Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new plan this week to create a Justice Department task force for the purpose of focusing on the threat of “homegrown” terrorism.
In a video that was posted to the DOJ’s website Monday, Holder said that the focus on terrorism needs to “return” to the United States rather than remaining overseas. Such a prospect is chilling considering the language that has been used by officials in Washington regarding right-leaning Americans.
“We face an escalating danger from self-radicalized individuals within our own borders,” the Attorney General said. He then suggested that the internet could be causing people to become radicalized here at home.
“As the nature of the threat we face evolves to include the possibility of individual radicalization via the Internet, it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home.”
The latest task force called the “Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee,” which is nothing more than a revamped version of what Janet Reno created after the Oklahoma City bombings, is set to include U.S. Attorneys, and members from federal law enforcement including the DOJ’s National Security Division.
Citing a 2013 Congressional Research Survey, Holder argued that domestic terrorism has produced more than two dozen incidents since 9/11. Because of this, he feels that the need for the task force is as great as ever.
“Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year’s Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats,” Holder said.
The most chilling aspect of this is the fact that the majority of domestic terror plots, most of which were foiled, were brought about by the FBI. Conveniently, Holder failed to mention this little fact in his announcement.
Additionally, reports have surfaced about a directive that Obama signed in 2010 that allows for the use of military force upon American citizens. Other reports have also surfaced that Obama intended to use that force against the Bundy ranch supporters who stood up against the Bureau of Land Management.
With the abuses we have seen from this administration and the manner in which they target political opposition, it would be insane to believe such a task force wouldn’t be used in a malicious manner. After all, Obama figured out how to weaponize the IRS and completely destroy the First Amendment rights of conservatives, how hard do you think it would be to do something similar with the DOJ?