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


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?


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…

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Under Surveillance Edition


I’ve recently joined the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group “consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence.”

Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

Council News:

Ch-ch-ch-Changes: Council Members Gay Patriot and The Independent Sentinel have departed the Council due to the need to concentrate on other pursuits, although they will still remain members of the WoW community. We’ve greatly enjoyed having them as part of our group and wish them well in their future endeavors.

But hey, just looky what we have here!

This week marks the stellar debut of Liberty’s Spirit and Nice Deb, two awesome writers we’ve been fans of for some time. They’re definitely going to add something special to the Council mix… check out their submissions this week and see if you don’t agree.

This weekAsk MarionRight Truth and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great pieces.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then just return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members, while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, without further ado, let’s see what we have this week…

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that!

GOP Lawmaker Files Amendments to Protect 1st Amendment Rights of Soldiers

The oppressive hand of  Obama’s anti-Christian, PC- driven, authoritarian government has been most keenly felt by our warriors in the military.

Via Gateway Pundit:

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) filed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today. One amendment would restrain the Army from conducting its court martial of Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers unless and until the Army first files a report for the Congress to review. Another amendment would unblock the courthouse door so that service members whose First Amendment rights have been violated by the Federal government can seek redress like any other American.


Joe Biden Says Don’t Trust Spying President (Video)

So Biden came down pretty hard on the president regarding the NSA spy program:

“I don’t have to listen to your phone calls to know what you’re doing. If I know every single phone call you made, I’m able to determine every single person you talked to – I can get a pattern about your life that is very, very intrusive. And the real question, here is – what do they do with this information that they collect that does not have anything to do with al Qaeda?”


Yeah, that was 2006 – he was talking about President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

I certainly trusted the last administration a lot more than I trust this current hive of villainous scum. After 9/11 the Bush administration had a pretty good track record of keeping Americans safe from Islamic terror.

The current Regime has declared the War on Terror over, and has instead waged a low intensity war on its domestic enemies – i.e. people who identify as Christians,  patriots, veterans, and believe in the Constitution, and limited government, etc. That’s why we’ve seen an uptick of terrorist attacks on American soil throughout the Obama years, and conservatives groups have been targeted for harassment by the government.

It’s a sickening situation made even more nauseating by the abject hypocrisy on display by so many Democrats – the President and Vice President first and foremost among them.

Headlines via Drudge:

Democrats Love Gov’t Surveillance — As Long As It’s Obama, Not Bush…

HOYER: No comparison between Obama, Bush surveillance programs…

FRANKEN THEN: ‘Roveian’ Scare Tactic…



In other news, the ACLU is suing the Obama administration for illegally collecting the phone records of millions of Americans, to which I say – congrats to them – even a broken clock is right twice a day?

Hat tip: Brian B.