The DHS warned about this a decade ago and Republicans were outraged

Oct 2014
3,738
5,040
British expat in USA
#1
This poor guy must have spent the last decade feeling like Cassandra.

"Ten years ago, the Department of Homeland Security sent American law enforcement agencies an intelligence briefing warning of a rising threat of domestic rightwing extremism, including white supremacist terrorism.

The economic recession and the election of America’s first black president would create fertile ground for rightwing radicalization, the 2009 report concluded. Military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, in particular, would be attractive targets for recruitment.

Republican politicians and conservative pundits reacted with outrage and demanded a retraction. The report was politically motivated and unfairly demonized conservative views, they argued. “Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are,” the head of the American Legion, a veterans group, wrote.

The head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) publicly apologized. The small team of domestic terrorism analysts who had produced the report was disbanded, and analysts were reassigned to study Muslim extremism, according to Daryl Johnson, the career federal intelligence analyst who had led the team. By the next year, Johnson says, he had been forced out of the DHS altogether...."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/07/white-supremacist-terrorism-intelligence-analyst?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR3ww91k23qNGsDPNkVs4V8_ahGW5PFXmD5E5VUiDo2Kj1c3Wu3l8DZErKw
 
Sep 2012
14,589
18,911
SoCal
#2
This poor guy must have spent the last decade feeling like Cassandra.

"Ten years ago, the Department of Homeland Security sent American law enforcement agencies an intelligence briefing warning of a rising threat of domestic rightwing extremism, including white supremacist terrorism.

The economic recession and the election of America’s first black president would create fertile ground for rightwing radicalization, the 2009 report concluded. Military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, in particular, would be attractive targets for recruitment.

Republican politicians and conservative pundits reacted with outrage and demanded a retraction. The report was politically motivated and unfairly demonized conservative views, they argued. “Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are,” the head of the American Legion, a veterans group, wrote.

The head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) publicly apologized. The small team of domestic terrorism analysts who had produced the report was disbanded, and analysts were reassigned to study Muslim extremism, according to Daryl Johnson, the career federal intelligence analyst who had led the team. By the next year, Johnson says, he had been forced out of the DHS altogether...."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/07/white-supremacist-terrorism-intelligence-analyst?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR3ww91k23qNGsDPNkVs4V8_ahGW5PFXmD5E5VUiDo2Kj1c3Wu3l8DZErKw
Congressional GOPers and their ilk...
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May 2012
68,859
13,742
By the wall
#5
So it isn't Trump's fault.

Boy, that is some egg on the lefties faces isn't it?

So what you are saying is that the racism grew under the Obama administration and now Trump has to deal with it?
 
Jul 2019
1,680
1,518
Atlanta
#6
So it isn't Trump's fault.

Boy, that is some egg on the lefties faces isn't it?

So what you are saying is that the racism grew under the Obama administration and now Trump has to deal with it?
I think that's true. Too many couldn't stand having a black man as president including Trump. … and Trump has seriously agitated racism and bigotry.
 
Jul 2019
1,680
1,518
Atlanta
#7
This poor guy must have spent the last decade feeling like Cassandra.

"Ten years ago, the Department of Homeland Security sent American law enforcement agencies an intelligence briefing warning of a rising threat of domestic rightwing extremism, including white supremacist terrorism.

The economic recession and the election of America’s first black president would create fertile ground for rightwing radicalization, the 2009 report concluded. Military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, in particular, would be attractive targets for recruitment.

Republican politicians and conservative pundits reacted with outrage and demanded a retraction. The report was politically motivated and unfairly demonized conservative views, they argued. “Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are,” the head of the American Legion, a veterans group, wrote.

The head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) publicly apologized. The small team of domestic terrorism analysts who had produced the report was disbanded, and analysts were reassigned to study Muslim extremism, according to Daryl Johnson, the career federal intelligence analyst who had led the team. By the next year, Johnson says, he had been forced out of the DHS altogether...."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/07/white-supremacist-terrorism-intelligence-analyst?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR3ww91k23qNGsDPNkVs4V8_ahGW5PFXmD5E5VUiDo2Kj1c3Wu3l8DZErKw
I remember this well.. and I remember the outraged denial.
 

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