New Threats to Come

August 25, 2021

The last “National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin” released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security identifies a new kind of domestic terrorism: citizens exercising their rights are “domestic violent terrorists”, “anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists”, “exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic.”

The last “National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin” released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security identifies and targets a new kind of domestic terrorism: U.S. Citizens exercising their Constitutional rights are equated by U.S. government to “domestic violent terrorists” (DEVs), “anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists” “exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic” and “pandemic-related stressors”.

Read by yourself. New NTAS states:

“SUMMARY OF THE TERRORISM THREAT TO THE U.S. HOMELAND: The Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States. The Homeland continues to face a diverse and challenging threat environment” …

“These threats include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. These actors are increasingly exploiting online forums to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and promote violent activity. Such threats are also exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic, including grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions.” …

“Through the remainder of 2021, racially- or ethnically-motivated violent extremists (RMVEs) and anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists will remain a national threat priority for the United States. These extremists may seek to exploit the emergence of covid-19 variants by viewing the potential re-establishment of public health restrictions across the United States as a rationale to conduct attacks.

Pandemic-related stressors have contributed to increased societal strains and tensions, driving several plots by domestic violent extremists, and they may contribute to more violence this year.”

“Foreign and domestic threat actors, to include foreign intelligence services, international terrorist groups and domestic violent extremists, continue to introduce, amplify, and disseminate narratives online that promote violence, and have called for violence against elected officials, political representatives, government facilities, law enforcement, religious communities or commercial facilities, and perceived ideologically-opposed individuals.” …

There are also continued, non-specific calls for violence on multiple online platforms associated with DVE ideologies or conspiracy theories on perceived election fraud and alleged reinstatement, and responses to anticipated restrictions relating to the increasing covid cases.”

“Law enforcement have expressed concerns that thebroader sharing of false narratives and conspiracy theories will gain traction in mainstream environments, resulting in individuals or small groups embracing violent tactics to achieve their desired objectives. With a diverse array of threats, DHS is concerned that increased outbreaks of violence in some locations, as well as targeted attacks against law enforcement, may strain local resources.” …

“This Bulletin will expire November 11, 2021.” Now, a series of questions arise:
What will be going on when the present Bulletin expires?
What’s on from November 11, 2021 onwards?
What’s the plan?

US-DSH “National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin” – August 3, 2021