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Monday, October 11, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security and partners have been working to strengthen critical lines of communication in confronting terrorist threats as "some of the information-sharing relationships the department had forged over the years had atrophied," DHS Counterterrorism Coordinator John Cohen told lawmakers during a discussion on agencies surging resources and collaboratively moving forward with strategically confronting the domestic terrorism threat.

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..."While we certainly are facing a threat that has an organizational dynamic, it involves groups of individuals that coalesce around and even engage in violent and destructive behavior in furtherance of extremist or a blend of extremist beliefs. It's important to remember that it's also a threat that is very individualized in nature," Cohen said. "It has been repeatedly assessed by DHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, when looked at from a lethal perspective, the most significant terrorism-related threat facing the U.S. today comes primarily from lone offenders, individuals who engage in violent activity inspired by extremist beliefs, or a blend of extremist beliefs, or a blend of extremist beliefs and personal grievances that are most often cultivated through the consumption of online content."

Cohen noted that "this is a trend that began several years ago and has continued to evolve," with specific motives behind these attacks varying though "analysis and research tells us that many of the attackers share common behavioral characteristics."

"In particular, these are people who tend to be angry, socially disconnected, seeking a sense of life meaning, they spend significant time online, and ultimately self-connect with a cause or grievance to justify the use of violence as a way to express their anger and achieve a sense of social connection and self-worth," he said. "It is a threat that does not often fit into traditional terrorism or extremism-related definitional categories."...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-11 02:28 PM | Reply

I'll be happy when we move to the arrest and convict stage.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-11 10:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm willing to bet that zero focus will be placed on the 2020 rioters.

#3 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-12 01:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm betting 100% of BellRinger's focus will be placed on the 2020 rioters.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-12 01:37 PM | Reply

" I'm willing to bet that zero focus will be placed on the 2020 rioters."

I'm willing to bet you still won't admit there's a difference between protesting the truth, and rioting over a bald-faced and purposeful lie.

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-10-12 01:40 PM | Reply

A neutron bomb should've been dropped on the filth smearing, cop killing MAGAts who ran wild in the Capitol on 1-6-21.

#6 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-10-12 03:23 PM | Reply

REIN

No neutron bombs allowed.

If I remember, Trump messaged the Capitol Police to be nice and be sure not to hurt anyone ~ or words to that effect.

With similar messaging to the Pentagon who then delayed the arrival of the National Guard.

All just to kill Mike Pence for refusing (the day before) to help Trump prevent the certification.

And maybe Nancy Pelosi, too, if they happened to stumble upon her. But that was just for the pure hatred that dominates Trump's every waking moment. In truth, I think he wanted both of them dead.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-10-12 04:32 PM | Reply

#5 So if you support the cause looting, arson, assault and homicide is OK then?

#8 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-12 05:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

" So if you support the cause looting, arson, assault and homicide is OK then?"

No, I never said that. Lawbreakers should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Back to the subject: Are you going to continue to compare, as equals, protesting an unfair truth with rioting over a purposeful lie?

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-10-12 05:46 PM | Reply

"So if you support the cause looting, arson, assault and homicide is OK then?"

If it's good enough for William Tecumseh Sherman, it's good enough for me!

I also support taking a child as a sex slave. If it's good enough for Thomas Jefferson, it's good enough for me!

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-12 05:46 PM | Reply

Make sure there are no trump supporters or other traitors within the DHS and DOJ before ripping through russian propaganda and meat puppets.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-12 07:21 PM | Reply

Where TF did you go, Bellringer?

Back to the subject: Are you going to continue to compare, as equals, protesting an unfair truth with rioting over a purposeful lie?
What say you?

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-10-12 10:38 PM | Reply

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