Terrorist, defined by Administration? 7 April 2009

In light of news reports that Guantanamo Bay may be closed with its occupants slated to be brought inside the borders of the USA, it is important to understand the POTENTIAL Definition of TERRORIST.  We now have official acceptance of a “Presidential Kill List” and indefinite DETENTION of terrorists “accepted” by OUR federal Government.  The ALLOWANCE of the suspension of habeus corpus WITHIN the borders of the USA during a time when WAR HAS NOT BEEN DECLARED, lays the groundwork for U.S. citizens to be “detained” and “held” by the mere addition of a name to some “security list” with NO RIGHT TO CONFRONTATION OF YOUR ACCUSER, OR EVEN BEING INFORMED OF THE CHARGES AND EVIDENCE AGAINST YOU !

What is a potential terrorist in the eyes of the current Administration?  The Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division of the current administration’s Department of Homeland Security published their PERCEPTIONS and DEFINITIONS of TERRORIST on 7 April 2009.

This is a real “flyer” disseminated to law enforcement agencies: currently hosted by the Federation of American Scientists.  

You may be a “RIGHTWING EXTREMIST” (note: Rightwing extremist = TERRORIST) IF you believe:

  • an economic collapse is possible.
  • in the 2nd amendment and right to bear arms.
  • practice at the range with your shotgun or .22 lr
  • stockpiling arms, ammunition, food, etc.
  • don’t like the current President
  • against abortion
  • against illegal immigration
  • believe there is a loss of jobs in America
  • believe foreclosures are continuing
  • reject the concept of federal authority over state and local authority

Why do I post and link to this?  It is important to understand what the POTENTIAL definition of “terrorist” is.  And as the Fort Hood attack shows, a person who kills Americans while yelling and writing “Allah Akbar” IS NOT a terrorist.

This definition of “potential terrorist” includes literally, everyone I know.  I am not a terrorist.  None of my friends or acquaintances are terrorists.  If I were to learn of a terrorist, I would report them immediately to the proper law enforcement agency.  

A terrorist doesn’t include Americans who believe in any, or all of the concepts above….  This document is the nose inside the tent …. 

Click on the title below to go directly to a copy of the actual document hosted at The Federation of American Scientists.Org and read for yourself.

(Bold and Italics added in this post.)

(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current
Economic and Political Climate Fueling
Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment
7 April 2009
(U) Prepared by the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis
Division. Coordinated with the FBI.
(U) Scope
(U//FOUO) This product is one of a series of intelligence assessments published by the
Extremism and Radicalization Branch to facilitate a greater understanding of the
phenomenon of violent radicalization in the United States. The information is
provided to federal, state, local, and tribal counterterrorism and law enforcement
officials so they may effectively deter, prevent, preempt, or respond to terrorist attacks
against the United States. Federal efforts to influence domestic public opinion must be
conducted in an overt and transparent manner, clearly identifying United States
Government sponsorship.

. . .

(U) Key Findings
(U//LES) The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific
information that domestic rightwing
terrorists are currently planning acts of violence,
but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about
several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first
African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and

. . .


(U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and
adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups),
and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

. . .

Exploiting Economic Downturn
(U//FOUO) Rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the
economy, the perceived loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors,
and home foreclosures. Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate
conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish “financial elites.” These “accusatory” tactics
are employed to draw new recruits into rightwing extremist groups and further radicalize
those already subscribing to extremist beliefs. DHS/I&A assesses this trend is likely to
accelerate if the economy is perceived to worsen.

. . .

Historical Presidential Election
(U//LES) Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment
tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential
administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and
citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms

ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns

and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the
present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in
expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential

. . .

Economic Hardship and Extremism
(U//FOUO) Historically, domestic rightwing extremists have feared, predicted, and
anticipated a cataclysmic economic collapse in the United States. Prominent
antigovernment conspiracy theorists have incorporated aspects of an impending
economic collapse to intensify fear and paranoia among like-minded individuals and to
attract recruits during times of economic uncertainty. Conspiracy theories involving
declarations of martial law, impending civil strife or racial conflict, suspension of the
U.S. Constitution, and the creation of citizen detention camps often incorporate aspects of
a failed economy. Antigovernment conspiracy theories and “end times” prophecies could
motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition, and weapons.
These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist
individuals and groups in the past, such as violent Christian Identity organizations and
extremist members of the militia movement.

. . .

Illegal Immigration

Rightwing extremists were concerned during the 1990s with the perception
that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs through their willingness to
work at significantly lower wages. They also opposed free trade agreements, arguing that
these arrangements resulted in Americans losing jobs to countries such as Mexico.

. . .

Legislative and Judicial Drivers
(U//FOUO) Many rightwing extremist groups perceive recent gun control legislation as a
threat to their right to bear arms and in response have increased weapons and ammunition
stockpiling, as well as renewed participation in paramilitary training exercises. Such
activity, combined with a heightened level of extremist paranoia, has the potential to
facilitate criminal activity and violence.

. . .

Open source reporting of wartime ammunition shortages has likely spurred
rightwing extremists—as well as law-abiding Americans—to make bulk purchases of

10 thoughts on “Terrorist, defined by Administration? 7 April 2009

  1. Of course you do realize that they are saying these are among the beliefs that right wing extremists *may* hold- not that those that hold these beliefs are extremists? And I don’t suppose there’s any point in trying to tell you just how extreme and minority many of your beliefs are…

    And maybe you should read the other reports hosted at FAS, such as this one: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R42536.pdf which more thouroughly covers extremism on all sides of the politcal spectrum.

    Hell, long before homeland security, long before 9/11, the first domestic group I remember being labeled “terrorist” was the far left Earth First! .

    But hey- I’m guessing since you host your url via wp that you loose access to the IP logs. But if not- check them out. I guarantee you have at least somewhat regular visits from certain IP’s in VA, MD, FL, and certain proxies. ;-o

  2. Ladies and gentlemen,
    What Mr. Drugs (aka OOA) would like you to do here is read this department of homeland security assessment OUT OF CONTEXT.

    So here is “context” which illuminates the viewpoint from which this administration views the world. A world where Islamic Terrorists who hide behind women and children, are cutting people’s heads off with knives, hanging people, blowing themselves up, obliterating innocent men, women and children, and blowing up Americans at every chance they get. Now these attacks are “man-caused” disasters, not TERRORIST attacks, or more accurately described as WAR.

    From Spiegel Online International interview with Janet Napolitano:
    ” SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word “terrorism.” Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?

    Napolitano: Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word “terrorism,” I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”


    NEXT: If you are an American, who loves your country, understands the government is making promises it can NEVER keep, and destroying peoples lives by destroying their jobs, through higher taxation and regulation: you are the one the LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES have been WARNED to keep an eye on by THIS ADMINISTRATION.

  3. This is a GREAT post Texas … KEEP this up Front and center …. many who in the Waking-up phase will NOT have seen this !!

    • Thank you Don,
      I read these when I worked in law enforcement. The “agency” I worked in received these, and I noticed them after 9/11. When I “saw” this one, I knew exactly what it meant. I’ll see if I can re-post it.

  4. Reblogged this on The Rio Norte Line and commented:

    (originally posted november 2012, I updating and re-posting April 2013, with recent reports of government “action”, this post has become relevant and confirmed by law enforcement action, so I am attempting to re-fresh this post. texas)

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