Washington, D.C.– On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the formation of a Department of Justice task force to combat “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists in the United States.

In a video statement posted on the DOJ website, Holder claimed it was time to focus on terrorism here in the U.S. The video has since been removed.

“We face an escalating danger from self-radicalized individuals within our own borders,” said Holder.

He went on to cite the Fort Hood shootings in 2009 and the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 as examples of “the danger we face from these homegrown threats.”

This newly minted task force, the “Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee,” is in essence a reconstituted version of a now defunct task force created by former Atty. Gen. Janet Reno after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. The task force will consist of leaders from the FBI, the Justice Department’s National Security Division and U.S. attorneys.

The task force under Reno focused mainly on right-wing extremism, while Holder’s version will reportedly focus on Internet radicalization.

“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,” said Holder.

With the recent characterization of the Bundy supporters as “domestic terrorists,” by Senator Harry Reid, and the revelation that President Obama considered using military force against those that stood in support of the Bundy Ranch under a Department of Defense directive, it begs the question as to who will actually be targeted by this task force.

As previously reported here at BenSwann.com, last month the FBI began an investigation into the militia and supporters that stood with Cliven Bundy during the standoff at his ranch.

Could this task force simply be the continuation and culmination of a narrative that has been forwarded by the government for a number of years?

First there was the MIAC report, which claimed that potential terrorists include people who own gold, Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, and even people who fly the U.S. flag.

Then in 2012, there was a leaked Homeland Security study that claimed Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty,” and “suspicious of centralized federal authority” are possible “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

More recently, there is a Department of Defense training manual, obtained by Judicial Watch, using a FOIA request, which lists people who embrace “individual liberties” and honor “states’ rights,” among other characteristics, as potential “extremists” who are likely to be members of “hate groups.”

This document goes on to call the Founding Fathers extremists, stating, “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements, “ including, “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule.”

With the continual militarization of executive agencies and local law enforcement, and the refocusing on “domestic threats,” it seems that the nebulous term of “extremist” can be applied to virtually anyone that questions the status quo or stands up against authoritarian systems of power.


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  • zenloki

    if there are radicals in the US, its because of the actions of the federal government. taking more action will only make it worse.

    • Mary Lou Barnwell

      Zenloki, That is a wrong statement. That is something a person hired to work for Obammy and his co-horts would put on a post. People should never stop trying to get bad people out of their government. You just want people to lay down and be walked on. We have to be on the alert for people like you!.

      • zenloki

        its wrong? why? slap me on the wrist, tell me its wrong but don’t bother to explain yourself. you’re not my mother and I’m not a child, at least most of the time anyway. clearly you mis-interpreted what I wrote so I’ll help you. further actions to stifle speech in this country will only radicalize more people. get it?

  • WesSeid

    For some reason, so many people in government who are afraid of terrorists can’t be bothered to secure the borders which terrorists can currently just walk across and then demand amnesty and free stuff.

    • beadstallcup

      Yep. Isn’t that something? The people in gov’t today need to be booted out of gov’t!

      • Mary Lou Barnwell

        beadstallcup, vote them all out in November.

  • Michael Langley

    Yet, they still admit that the founding fathers were seen as radical extremists! We are in trouble, if the grounds, for this nation’s founding, are now the reasons that we are labeled “domestic terrorists”!

    • ghendric

      We should be fighting back but everyone is too high or zoned out on meds to give a damn… voting is a waste of time. It does nothing but give us all a whole new set of problems and never addresses the actual problem. Politicians make empty promises to just get elected because its the new way to get rich in America.

  • America has always had “fringe” groups that are dangerous.

    There are only three or four types and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how, who and why this becomes an issue within our borders, but the powers that be decided against our will that they know better than we and we can’t have anyone “profiled” in our nation.

    When “We the People” remember who we all really are, then we will take back our nation through education – not the junk passing for education in schools, universities, government and business.

    This garbage is tyranny from afar and the only way to “combat” it and win is to know your leaders and make sure they know you and know your needs – not “wants”, NEEDS.

    I NEED my Constitution intact and unfettered.

    I am not getting that yet POTUS and HOLDER and all your liars who have huge permanent salaries and can’t possibly care because you don’t work with us and have never, ever known us from the beginning.

    Those in Congress set themselves above us and believe, wrongly, that they are there to ENACT laws. Well, I am here to tell you that the PEOPLE will the laws into being and this travesty of “making laws” as a JOB needs to END and the ENFORCEMENT of the will of the people needs to be the law of the land once again.

    Educate your Liberal friends – martial law will come to the US unless they stop their insane control freak actions.

    Benjamin Franklin was the ultimate Libertarian and I stand with him in saying to all in Government, Business, Military, and to the mother and father who love their children:


    Mind your OWN business and allow others their sins and excesses and separate yourself from them, move away from them and you will find where the real people are in our nation and who the traitors are to our very existence.

    Mind your OWN children and stop allowing “educators” tell you what “needs” to be “taught” to your babies – their minds are good only as long as good parents stand for them and allow for compassionate discipline.

    MIND your local authorities – know who they are and let them know who YOU are, don’t allow them to keep their illogical mindset and wrongheaded belief that they know better than you do – for therein lies your strength – it’s your state, it’s your city, it’s your neighborhood and many don’t know their neighbors – mine don’t want to know anyone – rentals 90% has made us suspicious of one another but hearing the fighting nightly is good cause for much of my neighborhood’s problems.

    Some have little or no voice in our nation. I live in a semi-rural but well connected unincorporated area – I have no voice in “city” affairs. I am not allowed a sewer (septics are hideous).

    I am not allowed to petittion my government as it states any citizen has the right to do in the Constitution because there are those in governemnt there to block all efforts to be able to have any wrongs redressed.

    Washington state is so filled with illogical layers of “laws” not put there by our citizens, but rather by “lawmakers” who “think” they need yet another law for “xxxx” but are ignoring much in their districts and in their states and cities.

    Mayors are impotent.

    City Councils are corrupted people who line their pockets while greasing others’ for future use.

    Police are some of the least “trained” of our enforcers.

    Congress is filled with very ignorant people who have no responsiblity to themselves (taxes, morality, personal hygeine, obesity) so how in the WORLD are you expecting most to work everyday with drunk/hungover/pills (60%-70% – not a fact, just a real world estimate).

    And every “office” of the governemnt is filled with people who don’t care about facts, just rules, not right, but illegal and moronic laws that go against the very grain of our Constitution.

    I am sorry for our nation and our lack of care to educate the very poor who are in turn the very legs of this travesty government.

    Those who don’t know how very badly they are being used, use it to snipe at many of the rest of us daily. They can’t see the poop on their chins nor the disarray they cause by their ignorance – and that’s scary.

  • beadstallcup

    quote; “…Holder’s version will reportedly focus on Internet radicalization.”, unquote. Oh, that’s a good one! HaHa. What this two-bit jackoff Holder it really saying is that any website critical of the Barky Obama REGIME will be viewed as “terrorism” and shutdown by gov’t cyberthugs or physically assaulted and/or machine gunned by militarized police goons. Why do we put up with this vicious little creep Eric Holder?


    So what they are saying is, We are the Federal Government, Consider us the New British Monarchy. Bow Peasants.


    face an escalating danger from self-radicalized individuals within our own
    borders,” said Holder.

    To Holder I ask, what is your definition of Self-Radicalized
    individuals within our own borders?
    Are you referring to the 35
    established Terrorist Training Camps
    that are scattered across the Nation training Jihadists that are financed by Sheik Mubarak
    Ali Gilani. These
    groups are members of Muslims of the Americas, a radical group linked to a Pakistani militant group called
    Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Its members are devoted followers of Sheikh Mubarak
    Ali Gilani, an extremist cleric in Pakistan.

    Or are you
    referring to the New Black Panther Party led by Hashim Nzinga Malik Zulu Shabazz (which for some reason information on Hashim Nzinga from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (This page has been deleted.) Which
    used Physical and Mental disruption at various political polling stations using
    intimidation on voters who were not voting for their party’s choice.

    The Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and
    the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights consider the New Black Panthers to be a hate group
    (Mr. Holder, I ask you is that your definition of self-radicalized
    individuals within our own borders?) The
    New Black Panther Party led by Shabazz said Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel,” he also went
    on to say in a spring time rally in Washington D.C. in 2002 kill every “Goddamn
    little babies, goddamn old ladies. Blow up Zionist supermarkets.”

    I am of
    the generation of the 60’s, being a teenager in California Living around the
    Bay Area when Huey Newton founded
    the Original Black Panther Party, their goal was not WHITE HATE, it was BLACK PRIDE and the Original
    Members of the Black Panther Party, The veterans of the original
    Black Panther Party – the
    party of Huey Newton, Elaine Brown, David Hilliard, Panther-turned United
    States Congressman Bobby Rush and Fred Hampton among others – have denounced and dismissed NBPP as
    essentially pretend panthers.

    In the words of Bobby Seale, a famous founding
    member of the original organization, this NBPP is “a black racist hate group.

    ”An open letter from the Dr. Huey P. Newton
    Foundation, which is run by members
    of the original Panther Party, decries
    NBPP for being a hateful and unconstructive group, trying to exploit “the
    Party’s name and history” and failing “to find its own legitimacy in the black

    “The Party,” the letter said of the original
    group, “operated on love for black people, not hatred of white

    Yet the NBPP Groups motto is Kill Every White Person
    as stated by Maruse Heath, also known as “King Salim Shabazz,” the head of the New
    Black Panther Party Philadelphia chapter,
    and has the words “kill whitey”
    tattooed on his face. WHAT ARE YOU

    This being only two
    of MANY as you say RADICALIZED INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS, the list can go on for
    pages, i.e. Nation of Islam where Malcolm X was a member under Elijah Muhammad and
    a converted to Muslim Faith while in prison before being a drug dealer and
    addict, pimp, and other criminal activities and yet when he returned from Kenya
    seeing what the real problem was came back to the United States, and denounced
    the teachings of the Nation of Islam and its new leader Farrakhan and starting
    his own church was
    murdered just 3 days after saying “IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT YOU ARE A CHUMP AND IF

    You Sir and your
    POTUS have done more in the past 6 years to make a crack, no a CANYON between
    the White and Blacks of this Nation which President Kennedy and the Dr. Martin
    L. King Jr. built to bring the two together AND BRING ABOUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS
    know what Johnson said after he signed the Bill into Law in the back room of
    the White House with his Southern Buddies (I will not degrade myself to write
    what he said), I have no love for Johnson, he, like you and Obama have used
    FALSE FLAGS as have other Presidents in the past to either cause war, or panic,
    or terror into the American People. Johnson being our involvement in Vietnam
    (which I fought in) going in front of Congress and lying stating that the N.
    Vietnamese had attacked a Naval Ship in the Gulf of Tonkin WHEN IT NEVER

    Obama and yourself
    along with certain elements of your administration have caused at least 4 FALSE
    FLAGS since you took office, YOUR MAIN
    first 4 years in office, those being the shooting of Gabby Gifford and the deaths
    of those there to include a child and then again in Aurora, Colorado at the theater
    and the deaths of 12 individuals there.

    Since this did not
    work during the first 4 years to get the public opinion behind you to disarm
    this Nation just one month after re-election we have FALSE FLAG #3, Sandy Hook
    Elementary School, 20 children, 7 adults and that one almost pulled it off for
    you and the POTUS, however, you think that the American People are so
    STUPID. After the initial SHOCK subsided
    and people started investigating and looking into this act, and that is what it
    was AN ACT, well scripted and orchestrated by the Administration too many holes
    were punched into this actually happening, and the evidence was there to back
    it up. This was a well planned FALSE
    FLAG, with a lot of people making a lot of money, the actors from Newtown, mortgages
    paid off to the large checks that you delivered to the Newtown Police Officers
    who acted out their parts in this PLAY.

    So now we move on to
    # 4, The Boston Marathon, although there were Government Actors there, it is a
    fact that lives were lost and individuals were maimed from the two explosions
    but did the two brothers carry this out, NO I DON’T BELIEVE THEY DID, there are
    photos of who really carried out this FALSE FLAG. This was a test to see just how far the DHS
    and other agencies involved could go and get away with asserting their
    authority on the people of Boston and their 4th Amendment and it
    worked in as much at the time everyone was in SHOCK and willing to comply to
    help in the capture of who did this disaster.

    Homes were invaded
    and searched, people were ordered to stay in their homes, which they did, and
    the DHS did their job, but like Sandy Hook, Aurora, Colorado, and Arizona, once
    the initial shock had worn off people started reviewing photos, video, talking,
    comparing notes, investigating and found that this to was a Government FALSE
    FLAG only this time like Arizona and Colorado, there were innocent citizens

    I do agree, that
    there are factions in MIDDLE CLASS AMERICA that are becoming Radical and could
    become a threat to our stability as a Nation, they are frustrated with all the
    corruption in the Government, the total disregard for the Laws of the Land, The
    Constitution of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, the
    forceful aggressiveness of the various agencies within the Administration such
    as the BLM, DHS, NSA, to name just 3.
    The continued lies from the POTUS, and disregard for the Congress and
    Senate and the way our Government was established, trampling on all that had
    made this Republic what it was AND STILL IS.
    So yes, there are individual and groups out there I am sure that are
    becoming Radical in thought BUT IT IS YOU AND THE POTUS THAT HAS CAUSED THIS

    I have posted this on
    a blog site in comments to a discussion, I have also posted it on my Face Book
    Page and sent a copy to my Attorney and to other individuals for file in the
    event anything was to happen to me or my wife that it is documented. As I
    stated I have done my du diligence and the evidence that I have stated is there
    and I have the documents to back them up along with the photos and videos.


  • Jon C

    Some FYI’s:

    idea that recent mass shooters are mostly registered Democrats is a myth http://www.examiner.com/article/the-idea-that-recent-mass-shooters-are-mostly-registered-democrats-is-a-myth

    – The idea that recent mass shooters are mostly registered Democrats is a myth
    (comments) http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8b6_1360733434&comments=1

    the right wing media ignores: 56 percent of terrorist attacks and plots were
    from right-wing extremists http://freakoutnation.com/2013/04/23/what-the-right-wing-media-ignores-56-percent-of-terrorist-attacks-and-plots-were-from-right-wing-extremists/

    Right-Wing Terror on the Rise http://theredphoenixapl.org/2011/05/22/right-wing-terror-on-the-rise/

    From the Right: Plots, Conspiracies and Racist Rampages Since Oklahoma City http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/publications/terror-from-the-right#.UXM1mmd49NI

    from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/challengers-from-the-sidelines-understanding-americas-violent-far-right

    terrorism is real: Backlash to a new West Point study on domestic extremism
    exposes the depths of conservatives’ denial http://www.salon.com/2013/01/22/right_wing_terrorism_is_real/

    How Much Danger Do We Face From Homegrown Jihadist Terrorists? Since 9/11,
    successful domestic terror plots like the Boston Marathon bombing have been
    rare exceptions. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/04/charts-domestic-terrorism-jihadist-boston-tsarnaev

    Use Boston Bombing to Paper Over Their Own Extremist Terror: http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/right-wingers-use-boston-bombing-pap

    Violence and Privilege: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/political_violence_and_privilege_20130710//

    Domestic (United States) http://www.faqs.org/espionage/Te-Uk/Terrorism-Domestic-United-States.html

    Greater Danger: Military-Trained Right-Wing Extremists-Prior to the Boston
    bombing, a series of high-profile attacks prompted concern about Islamist
    extremists within the U.S. armed forces. It’s not unfounded, but it downplays a
    bigger threat. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/04/the-greater-danger-military-trained-right-wing-extremists/275277/

    and Left-Wing Terrorism Since 9/11: http://homegrown.newamerica.net/overview_nonjihadists

    attacks have become WAY less frequent since the 1970s, and 8 other things to
    know about terrorism in the U.S.: http://wapo.st/18PXcYK

    Terrorism Cases, 2001-2012: The New America Foundation and Syracuse
    University’s Maxwell School have examined cases of homegrown jihadist and
    non-jihadist terrorism in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. http://homegrown.newamerica.net/

    Violent Right-wing Extremism Doesn’t Scare Americans-Imagine if religious
    conservatives were treated the way Muslims are in the US. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/07/muslim-american-surveillance-new-york

    • hwt123

      You still stuck on the two party system? you fool , both parties feed the same beast… who is the beast? the bankers who purchased DC in 1871 & use marshal law declared by Lincoln to take away our rights.
      The future worth of every man is sold in a mutual fund on wall street(your name in CAPS) = a bond & the courts operate under MARSHAL LAW jurisdiction to strip away our rights….
      The US is a corporation for profit that bonds every man at birth & sells that mans future worth on wall street… get a clue



    • ghendric

      How do you know you’re not reading a bunch of propaganda? Do you believe everything you read on the internet? The only terrorists I see are the ones destroying the Constitution and taking away our freedoms and liberties little by little. Those are the real terrorists. What makes them think they need to control all of us? Is it their own delusional self absorbed psychopathic thinking feeding their desire to control everything? Or are we just all too damned stupid to live our lives the way we want to?

      • Mary Lou Barnwell

        I dont trust anything,that this administration does. They are just getting an army together,that they hope will eventually control everybody. Impeach Obama, Holder, Hillary.

    • Austin

      Careful, using facts to back up your opinions is generally not welcomed by the nutjobs who frequent this site.

      • Aaron

        Facts are relative to weather or not they actually are a fact you moron. I can write something is a fact, and slap my name on it. that does not make it a fact, and since his own articles claim Tim McVeigh was Right wing which is a flat out lie its clear your facts are biased, and pure BS McVeigh identified himself as a White Power believer, and Libertarian not Right Wing.

        • Joe McPlumber

          These childish stickers are counterproductive. Labeling people and sticking them in boxes is exactly what the govt wants us to do. Because i mean who cares if they round up white power libertarian terrorists, as long as i’m not one of those?

        • Mike

          McVeigh can call himself anything he wants but an unprovoked attack is anathema to libertarians. He was no libertarian.

    • Aaron

      since half the stuff you presented is a lie I can’t trust your data even snopes has shown that Tim McVeigh was Libertarian, and a White Power nut, as well as read a ton of materials on Nazi ideology so since half the stuff you presented is flat out lies, how am I suppose to believe what you present when it has no proof, or is flat out wrong. Oh wait more Liberal BS typical of a Socialist.

      • ghendric

        Amazing how you called Tim McVeigh a Libertarian and White Power nut all in one breath. Do you even know what the difference is you baboon? lol..

        • Mike

          I’m going to assume that McVeigh claimed to be Libertarian, and that’s what people are running with. If McVeigh claimed to be Libertarian, he may have actually thought he was Libertarian (barring his infamous actions), it would be a similar case to the “right-wing” nut jobs that have done horrific things.

          • ghendric

            The founding fathers were Libertarian and they were called terrorists too. McVeigh was obviously nuts thinking that blowing up children would actually make a difference. Its easy to hijack a movement and claim to be something. The problem is people just automatically believe it and blame it on the movement when its clearly the person. The general population isn’t very smart and don’t even realize that they are participants in a system designed to keep them enslaved to debt. Its the new face of slavery and is controlled by a small group of people at the top. Our government is obviously controlled by them as well since nothing ever improves with each election cycle. It just gets worse and worse and we all lose a little more freedom and liberty each time while the war on “terror” just keeps raging. People vote for who tells them the most believable lie. I don’t think they could handle the truth. They’re over medicated and just walk through life in a daze. Its not going to get better until the people do their obligation that the Constitution gives them the right to do.

      • Richard Abbey

        McVeigh was no libertarian. Ever heard of the non aggression principal? How can you be a nazi (national socialist) and a libertarian?
        I’m a banana octopus! Ridiculous….

    • watchingtheangry

      @Jon c, sure you list all liberal sites. SPLC is big tome liberal!

  • Layla Godey

    McCarthyism. This is the “forward progress”?

    • Aaron

      McVeigh was not right wing Layla its a misnomer he was Libertarian, and believed in White Power. those are facts they like to leave out to make the right look like terrible people, they also leave out that just about every mass shooter for the last 100 years has been a Democrat or child of democrats who was into the far left studies.

      • Layla Godey

        McVeigh was not a libertarian, either, as libertarians would clearly point out that McVeigh violated the NAP (Non Aggression Principle). To try to equate his actions with libertarianism is to fall into Holder’s nutty little nonsense of “everyone’s a terrorist”.

  • Kevin Morency

    Maybe if they followed the constitution, people wouldn’t be so ticked off.

    • Mario

      The constitu-what?!!

    • cooperbry

      You are now an extremist Kevin. 🙂

  • Winston

    Funny how they miss people like Bergdahl et al. We are being overthrown by muslims and conservative patriots are the target. If you’re Marxist, you’re the good guy. See Isaiah 5:20. Says it all. Our own citizens have been brainwashed as is evident by some of the commenters, which means they are our enemies. Sympathizers must be destroyed.

    • Richard Abbey

      Tell that to the kids In the occupy movement.

      • Amal Iel

        That’s total disinformation. The Obama administration loathed the Occupy movement (Obama wouldn’t even acknolwedge occupy, he only used the 99% rhetoric), as evidenced by the FBI’s far-reaching surveillance and crackdown coordination of protests.

    • Amal Iel

      Islam has nothing to do with it. Religion is always just an excuse.

  • jimmyt

    We know who the real terrorism threat is

  • Xaun

    Just like the DHS using the NDAA and many other organizations and documents that would simply take to long to list that only deal with the homeland and the American people, the idea is simple, the American people are considered terrorists as according to the fusion centers, the NDAA, the DHS, the NSA and many many others and now we have an old but newly expanded organization that will specifically target the American people….all I can say it’s very very sad.

  • Mario

    Gotta make use of those FEMA camps! Didn’t build those for foreign people, right?

  • Abe

    Krystallnacht!! “Obot” style!!!

  • juicylu

    its a dissent hunting group!

  • DrGonzo7719

    So Holder cites Ft. Hood and Boston and neglects to remember that those were Muslim terrorists?

    • public_servant_watch

      Actually BOSTON was domestic terrorism via PSYOP by the government itself in collusion with corporate globalist! The next step was to defraud the American people! https://www.rebelmouse.com/rebelready/

  • Where is Carlos when we need him?

  • cooperbry

    It appears that crime is now terrorism and this calls into question the motives of Federal Officials. We already have police and FBI for law enforcement. Another example of growing government agencies and budgets in the name of bullshit.