The Obama administration has minimized the threat of Islamic terrorism while elevating the threat potential from “right-wing extremism.”
As WND reported in April 2009, a DHS intelligence and analysis assessment classified “right-wing extremists” as a terrorist threat, identifying as especially dangerous military veterans who have fought in foreign wars and are “disgruntled” about the country’s direction.
Also of concern was alternative media that provide “interpretations of events and issues that differ radically from those presented in mass media outlets.”
The the Wall Street Journal reported at that time that the FBI had launched together with the Department of Defense “Operation Vigilant Eagle,” targeting white supremacists and “militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups.”
Last month, WND reported Marine veteran Brandon Raub, 27, was arrested by a swarm of FBI and Secret Service agents and forcibly detained in a psychiatric ward for comments he had posted on Facebook that expressed dissatisfaction with the U.S. government.
The FBI, the Department of Defense and the DHS did not respond to WND requests asking whether or not Operation Vigilant Eagle was currently in progress.