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August 10, 2012

Why Did Obama Administration Stop Homeland Security Tracking Of RW Terrorists?

-- by Dave Johnson

Sunday a right-wing terrorist killed six people and critically wounded three others. This was just one of many ongoing right-wing terrorists attacks around the country. Monday, for example, a mosque in Missouri was burned to the ground.

Right-wing terrorism is a serious threat, and we know it for a fact. Think Tim McVeigh. But in 2009 the Obama administration shut down most Department of Homeland Security tracking of right-wing terrorism, and still has not revived it.

Focus on violent extremists hampered by US laws, political pressure,

Daryl Johnson, the former official who ran the team, told Wired Magazine's "Danger Room" blog this week his team had been "dissolved," and that Homeland Security was "scoffing at the mission of doing domestic counter-terrorism, as is Congress."

The Obama administration has some explaining to do.

Posted by Dave Johnson at August 10, 2012 6:55 PM


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