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A Public Service Message from the American Income Life Insurance Co.Waco, TexasBernard Rapoport, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer that in his district, Brooklyn, “there have been dozens of vicious attacks on houses of worship over the last year. At Temple New Tamid marauders painted red swastikas on the floor, mutilated the Holy Torahs, and splattered paint over the rab. added, “In my own community of Los Angeles, not a week passes without several reports of anti-Semitic vandalism or harassment.” A Warning from the Past “In Germany, they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. “Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. “And then they came for me, and by that time, no one was left to speak up.” Martin Niemoeller, the German theologian after spending eight years in Hitler’s prisons In California, a KKK leader is said to have met secretly with a neo-Nazi fugitive, one Manfred Roeder. The publication Klanwatch states: “Roeder is suspected by Western German authorities of master-minding a series of synagogue bombings. Undercover police reported that Roeder instructed Klansmen in the San Francisco area in the use of explosives during his three-months’ stay.” TERRORISM AND CIVIL LIBERTIESPerhaps the most serious side effect of terrorist acts in the U.S. is the fear that it creates. An authority on the subject, Brian Michael Jenkins of Rand Institute, says, “Perhaps the greatest danger posed by terrorists and indeed, sometimes its intended effect, is that it creates an atmosphere of fear and alarm in which a frightened population will clamor for draconian measures, totalitarian solutions.” This would mark the beginning of the end of the Bill of Rights. The French newspaper Le Monde echoes this concern: “It should be remembered that it is not terrorism which destabilizes the state, but the destabilized state which spawns unnecessary disorders followed by violence. It is abdication by the state which leads it to provide, in the name of its own omissions, for fresh repressive measures which are also an admission of failure.” Outside the U.S., terrorism is loosely organized and financed. Dr. Richard Clutterbuck, a British expert, states: “One common bond between these Latin, Asiatic and Middle East terrorists is their hatred of the modern state. These terrorists are have-nots and they are bitter. They may accept aid from the Soviets and Chinese, but they also hold these societies in contempt because they are not true to ‘the cause’ anymore. The war of terrorism is the ‘new’ versus the ‘old,’ the ‘havenots’ versus the ‘haves,’ the ‘little’ against the ‘big.’ Even the large Communist states are now considered the enemy.” Funds come from varied sources. Much of it is collected by robberies and ransoms. Libya’s Qaddafi is said to contribute over $100 million a year from his oil revenues to terrorist groups, principally Palestinians. A bizarre operation is reported by investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh in the. New York Times Magazine. Two Americans, former CIA agents, “have made millions of dollars aiding Qaddafi in his drive to export terrorism and build his Libya set up a manufacturing plant for the production of assassination weapons; to have recruited dozens of former Green Berets to teach Libyan soldiers and Arab terrorists how to handle volatile explosives how, for example, to turn ash trays into weapons of terror; to have illegally shipped arms and explosives to Libya with the aid of forged and fraudulent State Department certificates; and to have involved other former CIA employees in their projects.” The Soviets, according to the New York Times, have not been a major source of terrorist funds or weapons: “Specialists in terrorism outside the government said there was little evidence to show that the Soviet Union had formed, trained or directed terrorist organizations such as the Red Brigade in Italy or the Japanese Red Army. These groups, the specialists said, would most likely have appeared whether or not they were products of political forces within their own countries .. . Some Russian help to terrorists might have come from Libya, which has been the recipient of large shipments of Soviet arms that later were sold or distributed to terrorists.” The U.S. has also been a source of terrorists’ guns. A Newsday commentary says: “In the course of a month, Chile and El Salvador, both responsible for terrorist activities against U.S. citizens, have been rewarded for this behavior. The pattern is clear: anti-terrorism is but the modern version of Cold A Timely Warning “The Klan is a small blot on the national horizon and by themselves are not that much to worry about. The danger of the minor resurgence of the Klan is not that their membership ranks will grow; emotionally mature adults will not join them. The danger is that the lies and distortions which they spread are not always identified with the Klan.” “If this nation should go through some really difficult economic times during the next few years much more difficult than we are now experiencing, and that is possible then there will be those who will look for scapegoats rather than constructive answers. “All of us should know that the forces of negativism, those who appeal to fear and prejudice and ignorance, render a great disservice to their country.” War anti-communism designed to prepare Americans for a new round of interventions and massive defense spending . . . Cuban exile organizations, with U.S. collaborators, have carried out thousands of documented acts of international terrorism against Cuba, from and on U.S. soil, for the last two years.” Der Spiegel tells of “75 young Nazi recruits from West Germany, France and Belgium training at the German-Belgian border near the village of La Roche en Ardennes. The exercise is sponsored by the radical Right Viaamse Militanrenorde, a Flemish paramilitary group based in Antwerp . . . What is THE TEXAS OBSERVER 17