Homegrown Terrorists finding fertile ground in Northwest US???? ??? ?

KALISPELL, Mont. – With its jagged peaks, glistening lakes and lush valleys, the Inland Northwest — stretching from eastern Washington to Montana's Glacier National Park — is a stunningly beautiful and remote part of the country. It also is a cradle for sometimes-violent anti-government activity — a reputation most recently rekindled by the search for David Burgert. The former Kalispell militia leader is accused of opening fire on sheriff's deputies on a remote logging road in Lolo National Forest. After a lull following the demise of the Idaho-based neo-Nazi Aryan Nations in 2000, anti-government and white supremacist groups and individuals may be reviving in the Inland Northwest. It's a mostly white, mostly rural area with few job opportunities and a history of extreme activists. Experts say the number of radical right groups is growing across the country because of the poor state of the economy, rising immigration and fears that President Barack Obama's administration has an agenda to curtail individual liberties. They include so-called patriot groups, which fear one-world government and don't accept the federal government's authority. "A lot of anti-government energy has been building up over the last couple of years," McAdam said. In January, an attempt was made in Spokane to bomb the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. The bomb was found and disarmed before it could explode. The FBI called it an act of domestic terrorism that could have killed and injured many people. White supremacist Kevin Harpham has been charged in the case and could face life in prison. His trial begins in August. A patriot group called Flathead Liberty Bell held a convention just last weekend, featuring right-wing speakers and sale of survival gear for what organizers believe is a coming showdown with federal authorities. It was a flashback to the 1990s, when groups like the Militia of Montana regularly held such expos, McAdam said. The number of hate groups and patriot groups, which do not all share beliefs and conduct, has been growing across the country since Obama was elected in 2008, according to an annual report by the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., which tracks extremist groups and individuals. "Montana is developing into a hotbed," said Mark Potok, director of the SPLC Intelligence Project. What you think about this????

Asked By: I VOTE - 7/19/2011
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Wow that guy just said that America murdered ppl at Waco..... And who killed the Cops who died that day who wanted to stop the r**e of little kids???? Get real Yes they ARE terrorists
Answered By: BRUCE - 7/19/2011
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what? a bunch of strange adults playing paintball in the woods?
Answered By: RockIt - 7/19/2011
Most of them hole up in a compound, caressing their guns. Silly? Yeah. Dangerous? I'm not taking my shoes off or getting a photograph of my junk at an airport because of some white dude in Kalispell, MT. Ahhh.. It makes sense now. The SPLC director wouldn't be the * least * bit biased.
Answered By: LV426 - 7/19/2011
Why are "aryan groups" that live in BFE nowheresville - armed to the teeth at the idea that some black gang bangers are going to travel from detroit to Oregon and raid their anti government compound? Half these "Aryan's" have probabley never even seen a black or brown person.. ghaa hahah..
Answered By: J_Spicoli - 7/19/2011
Different areas different types of organized "terrorism... More
Answered By: The Mad Baron - 7/19/2011
Id say such groups are not a major threat. They are too easy to penetrate with undercover agents(which is why terrorist acts by such right wingers are individually planned and motivated, not acts by such groups). And you fail to point out the northwest is also fertile grounds for left wing groups like ELF... More
Answered By: sgatlantisrose - 7/19/2011
there is a difference between neo nazis and militia members. neo nazis are criminals who seek to harm those not like them. militia members want the government to return to the limits of power in the constitution.
Answered By: iguana trapped in a human body - 7/19/2011
Northwest is the new KKK
Answered By: Kim Waters - 7/19/2011
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