Skip to comments.Chris Matthews: 'Normally' Domestic Terrorists 'Tend to Be on the Far Right'
Posted on 04/15/2013 5:49:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
Just hours after explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday, Chris Matthews speculated, "Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right." He then reconsidered and suggested, "...That’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]
During live coverage, the Hardball host highlighted a possible explosion at John F. Kennedy's presidential library and thought this could be a personal attack on the Democratic Party: "...But going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not something from the Freedom Trail or anything that kind of historic, but a modern political figure of the Democratic Party. Does that tell you something?" (Police are now considering the incident at the JFK library to be fire-related.) One can only guess what it tells Chris.
Chris Matthews: 'Normally' Domestic Terrorists 'Tend to Be on the Right'
Has Matthews not heard of left-wing domestic terrorists such as William Ayers or the Weather Underground?
[Thanks to the MRC's Jeff Meyer for assistance with the video and transcript.]
A transcript of the April 15 segment is below:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me ask you about domestic terrorism as a category. Normally, domestic terrorists, people tend to be on the far right, well that’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that. Do they advertise after they do something like this? Do they try to get credit as a group or do they just hate America so much or its politics or its government that they just want to do the damage, they don't care if they get public credit, if you will?
MICHAEL LEITER: What we'll see over the coming couple hours and days is lots of people taking credit for this. We'll probably have al-Qaeda take credit for it. We'll have domestic terrorists take credit for it. And it will be the responsibility of the FBI and the Boston police to figure out if any of those are actually real cases like Timothy McVeigh destroying the Oklahoma City courthouse federal building; no one took credit for that. So it might be some time or never that someone actually takes credit for this. Lots of people will say they were responsible for it.
MATTHEWS: I was just thinking, again, it's early; it's an early situation, but going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not something from the freedom trail or anything that kind of historic, but a modern political figure of the Democratic Party. Does that tell you anything?
To paraphrase Chris Matthews, "when I find myself in times of trouble, I just try to recall Saul Alinsky..."
Hey Chrissy, I challenge you to name one
Like the unibomber?
Us prisons overflow with domestic terrorists. Each one a democrat.
He is such a piece of sh&t!!!
how can he say that with a straight face? someone better call his ass on it... liar!
Where did he come up with that? Ted Kazinsky, the Unabomber, was right wing? The guy who crashed the plane into the tax service building? Timothy McVeigh wasn’t right wing no matter hard they try to make him out to be.
Trying to think of a recent right wing terrorist. Maybe Eric Robert Rudolf?
More like Bill Ayers.
Commie thugs who have nothing better to do than go on TV and make light of a tragedy for their own political gain “Normally” come from the left..just thought I’d put that out there
He is in the final stages of syphillis.
I am not at liberty to say how I know this.
I never knew Bill Ayers was far right!
Chris does realize that if this bomber was an angry white Tea Party male, his picture would already be “out there” everywhere. That’s how I know this bomber is a Muslim. No pictures.
Weather Underground, ELF, ALF, Unibomber.
Its not even worth responding to. That person, Chris Matthews, is bats**t crazy. Him and all 5 of his viewers.
And the Weather Underground, and the Symbionese Liberation Army, and...
Lots of "tea party" types in those groups. /sarcasm
And dozens since. Several occupy types in the last few years alone.
The Kennedy angle is an interesting one.
To a foreign born agent who has observed the Kennedy mystique in this country, it may have seemed a natural fit to strike at an iconic American hero.
I expect the Senate to take up legislation to have all non-democrat white people to register with the state so that it will be easier for the Holder Just-Us Dept to monitor these extreme people.
Normally Chris Matthews has his heat up his arse.
Nothing has changed
Chrissy is a mouthy dolt.
With Chrissy’s great insight into the roots of terrorism he must be the Number 1 Go-To-Guy for Homeland Security when they are outwitted by a terrorist.
Chris is such an a**.
Leiter says “.....like Timothy McVeigh destroying the Oklahoma City courthouse federal building; no one took credit for that.” Timothy McVeigh took credit for it.
This is one man who should shut his drunken mouth but he does provide us with a lot of amusement as to the demented mentality of the Left. He has been responsible for the tremendous rise in the sale of umbrellas in his neigbhorhood.
Did a circus loss its’ clown? Call CNN. They hired a whole bunch of them. Maybe they are one of your missing guys.
I stopped reading there. If he said I was just daydreaming, it would have cast a shadow of honesty on the story.
Bill Ayers was on the “far right”?
A stranger told me Reggie Loooove told him he got it from Barky and passed it on to Chrissie.
According to the Obama Departmnet of Homeland Security:
Table 1. Hot Spots of Terrorist Attacks by Ideological Motivation, 1970 - 2008
Chrissy’s out front, pushing the big lie. A cancer on him.
Ayers and Bernardine are the left’s best bomb experts from the old days.
Here’s what they and their buddies did:
Ayers is now mainstream Barack Obama, 2001
Ayers is now a respected member of the Chicago intelligentsia Barack Obama, 2008
7 October 1969 Bombing of Haymarket Police Statue in Chicago, apparently as a kickoff for the Days of Rage riots in the city October 8-11, 1969. The Weathermen later claimed credit for the bombing in their book, Prairie Fire.
8-11 October 1969 The Days of Rage riots occur in Chicago in which 287 Weatherman members from throughout the country were arrested and a large amount of property damage was done.
6 December 1969 Bombing of several Chicago Police cars parked in a precinct parking lot at 3600 North Halsted Street, Chicago. The WUO stated in their book Prairie Fire that they had did the explosion.
27-31 December 1969 Weathermen hold a War Council meeting in Flint, MI, where they finalize their plans to submerge into an underground status from which they plan to commit strategic acts of sabotage against the government. Thereafter they are called the Weather Underground Organization (WUO).
13 February 1970 - Bombing of several police vehicles of the Berkeley, California, Police Department.
16 February 1970 Bombing of Golden Gate Park branch of the San Francisco Police Department, killing one officer and injuring a number of other policemen.
6 March 1970 Bombing in the 13th Police District of the Detroit, Michigan. 34 sticks of dynamite are discovered. During February and early March, 1970, members of the WUO, led by Bill Ayers, are reported to be in Detroit, during that period, for the purpose of bombing a police facility.
6 March 1970 bomb factory located in New Yorks Greenwich Village accidentally explodes. WUO members die, including Ayers girlfriend, Diana Oughton. The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officers dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The bomb was packed with nails TO INFILICT MAXIMUM CASUALTIES UPON DETONATION.
30 March 1970 Chicago Police discover a WUO bomb factory on Chicagos north side. A subsequent discovery of a WUO weapons cache in a south side Chicago apartment several days later ends WUO activity in the city.
10 May 1970 Bombing of The National Guard Association building in Washington, D.C..
21 May 1970 The WUO under Bernardine Dohrns (Ayers current wife) name releases its Declaration of a State of War communique.
6 June 1970 The WUO sends a letter claiming credit for bombing of the San Francisco Hall of Justice; however, no explosion actually took place. Months later, workmen in this building located an unexploded device which had apparently been dormant for some time.
9 June 1970 - Bombing of The New York City Police Headquarters.
27 July 1970 - Bombing of The Presidio army base in San Francisco. [NYT, 7/27/70]
12 September 1970 The WUO helps Dr. Timothy Leary, break out and escape from the California Mens Colony prison.
8 October 1970 - Bombing of Marin County courthouse. [NYT, 8/10/70]
10 October 1970 - Bombing of Queens traffic-court building . [NYT, 10/10/70, p. 12]
14 October 1970 - Bombing of The Harvard Center for International Affairs [NYT, 10/14/70, p. 30]
1 March 1971 - Bombing of The United States Capitol . [NYT, 3/2/71]
April, 1971 abandoned WUO bomb factory discovered in San Francisco, California.
29 August, 1971 - Bombing of the Office of California Prisons . [LAT, 8/29/71]
17 September 1971 - Bombing of The New York Department of Corrections in Albany, NY [NYT, 9/18/71]
15 October 1971 - Bombing of William Bundys office in the MIT research center. [NYT, 10/16/71]
19 May 1972 - Bombing of The Pentagon . [NYT, 5/19/72]
18 May 1973 - Bombing of the 103rd Police Precinct in New York
28 September 1973 - Bombing of ITT headquarters in New York and Rome, Italy . [NYT, 9/28/73]
6 March 1974 - Bombing of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare offices in San Francisco
31 May 1974 - Bombing of The Office of the California Attorney General.
17 June 1974 - Bombing of Gulf Oils Pittsburgh headquarters.
11 September 1974 Bombing of Anaconda Corporation (part of the Rockefeller Corporation).
29 January 1975 - Bombing of the State Department in (AP. State Department Rattled by Blast, The Daily Times-News, January 29 1975, p.1)
16 June 1975 - Bombing of Banco de Ponce (a Puerto Rican bank) in New York.
September, 1975 Bombing of the Kennecott Corporation.
October 20, 1981 - Brinks robbery in which several members of the Weather Underground stole over $1 million from a Brinks armored car near Nyack, New York. The robbers murdered 2 police officers and 1 Brinks guard. Several others were wounded.
1981 Guilty as hell. Free as a bird. America is a great country, Ayers said when interviewed by David Horowitz.
September 11, 2001 I dont regret setting bombs. I feel we didnt do enough. Ayers is quoted in a New York Times article.
Nidal Hassan - right wing?
Oops. I forgot. He’s not a terrorist. It was just a case of workplace violence.
A handful of them are doing time for plotting to blow up that four-lane bridge in Ohio.
like I said he is so predictable. Actually all liberals are predictable. You can always tell what their next move will be before it happens
There was the Occupier who fired off some rounds at the white house a couple years ago.
This is why I tell people to be very careful what they say on FR.
It is a monitored site, by both the State and the Media. You can bet they are hoping to find something here to tie it in.
He's already leftist. How much worse could it get??
So was 911 foreign? Or domestic? Or both?
Chrissie apparently forget the 19 had been here for quite awhile
Contrary to Chrissy's claim, the far left has perpetrated far more acts of domestic terrorism.
Moreover, the far left embraces their terrorists, as Obama embraces Bill Ayers.
Plain and simple, MSNBC is an insane asylum run by the inmates.
How come they never seem to talk about all the environmental terrorist groups.
I’m thinking those tend to be on the left.
What about the ELF, Anarchsits, Weather Undergroud, Black Panthers, New Black Panther Party, SDS. And lets not forget all the terror groups that pervade all around the world. Does the FARC ring a bell.
How does that network even exist?
Has this guy ever heard of the FALN?
The blithering idiot should be fired
This ass knows he’s lying. He’s playing on new Americans who have not lived through the history he’s lying about. I would say something evil right now but then I would feel bad later so I will stop. Sissy is going to get his one day.
Most of us will see this change in our lifetime. We will witness a rapidly expanding tyranny that either achieves it's goal, or is resisted by enough people to stop it. They will more than likely stop new supplies becoming available as a way to disarm us, while we sit in our homes threatening to vote them out using a broken system that no longer acts according to the Constitution, and will only get worse.
Many will make excuses for why they will never risk anything. They will have an excuse to not fulfill their duty to fight tyranny, even if there is an effective avenue available to do so. If the things we need to arm ourselves are slowly taken away we will all lose. Even if you are allowed to keep your stockpiles they will be taken after your death. Many will still exist inside the country for a long time, but the fight will already be lost if there is never enough support to resist. We have to keep those supply lines open and available for future generations, or they will not have this right.
We also have to survive the media lies and slander, and remember they are one of our most powerful enemies. For now, in my opinion anyway, we should organize armed, but peaceful, protest using acts of civil disobedience. We have to use new tactics, and take more risk to have any chance. Then we go from there according to whatever happens.
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