Yahoo News: U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists
This article was written by Julia Harte, Julia Edwards and Andy Sullivan and published at Yahoo News on February 04 2016
Editor’s Note: Incredibly, mainstream media continues to harp the same old government line about Timothy McVeigh single-handedly blowing up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City despite all the evidence of other bombs inside that building, bombs which Tim McVeigh did not know anything about. The authors, either wittingly or naively, managed to use a photo of the bombed building taken after the debris (which had been blown all over and across the street) had been cleaned up. Nice, that.
Despite all the evidence showing that the building was blown outward instead of inward (from a truck bomb parked outside the building), the fedgov is milking that bombing, and its own lies about the bombing, for all its worth. Now the mainstream media is trotting out the bombing to couple that deed with the new “anti-government extremist” threat. It’s as if the lying sacks of s*** working in government need to reinforce the fear in all Americans that those “extremists” are going to blow up the nation if the FBI and other fedgov enforcement groups don’t get permission to go after the trouble-makers with a new round of anti-terrorism laws focused on American citizens who are hip to government’s lies. The building was blown out, and we have four-star General Benton K. Partin’s report to the U.S. Senate showing clearly that it was not blown “in” from the truck bomb. We also have Oklahoma Representative Charles Key’s investigation which shows that the government is lying about the bombing.
For the record, no one is saying McVeigh did not park that truck bomb out front – I am saying that in *addition* to that weak fertilizer bomb in the truck the ATF had stashed heavy ordnance inside that building long before McVeigh arrived on the scene. The building was blown “out”. Period. McVeigh was a useful and willing dupe being handled by the FBI. (Think – John Doe II)
Be that as it may, the bombing is now resurrected by a government desperate to tighten the noose on all dissent against oppressive government tactics, such as was yesterday shown by the arrest on bogus charges of Cliven Bundy in Oregon. Dissent is now being demonized as “domestic terrorism” by “anti-government extremists”.
This story is a cheap shot at best, a weak attempt to further empower our Big Brother government to dispose of any citizen who has wised-up to how government grows itself, and the government needed something to back it up, something most Americans still think happened in the way the government has claimed. Of the excerpts I’ve included below, pay attention to the last paragraph and tell me if Oath Keepers is destined to be branded as “anti-government extremist organization”. Well, we were at Bundy Ranch, were we not? And we were at the Sugar Pine Mine, and the White Hope Mine, and at Ferguson, Missouri, daring in each instance to demonstrate our right to keep and bear arms and to peacefully assemble and to speak our consciences. A rogue, tyrannical government tends to discourage that sort of thing, and that is the purpose of this sought-after new legislation, described in the article below.
The long and short of it is that if we object to our government operating outside its founding legal charter’s restraints on government, we’re now to be branded as “anti-government”.
Over the years I’ve been interviewed by reporters/journalists, including one bright guy from BBC who kept asking me if I would describe myself as “anti-government”. I keep telling the idiots that I am not “anti-government”, but instead, I am “anti-crime-in-government”. The anti-government people are for the most part those in public offices who violate the highest law of the land, frame innocent citizens, plant “evidence” on them, violate citizens’ rights, operate outside lawful bounds, and propagandize the public mind full of wild tales against anyone who sees through their sinful crimes against the people. Lawmakers, on the average, can’t wrap their heads around this idea, and think they are serving the Constitution when they vote in this sort of idiocy to expand government power. There is no hope for America remaining in the political arena, no help to come out of that cesspool inside the beltway. We are left to fend for ourselves and our cries are ridiculed by silly articles like the one below.
Elias Alias, editor
U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Islamic State-inspired attacks at home.
Extremist groups motivated by a range of U.S.-born philosophies present a “clear and present danger,” John Carlin, the Justice Department’s chief of national security, told Reuters in an interview. “Based on recent reports and the cases we are seeing, it seems like we’re in a heightened environment.”
Over the past year, the Justice Department has brought charges against domestic extremist suspects accused of attempting to bomb U.S. military bases, kill police officers and fire bomb a school and other buildings in a predominantly Muslim town in New York state.
But federal prosecutors tackling domestic extremists still lack an important legal tool they have used extensively in dozens of prosecutions against Islamic State-inspired suspects: a law that prohibits supporting designated terrorist groups.
Carlin and other Justice Department officials declined to say if they would ask Congress for a comparable domestic extremist statute, or comment on what other changes they might pursue to toughen the fight against anti-government extremists.
The U.S. State Department designates international terrorist organizations to which it is illegal to provide “material support.” No domestic groups have that designation, helping to create a disparity in charges faced by international extremist suspects compared to domestic ones.
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