Skip to comments.FBI adds ‘preppers’ to potential terrorists list
Posted on 08/12/2011 5:39:07 AM PDT by marktwain
An FBI Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force handout being distributed to Colorado military surplus store owners lists the purchase of popular preparedness items and firearms accessories as suspicious and potential indicators of terrorist activities, an exclusive report by Oath Keepers reveals.
Essentially, the government is conflating Americans who believe in being prepared for disruptions in normal circumstances with potential domestic enemies who bear scrutiny, and are recruiting those they patronize to spy and snitch on their customers. As potential terrorists. For such suspicious activities as buying storable food. And paying in legal tender.
This is not a new tactic. Oath Keepers themselves have been targets of a campaign to portray their organization and membership as militia extremists and haters, due in large part to the smear efforts by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It has been used against people who champion the Constitution and warn against the United Nations. And its not confined to the FBI, but is also used by the Department of Homeland Security and so-called Fusion Centers and
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Glad to see they've narrowed down the list to just 50% of all Americans. Keep up the good work, feds...
i work and save money to prepare for ‘rainy days’
guess that makes me an extremist and/or terrorist
sounds like standard ‘logic’ for libtards
You MUST drink the Koolaid or else....
Dang, I just added 3 weeks worth of dehy’s to my supply stock. Guess I’d better turn myself in.
Matthew Chapter 24 (Douay Rheims) 1] And Jesus being come out of the temple, went away. And his disciples came to shew him the buildings of the temple.  And he answering, said to them: Do you see all these things? Amen I say to you there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed.  And when he was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world?  And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you:  For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many.
 And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places:  Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows.  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  And then shall many be scandalized: and shall betray one another: and shall hate one another.
 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many.  And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold.  But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in the whole world, for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the consummation come.  When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.
 Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains:  And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house:  And he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat.  And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.  But pray that your flight be not in the winter, or on the sabbath.
 For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be.  And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.  Then if any man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him.  For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.  Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.
 If therefore they shall say to you: Behold he is in the desert, go ye not out: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not.  For as lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west: so shall the coming of the Son of man be.  Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together.  And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved:  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn: and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.  And he shall send his angels with a trumpet, and a great voice: and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.  And from the fig tree learn a parable: When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh.  So you also, when you shall see all these things, know ye that it is nigh, even at the doors.  Amen I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.  Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.  But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone.  And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark,  And they knew not till the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.  Then two shall be in the field: one shall be taken, and one shall be left.  Two women shall be grinding at the mill: one shall be taken, and one shall be left.  Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will come.  But know this ye, that if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open.  Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come.  Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath appointed over his family, to give them meat in season.  Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find so doing.  Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods.  But if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord is long a coming:  And shall begin to strike his fellow servants, and shall eat and drink with drunkards:  The lord of that servant shall come in a day that he hopeth not, and at an hour that he knoweth not:  And shall separate him, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
We have been warned.
The wise man hears of trouble coming and prepares for it. If that trouble does not arrive, he's still much better off because of it - Gandhi
A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences - Proverbs
“distributed to Colorado military surplus store owners”
So is this on the initiative of some local FBI Einsatzgruppenfuhrer with ambitions, or is this agency wide?
Good! I always knew those damned Preppies were up to no good.
They need to station informants at Vassar and in L.L. Bean.
It's time for us to start keeping track of numbers. Like how many people do registered democrats kill in the average year. And how many registered Republican kill in the average year. How many Radical Muslim acts of terror in the world - how many Christian acts of terror in the world.
The FBI knows how to do math... they understand the underlying truth - which means they're being played for fools with the hocus pocus bull about dangerous middle aged white people. Aside from the fact that it's racist - it's also laughable stupid.
Of course they need to know who the preppers are. How else will they know where to send Obama’s “civilian army” once the SHTF?
Standard procedure for socialism: If you are trying to be independent of the state, you must be a potential enemy.
Those that are dependent on the state can be mostly controlled.
So is this on the initiative of some local FBI Einsatzgruppenfuhrer with ambitions, or is this agency wide?
now that is a GREAT question.
i haven’t seen anyone comment on this.
if it’s agency wide, i would worry a lot more.
i do not underestimate people like Ayers...
SOP since Wickard v Filburn. Attmpting to be self-sufficient is a punishable offense.
Yeah, go and get some camping gear, and/or outfit your son for some ROTC activities... Now apparently I’m going to end up on a watch list? Great. Yeah, I’m prepared for a number of things. Just one example: there is a survival “go” bag in the back of my car at all times.
Boy, was I happy and proud of that guy. While driving all I could do was give him the THUMBS up and hope he saw it. That is one brave fellow. Very inspiring.
Does this mean that my stash of #10 cans of B&M baked beans are now listed as weapons of (m)ass destruction?
These guys have been listening to too much Firesign Theater.
Maybe they want a list of those who have food storage so they can try to grab it (to redistribute), if the sh*t hits the fan. Scary.
“Now apparently Im going to end up on a watch list?”
We are here. We already are.
“which means they’re being played for fools”
I don’t think they are being played for fools. They have been politicians with badges for a long time. They crave press coverage and this plays to the press.
Look at how they acted in Wisconsin simply because the union was asked to pay just a small portion of their own support. Imagine what the welfare freeloaders are going to do when they're asked to cut back on their free handouts.
.pdf of the FBI handout is here:
I just hope they have my name spelled right.
There was a woman who lived a couple miles from me who was a prepper. She died and they sold her stuff at an auction, including her survival food, it went really high and had multiple bidders. There are more Preppers than people think.
Sheesh, there’s an entire Prepper community on YouTube. I subscribe to maybe two dozen different channels.
I’ll be waiting for the FBI knock on my door...
Won’t matter if your name is spelled right, I’d be surprised if half the agents in Emperor bammy’s FBI can read.
One doesn’t need to read to follow orders and pull triggers.
“Bureau of Justice Assistance”
Why was I not aware there was such a group?
Here is why, they pay local/state government with grants to do their bidding: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/funding/index.html
General Funding Information
Current and Upcoming Funding Opportunities
FY 2010 Grant Awards
Important Progress Reporting Announcement for BJA Grant Recipients
What country did this type of thing? Was it Germany before WWII? You answer.
The left attempts to define anyone who is against them as a terrorist.
This means that they will have to investigate Costco and Sam’s customers because both sell”prepper” storable food. I wonder how members of the Al Gore loving Costco set will like being considered potential terrorists.
The wider the definition, the more rabbit chasing they will do. Then comes “We don’t have enough staff to chase all of these rabbits, you must increase our funding.”
And sometimes I wear a black hat and carry a backpack!
I don’t know about you, but anyone who would pay any attention whatsoever to anything that the Southern Poverty Law Center has to say about prepping, are exactly the people I and many others are prepping to defend ourselves from WTSHTF....
Come git some...
Skippy and Buffy???
O M G !!
Yep. The "writing on the wall" is more than obvious.
I know the radical left is going to freak in 2012 when they lose big. I can see it all now. Like in the UK, people and businesses will have no choice but defend themselves.
The socialists have run out of other peoples money. Now what? The left will have to go through withdrawal symptoms, so it's going to get ugly.
I thought no one ever notice me....
Idiotic chumps doing everything they can to justify their existence at the expense of real human and American lives.
It is high time that a lot of people start frequenting Army Surplus stores to stock up on supplies. When the FBI is overwhelmed with stupid leads to follow some of the idiocy may stop. Do you suppose that the next thing they will be watching are Sam’s Clubs? People buy supplies in bulk there also. Imagine if all the intel starts to indicate that ‘people are buying supplies in bulk’. This tells me that they are preparing for Armageddon. A self-fulfilling prophesy is something that the government should not invite. If they think they can turn this into another crisis that they can fix, they may find themselves sadly mistaken. The old Boy Scout motto should be regarded, ‘BE PREPARED’, should be words for all law-abiding citizens to live by.
I carry some Mountain House meals in my luggage, the one I check, not he carry-on for times when I can’t get to a store or restaurant or am just too tired to get grub.
I wonder if that little habit will set off the TSA bells?
Looking at this other way, maybe someone(s) wants to know who to raid when those who didn’t prepare need supplies? Grasshopper and Ant?
Ok... I hope they have my street address right. My neighbors are decent folk and don’t deserve to have their dogs shot.
Yep. If the govt doesn’t know where all the preppers are how will they spread the wealth around when the SHTF?
I think there is someone living in Government Housing (at 1600 Pennsylvania Av Washington DC) doing that.
Is it because what can be used for good, can also be used for evil?
Good Luck everyone. Keep your powder dry, and if it comes down to as may well be ... Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition.