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Special Treatment For White Supremacists

By Judd Legum  

"Special Treatment For White Supremacists"

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The Bush administration is jeopardizing our security by excluding violent right-wing groups from terrorist threat lists. A classified Department of Homeland Security paper obtained by Congressional Quarterly that documents threats to national security:

[L]ists left-wing domestic groups, such as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), as terrorist threats, but it does not mention anti-government groups, white supremacists and other radical right-wing movements, which have staged numerous terrorist attacks that have killed scores of Americans.

Here is what Mike German, a 16-year undercover agent for the FBI who spent most of his career infiltrating radical right-wing groups, had to say about the document:

[Radical right-wing groups] are still a threat, and they will continue to be a threat. If for some reason the government no longer considers them a threat, I think they will regret that.

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