December 9, 2011
The Obama administration has launched a major propaganda offensive in the war on terror. On Thursday, they unveiled details of a new strategy to battle homegrown terrorism by fostering coordination between local authorities and teaching officials to better recognize violent extremism, according to ABC News.
Obama claims to have killed a number of top al-Qaeda operatives, but has provided no evidence.
“Protecting our nation’s communities from violent extremist recruitment and radicalization is a top national security priority. It is an effort that requires creativity, diligence and commitment to our fundamental rights and principles,” reads a report entitled, “Strategic Implementation Plan for Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States.”
The report equates domestic terrorism with crime. “Just as we engage and raise awareness to prevent gang violence, sexual offenses, school shootings and other acts of violence, so too must we ensure that our communities are empowered to recognize threats of violent extremism and understand the range of government and nongovernment resources that can help keep their families, friends and neighbors safe,” the report said.
“What we have to do is be prepared for these different types of approaches that al Qaeda is pursuing,” Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, told NPR. “The large attacks, the small attacks, the groups that are operating together and the individuals who may be vulnerable to these types of entreaties.”
Obama claims that during his tenure 22 of the top 30 al-Qaeda operatives have been killed. The administration has claimed bragging rights over the alleged assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan despite the fact the government has yet to provide conclusive evidence of this. Additionally, there is also no evidence the U.S. killed Pentagon dinner guest Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee is also engaged in creating a fanciful mythology for public consumption in the war on terror, designed to last generations. It says there have been 33 plots involving homegrown terrorists uncovered since 2009.
With three exceptions, all of the high-profile domestic terror plots of the last decade were FBI frame-ups, according to a recent report by Mother Jones. The government is making its dubious claim based on the fact that terrorism-related charges are so difficult to beat in court, even without evidence, that defendants often don’t risk a trial.
This article was posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10:33 am