Hi Tom,

I called in today, and checked out the article you pointed me to. I haven't found your 80% of terror incidents commited by Right wingers. Where did I go wrong? All the incidents are posted on the bottom and one of us cannot do the math!!! Is it me or you? Infact in the middle it says this.

Beginning in the 1950s, the most serious domestic terrorist threat shifted to leftist-oriented extremist groups that generally professed a revolutionary socialist doctrine and viewed themselves as protectors of the people against the adverse effects of capitalism and U.S. foreign policies. Some of the more sensational terrorist events during this latter period included the November 1, 1950, attempted assassination of President Truman at Blair House by two members of the National Party of Puerto Rico. On March 1, 1954, members of the same group opened fire on a session of the U.S. House of Representatives, injuring five congressmen. The 1958 commandeering of a Cuban airliner in flight from Miami inaugurated a decade of hijackings by Cuban revolutionaries.

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Alberto Ceras 8 years 12 weeks ago
#1

This list might be more helpful to you. The first URL is the list, the second one the Home Page of Wm. Robert Johnston who compiled the list. I believe that CRI means Crime Related Incident and that THW means Thwarted but you’d have to ask Johnston to be sure. There’s a Contact Me on his home page.

http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/terrorism/wrjp255a.html

http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/index.html

To know more about Johnston go here:

http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/about.html

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claywoman 8 years 12 weeks ago
#2

I don't know how constructive the argument is about who's sinned more: left or right. The bottom line is, as Chris Hedges recently put it, "Fundamentalism kills."

Alberto Ceras 8 years 12 weeks ago
#3

Enforcement agencies believe it to be constructive as it should be for all of us. With limited resources those agencies charged with public security and protection need to know where to use those resources most efficiently. In this case the bulk of resources needs to be directed at combating the most probable source of terrorist acts. Closer to home: in your town or city do police officers stand on the street corners and walk the streets in the most affluent, peaceful neighborhoods while neglecting the poorer, crime ridden ghettos? Of course not. You find them patrolling those streets where crime is rampant.

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leighmf 8 years 12 weeks ago
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Quote Gingit:

Beginning in the 1950s, the most serious domestic terrorist threat shifted to leftist-oriented extremist groups that generally professed a revolutionary socialist doctrine and viewed themselves as protectors of the people against the adverse effects of capitalism and U.S. foreign policies. Some of the more sensational terrorist events during this latter period included the November 1, 1950, attempted assassination of President Truman at Blair House by two members of the National Party of Puerto Rico. On March 1, 1954, members of the same group opened fire on a session of the U.S. House of Representatives, injuring five congressmen. The 1958 commandeering of a Cuban airliner in flight from Miami inaugurated a decade of hijackings by Cuban revolutionaries.

All initiated by the Prescott Bush CIA.

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