Speculation continues as answers are sought in the wake of the Boston terror attacks on April 15th. Right-wing nut-job and Fox News lackey Erik Rush called for all Muslims to be killed on Twitter, later claiming he was being “sarcastic” and paranoid psychopath Alex Jones claimed it was a “false-flag” operation carried out by the FBI.
Peter Bergen, CNN’s National Security Analyst thinks that the bombing could just as easily be the work of “right-wing extremists” as much as it could be the work of Al Qaeda. Bergen said he was reminded of Oklahoma City, when asked by CNN Host Jake Tapper about the attacks and that we can’t rule out right-wing terrorism,
“We’ve seen a number of failed bombing attempts by Al Qaeda, but we’ve also seen other extremist groups. Right-wing groups trying to attacking, for instance – trying to attack the Martin Luther King parade in Oregon in 2010.”
In fact, the Southern Poverty Law Center details 75 examples of terror plots, conspiracies and racist rampages from the right-wing since the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh.
Here are some photos of a few to remind you of the new and terrifying paradigm in American political discourse. The Tea Party operates with threats of violence. They are motivated and inspired by violent rhetoric from their leaders, right-wing talk radio, and right-wing politicians.
Right wing terrorist, Timothy McVeigh
Right Wing terrorist Wade Michael Page who carried out massacre on Sikh Temple.
AATTP is compiling a more comprehensive list of right-wing terror attacks on the United States, and will be releasing the report soon. Although we cannot implicate any individual or group at this point, one thing is for sure, there has been a sharp rise in domestic terrorist hate groups calling themselves “Patriot groups” since President Obama was elected.
Here’s the video, From CNN analyst Peter Bergen discussing the bombing, courtesy of Mediaite: