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2009 DHS extremism report right-wingers demanded apologies for proved to be good analysis

domestic terrorism, republicans, teabaggers

April 7th, 2009. The Office of Intelligence and Analysis for the Department of Homeland Security releases [pdf] an assessment of homegrown extremist threats.

This product is one of a series of intelligence assessments published by the Extremism and Radicalization Branch to facilitate a greater understanding of the phenomenon of violent radicalization in the United States. The information is provided to federal, state, local, and tribal counterterrorism and law enforcement officials so they may effectively deter, prevent, preempt, or respond to terrorist attacks against the United States.

Under “Key Findings”:

Threats from white supremacist and violent antigovernment groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts. Nevertheless, 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 rightwing extremists . .

And:

The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.

Conservatives everywhere, more inspired than daunted by the Tea Party’s racist and secessionist rhetoric, reacted with fury. You’re talking about America’s patriots here, Mister Obama. You watch yourselves, Homeland Security Fondas. Michelle Malkin cranked up the outrage:

Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real
By Michelle Malkin • April 14, 2009 12:01 AM

The “report” (PDF file here) was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.

. . the piece of crap report issued on April 7 is a sweeping indictment of conservatives. And the intent is clear. As the two spokespeople I talked with on the phone today made clear: They both pinpointed the recent “economic downturn” and the “general state of the economy” for stoking “rightwing extremism.” One of the spokespeople said he was told that the report has been in the works for a year. My b.s. detector went off the chart, and yours will, too, if you read through the entire report . .

As we have unfortunately come to know, Wade Michael Page was the report’s “lone wolf extremist.” It’s as if he stepped right out of the pages of the DHS analysis and into the lives of Oak Creek Sikhs, with horrific consequences. Here, the white supremacist:

Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the nonprofit civil rights organization in Montgomery, Ala., said Page played in groups whose sometimes sinister-sounding names seemed to “reflect what he went out and actually did.” The music often talked about genocide against Jews and other minorities.

In a 2010 interview, Page told a white supremacist website that he became active in white-power music in 2000, when he left his native Colorado and started the band End Apathy in 2005.

The military veteran:

Page joined the military in Milwaukee in 1992 and was a repairman for the Hawk missile system before switching jobs to become one of the Army’s psychological operations specialists assigned to a battalion at Fort Bragg, N.C.

As a “psy-ops” specialist, Page would have trained to host public meetings between locals and American forces, use leaflet campaigns in a conflict zone or use loudspeakers to communicate with enemy soldiers. . .

Page was demoted in June 1998 for getting drunk while on duty and going AWOL, two defense officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information about the gunman.

Page also received extra duty and was fined. The defense officials said they had no other details about the incident, such as how long Page was gone or whether he turned himself in.

Add in the economic downturn:

Outside Fayetteville, N.C., a brick ranch house Page bought in 2007 with help from a Veterans Administration mortgage stood boarded up Monday with knee-high weeds in the yard. A notice taped to the front indicated the home was in foreclosure and had been sold to a bank in January.

Not with any glee, we say Malkin was wrong. The report wasn’t “crap,” it was accurate.

From my time writing this blog, I’d note that right-wingers sometimes seem to win on a particular issue because they’re capable of screaming louder and longer than your average, well-adjusted person. Let’s not now forget these disastrously poor counter-assessments [more Malkin]:

And echoing the anti-military bigotry last seen in that disgusting Penn State University training video, there’s this on p. 7:

(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans

(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. . .

There’s no hackneyed left-wing stereotype of conservatives left behind in this DHS intelligence and analysis assessment.

Page was well-trained to carry out violence, more likely to carry out violence, and he was especially effective in doing so. Former soldiers are dangerous, it’s a fact. They themselves know this. Let’s remember the reactions of politicians, too:

A senior Republican Judiciary Committee aide tells FOX News that the Obama administration “should immediately retract the report and apologize,” saying that according to the report, pro-lifers, anyone who lost their jobs or are one of the thousands of military veterans who have fought to prevent another 9/11 could be suspect.

And:

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-FL, told FOX News he was “offended” by the report’s suggestion that returning troops could be potential targets for extremist groups.

“I am very offended and really disturbed that they would even say our military veterans, our returning war heroes would be capable of committing any terrorist acts,” he said. “Where do they get off doing that? I demand an apology from [Napolitano] and even the President of the United States.”

Gus? Tim McVeigh? Pete Hegseth of Vets for Freedom:

“It’s amazing they would single out veterans as a threat to this country,” said Hegseth, an Army veteran who served in Iraq. “It underscores a pervasive belief that some are trying to spread that veterans are victims and we’re coming home as damaged goods that need to be coddled instead of celebrated.”

And:

. . American Legion National Commander David Rehbein blasted the report as incomplete and politically-biased.

“The American Legion is well aware and horrified at the pain inflicted during the Oklahoma City bombing, but Timothy McVeigh was only one of more than 42 million veterans who have worn this nation’s uniform during wartime,” Rehbein wrote. “To continue to use McVeigh as an example of the stereotypical ‘disgruntled military veteran’ is as unfair as using Osama bin Laden as the sole example of Islam.”

Yet we’re always looking out for Muslim extremists. Not to leave out the think tankers:

Herb London, president of the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think tank, said DHS’ latest report “clearly appears to censor right-wing opinion,” while its earlier assessment of left-wing extremists does not . .

“What is the message here? That conservative organizations are not permitted to engage in any language that might be described as unfavorable to the president,” London said. “Keep in mind this is entirely subjective to begin with.”

Did it occur to anybody that the left-wing extremist report is so specific because the violent groups are so few? Just a thought.

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A few choice words on Ron Paul . .

ayn rand stuff, bigots, notorious

I am not a conspiracy gal, but, in fact, I am out to get Ron Paul as his eyebrows might be the most genuine things about him. People think he is more of a joke than a threat because he has a slightly smaller chance of winning the White House than I do, but here is what’s important about him:

1) For a guy who can’t really win an election, he has been taking up a seat in Congress for around 30 years, voting no on virtually everything because he is “against government.” Way to collect a fat (government) paycheck for doing the people’s business without actually doing any work.

2) Most important, some of us have been watching Paul for some time and are aware that the avuncular Libertarian thing is an act, albeit a successful one. He pulls in lots of pigeons, I mean followers, who can’t see past “End the Wars” and “Legalize Drugs.” Many of these political morons, I mean Americans, who are entitled to their own point of view spend all their time splitting the Left on behalf of their Libertarian Savior and getting very nasty when you attempt to point out that it directly aids the extreme Right.

3) It is now WELL documented that Paul is a serious career racist and has been since well before he began his career in Congress. His writings and associations over this time come from his deep involvement with the worst of the worst: basically, white supremacists and neo-Nazis. If you really want to see his most solid and consistent fan base, check out the threads about him on Stormfront.org and vdare.com. Oh — also, he is down with the John Birch Society. Takes money from, does photo-ops with, speaks at functions of, etc., all of the above. BTW: he hates women, LGBT people and poor people as much as he does people of color, but, if I get into all of that now, I’ll be in “new post” territory instead of comments [*boing* --ed.]. His writings and speeches were much more overtly racist in the past — he’s stealthier now, but, sadly for him, his past garbage has been preserved and is being re-distributed.

4) Even if none of the above were true, he is partially responsible for the existence of RAND PAUL. I rest my case.

As far as the eyebrow thing it is also possible that Dr. Paul has health issues that contribute to their disappearance, but, if I knew anything about, that HIPPA laws and patient confidentiality would prevent me from revealing it at this time. All I can say is Ron Paul is a very, very bad man despite any appearances to the contrary. American politics is very much about appearances, but, in Ron Paul’s case, a little peri-ocular merkin situation might be the best thing about him.

Cheers!

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Yodeling Nazis

bigots

Switzerland, land of chubby chocolate makers. Funny mustaches. Tight-lipped bankers.

Jew-hating bastards:

Swiss party ad features Jewish doll
YNet | July 2 2011

Ads promoting an independence party in Geneva featured a doll of a man wearing a yarmulke with an arrow in its head and an Israeli flag painted on it, Swiss media reported Friday.

According to Swiss reports, a local anti-Semitic and anti-Israel group, the GNC, is behind the ad. Last week, a Swiss politician called for a ban on products made in Israel.

A GNC member claimed the ad was directed against the Israeli government . .

Oh. That’s different. The GNC meant to say “Let’s shoot an arrow into Israel’s head.”

This doesn’t remind me of anything:

And does that say “Concerts, steaks, beers and more”? Free t-shirts? Chocolate brown?


add: I thought it said something about Switzerland and justice, but no.
“Save Switzerland . . shoot straight!” Thank you, Schwissfuhrer Wilhelm Tell. Rather William Burroughs.

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Troubled president of the Arizona Senate proudly claims he is not a citizen of the United States

*holes, bigots, fancy thinkin', race

All hail the new patriotism. And the new patriot.

American citizen? Hell no. You pledge allegiance to . . ? A region of North America, mister. One nation? Under God, indivisible? Screw yourselves. We’re sick and tired of your whackjob Federalism and liberal, centralized authority . .

AZ Senate President Russell Pearce Takes Tentherism To New Level: ‘You Are Not A Citizen Of The United States’
Zaid Jilani | Mar 21, 2011

. . In the speech, where he denounced the federal government’s efforts to stop the implementation of the state’s radical anti-immigrant law, Pearce claimed that Americans aren’t even citizens of the United States, that they are rather citizens of “sovereign states,” meaning that we should be loyal to the laws of individual states rather than the federal government:

PEARCE: “U.S. history, most of us weren’t around when the Constitution was written. But you remember we kind of existed before Congress, the states? We created the Con- gress, we created the federal government, by compact? Do you know, you’re not a citizen of the United States? You’re a citizen of a sovereign state. The fifty sovereign states make up the United States, we’re citizens of those sovereign states. It is not a delegated authority. It’s an inherent authority that states have over the federal government. It’s about time somebody gets it right!”

Yes, it’s about time! So, let’s ask that person. Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome Mr. Constitution:

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”

Oh no, the dreaded Supremacy Clause. The “. . laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.” Well, that’s no fun. Now, the 14th Amendment:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside . .”

My emphasis. That, friends, is as spectacular a case of American Fail as I can imagine any right-wing legal expert could manage.

How the hell does a guy like Russell Pearce end up as President of the Arizona Senate? We’re not just trifling with a mere piece of paper: it’s our founding document. Adopted a helluva long time ago — like 1788. So, it counts.

But why would the people of Arizona choose someone so stupid? It’s not like Pearce hasn’t been stupid before. In 2006, he copy/pasted and e-mailed some of his favorite internet postings to his supporters. When they got a load of it . .

Who Rules America?
The National Alliance | The Alien Grip on Our News and Entertainment Media Must Be Broken

. . For example, a racially mixed couple will be respected, liked, and socially sought after by other characters, as will a “take charge” Black scholar or businessman, or a sensitive and talented homosexual, or a poor but honest and hardworking illegal alien from Mexico. On the other hand, a White racist—that is, any racially conscious White person who looks askance at miscegenation or at the rapidly darkening racial situation in America—is portrayed, at best, as a despicable bigot who is reviled by the other characters . .

. . they said, “Wait, Russell — aren’t the National Alliance a bunch of Nazis?” Why, yes, they are:

And who are these all-powerful masters of the media? As we shall see, to a very large extent they are Jews . . Despite a few prominent exceptions, the preponderance of Jews in the media is so overwhelming that we are obliged to assume that it is due to more than mere happenstance.

Russell felt bad, he apologized. He won’t do anything so stupid ever again. And, since then, he’s been exactly the same as he ever was. 2007:

One thing that toupee will not hide is Pearce’s bigotry towards Mexicans, and his unsavory connections to outright neo-fascists, such as Mesa’s J.T. Ready, who recently took part in a neo-Nazi demonstration in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. After the demo, members of the swastika-wearing National Socialist Movement and fellow travelers retired to a local farm where they lit giant swastikas afire, listened to hate-core music, slam-danced, and barbecued a Mexican and an Israeli flag . .

J.T. Ready and Russell Pearce in 2007

Ready’s a supporter of Pearce, and at a June anti-immigration rally at the State Capitol, the prejudiced pair spent almost all of their time with each other. They even appeared smiling and arm-in-arm in photos.

Pearce once endorsed his buddy for Mesa City Council. Here’s J.T. at that Nebraska rally:

J.T. Ready, second from right

In 2008, Pearce sponsored Senate Bill 1108 “that would prohibit students of Arizona universities and community colleges from forming groups based in whole or part on the race of their membership.” It would have illegalized groups like Native Americans United and the Black Business Students Association.

And in 2010, the biggie: it was Pearce who drafted and sponsored Arizona’s infamous S.B. 1070. Ooooohhh yeah. That’s how he got to be President of the Arizona Senate. So now, he’s a powerful man.

One powerful, stupid man. After the Tucson spree-shooting of 19 people, including Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona’s House and Governor made accommodations for people to mourn. But the Senate?

. . the Arizona Senate, under the leadership of Pearce, never adjourned. Pearce told The Arizona Republic, “We have a constitutional obligation to wrap up business in 100 days.” The Arizona Constitution contains no such limitation on the length of regular sessions of the Arizona Legislature.

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Florida’s ‘tough’ Arizona-style anti-immigrant proposal legally exempts almost all White people from the law

immigration, our mexican neighbors, race

So, if you’re a blogger, and you wanted to double-check if some racist Republicans in Florida just wrote a law meant to precisely attack a very general group of people — non-Whites — by constructing an even more twisted version of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, how would you go about doing that?

Well, you might go straight to the legendary, premiere White supremacy website on the planet, Stormfront.org, and you might ask: “On planet Earth, who are the White people?” And (just trust me) they will tell you: “That would be European Christendom and their obvious descendants.” [note: that is a hilariously long thread, what with everybody being an expert on the genetics and ancestry of every group of peoples ever in existence]

So then you’d probably say to yourself: “So, White folks would roughly be the Europeans, Americans, Canadians and, err, Australians?

Florida’s Arizona-Style Immigration Bill Would Give Canadians, Europeans a Free Pass
By Tim Elfrink, Mon., Oct. 18 2010 | Miami New Times

Florida state Rep. William Snyder, the slow-drawling ex-Miami-Dade Police officer who has drafted Tallahassee’s version of the hotly debated Arizona immigration bill, is adamant that his law would not lead to racial profiling.

“Race, ethnicity, and national origin cannot be used in making arrests. It’s immoral, illegal, and unconstitutional,” he said in a recent radio interview.

Well, then roll the bill in gator crap and call it all of that:

So why does his bill explicitly offer a free pass to Canadians and Western Europeans, who need only show a passport to be “presumed to be legally in the United States”? . .

Even if an officer has “reasonable suspicions” over a person’s immigration status, the bill says, a person will be “presumed to be legally in the United States” if he or she provides “a Canadian passport” or a passport from any “visa waiver country.”

Yes, why does this ‘tough’ bill allow all those White people off the hook? Is it because they’re . . White?

“What we’re doing there is trying to be sensitive to Canadians. We have an enormous amount of… Canadians wintering here in Florida,” he said. “That language is comfort language.”

I call bull. With respect to the 36 visa waiver countries, their citizens are normally allowed to stay up to 90 days in the U.S. But they are not allowed to hold jobs or to overstay the period.

Nonetheless, if a Florida law enforcement officer pulls over a heavily-accented Estonian Fed Ex truck driver and, in compliance with the law, asks him for his papers (c’mon, just play along), once the trucker pulls out a valid passport, he’s off the hook. Even though he’s employed by a trucking company and therefore residing illegally. Even though he may have been here for years. Florida’s law says ‘we don’t care.’

Convenient, huh? Clearly, the law was written to give cops every excuse never to bother with bothering White people in Florida, which is pretty much the only way anyone important would ever get pissed off enough to complain.

Btw, who are America’s visa waiver countries? Here:


. . with a couple of exceptions, it’s Europe. And, of course, Australia.

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Shawna Forde’s murderous right-wing gang: white supremacists, interstate crime and domestic terrorism

domestic terrorism, wingnuts, wow

As more has become known of the murderous trio of Shawna Forde, Jason Bush and Albert Gaxiola, it’s become clear that their conspiracy was part of an orchestrated effort that grew out of Forde’s anti-immigration activities.

Apparently, as she rabble-roused and ranted on about her perception of the dire threat of immigrants assaulting the nation with their rampant drug-smuggling…

In interviews and Web postings, Forde repeatedly maintained that the violence is connected to her role as a leader of Minutemen American Defense. The group she founded conducts desert surveillance and undercover investigations aimed at curbing illegal immigration and drug smuggling at the Mexico border in Arizona, she said….

Her Web site features shaky videos, often focusing on the garbage left in the desert by people sneaking into the country. On one film clip, Forde claims to have found a place in the desert where human smugglers regularly rape women. On another, she suggests border agents have found bodies of drug smugglers whom she claims were duped by terrorists into carrying radioactive materials into the U.S., hidden inside loads of marijuana.

…at some point, she thought it was a good idea to assault the alleged drug dealers and strip them of their cash for her own purposes.

The May 30 killings were believed to be premeditated and part of a plan to steal money and drugs to finance the Minuteman group she leads. Forde’s own family said that the woman weeks ago had discussed using robberies to raise money for her cause.

And since there were so many angry, right-wing whackjobs around her, why not pitch the plan to them? Might not be a hard sell:

The accused ringleader and triggerman in the May 30 double murder in Arivaca are linked to white supremacist groups, police and family members said.

Accused ringleader Shawna Forde told her family in recent months that she had begun recruiting members of the Aryan Nations and that she planned to begin robbing drug-cartel leaders, her brother Merrill Metzger said Monday in a telephone interview from Redding, Calif.

“She was talking about starting a revolution against the United States government,” he said.

The accused shooter, Jason Eugene Bush, was charged Friday in the 1997 murder of a sleeping, homeless Hispanic man in Wenatchee, Wash.

“Bush has had long-standing ties to the Aryan Nations,” Sgt. John Kruse of the Wenatchee police wrote in a statement filed in Chelan County Superior Court.

The Arizona case was not the gang’s first job, apparently:

On Saturday, Arizona detectives were pursuing tips that members of Forde’s group may have staged a home invasion robbery in Shasta Lake, Calif., on Monday.

The victims, friends of Forde’s mother, reported being robbed at gunpoint of nearly $12,000 by two men who showed up at the door and presented badges claiming they were U.S. Marshals.

Truck driver Peter Myers, 48, said he recognized one of men who robbed him after he saw news reports about Forde’s arrest and photographs of her co-defendants.

He said the man who directed the robbery in his home was Jason Eugene Bush, 34. The ex-convict from Eastern Washington is a Forde associate now accused of being the gunman in the Arivaca killings.

“That is the guy. He pointed a gun right at us,” Myers said.

Now, I have no idea if Myers is Hispanic, but we certainly know the unfortunate Flores family were. And upon hearing the horrific 911 tape, gunshots and all, you understand how Forde’s ruthless gang were operating under a false color of authority to bully and terrify their victims–brandishing weapons, wearing fatigues and face paint, and telling the victims it was all some sort of emergency ‘fugitive’ operation:

‘…they told us that somebody was, um, had escaped jail or something..’

‘…that the whole property was surrounded with Border Patrol and everything..’

When the husband questioned their motives, they walked in and shot him and his 10 year-old daughter to death.

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