A training-style video available on a media page of the FEMA HSEEP (Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program) website, and linked to the Department Of Homeland Security, features a fake news report depicting “gunowners” and “militias” as terrorists planning bombing attacks on public centers. While confirming that the video’s source was indeed a FEMA/DHS webpage (it was), I discovered another similar video which pushes the boundaries even further; depicting a raid on a militia headquarters which turns up “evidence” of a chemical weapons factory, as well as schematics of various civilian targets. Both videos can be viewed below:
I can’t see any actual “training” utility to these videos, except that they condition DHS agents (and perhaps other law enforcement officials) to immediately associate the “militia” and the gun rights community at large with vicious terrorism.
Take special note that “gun possession” is mentioned in both videos as if it is a crime, while showing weapons and items that are perfectly legal to own today, including semi-automatic rifles, sniper scopes, night vision, flack jackets, and armor piercing rounds (rounds manufactured before the ATF cut-off date are still legal for anyone to own). All of these items are described in the video as seized “contraband”. Also take note of the absurd scene in which confiscated shooting dummies of various skin tones are displayed while an officer states “ethnicity was open, they hated just about everybody… “.
The official intention or purpose of these videos is not yet known, though this is not the first time the DHS has been caught producing materials that demonize patriot groups and profile them as domestic terrorists. From the Virginia Fusion Center Report to the MIAC Report and beyond, the DHS along with the help of propaganda peddlers at the Southern Poverty Law Center, has consistently fielded the concept that Constitutionalists, states rights advocates, 2nd Amendment advocates, tax protesters, anti-federal reserve activists, Ron Paul supporters, and even returning veterans are potential threats to national security. The fictional videos above make us appear monstrous with the potential capacity for mass murder. The narrative is clearly being established in the minds of law enforcement that we are the enemy. Realize that the “militia” label will one day be used to pigeonhole all Liberty Movement Groups, and that the fantasy of “evil plots” against the citizenry will certainly be attached…
As of the date this article was posted, both videos above were available for download on the FEMA HSEEP website, linked to a DHS.gov subsection. The exact date when these videos were produced is not clear. Here are the original links for those resources (Vid 1 is listed as “Video Raid”, and Vid 2 is listed as “Video News Raid”):
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