West Point Issues Terrorist Warning
This warning comes from West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). When America’s top military academy issues a terrorist warning, you’d expect conservatives to snap to attention and get right on it. However:
The Far Right is not only unconcerned with this terrorist warning — they’re actually hostile to it. And why would that be? Because the potential terrorists are not swarthy foreigners named Hassan Abdul al Osama el-Habib. The West Point report is warning us about America’s own homegrown crop of racist inbred gun-toting hate-spewing wackjobs. In other words: “The dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self-identify with the far-right of American politics.”
Aw come on, these aren’t terrorists. They’re Patriots.
The report is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America's Violent Far-Right.” And the report specifically mentions Christian Fundamentalists, Neo-Nazis, violent anti-abortionists and militia movements.
Again, this warning comes from West Point, and not some gang of tree-hugging flag-burners who hate America.
But this hasn’t stopped the Far Right mouthbreathing community from lashing out at West Point’s warning. Neo-Nazi blogger Pamela Geller wrote:
“This is another appalling attempt to demonize loyal Americans and whitewash the Islamic threat. West Point probably is working on orders from higher ups. Or else it has bought into the dominant PC culture.”
A Republican congressional staffer wrote:
“If the Defense Department is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero. Shouldn’t the Combating Terrorism Center be combating radical Islam around the globe instead of perpetuating the left’s myth that right-wingers are terrorists?”
And from the National Review:
“The world is beset by terrorists—witness the American hostages taken in Algeria this week—but portions of our federal government continue to obsess about alleged home-grown threats from the ‘far right.’”