In what is obviously a pro-Democrat partisan move, the Department of Homeland Security released a report stating that U.S. Military Veterans are likely to become extremists working for right-wing groups. No mention was made of people like Bill Ayers being extremists for left-wing groups though.
This whole thing is a huge slap in the face to our Veterans. There was absolutely no evidence, data or other factual information in the report to back up any claims. Clearly, this report was authored by some Democrat political appointee to DHS who has a goal of seeing our Veternas relegated to the status of third-class citizen.
From Fox News:
“The current economic and political climate has some similarities to the 1990s when right-wing extremism experienced a resurgence fueled largely by an economic recession, criticism about the outsourcing of jobs and the perceived threat to U.S. power and sovereignty by other foreign powers.,” it continues.
The report also suggests that returning veterans are attractive recruits for right-wing groups looking for “combat skills and experience” so as to boost their “violent capabilities.” It adds that new restrictions on gun ownership and the difficulty of veterans to reintegrate into their communities “could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”
DHS spokeswoman Sara Kuban said the April 7 assessment is one in an ongoing series published by DHS “to facilitate a greater understanding of radicalization in the United States.”
“DHS has no specific information that domestic right-wing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but right-wing extremists may be gaining new recruitments by playing on their fears about several emerging issues,” Kuban said.
But some critics have said the DHS is equating conservative views to right-wing terrorism, but a DHS official countered that earlier this year, the department issued a mirror intelligence assessment of left-wing extremist groups.
FOX News has obtained a copy of the assessment, dated Jan. 26 and titled “Left-wing Extremists Likely to Increase Use of Cyberattacks Over the Coming Decade.” It concentrates largely on the technical savvy of left-wing extremists and not bloodshed.
So, some politically appointed Democrat at DHS wants to discredit the honor of our Military Veterans by painting them as some sort of violent crowd while at the same time saying the left-wing extremists are nothing more than computer geeks?
Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, anyone? And what about those Islamic terrorists training camps around the United States? Are they not worth mentioning either?
I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and proud of it. If anyone, especially leftist-socialist Democrats, wants to take issue with that, they may do so personally by leaving comments on this blog. But to hide behind a blatantly biased report and then claim that leftists would do nothing more than hack a website is, in a word, chutzpuh.
You can access the complete article on-line here:
Homeland Security Warns Of Rise In Right-Wing Extremism
April 14, 2009
Filed under: Government, Politics, Social Issues, Terrorism | Tagged: Bernadine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, right-wing extremism, Sara Kuban, United States Marine Corps, veterans |