White Supremacist Groups and Extremists Geared Up for Trump Loss

Groups Have Been Training for Civil Unrest in the Event Trump Losses

Cristal M Clark 

Over the weekend Trump supporters took to highways creating road blocks, standing outside of polling places in an effort to intimidate voters and now, reports have been surfacing that indicate US Supremacist and Extremist groups have been training for all out war should Trump lose the election, in fact some are all but sure that Trump will lose, so they intend to react violently. Now we saw the leader of the Proud Boys threaten civil war a few weeks back now more and more intel is surfacing of some real threats that could soon be coming our way. 

Here in Denver, our law enforcement agencies are gearing up and getting a little extra help from the State Patrol to help patrol downtown. In fact the message that was sent out today was very clear that if you are out and starting trouble, rioting, becoming violent, pandemic or not you will go to jail. 

These reports should trouble and concern every citizen in the US, namely because the fucking FBI is seemingly allowing the threat of home grown terrorism but more so because these groups have been gearing up for this, for some time and, I am not talking days either. 

According to our friends over at BuzzFeed, The Patriot Front is preparing for civil conflict as they believe that the president’s defeat on election day is inevitable. The group has amassed hundreds of members around the US since its inception after the aftermath of the Charlottesville far-right riots. 

Sadly the group’s preparations were revealed in a cache of hundreds of messages exchanged between members in an encrypted messaging app, “In logs of the chats, all from this year, around 280 members of the group discuss grandiose goals,  creating a white ethnostate from the existing United States.”

This lackluster group of individuals wants to deport all immigrants, blacks, and jews. They want a country of just whites. How white that goes, I have no idea. What is truly mind boggling is that the messages show a sophisticated network of extremists who are recruiting and training for extreme violence. The group idolizes Hitler, they believe the United States is a nation that belongs only to white people (clearly an uneducated group), wear uniforms made up of bomber jackets, face coverings, and beige khakis, mandate weight loss and intense workouts, and regularly practice hand-to-hand combat.

This country for the record does not in fact, belong to white men, white men invaded this country, raped, robbed and pillaged in an effort to steal the country from Native American’s, who are the rightful fucking owners of this country. 

“It does not matter what people personally believe about the election,” wrote the group’s leader Thomas Rousseau.

“Casting a ballot is a submissive gesture to legitimise tyranny. It is fundamentally amoral. It is done as an insult to the nation’s cause and the organisation.” 

A group of homegrown terrorists is what these men are. Terrorists. I recall years ago I wrote about terrorist groups here in the US and the comment that I made is certainly ringing through this year, the threat of terrorism is not coming from abroad, it’s already here, it was born here, raised here and has been training here, for years. 

Donald J Trump is a narcissist who supports these groups, he encourages the violent behavior. IF he loses we will see the worst out of this president, more so than every before, for he will in fact encourage all out war.

US readers and friends, stay safe over the next few days, our ride could be pretty interesting indeed. 

Cristal M Clark

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United States Response to Terror

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More irrational thinking

How the US government confronts terrorism: refusing to understand the threats that confront us by describing such attacks in the least offensive way thus downplaying what they really are?

We are targets, everywhere we go is a target, we are an even better target when we are somewhere that has zero security.

We have had masses of people calling to close the border, stop letting people in, no more refugees. And while all of that may be warranted, the sad truth is and I have said this so many times before as have a great many others, stop worrying about who is coming in, the terrorists are already here.  

We must stop downplaying such attacks, call them what they are and start realizing that to stop them, and we need to give our government the ability and tools it needs in an effort to do that.

I have in the past stated quite openly that I support the United States Government having access to encrypted data and devices access to servers, browsing info and wiretaps if necessary that are all warrantless. Usually it prompts an outpouring of hate mail after each article.

I have even suggested some of the most strict oversight, rules, protocol and accountability if we the people were to consider allowing all of these things.

Still I was met with backlash of angry readers and what they don’t realize is that I honestly value the argument and completely understand it.

In turn, just because I can, I also try to publish stories for my readers that highlight the United States Government’s efforts to gain access to encrypted devices, data, networks and browsing history without a warrant for some if not all of what they want to access. 

I have to play devils advocate at times and point out that our government at times, misuses its power to gain what it wants, doesn’t properly offer protocols, rules and oversight and basically ignores the public it serves while at the same time feeling they don’t owe us an answer for anything they choose to do.

And its all done under the pretense that it is in our best interest. So I do take the time to point that out because like it or not, that is not the world we live in today. Our leaders and elected officials have an old school way of thinking and it is not in line with today’s world, let alone today’s mindset.

If they want access to something, they need to explain why, to all of us that they serve and represent. They need to offer accountability and guarantees that they are not going to misuse or abuse that golden ticket.

They also need to guarantee that whatever, if we ever allowed access to all of these things that they would guard it better than they guard the intel that keeps leaking from the NSA.

Even when I don’t fully support our government’s attempts at accessing any data or device I still get some angry readers responding.

Each side of the debate has issues, wants and needs and we are still not hearing each other.

Once again, the media jumped to conclusions this past weekend, they reported speculation as fact, stressed that they were not calling these terrorist attacks and again turned the events of this past weekend into a media circus that seemed put together more for “entertainment” purposes instead of to inform the public.  

Soft Targets are the new target. I’ve hinted at this multiple times in past articles and tidbits that I have posted. Terrorists are no longer seeking out hard targets, soft targets are the new trend, they have replaced hard targets.

We cannot assume that we are safe anywhere. 

We have taken freedom and our ability to live in the land of the free for granted.

We assume that our government is always going to be able to stop the bad. That too is an old mindset that has no place in today’s world.

It makes no difference when it comes to a terrorist attack whether one is home grown or has gained entry into a country from afar these days. These attacks which all bear similarities at the end of the day, are happening worldwide, not just here in America.

So what can we do?

Here’s the thing about about mass surveillance and access to encrypted data, devices, networks and browsing history, sometimes if given the chance to stop something or prevent an attack, it’s all needed.

It is time to sit down and have a serious discussion about our government’s ability to access encrypted data and devices, to have access to browser history, networks and to conduct mass surveillance when it’s warranted and when the proper protocols and oversight can be put into place.

I know that some of the folks that are against this are going to argue that Ahmad Khan Rahami’s father did go to the FBI and report concerns about him and terrorism back in 2014. I’ll give you that, fair enough.

What many don’t realize is that sometimes law enforcement, even the FBI need a little more than hearsay to do much about it. They could have watched him day in and day out for months and not seen anything, how were they know what he was emailing, texting or browsing?

If it didn’t look the guy was up to much, they can’t sit on him forever. They don’t have enough staff for that. But we still want to point fingers and blame so the FBI is going to get a little backlash for this.

Those are the rules that we the public insisted on and have in turn imposed upon our government. No access, to anything. If you need something on the guy, try pulling it out of thin air.

We live in a very technologically connected world today, everything we do is connected to our phones, our laptops, our tablets and even our watches.

Terrorists, mass shooters, etc. They do happen to live in today’s world too, they aren’t exactly 50 years behind the rest of us. So they too have just as much of a technologically connected life as the rest of us.

Consider this, a lot of terrorists will use the dark web for communication to arrange coordinated attacks when they don’t live near one another. Most average, everyday run of the mill american citizens can’t figure out how to use then navigate the dark web.

If law enforcement had the ability to to be able to access browsing history, encrypted communications, maybe they could have prevented all of this.

Maybe.

I don’t know if allowing access would actually stop any attacks in the future, the government doesn’t know, hell not one of us can guarantee it, but wouldn’t anyone like to find out? Just because it’s not a guarantee wouldn’t anyone like to have the chance, at least one or two?

It is time to have this discussion with regards to government access to “stuff”, a honest, well thought out discussion with the right players, not just suits in our government doing what they feel is in our best interest.

If having such access could stop just one attack it more than proves why it’s needed but first we need to allow it to find out if that will work in conjunction to other efforts. 

Cristal M Clark

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ISIS is planning attack on US air bases in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain

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That’s according to an Israeli cyber-intelligence group who have reported to media sources that they have breached Telegram group on the dark web, which is run by jihadists.

It is rumored that the Islamic state uses Telegram to organize operatives and to disseminate terror attack plans among 500 of its leading activists.

According to the Israeli company who breached Telegram, the Islamic State uses the site to upload potential targets to the group. They reported that in recent months some of the targets have been hit by individuals claiming allegiance to the terror organization.

One of the targets found during the hack was the recently attacked church in Normandy, France where Father Jacques Hamel was murdered by the terrorist group. The Israeli cyber-intelligence group says that the attack on the church was planned months ago according to communication found on Telegram.

This brings us to cyber-intelligence/cyber-security, you can’t have one without the other and quite frankly, the US is falling way below the bar on both fronts.

Both Israel and Russia are reported to be two very powerful forces in terms of cyber-intelligence, cyber defense and cyber-security. China, North Korea, Iran all rank higher than the US.

In fact, Iran is considered a dangerous cyber threat to the US.

ISIS is using the dark web to communicate with its followers. ISIS is not the only extremist group using the dark web for communications either.

Our country would be best served if our Government would better align themselves with countries who are more capable at cyber-intelligence and security and the cyber-security firms in those said countries. We are all better served if we could learn to work together with these other countries and firms to fight the war on terror and to thwart cyber related crimes in general.

Think about it, other countries have surpassed the US when it comes to both cyber-intelligence and cyber-security for years and we don’t seem to be moving at all. These other countries have also set up cyber defense and the programs they have are not for the faint of heart.

Today Business Insider ran a story with a headline stating “The terrible recovery from the Great Recession is due to Congress’ economic incompetence.” I bring that to your attention because it is in fact true, Congress is out of touch with the realities of our world on all fronts, that includes cyber security, intelligence and defense. 

The media is partly to blame here as well, I mean if the FBI asks for a change to a law the media  makes it out to be the NSA is spying on all of us all the time…

Recently the FBI did ask for a change to the a law that pertains to being able to access someone’s browsing history and other electronic data for certain types of suspected crimes.

Of course the media had a field day with it, they lead everyone to believe the FBI was going to be able to access browsing history from anyone and everyone, all history, see the sites you visit, the pages on those sites and who knows what else…turned out that was not even close to what the FBI could actually access if they had been granted the change and the request was denied, rightfully so.

The reality was, the intel they could have obtained from this change was so rudimentary it amounted to basically the FBI obtaining no useful intel at all. The intel the FBI would have gotten was so rudimentary it would have been a waste of time.

The fact is, between all of us throwing fits over our “rights” which we completely take for granted and confuse with privilege, the media blowing things out of proportion and congress’ incompetence when it comes to cyber-intelligence and security, it is no surprise that we aren’t even close to the bar in terms of cyber defense.

Then we have encryption, I am not against it and I am also not for it when a crime has occurred. I believe that ways around it are needed when you are dealing with an ongoing investigation. I also believe that if our government has ways around it, which I agree at times they should, we need oversight so that, that power it is not abused.  

We want our government to protect us and be able to defend us from cyber attacks of all levels and kinds,  and we want them to be able to thwart terrorist attacks, yet we are the first to accuse them of taking away our rights and freedoms if they come up some new tool to us to obtain data intel which is part of cyber security.

We refuse to meet in the middle and we refuse to better align ourselves with other countries who are far more superior to our own with cyber defense and capabilities.

A lot can be said for the argument that some things a government does should be kept secret from it’s citizens because sometimes the citizens of that country are simply not ready to know or come to terms with the truth.

Our government needs to be able to learn and utilize tools as much as they can without the media or us citizens assuming they are spying on us. They also need to learn to work with countries that are superior to us in terms of cyber defense long before we can begin to protect this nation from cyber attacks.

We need to give them permission to learn it and use it. They can’t learn it if they aren’t using it, and they are not using it because we prevent them from learning it.

It’s almost as if we truly do enjoy being reactive, we love to walk on the edge and expect someone to catch us when we fall.

We as a country need to come to grips with the reality that cyber crime is on the rise and will continue to rise. It will become more scary and dangerous and once the ability to hack falls into the hands of these extremist groups, it will forever change the playing field. 

Until our nation becomes better at cyber defense, security and intelligence, my money is on the other guys finding out about a planned attack long before we do.

Cristal M Clark

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On the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks commenced in Paris, France—They consisted of mass shootings, suicide bombings, and hostage-taking.

The death toll currently as of right this very moment sits at 129, 340 injured many of them critically injured.

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Why and who were the savages that so ruthlessly, senselessly and without cause took the lives of innocent individuals? ISIS took responsibility, boasted that it had members gain entry into France by posing as Syrian Refugees.  

As of today 27 US state Governors have stated they will not take refugees in which by the way is really quite absurd. States don’t really get a choice as to whether or not they take in refugees.

President Obama has explicit statutory authorization to accept foreign refugees into the United States. Under the Refugee Act of 1980,

The president may admit refugees who face “persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion” into the United States, and the president’s power to do so is particularly robust if they determine that an “unforeseen emergency refugee situation” such as the Syrian refugee crisis exists.

To further drive that point home and to remind everyone, that in Arizona v. the United States, Arizona lost. Not to mention, the US stands to lose a lot by refusing asylum to refugees of war torn nations. States also have much to lose by refusing refugees in terms of Federal funding. Try to tax your citizens more to offset the loss of Federal funds and let’s see where that gets everyone. Needless to say, the Refugee Act of 1980  has given President Obama broad discretion to allow refugees to be admitted into the United States. States must yield to that act.

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It’s pretty common knowledge that the terror organisation known as the Islamic State has killed far more Muslims than Christians, Westerners, or minorities during its existence.

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What about our home grown terrorists? Or mass shooters who are basically home grown terrorists of a different breed from the likes of ISIS?

Who thinks we don’t already have terrorists hiding out in this country waiting to kill again? We would be kidding ourselves if we thought we are safe.

By refusing a refugee access to safety because of ISIS we condemn an entire group of people to either die or join a cause they don’t believe in just so that they can live…what kind of sense does that make?

What’s more, we continue to bomb the shit out of ISIS which is great right? Yet by shutting our borders and doors to refugees where do you think ISIS is going to turn in order to get new recruits to man it’s needed growing army?  

We already know that ISIS preys on the disadvantaged, the poor, the desperate, the shunned by society and now the world.  If it were me in charge of an army and I wanted to dominate, I would have snuck some of my guys in as refugees, knowing that it would upset the delicate balance of taking in refugees.

It serves multiple purposes, they kill and get attention again because of the scale of coordinated effort involved in the mass attacks and countries will stop letting some of the refugees in long enough for someone to come in and recruit the refugees.

If you are looking carefully at terrorist organizations they test the fence, find a weakness and then prey on it, exploit it, and take full advantage of our response to the damage they caused.

The world’s weakness is taking in refugees from war torn countries. We can’t stand to see them suffer and consider it inhumane to not offer a safe home. ISIS saw a weakness and took advantage of it and because of that people are going to shun refugees which will allow terrorist groups to exploit those refugees and brainwash them into joining the terrorist cause.

So what’s the answer?

Before anyone says that we should close our borders and not allow any immigrants in, please allow for me to take this moment to kindly and with as much grace as I can muster, ask that you  STFU! Our ancestors stole, yes murdered in fact quite a few Native American’s so that they could steal this country from it’s rightful caretakers the Native American’s. We didn’t need it, we just desired it and killed innocent people so as to take it from them.

We then subsequently instead of becoming the caretakers, have managed to rape and violate in every possible way the land on which we all now comfortably reside upon within the US.  

We could all throw up our hands and walk away from the situation, leave refugees where they are, leave war torn nations to fight it or figure it out themselves. Nato could invoke Article 5, or nations could resume allowing refugees in but with strict and stringent rules and guidelines such as ankle monitoring, check in’s, etc.

What we should not do is turn our backs on those in need because of a group of terrorists who simply exposed a weakness in the system. We can simply find a safe and realistic solution for allowing refugees in without imprisoning them. It’s not right to condemn them to death because of ISIS. 

Cristal M Clark

 

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