The Patriot Post® · The Democrats' War on 'Domestic Terrorism'

By Douglas Andrews ·

The Biden/Harris regime ordered the Department of Homeland Security to issue a national terrorism alert (the first in years) about anti-government extremists, though admitting “DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot.”

If you’re one of the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump on November 3, or among the tens-of-millions of other citizens who advocate for American Liberty, they’ll be watching you.

Even if you weren’t among the few hundred Capitol building rioters, you might harbor impure and unhealthy thoughts about the Democrats’ bulk-mail balloting fraud in the November election, or about the usurpation and trampling of our Liberties by an unholy alliance between the leftist Democrat political machine, the Leftmedia and Big Tech.

Glenn Greenwald knows the Left well — and he especially understands the authoritarian tendencies of the new Left. Among these tendencies, of course, is an irresistible impulse to silence those with whom it disagrees. He’s sounding the alarm that a new War on Domestic Terror is coming — one that’ll bear some striking similarities to the War on Terror our nation launched nearly 20 years ago.

“We have witnessed an orgy of censorship,” he writes, “from Silicon Valley monopolies with calls for far more aggressive speech policing, a visibly militarized Washington, D.C., featuring a non-ironically named ‘Green Zone,’ vows from the incoming president and his key allies for a new anti-domestic terrorism bill, and frequent accusations of ‘sedition,’ ‘treason,’ and ‘terrorism’ against members of Congress and citizens. This is all driven by a radical expansion of the meaning of ‘incitement to violence.’ It is accompanied by viral-on-social-media pleas that one work with the FBI to turn in one’s fellow citizens (See Something, Say Something!) and demands for a new system of domestic surveillance.”

General Stanley McChrystal, who knows a thing or two about terrorism, is also sounding the alarm. But he’s sounding it on behalf of the censors and the Chicken Littles on the Left — the ones who think the least effective “armed insurrection” in history is just the opening salvo in a domestic insurgency. “I did see a similar dynamic in the evolution of al-Qaida in Iraq,” he says, “where a whole generation of angry Arab youth with very poor prospects followed a powerful leader who promised to take them back in time to a better place, and he led them to embrace an ideology that justified their violence. This is now happening in America.”

McChrystal, the former head of Joint Special Operations Command in Iraq and the commander of all U.S. and allied troops fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan, makes a great point. There are some eerie similarities between Donald Trump and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — except for the car bombings, and the kidnappings, and the decapitations, and the wanton slaughter of scores of innocent civilians. But other than that…

McChrystal thinks the MAGA extremist movement may have already become self-sustaining. “Even if Trump exits the scene,” he says, “the radical movement he helped create has its own momentum and cohesion now, and they may find they don’t need Trump anymore. They can just wait for another charismatic leader to appear. So the fabric of something very dangerous has been woven, and it’s further along than most Americans care to admit.”

Is it just us, or is anyone else a bit put off by this sort of alarmism and false comparison?

As Greenwald writes, “Anyone who, despite all this, still harbors lingering doubts that the Capitol riot is and will be the neoliberal 9/11, and that a new War on Terror is being implemented in its name,” need only watch this video and this video.

Former Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is also worried about where this is going and what it’ll mean to our civil liberties. “You have people like former CIA Director John Brennan,” she says, “openly talking about how he’s spoken with or heard from appointees and nominees in the Biden administration who are already starting to look across our country for these types of movements similar to the insurgencies they’ve seen overseas, that in his words, he says make up this unholy alliance of religious extremists, racists, bigots, he lists a few others and at the end, even libertarians.”

More ominous yet, she says, is the profile that’s being built of potential domestic terrorists. “What characteristics are we looking for as we are building this profile of a potential extremist, what are we talking about?” she asks. “Religious extremists, are we talking about Christians, evangelical Christians, what is a religious extremist? Is it somebody who is pro-life? Where do you take this?”

Great question.