West Point study on ‘violent far right’ shows ‘dramatic rise’ in attacks

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 20, 2013
report published by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy on Jan. 15 discusses the potential dangers of “violent far-right” organizations, which has angered some conservatives that believe the military should focus on international threats.

The executive summary of the paper,“Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” claims that “since 2007, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self- identify with the far-right of American politics.”

Written by Arie Perliger, Director of Terrorism Studies at the Combating Terrorism Center and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, the paper asserts that three distinct ideologies exist in the “American violent far right.” Those are “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement,” the last of which “includes mainly Christian Identity groups such as the Aryan Nations.”


“Findings indicate that…it is not only feelings of deprivation that motivate those involved in far right violence, but also the sense of empowerment that emerges when the political system is perceived to be increasingly permissive to far right ideas,” it later reads.

The rise in attacks in the 21st century were significant, as “Although in the 1990s the average number of attacks per year was 70.1, the average number of attacks per year in the first 11 years of the twenty-first century was 307.5, a rise of more than 400%.”

The study also found that “presidential election years and the preceding year are characterized by an increase of far-right violence,” leading the author to conclude that “in general, far-right groups and individuals are more inclined to engage in violence in a contentious political climate.”

Furthermore, it found that the number of Republicans in the House was positively correlated with an increase in far-right violence, although the causes were not immediately clear. The study posits that it could mean those groups believed those legislators might be “more tolerant of their activities” or possibly that “the high expectations of far-right activists during a conservative legislature” were not “fulfilled.”

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Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 20, 2013
Why would West Point be involved in studying DOMESTIC terrorists, as you put it? Don't we have the FBI, ATF, ICE, and the fearless DHS, not to mention the oh so ethical Justice Dept??

I thought that the purpose of West Point was to educate and train our future MILITARY LEADERS.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#3 Jan 21, 2013
Some folks HELP the government and know things, some folks are useless and ask dumb questions... BUILD YOUR ARK !!!

Since: Jan 13

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 21, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Some folks HELP the government and know things, some folks are useless and ask dumb questions... BUILD YOUR ARK !!!
Well, you sure as hell aren't "helping the government", and you sure don't know anything, except to insult people in a juvenile way, so you must be building that ARK. How far along are you??
goose

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 21, 2013
Far LEFT rag B.S. story.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#6 Jan 21, 2013
'Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences'

Translation:
Flaming liberal
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Jan 21, 2013
40

Translation

40 oz. drunk....

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#8 Jan 21, 2013
Slewage coming up for air:

http://www.google.com/imgres...
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Jan 21, 2013
Poor 40 oz, can't actually argue, so you turn to childish links, nobody opens... Get a clue.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#10 Jan 21, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
40
Translation
40 oz. drunk....
Soooo, you call this an argument?
You are a waste of skin

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#11 Jan 21, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Poor 40 oz, can't actually argue, so you turn to childish links, nobody opens... Get a clue.
One must be just a bit smarter than the computer mouse to 'click' on the link.
No wonder you can't open it.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#12 Jan 21, 2013
You call your link REALITY ?? Geez, you really do SUCK !!!

Hey, you wrote a man would answer your questions, just like your MOMMY DID !!! LMAOROTFU~! Don't try to blame me, for YOUR MORONIC "logic" !!! LMAOROTFU~!

Since: Jan 13

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 21, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
You call your link REALITY ?? Geez, you really do SUCK !!!
Hey, you wrote a man would answer your questions, just like your MOMMY DID !!! LMAOROTFU~! Don't try to blame me, for YOUR MORONIC "logic" !!! LMAOROTFU~!
Still waiting to hear how far along you are on your building of that new "Ark", "noah"....

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#14 Jan 21, 2013
Maybe not reality, the sewer rat is much better looking.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#15 Jan 21, 2013
Aw, come on.
Did Slewage take his dunce cap and go home?

Since: Jan 13

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jan 21, 2013
slewage needs help opening a can of "tuna", if you know what I mean...

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#17 Jan 21, 2013
maroonberet wrote:
<quoted text>
Still waiting to hear how far along you are on your building of that new "Ark", "noah"....
Build an ark?
Slewage can't even build a proper sentence.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#18 Jan 21, 2013
maroonberet wrote:
slewage needs help opening a can of "tuna", if you know what I mean...
Slewage bats both ways, but will return after learning the meaning of 'Ark'
We expect sometime next week.

Since: Jan 13

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jan 21, 2013
consistent and slewage can sure "talk the talk", but I can assure you, they WILL NOT DISARM US, the DECENT, RATIONAL, SANE, ARMED, LAWFULL, HARD-WORKING, TAX-PAYING CITIZENS. THEY WILL NOT SILENCE US,*EITHER*, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

WE WILL NOT BOW TO GANGS, LIKE THE BLACK PANTHERS, WE WILL NOT BOW TO THE FEDS, WE DO NOT BURN CROSSES OR WEAR HOODS, WE DO NOT RENOUNCE OUR CITIZENSHIP.

WE DO NOT SURRENDER TO THE INFLUX OF ILLEGAL ALIENS, AS THEY ARE NOT LEGALLY ALLOWED TO WORK, VOTE, DRIVE, TAKE WELFARE PAYMENTS, SEND MONIES ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BORDERS, NO MORE THAN BILLIONAIRES DO SO TO FOREIGN BANKS.

WE WANT THOSE WHO HAVE *OVERSTAYED* THEIR VISAS TRO RETURN TO THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, AND SALUTE US FOR GIVING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE ANOTHER DAY, AT OUR EXPENSE, WHICH WE CANNOT AFFORD ANY LONGER. THAT INCLUDES LIBERIANS, SOMALIS, ASIANS, OR ANY OTHER PERSONS WHO I HAVE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED.

THE LIFEBOAT CALLED THE "USA" IS *OVERFILLED* AND CAN NO LONGER TAKE ON ANY MORE "SURVIVORS"

SO, ALL OF THE REST OF THE PLANET'S REFUGEES HAD BETTER COME UP WITH A PLAN TO MAKE THE *REST* OF THE *PLANET* A MUCH MORE LIVEABLE PLACE TO INHABIT.

Since: Jan 13

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 21, 2013
40for60 wrote:
<quoted text>
Build an ark?
Slewage can't even build a proper sentence.
He couldn't even pitch a TENT if he tried, except in his/her OWN PANTS.

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