Republican Convention To Get Hit Next? FBI and DHS Both Send Warnings

After what just happened in Nice, France, officials are likely even more concerned about the potential for violence and terrorism at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week.

Details are still coming in as I write this article, but what we know so far is that a 31-year-old Tunisian man plowed his truck into a huge crowd that was gathered along the waterfront for a fireworks display during Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice, and he reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ at the police before they shot him dead.  His rampage of death reportedly lasted for two kilometers before he was finally stopped, and dozens have been killed.  This comes on the heels of the massacre of five police officers in Dallas, and that came not too long after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in Orlando.  Clearly we have entered a time when the usual rules don’t apply anymore.  So will the Republican National Convention be the next target to get hit?

Both the Republican and the Democratic conventions have been designated as “National Special Security Events”.  What this means is that the Secret Service will be running security at those venues.  It is being projected that 50,000 people will attend the Republican convention, and in addition to that there will likely be tens of thousands of protesters.

So needless to say, this will represent a big, juicy target for anyone that wants to make some sort of a statement.

We have already seen tremendous violence at Trump rallies in recent months, and there is no reason to think that the Republican convention will be any different.  The radical left dislikes Donald Trump with a passion, and many leftist organizations have already stated that they plan to show up in Cleveland in force.

As emotions run high, could something go terribly wrong?

On Thursday, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey both told Congress that they are extremely concerned

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers on Thursday that they were preparing their agencies for the possibility of violence, both from unruly demonstrators and terrorists, at the upcoming Republican and Democratic nominating conventions.

It is likely that we are going to see more security at these conventions than we have ever seen before.  In fact, Johnson told Congress that DHS will be sending approximately 3,000 agents to each of the conventions…

“I am concerned about the prospect of demonstrations getting out of hand,” Johnson said. “I am concerned about the possibility of violence. We have, within DHS, some 3,000 personnel that will be dedicated to the security of the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National convention, each.”

And Comey told Congress that he is particular concerned about the potential for “domestic terrorism”

Comey told the committee that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was monitoring the threat of violence at the conventions “very, very carefully.”

“Anytime there is a national spotlight on a political event in the United States, there is a risk that groups that aspire to do just that, engage in acts of domestic terrorism, will be attracted,” Comey said.

Of course the feds are not just sitting back and waiting for next week to roll around.  As you read this article, they are actively “monitoring social media” and “tracking protest groups” in anticipation of what might happen

Law enforcement agencies are monitoring social media posting and tracking protest groups such as Black Lives Matter, which have disrupted Trump rallies over the past several weeks. The Secret Service is even using its Twitter account to warn users about their commentary. The agencytweeted recently, “Watch what you say on Social Media!” with a link to a news story about how agents visited a man who joked about sending a bomb when Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were visiting his region.

For one, I am certainly glad that I am not going to be in Cleveland next week.  The security is going to be absolutely suffocating, but no level of security can stop a deranged individual that is absolutely determined to kill people and that is not afraid to die.  As we have seen, it only takes a few moments for a gunman to start mowing down those around him or for a crazed lunatic to plow a truck into a crowd of people.

And one thing we do know is that there will be lots of guns in Cleveland.  Some of the protesters have already announced that they plan to bring guns with them, and many of those attending the convention will be bringing guns as well

As the Republican convention in Cleveland approaches, several delegates from Pennsylvania who support Donald Trump say they are planning on bringing their guns with them to the GOP gathering. Why? They say they are worried about possible violent protest and even an attack from ISIS.

James Klein, a pro-Trump delegate from the Harrisburg area, notes that guns won’t be needed inside the convention hall and that delegates won’t be allowed to bring in weapons. “But,” he adds, “there’s the hotels. There’s going to be dinners.”

We may get a preview of coming attractions during the nationwide “Day of Rage” protests on Friday.  There are supposed to be protests in more than 30 cities, and they have been much hyped.  We shall see if they amount to anything or if they just fizzle out.

Regardless, it is clear that we have entered a time of increased violence.  After what just happened in France, people all over the world are going to think twice before gathering for any sort of large public event.  A huge crowd is an enticing target for any aspiring terrorist, and it is inevitable that we are going to see more attacks of this nature.

The era of the free and open society is ending.  As the violence and terror get progressively worse, our liberties and freedoms will be increasingly restricted, and we will be told that this is for our own good.

Of course this has already been happening since 9/11, but now we have entered a time when this process is going to accelerate significantly.

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  • Girls_club

    Daily praying for Love, Joy, and Harmony for ALL the world, and especially both conventions.

  • Girls_club

    I have a PhD and also went to a private university, that we paid for, with NO government help.

  • daniel1154

    In addition to being the most corrupt candidate in history, she is also one of the most inept.

  • JohnDille

    CLINTON IS LEADING IN ALL OF THE LEGITIMATE POLLS… EVEN THOUGH TRUMP SHOULD BE GETTING A BIG BUMP UP BECAUSE OF HIS VP PICKS, AND THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION!!! PPOR BARRY GOLDWATER… ER.. UH… DONALD TRUMP!!! IN ABOUT 4 MONTHS, HE IS GOING TO GET HIS HEAD HANDED TO HIM… ORANGE HAIR AND ALL!!! MOT AMERICANS HAVE NO INTEREST IN ELECTING BENITO, OR PUTTING HIS CORPORATE BILLIONAIRE THUGS INTO POWER!!!

  • daniel1154

    Dillie. You just seem upset that Hillary is blowing this election. Take your meds, and calm down my communist friend.

  • JohnDille

    SO… YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A REAL SCHOOL, AND YOU INSIST YOU ARE NOT LIVING IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION OR IN A PRISON. AND YOU CERTAINLY ARE NOT MILITARY MATERIAL… THEY WOULD HAVE KICKED YOU OUT AS SOON AS THEY FOUND OUT YOU HATE AMERICA SO MUCH! SO… WE HAVE TO WONDER WHAT KIND OF PRIVATE INSTITUTION YOU HAVE SPENT YOUR LIFE IN!!! OH… I KNOW…. YOU WORK FOR A GIANT CORPORATION, AND THEY PAY YOU BIG BUCKS TO CRACK THE WHIP OVER THEIR CORPORATE SLAVES AND SERFS! YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THE SLAVES OR SERFS… BUT YOU ARE STILL A PUPPET OF YOUR BILLIONAIRE MASTERS! NO WONDER YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN… YOU HAVE A FEW MILLION RICH REPUBLICANS WHO OWN EVERYTHING AND CONTROL EVERYONE… AND YOU HAVE ALL THE WORKING CLASS PUPPETS… AND THEY HAVE GUYS LIKE YOU… WHO HELP ENABLE THE FASCIST DICTATORS AT THE TOP OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY KEEP CONTROL OF ALL THE WORKING PEOPLE WHO BLINDLY AND STUPIDLY SUPPORT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!!! I GUESS THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL… A SLAVE OVERSEER… AND… METAPHORICALLY OF COURSE… YOU GET TO RAPE THE SLAVES OF YOUR CHOICE… AND TO BEAT ANY LIBERAL WHO DARES STEP OUT OF LINE OR TAKE AN EXTRA DRINK OF WATER, JUST BECAUSE ITS 90 DEGREES IN THE SHADE… AND THEIR AIN’T NO SHADE!!! MIGHTY WHITE OF YOU, MASSA DANIEL!!!

  • daniel1154

    I have never been in prison. If I were I would have to vote Democrat with the rest of the prisoners, including, hopefully, future convict Hillary Clinton.

  • JohnDille

    SO… YOU GOT YOUR EDUCATION IN PRISON THEN??? MAYBE YOU WERE LIKE THIS GUY…..

    Last year, we brought you the tale of Wayne Simmons, a frequent guest on Fox News who, as it turned out, wasn’t quite who he claimed to be. Despite alleging that he had 27 years’ experience in the CIA—and the chyrons that referred to him as a “Former CIA Operative”—Simmons was nothing of the sort. No one seemed to realize this until Simmons took his show on the road and tried to flog his bogus background to nab himself a juicy government contract. That attracted the attention of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (impersonating an intelligence officer while dealing with the U.S. government tends to do that), and subsequently, the attention of a judge.

    Simmons has been sentenced to 3 years in prison.
    NOT TO WORRY… YOU JOB AT FOX NEWS WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU WHEN YOU GET OUT, MR. SIMMONS!!! FOX NEWS SPECIALIZES IN EMPLOYING PROFESSIONAL LIARS!!! BECAUSE, HEY… RIGHT WING REPUBLICANS ARE INCAPABLE OF HANDLING THE ACTUAL REAL TRUTH!!!

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    You’re no doubt too dumb to understand but the word “institution” does not necessarily mean a mental hospital.

  • JohnDille

    SO… YOU GREW UP IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION!!! THANKS FOR ADMITTING THAT… AT LEAST NOW I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE SO DIMWITTED AND WHY YOU HATE AMERICA SO MUCH!!!

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    No they didn’t you fool. I went to a private institution. I paid for it myself.

  • JohnDille

    WHO PAID FOR YOUR ALLEGEDLY GREAT EDUCATION??? OH, YEAH… THE TAX PAYERS, VIA THE GOVERNMENT!!! WHATS THE POINT OF WORKING HARD IF YOU DON’T ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING??? SO… YOU MUST HAVE WORKED FOR SOMEONE… AND TO DO THAT… YOU HAD TO HAVE USED THE GOVERNMENT BUILT ROADS AND USED THE GOVERNMENT BUILT WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS AND THE GOVERNMENT PAID FOR ELECTICAL GRID AND THE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE ALL USE!!! POOR DUMB DANIEL… SO WELL EDUCATED… BUT STILL THINKS LIKE A 5 YEAR OLD!!! NO WONDER HE HATES THE GOVERNMENT… IT GAVE HIM A LOUSY EDUCATION!!! OR… MUCH MORE LIKELY… HE WAS JUST TOO STUPID TO MAKE ANY USE OF THAT EDUCATION!!! TYPICAL RIGHT WINGER… ALL RIGHT WINGERS HAVE THAT SAME SORT OF PROBLEM!!!

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    I have worked as hard as anybody you know and my education is much better than yours, and better than most, and the Government had nothing to do with it.

  • JohnDille

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    LOL

  • 2ND Rat

    Yes

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  • JohnDille

    AT LEAST I HAVE WORKED FOR A LIVING… UNLIKE RIGHT WING PARASITES LIKE YOURSELF!!! AND AT LEAST I GOT A GOOD EDUCATION… WHILE YOU OBVIOUSLY DROPPED OUT OF GRADE SCHOOL SO YOU COULD SPEND ALL YOUR TIME MOOCHING OFF YOUR FELLOW MAN!!! AND AT LEAST I AM AN AMERICAN LOVING SOCIALIST… WHILE YOU ARE CLEARLY SOMETHING DESPICABLE AND DISGUSTING… AN AMRICA HATING RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN! GAG!!! GROSS!!!

  • JohnDille

    ARE YOU RETARDED, MENTALLY ILL, OR A REPUBLICAN??? OH… WAIT… THOSE ARE ALL THE SAME THINGS, AREN’T THEY??? SOME NUANCE, BUT NOT MUCH!!!!

  • daniel1154

    Unemployed and self proclaimed socialist who contends he has a college degree but has worked for minimum wage his entire life.

  • Aaron Ruter

    John, would you be sorry if Republicans would be shot?

  • Kickinit

    You got beat up ALOT as a child.

  • Miloph

    JohnDille,
    ARE YOU GAY,MUSLIM OR UNEMPLOYED?

  • JohnDille

    WHAT??? ARREST ALL THE RICH REPUBLICANS WHO WILL BE THERE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR DICTATES AND COMMANDS GET CARRIED OUT BY THEIR POLITICAL PUPPETS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY???? FAT CHANCE! MUCH MORE LIKELY, THE COP WILL SHOOT THEIR USUAL QUOTA OF BLACK KIDS WHO ARE OUT TO MAKE A BUCK SELLING LEMONADE TO ALL THE PRUNE FACED WHITE FOLKS WHO WILL BE THERE TO GIVE SUPPORT TO THEIR NEW FURHER!!! SUICIDE BY BEING BLACK WILL LIKELY HIT NEW HIGHS FOR THE YEAR, BECAUSE WE CAN BE CERTAIN THAT THE COPS WHO DEFEND THEIR RICH RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN MASTERS WILL BE EVEN MORE RIGHT WING BULLIES THAN THEY USAULLY ARE!!! ALL THE GOOD COPS WILL BE FORCED TO HAND OUT PARKING TICKETS, SO THEY DO NOT GET IN THE WAY OF THE FASCIST COPS!!!

  • JohnDille

    YEAH… SOME RIGHT WING FANATICS WILL SWOOP IN AND USE ALL THE GUNS THAT THE NRA HAS ALLOWED THEM TO BUY… DESPITE ALL THE MEMBERS BEING MENTALLY ILL EX CONS WITH TIES TO THE KKK OR OTHER RIGHT WING TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS…. AND THEY WILL TAKE AIM AT THE REPUBLICAN ELITE FOR NOT SUPPORTING HERR TRUMPF IN HIS BID TO BECOME THE NEXT CHANCELLOR… ER… UH… PRESIDENT!!! BUT… OF COURSE… BEING RIGHT WINGERS… THEY WILL BE TOO COWARDLY TO ACTUALLY ATTACK THEIR REAL RIVALS… THE RICH REPUBLICANS WHO SO TOTALLY CONTROL THE REPUBLICAN PARTY… AND TOTALLY CONTROL AMERICA!!! INSTEAD… THEY WILL DO LIKE RIGHT WING COWARDS DO, EVERYWHERE… AND MURDER LARGE NUMBERS OF WOMEN AND KIDS AND OTHER INNOCENT BYSTANDERS!!! BECAUSE… HEY… THAT’S JUST WHAT RIGHT WINGERS DO!!! IF THEY CAN’T ROB AND CHEAT AND EXTORT PEOPLE… OR START WARS AND KILL PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES, THEY GET UPSET AND GO POSTAL ON ORDINARY PEOPLE… BECAUSE THAT IS JUST SO EFFECTIVE AT MAKING GOOD STUFF HAPPEN!!!

  • 1pappap

    That’s not their M.O. They only worry about watching and arresting the law abiding citizens.

  • Girls_club

    Maybe DHS will arrest those that break the law.