White supremacists and Russia as most dangerous threats to US

mothra

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Homeland Security head names white supremacists and Russia as most dangerous threats to US

At least 110 people have died in right-wing, often white supremacist acts of domestic terror since 2001

Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf unveiled the results of the department's first annual homeland threat assessment, revealing that right-wing white supremacist groups remain the most dangerous threat to domestic security.
"As Secretary, I am concerned about any form of violent extremism," Mr Wolf wrote in the report. "However, I am particularly concerned about white supremacist violent extremists who have been exceptionally lethal in their abhorrent, targeted attacks in recent years."
In 2017, Jeremy Joseph Christian fatally stabbed two men and injured another after they stepped in to stop him from harassing two teenage black girls and shouting anti-Muslim slurs at a Portland train station. That same year, James Alex Fields, Jr, rammed his car into a crowd at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing protester Heather Heyer.

The next year, Robert Gregory Bowers killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and the year after that a white supremacist shooter killed 23 people at a Wal Mart in El Paso.

Since 2001, at least 110 people have been killed in right-wing domestic terror incidents, most of which are tied to white supremacist ideology.


The report comes on the heels of a whistleblower report from within the DHS that alleged the department was attempting to modify intelligence reports to suit the political agenda of Donald Trump by downplaying white supremacist violence and Russian attempts at election meddling.
Brian Murphy, the whistleblower, told CBS News that he was directed to modify a section of the report mentioning white supremacy in a way "that made the threat appear less severe, as well as include information on the prominence of violent 'left-wing' groups."
Mr Wolf denied the allegations.
"I think if you look at the document, Russia is mentioned somewhere in the document between 30 and 40 different times, so if we were trying to downplay Russia, we didn't do a very good job, I would say," he said.


White supremacist groups became the focus of national attention after Mr Trump failed to condemn the Proud Boys, an SPLC-designated hate group, during the first presidential debate.
Mr Trump told the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by," a slogan the group quickly internalised as marching orders directly from the president. After refusing to condemn the Proud Boys, Mr Trump attempted to shift the attention of the debate towards Antifa and Black Lives Matter, left wing groups he treats as violent boogeymen in order to rally his base.


The Proud Boys are a thinly-veiled white supremacist group that travels to left-wing activist events to incite street fights.
Backlash to Mr Trump's inability to condemn the Proud Boys was quick and came from both his usual critics as well as many individuals who tend to be sympathetic to the president. Days later, Mr Trump went on Sean Hannity's show to condemn "all White supremacists" including the KKK and the Proud Boys.
Mr Wolf's report was not solely focused on white supremacy. It also examined foreign threats to domestic security, naming Russia as the most "likely primary covert influence actor and purveyor" of disinformation.
The DHS report suggests that Russia is once again using online disinformation campaigns to influence American voters and promote destablisation within the US. Russian disinformation most often targets Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.


Despite stating that Russia is the most likely to engage in disinformation campaigns, Mr Wolf believes that China is the US's greatest threat.
"The most long term strategic threat to Americans, the Homeland, and our way of life is the threat from China," Mr Wolf tweeted on Tuesday.
Since the US landfall of the coronavirus, Mr Trump has been antagonistic toward the country, calling the virus the "Chinese" or "China" virus, and frequently pointing to the nation as the source of the US's suffering under the pandemic.



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greggerypeccary

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Source: REDDIT.com ............ nothing more than a gigantic Forum, where, like OZPOLITIC, BS flows in so many directions......

Now, could you imagine a tabloid like The UK's Independent using a forum like OZPOLITIC, only 10,000 times bigger, for their so called valid news sources!!??

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...d-security-b866912.html?utm_source=reddit.com
Well, that's exactly what you read up top in the Original Post.............. That's this threads
SOURCE.......a Big...Fat....Forum!!


IMHO.......Did the Original Poster know this??? Most probably not.......
"Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf unveiled the results ..."
 
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DreamRyderX

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"Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf unveiled the results ..."

Moron.
After reviewing the material in further depth, I wish to apologize to anyone who may have been misled by my earlier post's hasty conclusions.

When I am incorrect, & I conclude that an apology is appropriate, I am willing to admit so, & correct my error. Therefore, I am deleting my errant post, not to allow it to further compound it's misleading content.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
So.. I don't agree. TRUMP is a far more immediate danger to the USA.

AT THIS period in time, TRUMP and WHITE RACISTS are the biggest threat
to the United States of America. No need to go anywhere else to find a reason.

Jeez right-wing extremists want to kidnap a Governor..? of a State.. as suggested by Trump in one of his brainstorms ( brain explosions) to take back ( to liberate) the State of Michigan.. ? :wtf . It IS on file...

Just one hate response by Trump supporters. And others are remembered as well.
Driving a car into people with peaceful placards .. and killing.

And now that the US attention MUST be focussed inwards, the Hyena's gather on the fringes.

It becomes a game of attrition.
 

DreamRyderX

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They are not the problem.
Those that wish to take away their Rights are the problem.......


They Will Not Comply ..... Ever!

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SethBullock

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110 people have been killed by white supremacists since 2001? That's a total of 5.5 per year.

Some quick math ... In 2018, the FBI recorded 16,214 murders in the U.S. Multiply that by 20 to get a rough comparison to the total number killed by white supremacists. The answer is 324,280.

Half of those, 162,000, were committed by black men, a demographic in our country that comprises about 6.5% of the population.

94% of all black murder victims are murdered by other black people.


I can't stand white supremacists, and I agree that some small percentage of them are dangerous.

But let's keep things in perspective.
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
So.. I don't agree. TRUMP is a far more immediate danger to the USA.

AT THIS period in time, TRUMP and WHITE RACISTS are the biggest threat
to the United States of America. No need to go anywhere else to find a reason.

Jeez right-wing extremists want to kidnap a Governor..? of a State.. as suggested by Trump in one of his brainstorms ( brain explosions) to take back ( to liberate) the State of Michigan.. ? :wtf . It IS on file...

Just one hate response by Trump supporters. And others are remembered as well.
Driving a car into people with peaceful placards .. and killing.

And now that the US attention MUST be focussed inwards, the Hyena's gather on the fringes.

It becomes a game of attrition.
You should look at some facts one day😂
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
110 people have been killed by white supremacists since 2001? That's a total of 5.5 per year.

Some quick math ... In 2018, the FBI recorded 16,214 murders in the U.S. Multiply that by 20 to get a rough comparison to the total number killed by white supremacists. The answer is 324,280.

Half of those, 162,000, were committed by black men, a demographic in our country that comprises about 6.5% of the population.

94% of all black murder victims are murdered by other black people.


I can't stand white supremacists, and I agree that some small percentage of them are dangerous.

But let's keep things in perspective.
Ice t had an album called Cop Killa that was banned in Australia and pinky reckons white supremacists are the problem 🤔
 

greggerypeccary

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94% of all black murder victims are murdered by other black people.
91%.

And, 84 percent of white homicides are committed by whites.

The strong historical trend is that in a society with persistent pockets of segregation, most homicide occurs within each ethnic group.
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
91%.

And, 84 percent of white homicides are committed by whites.

The strong historical trend is that in a society with persistent pockets of segregation, most homicide occurs within each ethnic group.
Why did ice t have an album called Cop Killa and why was it banned in Australia?
 

SethBullock

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I thought the Proud Boys were a white supremacist group. I think I even wrote it somewhere on this site.

They aren't. I've learned more about them since.

The are right wing. They do demonstrate. They call themselves "western chauvinists", going on to explain that they believe western culture is the best.

They are led by a man of hispanic descent, Enrique Tarrio, and they publicly denounce all white supremacy. Recently, in Portland, the Proud Boys and a chapter leader of Black Lives Matter held a joint press conference. It's fascinating and well worth the time.



After watching these videos, I was struck by how determined certain powerful forces are to create monsters for us to fear.
 

greggerypeccary

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Just for the record, the Proud Boys are a far-right, neo-fascist and male-only organisation that promotes and engages in political violence.
 

SethBullock

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They are male only. If you listened to the press conference, you found out that they are not necessarily Trump supporters. And you found out that they don't tolerate any white supremacists in their group.

I just think it's interesting how a narrative can be so easily accepted and how powerful news and political organizations feed the narrative.
 

greggerypeccary

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I think it's interesting how people can believe everything they hear from a far-right, neo-fascist and male-only organisation that promotes and engages in political violence.
 

DreamRyderX

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I think it's interesting how people can believe everything they hear from a far-right, neo-fascist and male-only organisation that promotes and engages in political violence.
Sounds like you're the pot calling the kettle black......it's very interesting how people like you unscrupulously believe everything you hear from the extreme Far-Left Media, & their Neo-Fascist commentators that subtly promote political violence, & the corruption of truth to suit yours & their warped narratives.
 
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