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Forum Post: Feds stop inept radicals from carrying out a plot feds helped them conceive and carry out BY ALEX PAREENE

Posted 2 years ago on May 2, 2012, 12:36 a.m. EST by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA
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Happy May Day, fellow travelers! If you’re not currently disrupting capitalism and/or having your wrists zip-tied for exercising your right to freely assemble, you probably read about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s latest, not-at-all suspiciously timed terror sting. The Bureau, in an inspired bit of early-20th century nostalgia, has railroaded a bunch of dangerous anarchists. (Or “dangerous” “anarchists.”) America will not waver in the face of the Galleanist threat!

Five young men from Cleveland are now in jail, accused of plotting to “blow up a bridge in the Cleveland area,” according to the FBI’s triumphant press release/criminal complaint. As is always the case with FBI terror stings, the “sting” part involved the bureau’s informant/agent provocateur mostly inventing the plot the accused have now been arrested for. In this case, the five planned to detonate smoke bombs as a distraction as they “topple[d] financial institution signs atop high rise buildings in downtown Cleveland.” But the informant (as usual, a sketchy unnamed character with a checkered past) strongly pushed the group to seriously consider different, more extreme plots. At the end, some or all of them were going to plant C-4 on the Route 82 Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

So what was initially a political action aimed at financial institutions somehow morphed into a supposed attempt to destroy or damage a piece of publicly owned infrastructure in a national park. Anarchists sure do hate bridges, and parks, I guess. (No parliament of men has the authority to designate which spaces are “national parks”! The whole world is the worker’s national park!)

The FBI’s affadavit suggests that there was never actually a serious “plot.” The gang tossed around the idea of “taking out” a bridge in order to stop people from getting to work, but they also thought maybe they could use their (pretend) C4 on a Klan rally, or a neo-Nazi organization, or an oil well, or the Federal Reserve Bank. They eventually decided to maybe sink a ship. All of their many plans were super serious and well-thought out. (“To prevent capture, he suggested getting tacks that they could throw out of the back of a car if they get in a chase.”) Eventually they settled on the bridge thing, sort of, and bought fake IEDs from the guy they already suspected was a cop.

In other words, these are a bunch of dumbasses even by the standards of amateur “black bloc” dumbasses. Do you know how I know these morons weren’t serious? They planned to download the Anarchist Cookbook and follow its notoriously awful instructions. Every experienced anarchist knows that the Feds have a mole in your group house, but these guys were mainly concerned with having someone’s “hacker friend” explain to them how bitcoins work. Without the FBI’s intervention the most damage these idiots would’ve ever caused is a broken Starbucks window. So thank god they’re off the streets, and congrats to the FBI for getting this tale of dangerous, bomb-planting anarchists onto the news broadcasts on the day of Occupy’s big May Day action.

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/01/fbi_heorically_locks_up_ridiculous_anarchists_on_may_day/singleton/

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[-] 1 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

They always do this crap. Everyone knows it. I can't believe they think they can fool anyone but fools. But the Right-wing dumb asses convinced a bunch of people without a pot to piss in that taxing the the rich would be the death of all that's American. Dutifully they tune in to Fox news and run talk with their friends about what they "learned" today. They got to be real careful to say and think the right things because you never know when some big shot in the community is gonna be impressed and give them a cushy dream job cause they have proved they are the right kind of person. I sometimes wonder if they try to keep these people from having contact with actual human beings afraid they might be exposed to the actual truth at some point.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

SO TRUE propaganda.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Think they will get a medal for coercing a group of Dumb Shits?

For actions above and beyond the call of dootey- we are proud to award you the slippery shit medal of merit and valor.

[-] 1 points by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA 2 years ago

Some body should post this video its a pretty good conversation about enacting a financial transaction tax. http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=8268 I would do it but I just posted this.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Excellent post with some very good points. Especially, the fact that, although they obviously were planning to do something for weeks, it just so happens it makes the news on May 1st. False flag anyone?

[-] 1 points by forourfutures (393) 2 years ago

Cointelpro anyone?

Managed similarly, much smaller scale, to the1993 WTC 1 bombing.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/OK/wtcbomb.html

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Interesting link. I'll have to check out more of that site.

[-] 1 points by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA 2 years ago

The fbi does this kind of thing all the time. They'll find some low iq members of a social movement or any other group they dont like and then convince them to commit a crime and then bust them for it. You can expect alot more of this to come from them in an attempt to discredit occupy.

Some body should post this video its a pretty good conversation about enacting a financial transaction tax.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=8268

I would do it but I just posted this.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Oh yeah, I pointed out the FBI modus operandi on another related thread. I was instantly skeptical without even reading any of the articles. This is just the first in a long line of sneaky tactics.

Post that video tomorrow. It might get more attention a little earlier. After all, it is almost one-thirty on the east coast. ;-)

[-] 1 points by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA 2 years ago

Oh yeah I forget sometimes about the time diference.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4829) 2 years ago

Hi Peter, Thank you for post. Best Regards

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