aside FBI And DHS Warned Of Problems With White Supremacists

Related imageThere is a May 10, 2017 FBI/ DHS report warning about future threats that exist to Americans by White Supremacists groups which far exceeds any potential harm by foreign terrorists attacks that the republican President Donald Trump’s administration seems to focus all of its attention. Here is the report obtained and released by Foreign Policy.

Towards this end, funds have been cut for government law enforcement agencies to fight against the very real anticipated threats  by White Supremacists groups.

After all, what do facts have anything to do with the president’s creation of policy. What does count is catering to the racists, White Supremacists, neo-Nazis,  Islamophobic zealots that comprise a significant portion of the president’s voting base.

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Here are facts about how likely “we the people” are vulnerable to attacks by domestic terrorists versus foreign perpetrators…

On January 31, 2017, Dave Mosher and Skye Gould of the Business Insider penned the following report, “How likely are foreign terrorists to kill Americans? The odds may surprise you'”

Excerpts:

Since 9/11, however, foreign-born terrorists have killed roughly one American per year. Six Americans have died per year at the hands, guns, and bombs of Islamic terrorists (foreign and domestic).

“I once asked a guy at [the National Institutes of Health] how much we should spend on preventing a disease that kills 6 per year, and he looked at me like I was crazy,” John Mueller, a foreign policy expert at the Ohio State University and co-author of the book “Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism“, told Business Insider in an email.

Here’s how the lifetime odds of the most common — and feared — causes of death for Americans stack up against foreign killings (highlighted in red):

BI Graphics_Odds of DyingSkye Gould/Business Insider

Americans are more likely to win a lottery jackpot

“The chart above doesn’t account for an American person’s specific behaviors, age, sex, location, or other factors that can wildly change up the results — it’s one big, fat average of the US population.”

“The data primarily come from a 2016 report by the National Safety Council and the National Center for Health Statistics’ final 2013 report on causes of death in the US, which was released in February 2016 (and is the most current).”

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“To include the Cato Institute’s terrorism data — which doesn’t include terrorism in other countries where Americans were victims — plus natural-disaster data shared by Tulane University, we calculated the lifetime odds of death by applying 2013 life expectancy and population in the US. Our analysis also assumes each cause of death won’t change drastically in the near future. (A quick look at mortality data from other years suggests the magnitudes and rankings are relatively consistent.)”

“Compared to the threat posed by refugee terrorists — which the president’s executive order is allegedly designed to curtail — the data suggest the typical American is:”

  • 6 times more likely to die from a shark attack (one of the rarest forms of death on Earth)
  • 29 times more likely to die from a regional asteroid strike
  • 260 times more likely to be struck and killed by lightning
  • 4,700 times more likely to die in an airplane or spaceship accident
  • 129,000 times more likely to die in a gun assault
  • 407,000 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle incident
  • 6.9 million times more likely to die from cancer or heart disease

“Put another way, as frightening and disturbing as events like 9/11 are, an American’s unfathomably remote chances of winning the Powerball lottery jackpot are many times greater than those of being killed by a refugee terrorist on any given year — and even higher compared to the odds of being killed by an illegal immigrant terrorist.”

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS
White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS

On August 14, 2017, Jana Winter of FP penned the following report, “FBI and DHS Warned of Growing Threat From White Supremacists Months Ago.”

“Trump doesn’t want to call out white supremacists. The FBI already did.”

“The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security in May warned that white supremacist groups had already carried out more attacks than any other domestic extremist group over the past 16 years and were likely to carry out more attacks over the next year, according to an intelligence bulletin obtained by Foreign Policy.”

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville. Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS
White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville. Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS

“Even as President Donald Trump continues to resist calling out white supremacists for violence, federal law enforcement has made clear that it sees these types of domestic extremists as a severe threat. The report, dated May 10, (2017) says the FBI and DHS believe that members of the white supremacist movement “likely will continue to pose a threat of lethal violence over the next year.”

 “The “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which attracted hundreds of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other members of the so-called alt-right, sparked violent clashes over the weekend. A woman, Heather Heyer, was killed by a car that drove into a crowd of people protesting the rally.”

“James Alex Fields Jr., the driver of the vehicle that struck Heyer, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.”

“Since the outbreak of violence over the weekend, President Trump has been heavily criticized for not condemning racist groups. “We must remember this truth: No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are ALL AMERICANS FIRST,” he tweeted.”

“The FBI, on the other hand, has already concluded that white supremacists, including neo-Nazi supporters and members of the Ku Klux Klan, are in fact responsible for the lion’s share of violent attacks among domestic extremist groups. White supremacists “were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016 … more than any other domestic extremist movement,” reads the joint intelligence bulletin.”

“The report, titled “White Supremacist Extremism Poses Persistent Threat of Lethal Violence,” was prepared by the FBI and DHS.”

Virginia State Troopers stand under a statue of Robert E. Lee before a white nationalist rally. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Virginia State Troopers stand under a statue of Robert E. Lee before a white nationalist rally. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“The bulletin’s numbers appear to correspond with outside estimates. An independent database compiled by the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute found that between 2008 and 2016, far-right plots and attacks outnumbered Islamist incidents by almost 2 to 1.”

“The cases cited in the intelligence report include an 18-year-old Chinese student in Nashville, Indiana, who was attacked by a white supremacist with a hatchet; the murder of an African-American man in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and the stabbing of Klansman in East Yanceyville, North Carolina, by other KKK members, who believed the victim was Jewish and secretly working for law enforcement.”

A white nationalist speaks to the media during a rally. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
A white nationalist speaks to the media during a rally. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“An FBI spokesperson said it was bureau policy not to comment on specific intelligence products but added that as “part of the continuous dialogue with our law enforcement partners, the FBI routinely shares information about potential threats to better enable law enforcement to protect the communities they serve.”

“DHS provided a general statement on recent events. “DHS personnel have been in contact with Virginia state and local law enforcement to offer any assistance necessary to deal with [Saturday’s] horrible violent incident in Charlottesville,” wrote a DHS spokesperson.”

Related Articles:

Trump eliminated funding for group countering white radicalizationhttps://thinkprogress.org/8/14/17

The State of White Supremacy in the U.S. | ADL https://www.adl.org/education/resources/reports/state-of-white-supremacy

7 comments

    • Dear Suzanne,

      I am way more fearful of harm from a domestic terrorism than a foreign terrorist which is not getting addressed because of the president’s prejudices.

      Hugs, Gronda

  1. Gronda, forget the words, watch what leaders do. The incumbent President wants to defund domestic terrorism funding and place all of it on Islamist extremist funding, although the former groups out number the latter 100 to 1 in our country. Let me say this simply, this President was aided, abetted and encouraged by white supremacists groups. While their numbers are still relatively few, the President won by about 100,000 votes in select states. So, David Duke is correct, they helped put Trump over the top.

    As I have said before, I was willing to give the President a chance as his success is tied to ours, then he appointed Steve Bannon as an advisor and tapped some other Alt-Right folks. It is clear to me a strategy for this President is to battle the changing demographics by curbing the rights of non-whites. He is providing lip-service to democracy while knifing it in the back with some totalitarian changes. He has one of his Alt-Right buddies (whose blog he has appeared) call him the God-Emperor.

    The fact CEOs are resigning from his council is telling. We need to encourage more folks to speak out. This President has pulled the wool over far too many eyes and needs to go, so says this independent voter. Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      What is so disheartening is that there are conservatives like Hugh Hewitt are still trying to say that DDT is not a racist but that he doesn’t understand the impact of his words on the American public. Mr. Hewitt based his opinion on having interviews DDT on several occasions. He should read your commentary about how to judge DDT bu his actions which scream the thoughts of a racist.

      Mr. Hewitt was talking about how many of his conservative listeners hate being painted with the brush of racism. My answer is that any who bought into the president’s birther scam regarding President Obama will see a racist reflected back when they peer into a mirror.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. So called domestic “Islamic terrorists” actually do not exist, there are plenty of Islamic terrorists in other parts of the world esp the middle east, but not in the US.

    The few attacks on domestic soil, including 9-11 are perpetrated by the deep state and are actually CIA assets used as part of a false flag event.

    CIA also recruit “Muslim” patsies to do their bidding, create fake terrorist plots, so the Intelligence Agencies like FBI, Homeland Security etc remain relevant.

    In reality, THERE IS NO RADICAL ISLAMIC THREAT IN THE US! ZERO!!

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/nov/16/fbi-entrapment-fake-terror-plots

    https://leaksource.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/operation-gladio-and-the-false-flag-muslim-terror-hoax/

    If one digs a little deeper all will be revealed, there is much deception and lies in the media regarding this issue, real domestic terrorist acts are carried out by White Supremacy groups and Neo-Nazis!

  3. Dear !EarthUnited,

    I cannot support Fake News” headlines like “The few attacks on domestic soil, including 9-11 are perpetrated by the deep state and are actually CIA assets used as part of a false flag event. Please don’t share this kind of easily debunked “fake news” again.

    Otherwise, the prevalence of Islamic terrorism in this country is also part of a major “fake news” overblown story designed to instill fear into Americans’ hearts is unconscionable. It is being used to form policies like the Muslim Travel ban, not based on credible studies but on folks’ prejudices.

    I will be following the Newburgh Four case and thanks for the reference.

    As for the second reference, I put it in the category of “fake news.” While there may be a grain of truth, this grain is drowned out by too many debunked theories.

    Hugs, Gronda

    • Hi Gronda, I respectfully have to disagree with your assessment of “fake news”. Not all alt news is fake, if you use mains stream sources to debunk “fake news” then that is also not a credible, unbiased, truthful source b/c they too have an agenda to uphold the official narrative.

      For example, the 9-11 commission’s official report did not investigate why or how WTC building 7 collapsed demolition style without being hit by any plane, and Larry Silverstein admitted to “pull it” minutes before it collapsed.
      At the time of its destruction, Building 7 housed documents relating to numerous SEC investigations. The files for approximately three to four thousand cases were destroyed, according to the Los Angeles Times. Among the destroyed documents were ones that may have demonstrated the relationship between Citigroup and the WorldCom bankruptcy.

      More importantly the commission revealed no evidence that the Saudi’s were behind the attack, even tho 5 of the terrorist pilots were Saudis. It also doesn’t explain why the US sent forces into Iraq if Saddam had nothing to do with the attack.

      Yes these allegations may be brushed aside as “conspiracy theories” but the 9-11 commission leaves an awful lot of unanswered questions. I personally don’t think these charges of gov’t conspiracy were easily debunked as you say. These events still do not make sense to a whole lot of ppl, including engineers, architects, experts who testified that buildings do not naturally collapse like that unless it was slated for demolition. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan is about oil and drugs, not the official narrative of “looking for Bin Laden/ Al-Qaeda” who attacked us for no good reason.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daphne-eviatar/911-military-commission-m_b_2602312.html

      Doctorate Paul Craig Roberts, former United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan wrote an interesting piece about Conspiracy theories which is a worthwhile read:

      https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/08/13/how-conspiracy-theories-really-work.html

      Anyway, thx for hearing me out. I’ll be sure not to share from unofficial “fake news” sources going forward… which i can probably find some collaborating story from the MSM anyhow so it’s no big deal. Like you i just want to get to the truth, if that means thinking outside the box, or using unconventional research then so be it.

      I appreciate all that you do to bring the news to light, but it’s not your job to convince us of “truth”. That’s up to each and every individual to discern for ourselves what makes sense, what’s plausible, and what’s real (from our own perspective). That’s why i value your P.O.V. so much! 🙂

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