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Assessing the Threat from Accelerationists and Militia Extremists, [Testimony of JJ MacNab,] Before the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism Committee on Homeland Security, July 16, 2020   [open pdf - 117KB]

From the Summary: "Between gun control issues, civil unrest, the stresses placed on the country by a deadly pandemic, conspiracy theories, anti-press sentiments, and a highly divisive election cycle, the nation is one large event away from violence. In the past, the Ruby Ridge and Waco standoffs were the catalysts that drove Timothy McVeigh to terrorism. Such catalysts today could include heavy handed use of the American military on civilians/protesters, a street war that turned lethal, or the government using excessive force against what turned out to be an imaginary or exaggerated enemy. Anti-government extremists are aware that their plans for a revolution or 'Civil War 2' require that catalyst. Most are waiting for that big event, but some will do what they have to force its occurrence."

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2020-07-16
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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security: https://homeland.house.gov/
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