Sunday, March 21, 2010

Terrorists Hiding in Plain Sight? | by EricaThunderpaws

A few months after President Obama was sworn into office, Michelle Malkin reported that the Department of Homeland Security had published an assessment suggesting potential rightwing extremism following the election of America's first black President. Needless to say, conservatives were justifiably outraged, and rebutted the presumptions suggested by Secretary Napolitano in that report.  Secretary Napolitano responded to that criticism with a press release.

Remembering rightwing extremism report, and recently bumping into a different terrorist assement, it occurred to me that it might be interesting to read other reports as well, so that the contents could be compared and contrasted.  To that end,  I found several government assessments written between 2001 and 2009. You'll find pdf copies below the fold, including the report Michelle Malkin wrote about.  After reading these reports, I would be interested in hearing your views on these assessments.  Do you think these assessments are right on the money or way off base?

If you know of other government reports that I missed, please share those links with us in the comment section.

January 2001
Jan 2001 Conplan


August 21, 2004
The 9/11 Commission Report - link only

April 2001
2001 Left Wing Extremism

May 2008
2008 Islamist Extremism Report

January 2009
Jan 2009 Leftwing Extremist Threat

April 2009
April 2009 Rightwing Extremism

U.S. Government Efforts To Counter Violent Extremism
Testimony by Daniel Benjamin Before the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, March 10, 2010.

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