My first thread on topic is here and in the 75 comments posted from Sept. 3 to Nov. 9, 2020, has plenty of content that is still quite useful


    I'll start the new thread in comments.


    Expert JJ MacNabb retweeted this contrarian commentary on the above story:

    "Very fine people on both sides" ...?

    OIC, the above is part of promotion of their new book:

    Tech companies under pressure to ban far-right forum used for militia organizing

    MyMilitia users have posted threats against protesters and lawmakers, and experts say it’s a dangerous recruitment tool

    By Kari Paul @ TheGuardian.com, Nov. 13

    Pressure is mounting on tech companies to ban MyMilitia, a website used by far-right extremists and armed groups to organize, after it was linked to threats of violence against US protesters and lawmakers this week.

    On Tuesday, police arrested Brian Maiorana after he allegedly posted online threats targeting Chuck Schumer, the Democratic minority leader in the US Senate, and threatened to “blow up” the FBI. Maiorana is also alleged to have used MyMilitia, as well as an unnamed mainstream social media platform, to make threats to kill protesters and discussed building his own weapons, according to the complaint. Maiorana, a registered sex offender, is barred from legally purchasing firearms.

    The arrest has put more pressure on internet companies that control the infrastructure supporting MyMilitia, including GoDaddy and Cloudflare to ban the platform from their services.

    “This is a very dangerous game they are playing, giving people the ability to recruit extremist militias during a perilous political time in our country,” said Matt Rivitz, the co-founder of the online activism and anti-bigotry group Sleeping Giants. “It is shocking to see these companies not only supporting but actively monetizing themselves off of it.”

    MyMilitia was first registered with GoDaddy in 2016 by Ohio conservative Chad Embrey, according to internet hosting records reviewed by the Guardian. The website is one of several domains Embrey has bought related to the militia movement. Embrey’s expressed goals for the website include changing the “negative perception” of militias and assisting communities “from all threats foreign or domestic”.

    The site further rose to prominence after a man named Michael Hari and other members of his Illinois-based militia allegedly bombed a mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota, and appealed on MyMilitia for others around the country to rally to their defense.

    As of early October, the site had at least 20,000 users organizing more than 530 militia groups in the US, according to a report from Vice. It’s also becoming more popular. The site totaled 69,461 visits in October 2020, up 322.6% from October 2019 at 16,437, according to web traffic analytics firm SimilarWeb [....]

    Anarchist groups plan to confront 'Million MAGA March' in DC https://t.co/Bsfqbwiks2 via @MailOnline

    — JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) November 13, 2020


    My brothers gave up "playing army" once they were in junior high school:

    (retweeted by Lincoln Project's Reed Galen)


    More playing army, real guns, both sides:

    by historian Oliver Bateman & Malcolm Kyeyune:

    Sequence of shots as a member of the #ProudBoys is stabbed during violent running street fights in #WashingtonDC tonight #DC #DCProtests @SWNS pic.twitter.com/bcMDzo5YKu

    — Adam Gray (@agrayphoto) December 13, 2020

    I don't feel like looking at all the other shit from the DC boys playing war in the streets from yesterday., just using this as a marker that it happened. Wish they would all go home and stay home. These are not real "terrorists", and yes, both sides they are immature brats that all need to do some time if they are going to keep it up. Or go watch West Side Story and play some video games.

    More goofballs on both sides:

    more same:

    also see NYTimes piece on Germany which I put on "In the News" as well:


    On Black Identity extremist groups being confused with BLM related groups by some media:

    Frankly, it's weird that there are people who don't think Moorish sovereigns are a potential violent threat.

    New terrorism guide shows FBI still classifying Black 'extremists' as domestic terrorism threat https://t.co/Gkmw3LfvT5 via @Yahoo

    — JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) December 31, 2020

    The photo that accompanies the story is misleading. The Black Identity Extremist designation had nothing to do with Black Lives Matter.

    — JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) December 31, 2020

    Do you think that’s part of the problem right there? These Black separatist groups being lumped into BLM?

    — Barbara Matthews (@MatthewsB) December 31, 2020

    The leaked FBI report that triggered this controversy never mentioned BLM. The news articles about the leaked report just assumed that's who the FBI was talking about.

    — JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) December 31, 2020

    I suspect the reporters and the experts they quoted weren't familiar with the small wave of violence that came out of the Moorish sovereign movement in 2016-2017.

    Unless you follow me or ADL or SPLC, you've probably not heard much about that violence.

    — JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) December 31, 2020

    SPLC tracks "black separatists" as part of their extremist mapping project. (This is not a reference to BLM.) https://t.co/jMFAmMQpTJ

    — JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) December 31, 2020

    But that's about to change in 2021, to avoid the negative response to the FBI label. https://t.co/Ih8V9oK5dc

    — JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) December 31, 2020

    I think @intelwire puts it best when he wrote that thinking that your ‘side’ is incapable of extremism is probably an extremest position.

    — R. Alison Mason (@knowerofsecrets) December 31, 2020

    FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

    by Lolita C. Baldor @ APnews.com, one hour ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.

    The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have gripped Washington following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters. And it underscores fears that some of the very people assigned to protect the city over the next several days could present a threat to the incoming president and other VIPs in attendance.

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press on Sunday that officials are conscious of the potential threat, and he warned commanders to be on the lookout for any problems within their ranks as the inauguration approaches. So far, however, he and other leaders say they have seen no evidence of any threats, and officials said the vetting hadn’t flagged any issues that they were aware of.

    ”We’re continually going through the process, and taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation,” McCarthy said in an interview after he and other military leaders went through an exhaustive, three-hour security drill in preparation for Wednesday’s inauguration. He said Guard members are also getting training on how to identify potential insider threats.


    Multiple officials said the process began as the first Guard troops began deploying to D.C. more than a week ago. And they said it is slated to be complete by Wednesday. Several officials discussed military planning on condition of anonymity.

    “The question is, is that all of them? Are there others?” said McCarthy. “We need to be conscious of it and we need to put all of the mechanisms in place to thoroughly vet these men and women who would support any operations like this.”

    In a situation like this one, FBI vetting would involve running peoples’ names through databases and watchlists maintained by the bureau to see if anything alarming comes up. That could include involvement in prior investigations or terrorism-related concerns, said David Gomez, a former FBI national security supervisor in Seattle.

    Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, has been meeting with Guard troops as they arrive in D.C. and as they gather downtown. He said he believes there are good processes in place to identify any potential threats.

    “If there’s any indication that any of our soldiers or airmen are expressing things that are extremist views, it’s either handed over to law enforcement or dealt with the chain of command immediately,” he said. [....]



    visible sign is anti-cop as usual: BLUE LINE/BROWN SHIRTS/RED COATS/"JUST Following/ORDERS"

    Boogaloos at Michigan Capitol; note the rainbow flag and the language as if being repressed by jackboots:

    A man who aligns with Boogaloo boys makes a statement in front of Michigan State Capitol. pic.twitter.com/hQsWQqgwvx

    — Mandi Wright (@DetroitMandi) January 17, 2021

    Today’s vibe around the country. A few protestors at state capitols, handfuls of boogaloo, but mostly quiet. https://t.co/d7rAYYJEih

    — Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) January 17, 2021

    jj says no way:

    cross-link FBI: FLORIDA MAN DANIEL BAKER ARRESTED FOR PLOTTING VIOLENT ATTACK ON PRO-TRUMP PROTESTERS including that  Baker was involved in the 6/29 CHOP shooting where protestors killed unarmed Black teen. Case still unsolved. Baker likely knows the killer(s) and may have been a shooter himself, 


    she is referring to 2016 case of armed right-wing extremists  Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    with these results from 2018 Final Defendant Sentenced for Armed Takeover of ​Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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