April 13, 2010
It looks like the government and corporate media campaign to demonize patriot groups and characterize them as domestic terrorists is paying off.
|Poll claims Americans believe absurd and FBI operative riddled Hutaree posed a terrorist threat.|
On April 12, the UPI posted the results of a poll conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion. The survey reports that a “strong majority” of Americans believe “American-on-American terrorism is likely in the next year.” 58 percent of 1,005 people surveyed believe a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, carried out by Americans, is “very likely” or “moderately likely” to happen.
More than half of those polled also consider the Hutaree and Guardians of the Free Republics to be “terrorists” while 8 percent think of them as “freedom fighters.”
National Public Radio reported yesterday that the FBI had an explosives expert infiltrate the Hutaree. Andrew Arena, the FBI’s special agent in charge in Detroit, told NPR “the officer offered to take over that part of the group’s operation. That meant the FBI would now have some modicum of control over what it saw as the Hutarees’ most dangerous asset: explosives.”
The FBI operation in Michigan is reminiscent of an earlier operation in New York.
Tape recordings of telephone conversations between FBI informant Emad Salem and his FBI contacts reveal government complicity in the February 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City in which six people were killed and more than a thousand were injured.
“Did the FBI do the bombing, utilizing informant Salem as an ‘agent provocateur’ or did it fail to prevent an independent Salem and his associates from doing it?” Paul DeRienzo, Frank Morales and Chris Flash wrote for The Shadow newspaper in late 1994. “The taped conversations obtained by The Shadow seem to indicate the former.”
The fear generated in response to non-threatening letters sent to U.S. governors by the Guardians of the Free Republics was created by the establishment media in order to increase hysteria in response to patriot and constitutional groups the government incessantly conflates with militia groups that are minuscule in number.
The Guardians of the Free Republics is a non-violent group that follows the lead of Mandela, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. In response to a demand state governors step down, the FBI warned police around the country that the “threat” could provoke violence by other groups.
According to The Detroit News, the government is currently preparing for a “surge” in domestic terrorism. “We understand the threat, what a serious threat it is, and the U.S. government is paying close attention to it,” Michigan Rep. Candice Miller told the News. “We’ve had a lot of discussion about it in committee meetings, and in classified (Homeland Security) meetings as well.”
A March 10 report by the Washington D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies warned that the U.S. government needs to focus its efforts on “fighting terror at home.”
John Laughland notes that the Center for Strategic and International Studies serves as a propaganda outfit for the establishment.
“Facing comparatively few restrictions, U.S. legal residents and citizens can travel abroad, connect with terrorist groups to gain explosives or weapons training, and return here to plan and execute attacks,” the report claims.
The innuendo is obvious – militias and other “extremists” will team up with al-Qaeda abroad and engage in domestic terrorism at home.
In June, 2009, Fox News disinfo operative Glenn Beck made the outlandish and entirely fictional claim that militias will team up with Muslim terrorists and attack the United States. A video featuring Abdullah al-Nafisi, said to be an al-Qaeda recruiter, was “authenticated” by U.S. counter-terrorism officials. Moreover, Sean Smith, a spokesman for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, said the U.S. had taken the Abdullah al-Nafisi “recruitment” video seriously.
Last week Newsweek attempted to fan the flames of manufactured hysteria when it reported that two members of the Hutaree served in the military. “The particular concern raised by military members among extremist groups is that former service members, including disgruntled veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, may be helping to train extremists in firearms and military tactics,” Michael Isikoff wrote on April 9. Isikoff cites Mark Potok and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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The Department of Homeland Security’s exposed report on “rightwing extremism” makes the claim returning veterans will join white supremacist militias and engage in violence.
The SPLC and the Anti-Defamation League work hand-in-hand with the Department of Homeland Security to demonize patriot and constitutionalist organizations. SPLC’s Mark Potok appears on corporate media networks almost daily peddling his organization’s hysterical rantings and fairy tales about impending violence and mayhem that will be perpetuated by patriot groups and individuals.
Also on April 9, Newsweek characterized Stewart Rhodes’ Oath Keepers as a hate speech and extremist organization. The “feds and local authorities will be watching closely on April 19, when the Oath Keepers mark their first anniversary and join a Second Amendment March on Washington to celebrate the right to bear arms,” write Evan Thomas and Eve Conant. The article is entitled “A Surge of Hate.”
In short, the feds will put the Oath Keepers and others under surveillance.
The Oath Keepers is a non-violent organization that encourages active military, veterans, and law enforcement to reaffirm the oath they have taken to the Constitution.
In late March, instead of airing an interview with Alex Jones (who is a favored target of the SPLC and Soros-linked bloggers), CNN ran a segment allowing Potok to hitch the FBI infiltrated Hutaree to the patriot movement. John Avlon referred to patriots as “hateriots” and tried to link constitutional activists to the murder of police officers in Pittsburgh by a deranged white supremacist.
The government and the corporate media are working overtime to conflate the myth of violent and racist militias not only to the patriot movement but the independent Tea Party movement as well.The corporate media invariably characterizes the Tea Party movement as backward, nativist, and above all racist.
If we can believe the results of the Angus Reid Public Opinion poll – and corporate media polls should always be suspect — this concerted propaganda has paid off in spades.
The establishment has set the stage for a false flag terror attack that will be attributed to “extremists,” possibly in conjunction with al-Qaeda or another CIA-created terror group.
Obama’s shrill warning about terrorists using a nuclear weapon is a milestone in the effort to impose martial law and a police state in the United States. It dovetails perfectly with the orchestrated campaign to demonize a growing number of Americans who are alarmed and outraged by a voracious and predatory federal government determined to destroy the Constitution and merge the United States into an authoritarian world government run by the bankers and transnational corporations.