The popular mantra was right wing groups and veterans had the greatest potential to be “domestic terrorists” even though the Tea Party were doves in comparison to liberal activist groups.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report, which lists returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S.
All of the high-profile domestic terrorism plots of the last decade, with four exceptions, were actually FBI sting operations—plots conducted with the direct involvement of law enforcement informants or agents, including plots that were proposed or led by informants. According to multiple studies, nearly 50 percent of the more than 500 federal counterterrorism convictions resulted from informant-based cases; almost 30 percent of those cases were sting operations in which the informant played an active role in the underlying plot.
— Columbia Law School, Human Rights Institute
Don’t expect an apology and/or explanation for calling returning veterans and Tea Party types murderers-in-waiting.
We involuntarily pay their salaries and this is the thanks we get.