This mock terror drill scenario has been crafted by Janet Napolitano and President Obama's Department of Homeland Security and will be executed at Treynor High School in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, starting at 9am on Saturday, March 26, 2011.
ALIPAC is encouraging American citizens to gather outside the school to protest, and American media to converge on this outrage to report.
ALIPAC is also calling on local and Federal authorities to cancel this terror drill that demonizes American gun owners and border security advocates.
"A terrorism drill should not target tens of millions of Americans because of their popular political views in favor of gun rights and border security," said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "Why is our own government targeting American citizens instead of those that come into America from outside of our nation to attack us?"
The DHS scenario claims that this terrorism attack occurs because a boy's father is in some kind of invisible or "underground white supremacy group" and has been "seen with anti-immigration demonstrators," according to page 13 of the DHS directives.
This pattern of demonizing American citizens based on their political views is consistent with recent actions by the Department of Homeland Security.
In 2009 the department was criticized when leaked documents found DHS attempting to alarm police officers that American conservatives might be potential domestic terrorists and threats to the lives of officers. These reports asked police to treat Americans as suspect if they showed concerns over a host of political issues including taxation, illegal immigration, abortion, or the financial solvency of the Federal Government.
In January of 2011, Homeland Security and one of their terror centers released false claims that Tucson shooter Jared Loughner was associated with an online white supremacist group that was anti-government and anti-immigration. The memo was reported by Fox News and Politico, and claimed that Loughner was likely motivated by Congresswoman Giffords' stances in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants. The claims turned out to be false and there was no evidence that Loughner was motivated by race or immigration.
"We need local authorities to cancel this ill-conceived terror drill that targets Americans based on their main stream political views while ignoring the real enemies of America," said William Gheen. "We need Congress to step in immediately to determine why the Executive Branch is writing scripts and putting out false information telegraphing armed conflict between government and American gun owners and border security advocates. Whose side are they on anyway?"
This press release is being sent out nationally today and more detailed information about this incident in Iowa is being placed on the homepage of www.ALIPAC.us
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