Thursday, April 16, 2009
... and the same Roesgen, competent journalist that she is, who had no problem stating that a mask that is a cross between Satan and Hitler is a "Bush look-alike."
Shame on you, CNN.
Eye-catching slogans that evening:
CNN, YOU SUCK!
I DON'T PAY MY TAXES EITHER. THAT MEANS I QUALIFY TO BE A CABINET MEMBER
JAIL BARNEY FRANK
DON'T SPREAD MY WEALTH. SPREAD MY WORK ETHIC
DRINK TEA, NOT KOOLAID!
p.s.: CNN, you *do* suck.
Busy as I am, I just had to look that up. Read the whole statement.
In essence, the VFW said that the DHS is doing its job and that it made no blanket accusation of that every soldier was capable of being a terrorist; but that they were not pleased with the wording of the report and "hopes DHS tones down the disgruntled military veteran angle in its next edition, and includes other professionals who have paramilitary training, such as the police, Secret Service, FBI, and DHS' own Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.".
No "blanket accusation"? I'm not so sure. Here's a paragraph from pg. 7 of the DHS report:
So did VFW really defend the report? You decide.
(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans
(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Dept. of Homeland Security, under the lead of Janet Napolitano has just issued a report titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."
Incredibly, while the administration has decided not to use the terms 'war on terror' -- substituting it with 'overseas contingency plans' and events like Sept. 11 are no longer 'terrorist attacks' but 'man-made' or 'man-caused disasters' -- they did not hold back from implying that conservative Americans are the enemies. They even go as far as to say that returning war vets are at risk for right-wing indoctrination, recruitment and radicalization. Right wing extremists are said to be using the economic downturn and the recent election of a black president (who happens to have half white) to recruit members. People who are pro-life, anti-illegal immigration, anti-big government, believe in the 2nd Amendment and etc, could be considered a right-wing extremist and a radical. In addition to classifying that granny standing outside Planned Parenthood with a pro-life sign an extremist, DHS and its state and local partners will be making an ongoing effort to keep tabs on YOU, the conservative. Because according to the report, conservative = hater.
By the way, where's that DHS report on ACORN?