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Government concerned of rising anti-government violence

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson
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A document was recently leaked from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis shows a growing concern that an increase in anti-government violence over the next year may be coming, Kerry Picket reported on Thursday.

The report, prepared by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and the Southern Nevada Counterterrorism Center with coordination with FBI, stems from recent acts by the federal government against citizens.

The most notable includes the Cliven Bundy’s Bunkerville standoff in Nevada with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that occurred earlier this year when the agency attempted to seize Bundy’s cattle but backed off when militia groups showed up.

The seven page report, titled, “Domestic Violent Extremists Pose Increased Threat to Government Law Enforcement” dated, July 22, 2014, said, “After years of only sporadic violence from violent domestic extremists motivated by anti-government ideologies, I&A has seen a spike within the past year in violence committed by militia extremists and lone offenders who hold violent anti-government beliefs. These groups and individuals recognize government authority but facilitate or engage in acts of violence due to their perception that the United States Government is tyrannical and oppressive, coupled to their belief that the government needs to be violently resisted or overthrown.”

Interestingly enough, although the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents occurred in the 1990’s, the report only outlines various incidents dating from 2010 to 2014, a year after President Obama was first elected, that include incidents of the Alaska militiamen case, the Waffle House plot in Georgia, the LAX shooting, as well as the Las Vegas shootings.

Meanwhile, federal government interference under the Obama administration has also risen since he was elected in 2008.

The numerous scandals plaguing the Obama administration, attacks against Christians and members of the Tea Party, land grabs, unconstitutional presidential executive orders, millions who have lost homes, their retirements, and employment, and 77 million Americans are in debt collections, may be fueling the rise in anger against the federal government.

The DHS report can be downloaded here.