DHS and FBI: Anarchists May Use IEDs at Conventions
August 23, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have issued a bulletin to law enforcement warning that “anarchist extremists” may use IEDs, or Improvised Explosive Devices, at the Republican and Democrat national conventions.
“FBI and DHS assess with high confidence anarchist extremists will target… infrastructure in Tampa and Charlotte, with potentially significant impacts on public safety and transportation,” CNN reports.
The Pentagon is pushing the virtually non-existent threat of domestic IEDs in order to finish off what remains of Posse Comitatus and further militarize state and local law enforcement and contrive additional pretexts for the eventual implementation of martial law.
In July, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, who heads up the military’s Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, testified before a partially closed House Committee on Homeland Security hearing.
“The domestic IED threat from both homegrown terrorists and global threat networks is real and presents a significant security challenge for the United States and our international partners,” Barbero stated.
Despite a complete lack of evidence that terrorists plan to use IEDs in the United States, Republican Congressmen Peter King of New York, Daniel Lungren of California, and Michael McCaul of Texas, leaders of the House Committee on Homeland Security, issued a hysterical warnings last month.
McCaul lamented Posse Comitatus and its restrictions on the military working with local law enforcement.
“To me, it’s crazy that the guy who is the expert on IEDs overseas can’t coordinate with the Texas Rangers,” said McCaul, a former counterterrorism official with the Justice Department. “The military is unable to coordinate with state and local law enforcement, leaving a gaping hole in our security.”