The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed “right-wing extremists” concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats.
The report, titled “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” dated April 7, states that “threats from white supremacist and violent anti-government groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts.”
“The return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks,” the report states.
The report has the surreal feel of something I read in communist Vietnam soon after the end of the war in 1975. That document resulted in the round up of millions for “re-education.”
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (AP)
The DHS document also strikes us as political correctness run wild and a threat to free speech and other rights including tose protected by the Second Amendment.
The U.S. government’s concern may also explain why gun sales have been rising since the election of Barack Obama and why there is a movement to pay “volunteers” to join Ameri-Corps as a counter to conservative groups….