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