Claim: FBI assembled response team with counter-terrorism and WMD mission before 1/6

Plausibility problems.

A Newsweek article published 3 Jan 2022 recounts an FBI effort launched exactly one year earlier in preparation for the 6 January congressional certification of the 2020 presidential election’s Electoral College vote.  According to Newsweek, this effort involved a “half-dozen elite government special operations teams” whose chiefs met in Quantico, Virginia.  “The meeting,” says Newsweek, “and the subsequent deployment of these shadowy commandos on January 6, has never before been revealed.”

Those last five words are mind-blowing, and constitute one of two gaping holes in this story.

Interestingly, at the outset, it appears from the record of his testimony in May 2021 that Jeffrey Rosen, the acting Attorney General on 3 and 6 January 2021, made no mention in it Continue reading “Claim: FBI assembled response team with counter-terrorism and WMD mission before 1/6”

Terror Prevention: What a Difference a Day in September Made

That Bush wasn’t so dumb.

If you have the perspective of informed hindsight – if you knew what the intelligence was in the months before 9/11 – then the information about the latest mega-plot to attack Western targets, and the peremptory response being mounted to it, are a study in moral contrasts.

The moral contrast lies in what we were willing to do before 9/11 and what we are willing to do today. Continue reading “Terror Prevention: What a Difference a Day in September Made”