New FBI Unit Will Target ‘Domestic Terrorists’

By Phil Giraldi

Well, the penny has finally dropped. For the past year, President Joe Biden and his Department of Justice sidekick Attorney General Merrick Garland have been making noises about all the terrorists running around loose in the country. And they have not been shy about suggesting that the alleged terrorists are nothing less that “white supremacists” who are promoting violence to address their grievances against the new Democratic Party administration in D.C.

Well, it has now become official. The Biden government has mobilized and has finally declared “war on the American people,” most particularly the third or so of the population that has concerns about the conduct and results of the 2020 election as well as over the “woke” racial preference policies that the government has been aggressively promoting.

On Jan. 11, Matthew Olsen, head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, revealed to the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI has now created a special unit that will deal exclusively with “domestic terrorism,” which it further describes as constituting an “elevated threat” to American democracy. Olsen claimed that there has been a large increase in “domestic extremism,”
reports having doubled in 2021 compared with the previous year. The new unit will “augment the existing approach” by way of additional resources that have been made available to identify the dissidents, track them down, arrest them and try them under the authority of various laws that were originally conceived as a legal tool to combat the perceived international terrorist threat after 9/11.

Olsen, citing what he referred to as the Jan. 6, 2021 “riot” at the Capitol in Washington, elaborated how the Department of Justice believes that the nation now faces a serious threat from “domestic violent extremists — that is, individuals in the United States who seek to commit violent criminal acts in furtherance of domestic social or political goals.”

He also suggested a racist motive behind some of the violence, adding that, “We’ve seen a growing threat from those who are motivated by racial animus,” and observed that the “terrorists” often are “anti-authority,” whatever that is supposed to mean.

Olsen did not mention that the war on dissent has even included monitoring the social media of America’s military personnel lest they harbor dangerous thoughts. To be sure, the driving force behind the government’s campaign to criminalize the actions of the many citizens who object to the Biden administration policies appears to be Olsen’s boss Attorney General Merrick Garland, who is very well placed to engage in mischief that will potentially affect all Americans. In fact, he has proven to be a more-than-willing accomplice in the social engineering that the Biden administration is engaged in, to include last year’s declaration that white supremacists are the single greatest terrorist threat the U.S. faces today.

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The Biden administration unash­am­edly proposes that America’s governmental bodies and infrastructure are racist and supportive of “white supremacy” and must be deconstructed. It requires everything to be examined through a value system determined by identity politics and race and it views both whites and their institutions as hopelessly corrupted, if not evil.

If there were any doubts about Biden’s intentions, they were dispelled in a speech made in Georgia on the same day that Olsen was addressing the Senate. Biden issued a call to arms that was full of race-baiting, claiming that those who are resisting the voting “reforms” that he is promoting are little better than notorious civil-rights era racists like George Wallace and Bull Connor. In reality, however, the voting changes that the administration is promoting by fiat are, in fact, licenses to steal votes and commit large-scale electoral fraud as they will strip states of the right to demand that voters prove both that they are citizens and legal residents.

Going beyond that, the administration is even reported to be considering devastating proposals to make all illegal immigrants citizens so they can vote. New York City has already declared that all residents will be able to vote on local issues, whether they are in the country legally or not. More to the point, the discussion comes at a time when the nation’s southern border has become an out-of-control entry point for anyone who can reach Mexico.

Even though the enemies list admittedly features white supremacists regarded ipso facto as extremists, it is now notoriously also including those parents who do not support the various formulae being employed to install programs seeking to establish what is referred to as “equity” in the nation’s public schools. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has observed how:

[T]he Department of Justice’s fight against angry parents is a real testament to the authoritarian nature of the Biden administration and, indeed, the entirety of the left. It takes a lot of hubris to declare that you know how to raise someone’s child better than them and send authorities to shut you down when you protest that.

To be sure, the Biden administration requires everything to be examined through a value system determined by identity politics and race, and it views both whites and their institutions as hopelessly corrupted, if not evil. This is what the Department of Education will mandate that your children be taught—and this is why parents are protesting.

Former Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) has responded to the threat coming from a government that he perceives as trending towards totalitarianism by way of a single state education model. In a recent piece entitled “Parents Should Control Education,” he observes:

In contrast to an authoritarian society, a free society recognizes that parents have both the responsibility and the right to provide their children with a quality education that reflects the parents’ values. Teachers who use their positions to indoctrinate children in beliefs that contradict the views of the parents are the ones overstepping their bounds. Restoring paren­tal control of education should be a priority for all who believe in liberty. If government can override the wishes of parents in the name of “education” or “protecting children’s health,” then what area of our lives is safe from government intrusion?

Joe Biden has been accused of being non compos mentis but, if he is, one then has to wonder who is directing his administration to pursue policies that are destroying all the good things that this nation once represented. One thing is for sure, the mask is now off and the Democratic Party plan to create something like a totalitarian state with one-party rule in perpetuum is there for everyone to see. Hopefully, it will serve as a wake-up call for the American people.

Philip Giraldi is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer and a columnist and television commentator. He is also the executive director of the Council for the National Interest. Other articles by Giraldi  can be found on the website of the Unz Review.