Government calls buying ‘night flashlights,’ making ‘extreme religious statements’ indicators of terrorism!
The White House community based approach to combating terrorism is to have managers of surplus stores, gun shops, farm (fertilizer) suppliers, motels and hotels spy on and report you to the FBI if: you are a cash paying
customer, you utter an extreme religious statement, have a missing finger or hand or if you make bulk purchases. If you purchase waterproof matches, waterproof ammo containers, meals ready to eat (MRE) or night vision equipment, you also made the list of possible terrorist.
The Obama administration’s new plan is titled “Empowering local partners to prevent violent extremism in the United States.”
Obama’s reasoning? “Communities –especially Muslim American communities whose children, families and neighbors are being targeted for recruitment by al-Qaida – are often best positioned to take the lead because they know their communities best.”
The report warns that while the Constitution recognizes freedom of expression, “even for individuals who espouse unpopular or even hateful views,” it also is the responsibility of government to deter “plots by neo-Nazis and other anti-Semitic hate groups, racial supremacists, and international and domestic terrorist groups.”
The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis defined right-wing extremism in the U.S. as “divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of
particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
“The best defenses against violent extremist ideologies are well-informed and equipped families, local communities, and local institutions. Their awareness of the threat and willingness to work with one another and government is part of our long history of community-based initiatives and partnerships dealing with a range of public safety challenges.”
This DHS report followed a report from the Missouri Information Analysis Center that linked conservative groups to domestic terrorism.
The Missouri report warned law enforcement agencies to watch for suspicious individuals who may have bumper stickers for presidential candidates such as Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin. It further warned law enforcement to watch out for individuals with “radical” ideologies based on Christian views, such as opposing illegal immigration, abortion and federal taxes.
Officials with Oath Keepers.org noted the document was similar to one earlier given to gun store managers in Utah. Authorities in Denver confirmed to WND that related brochures are going to surplus stores, hotels and motels, farm supply companies that handle fertilizer and gun shops.
FBI Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force handout being
distributed to Colorado military surplus store owners lists the purchase of
popular preparedness items and firearms accessories as “suspicious” and
“potential indicators of terrorist activities,” instructing store owners to
keep records on and report people who:
bulk purchase of items to include:
ammunition or match containers
Ready to Eat
Vision Devices; night flashlights; gas masks
or tri-pods for rifles”
The FBI handout, entitled
“Communities Against Terrorism: Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities
Related to Military Surplus Stores” also instructs surplus store owners to:
valid ID from all new customers.
records of purchases.
to customers, ask questions, and
to and observe their responses.
for people and actions that are out of place.
note of suspicious statements, people, and /or vehicles.
something seems wrong, notify law enforcement authorities.”
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes stated, “This new handout expands the absurdity by now also targeting customers of military surplus stores, and by specifically targeting the purchasing of very common, and very popular, preparedness items such as Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) as ‘potential indicators of terrorist activities.'”
“Islamic terrorists are not known to hang out in local Army-Navy surplus stores, stocking up on MREs, high capacity magazines and bi-pods for their long range rifles.”
Brandon Smith, at Alt-market.com notes, ‘These are very common purchases, not for terrorists, but for Preppers and Survivalists, who are obviously the targets of the FBI profile, not secret al-Qaida agents.’
“Spot on,” Rhodes wrote. “Obviously, the current crop of FBI ‘leadership’ considers anyone who wants to be self-sufficient and prepared, to be a ‘threat’ that should be relentlessly tracked and reported.”
The flyer pictured below has been confirmed by An FBI spokesman in Denver to WND as genuine.
“It has been disseminated throughout the United States by the FBI. The flyer and the information on it, stands on its own merit. FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. created it, and the Denver Division has placed our contact information on the flyer and distributed it to local businesses within the states of Colorado and Wyoming.
“I assure you the process and the information has been well vetted by the Department of Justice before being released.” In addition to contact information for the FBI, the flyer also had a telephone number for the Colorado Information Analysis Center, a law enforcement “fusion” center where director Dana Reynolds told WND it’s just part of the information-collecting done by the government.
Rob McNealy, one-time Colorado congressional candidate who also is a decision-maker in the Libertarian Party, told WND he came across the flyer to surplus stores among his circle of friends and quickly
confirmed it was genuine.
He pointed out to the irony that the government, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) , specifically advises citizens to collect “ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables” as well as “flashlight and extra batteries” and “matches in a waterproof container.”
Then the FBI asks store managers to report the “suspicious” activity of buying the same items.
“It’s almost like entrapment,” McNealy said. He warned that such practices could be used as attacks on free speech, the right of association and other constitutional provisions. And he believes authorities are targeting Americans who choose to prepare themselves for emergencies. “Al-Qaida terrorists are not running around buying MREs.”
McNealy said he has information “from somebody who sat in on one of the [fusion-center type] training things in their class, that they talk about all the groups out there who are dangerous to cops, sovereign citizens, neo-Nazis – and Oath Keepers and tea party groups. They lump them all together.”
Oath Keepers reported last year that it appeared the Southern Poverty Law Center had become “officially” part of DHS because the chief of the SPLC “now sits on the DHS ‘Working Group on Countering Violent Extremism’ along with the leaders of other so-called non government organizations,” the group reported.
Rhodes wrote that the move came after a government agency accused a father of being associated ‘with a militia group known as Oath Keepers.’ “It should come as no surprise to see Joint Terrorism Task Forces in states now listing the purchasing of firearms, high capacity magazines, bi-pods, night vision, MREs, weatherproofed ammunition containers, etc. as ‘potential indicators of terrorist activities’ since SPLC is almost entirely focused on going after the militia movement and the Patriot Movement, and is also focused on relentlessly demonizing and smearing nearly any individual or group on the political right that advocates strict adherence to the Constitution or who advocates for the right to bear arms, for state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, etc. which is why SPLC also has a special animus toward Oath Keepers, which it has labeled as one of the most worrisome groups out there, because it contains active duty police and military who advocate for strict obedience to the Constitution and who pledge to refuse to obey unconstitutional orders.”
Rhodes told WND, “They see all of us on the patriot right as being terrorists or potential terrorists, and they intend to use all the power of government to control, suppress, marginalize, investigate, track, and if possible, prosecute us all until they stamp out our beliefs and views.”
“How far we have come from the Founder’s ideal of a ‘well regulated’ (well equipped and well trained) citizen militia where ALL able bodied citizens were expected to keep and bear their own weapons, ammunition, field gear, and other supplies essential to personal military capability and competence. And the Founders expected us to keep that military gear at home and to actually train together in its use so we would ‘be prepared’ for anything, you know, like the Boy Scouts motto. That motto is a sad remnant of the Founders’ ideal of a prepared citizenry.”
The “Communities Against Terrorism”
flyer closes by stating:
terrorism is a community effort. By learning what to look for, you can
make a positive contribution in the fight against terrorism. The partnership
between the community and law enforcement is essential to the success
of anti -terrorism efforts.
of the activities, taken individually, could be innocent and must be examined
by law enforcement professionals in a larger context to determine whether there
is a basis to investigate. The activities outlined on this handout are by no
means all-inclusive but have been compiled from a review of terrorist events
over several years.
To sum it up for you , the only logical conclusion anyone can come to is: If you love Jesus, believe in Godor quote the bible, You Are A Terrorist! If you are a member of the ‘Tea Party’, You Are A Terrorist! If you are not a far left liberal, You Are A Terrorist! If you are a conservative, You Are A Terrorist! If you love freedom of speech, You Are A Terrorist! If you love the United States of America, You Are A Terrorist! If you believe in the ‘Right to ‘Keep and Bear Arms’, You Are A Terrorist, If you are anti- abortion, You Are A Terrorist! If you love freedom, You Are A Terrorist! If you do not want government controlling your every move in life, You Are A Terrorist!
If you do not agree with Obama, You Are A Terrorist!
If you are not smart enough to see through their veil of darkness, you deserve what you get!
Wonder if all who planned and played a role in the government’s Fast and Furious ‘Gun Runner’ scheme are on the list as terrorist, or is this another attempt to take the heat off our own government and place the blame on honest citizens. Maybe they are just paranoid because they think everyone is as underhanded and conniving as they are.