Given the irresponsible however little question calculated lack of definitions, this Joint Regional Intelligence Middle report, and the Yahoo Information story about it, seems to be another try and painting peaceable, law-abiding Individuals who supported President Trump and dissent from the leftist agenda as terrorists and as enablers of terrorism.
In the meantime, whereas our companies purvey this propaganda, the worldwide jihad proceeds apace.
“Feds now say right-wing extremists answerable for majority of lethal terrorist assaults final yr,” by Jana Winter, Yahoo Information, February 19, 2021:
The U.S. authorities is acknowledging for the primary time that right-wing extremists had been accountable for almost all of deadly home terrorist assaults final yr, in accordance with an inner report circulated by the Division of Homeland Safety final week and obtained by Yahoo Information.
A overview of final yr’s home terrorist incidents by a DHS fusion heart — which shares threat-related data between federal, state and native companions — discovered that though civil unrest and antigovernment violence had been related to “non-affiliated, right-wing and left-wing actors, right-wing [domestic violent extremists] had been accountable for almost all of deadly assaults within the Homeland in 2020.”
The report, produced by the Joint Regional Intelligence Middle, a DHS-funded fusion heart, was despatched out to police and legislation enforcement companies nationwide as a part of an intelligence-sharing system created after the 9/11 assaults.
Whereas unbiased assume tanks and out of doors teams have been pointing to the rise in ring-wing violence for a while, this seems to be the primary recognized occasion of an official authorities or legislation enforcement company clearly acknowledging the development, although senior officers have famous the rise in white supremacist assaults. The report additionally comes not lengthy after the tip of the Trump administration, which was criticized for downplaying right-wing violence.
Former President Donald Trump, specifically, continuously referred to the risk from antifa, a free motion of left-wing activists.
“The federal government has not stated this publicly, legislation enforcement has not stated this publicly,” stated Seth Jones of the Middle for Strategic and Worldwide Research assume tank. “That is new.”
The findings about right-wing extremism are “in line with each single evaluation of knowledge I’ve seen, not simply in 2020 however in 2019,” Jones stated after reviewing the fusion heart report.
In October of final yr, CSIS printed its personal evaluation of home terrorist exercise within the U.S. for the primary eight months of 2020. Its knowledge confirmed that white supremacists and different right-wing extremists carried out two-thirds of the terrorist plots and assaults within the nation throughout that interval.
The CSIS report notes that the FBI and DHS have up to now recognized “racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists,” and particularly white supremacists, as the most important risk to the U.S. However the authorities has launched no knowledge on historic exercise or the present risk panorama, prompting quite a few knowledge tasks from assume tanks and different teams monitoring home extremist threats.
“What’s somewhat uncommon is that they’ve used phrases like ‘right- and left-wing’ in a authorities doc, as a result of the federal government has typically used different phrases,” stated Jones.
“The federal government in 2020 did attempt to steer clear of ‘right-wing’ phrases as a result of they had been simply politicized,” he added….
“There may be lots of overlap between white supremacists and far-right militias, and so they typically work collectively throughout the fee of violent acts,” German stated, “like on the assault on the Capitol.”