by Barbara Sowell at Digital Journal
The Glenn Beck TV program Friday night mentioned a secret law enforcement report “The Modern Militia Movement,” which was distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) and was obtained by Alex Jones of Prison Planet.
According to Beck, if you ever supported a third party, you might be considered a domestic terrorist!
The original report, which has been confirmed by Lt. John Hotz of the Missouri State Highway Patrol as coming from MIAC, can be read at Prison Planet. Be sure to double click on each page thumbnail for a full enlargement.
After reading the report I would imagine that just about every conservative blogger I’m familiar with would fall into the MIAC domestic terrorist watch list.
This report is very frightening stuff. The MIAC report appears to be a simplistic linking or “fusion” of leftist anti-conservative mythology and stereotyping to the militia movement. Although deadly serious, the report deserves nothing less than wide-spread mocking derision.
Did you ever write about or support Ron Paul or Bob Barr? Well, then, you might be a terrorist.
Are you a Libertarian? Well, then, you might be a terrorist.
Have you ever written about the U.S. Constitution? Well, then, you might be a terrorist.
Have you ever called yourself a “patriot”? Well, then, you might be a terrorist.
Are you a conservative Christian who “clings to guns” and the American flag? Well, then, you might be a terrorist.
Do you plan on attending an April 15th Tea Party? Well, then, you might be a terrorist.
Have you displayed any unusual looking American flags or other Early American flags on your blog? Well then, you might be a terrorist.
Have you ever written about taxes, the Federal Reserve, the New World Order, the North American Union, the Sovereignty movement, Illegal Immigration, or the Trans-Texas Corridor? Well, then, you might be a terrorist!
Paging Jeff Foxworthy!!! Paging Jeff Foxworthy!!! Where are you Jeff? We need you. Hey Jeff it’s time for a new comedy tour, and another book.
Here’s an excerpt article from The Columbia Daily Tribune ‘Fusion center’ data draws fire over assertions'.
Blogs and Web sites frequented by people interested in civil liberties issues have been overloaded in recent days with comments from angry readers who view the document as a precursor to an American KGB spying on U.S. citizens. . .
The government is out of control, we are just trying to survive,” wrote one poster who identified himself as John Adams.
But state law enforcement officials said the report is being misinterpreted. Lt. John Hotz of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the report was compiled by the Missouri Information Analysis Center based in Jefferson City and comes purely from publically available, trend data on militias. . .
At a “Tea Party” to protest wasteful government spending Thursday in Flat Branch Park, several people displaying the Revolutionary War-replica “Don’t Tread On Me” flag were upset to learn the MIAC report lists the banner as a “militia symbol.”
“That’s insane,” said Doug Wendt looking at the MIAC document. “That is not a militia symbol. That is American history. This is historic. The only animosity” American colonists “ever directed with this was towards England.”
Here’s the introductory excerpt from Prison Planet about the origin of the MIAC report.
Alex Jones has received a secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) entitled “The Modern Militia Movement” and dated February 20, 2009. A footer on the document indicates it is “unclassified” but “law enforcement sensitive,” in other words not for public consumption. A copy of the report was sent to Jones by an anonymous Missouri police officer.
The MIAC report specifically describes supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as “militia” influenced terrorists and instructs the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties. . . .
“Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) provides a public safety partnership consisting of local, state and federal agencies, as well as the public sector and private entities that will collect, evaluate, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence to the agencies tasked with Homeland Security responsibilities in a timely, effective, and secure manner,” explains the MIAC website . . .
Hat Tip to Delaware Libertarian for spotting this at the end of the report:
There is also this note at the end:
Comments regarding this alert may be made to Brandon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments on previous MIAC strategic alerts or ideas for research on future strategic products should be made to Greg.email@example.com
I think a few choice comments to the above MIAC folks just might be in order!