Skip to comments.West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S
Posted on 01/17/2013 7:44:48 PM PST by Jahoohio
A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about far right groups such as the anti-federalist movement, which supports civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.
The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding Americas Violent Far-Right.
The center part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.
The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.
But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers far right.
It says anti-federalists espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.
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This is wrong! The far left has a history of violence.
Most assassinations and political violence emanates from the left, yet government agencies focus on a practically non existent 'threat' from the right.
...and, yet, it’s gangs that are destroying our cities and none of the cowards on the left want to confront them.
They ought to be looking at the Occupy, SEIU and Obama Administration thugs as potential terrorist groups.
The military brass is being quietly infiltrated by leftists to weaken it so it won’t pose a “problem” if the SHTF and the military tries to adhere to the Constitution.
"Look! Over there! A far right wing-nut!" The morons always look.
This is what happens when you let poofters run the military.
No mention of the far Left radical fringe pissing on the Military, Country, God, and Constitution???
From website: "An independent, privately funded research and education institute..."
I don't quite get how they are privately funded but operate under the aegis of the USMA. Some corrupt, inside baseball going on here.
Federalism is the notion of states retention of most powers, with few powers delegated by the states, to a central government. The Constitution is a "federalism" document.
Following historical precedent, those groups are the government Brown Shirts, and we've already had our very own Chrystalnacht.
Probably a member of the Pink brigade.
I always thought believing in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights made me a good American citizen. Only recently have I heard otherwise. /sarc
Where do they get some of these people from?
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
Just unbelievable! You believe in freedom, liberty and limited-government and you are branded a terrorist by your own standing Army? And this crap is paid for with our tax dollars.
Meet the author, an Israeli who seems to lump us with Hezbollah, Hamas, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and al-Qaida.
Dr. Arie Perliger
Class of 1977 Director of Terrorism Studies
Arie Perliger is the Director of Terrorism Studies at the Combating Terrorism Center and Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, US Military Academy at West Point. After completing his PhD in Political Science at the University of Haifa Israel (2007), where he was also a fellow at the National Security Studies Center (NSSC), Dr. Perliger became affiliated with the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellow (2007-2008). On August 2008 Dr. Perliger joined the Department of Political Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was a Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor until the summer of 2010.
In the past decade Dr. Perliger has studied extensively issues related to Terrorism and Political Violence, Politics of Security, Politics of the Far Right in Israel, Europe and the US, Middle Eastern Politics and the applicability of Social Network Analysis to the study of social phenomena. His studies appeared in four books and more than 20 articles and book chapters by publishers such as Columbia University Press, Rutledge, Security Studies, Social Forces and others.
Dr. Perliger is the co-editor of the journal Democracy and Security and a regular reviewer for various publishers and Journals such as Political Psychology, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, Columbia University Press, Chicago University Press, Routledge and Polity Press.
We are being set up for a Reichstag fire / false flag moment. I thought Sandy Hook was it, but apparently there is somthing bigger coming. All these incidents so far can’t be blamed on us, so they are going to have to make something up.
Curse those who put darkness for light and light for darkness! The inmates are running the asylum!
You and I are funding this crap. Obama’s cash is allocated to his upcoming coronation.