Right Wing Terrorism — Again

Remember back in 2009 when Homeland Security released a document about an upswing in "Right Wing Extremism," and far-right conservatives went crazy all over the place as if the Obama administration was targeting people like Limbaugh, Malkin and Hannity. Of course that's ridiculous, and in the process of mocking the document, they also laughed off the idea that there really are domestic right-wing terrorist groups. (It turned out, the Bush administration DHS conducted the study and it was released under the Obama administration.)

Anyway, Homeland Security was exactly correct.

Here's another example:

Meet 65-year-old Ray Adams, 68-year-old Samuel Crump, 67-year-old Dan Roberts and 73-year-old Frederick Thomas. They’re the four senior citizen militia members from Georgia the feds say plotted an attack on federal workers, former Rep. Cynthia McKinney and Attorney General Eric Holder.

TPM obtained their mugshots, taken by the U.S. Marshals Service after their arrests, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

By the way, I wonder if torture fetishists on the right would push for waterboarding these guys -- maybe some stress positions and sleep deprivation, or worse.

  • trgahan

    One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. And when you’re a hatefully bigot who believes “land of the free, home of the brave” doesn’t extend to them and their hippy socialist apologists, you love these guys! You think these groups pose a threat now; just imagine if President Obama wins re-election.