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New NRA Video Fuels American Extremists, Says Former CIA Analyst

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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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WELL well...What is going ON? Is the NRA trying to characterize half the country as "the enemy"


NEW NRA VIDEO FUELS AMERICAN EXTREMISTS, SAYS FORMER CIA ANALYST



A new ad put out by America’s biggest gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, has been compared to an extremist recruitment video by terrorism experts.


Really? What's it LIKE?


Backed by an ominous soundtrack, the video features NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who works for the right-wing media outlet The Blaze, stating left-wingers “use their ex-president [Barack Obama] to endorse the resistance” and that he pushes them to violently protest and accuse the Trump administration of “racism and sexims and xenophobia and homophobia.”


WOW. That's some stern "stuff" Ms. NRA! But wait! it goes EVEN FURTHER:


“The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with a clenched fist of truth,” Loesch says before urging viewers to join the powerful gun lobby to fight back.


And WHAT do the PEOPLE who actually make a career from counter terrorism MAKE of THIS??


This is the kind of rhetoric that creates extremists, according to ex-CIA intelligence analyst Cynthia Storer, who is now an adjunct instructor at Johns Hopkins University teaching intelligence analysis and counterterrorism.

“The NRA is feeding an us vs them narrative of the kind that fuels all extremist movements,” Storer wrote on Twitter Thursday. “I should know.”


REALLY now? How should Cynthia KNOW?


Storer should know because she developed the models the CIA uses to track the steps of extremist radicalization. While serving at the agency for 20 years—Storer left in 2007—she focussed on counterterrorism and the war on terror against al-Qaeda from the early 1990s.


Well...SHE seems to know MORE than just about anyone when it comes to how to radicalize a population... HELL, she invented some of the CIA's PLAYBOOK.

She DOES admit the "left" isn't SCOTT FREE...but there's a caveat:


When challenged by a reader who said the left has their own narrative—which they claimed is backed by the media—Storer replied that “the left isn't urging people to buy guns to start a revolution.” She, however, “agreed that the divisive language from both sides needs to stop.”


The NRA doesn't SEEM to be HELPING an already turbulant time. The article CONTINUES. . . .


Right-wing terrorism in the United States is on the rise, and a national survey of 175 U.S. law enforcement agencies in 2014 ranked the armed right-wing sovereign citizens movement above Islamic terrorists as the most prominent domestic terrorist threat.


You are MORE likely to be hurt by some RIGHT-WING "Sovereign Citizen" according to 175 U.S. law enforcement agencies surveyed.

And of COURSE I couldn't create this without sharing the radicalization video from the NRA with you ALL:



^^ That's some straight up extremist propaganda being PRODUCED right here, at HOME in YOUR United States...

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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

I see nothing wrong.

The left started a resistance...the NRA will help me protect myself from them.

Go Dana!


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

What about Johnny Depp and other Hollyweird celebs who called for the assassination of Trump?


edit on 6/30/2017 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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Are PICKET signs and PINK hats so TERRIFYING?

Maybe the LEFT is terrified of the AMERICAN TALIBAN *cough cough*

If the conservatives have the GUNS...why are they SO terrified???



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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

The article is crap.
I watched the NRA video.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland
I like the ad, and agree wit it!


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: Martin75

Could not agree more.

I`m not an NRA member, but I applaud the work that went into this very well made video.

After listening to all of the stuff coming from the left, I didn`t see anything in the video that appeared to be untrue.

I did not see it as inciting anything, other than opening up the eyes of some who have not really paid attention to what has been happening .


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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Tell me, how many NRA members have broken shop windows, looted, marched on freeways to stop traffic, called for assassination of the President, or shot someone with their millions of guns lately? Did that just accidentally not make the news or something? Because the answer is: ZERO.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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originally posted by: DanteGaland
Are PICKET signs and PINK hats so TERRIFYING? Maybe the LEFT is terrified of the AMERICAN TALIBAN *cough cough* If the conservatives have the GUNS...why are they SO terrified???


Did you miss the broken windows, fires, and freeway marches? Conservatives are not terrified; they are DISGUSTED.




posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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The narrative that the POLICE are somehow a "vanguard" against the "LEFT" is the kicker for me.

Try SKIMMING through NRA-themed Facebook posts...wait...

Just DONT do it. Good LORD I have a bounty on my head according to THOSE folks!




posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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The FACT that so many here agree with this AD...

Only reinforces the MANY voices on ATS claiming THIS place has been RADICALIZED...






posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

great add. Sad that it's true, and really makes you think about how far the left has gone. It seems the NRA is looking for money with this add. I'm not sure what your beef with it is, other than it likely hits a bit close to home.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

HOLD ON!, wait a HOT minute!

You mean to tell ME that the CIA is saying RIGHT-WING domestic TERRORISM is more
DANGEROUS
than Islamic Terrorism ??

Well color ME SuRpRiSeD!!!



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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originally posted by: DanteGaland
The FACT that so many here agree with this AD...

Only reinforces the MANY voices on ATS claiming THIS place has been RADICALIZED...





It has, I agree. The few left anarchists that remain seem to be very agitated and aggressive lately. Hell, just look at your OP. You sound kind of angry and mean. Go find a puppy to hug or something. I'd hate for you to bust a blood vessel or something.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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This VIDEO is literally number three:

The 14 Characteristics of Fascism



Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

American extremists?

So he means the segment of the population that shoots each other up in every inner city around the country?



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: DanteGaland

great add. Sad that it's true, and really makes you think about how far the left has gone. It seems the NRA is looking for money with this add. I'm not sure what your beef with it is, other than it likely hits a bit close to home.


It's not the LEFT that has moved. It's the RIGHT. Starting with the TEA PARTY the right shifted and became more militant and Orthodox. The OVERTON WINDOW (of what's "normal") shifted WITH them:




posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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How incredibly sad. I've seen this building for years though.

Attacks on the Left
Attacks on Academia
Attacks on Science
Attacks on the Media
Attacks on non European cultures

It's a video any DAESH operative would be proud of.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: DanteGaland

I see nothing wrong.

The left started a resistance...the NRA will help me protect myself from them.

Go Dana!

You know you can't shoot people based on political affiliation, right?

You do know that, right?

Trump's America.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: DanteGaland
WELL well...What is going ON? Is the NRA trying to characterize half the country as "the enemy"





Over half the country, mind you. Remember, most voters voted against him and his approval rating is dismally low.

Yeah, this video is unsettling. It reminds me of an adrenaline-fueled intro to some cookie-cutter FPS game. I think that immediate impression is the subtext conclusion they were hoping others would arrive at. "Scary liberals outnumber you, buy a gun, and prepare to defend yourselves".

Gross.



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