Environmental and animal-rights activists who have turned to arson and explosives are the nation’s top domestic terrorism threat, an FBI official told a Senate committee on Wednesday.
Not the Oklahoma City bombers, white supremecists, murderers of abortion doctors and bombers of clinics, KKK violence against blacks and Jews. Nope, the top domestic terror threat is environmentalists.
Also in the news today, Plan Would Broaden F.B.I.’s Terror Role,
The Bush administration and Senate Republican leaders are pushing a plan that would significantly expand the F.B.I.’s power to demand business records in terror investigations without obtaining approval from a judge, officials said on Wednesday.
[. . .] The proposal, part of a broader plan to extend antiterrorism powers under the law known as the USA Patriot Act, was concluded in recent days by Republican leaders on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in consultation with the Bush administration, Congressional officials said.
Inch by inch, accelerating.