Skip to comments.FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism
Posted on 12/05/2022 5:27:06 AM PST by MtnClimber
The FBI is conducting three times as many domestic terrorism investigations than it was five years ago, with 70 percent of its open cases focused on "civil unrest" and anti-government activity, according to FBI documents and government specialists. The Bureau has also quietly changed the general classification of white supremacy, antisemitism, abortion-, and anti-LGBTQI+-related extremism to "hate crimes" rather than "terrorism." Since terrorism remains the top national security priority, this has lowered the visibility and resources dedicated to those issues.
The FBI considers all violent acts (and threats of violence) with a political motive to be terrorism, a senior government official explains to Newsweek. But not all acts of extremism are considered terrorism. "If an act is focused on the government, it's terrorism," the source says. "But if extremism is focused on private individuals or institutions, it's considered just a crime or classified as a hate crime." The source was granted anonymity to speak about classified matters.
On one level, the senior government source says, this is a more precise definition of domestic terrorism: the label is applied only to acts with political motives and mass casualties. But in reality, the tweaked classification inserts the FBI and counterterror investigators into the political life of the nation.
According to internal FBI numbers obtained by Newsweek, "Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism" was considered the prime threat (and dominated investigations) before January 6. Since then, anti-government, "anti-authority" and civil unrest cases have taken over as the number one threat, making up almost 90 percent of all investigations.
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Funny how they don’t consider BLM or ANTIFA to be terrorists. It is a strange time we are in.
“”It’s not because the FBI is partisan”
We had a really great country for quite a while...Shame to see it go....
It will frame the appropriate argument to disband the FBI after the next 9/11.
STASI gonna do what STASI gonna do.
It isn’t going anywhere. This war is Just getting starting
Headline is spin for: FBI directed to go after political opponents of regime.
Our midterm loss has emboldened them. The FBI does not fear congressional inquiries.
It is over, folks.
Seem to remember ATF doing the same thing which led to the death of innocent women and children in Waco Texas.
Defund the Fedstapo.
I know where you are coming from and I know how you feel...The problem I see is that there aren’t enough of us young enough to do what needs to be done anymore...The “under 50” crowd just doesn’t seem to care anymore and have become too complacent...
That is exactly what the headline implies.
So if I put a MAGA sign in my front yard I am a terrorist? Yeah, right.
there. fixed it.
Monitor conservative assembly plans. Infultrate. Act badly. Make political prisoners out of everyone in attendance.
Newsweak needs its fish wrap ass sued for trashing the American people.
Half the extra funding will be used to stage MAGA crimes while the other half will be used to investigate them.
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