Jihad Watch reader Paul sums up the absurdity of this: “Boston-area cops planned a training exercise centered around an imaginary backpack bomb attack on the Marathon by a domestic right-wing terror group. But the real McCoy — from The Religion of Peace, natch — beat them to it. ‘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.’ The Keystone clowns were too busy dreaming up ‘wingnut’ attacks to see what was coming from the REAL terrorist threat — Muslims and their mosques — which they would in any case have been forbidden to target with intel ops! Feel safer yet?”
“Police response training planned, but bombs hit first,” by Maria Cramer for the Boston Globe, June 8 (thanks to Paul):
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.
“The real thing happened before we were able to execute,” said a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the planned exercise. “We”ve already been tested.”…
“Frighteningly similar,” except that Islamic jihadists are real, while right-wing terrorists sporting a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression are figments of the Leftist imagination.