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West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S
The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 01/17/2013 7:44:48 PM PST by Jahoohio

A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”

The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”

The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”

The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.

But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers “far right.”

It says anti-federalists “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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Who's funding this crap!
1 posted on 01/17/2013 7:44:55 PM PST by Jahoohio
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To: Jahoohio

This is wrong! The far left has a history of violence.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 7:49:39 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Jahoohio
Of course - they receive their marching orders from our leftist punk 'Commander-in-Chief'.

Most assassinations and political violence emanates from the left, yet government agencies focus on a practically non existent 'threat' from the right.

3 posted on 01/17/2013 7:49:52 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Jahoohio
Look in the mirror, Friend - you and I are funding it and and it makes me want to puke!

The World's turned upside down.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

4 posted on 01/17/2013 7:52:07 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Jahoohio

...and, yet, it’s gangs that are destroying our cities and none of the cowards on the left want to confront them.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 7:54:29 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Jahoohio

They ought to be looking at the Occupy, SEIU and Obama Administration thugs as potential terrorist groups.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 7:55:14 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Jahoohio

The military brass is being quietly infiltrated by leftists to weaken it so it won’t pose a “problem” if the SHTF and the military tries to adhere to the Constitution.


7 posted on 01/17/2013 7:56:26 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Travis McGee
here we go again...
8 posted on 01/17/2013 7:56:46 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Jahoohio
Ever notice how we never hear anything about the FAR LEFT that is running Washington right now? Communists are masters of stealth and camouflage. It's easy for them to disguise themselves when they are dealing with people with very limited attention spans who have difficulty focusing.

"Look! Over there! A far right wing-nut!" The morons always look.

9 posted on 01/17/2013 7:58:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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To: Jahoohio

This is what happens when you let poofters run the military.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 7:59:26 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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No mention of the far Left radical fringe pissing on the Military, Country, God, and Constitution???


11 posted on 01/17/2013 8:01:30 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Jahoohio
www.ctc.usma.edu

From website: "An independent, privately funded research and education institute..."

I don't quite get how they are privately funded but operate under the aegis of the USMA. Some corrupt, inside baseball going on here.

12 posted on 01/17/2013 8:02:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jahoohio
Who's writing it? They have the "federalist / anti-federalist" label ass backwards! LOL.

Federalism is the notion of states retention of most powers, with few powers delegated by the states, to a central government. The Constitution is a "federalism" document.

13 posted on 01/17/2013 8:04:52 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: RightWingConspirator
"They ought to be looking at the Occupy, SEIU and Obama Administration thugs as potential terrorist groups.

Following historical precedent, those groups are the government Brown Shirts, and we've already had our very own Chrystalnacht.

14 posted on 01/17/2013 8:05:28 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: Jahoohio

Probably a member of the Pink brigade.

I always thought believing in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights made me a good American citizen. Only recently have I heard otherwise. /sarc

Where do they get some of these people from?


15 posted on 01/17/2013 8:07:44 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Jahoohio

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


16 posted on 01/17/2013 8:09:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Jahoohio

Just unbelievable! You believe in freedom, liberty and limited-government and you are branded a terrorist by your own standing Army? And this crap is paid for with our tax dollars.

Meet the author, an Israeli who seems to lump us with Hezbollah, Hamas, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and al-Qa’ida.

Dr. Arie Perliger
Class of 1977 Director of Terrorism Studies
arie.perliger@usma.edu

Arie Perliger is the Director of Terrorism Studies at the Combating Terrorism Center and Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, US Military Academy at West Point. After completing his PhD in Political Science at the University of Haifa Israel (2007), where he was also a fellow at the National Security Studies Center (NSSC), Dr. Perliger became affiliated with the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellow (2007-2008). On August 2008 Dr. Perliger joined the Department of Political Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was a Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor until the summer of 2010.

In the past decade Dr. Perliger has studied extensively issues related to Terrorism and Political Violence, Politics of Security, Politics of the Far Right in Israel, Europe and the US, Middle Eastern Politics and the applicability of Social Network Analysis to the study of social phenomena. His studies appeared in four books and more than 20 articles and book chapters by publishers such as Columbia University Press, Rutledge, Security Studies, Social Forces and others.

Dr. Perliger is the co-editor of the journal Democracy and Security and a regular reviewer for various publishers and Journals such as Political Psychology, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, Columbia University Press, Chicago University Press, Routledge and Polity Press.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 8:09:29 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Jahoohio

We are being set up for a Reichstag fire / false flag moment. I thought Sandy Hook was it, but apparently there is somthing bigger coming. All these incidents so far can’t be blamed on us, so they are going to have to make something up.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 8:10:04 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Jahoohio

Curse those who put darkness for light and light for darkness! The inmates are running the asylum!


19 posted on 01/17/2013 8:10:12 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Jahoohio

You and I are funding this crap. Obama’s cash is allocated to his upcoming coronation.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 8:14:55 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Jahoohio
. . . dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S

Here's what was said..

The [public] fully respects . . . responsible criticism, and . . . the right of dissent . . . But we repudiate . . . irresponsible, extremist groups . . . [that] discredit our [nation] by their efforts to infiltrate positions of responsibility in the [government], or to attach themselves to its candidates [for office].

The time has come for [the public] . . . [to] take decisive action [against groups] which would subvert this [nation] to purposes alien to the very basic tenets which gave this [nation] birth . . . "The [public] is in real danger of subversion by a radical, well-financed and highly disciplined minority . . . [the purpose of this minority is] "wholly alien to the . . . honest conservatism [of] the [public] . . ., wholly alien to the sound and honest [American] liberalism . . . , wholly alien to . . . the mainstream . . . principles."

. . . These extremists feed on fear, hate and terror. They have no program for America . . . These extremists have no plan and no program to keep the peace and bring freedom to the world. On the contrary - they spread distrust. They engender suspicion. They encourage disunity. And they operate from the dark shadows of secrecy . . .

There is no place in this [nation] for such hawkers of hate, such purveyors of prejudice, such fabricators of fear . . . These people have nothing in common with Americans. The [public] must repudiate these people.

D'oh! Sorry. Wrong thread.

I was trying to post how the RNC Rockefeller Republicans view the Tea Party -- which kinda does match the West Point nut job.

This was Nelson Rockefeller speaking against Goldwater and supporters at the 1964 Republican convention.. and he was warning of the dangers to the Republican Party. I changed "Republican Party" to references to our Nation.

21 posted on 01/17/2013 8:16:42 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Kicking in doors and dragging people away in the night will start an epic revolt.
The reason we have weapons that match today's military is for our protection
against them. And many who own those weapons are old school retired military.
22 posted on 01/17/2013 8:17:39 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans by the left, at any cost)
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To: Jahoohio

I wonder which West Point pantywaist wrote this?


23 posted on 01/17/2013 8:19:39 PM PST by Red Steel (We)
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To: MaxMax

If the democrats kill 3000 people, like on 9/11, and successfully blame it on us, we will have to fight mobs of deluded people. They will not try to calm people down to understand our feelings, like they did to muslim terrorists. It is the oldest trick in the book, and they are preparing the way for it.


24 posted on 01/17/2013 8:27:54 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: onedoug

ping


25 posted on 01/17/2013 8:37:43 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Jahoohio

Who is the far right?


26 posted on 01/17/2013 8:41:24 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jahoohio
Dear Jahoohio,

Please see the following excerpt from the article:

The report says there were 350 “attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals” in 2011.

Details about what makes an attack a “far right” action are not clear in the report, which was written by Arie Perliger, who directs the center’s terrorism studies and teaches social sciences at West Point.

27 posted on 01/17/2013 9:00:28 PM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: windcliff

It’s coming.


28 posted on 01/17/2013 9:10:11 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Jahoohio

—>>>A Republican congressional staffer who served in the military told The Washington Times: “If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero.

->>“Shouldn’t the Combating Terrorism Center be combating radical Islam around the globe instead of perpetuating the left’s myth that right-wingers are terrorists?” the staffer said. “The $64,000 dollar question is when will the Combating Terrorism Center publish their study on real left-wing terrorists like the Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, and the Weather Underground?”

Amen to what the republican staffer was quoted to say.


29 posted on 01/17/2013 9:17:46 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: joseph20
—>>The report says there were 350 “attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals” in 2011.

What a bunch of lies/misinformation.

30 posted on 01/17/2013 9:20:29 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I agree.

Clipped from “Dear Mr. Security Agent”

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/bracken-dear-mr-security-agent/

Then how about a paper in an approved and sanctioned semi-official U.S. military publication, written by a War College professor in good standing. Serious enough for you? Google the “Small Wars Journal” piece entitled “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A Vision of the Future,” by Colonel Kevin Benson, USA (ret), 2012. The “full spectrum operations” envisaged for the Army in the homeland are not made against hypothetical hostile drug cartels in the Southwest, or urban gangs, or the traditionally ambiguous and vague “Pineland Liberation Group,” or “Orangeland People’s Front,” hypothetical stand-ins named to offend no one, not even by accident.

This long-standing neutral naming protocol is tossed aside in “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland,” where the new domestic enemy that the U.S. Army must crush is a neo-KKK, a white racist “Tea Party terrorist” organization, headquartered in, of all places, Darlington, South Carolina. Yes, the NASCAR Darlington. Anybody who has been in or near an actual Tea Party event or rally knows the crowd is made up mainly of an older white population, a quiet group that leaves no mess behind, not even a stray poster, and causes no fuss.

Yet “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland” postulates that these white grandpas and grannies will be the very group that the U.S. Army will be called upon to crush in its first major battles on American soil since 1865. The message this paper sends throughout the upper ranks of the War-College-trained military, actually naming an ethnic group—Southern whites—as the national enemy to “hypothetically” be crushed by the Army in the year 2016, is simply mind-boggling.


31 posted on 01/17/2013 9:39:06 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cboldt
Constitution is a "federalism" document.

At least it was.

32 posted on 01/17/2013 10:00:15 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Travis McGee

So this makes two?


33 posted on 01/17/2013 10:05:44 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

What a stupid report. These people are fools.


34 posted on 01/17/2013 10:45:09 PM PST by virgil
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To: Jahoohio
A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”


35 posted on 01/17/2013 10:58:46 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Jeff Winston

36 posted on 01/17/2013 10:59:45 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Jahoohio

Words fail me,.


37 posted on 01/17/2013 11:04:25 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When some liberal commentator states that a nuclear armed government is no match for the citizenry, thus the 2nd Amendment should be scratched, answer with this perfect example, Northern Ireland. There a nuclear armed government was fought to a standstill within its own borders by a very small force called the Provisional Irish Republican Army. The PIRA, whose spokesman Danny Morrison stated “with the ballot in one hand, and an Armalite (the A in AR-15) in the other” fought the nuclear armed British Army to a standstill and forced that government to concede a measure of political power to them. This did not happen in some far off jungle or dessert but within the borders of the UK itself. The PIRA even managed to rain mortar fire down on 10 Downing St and Heathrow Airport in London. So take that Piers Morgan.
38 posted on 01/17/2013 11:13:16 PM PST by gusty
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To: gusty

We had many more nuclear weapons while we fought in Vietnam than we do now and I don’t remember us winning that one. Men and women hauling supplies on bicycles in the jungle kicked us out of their country but good.


39 posted on 01/17/2013 11:36:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Jahoohio
A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”

At this point, I am FOR sequestration. I WANT our standing military to be degraded if they are being taught that “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government” define THEIR enemy!

40 posted on 01/17/2013 11:43:43 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar
I always thought believing in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights made me a good American citizen. Only recently have I heard otherwise. /sarc Where do they get some of these people from?

These are the same people who refuse to fly the American flag because they don't want of offend anyone.

41 posted on 01/17/2013 11:57:33 PM PST by Taylor42
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To: Jahoohio
My God.  How is this tolerated.  Our Nation is becoming completely inverted.  How are the communists able to infiltrate their propaganda into every major institution in our entire Nation?  This is surreal.  If the communists can get this kind of madness accepted to be taught to upcoming officers by the Nations number one military institute, they must be giggling hystericaly. 

 

42 posted on 01/17/2013 11:58:39 PM PST by CaptainKrunch
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To: piytar

To clarify: I have all the respect in the world for the people in our military at this time (well, except for a good chunk of the General Staff). That said, if this story is accurate, the good people will leave and the military will become a Chicago thugcop machine writ large. With lots of really powerful (but probably degrading) high tech weaponry. Defunding THAT would be GOOD.

(Maybe the good people in the military will do something to prevent that before retiring and/or just not re-upping, but the odds are against it IMHO.)


43 posted on 01/18/2013 12:06:15 AM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left could have won the Vietnam war for the US if it only had Vietnamese gun registration and then confiscation. Johnson would have been saved!


44 posted on 01/18/2013 12:29:30 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: MaxMax

With all due respect, civilian weaponry doesn’t match military firepower.

Civilians don’t have:

Carrier battle groups.
Stealth bombers.
Nukes.
Predator drones w/Hellfire missiles.
RPG’s.
Howitzers.
Tanks.
TOW missiles.
Apache attack helicopters.
etc., etc.

I wouldn’t count on the military siding with civilians. Some units may, but if push really came to shove, the bulk of the military will side with the government. And if that happens, and they turn full-on against the civilian population, civvies don’t stand a snowballs chance in Hell.


45 posted on 01/18/2013 2:23:21 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

With all due respect, the British Army has all the hardware you list, but could not defeat a small band of its own subjects in Northern Ireland. Using the tactics pioneered by Michael Collins in the 20’s, civilians are not helpless against their government.


46 posted on 01/18/2013 5:33:04 AM PST by gusty
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To: jeffc

Yup. West Point is going int the crapper.


47 posted on 01/18/2013 5:36:34 AM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high powered piece a chance.)
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To: Christie at the beach
How sad it was written by a lowly staffer instead of an actual Congressman like Trey Radel or Steve Stockman. Maybe the esteemed Congressmen just haven't learned about this ridiculous "study" yet.
48 posted on 01/18/2013 6:12:23 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: joseph20

I’d really like a list of those “attacks” we allegedly initiated.


49 posted on 01/18/2013 6:40:49 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Dang, and I was saving up for a Howitzer.


50 posted on 01/18/2013 8:19:43 AM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans by the left, at any cost)
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