A new "terrorist" threat is the real terrorism

Bayou Renaissance ManGlenn Greenwald (who famously broke the Snowden revelations about state invasion of citizen privacy) alerts us that a new pattern of government warnings to the American people signals a new politically-inspired war on terror. This time it's directed against conservatives and Trump supporters, who are now officially lumped together and derided as "domestic extremists". Trouble is, it's just as false and manipulative as such warnings have been in the past.

The thing about the original war on terror is that there was an actual, foreign enemy eager to harm Americans. Yes, on the one hand the threat was massively overhyped, and on the other hand, actual terrorists were basically allowed by the FBI to conduct their attacks. Sometimes actually encouraged. But at the root, there was a real threat.

This modern version treats Americans as the terrorist threat. Not because of any actual risk of violence, but because those Americans are pissed off and believe the election was stolen.

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Thu Jul 08 22:21:43 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Boulder mass murderer passed background check shortly before shooting

The FederalistAccording to a police affidavit, six days before Alissa shot 10 people to death, he purchased a pistol. That would have required him to pass a federal background check also run by the FBI. It seems the FBI is not very good at this “stopping mass shooters” thing.

Remember this when the Democrats try to pass laws banning private gun sales. Their "background checks" don't work.

Mon Apr 05 22:51:02 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The FBI's negligent track record on terrorism

Boston HeraldSo now it turns out that the FBI knew all about the accused Boulder shooter, but paid no attention to the obvious warning signs until police say the rabidly anti-American immigrant from Syria murdered 10 U.S. citizens in the supermarket.

“The suspect’s identity,” the New York Times reported, “was known to the FBI because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials.”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

We've heard it pretty often, but the FBI doesn't seem interested in stopping terrorists before they attack. Much safer to harass conservatives and use the attacks to justify more intrusive surveillance and police powers.

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Fri Apr 02 23:20:38 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI Agent rode with terrorists in Texas Draw Mohammed attack

AmmolandFew know the details of how one prepared gunfighter police officer faced two Islamic riflemen armed with semi-automatic rifles, handguns, plenty of ammunition, soft body armor, and the element of surprise. He fought them at close range and prevailed.
Gregory Stevens was that officer. For his own safety and security, and, possibly, to shield the FBI from exposure, the details of the attack and his defensive actions were hidden for more than a year.

Many of the details have been revealed, Officer Stevens explained the events of that day in a video presentation which has been viewed by less than a thousand people on Youtube. It deserves a much wider audience. The video is an hour and eight minutes long.

Read the whole thing.

The testimony is explosive.

The biggest revelation: an FBI agent was riding in the same vehicle as the attackers and giving them advice. When the vehicle was stopped by local police at gunpoint, he had to flee the vehicle while screaming that he was FBI. And this got covered up until now.

Bill Quick adds some information, and wonders if he will be targeted for posting it.

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Fri Mar 19 21:19:39 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Truck burned for Trump bumper stickers

Fox NewsA truck adorned with several stickers supporting President Trump was reportedly set ablaze and vandalized with spray paint outside a bar in Washington state, in what the owner believes was a targeted attack.

"If you say anything that someone doesn't like, you are ultimately a target," Johnny MacKay told KOIN-TV of Portland, Ore. "You're automatically the enemy and they have to hurt you."

When you demonize your political opponents as being literally Hitler, as the Left and the media have been doing for years now, there are consequences.

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Fri Oct 12 03:07:06 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Multiple ricin attacks in the mail

There do seem to be a lot of these ricin attacks, at least when you extend the timeframe. Sometimes years go by between attacks but they keep coming. It makes you wonder if the FBI is ever bothering to investigate.

The latest targets are Senator Ted Cruz and the Pentagon.

The timing of the ricin attacks so far seems to involve domestic politic tensions of the left-wing variety. Putting Cruz in the hospital, or even just giving him a good scare, might be the one vote the left needs to stop Kavanaugh.. and why not go after the one Senator you hate the most, in that case?

When you dehumanize your political opponents and characterize their ideas as violence, some people are going to behave violently. I'm more and more convinced this isn't just considered acceptable to the left. More and more it seems to be the intended result.

Like the attack on Steve Scalisce, these ricin attacks seem to disappear down the memory hole very quickly.

UPDATE: Trump, Mattis targeted.

UPDATE: Arrest made.

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Tue Oct 02 15:45:43 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

20 year sentence for son of police captain in Boston terror plot

Daily WireA Boston police captain's son was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday for plotting a terrorist attack for the Islamic State (ISIS) with firearms and homemade bombs on an unidentified university in New Mexico.

The terrorist, who gave himself an Arabic name that translates to "Ali the American," pleaded guilty in May to terrorism charges, including attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, ABC News reports.

Authorities describe the thwarted terrorist as a "committed soldier" of ISIS who wished to inflict "maximum damage."

In a statement, Hank Shaw, the special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office, stressed that the terrorist "was a committed soldier of ISIS who wanted to kill innocent people at a United States university with assault rifles and pressure cooker bombs, not an unwitting dupe who didn't understand the gravity of what he was doing."

This is the son of a police captain, and he's going away for 20 years for a terrorist plot similar in almost every detail to the Boston Marathon bombing. The son of a high ranking police officer! What the hell is wrong in Boston?

I guess the captain deserves kudos for doing the right thing in what must have been a very, very hard decision.

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Fri Sep 07 11:16:55 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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