Available portions of a heavily redacted section of the report say white supremacists won’t publicly sanction violence (and members are advised to distance themselves from the group prior to committing violence), so the threat of suicide attacks is more likely to come from individuals acting on messages espoused by the groups.
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism says right-wing extremists were responsible for 145 domestic attacks between 1990 and 2010. Thirty-seven percent of attacks between 1990 and 2010 were committed by lone attackers. Ten percent of the perpetrators expected to be killed or captured while committing their crimes.
On August 5th, for example, Wade Michael Page, an Army veteran and white supremacist, gunned down six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin before shooting it out with police, then comitting suicide. The attack prompted condolences from both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
While major party candidates have yet to formally address threats from the radical right in their campaigns, Green Party presidential candidate Jull Stein released a statement on Tuesday saying the nation is doing a poor job at addressing terrorism from white supremacist groups.
“An individual may decide to act alone, but this does not absolve the hate groups from responsibility for their role in laying the groundwork for the tragedy," Stein said. Stein says that if elected she would refocus FBI and Homeland Security efforts on countering domestic terrorism and white supremacist groups.
Two additional documents released by the National Security Archive last month discussed neo-Nazi efforts to infiltrate law enforcement and a tactic called “ghost skins” where they try and blend in with society as much as possible.
A request for information on the complete context of the documents has been submitted to the FBI.
[UPDATE 3:44 p.m.]
FBI spokeswoman Beth Lefebvre: This document is a law-enforcement sensitive publication for official use only (LES and FOUO designations) that is not for public dissemination, and was not released by the FBI into the public domain. Therefore, the FBI will not be able to provide assistance on this matter.