Counterterrorism officials have stated that they believe “Al Qaeda” terrorists are seeking to align themselves with anti-government groups in the US in order to carry out mass casualty attacks.
The suggestion dovetails with recent Department of Homeland security documents that equate with violent terrorists those who champion States’ rights over the authority of the Federal government.
“Al Qaeda is looking to exploit weaknesses in U.S. border security and also is willing to ally itself with white militia groups or other anti-government entities interested in carrying out an attack inside the United States, according to counterterrorism officials…” a report by The Washington Times states.
The officials, who spoke only on the condition they not be named, have pointed to a grainy video, first aired by the Arabic news network Al Jazeera in February, of supposed veteran Al Qaeda recruiter Abdullah al-Nafisi saying that the terrorists should essentially hook up with disgruntled militia groups in the US.
“These militias even think about bombing nuclear plants within the U.S.,” al-Nafisi is quoted as saying. “May God grant them success, even though we are not white, or even close to it, right? They have plans to bomb the nuclear plant at Lake Michigan. This plant is very important. … May God grant success to one of these militia leaders, who is thinking about bombing this plant. I believe that we should devote part of our prayers to him.”
al-Nafisi also suggests that biological weapons, capable of killing hundreds of thousands, could be smuggled into the US through tunnels under the Mexican border.
The translated video is below:
Given that the government has made it clear that it sees little difference between white supremacist groups and Americans who still believe in the first and second amendments, this does not bode well.
Of course, there is no actual evidence that any militia group is plotting to blow up nuclear plants or is in league with Al-CIA-da, neither is there any credible evidence that the phantom terrorist group has the capability to carry out a mass biological attack.
No matter, what this does is continue to set the precedent for the authorities to blame the next major attack on those that disagree with their policies and the actions in the name of fighting the “war on terror”.
From the reports of “White Al Qaeda” to “homegrown terrorists”, we have seen the emergence of an ongoing agenda to foment some kind of connection between foreign terrorists hell bent on attacking and killing Americans, and US citizens protesting and speaking out against the erosion of their constitutional rights. The prime example of this is the recently leaked DHS report, entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment (PDF link).
The document characterizes concerns about the economy, unemployment, the loss of U.S. sovereignty and the move towards global government as “rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet” which itself is defined as a potential tool for terrorists to network, build bombs, and send encrypted messages to each other.
It also lists gun owners, veterans, and those opposed to abortion or immigration as potential extremists.
A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines “rightwing extremism in the United States” as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.
Republican Representatives have demanded answers from the Department of Homeland Security over the origins of the report. Their demands remain unanswered.
A further disturbing DHS security document emerged last month. Entitled “Domestic Extremism Lexicon”, it shockingly lists the “alternative media” with other radical extremist groups and implies that people who disagree with the mass media’s version of events are potential domestic terrorists.
These reports exist in addition to countless other documents, such as the MIAC report, intended to train police nationwide that supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr are “militia” influenced terrorists.
The singling out in this way of Americans who merely talk about the U.S. constitution, the loss of national sovereignty or the erosion of the Bill of Rights, should act as a wake-up call and prompt more people to expose the tyranny unfolding before their eyes.