You Might Be a Terrorist if......

@debrakcarey (19925)
United States
July 11, 2012 6:51pm CST
Department of Homeland Security tells us what law enforcement agencies should be looking for when it comes to domestic terrorism in a report by Executive Director Bill Braniff. Americans “suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty” and protecting their personal freedoms are categorized as extreme right-wing terrorists. The study claims that “right-wing extremists” are “groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent.” Given this definition, our founding fathers were terrorists. Executive Director of START Bill Braniff is more concerned with “Islamophobia” than Islamic terrorism. It's no wonder that this administration cares little about the southern border when Mexican authorities have rolled up a Hezbollah network being built in Tijuana, right across the border from Texas and so close to American homes. So then, if you believe in liberty and freedom and distrust the government, then you might be a terrorist.
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@dragon54u (31185)
• United States
12 Jul 12
Does this remind you of another country about 70 years ago that we ended up fighting in a world war? Hopefully, things will start to change in about 4 months. If the people don't vote out this administration, things like this will only get more twisted and sick.
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
12 Jul 12
Yes, but you can't say that, it'll upset the liberals.
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• United States
14 Jul 12
I'm liberal but I won't deny there's a lot of similarities to us and Germany Pre WW2, we're even basically in an economic crisis that, some leader could blame on some race. But realistically it's not a particularly unique situation, then again, genocide is really a lot more common that we like to acknowledge. Sadly, it reminds me more of a country that ended up fighting a world war 70 years. Just not another country, too bad 70 year's is just long enough for most of the Japanese Americans who remember being in interment camps to have passed.
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@dragon54u (31185)
• United States
14 Jul 12
Knoodleknight18, it's a shame that the people that remember the oppression of the 40s are passing away. We need to remember those things because I see the possibility of it happening now. This generation, and even my generation, have no concept of the horrors that happened because of politics and fear. If somehow we the people could insist on some common sense in our government and restore it to something that serves the people instead of itself, a crisis could be avoided and order and sanity restored.
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
13 Jul 12
Base on your definition of "terrorism", it is no wonder Hezbollah decided to set up their branches in Tijuana, Mexico to further their idealogical warfare against Isreal into USA. Your intel. gathering ability is beyond amazing...and nearly superb.
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
13 Jul 12
Debra, This administration is only going to hire and keep those people who will keep and protect their sociocommunistic agenda. The real scarey part is that the republicans have once again put a very weak candidate up against Oblama. Unless something very drastic happens between now and November we are going to have to endure 4 more years of this a$$hole.
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
14 Jul 12
I take it a bit further, if he's elected again we're finished as a Constitutional Republic.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Jul 12
Think about the reasoning here. If anybody is going to rise against this government, it will be the people you describe. This could change the whole make up of our government.....
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
12 Jul 12
When you go into the sun, you put sun screen on. When you go out in the woods you put insect repellent on. When you go out in the rain, you carry an umbrella. SOOOO, if you plan on taking people's rights away......?
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@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
15 Jul 12
I don't think anyone at the higher levels of government would be too upset about another terrorist attack. It means they will have greater authority over the American people and rule over us with an iron fist and if you object than you are an extremist. I am still waiting on someone to be imprisoned or fired for the first world trade center bombing in which the FBI refused to switch the explosives for harmless powder. Not to mention who has been fired because of 9/11 and the underwear bomber? No one! Oops guess I am a terrorist....
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
15 Jul 12
What I want to find out, is how we went from keeping jihadists from entering the country, to describing Americans as terrorists? When did the focus change?
• United States
15 Jul 12
Some people would say it (Patriot Act) was never about keeping terrorist out and was nothing more than a shameless grab at civil liberties. What's that phrase "never let a good crisis go to waste". After all the best way to keep terrorism from happening is to not let suspected terrorist in the country to begin with. It's not just this administration either, the push to erase our borders with Mexico has been going on a lot longer than NAFTA and the Clinton administration. Although that had the greatest economic impact on this country since the Japanese Auto/Industrial invasion. Things like Ruby Ridge and Waco made the government wake up to the idea that not everyone was too happy with the system. Add on top of that the reform party and the percentage of the vote they got during Ross Perot's campaign for president and I firmly believe both parties felt a bit threatened. Neither would ever let any third party rise to power and would be willing to do anything including violate civil rights to keep it from happening.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
15 Jul 12
I understand that the push to disolve the borders goes back quite far and I have read extensively on Waco and Ruby Ridge, which I believe were merely an act to see just how much the American people would put up with along with sending the message that 'right wing extemeists' were the danger. As time goes by, as I read more, see more, study more, I'm beginning to believe that NOTHING that's happened in the years since FDR has been a mistake or an accident.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
13 Jul 12
Why doesn't the administration adopt the UN definition of a Terrorist or Terrorism? They have not had enough meetings to come up with one so if the UN cann't define it how can the administration?
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
13 Jul 12
I'd be done with calling it terrorism and call it what it is, guerrilla warfare.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
15 Jul 12
Guerrilla warfare is attacks against military targets, terrorism is attacks against civilians with the intent of causing terror among the population. Guerrilla warfare has a military objective and an end in victory or defeat. Terrorism is ongoing and has no end point.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
15 Jul 12
Thank you for those finer points in defining the two. I used the term guerrilla warfare because I see it as a war, and those jihadists IN OUR COUNTRY at this very minute are viewing it as a war as well. I think we need to wake up and realize our government is NOT using the Patriot Act to protect us, they are using it to demoralize us and enslave us, it has NOTHING to do with finding, stopping or prosecuting jihadists. Otherwise why the complete neglect of our southern border, lawsuits against states trying to police the border in their state? Why is it we have sent billions to the Muslim Brotherhood when THEY were on the terror watch list? And even employed and appointed Muslims with direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood to the very agency that is suppose to PROTECT us from jihadist, Homeland Security? Yet Americans, including infants, toddlers and the very elderly continue to get groped by this agency. Why is the media (reportedly ordered by the WH) not calling the Ft. Hood shooter, who spoke with Alwalaki as his mentor, a terrorist? Why is the CIA and FBI sending reports to Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies that call returning vets, supporters of Pro Life groups, members of the NRA, and evangelical Christians more dangerous to America as 'terrorists'? We are at war. Our elected officials are complacent to this all, either through ignorance or outright agreement with it.
@Netsbridge (3243)
• United States
12 Jul 12
So now you, too, see and understand what lots of Middle Easterners and Thinkers have been saying for years: The US government and its parent government, Great Britain, have always considered anyone with opposing view as terrorist. What do you think Patriot Act II was all about?
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
12 Jul 12
How old are you netsbridge? I'm 56 and up until about 19990s I never worried, no did I ever hear my parents worry about anyone being a 'terrorist'. Especially IN America. And NO ONE imagined 9/11 or the hostages taken by Iran, or the bombs set off on USS Cole, etc.
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