The 6min video, distributed on gaming platforms and social media is a recruiting tool for far-right extremists that draws viewers in with “They’re coming for your guns” & “They’re opening your borders” then hits them with “They’re humiliating your race” and “Defend your race.”
The far-right groups that emerged during Trump’s occupation created enduring communities
They soft-pedal their political goals & focus on entertaining potential recruits with tools of pop culture, according to current and former members and those who study the new extremism.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Federal agents served a search warrant at a boutique resort in Homer, Alaska, saying they were looking for a laptop stolen from Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, one of the Homer Inn and Spa owners said.
Agents on Wednesday confiscated laptop computers and a cellphone, owner Marilyn Hueper said. A cellphone belonging to her husband, Paul Hueper, was also forensically audited by agents but not confiscated, she said.
Marilyn Hueper said agents also claimed there was photographic evidence that she was inside the Capitol during the riot; something she denies.
The couple attended Trump’s rally in Washington on the day of the insurrection but denied entering the Capitol.
Federal agencies investigating at least two possible incidents on US soil, including one near the White House in November 2020, that appear similar to mysterious, invisible attacks that have led to debilitating symptoms for dozens of US personnel abroad. cnn.com/2021/04/29/pol…
It started with CIJA pretending to be a Russian spy. It ended with a pro-Assad academic’s mapping out an entire network of a Kremlin-coordinated disinformation scheme on Douma. newlinesmag.com/reportage/how-…
During a 3mo correspondence with someone he thought was a Russian intelligence officer, a British academic unmasked a global network of Russian diplomats & conspiracy theorists seeking to undermine OPCW, the Hague-based watchdog investigating chemical weapons in Syria.
Paul McKeigue, a professor of genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics at the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine, sent over 300 emails to a contact known only as “Ivan,” who approached McKeigue with an offer to help him “get to (the) truth” about Syria.
Marjorie Taylor Greene abandoning plan to launch #AmericaFirstCaucus after the publication of a 7-page platform vowing to protect “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” by Punchbowl News, her spokesperson told Forbes.
“She’s not planning on launching it at this time,” the spokesperson said, adding that it was “in the early planning stages” but that the publication of the document by Punchbowl “[blew] it all up.”
Gosar (R-Ariz.), who was reported to be planning the group with Greene, claimed in a statement to have first learned of the platform “by reading about it in the news yesterday, like everyone else,” adding, “Let me be perfectly clear, I did not author this paper.”
In a separate DHS BRIEF:
DHS warns that, to further their own agendas, extremists:
- "may attempt to exploit activities & events surrounding the legal proceeding" of Chauvin's murder trial &
- "more likely following the outcome of the trials”
“Once the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan, the Taliban is likely to take control of large swaths of the country by force. This will lead to renewed repression of the Afghan population, with the Taliban reverting to draconian Islamic rule in the areas it controls...”
“But given the Taliban’s longstanding ties to Al Qaeda, Afghanistan will also once again become a country where transnational terrorist organizations can organize as they plot to strike the West.”
Exposure to online propaganda, in music & in books / literature was present in more than 2/3 of the sample.
Formal, top-down recruitment occurred for 3 Islamic extremists
📍the majority of white supremacists *actively sought out participation in extremist organizations*
🎯Among 26 who exited (20) or were in process (6), 22 mentioned that a person or group intervened to help them by providing diverse cultural and demographic exposures, emotional support, financial stability, or domestic stability.
from 7/15-8/22 Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, conspired with others to recruit an employee of a large US company to transmit malware provided by conspirators into co’s computer network.
Once installed, Kriuchkov and his co-conspirators would use the installed malware to exfiltrate data from the company’s computer network and then extort the company by threatening to disclose the data.