The Texas synagogue siege Saturday highlights the chance to Individuals of the Biden administration’s singular obsession with concentrating on Trump supporters as home terrorists.
Fortunately, the FBI hostage rescue crew did a stellar job rescuing the hostages, with the one fatality being the hostage-taker, a just lately arrived Pakistani-born British Muslim demanding the discharge of a jailed anti-Semitic terrorist, dubbed “Girl al Qaeda.”
It’s a disgrace that their nice work was instantly overshadowed by the absurd, PC pronouncement of senior FBI officers and President Biden that nobody knew the motive of the terrorist, Malik Faisal Akram.
However the assault is a reminder of occasions within the not-so-distant previous, when Islamist terrorism was thought of a menace larger than a MAGA supporter, and the nationwide safety equipment was deployed to guard Americans, not assault them.
Now the Biden administration has flipped it throughout to focus on the Democratic Celebration’s political opponents, or anybody who shows anti-authority tendencies.
Biden final week known as such Individuals, even senators who oppose his celebration’s energy seize on election legal guidelines, “domestic enemies,” and likened them to slave homeowners and segregationists. From his first day in workplace, he has labeled supporters of former President Donald Trump “white supremacists” and “home terrorists.” It seems to be his solely animating ideology.
However now that he has tasked the FBI to chase down conservatives, it’s not unreasonable to ask if the group has taken its eye off the infiltration into the nation of a terrorist like Akram. When the feds are busy rounding up MAGA grandmothers and Capitol paraders, are they being attentive to the potential terrorist magnet offered by the porous southern border?
We all know that at the least two Yemeni nationals on the FBI’s terrorism watch checklist have been apprehended in separate incidents final yr after illegally crossing from Mexico into California, and that Yuma Sector Chief Border Patrol Agent Chris Clem in December introduced the apprehension of a “potential terrorist” from Saudi Arabia who had illegally crossed into Arizona. So the menace continues to be actual.
As polls keep plummeting on this first anniversary week of Biden’s presidency, as a substitute of easing voter fears about border safety, inflation, COVID, crime, and even the fundamental competence of the administration, Democrats are strategically preoccupied with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
From the partisan congressional committee investigating Jan. 6 to the Division of Justice concentrating on dad and mom in school board conferences as “home terrorists,” the narrative that conservatives are an existential menace is the Democrats’ solely blueprint for fulfillment in 2022. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described Trump and GOP lawmakers as “enemies of the state.” The DOJ’s new home terrorism unit, which was revealed final week throughout a listening to of the Senate Judiciary Committee, targets people who find themselves anti-authority.
To underline the unit’s function, particularly to focus on Republicans, the Democratic chairman of the committee, Sen. Dick Durbin, performed video of the Jan. 6 riot at first of proceedings whereas declaring the committee should “use this listening to to explicitly condemn the use or menace of violence to advance political targets.”
The federal government’s Nationwide Technique for Countering Home Terrorism unveiled final yr is equally tailor-made to Democratic preoccupations, peppered as it’s with phrases reminiscent of “fairness,” “racism” and “white nationalists.” It categorizes as home terrorists anybody who questions the 2020 election outcomes or opposes COVID restrictions.
When Attorney General Merrick Garland unveiled the technique final yr, he stated it was precipitated by a “giant and heinous assault … the January 6 assault on our nation’s Capitol … We have now now … an unlimited process forward, to maneuver ahead as a rustic, to punish the perpetrators, [and] to do the whole lot attainable to forestall related assaults.”
In different phrases, the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is getting used as a pretext to weaponize the nationwide safety equipment in opposition to conservatives in what investigative journalist Julie Kelly describes as a brand new “home warfare on terror.”
This dangerously cynical technique is the premise of Kelly’s powerful new book “January 6: How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a Warfare on Terror In opposition to the Political Proper.”
She lays out the federal authorities’s extraordinary repression of Americans, dozens of whom stay behind bars in DC with out trial for Jan. 6 exercise, regardless of not being charged with violent offenses.
In dozens of interviews with Jan. 6 prisoners and their households, she experiences the stress positioned on them by judges and court-appointed legal professionals to recant their assist for Trump.
Their trials are scheduled for later this yr, within the warmth of the midterm elections.
Kelly has uncovered a “surprising twin system of justice based mostly on political variations and a thirst for energy.”
For instance of the twin system of justice, the DOJ has charged greater than 725 individuals for his or her alleged roles within the Jan. 6 riot. However final week the DOJ stated the FBI had arrested simply 250 individuals for the seven months of BLM-Antifa riots that convulsed American cities within the lead-up to the 2020 election.
After a yr of analysis, Kelly has concluded that as appalling because it was, the Capitol riot was neither an rebellion nor an armed rebellion. “Those that introduced weapons … took steps forward of time to verify they might not violate D.C.’s strict gun management legal guidelines …
“Nor did the protesters intend or search to overthrow the US authorities; on the contrary, Trump supporters later expressed honest disappointment that the pockets of violence halted makes an attempt to pursue an audit of the election.”
However “the continuing investigation into the Capitol breach will proceed to wreak revenge on Trump supporters [while] Pelosi’s January 6 choose committee will create an ongoing political drama geared toward vilifying anybody in Trump’s orbit who could be tied to the purported ‘rebellion.’”
That is how the Democrats plan to win the midterms, by demonizing and intimidating their political opponents with authorities energy whereas trying to mess with voting guidelines.
The polls counsel their plan is falling flat.