allstaractivist note: Unfortunately, I have discovered the below to be a disinformation site and radio personality. Let the reader continue with caution.
FBI never directly mentions threat of Islamic extremism in America
by KIT DANIELS | INFOWARS.COM | AUGUST 29, 2014
The FBI’s latest national threat assessment lists so-called sovereign citizens and the militia as threats to “U.S. internal security” while completely omitting Islamic terrorists.
The Aug. 14 National Threat Assessment for Domestic Extremism, which was obtained by theWashington Free Beacon, claims that militia members and sovereign citizens are among those “aspired” to carry out violent attacks, yet it only indirectly mentions Islamic terrorism in a footnote describing “other” types of “domestic extremism” not included in the report.
“Of a sample of 50 credible violent threat intelligence reports analyzed for this assessment, nearly 60 percent expressed lethal violence as an ultimate goal,” the report asserts.
The report reads like a spiritual successor to previous publications by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which routinely demonized Constitutionalists and other libertarians by grouping them with white supremacists and other racist organizations.
Earlier this month, a university consortium funded by the Department of Homeland Security designated sovereign citizens as the “number one domestic terrorist threat in America,” ranking them above Islamic extremism in agreement with the FBI’s terror assessment.
The University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) said sovereign citizens were the “top concern of law enforcement.”
It recommended that state and federal law enforcement share intelligence on sovereign citizens and other targeted groups, develop “tactical responses” to threats and “act on that information to prevent or mitigate threats.”
Similarly, in 2011, the FBI said it “considers sovereign-citizen extremists as comprising a domestic terrorist movement.”
But, as journalist Kurt Nimmo pointed out, sovereign citizens do not actually constitute a cohesive movement despite the government’s attempts to characterize them as such.
“The START report also neglects to mention that virtually all high-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States after 9/11 were directed by the FBI and the U.S. government, a fact reported byThe New York Times,” he wrote.
Additionally, in 2009 the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) distributed a law enforcement bulletin entitled The Modern Militia Movement which instructed police to be on the lookout for Americans displaying “political paraphernalia” such as Gadsden flags and Ron Paul bumper stickers.
MIAC, a federal law enforcement information sharing hub more commonly known as a fusion center, described itself as a “mechanism to collect incident reports of suspicious activities” in order to “identify potential trends or patterns of terrorist or criminal operations within the state of Missouri.”
Similarly, and perhaps even more eerily, during the 2008 presidential election Obama’s campaign team asked Missouri law enforcement to “target anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad,” as Russell Kinsaul with News 4 reported:
A two-minute video clip of Alex Jones (of InfoWars) responding to a question by a caller about why he rarely discusses the subject of gang stalking.
Jones is enigmatic on gang stalking. In many respects Alex Jones is the quintessential conspiracy theorist, but this video clip shows that he is clearly reluctant to publicly acknowledge that gang stalking is real.
Jones acknowledges that governments – including the U.S. government – use nefarious tactics to punish individuals who are perceived as inconvenient to those in power, but he states that most discussion of gang stalking is not credible (which is true). His response does not, however, address the issue of disinformation.
Anyone who has seen his website knows that government disinformation is a regular topic, so it is difficult to understand why Jones would not suspect that disinformation would be used to mitigate the exposure of gang stalking.
There are several ways to interpret what he says in the video clip.
Personally, my guess is that he is either not sharp enough to grasp the nature of the disinformation game as it relates to counterintelligence subversion, or that he is too lazy to look into the matter. Perhaps it is a combination of both. I suspect that he sincerely believes that the countless paranoid-sounding accounts online about the gang stalking are actually posted by ignorant paranoid individuals. Otherwise, he would presumably have addressed the disinformation issue in his comments.
Alex Jones rarely drills-down in a serious way on the subjects he raises. He is not at all in the same league as say, Russ Baker, an investigative journalist at WhoWhatWhy. Baker is interested in conspiracies, but he is also willing to dig up facts to see what is true.
Another possibility of course, is that Jones suspects or realizes that gang stalking is real, but does not want to publicly say so for some reason. Although that is possible, it is difficult to square that with the fact that the obvious net effect of his entire website is to contribute to the public’s skepticism about the federal government’s integrity.