Sunday, September 12, 2010

The enemy has been spotted -- and he's right next door

In this cleverly doctored photo from Pavlovian Obeisance (thanks P.O.!), Gen. Petraeus points out the fact that we have much more to worry about from domestic terrorists than from the foreign variety. If you look closely, it appears that the general is pointing to the nest of right-wing subversive elements in Afton, Wyoming. Or is that Pinedale? Looking at it from a Glenn Beck perspective, one might assume that the general is pointing out one of the state's lone cadres of latte-swilling, veggie-chomping Liberal Democrats -- the ones in Jackson and vicinity. They must be eliminated! First Jackson, then prog-bloggers in Cheyenne!

You can read about the recent arrest of a right-wing domestic terrorist at Think Progress:
A study released today by former leaders of the 9/11 Commission finds that “terrorism is increasingly taking on an American cast.” Warning of “a much more diverse threat,” the report urges the U.S. government to prepare for “the radicalization and recruitment of Americans to terrorist ranks.” While the report rightly warns of threats from radical Muslim extremists, law enforcement officials should also be concerned about right-wing zealots, as a 2009 Homeland Security report warned.

For instance, this past Tuesday, the FBI arrested 26-year old Christian radical Justin Carl Moose in Concord, N.C. for “providing information to create explosives” to “blow up a North Carolina abortion clinic.” Through his conversations with an FBI informant and his Facebook page, Moose expressed virulent “anger at abortion doctors, President Barack Obama’s health care plan, and plans to build a mosque near ground zero in New York city.” He goes on to describe himself as “the Christian counterpart to Osama bin Laden” who “has learned a lot from the muslim terrorists and have no problem using their tactics”:

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