DHS May Be Called to Explain “Rightwing Extremism” Report

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  1. poncho

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    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson has drawn up a resolution that would require DHS to explain to Congress why it created the warning about “right-wing” groups, reports Fox News. Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, initially balked at a Republican request to probe the motives of DHS and said it was a “GOP stunt aimed at embarrassing the new administration,” an absurd accusation considering the fact the report was crafted during the Bush years and rehashed after Obama took office.

    In the wake of the exposure of the DHS’ “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” another document surfaced on May 5. It is entitled the “Domestic Extremism Lexicon” and was issued by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis in late March. The lexicon lists definitions for key terms and phrases used by Homeland Security analysts “that addresses the nature and scope of the threat that domestic, non-Islamic extremism poses to the United States,” Audrey Hudson reported for the Washington Times on May 5.

    Democrats sitting on the House Homeland Security Committee are determined to block — at least partially — any investigation of the document’s origins. Republicans want documents and source material that supposedly justified the threat assessment, while Democrats merely want DHS to explain to Congress why it designated Second Amendment advocates, pro-life activists, and veterans as threats to the country.

    As with nearly everything in the district of criminals, the DHS report has turned into a partisan football to be used to score points and make the other side of the one party system look foolish. Republicans are not so much interested in getting to the bottom of the report as they are in using it to lambaste the Obama administration (while ignoring the fact the document was created during the Bush administration). Democrats want a perfunctory explanation from the DHS and then relegate the report off to the memory hole.

    In fact, it does not take a crack researcher to figure out where the source material and inspiration for the report came from — the Anti-Defamation League.

    Full Article Here.

    The article goes on to explain the author's reasoning for thinking the ADL is behind these reports. Sounds about right.
     
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    I think I may have heard of this. Isn't that where the DHS are potentially labeling anyone who is anti-abortion or any vetrans as "right-wing extremists"?

    I wonder why you never hear of the left-wing extremists.
     
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    Because most career government employees who actually run the government are left wing extremists and most media reporters are left wing extremists.
     
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    Pretty good partisan spear chuckin there ole son except for one small detail. Government employees don't run the government. Wall Street and the international bankers do. I suppose though if you were correct then all those left wing extremist government employees must also sit around and write up those reports calling Americans left wing extremists too just to throw us all off, in their spare time. Is that about right?

    Anyone who disagrees with the ADL is going to be labeled an extremist. Doesn't matter what other political views you hold might hold. This anti American organization shouldn't be training Americans how to treat other Americans.
     
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    http://www.scribd.com/doc/14345107/Left-Wing-Extremism

    DHS Report on Leftists Not Like Napolitano Report on Right-Wing Extremism

    We've been hearing about "left wing" extremists since the 1960's with COINTELPRO.

    Government harassment of U.S. political activists clearly exists today, violating our fundamental democratic rights and creating a climate of fear and distrust which undermines our efforts to challenge official policy. Similar attacks on social justice movements came to light during the 1960s. Only years later did we learn that these had been merely the visible tip of an iceberg. Largely hidden at the time was a vast government program to neutralize domestic political opposition through "covert action" (political repression carried out secretly or under the guise of legitimate law enforcement).

    The 1960s program, coordinated by the FBI under the code name "COINTELPRO," was exposed in the 1970s and supposedly stopped. But covert operations against domestic dissidents did not end. They have persisted and become an integral part of government activity. ...
     

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