April 22, 2010
During a corporate media dog and pony show on Tuesday at a memorial for the victims of the government bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, Department of Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano said “anti-government groups” — shorthand for the Tea Party movement and patriot groups — are preparing to engage in violence.
“A day after she was in Oklahoma City to commemorate 15 years since the deadly bombing there, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday expressed concern that groups inside the United States, including anti-government groups, could be seeking to launch violent attacks,” reports Fox News.
The predominant “anti-government” (pro-Constitution) groups in the United States are part of or arrayed around the Tea Party and patriot movements.
Napolitano exploited the memorial to hint that patriot groups will likely engage in violence. “Whenever you go to Oklahoma City, you need to go to the memorial, and you need to walk through that museum. That will teach you the difference between those who are merely expressing themselves — loudly and with anger — and the violence that we must seek to prevent.”
Napolitano said she agrees with propaganda disseminated by the Southern Poverty Law Center that “the threat posed by lone wolves and small terror cells is more pronounced than in past years,” and that “the current economic and political climate has some similarities to the [early] 1990s,” which resulted in the false flag operation in Oklahoma City to demonize the militias.
“We honor the continued need for vigilance against the hateful ideologies that led to this attack, so that we can recognize their signs in our communities and stand together to defeat them,” she said at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum. “I wish it were possible to stand here and say that threats from terrorism and violent extremism have gone away since then. We know that’s not the case.”
The DHS and the FBI consider the Tea Party movement part of the “right-wing extremist” threat to government highlighted in a DHS report initiated under the Bush administration and leaked to the media after Obama took office.
On April 19, 2009, the Northeast Intelligence Network reported on FBI surveillance during Tea Party demonstrations. “Even as average Americans were planning to get out in towns and cities to demonstrate against Big Government and Big Taxes, Federal Bureau of Intelligence Investigation (FBI) surveillance was being unleashed upon them. In fact, unsuspecting Tax Day TEA Party participants were being closely watched during the demonstration planning stages in a covert operation that began on or about March 23, 2009,” Douglas J. Hagmann, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, and Judi McLeod of Canada Free Press reported.
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“There have been very significant changes made over the last few years that redirect the focus and assets of the intelligence community internally. These changes have greatly accelerated under this administration, and the threats have been redefined to include those who used to be patriots,” an FBI source told Hagmann.
In March of 2009, Infowars.com reported on a joint effort by the U.S. Army, the FBI, and local law enforcement to share intelligence on End the Fed activists and demonstrations. On November 22, 2008, Alex Jones led a rally at the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas Texas.
Napolitano made her comments several days after former president Bill Clinton “drew parallels between the antigovernment tone that preceded that devastating [Oklahoma City] attack and the political tumult of today,” as the New York Times characterized it.
Clinton insinuated that “profoundly alienated, disconnected people [have] bought into this militant antigovernment line” of opposition to a leviathan federal government, increased taxation, militarization of law enforcement, the Federal Reserve, and the systematic dismantling of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.