From the March 2009 Idaho Observer:
Cop think tank regurgitates ADL/SPLC "intelligence" on "modern militia movement" THE IO—
Cop think tank regurgitates ADL/SPLC "intelligence" on "modern militia movement"
THE IO—By Friday, March 13, 2009, it was apparent that the Obama administration had picked up relations with the Anti Defamation League (ADL) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) where the Clintons left off eight years ago. The news came with the release of the eight-page "Strategic Report" [on the] "Modern Militia Movement (MMM)" published Feb. 20, 2009, by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) out of Jefferson City.
MIAC professes to be a "fusion" center that combines information from the Department of Homeland Security and local government agencies to "analyze threats and better combat terrorism and other criminal activity."
The MMM report is a regurgitation of the same "domestic terrorism intelligence" the ADL and the SPLC were packaging for the Clintons between 1993 and 2000. The intel has been updated, however, to include people who supported Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin or Bob Barr for president.
When it first surfaced, the report was assumed to be a hoax or a satire because its claims are so absurd. But Paul Joseph Watson, writing for Prison Planet, confirmed that the report is 100 percent genuine, according to Captain Hull at the Missouri State Highway Patrol who said that the MIAC Strategic Report is a part of "normal operation for officers" to receive these periodic reports for "safety purposes and to track trends or changes."
"The MIAC report specifically describes supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as ‘militia’ influenced terrorists and instructs the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties," Watson reported.
The report does not mention anything about Muslim terrorists but rather lumps anyone who can prove in documents and evidence that the U.S. government is corrupt is a potential MMM member and to be regarded by law enforcement as a domestic terrorist.
Paul and Baldwin have reportedly demanded an apology from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. On March 19, Governor Nixon defended the report by stating, "Getting information, especially public information, out of our fusion center, out to local law enforcement agencies, as we do every day and we’re going to continue to do. Any way they take that information and can analyze what the threat levels are is important to make sure the public stays safe."
In that regard, acting as if the report were accurate would actually jeopardize public safety because it mistakenly identifies some of the most decent and dedicated Americans as terrorists and fails to identify those who truly pose threats to national security.