Department of Homeland Security released a report last year warning about the threat from right-wing domestic terror. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said intelligence reports highlighting the potential terrorist threats posed by right wing extremists groups are "not accusations, they're assessments."
Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority including “groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion, fear of what is viewed as gun control "taking away their guns," or immigration," the warning says.
The Department of Homeland Security issued intelligence assessment warnings to local police departments that American Right Wing Extremists pose the greatest threat of terrorist attacks in this country. Right-wing extremists in the United States are gaining new recruits by exploiting fears about the economy and the election of the first black U.S. president, the Department of Homeland Security warned in the report to law enforcement officials.
Fears were driving resurgence in "recruitment and radicalization activity" by white supremacist groups, antigovernment extremists and militia movements.
DHS did not release any specific information about pending violence but it warned that home foreclosures, unemployment and other consequences of the economic recession "could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists."
To confirm the validity of this report, one only has to review the recent situations like:
1. The inept skinheads in Tennessee who thought they could stage a tuxedo-themed assassination of Barack Obama.
2. The Pentagon is viewing their subway entrance shooting by John Patrick Bedell as the latest motivated by far right ideology.
3. James Von Brunn, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi, who shot the security guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.
4. Dr. George Tiller was shot in the foyer while serving as an usher in the Reformation Lutheran Church by an anti-abortion extremist, Scott Roeder.
This is just a few recent examples and it is not a stretch for one to see that there is the good possibility of another Tim McVeigh lone wolf type, the Oklahoma City bomber, who attacked the FBI building because of his opposition view of gun violations causing the Ruby Ridge incident.