Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The DHS, "Fair and Balanced" on Terrorism
National Security Watch: 60 right-wing terror plots foiled In the 10 years since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people, roughly 60 right-wing terrorist plots have been uncovered in the United States, according to an upcoming report by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. The plots, all foiled by law enforcement, reportedly included violent plans by antigovernment militia groups, racist skinhead organizations, and Ku Klux Klan members to use various types of chemical bombs and other weapons....isn't it time the Department of Homeland Security reconsidered what it defines as "terrorist"?
The DHS was criticized by hate-group experts in April when an internal planning document on domestic terrorist threats was leaked to the press. The DHS report listed radical leftist groups, such as the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front, which have been involved in numerous arson cases, but not violent right-wing militia and skinhead groups.So, the DHS believes groups that target property are a bigger threat to our democracy than groups that target people. Or maybe they're going soft on the extreme right wing so they don't alienate Bush's base.
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