DHS Puts Out Nationwide Terror Alert From Domestic And Foreign Terrorists
WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security has issued a nationwide terror alert for both domestic and foreign terrorists due to "targeted violence" all over the United States on and around the anniversary of the twin tower attacks on September 11th, 2001. Meanwhile Army vet Sean Parnell says that the "US generals more concerned with fighting Tucker Carlson than the Taliban".
The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) put out an advisory bulletin stating that among the potential threats are domestic terrorists, or "individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence" as well as "those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influence".
The National Terrorism Advisory System alert will be in effect from August 13th to November 11th. Mayorkas, from the DOD stated that terrorists often use online forums to "influence and spread violent extremist narratives" as well as encourage violence.
The Department of Homeland security also said that "racially- or ethnically-motivated violent extremists" as well as "anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists" are the main priority and focus for the department of homeland security saying that 'extremists' could try to "exploit the emergence of COVID-19 variants by viewing the potential re-establishment of public health restrictions across the United States as a rationale to conduct attacks".
The department also added that, "Pandemic-related stressors have contributed to increased societal strains and tensions, driving several plots by domestic violent extremists, and they may contribute to more violence this year".
The bulletin also says that the department is working to recognize and assess calls for violence, stating "online activity associated with the spread of disinformation, conspiracy theories and false narratives".
"DHS is also advancing authoritative sources of information to debunk and, when possible, preempt false narratives and intentional disinformation, and providing educational materials to promote resilience to the risks associated with interacting with and spreading disinformation, conspiracy theories and false narratives" continued the bulletin.
The DHS is asking the public to be on alert for threats and report suspicious activity to the authorities. "DHS remains committed to sharing timely information with the public about the heightened threat environment in order to protect communities across our country" Mayorkas wrote in a statement.
"Today's NTAS Bulletin advises the public about the heightened threat landscape we face and how DHS is working with our partners, at every level of government and in the community, to combat domestic terrorism and targeted violence in all its forms" he continued.
"We are committed to ensuring every initiative undertaken by DHS in response to the threat is consistent with privacy protections, civil rights and civil liberties, First Amendment-protected rights, and other applicable laws" he said.
On Thursday however, a U.S. Army vet and Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Sean Parnell slammed Joe Biden, as well as U.S. Generals for the way they handled the situation in Afghanistan, saying that the 'US generals are more concerned with fighting Tucker Carlson than the Taliban'.
Parnell said, "For the last seven months, I’ve watched generals engage in Twitter fights with people, debate the merits of critical race theory on Capitol Hill. It seems like our generals were more concerned with fighting Tucker Carlson than they were the Taliban and we are seeing the tragic and disastrous consequences of that play out on the battlefield right now".
Parnell also said that Trump deserved a "lot of credit" for initiating the withdrawal from Afghanistan, but that "Trump’s plan was very different from what Joe Biden is doing".
"Trump has a phased withdrawal that was supposed to be based on conditions on the ground in order to move onto a next phase. Trump was engaged with regional leaders in the area. Joe Biden has been president for seven months and he still hasn’t had a conversation with the prime minister of Pakistan" he continued.
"I think this is the most egregious thing" he stated. "Joe Biden pushed our withdrawal date back to September 11th for strictly political reasons, and why did that matter? Because it gave the Taliban the time and the space to consolidate and reorganize and plan an attack on Kabul".