Thursday, June 11, 2009

Holocaust Museum shooting: Homeland Security warning was right

Posted By on Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 1:41 PM

The anti-Semitic nut who killed a guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington yesterday was the latest proof that a maligned Department of Homeland Security memo was right on the money. Earlier this year, when the DHS warned of the possibility of increased violence by right-wing extremists, conservatives had a fit. The FauxNews/Rush crowd got all puffed up and blustered that the DHS was ridiculously laughable, and that Obama was trying to squelch conservatives' right to free speech (even though the study was initiated by the Bush administration). Today, those critics look like irresponsible idiots — more than usual, I mean — after the second right-wing terrorist event in two weeks. First, an abortion doctor was shot down in his own church by an anti-abortion fanatic, and now a "Jews are ruining the world" type nut has gunned down a guard who tried to keep him from wreaking havoc at the Holocaust Museum. This comes two months after another right-wing extremist shot down three police officers in Pittsburgh because he was riled up about a non-existent "Obama gun ban."

The DHS memo was specific in reporting an increase in the chance of violence from anti-abortion and anti-Semitic extremists, and now here we are. It's worth another look at how Republicans went hysterical over the DHS report, if only as a reminder of how unhinged the conservative media has become, so here you go.

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