The official said the investigation had, in the past week, drafted in special teams from the Civil Rights division of the department to reinforce the international terrorism teams. The American neo-Nazi Right is motivated above all by its loathing of the federal government, which it believes is selling out the homeland to a 'New World Order' run by masons and Jews.
Its insane politics have propelled numerous attacks and armed stand-offs over the past eight years, culminating in the carnage at Oklahoma. Now the anthrax investigation is zooming in on possible connections between these neo-Nazis and Arab extremists, united by their mutual anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel. Such alliances have been common among neo-Nazis in Europe, but have played a lesser role in the US. However, monitoring of the hate groups shows they are now embracing al-Qaeda's terrorism as commendable attacks on the federal government.
I've read McVeigh, and he's no neo-nazi. Nor is he racist, or anti-semetic, or whatever else people would like to paint him as. Read: A Look Back in TIME: Interview with Timothy McVeigh.
When he talks about Waco, you need to understand where he's coming from: Read at least some of this lengthy document to learn more about what happened at Waco.
Personally, I vote democrat. I also understand McVeigh, and the people who worry about a government that is too strung. What this means is that this isn't a "far-right" thing, or a loony left thing. As far as I can tell, those terms just serve to divide people against one another.
I support democratic controls on companies and corporations (Green party), optional public health care and public libraries (Democrats), gun rights (Republicans), and severe limiting of our mingling in the affairs of other countries (Libertarians).
People frequently say that "there were innocent human beings" in the FBI buildings that McVeigh ran into. People shrieked when he said the phrase, "collateral damage". Now the same people are covering for their militaries (and CIA's - see Nicaragua) actions in other countries with the same phrase: "Collateral Damage". Go figure. The US doesn't deal with terrorists- that is, if they aren't working for us.
I liked the article, regardless, because it was interesting to see that it wasn't al Quaeda.
Now I just have to wonder if the group is actually NeoNazi. Why do I have to wonder? Because the media's lied before. Whenever people are scared, the media can't report anything but that the others are horrible and evil.
I thought once that we'd, as the US, transcended susceptability to being fooled by the media. I see now that that is a mistaken impression. No matter how many times you play Ghandi, Mary Poppins, and no matter how many other movies that try to show people how to look beyond themselves and their immediate social group, people do not apply the lessons to their daily life. Rather, they leave the lessons where they found them, in the movie theatre, and dismiss the stories as mere entertainment, not as the serious communications that they are.
Ours [USA/commercial] is a poisoned culture, and I believe that we will pay for it. Maybe not now, maybe not in the decade, maybe not in the next century. But I believe that some sort of suffering will deeply injure us, and we'll finally get to change.
After WW2, the Japanese became the most evolved country, in terms of its attitude towards war and casting blaim on gaijin. (Thanks in no small part to Osamu Tezukas guiding lead.)
Hopefully, after whatever is to befall us, we will see the light as well.
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