New Report Warns of Rising Threat of Domestic Terrorism

March 17, 2021 ☼ domestic-terrorism

Source: The New York Times - Link

In particular, the intelligence assessment highlighted the threat from militias, predicting that it would be elevated in the coming months because of “contentious sociopolitical factors,” likely a reference to the fallout from the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob and the increasingly partisan political climate.

Racially motivated violent extremists, such as white supremacists, were most likely to conduct mass casualty attacks against civilians while militias typically targeted law enforcement and government personnel and facilities, the report said. Lone offenders or small cells of extremists were more likely than organizations to carry out attacks, it said.

It’s the heavily armed right wing crazies we have to be afraid of. I predict we’re going to start seeing some bombings in the next two years as well as assassinations of elected officials – probably at the local and state levels first.