Obama Tuesday Drone-Kill Meetings Motivate Domestic Terror Threat
A "secret FBI study" obtained by The Intercept found that the number-one cause of so-called "domestic" terrorism was — not the Internet, not travel to foreign countries, not even extremist madrassas, but rather, ongoing U.S. military operations in Southwest Asia throughout the Bush and Obama presidencies, especially Obama's targeted drone killings.
The study, titled "Homegrown Violent Extremists: Survey Confirms Key Assessments, Reveals New Insights about Radicalization," dates from December 2012, and was produced by an FBI unit called the "America's Fusion Cell."
"online relationships and exposure to English-language militant propaganda and 'ideologues' like Anwar al-Awlaki are also cited as 'key factors' driving extremism," author Cora Currier states that,
"grievances over U.S. military action ranked far above any other factor." The secret report, which echoes findings of one done in 2011, a year earlier, notes that
"between 2009 and 2012, 10 out of 16 attempted or successful terrorist attacks in the United States targeted military facilities or personnel."
Confirming that this is still the case, is the recording of the conversation between Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando night club incident earlier this year, and his negotiator, tapes of which have just been released. During the conversation, Mateen repeatedly tells the person that
"you have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. They are killing a lot of innocent people," finally declaring, "What am I to do here when my people are getting killed over there? You get what I'm saying?"
Separately, the FBI has now ramped up their own "domestic terror" operations, with the "exposure" of a plot to assassinate Muslims in Kansas. Three men, belonging to a network calling themselves "the Crusaders," a group that espoused "sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs," were arrested on Friday, after planning to go on a bombing and shooting spree November 9th, the day after the Presidential election.
The FBI had been "investigating" the men since February, watching them "stockpile firearms, ammunition and explosive materials," and finally "introduced" an undercover agent, who "provided [them with] automated weapons," before arresting them soon afterwards.