Dangerously Partisan? – DHS Claims ‘Domestic Terror’ Threat Biggest Danger to Homeland

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HOMELAND SECURITY ANALYSIS – In its relentlessly partisan pursuit of an ill-defined, unsupported, and grossly exaggerated threat, Team Biden continues to fuel the fear of ‘domestic terrorism.’ Now, Biden’s Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas says that domestic violent extremism is the greatest terrorism threat to the nation, surpassing that from foreign radical Islamist jihadists.

“I consider it and I think we consider it collectively the most significant terrorism-related threat impacting the homeland,” Mayorkas said in an interview with Yahoo News.

Mayorkas made those comments as he unveiled the U.S. government’s first national strategy for combating the so-called ‘domestic terror threat.’ A problem that no one has been able to define or quantify but has gained a new partisan urgency in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’ when you can create a ‘domestic threat’ to justify a continuing partisan witch hunt against fellow Americans.

According to Yahoo News, “the document pledges greater information sharing among federal and state agencies and steps up monitoring of social media in order to thwart ‘online terrorist recruitment’ and identify so-called insider threats, including extremists serving in the U.S. military as well as in state and local law enforcement agencies.”

However, neither DHS, nor any other federal agency has been able to specifically cite examples or any detailed threat assessment to justify this dangerously expansive claim. Mayorkas reinforced this lack of substantiation with his comments which focused only on ‘incendiary language’ and vague plans but admitted – “There’s no explicitly articulated intention to commit violence.”

Yahoo notes:

“I will tell you that we see incendiary language that gives us cause for concern,” Mayorkas said when asked whether he is receiving intelligence reports indicating that domestic extremist groups are planning further attacks. “There’s no explicitly articulated intention to commit violence, but it’s certainly language that worries us. And it’s our job to worry, because worry speaks of alertness, alertness speaks of readiness, and readiness speaks of partnership in our communities across the country.”

Mayorkas’s comment that domestic extremists now pose the primary threat to the homeland is especially striking coming from the head of a department that was created in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and has been largely devoted to threats that originate overseas. But it also illustrates the political minefield that arises when the government attempts to crack down on domestic extremists.

Recall the Left’s concerns about DHS when it was created by President George W. Bush in the wake of the 9-11 al-Qaeda terror attacks. They warned that this domestic security organization would be turned into a vehicle for domestic control and repression by Republicans. Well, they were right, except it is the Democrats who are doing it instead. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
5 months ago

If radical democrats, e.g., Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, Omar, et al., didn’t provoke lawful, peaceable citizens every moment of every day, they wouldn’t “…see incendiary language that gives us cause for concern…” and worry so much.

Jan
Jan
5 months ago

It is time to stop this deviecive rhetoric Mr. Biden and the Dem Party!! We are tired, and not buying it anymore! It seems you have forgotten that most of us have actually gone to school, and did not eat the covers, we have raised families, and realize that this is not the America we all grew up in. We remember the Hippies and Yippies of the 60’s and 70’s, Woodstock, and resent what it is you are trying to do! We will not buy your rhetoric that what you are doing is purely Marxist in theory. Well,this is my anthithesis! The majority of this country does not buy your “new world order.”

Jan
Jan
5 months ago
Reply to  Jan

divisive not devciecive….sorry

Dan the Man
Dan the Man
5 months ago

If Domestic Terrorism is such a concern then why are they not looking into ANTIFA and BLM. Both have caused millions in damage and many injuries with a few deaths as well. The FBI and DOJ with DHS have no intention of investigating them because they are part of the Deep State which advances their goals as set forth by the NWO. The FBI is fast becoming a GESTAPO which the DOJ supports. This is mostly why a lot of Americans no longer support or trust the FBI and DOJ to be impartial and trustworthy….

James Richards
James Richards
5 months ago
Reply to  Dan the Man

Because what They are Actually Afraid of is Us and Them Provoking Us into Civil War with Them. Domestic Terrorism is Their euphemism for Patriotic Rebellion!

James Richards
James Richards
5 months ago

The Democrats are the BIGGEST Threat to the Homeland Period Stop End of Story! Best Thing that can Happen is They Cease to Breathe.

Barb2554
Barb2554
5 months ago

I’d consider incendiary language far less threatening than the use of actual incendiary devices that were used by far left anarchists all summer long to actually burn buildings and businesses down… just sayin

Captnguido
Captnguido
5 months ago
Reply to  Barb2554

What the definition of incendiary language is to a democrat, “anything a conservative says that we don’t like”

Van W Sands
Van W Sands
5 months ago
Reply to  Barb2554

Agreed. Nothing has been done other than releasing these terrorists back on the street.

Captnguido
Captnguido
5 months ago

Well, here’s a quote they can investigate as “domestic terrorism”! Who said in her little rant at a leftist rally, “I’ve often thought of blowing up the White House” and she got tons of applause from the leftist there. Should Madonna and those conspirators be investigated using Mayorkas own defining that as, ‘incendiary language’ and vague plans???

Jim
Jim
5 months ago

How can Myorkas make these allegations about intelligence reports when he has no intelligence to begin with?

Ken
Ken
5 months ago

This is pure totalitarian purge rhetoric. There is no truth to it. It’s propaganda to support a weak leadership threatened by recognition of its bad policies.

Sandra
Sandra
5 months ago

The DHS is try to point a finger at the Right as being Domestic Terrorist
but is more like “the pot calling the kettle black”. The Left have been the terrorist now and in the past. Corrupt and dirty are their middle name.

Kevin Neil Schwinkendorf
Kevin Neil Schwinkendorf
5 months ago

We most certainly do have a significant domestic terrorist threat – just ask anyone who lives in Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington, or any other of the places antifa/BLM have rioted, looted, and burned for almost a damned, stinking YEAR now!!! These are the domestic terrorists that need to be rounded up and sent to prison camps!!! – or SHOT!

Kevin Neil Schwinkendorf
Kevin Neil Schwinkendorf
5 months ago

Democrats are simply “crazy with fear” that once the 2020 election is proven to be a fraud, and that Trump won, they will be removed from office (one way or another), and they will hang! (for treason). How will this proof come (as though it hasn’t already, thanks to Mike Lindell)? The Arizona audit results will be first, and several other states are going to follow – like dominos. These democrat-communists know what they did, and they know they “have a tiger by the tail” – and that if they let go, they’re finished.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

Come right out and say it, u have declared war on conservatives, but be very careful what u wish for, we aren’t your snowflakes, and sure the hell will not back down. Hidenbiden and his cronies, are the enemy of the people, and the people have had about enough from these idiotic policies and claims, u are living in a different reality, and were going to fix that.

nemo
nemo
5 months ago

Dunno what is going to happen … just one thing from here … DFWM …

George
George
5 months ago

Hey Dork. Oops I meant Mayorkas. You are the domestic terrorist. The people you accuse of that are Patriots that stand up for our Country. Make no mistake. We will not allow this fake administration ruin OUR country and way of life. If that makes us domestic terrorists then we are proud of that. You know King George said that before the American Revolution. You got it yet? Now do your job! Nuff’said.

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Patriot
Patriot
5 months ago

We need to fear Obiden his regime, mayorkas of the homeland what happened to America since Obiden took over, it’s now regime not administration, America is now homeland, American traditions are a thing of the past because they need to destroy it, we used to trust the FBI but not anymore their partisan, they hate Americans to, we can’t have police anymore because they want more crime and boy are they getting it, the dumboRats have wet dreams about this! Mayorkas can’t look beyond his nose the domestic terrorist are antifa, socialists, BLM marxists infiltrate them and they admit it, not the everyday working people in every town, city and state in the Union, And just so you need to know mayorkas not every lawful citizen that owns a gun is a terrorist, look up the Second Amendment and remember it they honor it, but the criminals don’t they buy illegal gun all the time for their arsenal, of Illegal Guns, not the registered kind law abiding citizens have legally!! Antifa, BLM Marxist & socialist groups, that’s your problem!


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