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.”
“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