Terrorism is, according to the FBI, “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
This includes things like “social justice” and the myth of “ending systemic racism,” by the way.
Our streets have been riddled with active terrorists that the media breathlessly covers as “peaceful protesters” who hold “fiery but mostly peaceful demonstrations.”
Now, these terrorists, as they by definition are, have caused one set of academic researchers concern that we could expect a coordinated, mass-casualty event at the hands of these violent thugs who have been openly declaring their desire to overthrow our system for months.
The Daily Caller reports that the Network Contagion Research Institute warns of the rise in far-left extremist network that could organize “attacks on vital infrastructure” and a potential “mass-casualty event”
The paper compares the militant anarcho-socialst networks causing unrest in so many cities to the way that white supremacist groups and Islamist terrorists instigate violence. Imagine ISIS, although a foreign terrorist organization, making these threats publicly or the Aryan Nation.
The DC notes: “The NCRI’s alerts have proved prescient in the past: the institute released a report warning of spikes in anti-Semitic extremism shortly before the October 2018 Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooting that left 11 people dead.”
This new report was released on September 14 and–surprise, surprise–has received little media attention. The problem here is that simply issuing alerts is a passive exercise. If the intelligence is actionable then action is supposed to be taken. That however is a column for another day.
Any honest journalists, you’d think, would be interested in warnings about an “online structure supporting anarcho-socialist extremism” that “appears to be rapidly growing” and is linked to real-world violence on the streets.
“Anarcho-Socialist militias which explicitly glorify Martyr narratives, classic authoritarian narratives, and revolutionary narratives are now formally organizing—and are growing,” the intel explains.
It also points to “evidence that both militia and anarchist networks play key roles in the recent social justice protests from controlling perimeters at CHAZ [CHOP] to coordinating nation-wide anarchist-inspired violent protests online.”
“We find evidence that violent anarcho-socialist networks played an active online role in preparing for and coordinating real world riots nation-wide and in real time,” the report continues.
They point to a coordinated set of demonstrations across several cities on July 25, four of which devolved into riots. One might ask why these online sites have not been shut down? That is the least bit of action that should be taken until more is learned.
“We found that distributed anarchist networks prepared, executed, and propagandized simultaneous rallies on July 25th across the United States in a coordinated campaign with the hashtag/code ‘#J25’ resulting in riots being declared simultaneously in four cities:
Portland, OR, Richmond, VA, Eugene, OR, and Seattle, WA,” the report also notes.
“While this report is suggestive rather than conclusive, these data hint that insurgent behavior, stochastic terror and even attacks on vital infrastructure may be fomenting, and even indicate the possibility of a mass-casualty event,” the report later concludes.
Keep in mind that intelligence reports are considered “estimates about an enemy’s capability and intentions to carry out an attack. They aren’t compiled with pinpoint accuracy. That doesn’t mean however that a decision maker like the US Department of Justice or the Department of Homeland Security who uses the reports aren’t justified in acting on the reports, like shutting these sites down. That is what we are not getting right now-action.