A “terrorism Enterprise” is defined by the Attorney General Guidelines as follows: “when facts or circumstances reasonably indicate that two or more persons are engaged in an enterprise for the purpose of: (1) furthering political or social goals wholly or in part through activities that involve force or violence and a federal crime, (2) engaging in terrorism as defined in 18 V.S.C. 2331(1) or (5) that involves a federal crime, or (3) committing any offense described in 18 V.S.C. 2332b(g)(5)(B).
The most serious designation fell upon The National Alliance in Hillsboro WV. That group is officially a “designated domestic terrorism group operating within the United States.”
The groups were selected primarily from the American Terrorism Study, carried out by the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ), a project that involves data collection on all persons indicted as a result of an FBI "terrorism enterprise" investigation as defined above.
“Left-wing terrorist groups” generally refer to those that adhere to a "forward-looking" ideology, one that advocates a political or social system that has not existed before in the United States. Typically associated with extreme liberalism, examples include the May 19th Communist Party, the Weather Underground, and the Black Liberation Army.
“Right-wing terrorist groups” generally refer to those that adhere to a "backward-looking" ideology, one that advocates a return to a political or social system that is perceived to have existed previously in the United States. Typically associated with extreme conservatism, examples include the KKK, white supremacy groups like the Aryan Nations or groups like the Sheriff's Posse Comitatus that oppose centralized federal power.
“Single-issue terrorist groups” are those that advocate on behalf of a particular political or social issue, such as anti-abortion or the environment. Yes, you read that correctly: Some Pro-life groups are now viewed by the United States government through the lens of “domestic terrorist groups.”
Other now-designated “Terrorism Enterprise” single-issue groups include the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). Even People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is viewed as being “linked” to terrorism because of its cooperation with the Animal Liberation Front (ALF).
Anyone affiliated with any of the “Terrorism Enterprise” groups mentioned in this story is officially suspected of being a “terrorist.” However, since The National Alliance has been designated a Domestic Terrorism Group operating within the United States, anyone who belongs to that organization is not merely “suspected” of being a terrorist, they are actually “designated” as terrorists!
Monetary donations to any of these groups is now being viewed by the Justice Department through the lens of “material support of terrorist activities.” One major problem for average Americans is that their innocent and well-intentioned support of any of these groups -- even pro-life groups -- might result in their names being added to the ever-growing “terrorist watch lists.”
Information for this story was obtained, in part, from the "Geospatial Analysis of Terrorist Activities, (GATA)" carried out through the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ) under financial Grant # 2005-IJ-CX-0200. The GATA was distributed to law enforcement agencies and to Intelligence Operatives who handle National Security, Terrorism and Foreign Counter-Intelligence.
We publish this information because we believe it proves that the federal government is out of control and has become destructive to freedom in the same way it has now attacked our family member, Radio Host and Blogger, Hal Turner. Hal was arrested on June 24, 2009 after publishing an Editorial which was critical of the way three federal Judges violated the US Constitution and violated a recent US Supreme Court Ruling. Hal wrote that the Judges were "traitors" to the United States and were tyrants. He quoted Thomas Jefferson's "Tree of Liberty Letter" which said "The tree of liberty must be replenished from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots." Hal then wrote "Let me be the first to say this plainly, these judges deserve to be killed."
The government claims that saying the judges "deserve to be killed" is a “threat” to actually go out and kill them! Hal knows that saying someone "deserves" something is just an opinion; it is perfectly lawful free speech. Frighteningly, based on what he wrote, the government charged Hal with "threatening to assault and murder three United States judges."
Hal went on trial in December, 2009 and the Jury deadlocked with a vote of 9 to 3 in favor of Acquittal. A mistrial was declared so the government put him on trial a second time in March, 2010. As before, the Jury deadlocked and another mistrial was declared. Astonishingly, the government decided to put Hal on trial for a THIRD time. That trial is scheduled to begin on or about August 10 at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, NY.
The situation with Hal Turner is more evidence that the government is out of control. You see, it came out at trial that Hal actually worked for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force from 2003 – 2007. The FBI itself trained Hal in the lawful use of violent rhetoric. Hal knew exactly where the line was between lawful and unlawful speech, so he knew that what he wrote was legal.
In fact, it also came out at trial that the FBI paid Hal $3,000 in March, 2005, to go on national television and say the same thing about another judge in Chicago! Hal appeared on “DATELINE NBC” and on FOX NEWS CHANNEL one day later. If it was legal for Hal to say a judge was “worthy of being killed” in the year 2005, then it was legal for him to say it again in 2009. The law has not changed.
The prosecution of Hal Turner for daring to express an obnoxious opinion is dangerous for all Americans. If the government can criminalize Hal Turner’s opinion, they can criminalize YOURS.
The fact they would do this to “one of their own” is a betrayal so vicious that every American should worry. If they are doing this to Hal Turner, rest assured they will do it to you.