DHS-Funded Anti-Terror Exercise Portrays “Free America Citizens” As Terrorist Group Planting Bombs Around Boston

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More evidence – as if it were needed – that this government is focusing on *the wrong sort* of “terrorists”  i.e. – the non existent kind.

Via Weasel Zippers, the  Boston Globe reported:

The scenario had been carefully planned: A terrorist group prepared to hurt vast numbers of people around Boston would leave backpacks filled with explosives at Faneuil Hall, the Seaport District, and in other towns, spreading waves of panic and fear. Detectives would have to catch the culprits.

Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed “Operation Urban Shield,” meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat. The hypothetical terrorist group was even given a name: Free America Citizens, a home-grown cadre of militiamen whose logo would be a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression, according to a copy of the plans obtained by the Boston Globe.

But two months before the training exercise was to take place, the city was hit with a real terrorist attack executed in a frighteningly similar fashion. The chaos of the Boston Marathon bombings disrupted plans for the exercise, initially scheduled for this weekend, forcing police to postpone. Now officials must retool aspects of the training.

“Frighteningly similar” in every way except that the culprits in the real bombing were the Islamic terrorists you would expect – not the sort you only find in feverish left-wing fantasies.

Yeah, we’re to believe that the IRS targeting of conservative sounding groups was a result of two rogue agents in Cincinnati – not part of a larger pattern of targeting coming from Washington DC.

The sad irony here is, if NSA, FBI and DHS spent half as much time focusing on our real threats rather than Obama’s political enemies,  the real Boston bombing could have been averted.

But they don’t seem to be learning.

Via Ace: Secret Service Raids Home of Twitter User for… Critical Tweets About Obama?

I do not know the reason for the Secret Service interrogation. I know the Twitterer himself, Tom Francois, says this of it:

On April 11, 2013, he heard relentless pounding on his door shouts of “Police!” The officers introduced themselves as members of The Secret Service and asked if they could “take a look around.”Since Tom had nothing to hide (and he didn’t want any return visits) – he complied fully with their request. He even signed a consent to search his premises AND an “Authorization To Review Medical and Mental Health Records!”

They asked Tom if he ever left his state or traveled to Washington, D.C.

One Agent asked Tom if he has any intentions of “whacking” the President.” To which Tom replied- “Of course not. I wish him no harm. I disagree with his policies and actions and I make no bones about it. It’s my First Amendment Right and I intend to exercise it.”

I need to do some research and find out if this is part of a larger pattern of SS targeting of online conservatives. I  remember a story from a couple years ago in which a female conservative blogger (I forget her name) was visited by the SS for no good reason, and there was a conservative YouTuber about a year ago who was, too. Are there more stories like this out there?

SEE ALSO:

The Conversation: ‘Rampant Injustice’: The IRS And DOJ Raid Small Businesses With Paramilitary, Gestapo Style Tactics 

Vine of Life: Pastor Goes to Jail for Hosting Home Bible Study; Starts 60-Day Sentence Today

Weasel Zippers: Fun Fact Of The Day: Mosque’s Are Off-Limits To Obama’s Snooping…

Of course…

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6 Responses to “DHS-Funded Anti-Terror Exercise Portrays “Free America Citizens” As Terrorist Group Planting Bombs Around Boston”

  1. Carlos Says:

    We’ll hear this story in the COAM any day now, right? (crickets chirping)

    When those in power (both Democrap and Rethuglican) are so powerful as to not be afraid of any backlash from such activity, to borrow a well-known phrase, “D.C., we have a problem.”

    And most frighteningly, most voters don’t give a rat’s patootie that this happens, as long as they get their “free” goodies from Uncle Sugar.

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  2. Characterizing the Enemy | The Necropolitan Sentinel Says:

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  3. StrangernFiction Says:

    And to “conservatives” like John Bolton, Snowden is the traitor.

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  4. nicedeb Says:

    I’m up in the air about him, myself. Not sure what to think until more information comes out.

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  5. Carlos Says:

    If Snowden had come out with only minimal information to prove that what DHS was doing, he would have had his credibility AND accomplished what he says he wanted to do.

    By dumping so much real information, he has provided those who wish us harm with way more information (directly or indirectly) than they need. The guy’s heart may or may not be in the right place, that would be for a trial to decide, but his lack of forethought about consequences to the nation (if his intentions were noble) is astounding.

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  6. Carlos Says:

    “The sad irony here is, if NSA, FBI and DHS spent half as much time focusing on our real threats rather than Obama’s political enemies, the real Boston bombing could have been averted.”

    If anyone in this administration was half as concerned for the country as they are for their own egos and/or behinds, Boston would not have happened, Benghazi would not have happened, we would not have spent 10 years in Afghanistan just getting our heroes killed with absolutely nothing to show for it, and there wouldn’t be a mega-center just about to open in Utah that will know and track your every move but ignore those who would do us harm (like concentrating on Muslims and Nazis, not Christians).

    No terrorist works in a vacuum. If those who are supposed to track such things can’t tell the difference between a TEA party granny carrying a sign telling the government to back off, and someone getting bombmaking instructions off the web, then it’s time to change who we’ve got protecting us. A good start would be JanNap.

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