07.31.2009 0

ALG’s Wilson demands Napolitano resignation for using ‘kook website’

  • On: 08/13/2009 09:24:52
  • In: Homeland Security
  • ALG Editor’s Note: In the following featured commentary, Editorial Page Editor Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner highlights Americans for Limited Government’s call for Department of Homeland Security Secretary to resign.


    ALG’s Wilson demands Napolitano resignation for using ‘kook website’

    By: Mark Tapscott
    Editorial Page Editor

    Bill Wilson is steamed at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, so much so that he is demanding her resignation in the wake of revelations of a “kook website” as a major source for that controversial “threat assessment” issued earlier this year warning of an allegedly growing threat of terrorism by RIght-wing extremist.

    “Janet Napolitano must resign immediately from her post at Homeland Security over this outrage,” Wilson said earlier today. Wilson is chairman of Americans for Limited Government, a conservative activist non-profit.

    “The Department of Homeland Security used a kook website to indict the American people in drafting the ‘rightwing extremism’ memo. Its use in intelligence gathering was deplorable and highly dubious, not mention insulting to the tens of millions of Americans who were targeted by the memo.”

    He was referring to the site known as “whatdoesitmean.com, which appears to be a “news service” that publishes apocalyptic warnings about the end of the world. According to material ALG obtained from DHS under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the federal department used at least 11 citations from the site.

    “Under Napolitano’s watch, government officials who were supposed to be gathering real intelligence on domestic terror threats were instead surfing the web and reading whacky websites, all to create the public perception of ‘rightwing extremism,'” Wilson said.

    The DHS report warned of allegedly impending domestic terrorist acts by gun owners, pro-life activists, people concerned about states rights, and returning U.S. military veterans. Wilson said the department prepared the report “without any intelligence sources, crime data, or actual evidence of planned attacks or any groups known to be planning attacks, or any groups with histories of perpetrating attacks that are currently conducting any types of operational recruitment, meeting, or planning attacks.”

    You can read a complete list of the web sites used by DHS here. Prominent among those is the site of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a far-left non-profit based in Mongtomery, Alabama, that for years has seen all kinds of Nazis and KKKers behind every bush in America, but especially those located south of Mason-Dixon Line. Just today, it issued a new report that AP breathlessly and uncritically accepts as credible.

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