Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The U.S. terror threats that didn't count

From Democracy Now!:
Last year federal investigators told a Senate committee that environmental and animal groups like ELF and ALF represented the nation's leading domestic terror threat. The Southern Poverty Law Center however recently criticized the federal government for underestimating the threat posed by violent right-wing organizations. According to the Center, the radical right has plotted to carry out at least 60 terrorist plots inside the United States since the Oklahoma City Bombing. This includes plans to bomb or burn government buildings, mosques, synagogues and abortion clinics, plans to assassinate government officials and civil rights leaders and efforts to amass chemical and biological weapons arsenals.

2 Comments:

Blogger _H_ said...

The existence of right wing terrorism is so often missed (or ignored) by those on the far right of the political spectrum . I posted something similar a few months back here which itself links to an excellent Article cataloging the extent of right wing extremist terrorism in the United states over recent years .

A subject that is not nearly highlighted enough

thanks Djeb

January 24, 2006 1:11 am  
Blogger GRIFFON NEWS said...

Isn't this incredible! I mean, few Americans support these fringe groups using arson as a weapon. I don't, but I do think this action by the Justice Department is an attempt to convince us that they are winning a war on terrorism.

Let's face it: ELF and ALF didn't kill anyone, and they are not a threat to our national security. They are convenient targets for the public relations folks in the White House.

Let's not confuse the indictments of these groups with the prosecution of the larger war on terror, as the administration seems to want.

This whole thing is analogous to a town being terrorized by a foreign serial axe murderer who cannot be caught. The sheriff in the town then apprehends a local teenager who has punched someone, and announces that he has caught a serial bully.

This whole episode is just absurd...

January 24, 2006 6:20 pm  

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