia, who were found with hundreds of hand- and rifle grenades and other explosives. The arrests had an unsettling familiarity. "We haven't had that kind of activity since the 1990s," Cavanaugh says.
"We believe there is a real resurgence," adds Lieutenant David Hall, director of the Missouri Information Analysis Center, which tracks antigovernment extremist groups around the Midwest. "The atmosphere is ripe."
So where might another McVeighor worsespring from?...
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Socialists suck no matter what color they are.
Name me the last neo-nazi who attacked a military base.
Now name me the last muzzie scumbag who did.
“So where might another McVeighor worsespring from?...”
The mosque around the corner.
From the headline I thought this was about the fairly quick execution of a domestic terrorist (one of the DC Sniper Duo is slated to be executed this week).
Cries of “McVeigh” are used by the left whenever the truth about the demographics of terrorism become so obvious that they can’t be ignored.
They do it every time.
McVeigh? How about stopping the next Hasan?
It's funny watching the media try to claim with a straight face that Socialists are really right wing.
Big turnout, of course?
Why is anyone wasting ink on this nonsense? Shouldn’t we be worried about stopping the next Bin Laden or the next Hasan?
Every mosque in the country is ripe with McVeighs. Try one and see for yourself. In this day, McVeigh and the “neo-nazis” are the exception and not the problem—get a clue.
Bigots are creeps whether muslim or not.
As they refuse to call the Ft. Hood killer a terrorist.
Jeez, these guys are trying to act like the Muslims in Detroit and New York.
How about we worry about both? Dead is dead, and the victims from OKC are no less dead because McVeigh didn’t happen to be a muslim. Bad guys are bad guys, period.
This is what I call ‘issue clutter.’ We talk about Hasan. They bring up McVeigh. We insist upon talking about Hasan, they will very loudly and very brazenly accuse us of having a double standard and/or excusing McVeigh.
This is not about McVeigh, but if they want to go there, let them. We can get into the Muslim connections.
1. James von Brunn
We need to stop Hussein from killing again.
Tear down the Gorelicker wall.
So the German Democratic Republic must have been both democratic and republican.
Of course it was neither.
The Nazis had a great deal in common with more typical leftist groups, but the similarity of names is not a particularly good argument in itself.
The word “liberal” means a lover and promoter of liberty. Does that fit most liberals in America today?