Domestic Terrorism Threats

Via forwarded e-mail:

“We want to bring your attention to the potential for increased extremist activity in the month of April perpetuated against Jewish, and possibly other, targets. In particular, April 19th and 20th are two dates that hold particular significance for many in the extremist world and are rallying points for calls to action.

The following anniversaries fall on April 19th:

* On this date in 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993 came to an end.

* On this date in 1995, Timothy McVeigh and Terrry Nichols bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The following anniversaries fall on April 20th:

* Adolf Hitler’s birthday is now “celebrated” by Nazis and neo-Nazis in the U.S. and elsewhere.

* Columbine High School massacre occurred in 1999.

In past years extremist groups have called upon their followers to honor these anniversaries with rallies, literature blitzes, vandalism, desecration and in some cases, violence.”

If you see any loners in trenchcoats carrying shotguns–or Janet Reno driving a tank–run!

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Jim Henley says:

    “Came to an end??”

  2. SwampWoman says:

    Sort of brings a new definition to “spring fever” doesn’t it?