Monday, October 16, 2023

Sleeper Cells? An Alternative Viewpoint

By Tim Gamble

We've heard a lot about Iranian and Muslim sleeper cells during the past week or so. Actually, I've been hearing about those sleeper cells most of my adult life. Supposedly, they are here in the US (and presumably in other western countries) just waiting to be activated, bringing large-scale well-organized violence to the infidel.

The latest fears over the sleeper cells revolved around the so-called "Day of Rage" or "Day of Jihad" on October 13, 2023. This was called for by former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in wake of the war between Israel and Hamas. 

Yet nothing happened. Nothing grand or organized. A few protests, a stabbing, some college professors acting like idiots... But that was it. No organized, massive attacks by those dreaded sleeper cells.

Of course, it is no surprise that those sleeper cells didn't activate. After all, they didn't activate in the past, even when there was perfect opportunity and reason.

The sleeper cells didn't activate after 9/11.

The sleeper cells didn't activate after the US invaded Iraq .

The sleeper cells didn't activate after the US exploded the beloved Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in early 2020. 

If ever an event would have triggered the activation of those sleeper cells, it would have been that last one. They didn't activate.

And, of course, they didn't activate Friday, when a Day of Jihad was actually called for by Hamas. 

Why, not? Why have the sleeper cells never been activated? I suggest there is an obvious reason. They don't exist. They are fake news. They are propaganda used by both sides.

That doesn't mean there aren't bad folks over here that may, and will, act out. Individual acts of violence and terrorism remain a possibility. But at this point, the idea of well-organized, well-trained sleeper cells has been disproved by actual events, or the lack thereof, in my opinion.  

Be ever vigilant. Practise situational awareness. Be prepared to defend yourself and your family. But don't live in fear of sleeper cells that almost certainly don't exist. 
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  1. I'm thinking "Sleeper Cells" were created by Hollywood for movies and the government is now using the term as a general purpose boogieman. Guaranteed to stir-up the Right to do something stupid and and freakout the Left to do something stupid.
    Yeah, we're getting played.

  2. Sleeper cell are not dumb. They know their actions are a one shot deal, and they will be quickly hunted down and delt with. The right moment is the right moment.


  3. Even if they did exist, the FBI is too busy harassing concerned parents at school board meetings. They don’t care about America anymore. I miss my country.


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