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At least 47 other US citizens murdered.

Over 64 separate bombings and bomb plots, including crashing a plane into a federal building; ricin, anthrax, cyanide, radioactive "dirty" bombs, and lots of C-4. Hand grenades, pipe bombs, land mines and fertilizer-fuel bombs.  Plots to blow up refineries, synagogues, mosques and Federal buildings.  Successful sabotage of an Amtrak train in Arizona that killed a passenger.  Many, many mass-shootings.  Well over a hundred Americans wounded.  Trained and organized snipers, with support teams, looking for a kill.  

Three policeman gunned down in Pittsburgh.  Another two in New Hampshire, two in South Carolina, two in Arkansas, two in Okaloosa, FL and another two in Bastrop, Louisiana. These are just the cases of multiple cop-killings.

Then last Thursday, two more deputies were ambushed and killed, and another two wounded, in a suburb of New Orleans.  Just a few days after a terrorist opened fire, killing six Americans in the Wisconsin Oak Creek Sikh temple massacre (and possibly others).  All of this committed by homegrown, right-wing terrorists after Timothy McVeigh in 1995.  After we knew what could happen.

Where is the outrage?    

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) gives a lucid, unemotional, terrifying and fascinating list (here) of right-wing terrorist incidents occurring in the USA after Timothy McVeigh murdered 168 people and wounded 500 more in Oklahoma City at 9:02 AM on April 19, 1995.

Nearly all of these incidents are organized and plotted conspiracies involving multiple persons rather than the acts of a single deranged individual.  The list includes just those events that were prosecuted or are highly newsworthy.  Sporadic hate-killings and terroristic attacks (which are likely to be much more common) are not included.  

Despite the clear and present danger to America from right-wing extremists, the Department of Homeland Security has gutted its own investigations into right-wing terrorism.  

Highlights (er low-lights) of the SPLC report include:

"authorities find 460 pounds of the high explosive Tovex, 746 pounds of ANFO blasting agent and 15 homemade hand grenades on his property in Hood River, Ore. Hamblin is sentenced to almost four years in federal prison, and is released in March 2000...

"Gary Curds Baer, who drew the heaviest sentence after being found with 400 pounds of ammonium nitrate, a bomb component, is freed in May 2004...."

Two anti-personnel bombs — the second clearly designed to kill arriving law enforcement and rescue workers — explode outside an abortion clinic in Sandy Springs, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. Seven people are injured....

Salyers was discharged earlier from the Marines, where he taught demolitions and sniping, after tossing a live grenade (with the pin still in) at state police officers serving him with a search warrant in 1995. Following the 1997 raid, Salyers, an alleged member of the underground Black Dawn group of extremists in the military, is sentenced to serve three years for weapons violations. He is released from prison in 2000....

Three Ku Klux Klan members are arrested in a plot to blow up a natural gas refinery outside Fort Worth, Texas, after local Klan leader Robert Spence gets cold feet and goes to the FBI. The three, along with a fourth arrested later, expected to kill a huge number of people with the blast — authorities later say as many as 30,000 might have died — which was to serve, incredibly, as a diversion for a simultaneous armored car robbery....

After a cache of explosives stored in a tree blows up near Yuba City, Calif., police arrest Montana Freemen supporter William Robert Goehler. Investigators looking into the blast arrest two Goehler associates, one of them a militia leader, after finding 500 pounds of explosives — enough to level three city blocks...

McCool, who was arrested after buying powerful C-4 plastic explosives and an automatic weapon from an undercover FBI agent, earlier plotted to attack the federal building with a member of his own group and a member of the antigovernment Republic of Texas...

Acting on a tip, federal and local law enforcement agents arrest North Carolina Klan leader Charles Robert Barefoot Jr. for his role in an alleged plot to blow up the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the sheriff himself and the county jail....

The FBI raids the Noonday, Texas, home of William Krar and storage facilities that Krar rented in the area, discovering an arsenal that includes more than 500,000 rounds of ammunition, 65 pipe bombs and remote-control briefcase bombs, and almost two pounds of deadly sodium cyanide. Also found are components to convert the cyanide into a bomb capable of killing thousands, along with white supremacist and antigovernment material...."

These are just a few random snippets.  Go read the whole list.  It is high-time for legitimate conservatives to tone-down their angry rhetoric and for the DHS to take seriously the threat to us and our democracy from internal right-wing terrorists.

 

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