West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S.

“If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero.”

Rowan Scarborough
The Washington Times
1/17/2013

A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”

The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”

The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”

The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.

But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers “far right.”…

…The report also draws a link between the mainstream conservative movement and the violent “far right,” and describes liberals as “future oriented” and conservatives as living in the past…

Read the entire article at The Washington Times.

Update Mock Disaster Training Exercise in Scioto County

…”It’s the reality of the world we live in,” says Portsmouth Police Chief Bill Raisin. “Don’t forget there is such a thing as domestic terrorism. This helps us all be prepared.”

The make-believe scenario is timely. Two school employees who are disgruntled over the government’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, plot to use chemical, biological and radiological agents against members of the local community.

WMD exercise a valuable lesson How the Ohio National Guard is working with small-town law enforcement…

Update 2: Dumbing down @ West Point: if you’re not a socialist progressive, you must be a terrorist

People who believe in “individual freedoms” are now “far right” and just as dangerous as al Qaeda. Another Obama attack on the “bitter clingers”.

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