May 19, 2012
On Saturday Chicago police arrested three patsies “accused of making Molotov cocktails” and who were “planning to attack President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home and other targets during this weekend’s NATO summit,” according to prosecutors.
Brian Church, Vincent Betterly and Jared Chase are charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism.
The incident follows a familiar pattern. According to defense attorneys, police agents provocateurs are responsible for the Molotov cocktails and the arrests were timed to discredit protests against the NATO war council held this weekend in Chicago.
“This is just propaganda to create a climate of fear,” said defense attorney Michael Duetsch. “We believe this is all a setup and entrapment to the highest degree.”
Two government provocateurs going by the names “Mo” and “Gloves” were arrested on Wednesday along with the other men but have since mysteriously disappeared.
Brian Church, 20, Jared Chase, 24, and Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, are charged with providing material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and possession of explosives. They are being held on $1.5 million bond.
Betterly’s criminal history consists of strolling into a public high school last year after a night of tequila drinking and taking a swim in the pool. He engaged in vandalism that caused around $2,000 in damage and was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.
Chase is an Occupy activist and does not have a criminal record.
In October, Mother Jones revealed that the FBI is notorious for creating supposed terrorist groups from scratch and then framing patsies in order to claim the government is protecting the United States from terrorists.
On May 1, authorities in Cleveland, Ohio, arrested five self described anarchists in an alleged plot to blow up the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Brecksville Station and a bridge by remote detonation using C-4 plastic explosives. The explosive devices were inoperable and controlled by an “undercover FBI employee,” according to sources close to the investigation. The arrest was timed to coincide with Occupy’s May Day demonstrations around the country.
Police have routinely used “anarchists” to discredit activists and use their property damage antics as an excuse to attack peaceful demonstrators.
Chicago has exploited the NATO war council meeting as an excuse to impose a police state on the city. It has imposed restrictions on parking and access to roads, museums, area businesses, and public transit. “Recent days have seen security personnel in battle gear stationed outside federal buildings and 700 Illinois State Troopers added to Chicago Police Department rolls,” reports the Christian Science Monitor.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel claims he is attempting to prevent a repeat of the 1968 riot during the Democrat national convention. The federal government later determined the riot was instigated by the police.
The illegal and undeclared war in Afghanistan reportedly tops the NATO agenda in Chicago. The blockade of NATO supplies over Pakistani roads to Afghanistan will also be on the table. Pakistan imposed the latest blockade after NATO helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts in northwest Pakistan, killing 28 troops.