White nationalist and Domestic Terrorism

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  1. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 12 months ago

    I do not know why this case hasn't got more attention.

    US Coast Guardsman Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, a self proclaimed white nationalist, is accused of being a "domestic terrorist". Hasson, who is assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, is a former Marine. 

    Hasson was arrested on February 15, by FBI Baltimore special agents and Coast Guard Investigative Service, on drug and weapons charges, according to the initial criminal complaint.

    However, in a motion to detain Hasson pending trial filed on February 19, prosecutors laid out what they allege to be Hasson's plot to target lawmakers and journalists. He was inspired by the manifesto of Anders Breivik, a Norwegian who was convicted in 2011 of two terror attacks that killed 77 people.

    Hasson created an Excel spreadsheet with what prosecutors allege were potential targets —a number of prominent Democratic politicians and journalists as well as professors, judges, and “leftists in general”. The prosecutors also allege he Googled things like where members of congress live and "civil war if trump impeached.

    "The defendant is a domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect governmental conduct," the motion to detain pending trial reads.

    During the hearing on Thursday afternoon, federal prosecutor Jennifer Sykes argued that initial charges were just the "tip of the iceberg."

    Authorities found 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition, according to the motion filed on Tuesday.

    His computer searches included domestic terrorists like the Unabomber and the Virginia Tech gunman, whether senators and Supreme Court justices have Secret Service protection and made “thousands of visits” to websites containing pro-Russian, neo-fascist, and neo-Nazi literature.

    And so on...

    https://www.stripes.com/polopoly_fs/1.569649.1550780052!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_900/image.jpg
    https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TT6AaV5zMZiyna8oW_T8femkKkA=/0x0:3562x2374/920x613/filters:focal(1553x1002:2121x1570):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63088913/AP_19051824643614.0.jpg

    According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the number of terrorist attacks in the US by far-right perpetrators more than quadrupled between 2016 and 2017.

    This -domestic terrorism- appears to be a non issue for the people.
    In fact, this case wasn't even reported by authorities in the first place.
    I believe WH has not commented on this particular case. (I could be wrong.)

    1. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      The White House is avoiding it because it's right-wing terrorism and not left-wing terrorism.

      He was planning to target Democrats and CNN hosts, which is OK by Trump.

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        It's bs like this that fans the flames. Prove Trump is ok with any American being killed by a mindless fanatic.

        1. promisem profile image97
          promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, I agree, my post is inflammatory. But if you want less BS from the non-right, then insist on a President who condemns violence from the right as much as he does from the left.

          That said, the extreme right is free to make inflammatory posts all day long on here, but God forbid if anyone else does it.  smile

          1. Live to Learn profile image81
            Live to Learnposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            I certainly can't stand in the way of free speech. Some people though it disappoints when they don't show common sense. Others...I've come to expect it. You are not among the later, in my opinion. I actually think you are middle road in your thinking. Most times. Not on this.

            Edit. I don't pay a lot of attention to Trump. Did he comment on the Smollet or Sandmann cases?

            1. IslandBites profile image87
              IslandBitesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              I don't pay a lot of attention to Trump. Did he comment on the Smollet or Sandmann cases?
              Yes.

            2. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Yes, he condemned it when first reported.

            3. promisem profile image97
              promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              I'm grateful you think I show common sense now and then, even if it's not on this issue. Other times I know I don't, but only when I'm having a bad day. When you get to a certain age ...

              I do think politicians on the left and right will simply go through the motions of trying to be fair to the other side.

              I would respect Trump more if he made an equal stand against all domestic terrorism whether it's from the left or right.

      2. Credence2 profile image79
        Credence2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I think that the story has been muzzled, as it demonstrates once again the propensity from the right to be involved in these kinds of conspiracies and crimes. Where is the evidence that the left is engaged in these tactics to anywhere near the same extent, since 1968?

        And to top it all, the guy looks like some sort of derelict creep.

        1. promisem profile image97
          promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I wonder if people are getting more immune to these kinds of stories, which is rather scary.

          Otherwise, glad to hear from you again, Credence.

        2. GA Anderson profile image92
          GA Andersonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Yeah Cred, he does look like what he portrays himself to be, but as for the muzzling, even Fox carried the story. And with their news folks too--Smith and Bear, which meant they were prime time stories.

          I think you might have a struggle  defending that "muzzled" thought.

          GA

  2. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 12 months ago

    Yesterday, a day after the terrorist news broke:

    Asked for comment, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “The president and the entire administration have condemned violence in all forms as we have stated many times.”

    Today, when asked, Trump said: "It's a shame. I think is very sad when this happens".

    1. GA Anderson profile image92
      GA Andersonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Do you see that as a good thing or a bad thing?

      GA

      1. IslandBites profile image87
        IslandBitesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I see it as a I'm-not-surprise thing. smile

        1. GA Anderson profile image92
          GA Andersonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Oddly, I think I get what you mean. Give me a day or two to see if I can find a cute counter-argument. ;-)

          Degrees are my specialty. I will get back to you concerning the degree of credibility of the White House's reply.

          GA

  3. Onusonus profile image76
    Onusonusposted 12 months ago

    Speaking of domestic terrorists, Should this ISIS bride be allowed to come back into the States?
    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52605161_2287519898197015_5122882303126667264_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=e845f56850a9f8f1f5873b7e38208831&oe=5CEA97A8

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Not a chance.  No one that has "defected" to the enemy, who " levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort" is welcome to enter our country again.  Ever.

      She made her bed; she can lay in it.

 
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