QAnon Says FBI Labeling Them a Terror Threat Just Proves There’s a Deep-State Conspiracy Against Them

Via:  tessylo  •  4 months ago  •  26 comments

QAnon Says FBI Labeling Them a Terror Threat Just Proves There’s a Deep-State Conspiracy Against Them

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QAnon Says FBI Labeling Them a Terror Threat Just Proves There’s a Deep-State Conspiracy Against Them

a76e9ca0-ba9f-11e7-afbd-e700b0f36d78_dai   By (Kelly Weill), The Daily Beast   7 minutes ago  

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On paper, Thursday was a bad day for followers of the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. A newly revealed FBI report warned that the theory’s followers presented a heightened risk for terrorism. Multiple popular predictions by QAnon followers also failed to materialize.

But for hardcore Q followers, the rough week won’t shake their faith.

The FBI memo, which was published in late May and   first reported by Yahoo News , warned of the theory’s likelihood to “spread and evolve in the modern information marketplace.” So far, the warning has proven true. Despite a series of   violent QAnon-inspired incidents   and   failed Q prophecies , movement followers still say they see nothing wrong with it, and even suggest that the FBI report is part of a conspiracy against them.

The memo names QAnon supporters, alongside followers of other fringe political conspiracy theories like Pizzagate, as being likely to carry out extremist acts in the name of their beliefs.

“One key assumption driving these assessments is that certain conspiracy theory narratives tacitly support or legitimize violent action,” the memo reads. “The FBI also assumes, but not all individuals or domestic extremists who hold such beliefs will act on them. The FBI assess these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts.”

What Is QAnon? The Craziest Theory of the Trump Era, Explained

QAnon followers believe President Trump’s opponents are involved in a vast conspiracy of Satanic child sex-trafficking and cannibalism, and that Q, an anonymous poster on the forum 8chan, is actually a high-level military operative feeding them information on mass arrests that are totally coming this time around. The movement has been suspending its disbelief for nearly two years of unfulfilled promises of purges and revolutions.

They saved plenty of skepticism for the very real FBI memo. Maybe the FBI report was fake, a prominent Q peddler suggested on Twitter. (When asked about the memo, the FBI told Yahoo it “routinely shares information with our law enforcement partners.”)

Other Q followers on Twitter accused FBI Director Christopher Wray of acting against Trump, and suggested that he needed to be fired.   A third set suggested   the memo was actually good. This crowd claimed the memo was an elaborate ruse to trick the media into asking Trump about QAnon. (For reasons not entirely clear, many QAnon supporters believe that Trump supports QAnon but won’t speak openly about it unless asked by a reporter.)

But QAnon followers have stuck with their conspiracy theory through other rough patches. The theory’s followers have gone on to commit violence, including a follower who led   an armed standoff at the Hoover Dam last summer , inspired by his frustration that one of Q’s clues never materialized. Months later,   a vlogger who made QAnon videos   was arrested for allegedly threatening a massacre at YouTube, which he believed was censoring him. In January, a Q believer   allegedly murdered his brother with a sword   over a conspiratorial idea. Leaders of multiple heavily armed groups on the southern border were led by QAnon believers, who were later arrested for various counts of   trespassing   and   weapons violations . A man accused of murdering a New York mob boss scribbled a Q on his hand in court and   claimed to have been motivated   by his belief in the conspiracy theory.

Despite those incidents, major figures in Trump World have still flirted with the conspiracy theory. “Now do #ANTIFA,”   Donald Trump Jr. tweeted   after the FBI memo was revealed, in reference to the anti-fascist movement. (In fact, federal agencies have already released memos about anti-fascists, some of them based on right-wing hoaxes,   The Daily Beast previously reported . Figures on the right are currently trying to have the FBI classify the anti-fascist movement as a domestic terror group, something it cannot do because anti-fascism is not a group, and the FBI makes no such domestic classifications. The same holds true for QAnon believers.)

At Trump’s rally in Cincinnati hours after the memo was revealed,   warm-up speaker Brandon Straka   invoked one of the movement’s slogans. The crowd around him was full of Q shirts and signs.

Read more at The Daily Beast.


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Dismayed Patriot
2.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Tessylo @2    4 months ago

I love that picture of the Qanon member holding a sign that reads "QANON - Biggest Intel Drop In Our History".

Yes, they do represent the biggest intelligence drop in US history. Never before have we had so many complete morons cling to such an ignorant conspiracy theory as Qanon. They really do represent the bottom of the barrel in American intelligence. They're so dumb the "I" was dropped from "IQ" on their t-shirts.

Trout Giggles
3  Trout Giggles    4 months ago

Now who are the moonbat crazies?

3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    4 months ago

One of those whackjobs is running and she is associated with QANon - I think her name is Danielle Stella.  Another one I never fucking heard of.  

lady in black
3.1.1  lady in black  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    4 months ago

She's the one who is being charged with shoplifting, of course deporables could care less since they put the biggest grifter in the white house.

Trout Giggles
3.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  lady in black @3.1.1    4 months ago

Why did I think she was the one trying to run against AOC?

3.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    4 months ago

Contrary to popular belief that some here would espouse, moonbat crazies do in fact come in all colors, creeds, and political ideologies and are not restricted to the right or left.

Trout Giggles
3.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.2    4 months ago

Thank-you, Ed

Raven Wing
3.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.2    4 months ago
moonbat crazies do in fact come in all colors, creeds, and political ideologies and are not restricted to the right or left.

Agree. And very true. 

lady in black
4  lady in black    4 months ago

Deporables are SOOOOOOO gullible.  MAGA hats need more tinfoil.....

Trout Giggles
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  lady in black @4    4 months ago

I was gonna comment on that one guy's fucked up haircut.

4.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1    4 months ago

Looks like a skinhead.  jrSmiley_44_smiley_image.gif

Dismayed Patriot
4.1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.1    4 months ago
Looks like a skinhead.

And likely incel...

4.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.1.2    4 months ago

Good Lord another scary prospect.  It's all womens' fault that no one wants to date them/have a relationship with them/have sex with them.  

lady in black
4.1.4  lady in black  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.3    4 months ago

Maybe if incels weren't such losers they could get a date.

†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    4 months ago

Wait till you find the FBI's source for this. It's actually funny but sad.

This article was written based off this, obtained from the freedom of information act.

Read the sources the FBI used.....ROFL

5.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5    4 months ago

I don't have the time to read through all those documents.  What are you trying to say here?

5.1.1  JumpDrive  replied to  Tessylo @5.1    4 months ago

I did read it; it’s an interesting and very concise description of the conspiracy problems we have. Examples you can verify are listed. Here's a quote from it:

Relying on the premises that nothing happens by accident, nothing is as it seems, and everything is connected, conspiracy theorists tend to view every bad outcome as the result of an intentional decision by an evil actor, dismiss disconfirming evidence as “fabricated” by the conspirators, and connect a wide range of seemingly unrelated occurrences to suggest a larger plot.

This is exactly the MO of conservatives. E.g. AGW is a worldwide conspiracy by the overwhelming majority of thousands of climate scientists. The loss of jobs in the midwest is primarily caused by “the globalists”, where the reality is that the majority of it is caused by manufacturing being taken over by robotics. That there’s nothing we can do about gun violence, when the reality is that states with stronger gun control experience less gun violence, and markedly fewer in state purchased guns in the hands of criminals. That’s there’s a “deep state” opposing our president, when the reality is that he’s an mendacious idiot whose policies are damaging lots of Americans, and our international relationships.

5.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  JumpDrive @5.1.1    4 months ago

BF was implying that my thread was bogus based on these documents.

Thanks for the time to read them and debunk BF's nonsense.  

5.2  Ronin2  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5    4 months ago

I have always said that the US needs to remove the word Intelligence from any government agency. Or at least insert the words "Lack of" in front of it.

5.2.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Ronin2 @5.2    4 months ago

Definite oxymoron there.

6  luther28    4 months ago

The craziest of the crazies coupled with unbridled paranoia, certainly a recipe for disaster.

We truly need to look into expanding our Mental Health facilities, these folks need someplace to turn to.

7  devangelical    4 months ago

I always wondered where and when the most mentally challenged teabags would resurface.

8  JohnRussell    4 months ago

A responsible national leader would renounce these nutjobs and say he doesnt need or want their support. Trump would never do that though because there would go about a third of his voters. 

9  MrFrost    4 months ago

Alex Jones followers. Not the best or the brightest. 


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