Leaked security report has conservatives up in arms

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By Robert E. Beckner

A report from the office of secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano that was leaked, has Conservatives up in arms to say the least. Read on and you’ll probably think every American should be worried about its content. The name of the report is entitled, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”, a real mouthful. Without a doubt, it is a sweeping indictment of conservatives.

Here is how the report opens with these quotes, “The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (A&I) has no specific information that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but they may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment”. The following offensive conclusions from the politicized reports are;

(A) The Obama administration’s plans to restrict the ownership of firearms will motivate these extremists to stock weapons in preparation for a violent attack.

(B) Unrealistic fears of communist regimes and “conspiracy theories” about the government’s plan to join a “one world government” will lead to rightwing violence.

(C) Military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who face “reintegrating” into society may become terrorists or “lone wolf extremists”.

(D) The economic downturn will turn rightwing extremists into domestic terrorists who attack government buildings, police officers and other government officials.”

The report “assessment” exhibits the typical prejudice against our military and our veterans. It further says if you focus on one conservative public policy issue, such as immigration or opposing abortion or guns, you are especially suspicious. Political scientists would call such citizens “single issue voters” but our administration clearly thinks such activists are threats to our security.

The danger here is that an attack on the First Amendment (Freedom of Speech or of the press or religion) will subject peaceful, conservative Americans to scrutiny by law enforcement at federal, state and local levels, just on Napolitano’s and Obama’s chosen opponents. Some DHS employees had concerns about civil rights, but they were overruled by Secretary Janet Napolitano;  this isn’t surprising considering her background and voting records. That’s how she got the job from the president.

One interesting thing pops up in view of this report and that is why no mention of the connection between our president and his good friends, William Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn; they were true members of the Weatherman Underground terrorists group that did participate in violent attacks on innocents. The good news is that after all these years,  justice may finally be served for the victims of the Weathermen bombings as a new active investigation is under way and under wraps.

Then, of course, we have Hillary Clinton and her advocating pardons for the FALN terrorists and our Attorney General Eric Holder who worked on the pardons for terrorists in the Clinton years. Holder’s law firm also represented some of the Gitmo terrorists. Why not mention these happenings, I guess because they are Democrats.

Back to the infamous report, the Missouri Information and Analysis Center (MIAC) has their own version of the report and they have sent it to law enforcement personnel through the State Highway Patrol, giving the indicators that are characteristic of “rightwing extremists” and “militia members” whose mindset poses a threat to law enforcement. This is very dangerous as it conflates law-abiding citizens with violent racists and terrorists. These citizens can be harassed, have their rights violated and even their lives endangered because law enforcement officers have been wrongly advised. The MIAC has what is known as a “fusion center” that is used to share information and intelligence with other police agencies and the federal government. As of February 2009, there were 58 fusion centers around the country and plans are for more to be deployed by the end of 2009. Some of the deceptive information in the reports comes from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which is notorious for demonizing Christians, political conservatives, patriots, pro-lifers, libertarians, gun owners and constitutionalists as violence-prone, white supremacists.

The SPLC sees no enemies on the left, nor does it warn law enforcement officers of dangers from the many Maolist, Marxist, Leninist, Stalinist, Trotskyite, Castroite or Islamic terrorist’s suspects and their support and affinity groups operating within the U.S.

All this brings us to the question of do you fit the terrorist profile? You may already be a suspect if you have exercised your first amendment rights. Have you expressed outrage over the trillions of dollars being poured into an unending series of government bailouts? How about being concerned over our government’s refusal to secure our borders, especially with Mexico, to stop the continuing deluge of illegal alien immigrants entering our country, which we end up supporting. Do you support the second amendment (our guns) and oppose the prohibitions, restriction and confiscation of our privately owned firearms and ammunitions? Do you criticize and/ or oppose the United Nations? Does your automobile carry any politically incorrect bumper stickers? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you may have already been singled out as an “antigovernment” terrorist suspect. These are all indicators to some that want law enforcement officers to keep their guns cocked and pointed at the political right.

You are the enemy and as such, you have a New World Order (NOW) mind set. You commonly associate with third party political groups and are prone to display Constitutional party, Campaign for Liberty or Libertarian material. You may also support politicians Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr. Just remember, “forewarned is forearmed”.

You may want to contact your state and federal representatives and urge them to investigate the proliferation and politicization of these “fusion centers.”  You read things of this nature and it is a shock to see how far our country has fallen in regard to our liberties and freedoms, it is truly a shame!

Robert E. Beckner lives in Majestic Oaks with his wife, Sarah. He is a retired private investigator and insurance adjuster. He has also been a photographer and served with the Military Police in the Marine Corps.