Saturday, January 19, 2013

The government has met the enemy...

...and it is us. John Fund at 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.”

The Combating Terrorism Center, which is based at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has issued a new report on its website entitled

“Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”

Normally, the center’s activities are focused on al-Qaeda and other violent Islamic groups seeking to topple governments around the world. But the latest report looks inside America itself, and if the center is to be judged by the quality of its analysis in this report, it might be wise for all of us to be skeptical of its other work. The Center’s report lumps together entirely legitimate tea-party-style activists with three groups it says represent “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”
Hey, as the saying goes, call me anything you like, just don't call me late to dinner.


RebeccaH said...

Send in the clowns. Time to commence the ridicule.


Anonymous said...

Marco Rubio is a terrorist and Ft. Hood was work related harassment. We've all jumped through the looking glass.

Yojimbo said...

Google thisnitwits name and you will find a September 2-12 article on this report from Sipsey Street Irregulars that is well worth reading.

This nitwit is also teaching at West Point. Just how much indoctrination is going on there these days? Just what type of officers is Obama turning out these days?

JeffS said...

That is a worthy read, Yojimbo.

Here's the link, folks. This clown is likely focused on training future officers that supporting the Constitution is a key indicator of domestic terrorism.

Spiny Norman said...

Is this pointy-headed douchebag evidence of why recent flag officers have been such putzes and political time-servers? Seriously, how long has the mis-education of military cadets been going on? Or is he just another slimy con-artist in the bogus "terrorism expert" industry?

rinardman said...

Surely this guy's working on his report about far left terrorism...OWS, Black Panthers, etc.

To be released any day now. Fairness, and all, you know.

Spiny Norman said...

Doesn't fit the Progressive narrative, rinardman.

BTW, when did the NRO commentariate get infested with Concern Trolls?

Robert of Ottawa said...

ow about the far-left threat - you know, those guys who were going to blow up a bridge.

Yojimbo said...


Stan "The Man" Musial is gone!

One more to go.

rinardman said...

The Man was my first sports hero. The first Cardinals game I attended, in old Sportsmans Park, I was 5 or 6, and even at that tender age I could tell by the way the crowd reacted to him that he must be something special.

Turns out, the crowd wasn't wrong.

Yojimbo said...

"Red" Schoendienst, the last of the old Cards is still with us along iwth Yogi and Mays. That's just about it for that era.

Spiny Norman said...

Speaking the government meeting the enemy, the quote of the day:

They don't understand that the government's job is to take care of its people."
Marcia Fudge (D - Ohio, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus)

This is where the Democrat Welfare Plantation has brought us. The ignorance is invincible.

Jonah said...

I spent a minute with a truck driving colleague who was incensed at working only 9 hours a day at 14 something an hour. "I got more on unemployment!" the tattooed biker
whined. I couldn't think of any reply, so I slipped it into gear and rolled off, wondering.