The Department of Justice released a statement, Thursday, about the successful law enforcement activities of the Department of Justice in a campaign to seize terrorist Organizations’ Cryptocurrency Accounts, and ironically, at the same time, the left has started a movement to defund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
According to the statement, “It should not surprise anyone that our enemies use modern technology, social media platforms and cryptocurrency to facilitate their evil and violent agendas,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “The Department of Justice will employ all available resources to protect the lives and safety of the American public from terrorist groups,” Barr said.
“We will prosecute their money laundering, terrorist financing and violent illegal activities wherever we find them. And, as announced today, we will seize the funds and the instrumentalities that provide a lifeline for their operations whenever possible. I want to thank the investigators from the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the prosecutors from the D.C. United States Attorney’s Office and National Security Division for their hard and innovative work in attacking the networks that allow these terrorists to recruit for and fund their dangerous actions.”
“The Department of Homeland Security was born after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and, nearly 20 years later, we remain steadfast in executing our critical mission to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values,” said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf.
“Today’s announcement detailing these enforcement actions targeting foreign terrorist organizations is yet another example of the Department’s commitment to our mission. After launching investigations that identified suspected online payments being funneled to and in support of terrorist networks, Homeland Security Investigations skillfully leveraged their cyber, financial, and trade investigative expertise to disrupt and dismantle cyber-criminal networks that sought to fund acts of terrorism against the United States and our allies,” the statement said.
Law Enforcement Today reported Wednesday, on the DHS, and said, “The federal agency tasked with protecting Americans from outside threats has become the target of a once well-respected civil rights organization the ACLU. The call to dismantle and defund the Department of Homeland Security comes at a time when the massive federal agency is critically needed. “
Surprisingly in the past 18 years, the left had absolutely no problems at all in giving the DHS skyrocketing authority and funds, however when Trump used the agency to protect federal land from organized domestic riots in Oregon or in dismantling the funding of foreign terrorism, the left machine steps and demands they are defunded and stopped.
The DHS had been instrumental in curtailing violence in Portland, a city under siege from Marxist groups aimed at civil upheaval.
Myth: DHS officers have been replaced by state and local police.
Facts: DHS's mission to protect federal property doesn't stop, and we will continue to fulfill it.
The state of Oregon is finally addressing the violence and partnering with DHS officers.
— DHS Spokesperson (@SpoxDHS) August 5, 2020
So why at this time, with the domestic unrest and the successful targeting of international terrorist organizations, does the left want to defund the DHS? Leading Democrats have scolded the DHS for enforcing law and order, calling officers “storm troopers”.
The ACLU, a beacon of Marxism in America, became the organizer of the movement to dismantle the DHS.
BREAKING: We’re calling for the dismantling of the Department of Homeland Security.
— ACLU (@ACLU) August 10, 2020
Left-leaning media falls into place.
The New Yorker:
The funding for D.H.S. has steadily increased despite evidence, which has been amassing for years, of alarming misconduct. https://t.co/kIIKCuHka2
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) August 8, 2020
"The agency has been spying on protesters and journalists. Congress must force the DHS to massively reform – or disband"
Fund Poor People
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) August 7, 2020
HOMELAND SECURITY WAS AN INVENTION OF THE BUSH-JR.-ADMINISTRATION! SO DISMANTLE IT & DEFUND IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! IT DOESN'T PROTECT THE USA, IT CHANGES THE USA IN TOTALITIARISM: The Case for Abolishing the Department of Homeland Security https://t.co/TZVmtJbzo5 via @TeenVogue
— Herbert Gantschacher (@ArbosTheatre) August 11, 2020
DEFUND NAZI STORM-TROOPERShttps://t.co/gOj6OR6Aus
— JAY carreon (@JAYcarreon6) August 10, 2020
Variety of Social Justice Warrior groups:
A coalition of social justice organizations stood outside a federal building in downtown Chicago Tuesday demanding the federal government to defund the largest law enforcement agency in the country: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. https://t.co/sc93WZlMvp
— Jared Rutecki (@JaredRutecki) August 6, 2020
It is questionable whether these leftist organizations and their media/Democrat allies want to see the funding ended for terrorism.
The movement to Defund the Department of Homeland Security proves that Conservatives really can get Socialists to stop funding the growth of “Big Government”, just by forcing government agencies to carry out their Constitutional duties and protect America.