Eric Holder Announces Task Force To Focus On "Domestic Terrorists"

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

It’s been obvious for quite some time that the so-called “war on terror” is nothing more than a fear-mongering induced power grab; a convenient excuse to strip the citizenry of its civil liberties and humanity. Many commentators, including myself, have predicted for years that the entire counter-terror juggernaut that has been constructed post-9/11 would be ultimately redirected upon the domestic population.

Snowden’s heroic whistleblowing has already proven without a doubt that the government spy apparatus (along with tech company complicity) has been zeroed in on the domestic population for quite some time, but is the situation about to escalate? Are the feds so fearful of their own people, they are about to focus all their counter-terror energy on U.S. citizens? It appears so.

I warned about this development back in 2011 in my post: The War on Freedom. In it I stated:

This whole charade shouldn’t be called “The War on Terror.”  It is actually all about keeping the citizenry terrified.  The government loves keeping you in a state of fear so that then they can do anything they want to the little sheep.  It should be called “The War on Freedom.”  Your freedom.

Before I get to the main topic of this article, I think it’s important to read excerpts from yesterday’s powerful and timely op-ed by Noam Chomsky titled: Edward Snowden, the World’s “Most Wanted Criminal. Discussing the Snowden revelations, he writes:

These exposures lead us to inquire into state policy more generally and the factors that drive it. The received standard version is that the primary goal of policy is security and defense against enemies.


The doctrine at once suggests a few questions: security for whom, and defense against which enemies? The answers are highlighted dramatically by the Snowden revelations.

To defend state power and private economic power from the domestic enemy, those two entities must be concealed – while in sharp contrast, the enemy must be fully exposed to state authority.


The principle was lucidly explained by the policy intellectual Samuel P. Huntington, who instructed us that “Power remains strong when it remains in the dark; exposed to the sunlight it begins to evaporate.”


Huntington added a crucial illustration. In his words, “you may have to sell [intervention or other military action] in such a way as to create the misimpression that it is the Soviet Union that you are fighting. That is what the United States has been doing ever since the Truman Doctrine” at the outset of the Cold War.


Policy must assure the security of state authority and concentrations of domestic power, defending them from a frightening enemy: the domestic population, which can become a great danger if not controlled.


From that day forward, in order to carry out violence and subversion abroad, or repression and violation of fundamental rights at home, state power has regularly sought to create the misimpression that it is terrorists that we are fighting, though there are other options: drug lords, mad mullahs seeking nuclear weapons, and other ogres said to be seeking to attack and destroy us.


Throughout, the basic principle remains: Power must not be exposed to the sunlight. Edward Snowden has become the most wanted criminal in the world for failing to comprehend this essential maxim.


In brief, there must be complete transparency for the population, but none for the powers that must defend themselves from this fearsome internal enemy.

The concept of the U.S. government viewing the population as the true enemy has been a theme on this site for many years. For some background, I suggest reading the following:

Rep. Steve Cohen Calls Tea Party Republicans “Domestic Enemies” on MSNBC

It’s Official: The FBI Classifies Peaceful American Protestors as “Terrorists”

The reason I chose to highlight these two articles, is that in one case it is the “tea party” being demonized, and in the other it is Occupy Wall Street. It doesn’t matter if the dissent is seen as emanating from the “right” or the “left,” it is dissent in general which is increasingly being demonized as “domestic terrorism.”

With all of that in mind, here is what Eric Holder’s “Justice” Department is up to. From the LA Times:

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. on Monday announced the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States.


The task force will chiefly comprise leaders from the FBI, the Justice Department’s National Security Division and U.S. Attorneys. Called the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, it is a recreation of a task force formed by former Atty. Gen. Janet Reno after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The task force fell into disuse after 9/11.


Though the original task force, which was little known, focused mainly on right-wing zealots, Holder’s version is aimed at U.S. citizens or visitors radicalized via the Internet. Holder said the government will continue to fight terrorists abroad.

Oh the internet! That dangerous place where the citizenry engages in thoughtcrime and can actually perform real journalism without the censorship of mainstream propaganda media.

“But we also must concern ourselves with a different type of threat. We face an escalating danger from self-radicalized individuals within our own borders,” he said.


“Now — as the nature of the threat we face evolves to include the possibility of individual radicalization via the Internet — it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home,” Holder said.

NPR adds that:

“The threat from al-Qaida is much more diffuse after Sept. 11, and the threats posed by a single horribly misguided citizen or permanent legal resident in the U.S. is in a sense as great as what core al-Qaida posed before Sept. 11,” says Neil MacBride, a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

There you have it. It’s no longer al-Qaeda, it’s now supposedly your friends and neighbors. This is the prevailing meme of every tyrannical fascist regime in history.

The state’s war on the citizenry is becoming overt. Don’t be fooled, this is real and it is very dangerous.

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telefunken's picture

" threats posed by a single horribly misguided citizen"-And there it is-proof positive of (planned) false flags-How do they know these "domestic terrorists" are not in groups,large or small?!?Already setting up a narrative....

NoelConfidence's picture


Cheers to those who saw this coming.

A hearty 'Fuck off' to those who praise this bullshit 'task-force'.

So many in the past and present have warned us.

You could email Krieger/Chomsky's message to your friends, put it in print, post it on the web, shout it from rooftops and put flyers in shee(p)eoples hands but yet all they care about is Kimye, SUVs, liposuction, viagra and Smart TVs.

If you didn't see this coming then just go back to sleep.  

Blue Horshoe Loves Annacott Steel's picture

...& Apple iCrap for iDiots, texting all day about nothing, selfies, narcissism on Facebook, ...

BeetleBailey's picture

iCrapple, Fartbook, Instacrap, TwitterTwatting, YaPOO, Bluffington Poop, AssholesOnlineLosers, TheBlazingNeoCons....the list is endless

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

for those who are slow to connect dots:whiskey rebellion,civil war, bonus army, ruby ridge, waco, miriam carey, the last name for those who forget quick as MSM wants a black young women with her child and NO weapons shot in DC by multiple capital SS and dc police, and congress gave them a standing ovation that night.

FeralSerf's picture

Why did you leave out 9/11 and Oklahoma City?

bigrooster's picture

Go FUCK yourself Obozo Dick Holder.  You know who we are, we hate you, Molan Labe bitch!

vulcanraven's picture

Dear .gov


Please ask yourself the following question, and try your BEST to answer honestly...

Why has public trust in you eroded so rapidly in the years following 9/11?


A liberty loving, honest working, tax paying, gun owning American.

FrankTrades's picture

NOW these clowns want this?  One can only suspect it's a mere ruse.

FrankTrades's picture

NOW these clowns want this?  One can only suspect it's a mere ruse.

FrankTrades's picture

NOW these clowns want this?  One can only suspect it's a mere ruse.

fishmonger's picture

If you type 3 times in front of a mirror at the stroke of midnight, Eric Holder will appear.

telefunken's picture

Well now we know what you get with a huge amount of central power and utter incompetence...

The Wedge's picture

Self fulfilling prophecy

As more and more pressure is applied to the populace in every way imaginable, acts of violence are all but certain. However justified, like retaliation to over homicidal cops or some other seemingly just reasoning, you would be labeled a terrorist instantly. And no matter the future there will always be a percentage of the populace willing to participate in a tyranny witting or unwitting. Hence the red pill blue pill analogy or worse, the German people in the 1930's that turned a blind eye and those that actively participated. Considering the current technology like information, drones, computer etc. it's easy to envision a future as an amalgamation of every dystopian movie made for the last 30 years. Given all the factors it's hard to see how it could turn out different. Total information awareness and men seeking to control others plus automated drones; what could go wrong.

lakecity55's picture

" what could go wrong?"

Something could happen to the power supply they use for all that stuff.

A weird computer virus could cause the drones to shoot up their own bases.

A lot could "go wrong."

The Wedge's picture

It was a rhetorical question only meant to point out the inevitability of a tyrannical future. Sure, lots of things could happen to derail this and I hope it does.

It's simple logic. Given multiple historical examples, a government accumulating more and more power and the means technologically to protect it, clear where this leads. Prognosticating is a fools errand I'll admit, just looking at it as clear and objective as I can.

That sentence was mainly meant for those that still think that the US government is different and they will only use this power justly. Or that the right criminal gang needs to be elected and everything will be fine. When the Patriot Act was passed I was on the fence. I could see that it was troubling but thought we needed some extra security. Of course I know now that you cannot trust any human or group of humans with that kind of power. There was a pervasive idea that 'no, no, no, it will not be used in a bad way'. But of course it will in almost every instance. I see the same pervasive ideas concerning drones and privacy. The masses don't want to see what is coming.


Bear's picture

"There you have it. It’s no longer al-Qaeda" ... that's right. When we start considering Syrian terrorists, Ukrainian thugs, and the Taliban our negotiating partners and buddies, we have to look for other enemies.

IridiumRebel's picture

1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

"A terroristic method of governing". Sounds like what Mr Holder is fomenting. By this definition, Lois Lerner should be tried for terrorism.

lakecity55's picture

The Big E is simply projecting his guilt subconciously on all of us.

kchrisc's picture

Holder's criteria will be:

1) Does the person know what the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence are?

2) Does the person know what Liberty is?

3) Does the person know that Holder is a criminal?

4. Does the person understand that Corzine is a criminal and why?

5) Does the person have a guillotine?

Affirmative to any will be enough to have one listed on the "domestic terrorist" list by Holder.

I'm 5 for 5.


See you on the battlefield, as I'm not going 'camping'."

disabledvet's picture

"And I'm glad J Edgar Hoover is here with me today for this announcement for I wish to say 'I am the terrorist and I am here to turn myself in.'"

Quiet from the journalists present...then at the AG is in fCt arrested an outpouring of positive emotion, clapping, a "Standing O" as the AG is unceremoniously carted off to Gitmo as "American Detainee #1."

When asked to respond to questions as to "why??!!! Why???!!!" The AG wept while repeatedly exclaiming "DON'T DRONE ME BRO! DON'T DRONE ME!!!!"

It was indeed worthy of mention as "first up" for the evening news on all the Major Networks...including yahoo, google and

He is now apparently in "the undisclosed location" deep in prayer and offering condolences to no one in particular. Back to you at HQ!

sosoome's picture

Cue Mark Potok (SPLC) to define "Potential Domestic Terrorists" in ...3,2,1.

Kobe Beef's picture

How about actual Domestic Terrorists? Like Gangs? You know, organizations that use violence on a daily basis within America.

Sure, Street Gangs commit a lot of murders, ruin many lives, and have destroyed entire cities within America, but let's call Bible-reading, Constitutionally-minded, Law-abiding Whites Terrorists. Because they might get in the way of our NWO.

The USSA is deeply, truly insane. This entire obscene edifice of Lies, Theft, and Murder is clearly wobbling. Don't let it fall on you.



El Vaquero's picture

Self fulfilling prophecy. 


Government not only defines what a terrorist is in a much broader way than the generally accepted vernacular use, but also starts screaming about domestic terrorists.

Government then harasses the fuck out of people it doesn't like and ruins their lives.

People with ruined lives say "fuck it and fuck you government" and go on a rampage like a raped ape.




Problem is, they have become so incompetent at just about everything that they'll fuck it up somehow, and the blowback will rip their fucking faces off.  They might not get outed right away, and the blowback might not be instantaneous, but it will happen, nonetheless. 


You hear that NSA, you incompetent fucks?  Fuck you and go ahead, tell the FBI to start harassing me.  I'm no longer scared of you alphabet soup fucks. 

Blue Horshoe Loves Annacott Steel's picture

You sir, deserve a beer.  Spoken like a true patriot.  Bravo.

lakecity55's picture

"Domestic Terrorist" = everyone but Eric 'Fast 'n Furious' Holder.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Tyrants deserve Tarleton's quarter.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Make no mistake, SS try-outs are now open. I'm doing a home renovation now, complete with all sorts of door prizes for the knock-team members that make it inside.  We'll have the cocktails ready when you roll up, plus some patriotic Lapua bottle rockets that sure snap crackle and pop.  If you end up sticking around, I've got quite a set of power tools to show you.  I'm talking bandsaws, reciprocating saws, circular saws, and chainsaws.  If you're naughty, I'll break out my belt sander and blowtorch.   Y'all hurry on over!

alexcojones's picture

Mike Krieger Never disappoints.

If Holder is going to form a task force to focus on Domestic Terrorism, shouldn't the focus be on this entire administration, and the one previous, and the one previous to that?

Thanks Tyler(s) for all that you dudes and dudettes do.

fencejumper's picture

OT: First 2 hrs of CoasttoCoast radio looks interesting tonight:


"Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Cay Johnston will discuss his work revealing the devious and underhanded ways the rich and powerful use the law and government to fleece and destroy the working class, in order to add to their already enormous wealth."

Sky Man's picture

Straight out of Orwell's 1984...   :-P

European American's picture

Eric Holder Announces Task Force To Focus On "Domestic Terrorists"


I guess he'll be taking names of those of us who frequent ZH?

cherry picker's picture

Better tell Holder there are terrorists in the whore, I mean white house.  We know it is obvious, but he has a mental problem so we should set up signs on freeways and roads directing the esteemed protectors of terrorists on where they be hiding.


Victor999's picture

Are the feds so fearful of their own people, they are about to focus all their counter-terror energy on U.S. citizens?


I wouldn't worry much about that.  If they show the same success domestically for fighting terrorists that they have internationally, the domestic terrorists can well envision a significant growth period.

hardmedicine's picture

HAHA..,,  hey I can't upvote you.  THE GREEN DOESN'T WORK!

CHX's picture

Same here... Divine i-ntervention, Tylers?

Obamanism's picture

The government does not help the Veterans for many years. The treatment or lack of treatment to the Veterans through the VA is designed to make the Veterans disgruntled. They then get frustrated and attack the system to bring attention to the problems. The rescue of Berghald for 5 major terrorist will make the public angry. These things will make people respond against the government and then Mr Holder can determine they are terrorists hence the need for the Militarized police to crack down on them.

The government causes the Problem, the people react by "protest"  and assert their rights and the solution is to class these as terrorist acts done by home grown terrorist as the solution.

FreeNewEnergy's picture

I will be pissed if I'm on Snowden's list.

I will be pissed if I'm NOT on Snowden's list.

Thought about this the other day, and came to the unmistakable conclusion that I'm going to be pissed either way. If I'm on the list, I'll be like, "you fukkers, keeping your Big Bad, Big Brother eye on me. Fuck you."

If I'm not on the list, I'll be more like, you fukkers, what? The shit I've written and spoken aren't good enough to make your shitty list? Fuck you.

Raging Debate's picture

Let me guess. The domestic terrorists are going to be white, middle class Christians that supposedly have been radicalized. Of course, after the tax bill via confiscation by being accused as one, it likely will radicalize them.

"Hey you were talking about how you don't like the state and said you wanted it ended so your a terrorist and now we must put you in jail to work for .20 an hour while we confiscate all your assets supporting your terrorism. You see, we can't print anymore and we will continue being 40% of your economy and you must support our unlimited political appointees for life."

The day they start pulling that crap will be a day the political system literally has to move underground. Then you may see an EMP false flag so all the sheeples run back to master for sustinence. Ya, these policies will be great for growth! Just not for 99.9% of the population.

hardmedicine's picture

i DO NOT understand when it is we all start demanding for transparency from them. 

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

As soon as sheep learn to say something smarter than "baaa-aaa-baaa-aaaa"

Any day now.

Buster Cherry's picture

Because if you're not with us, you're against us.

This is the evolution of the new Oprichnina, like in the days of Ivan the Terrible....

CHX's picture

If they want to get the real criminals, they'd need a task force that starts with the DoJ (who has had a blind eye for decades), congress, the president and all his staff, the Fed, ALL TBTFs, the F BI, CI A, and the NS A, for starters. Good luck with that. The criminals are well known, but for the most part untouchables, for now at least.  

Disenchanted's picture

For the record, Gnome Chomsky on the subject of 9/11(inside job):

"Who cares?"


Chomsky = gatekeeper

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Unstable Condition's picture

Orwell was a raging optimist...

huggy_in_london's picture

The Stasi are back.....