An interesting threat assessment from DHS, published on wikileaks. It notes economy etc. leading to growth of radical right wing organizations:
DHS/I&A assesses that a number of economic and political factors are
driving a resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalization activity.
Despite similarities to the climate of the 1990s, the threat posed by lone wolves and small
terrorist cells is more pronounced than in past years. In addition, the historical election of
an African American president and the prospect of policy changes are proving to be a
driving force for rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalization.
Questions! First, why is it only radical right wing organizations? Have all the radical left wing organizations just disappeared? I mean, where’s Leon Trotsky when you need him?
And then something very real, and rather scary. Just think of all those veterans who know what a well-conceived campaign using IED’s can do:
DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and
radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from
military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the
capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out
violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist
groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from
the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.