June 13, 2013

Boston Police Training For Right-Wing Terrorism Shocked And Surprised By Muslim Terrorism

Boston police were preparing a training exercise for right-wing terrorism when a couple of Muslims ruined the narrative by planting and detonating real bombs. Police are still at a loss as to what might have motivated the Tsarnaev brothers to set the explosives.

From The Boston Globe via Jihad Watch:

The scenario had been carefully planned: A terrorist group prepared to hurt vast numbers of people around Boston would leave backpacks filled with explosives at Faneuil Hall, the Seaport District, and in other towns, spreading waves of panic and fear. Detectives would have to catch the culprits.

Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed "Operation Urban Shield," meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat. The hypothetical terrorist group was even given a name: Free America Citizens, a home-grown cadre of militiamen whose logo would be a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression, according to a copy of the plans obtained by the Boston Globe.

But two months before the training exercise was to take place, the city was hit with a real terrorist attack executed in a frighteningly similar fashion. The chaos of the Boston Marathon bombings disrupted plans for the exercise, initially scheduled for this weekend, forcing police to postpone. Now officials must retool aspects of the training.

To paraphrase Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch, "frightening similar" except that Islamic terrorists are and have been a real threat, while right-wing militia terrorists are virtually non-existent except in the leftist imagination.

But don't worry. Boston authorities, with the help of Homeland Security, have vowed to re-schedule the exercise, promising to use the same scenario as they initially planned - 'racist' right-wing extremists targeting Americans.

By DMartyr at 10:34 AM | Comments |