They must be bored again at the Department of Homeland Security because they are back to issuing Armageddon-like warnings about “domestic violent extremists” about to do all sorts of really, really bad stuff, you know, like burn the Reichstag or destroy a radio tower at Gleiwitz.
Domestic violent extremists and racially motivated extremists have been developing plans to attack the U.S. electric sector, according to an intelligence bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security that was issued this week and obtained by The Daily Beast.
“DVEs have developed credible, specific plans to attack electricity infrastructure since at least 2020, identifying the electric grid as a particularly attractive target given its interdependency with other infrastructure sectors,” the alert said.
DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis issued the alert to the electric sector Monday, following requests from power companies to take stock of increased threats from domestic violent extremists in 2020 and 2021.
The alert comes as DHS and federal investigators strain to keep up with the threat of domestic violent extremists, and continue to work to charge participants in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The head of DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis John Cohen told lawmakers in recent testimony that, nearly one year after the riot on Capitol Hill, the threat landscape from domestic violent extremists “is one of the most complex, volatile, and dynamic that I’ve experienced in my career.”
According to The Daily Beast, there is much evidence to show just how dangerous and wily these homegrown extremists are.
White supremacists expressed interest in “wreaking havoc” on the power grid if President Donald Trump were to lose re-election in 2020. And last year, four men with ties to racially motivated extremists were charged with conspiracy to damage the property of an energy facility in the United States, after using assault-style rifles in an attempt to explode a power substation.
DHS intelligence suggests that domestic violent extremists will continue to plot attacks against electrical infrastructure in the U.S. that “may result in physical damage.” Conversations from domestic violent extremists online in recent months have focused on encouraging lone wolf attacks, as well as attempts to inspire individuals with little or no training to go after electric infrastructure—including with firearms, improvised incendiary devices, hammers, and power saws.
Hammers and freakin power saws. That is not parody. Someone wrote that, gritting their teeth with anger.
.Department of Homeland Security is a joke. It exists solely as a jobs program for paranoids specializing in manufacturing bullsh** threats while ignoring real ones. Let’s take a look at some of their work over the last year.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence.
Friday, May 14, 2021
These threats include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or influenced by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. Social media and online forums are increasingly exploited by these actors to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and activity. Such threats also are exacerbated by the impacts from the ongoing global pandemic.
Friday, August 13, 2021
These threats include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. These actors are increasingly exploiting online forums to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and promote violent activity. Such threats are also exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic, including grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
These threats include those posed by individuals and small groups engaged in violence, including domestic violent extremists (DVEs) and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. These actors continue to exploit online forums to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and promote violent activity. The ongoing global pandemic continues to exacerbate these threats, in part due to perceived government overreach in implementation of public health safety measures.
You can spot a theme here if you look hard enough.
This silly interview on MSNBC gives the plot spoilers.
MSNBC’s Frank Figliuzzi on DHS claiming “domestic extremists” are targeting the U.S. electric grid: We have "what I’m now calling a semipermanent violent insurgency inside the United States." pic.twitter.com/yDcOO1r1Et
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 25, 2022
According to the FBI toad, domestic violent extremists have two things in common. They are driven by racial hate…and they are Donald Trump supporters.
These alerts exist for one purpose. They create a patina of proof for the fear-and-smear campaign the Biden junta is carrying out on its domestic opponents. Relentlessly tying real people and real patriots who are concerned about the erosion of civil liberties under the illegal and unnecessary Wuhan virus regulations to potential terrorist acts is not only dishonest, it sets a predicate for treating them like terrorists and incarcerating them for long periods of time without any real intention of trying them for a crime…sort of like the January 6 political prisoners. If against all odds, a terrorist act is carried out, then DHS has assembled enough “proof” of a broad conspiracy to criminalize a wide variety of First Amendment protected conduct. And we all know who will be found at Ground Zero.
A caravan of over a dozen private vehicles with taped-over license plates pulls up, the Patriot Front members load up their shields and flags outside Soldier Field here in Chicago pic.twitter.com/JYUl1RDOps
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 8, 2022