US Citizens Targeted by White House as Potential aL Qaida

http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-strategy-hit-violent-extremism-070426160.html

Excerpt;  The psychological aspects of radicalization have been studied for years, and while there are some similarities among terrorism cases, there is not a single profile of a violent extremist in the U.S. Complicating the challenge is that the threat is often rooted in an ideology protected by the Constitution.

Americans are now a targeted audience for recruitment to radical causes and not just a target for attack. English-speaking radical Islamic clerics appeal to Westerners on the Internet and recruit Americans to join their holy war. The need to travel to terror camps in faraway places has diminished now that there are instructions for how to carry out an attack that are easily available online.

The Obama administration strategy points to federal outreach programs by the Homeland Security and Justice departments and the FBI that have been initiated since the 2001 terror attacks. It also refers to the nation’s approach to countering criminal gangs as a model to embrace for countering violent extremism, involving police, schools, probation officers, youth agencies, government and local grass-roots organizations.

The strategy includes broad statements about protecting civil rights, American values and the importance of partnerships with local stakeholders and the private sector. The federal government’s job is to act in a support role, it said, bringing people together and sharing information about threats and concerns and “community-based solutions.” End Excerpt.

Materreads commentary;

 ”  Complicating the challenge is that the threat is often rooted in an ideology protected by the Constitution.”  

The Constitution protects freedom of ideas, beliefs, differences of opinions. This express the belief that it can be gotten around if they can come up with some reasons people will accept to relinquish their rights.

“The need to travel to terror camps in faraway places has diminished now that there are instructions for how to carry out an attack that are easily available online. ” 

The World Wide Web is open. This expresses the desire to close it.

” The federal government’s job is to act in a support role, it said, bringing people together and sharing information about threats and concerns and “community-based solutions.”  

Is it really the federal government’s job? Why? When did government become our teacher, our social mother? What does “community-based solutions” mean anyhow? Could it not mean just about anything that happens in the community, good, bad, or other?
 

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2 thoughts on “US Citizens Targeted by White House as Potential aL Qaida

  1. Hi Musemater,

    Still digging….reading “Tragedy and Hope”, it's a huge book, and the online text has typos, but it's still readable. Quigley was another “Rhodes scholar” like Clinton, and many politicians today. It's very interesting to really dig deep into why they believe what they do. I'm only about 40 pages in so I have a LONG way to go, work has been very busy…and truly one can argue that it isn't necessary to dig through garbage to know that it stinks. Yeah, well, I know that, but I've always been a nosey kid and have always wanted to know how things work, and why. And part of the Bible coming fully alive for me is seeing fully well how the devil works his “magic spells” over the hearts and minds of people. I think it also helps me to pray and think more clearly and to say things that are relevant about things that are going on around us, so that maybe other people that the Lord places in my path will wake up and see what is going on all around us, and that it is ANTIChrist.

    The more I study this stuff, the more my eyes are opening to the facts, and the more I see how what I once saw as “normal” is not normal, and it is a thin outer film of seeming calm and normalness over a huge sea with an undertow of all kinds of evil underneath, Leviathan and ugly sea creatures and sharks with huge fangs and our government wants to pretend that none of that exists especially not amongst the ranks of the people running the government, when the truth is that is where some of the sneakiest and deadliest sharks hide openly.

  2. “That' a '10-4', good buddy!” as they'd say in truckeresse, Susan, I'm always more comfortable, able to have faith, and less fearful if I know what's what's out there in the dark, or who's wearing sheepskin clothing.

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