Saturday, August 13, 2005

Tree Huggers and Rabbit Kissers Beware!

Beware, because the Department of Homeland Security has got your number! In terms of representing a threat to the public, environmental activists and animal rights groups rank highest domestically among scary "not to be missed" categories of would-be mutineers! Always interesting to get a glimpse into prioritization strategies. Lest we think safety measures correlate to degrees of potentiality or correspond to likelihood of incident. We would be foolish to think that, right? That resources would be wisely spent in our grateful names? Interesting information from Southern Poverty Law Center on what is clearly a skewed perspective:

Excerpt for your convenience:
"Terror From the Right"

By Andrew Blejwas, Anthony Griggs and Mark Potok

"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.

A draft internal document from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that was obtained this spring by The Congressional Quarterly lists the only serious domestic terrorist threats as radical animal rights and environmental groups like the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front. But for all the property damage they have wreaked, eco-radicals have killed no one — something that most definitely cannot be said of the white supremacists and others who people the American radical right.

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"


Cantankerous Bitch said...

Why doesn't this surprise me?

Bill Ziemer said...

Does no one recall the J. Hoover days? *Sigh*