I think everyone is getting their shorts in a not over this DHS document for the wrong reason. You would have to read both the "Right Wing" assessment AND the "Left Wing" assessment to understand what I mean. Neither one is accusatory, however, I interpreted the documents more along the lines of how this administration sees both groups on an intellectual level.
First of all, both assessments are in PDF format, originally created in Jan of 2007. They have apparently been revised (edited) and republished after Obama took office. The "Left Wing" assessment document is now dated Jan 26, 2009 while the "Right Wing" document is dated April 7, 2009. I have no idea as to what extent these documents have been re-written.
The "Left Wing" assessment has the radicals painted as primarily "non-violent" in their mode of operandi. They are prone to vandalizing property and executing cyber attacks against "evil" corporate networks, that don't comply to their concerns. Namely, environmental issues, animal rights, anti-capitalism, etc.
The "Right Wing" assessment presents this group as being prone to being recruited by the radical extremistfaction of conservatism for violent terrorist attacks against the government.
So, these assessments say that the nation is faced with 2 internal threats. One from radical tree hugging, educated
, cyber hacking, vandalizing, make-love-not-war, liberals, and the other from radical religious, gun loving, knuckle dragging, ignorant, hotheads
. Is it any wonder why we haven't heard the liberal left wing radicals raising hell about their
assessment? It's obvious that the Obama administration holds itself and it's supporters (the Left Wing Radicals) to be of superior intellect than the Radical Right wingers. It's my belief that these contrasting assessments were released to the public for one reason - to make the liberals feel superior and to demean conservatives.
Now, the "Left Wing" assessment was re-published Jan 26, 2009, nearly a week after Obama's inauguration. WE hardly heard anything about it, if at all. The "Right Wing" assessment was re-published this month, just prior to the April 15 TEA Party's. Was Obama hoping to insight us right wingers to stage violent demonstrations on Tax Day? Maybe. It would have given him a good excuse to declare Marshall Law, wouldn't it. If that was his plan, it didn't work. Hell we didn't even leave trash behind, like his worshipers did in DC, at his inaugural.
Should we be pissed off? Sure. But, not because this document falselyinsinuatesthat we'reradical extremist. It's the insult to our intelligence that we should be angry about. Obama hasn't got a clue as to who he is screwing with. I believe he's going to find out soon enough.