DHS once more relying on SPLC-inspired conflation in domestic threat report

The Department of Homeland Security released an Intelligence Assessment Friday outlining an “increased threat to government officials and law enforcement” by “domestic violent extremists.” The Unclassified/For Official Use only document, prepared by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the Southern Nevada Counter-terrorism Center, recounts some high-profile cases involving groups of individuals, and warns of the dangers of “lone offender extremists.” It is an update of a report released in July that was posted by Public Intelligence.

Focused heavily on the standoff with the Bureau of Land Management at the Bundy Ranch and on Las Vegas cop killers Jerad and Amanda Miller, the report continues with a well-documented tradition of conflating those who believe in the right to keep and bear arms with enemies of a Constitutional government of limited and defined powers. Citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh, who first reported on a “walked” guns connection with the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, dismissed the relevance of a meaningful Miller connection with the Bundy situation in a July post on his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog. The Millers, per credible reports, had been documented creatures of a different ideology.

FK – I can proudly claim that I’ve been on their ‘list’ for a long time.