Agencies warn of possible anarchist activity at conventions
August 22nd, 2012
05:48 PM ET
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Agencies warn of possible anarchist activity at conventions

Washington (CNN) - Law enforcement officials are concerned about possible violence by anarchist extremists at the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions, according to an intelligence bulletin prepared by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

The bulletin, which was obtained by CNN, says that anarchists could try to use improvised explosive devices.

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  1. just sayin

    >The bulletin, which was obtained by CNN, says that anarchists could try to use improvised explosive devices.

    shoot them. real bullets. no fooling around.

    August 22, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  2. We The People

    It's about time.

    August 22, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. Darryl

    I have to say the HATE the republican Party has created for the last 3 plus years is no doubt the answer for this kind of stuff.

    August 22, 2012 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  4. DRAKE MALLARD

    I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?' Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we've got to rein in the spending." –Rep. Michele Bachmann

    August 22, 2012 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    Oh, there's going to be some anarchy, all right, but it won't be out on the streets. Inside the convention center, in the back rooms, and anywhere there's a camera there will be one wingnut or another squawking for attention. I'll admit it, I can't wait!

    August 22, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  6. Captain Awesome

    Hmm. No mention of blowing up stuff at the DNC convention. Could it be that these 'anarchists' are the same ole occupy liberal idiots?

    August 22, 2012 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Don't forget to bring your false flags, GOPers.

    August 22, 2012 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    I bet this is the play by GOP thugs. These animals do any thing to grab power to ruin further. Obama12.

    August 22, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  9. myviewis

    I see the anarchists goal is to close the bridges in Tampa Bay during the Republican National Convention, be destructive to the infrastructure in Tampa. I don't see where the anarchists are planning such violence, destruction, crime, maybe even bring death to someone in North Carolina where the Democrat Convention will be held. I can safely conclude that these anarchists are Democrats looking to hurt Republicans with the use of improvised explosive devices.
    I hope the FBI will keep them from murdering anyone, including police officers. Wow, another Colorado. Hopefully, people in Tampa can stop them and not end up like those that died in the movie theater in Colorado. Talk about anger and dislike of Republicans.

    August 22, 2012 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  10. T'sah From Virginia

    Hurricane? Anarchists? What is left to rain on the Pub's parade???? All in all, you want everyone to be safe and I hope nothing happens that would jeopardize that!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 22, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  11. Bill E Bob

    Here comes the Big Goebbelian–that these anarchists are Republicans or Conservatives.

    August 22, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  12. clownshoes

    Democrats are way too violent

    August 22, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  13. PDK

    Correction, "convention." the OWS scumbags are an arm of the democrat party and the only convention they will be at is the republican convention. Also, dont forget The OWS scumbags (anarchists) did try to blow up a bridge so it's no suprise IEDs are being considered a possible threat at the republican convention.

    August 22, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  14. Jubal

    Anarchists???? Really???? Not the rabid OWS crew determined to get their 'gubment money' at all costs? Not the ones financed by Soros and the DNC?

    August 22, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  15. quail

    Sounds like a ripe opportunity for a Govt sponsored 'false flag' event.

    August 22, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  16. Larry L

    By "anarchists" they're talking about the Tea Party – you know... people who hate the federal government? Why would they cause harm to Republicans? It's their political party and they're doing plenty of damage in the House of Representatives!

    August 22, 2012 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  17. rawheadrex

    Spray demonstrators with water cannon, including detergent. It may not deter them, but it may alleviate their foul body odor. 40years+ in r/tv news on the ground, not with the glorious msm correspondents. I remember so many protests and how filthy the protestors were. Nothing has changed.

    August 22, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  18. freecheese

    I am old enough to well remember the 1968 Chicago Demorcrat Convention. Throwing feces and piss filled baloons on cops were common.
    Expect more from the far left this year.

    August 22, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  19. iambicpentamaster

    Occupy Tampa – Starring Joseph Robinette Biden

    August 22, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  20. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    My question is why would the Anarchists groups go after the GOP convention alone? Why was there no plot against the Democrats? What do these people want?

    August 22, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  21. Neo124

    Just a build up to another false flag by government agent provocateurs.

    August 22, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  22. 100 % ETHIO

    Talk, talk... Is it better, replacing local Officers by returned hero American Soldiers?
    I bet, the injured returned Soldiers, could do much better than the local healthy Officers-including the Dunkin Donut bellies.

    August 22, 2012 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  23. sharinlite

    Well, we know where the cops are going to be, don't we? In the bakeries eating donuts and sipping coffee pretending that they care about criminals, law and order.....and of course CNN will NEVER report that!!! Wonder why your viewership is down to less than 300K

    August 22, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  24. John Drozinski

    Pssst! Hey CNN. send the F.B.I. and D.H.S. a bulletin back asking them why they have not acted on there info and arrested them! Or are they waiting around until someone gets hurt or killed like Agent Terry!

    August 22, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  25. Steve S

    Why don't we see news (facts) rather than speculation (possible, could)? People are PO'd on both sides of the debate, no question, and will voice their freedom of speech. Until a law is violated CNN and all like need to report news (fact) not speculation.

    August 22, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
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