Here's BizzyBlog today about the current conservative outrage of the moment:
That’s okay,I’m sure the one about left-wing and Islamofascist groups upset that Obama didn’t walk away from Iraq and pull all aid to Israel is coming out any
Except that there was a similar report issued by the DHS within the first week of the Obama Administration that got no attention from people like Blumer. It's title? Leftwing Extremist Likely to Increase Use of Cyber Attacks over the Coming Decade. Ironically, the copy of the report on left-wing domestic terrorism is downloadable from none other than Fox News.
Of course, Blumer uses the Washington Times (a hack of a newspaper if there ever was one) to allege that the DHS report on right-wing extremism calls "returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S." What the report accurately warns is that returning U.S. veterans will likely be targets by right-wing extremists for recruitment. This is hardly a controversial theory:
Timothy McVeigh was a Desert Storm vet recruited by right-wing/anti-federal government zealots who preyed on McVeigh's military training and likely PTSD and other psychological issues as a result of his military service to turn him into a willing matryr footsoldier of the radical right army. 168 Americans, including children died. To not keep OKC in mind as a potential illustration of a domestic terrorist threat would be disgraceful.
And, no, Rusho, the report doesn't label the right-wing a greater threat than Al Qaeda. That's yet another made up conservative myth to justify the phony outrage.
Just last month, three Pittsburgh police officers were killed in the line of duty by a lunatic who thought his guns were going to be taken away by Obama so he lay in wait to kill as many police as he could before he would go out in a blaze of glory. The shooter, Richard Poplawski, survived. By the way, Poplawski was tossed out by the Marines during boot camp, returned to his home and began his own right-wing internet radio talk show. He was a regular poster on white supremists sites like Stormfront. He followed fringe liberterian conspiracy theorists. And he killed three cops. Shooting two of them in the head almost instantly and without warning.
Tom Blumer, you don't know what you're talking about.