White supremacists remain deadliest US terror threat, Homeland Security report says - CNNPolitics

  

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White supremacists remain deadliest US terror threat, Homeland Security report says - CNNPolitics
White supremacist extremists will remain the deadliest domestic terror threat to the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security's first annual homeland threat assessment, which details a range of threats from election interference to unprecedented storms.

This is coming from Trump's own numbers so there is no denying it...


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(CNN)White supremacist extremists will remain the deadliest domestic terror threat to the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security's first annual homeland threat assessment, which details a range of threats from election interference to unprecedented storms.

Since 2018, White supremacists have conducted more lethal attacks in the US than any other domestic extremist movement, demonstrating a "longstanding intent" to target racial and religious minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, politicians and those they believe promote multi-culturalism and globalization, according to the report. "As Secretary, I am concerned about any form of violent extremism," wrote acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf. "However, I am particularly concerned about white supremacist violent extremists who have been exceptionally lethal in their abhorrent, targeted attacks in recent years." A scene from the "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017. A white nationalist plowed his sports car into a throng of counterprotesters, ultimately killing one who was struck by the vehicle. The assessment, which comes less than a month before Election Day, was the subject of a recent whistleblower complaint alleging political influence at the department. White supremacy was at the forefront of the first presidential debate last week, when President Donald Trump declined to condemn White supremacists. He instead blamed ​what he called "antifa and the left​" for violence and told the far-right Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by." Days later, he condemned "all White supremacists," telling Fox News' Sean Hannity, "I condemn the KKK, I condemn all White supremacists, I condemn the Proud Boys." Read More Concerns about White supremacy have resonated with voters ahead of the presidential election. Most voters in a recent CNN poll (64%) say Trump has not done enough to denounce White supremacist groups, after being asked to do so at the debate. Among people of color, that rises to 76%.

Russia and the presidential election


When it comes to foreign influence in the US, the department concluded that Russia is the "likely primary covert influence actor and purveyor" of disinformation and misinformation. The report found that Russia is using online operations to try to sway US voters in the election. Moscow's main objective is to undermine the US electoral process and to divide and destabilize America. Russia's efforts included denigrating former Vice President Joe Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia "establishment." Whistleblower accuses Trump appointees of downplaying Russian interference and White supremacist threat China and Iran are also seen as threats to US elections, with China aiming to denigrate the administration and trying to promote US policies aligned with its interests. Iran will continue to promote its foreign policy and attempt to increase societal tensions in the US, according to the report. "The most long term strategic threat to Americans, the Homeland, and our way of life is the threat from China," Wolf tweeted Tuesday about the assessment, which concluded that China is challenging America's place as the world's global and economic leader. Last month, DHS whistleblower Brian Murphy, who previously ran the department's intelligence division, alleged in the complaint that top political appointees instructed career DHS officials to modify intelligence assessments to suit Trump's agenda by downplaying Russia's efforts to interfere in the US and the threat posed by White supremacists. Murphy was reassigned amid concerns that his office gathered and disseminated intelligence on US reporters. Wolf has denied that the department tried to soften the threat. "I think if you look at the document, Russia is mentioned somewhere in the document between 30 and 40 different times, so if we were trying to downplay Russia, we didn't do a very good job, I would say," he told CBS News, which first published the assessment Tuesday. Murphy alleged he had been instructed to modify the section of the assessment on White supremacy in a "manner that made the threat appear less severe, as well as include information on the prominence of violent "left-wing" groups." The final threat assessment concludes: White supremacist extremists "will remain the most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland." Leaked draft versions of the report had slightly different language and placement regarding the threat. 200929215947-31-debate-cleveland-trump-0929-large-169.jpg

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Avlon: Proud Boys see Trump's comments as an endorsement03:07 The report also touches on the exploitation of nationwide protests by what it calls anti-government and anarchist groups. As the department developed the threat assessment, officials began to see a "new, alarming trend of exploitation of lawful protests causing violence, death, and destruction." A significant uptick in violence against law enforcement and government symbols in 2020 has been in part linked to an influence of anarchist ideology, according to the assessment. During recent protests, DHS law enforcement officers were assaulted with sledgehammers, commercial grade fireworks, rocks, metal pipes and improvised explosive devices, the assessment says. "This violence, perpetrated by anarchist extremists and detailed in numerous public statements that remain available on the DHS website, significantly threatens the Homeland by undermining officer and public safety -- as well as our values and way of life," wrote Wolf.


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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE - Gohmer Pyle USMC

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

All while Trump supporters are the greatest threat to the US Constitution short of the Confederacy, and Putin

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

So....why don't hear of any protests and riots by these so called white supremacists?

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    2 weeks ago

They're the ones disrupting the protests/inciting/killing like Kyle Rittenhouse.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.2.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    2 weeks ago

So....why don't hear of any protests and riots by these so called white supremacists?

Why would they riot?  They already have the supportive President that they want.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.2.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    2 weeks ago
So....why don't hear of any protests and riots by these so called white supremacists?

Probably because you're watching right wing media that barely hides their tacit approval for these white supremacists and don't want to show their viewers the truth.

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.2.4  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

Prove it. Go ahead show the arrests records, video, and charges filed. The vast majority are BLM and Antifa.

Keep chasing those far alt right ghosts by all means; but in the real world it is the Leftist Brown shirts that are causing all the destruction.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
2  Dean Moriarty    2 weeks ago

Interesting report that backs up what Trump has been saying. 

"We are increasingly concerned about the threat posed
by nation state actors in an emerging
era of great power competition. DHS
is specifically concerned with the
direct and indirect threat posed to the Homeland by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-led PRC is challenging America’s place as the world’s global
and economic leader. Threats emanating from China include damaging the U.S. economy through intellectual property theft, production and distribution of counterfeit goods, and unfair trade practices. DHS has a mandate to mitigate these threats and we will do so with a clear-eyed view that China is a long-term strategic competitor to the U.S."

"We expect China’s cyber operations against U.S. companies to focus on the critical manufacturing, defense industrial base, energy, healthcare, and transportation sectors.

• Beijing has targeted information technology and communications firms whose products and services support government and private-sector networks worldwide, while concurrently advocating globally for Chinese information technology companies that could serve as espionage platforms.

• Under China’s 2017 National Intelligence Law, Beijing can compel businesses based in China and Chinese citizens living abroad to provide intelligence to the Chinese government.

• We remain concerned about China’s intent to compromise U.S. critical infrastructure in order to cause disruption or destruction.

• China’s efforts to dominate the 5G world pose new challenges to U.S. efforts to national security, privacy, resistance to malign influence, and human rights. The exponential increases

in speed, connectivity, and productivity could render American systems particularly vulnerable to Chinese cyber threats."

 
 
 
Sparty On
2.1  Sparty On  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2    2 weeks ago

Liberals are more concerned about the WSE in their closet than the clear and present threat posed by the PRC.

It's all the rage in the liberal hive .....

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2    2 weeks ago

Well no wonder, the 'president' is turning the US into a shithole.  

 
 
 
Sparty On
2.2.1  Sparty On  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    2 weeks ago

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XDm9mm
3  XDm9mm    2 weeks ago
Most voters in a recent CNN poll (64%) say Trump has not done enough to denounce White supremacist groups, after being asked to do so at the debate. Among people of color, that rises to 76%.

There are two possible reasons for the numbers in the CNN poll.  One, the abject ignorance of the morons CNN has a viewers and poll respondents or simply the complete lack of the media, in it's vitriolic hatred of President Donald Trump, permitting the people to see UNEDITED videos of President Trump actually denouncing white supremacists, Nazis, KKK and any and ALL hate groups.

Trump Has Condemned White Supremacists

By Robert Farley

Posted on February 11, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden wrongly claimed President Donald Trump has “yet once to condemn white supremacy, the neo-Nazis.”

Trump drew criticism for his condemnation of “ hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides”  after a rally organized by a white nationalist in Charlottesville in 2017, and for saying there were  “very fine people on both sides.”  But, contrary to Biden’s claim, the president twice specifically condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis, and he has repeated that condemnation since.

...

Trump, Aug. 14, 2017 : As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America.

And as I have said many times before: No matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry, and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.

Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.

...

Reporter, Aug. 15, 2017:  You said there was hatred, there was violence on both sides …

Trump:  Well, I do think there’s blame – yes, I think there’s blame on both sides. You look at, you look at both sides. I think there’s blame on both sides, and I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either. And, and, and, and if you reported it accurately, you would say.

Reporter:  The neo-Nazis started this thing. They showed up in Charlottesville. …

Trump:  Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo — and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down, of to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name. …

It’s fine, you’re changing history, you’re changing culture, and you had people – and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally – but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had troublemakers and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats – you had a lot of bad people in the other group too.

Reporter:  I just didn’t understand what you were saying. You were saying the press has treated white nationalists unfairly? …

Trump: No, no. There were people in that rally, and I looked the night before. If you look, they were people protesting very quietly, the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I’m sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day, it looked like they had some rough, bad people, neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest, because you know, I don’t know if you know, they had a permit. The other group didn’t have a permit. So I only tell you this: There are two sides to a story.

...

So, contrary to Biden’s claim that Trump has “yet once to condemn white supremacy, the neo-Nazis,” in the course of two days, Trump did it twice.

Trump, Aug. 14, 2017 : Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

Trump, Aug. 15, 2017 : I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally.

SOURCE:  https://www.factcheck.org/2020/02/trump-has-condemned-white-supremacists/

If the left would actually get past their complete and total hatred of Donald Trump, they would find themselves being manipulated by not only the Democrat Party, but the media as well.

Vote SMART..  Vote Republican.   

TRUMP 2020

 
 
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