Recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decisions to monitor trucker protests and link domestic terrorism to misinformation have prompted backlash from some conservatives and civil libertarians, but DHS Counter-terrorism Coordinator John Cohen defended his department's actions at a Feb. 15 online occasion.
The DHS's Feb. 7 bulletin warned of a heightened terrorism threat because of "false and misleading narratives," misinformation, and "conspiracy theories."
"The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment loaded up with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis-dis-and mal-information introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors," the bulletin said.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) b. 15 letter, while Center to Advance Secureportedly accused the DHS of "policing" speech in a Ferity in America (CASA) is probing the department over its methodology for crafting the bulletin, according to the Washington Times.
Cohen defended the bulletin at the Feb. 15 online occasion, hosted by George Washington University's Program on Extremism. He said the DHS now has "hard analysis" linking violence to narratives about government's response to COVID-19, the 2020 political race, immigration, and race.
"We have tied those narratives specifically to the overwhelming majority of domestic violent extremism incidents," he said.
"These narratives have, in fact, inspired violence." Except When It’s One of Their Own
According to Cohen, the threats of information are coming from all directions.
"We also see efforts from 'foreign and domestic threat actors' to exacerbate fractures in society by promoting content online and through different parts of the media ecosystem for the purposes of sowing discord, undermining the credibility of the government, and undermining our relationship with allies," he said.
"And these socio-political narratives they're promoting online have actually encouraged acts of violence."
But while the DHS is concerned that conspiracy theories cause terrorism, Cohen insisted that his department is not attempting to chill public dissent.
"Our job's not to police thought. Our job is to prevent acts of violence. We don't monitor individuals engaging in constitutionally protected speech," he said.
"We've put in place a series of protections to make sure that as we're evaluating online content, it's only relating to threats, and we're only handling that information in a privacy, civil liberties-protective way."
Cohen further accused public critics of DHS strategy of being disingenuous.
"For public figures, particularly those who know better, to suggest that the DHS is trying to investigate people for their political beliefs-quite frankly, it's irresponsible, and it may contribute to the volatility of the threat environment," he said.
Cohen also spoke about the DHS's warning about trucker protests ahead of the Super Bowl. He said U.S. law enforcement officials have been monitoring trucker protests with their Canadian counterparts, who are treating the demonstrations as matters of national security.
"While there were some people simply there to express their displeasure with vaccine mandates, there were also significant levels of online and physical participation by ideologically motivated violent extremists," Cohen said of the Canadian protests.
"We began to see calls for similar types of activities in the United States to either expand or replicate what's going on in Canada."
Cohen said he saw a similar situation in the United States: Legitimate protest blended in with calls for violence.
"When you start seeing woven into the threads of the planning of these events actual calls for specific violence-referring to the Super Bowl as the 'Satanic Bowl,' using calls that coincided with threats against the pharmaceutical industry and government institutions-then it's something that we have to evaluate and track," he said.
There were no terrorism events at the Feb. 13 Super Bowl-a fact Cohen attributed to the DHS's memo.
"Our paying attention to the problem served as deterrence," he said.
The People Will Be Yoked Continually, The New World Order Pukes Are Godless, and This Is What Tribulation Is All About.....
Update: It's About To Get Ugly, Blackface Trudeau Sacrifice Your Freedoms in Order to Get Your Freedoms Back
On Friday morning, Ontario issued a state of emergency,' telling truckers that remain stranded on the Ambassador Bridge that they will be fined if they do not depart. The federal government is establishing additional authorities to resolve the stalemate, according to Ontario Premier Doug Ford. According to Bloomberg, he claimed demonstrators will face substantial penalties (totaling $78,800) and jail time.
"We'll also give ourselves more ability to consider revoking people's personal and business licenses if they don't follow these directions," Ford added.
Truckers on the Windsor side of the Ambassador Bridge have "opened one lane of traffic," according to the Toronto Star, while police from across southern Ontario fly in to remove protestors obstructing the bridge. This comes as the Ontario government has declared a state of emergency in response to the bridge blockade, and an auto group is seeking a court order to remove protestors by noon today.
According to a White House official who spoke to CNN on Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urged their Canadian counterparts to "use federal powers to resolve this situation at our joint border, offering the full support of our Homeland Security and Transportation departments."
President Biden is keeping a close eye on the issue and is "frequently informed" on it.
Automakers and their suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States, accounting for 3% of total GDP. A total of 2.5 million people work in the business. Any interruption to the sector, such as what is occurring on the northern border, may have long-term economic consequences for both the United States and Canada.
Residents of Windsor informed the Epoch Times that the bridge blockade will persist. The protests against the government's medical dictatorship are attracting a large number of people, not just truckers.
"All we want is our independence; we don't want anything else." That is one of your God-given privileges. It's entirely up to you to make that decision in terms of your health.... "Enough is enough," said Windsor resident Sue Samir, who lost her job and livelihood when she refused to undergo a second COVID-19 injection after the first caused her to have bad responses.
Sami Mandalawi, a fellow protester and Windsor resident, stated that activists would continue their peaceful demonstration until they were arrested.
"I'm here because I believe in Canada's Charter of Human Rights and Liberties, and I want to defend those freedoms."
"We must stand up for what is right, and we will do whatever is necessary, as long as it is peaceful, with a capital P." "We are completely willing to leave in handcuffs and without a single finger raised in retaliation against our police officer, whom we adore and who is cruelly caught between a rock and a very hard place," Mandalawi added.
Makes perfect sense! Shoot Them PROTESTERS Dead
Meanwhile, Trudeau continues to hide from Freedom Convoy truckers who are occupying downtown Ottawa as the media relentlessly demonizes them as racists and violent extremists.
Former Obama admin undersecretary of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem yesterday called for violence against the protesters.
“Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks,” she tweeted.
Respondents pointed out that moving massive trucks might be difficult if they have slashed tires and no gas.
We warned earlier this week that if the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, was down for more than 48 hours, the car sector in North America would suffer serious ramifications. Due to a shortage of parts typically sent via truck across the busiest international land border crossing between the United States and Canada, automakers such as Toyota, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford, and General Motors halted or limited production at their Canada/U.S. manufacturing plants by Thursday morning. At least one manufacturer is now looking for logistical ways to get around the closed border crossing and resume its Canadian factories.
According to Reuters, Ford is looking at air freight as a means to avoid the logistical nightmare that has engulfed Ambassador Bridge, which has been blocked by protests over pandemic precautions and vaccine requirements. The manufacturer plans to fly parts to a Windsor factory that makes engines for popular vehicles.
"We're looking at all alternatives to keep our factories open," a Ford Canadian division representative told Reuters.
Ford informed the Associated Press on Wednesday that engine manufacture in Windsor had been halted.
"We hope this problem is handled swiftly because it has the potential to affect all automakers in the United States and Canada," the business stated.
Ford isn't the only automaker dealing with logistical issues as a result of the bridge shutdown. Production at Toyota, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford, and General Motors factories in the region has been suspended or curtailed. Toyota anticipates three production plants in Ontario to be shut down for the remainder of the week.
The car sector may come to a "screeching halt" as a result of the embargo, according to Robert Wildeboer, executive chairman of Martinrea International Inc. Martinrea, situated in Vaughan, Ontario, is a prominent car components producer. It produces engine blocks, gearboxes, cases, housings, suspensions, chassis components, and body panels for regional automakers.
The impasse is so serious that top banking and government authorities are keeping a close eye on it.
Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada (BoC), has cautioned that the bridge's prolonged closure is worrisome and might have a negative impact on the economy. Roads and bridges transport $511 billion worth of products between Canada and the United States each year.
There is no estimated time for the interruption to end. On Monday, the bridge was forced to close because trucks protesting the Canadian vaccination requirement obstructed it. Traffic levels (cars and trucks) are still low on Friday morning.
Update: 2/10/21 Biden has laid the foundation for domestic terrorist in this country. Agency like the FBI, Homeland security, and a host of ungodly government agencies will wage war on the people in America
The U.S. government is covertly recruiting Google, which maintains access to swaths of Americans’ personal data and information, to surveil their web searches, a new report from Forbes suggests.
For years, the federal government has quietly demanded that the Big Tech search engine company hand over user data on anyone who conducts online searches using key terms. In 2017, a Minnesota judge OKed a warrant directing Google to expose user data for anyone in Edina who searched a certain fraud victim’s name. In a similar request in 2020, investigators demanded the Silicon Valley giant reveal information about “anyone who had searched for the address of an arson victim who was a witness in the government’s racketeering case against singer R Kelly.”
In the most recently publicized warrant, which was accidentally unsealed by the U.S. Department of Justice last month and then quickly resealed, the government reportedly demanded to see the personal account information and IP addresses of anyone who searched for a possible kidnapping and sexual assault victim’s name, “two spellings of her mother’s name and her address over 16 days across the year.” It is unclear just how many users, including innocent Americans, were included in the data Google unveiled to federal investigators.
Google defended its compliance in a statement but simply claimed that users’ private data is protected by the company only if law enforcement doesn’t request it.
DOJ Creates Specialized Unit for Domestic Terrorism — Satan Soldiers at Biden Administration’s — New “Domestic Terror” Strategy, Clearly Targets Primarily Those
Who Oppose America’s Government Overreach and Those Who Oppose Capitalism And Or Globalization a.k.a New World Order
It’s coffin time in America! In the days ahead there will be so many corpses that Americans will become immune to it all – and will just step over bodies. One day we will see bodies dead from starvation on America’s streets.
We Are Engaged in a Major Battle Against Evil, NWO Push From Our Elected, Romney Is Worthless and a Danger to the American People… So we have to be honest with ourselves about this pandemic– the longer these freedoms are restricted, the more unlikely they’ll ever be restored. American health care, as we call it today, and for all its high-tech miracles, has evolved into one of the most atrocious rackets the world has ever seen. By racket, I mean an enterprise organized explicitly to make money dishonestly. The Hill Is Reporting A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation on Friday that would require President Trump to appoint a global health coordinator and create an inter-agency council charged with preparing for pandemics. The bill, from Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah), comes after the White House garnered criticism in the midst of the coronavirus for a 2018 decision…
The American People Do Not Understand Their Elected Officials Have Turned on Them in Order to Hold Their Power Positions and a Seat at the NWO Table
What the Hell’s Going on’: Ted Cruz Roasted for Claiming January 6 Was a ‘Violent Terrorist Attack’ — The American People Are About to Get a Lesson in Trusting the Politician Ted Cruz (R-TX) received backlash for claiming on Wednesday the January 6 riot was a “violent terrorist attack.” While Cruz may have ambitions to run for president in 2024, the senator from Texas echoed familiar Democrat rhetoric about the incident. “We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week. And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol,” Cruz claimed. Many Republicans reacted to the statement with derision and suggested Cruz was betraying the Republican Party, though Cruz has tried to dig himself out from his statement. Sebastian Gorka suggested that Cruz has become compromised. “Who got to Ted Cruz,” he tweeted. Cheney: Blaming Pelosi for 1/6…
“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”… A Fresno, California waffle restaurant dared to open its doors for business this weekend to the delight of a long line of customers, who waited up to two hours for the “privilege” of willingly spending their money in a business happy to serve them breakfast on Mother’s Day. This freedom of voluntary transaction is the core of what we used to call our free society. But in an America paralyzed by fear – ramped up by a mainstream media that churns out propaganda at a level unparalleled in history – no one is allowed to enjoy themselves. Thankfully everyone carries a smartphone these days and can record and upload the frequent violations of our Constitutional liberties. In the case of the waffle restaurant, thanks to a cell phone video we saw the police show up in…
The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 the Criminalization of Speech, Expression, and Thought, “Tribulation”
After 9/11, the entire country collectively lost its mind in the throes of fear. During that time, all civil and Constitutional rights were shredded and replaced with the pages of The USA PATRIOT Act. Almost 20 years later, the U.S. has again lost its collective mind, this time in fear of a “virus” and it’s “super mutations” and a “riot” at the capitol. A lot of people called this and to the surprise of very few, much like after 9/11, Americans are watching what remains of their civil liberties be replaced with a new bill. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 The DTPA is essentially the criminalization of speech, expression, and thought. It takes cancel culture a step further and all but outlaws unpopular opinions. This act will empower intelligence, law enforcement, and even military wings of the American ruling class to crack down on individuals adhering…
DOJ Creates Specialized Unit for Domestic Terrorism — Satan Soldiers at Biden Administration’s — New “Domestic Terror” Strategy, Clearly Targets Primarily Those
Featured Story… Who Oppose America’s Government Overreach and Those Who Oppose Capitalism And Or Globalization a.k.a New World Order From the beginning the Biden administration has clearly prioritized the threat of ‘White extremism’ as the prime and most pressing domestic security concern – for example in June issuing the White House’s National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, which defined the “the two most lethal elements of today’s domestic terrorism threat” as : (1) racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists who advocate for the superiority of the white race and (2) anti-government or anti-authority violent extremists, such as militia violent extremists.” Now, the Biden administration is ready to give the DOJ some teeth in enforcing a crackdown on this supposed #1 threat facing the nation, by creating a new special unit to tackle what’s broadly defined as “domestic terrorism” – however loosely…
DC COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to Shop, Dine Goes Into Effect — We Have Enter the NWO Death March — Traveling Papers Are Required — It Looks Like Social Media Has Lied to us — YouTube the Biggest Fraudster!!
Featured Story: Shoppers and diners 12 and older in the nation’s capital now have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination under new rules that took effect on Saturday. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s executive orders, announced last month, force people entering a range of indoor venues to prove they’ve gotten a COVID-19 vaccine by using the paper card people get when receiving a jab, a record of the card, or a verification application. The mandate applies to people entering restaurants, nightclubs, and coffee shops; movie theaters, bowling alleys, and venues hosting concerts; gyms, fitness studios, and any facilities used for group fitness classes; and venues for indoor events and meetings. Bowser, a Democrat, said the mandate was a way to ensure hospitals in the city don’t get overwhelmed amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. Republicans urged Bowser to rescind the mandate…
and Satan Soldiers Appeared to be in Charge ‘TEMPORARILY’, God Has Never Fails Humanity… When I was younger (in the 80’s) I spent a lot of time partying. Feasting and laughter was all I wanted. I never spent a day mourning for anyone or anything, but then I never thought about the end of life either. Solomon says, “The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, while the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure” (Eccl. 7:4). “The fool is one who thinks only of the present; he lives for the hour. He shuns places of sadness and death, because they contradict his lifestyle.” I was a fool. SRH… As the multi-sector, global response to the coronavirus tightens the noose around civil liberties, CommonPass stands out as one of the most appalling and dangerous attacks…
“It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. Let me tell you something, friend, it is not loved and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the whole counsel of God. It is better to be hated for telling the truth than to be loved for telling a lie. It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated. It’s better to stand alone with the truth, then to be wrong with a multitude. It is better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie. There is only one Gospel and Paul said, ‘If…
With the hateful outcry, sometimes foul degrading remarks against the Pope and Mr. Obama on the one side and the revered, deep emotional, sometime bordering on a worshipful, response on the other side, it throws the entire Christian world into deeper division enamored with greater confusion. If you are in either one of these camps I implore you to listen further. In order to cut through this confusion it is absolutely necessary to allow God’s Word to discern truth from error and put our feet back on the path of biblical prophecy and our eternal bond to its fulfillment. Although the actual words “New World Order” was never mentioned in any of the speeches last week at both the United States Congress and the United Nations, however, it would take a blind man not to see the blueprint of a…
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