Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Ten years of American right wing terrorism

Ten years after the Oklahoma City bombing left 168 people dead, the guardians of American national security seem to have decided that the domestic radical right does not pose a substantial threat to U.S. citizens.

In the 10 years since the April 19, 1995, bombing in Oklahoma City, in fact, the radical right has produced some 60 terrorist plots. These have included plans to bomb or burn government buildings, banks, refineries, utilities, clinics, synagogues, mosques, memorials and bridges; to assassinate police officers, judges, politicians, civil rights figures and others; to rob banks, armored cars and other criminals; and to amass illegal machine guns, missiles, explosives, and biological and chemical weapons.

What follows is a list of key right-wing plots of the last 10 years

have a read Here


Anonymous Woody said...

They aren't from the right. They are just plain nuts--just like the Uni-bomber, a nut from the other side.

August 31, 2005 3:15 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

oh the world is full of nuts , i agree , to be honest , i dont really think of these people as "right wing" anymore then i think of groups like al-qaeda as representing "islam" the point of the post is to highlight extremism is not purely a left wing problem but one the right has to contain as well

but those that think that Osama and co are a "true" representation of islam , are the very same people who would probably not even notice that the "far" right has its own terrorism to address , so this post is to them

i get asked all the time "tell me when the right ever try to comit terrorist acts" well here is the answer

moderate center/rights like yourself can see that these exremists are there on both sides

but some people are SO extreme they only ever see the enemy coming from one side

August 31, 2005 3:22 am  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

they are on the extreme right, the left has them too (ELF, World Liberation Front, etc...)

The difference H, and why they dont have the coverage you seem to ellude to is because the FBI is very dilligent, sometimes too dilligent (Waco TX, under Janet Reno).

These guys get rounded up and prosecuted very quickly the minute they step outside the comfort of the First Amendement.

August 31, 2005 3:29 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

of course G , i agree , and the same as woody , i dont feel there is anything in this post that someone like you would learn

it is basic stuff bud , and you do not need this lesson , but some much futher right then you , dont see this stuff , they just see then enemy to the US as being left , they dont notice that the threat also comes from the right

i know , i know , but some people are that dumb , i have met them,

August 31, 2005 3:38 am  
Anonymous somethingsphishy said...

G, you are absolutely right about ELF. However I feel it is important to say that ELF has never went after humans, just SUV's and country clubs and I think condo developments. I think to consider them terrorists is a wee bit extreme. They are more like the merry pranksters.

August 31, 2005 4:59 pm  
Anonymous somethingsphishy said...

unless of course you own a hummer dealership. then they might be terrorists.

August 31, 2005 5:01 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

Merry pranksters dont destroy someone lively hood over their personal beliefs.

August 31, 2005 5:37 pm  
Anonymous somethingsphishy said...

Agreed, merry pranksters was a bad comparison on my part. But terrorists? Thugs maybe, Hooligans probably, Trouble makers definitely, but not terrorists not even by definition.

And I realize G, that you did not call this group "terrorists"
but used them as an example of Fanatics, which actually best sums them up. My bad, sometimes I skim when I read and miss important info. Oh well, just ignore these rants 'o mine.

August 31, 2005 7:05 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

i am hearing you loud and clear phishy

what is a terrorist is somewhere the debate has been many times

but i would call people who damage property activists , it is still a crime of course to do such a thing

but it really should not be used in the same sentence as some of those mentioned in the 60 cases above ,

trying to aquire chemical weapons to murder your own people , does not belong with , spraying paint on someones factory

August 31, 2005 7:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"those that think that Osama and co are a "true" representation of islam , are the very same people who would probably not even notice that the "far" right has its own terrorism to address , so this post is to them"

Not all on the far right--not by a long shot.

August 31, 2005 8:42 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

oh i accept that anonymous , dont worry , my view is not as blanket as it seems ,

i assume you might view yourself as far right

i assume you would not view any of the above groups as part of your group

therefore your existence in itself prooves your point

for anyone who thinks this post does not apply to them , be assured , it does not

August 31, 2005 9:30 pm  

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