May 1, 2012
Editor’s note: Additional information in the case claims the group also planned to bomb the Federal Reserve bank in downtown Cleveland. No details yet if this idea came from the “anarchists” or their FBI inserted provocateur.
Authorities in Cleveland, Ohio, have 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.
Anarchists supposedly plotted to blow up this bridge in Ohio.
Fox News reports that the explosive devices to be used in the plot were inoperable and controlled by an “undercover FBI employee,” according to sources close to the investigation. Both the FBI and the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force are involved in the investigation.
Infowars.com reported last year that virtually all terror plots in the United States are organized by the FBI. A report published by Mother Jones and the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-Berkley revealed the FBI recruits patsies and encourages them to engage in terror plots.
Police have routinely used “anarchists” to discredit activists and use their property damage antics as an excuse to attack peaceful demonstrators.
The Cleveland plot follows news on Monday that New York may Michael Bloomberg and six banks in Manhattan received envelopes containing white powder. Five of them were branches of Wells Fargo and one was the Park Avenue headquarters of JPMorgan Chase, according to the New York Times.
“This is a reminder that you are not in control. Just in case you needed some incentive to stop working. We have a little surprise for you. Think fast,” a letter sent to the banks stated. “Happy May Day.”
It didn’t take long for journalists to find the Facebook pages of the suspects. The Cleveland Scene posted screen captures of several of the purported “anarchists” arrested by the government. Most claim to be affiliated with the Occupy movement in Cleveland.
Suspect Brandon Baxter’s (alleged) Facebook profile lists his political views as “anarcho-communist” and #OccupyCleveland as his employment.
OWS supporters should take note. The government is attempting to portray the movement as violent and terrorist. It is doing this because efforts by the establishment to domesticate the movement have largely failed.
Characterizing the movement as terrorist is crucial now that Occupy has announced its resurgence following efforts by New York to run them out of town in November and a concerted effort by the DHS and police around the country to intimidate and harass the movement.
The FBI “sting” in Cleveland follows a pattern established in the 1960s by the FBI. Under COINTELPRO, the government not only attempted to “neutralize” the civil rights and antiwar movements, but created its more radical and violent strains. This fact was underscored when it was revealed that supposed white supremacist Hal Tuner was a prized national security asset.
The latest effort by the government to destroy OWS follows a pattern established following the attacks of September 11, 2001. On numerous occasions, FBI agents provocateurs recruited witless Muslims to participate in orchestrated terrorist plots that were designed to fail and provide the government with propaganda fodder.
This is what the establishment is now doing to the OWS movement. It is now attempting to portray the OWS as a dangerous organization that harbors violent anarchists.
Anarchism – real anarchism, not the clownish government variety – is incompatible with the stated socialist goals of the OWS movement.