(***UPDATE*** Larry the conspiracy theorist doesn't think Alex Jones incites violence, despite the growing number of wingnuts who followed Jones' websites going over the edge into law breaking. I will say that Jones may not cross the line, but he clearly does rile up emotions and make it seem that the time for violence is now. An anonymous linked to a very interesting minute of Jones being interviewed while driving. Technically Alex Jones may not be breaking any laws, but imho, he is clearly sparking violent tendencies in unhinged fans of his. According to Jones we are under attack. According to Jones, he is ready to spill some blood. But he won't be the one doing so. It'll be the people who believe the nonsense he spews.
***END OF UPDATE***)
The good news is that US Intelligence is pretty much admitting the threat of domestic terrorism is coming mostly from wingnuts and not the left. The bad news is some fake lefties have used such an obvious and basic truth as justification for silencing authentic progressives and peaceniks on their bluedog, democratic domains. It's the garbage astroturf that socialism (social justice) and peace are dirty words. An anonymous recently posted that this shows the handwriting is on the wall. The US economy is crumbling. The cycle of US hegemony has long since passed its peak. What goes up must come down. Internet fakery is a symptom. It's a last ditch attempt to prop up fake grassroot support for war and inequality. Let's get on with the show.
Shock jock Hal Turner takes witness stand
Hal Turner accused the FBI of urging him to make violent statements as a
way of infiltrating extremist right-wing groups.
I can read minds. Is that Hal Turner's daughter in the background? If so, she's thinking, "Why is my Daddy a wingnut?"
The answer sweetie, in short, is that Hal Turner was being paid by the FBI to "flush out the crazies." Your daddy was acting! Sure, he's always been a far right wing kookster. He's been buddies for many years with Sean Hannity of Fox News. He was merely acting as a complete Nazi in order to encourage violent nutjobs to step forward. Daddy messed up by inciting violence against specific individuals. You can't do that. Free speech is only protected so far. Daddy not so bright.
Now why would anyone think Hal Turner is some anomaly, rather than just one of many performing the paid task of "flushing out crazies?" I think he was just stupid enough to expose the program. When he was predictably arrested, he sung like a stool pigeon are prone to do when busted. I have no paystub to prove it, but I believe Alex Jones has been on the same payroll as Hal. To Alex's credit, he has been smart enough to not cross the line Turner did. Yet, his act has had many similarities to Hal's.
(I'm adding in another Alex Jones video. The original link was scrubbed.)
Plenty o'evidence is starting to pile up, that Alex Jones has a knack for flushing out right wing nutjobs.
Feds Investigate Death Threats to IRS Employees After Health Bill Approval by Jana Winter (excerpt)
Hundreds of comments were posted in response to an incendiary story on infowars.com, the radical far-right Web site owned by radio host Alex Jones. The story, entitled, "The Cost Of Defying Obamacare: $2,250 a Month And IRS Goons Pointing Guns At Your Family," focused on the “increasing militarization of the IRS” and its expansion of powers under the new health care law.A man from Roanoke, Virginia has learned the hard way that not all free speech is protected. He made online death threats against a couple policemen on Jones' forum. It's one thing to be critical of corrupt bacon products who turn their profession into one to be mocked. It's quite another for a crazy to break the law by posting violent threats.
One commenter wrote: "If they actually try to do this, there is going to be a whole lot of thugs start vanishing. This is the last line in the sand. Those fools have just signed their death warrants!!!"
"theres gonna be alot of IRS agents needing healthcare if they try to terrorize us Americans," another comment read. Yet another wrote, "Come and take them…….they will have to hire so many IRS agents because…well when 10 a day get killed….you do the math." ...
Roanoke man charged with making online threats by Laurence Hammack (excerpt)
A Roanoke man faces charges of making online threats against two police officers -- one in Oakland, Calif., and one in Martinsville -- after reading newspaper accounts of incidents in which they used deadly force.*** We now interrupt this blog entry for a newsflash from the DFQ2 Newsdesk. I'm listening to the radio. The DJ just said Colleen LaRose, aka Jihad Jane, has just been extradited from Ireland to the US. This has not been confirmed as yet. I thought I'd mention this, because she is yet another example of how the shit has been hitting the fan in regards to crazies being flushed out through the internet. One question I'm starting to wonder is whether such people would have ever become potential terrorists if not for Operation Crazy Flush (I just made up that phrase, so put the googler down). We now return to regularly scheduled blogging. p:> ***
Jeffrey L. Weaver, 47, made the threatening comments in January on a news Web site called infowars.com, according to a complaint filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.
Weaver, who was ordered held without bond Friday, logged onto the site using the name "F---ThePIGS," the complaint states.
After reading a newspaper article on infowars.com that described how a 17-year-old boy died after being shocked with a Taser by a Martinsville police officer in January, Weaver wrote: "this makes my blood boil."
"Maybe I should drive to Martinsville with my 9mm Glock and some Teflon coated armor-piercing Black Rhino hollow point rounds and do the world a favor by ridding the world of this piece of s--- pig," the message read....
Domestic terrorism clearly appears to be on the uprise. Virginia FBI have been quite busy of late. Tea Party leaders from that state blipped on the FBI radar, after one of them posted what he thought was Rep. Tom Perriello's home address. The TeaNuts were upset with Perriello's speech made in favour of the health care reform bill. The result was his brother Bo's gas line was severed. The FBI is now scouring online posts for signs of who has been behind that and apparently other violent attempts made at Bo's home.
Here's an excerpt from the above linked to article written by Virginia McCabe.
Threats and acts of violence have increased against Democrats in the days before and after the signing of the Health Care Reform bill by President Barack Obama. However one Republican congressman has now reported a violent act at his office.Threats against Congressmen and women made around the time of the historic vote on health care reform have not been limited to Virginia. The FBI has been investigating more than ten threats made against Democratic House members.
On Thurs. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va) reported that shots had been fired outside of his Virginia campaign office.
The Daily Progress reported the incident was immediately reported.
“We do know that there were shots fired earlier this week,” said Megan Whittemore, Cantor’s deputy press secretary. The shots were fired late Monday or early Tuesday, she said.
The gunfire triggered the office’s alarm and an incident report was filed immediately. Richmond police are investigating.
“There is an ongoing investigation,” Whittemore said.
Around the country dozens of Democratic headquarters have been the subject of vandalism and threats against elected officials have increased, according to the FBI. However, Virginia and Tea Party members are currently the on the front burner of law enforcement.
Virginia Tea Party Leader Nigel Coleman has been on the radar of the state police, FBI and Secret Service, according to a complaint letter he wrote to the Attorney General in Virginia in July 2009. Coleman is one of the men who posted the address of Perriello online.
Coleman complained that he was being followed by the Secret Service, state police and the FBI during a Tea Party protest of Perriello last summer. Coleman stated that his rights are being abridged by state police.
On Wednesday Supervisory Special Agent MH Myers of Virginia confirmed the investigation into the severed gas line at the Perriello home. He did not speak about Coleman in relation to the Perriello incident.
"We are confirming that we are aware that some threats were made against the congressman perhaps related to an internet posting. We did respond to the congressman brother’s house (Tuesday) in relation to that incident," Myers said....
Hmmm. Fox News has been doing a good job lately reporting on right wingnuts. Perhaps they are taking a page out of the DLC handbook to portray some lefties as fringe, in order to astroturf that they aren't a part of that. Are Republicans plotting their own form of triangulation? But I digress.
We'll wrap this up by going back to a bit on Alex Jones, on how some of his readers have gone the domestic terrorist route. We'll then take a quick look at some fake lefties posting in the same incendiary fashion to be found by TeaNuts. We'll then conclude with the developing story of Chachi Arcola being pestered by crazies.
At this point, most of us have heard of Richard Poplawski, the crazy who murdered three policemen last year. It turns out he was influenced by the rantings of Alex Jones and Glenn Beck.
Richard Poplawski: Influenced By Fox News Host Glenn Beck And Right-Wing Radio??
According to Max Blumenthal, the answer is yes.
Did Paranoid Right-Wing Media Fuel the Pittsburgh Cop Killer’s Rage? (excerpt)The Holocaust Museum shooter James Von Brunn posted on Alex Jones' forum. Is Alex Jones on the same FBI payroll that Turner used to receive paystubs from? Let's just say it shouldn't surprise anyone if true.
By Max Blumenthal, The Daily Beast. Posted April 8, 2009.
Richard Poplawski, the man who allegedly murdered three Pittsburgh cops, was clearly influenced by Fox News’s Glenn Beck and right-wing radio.
On April 6, two days after the 22-year-old Richard Poplawski allegedly murdered three police officers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a radio host named Alex Jones settled in before a microphone in his studio in Austin, Texas to do some damage control. “The mainstream media has certainly enjoyed tying me into this story,” Jones complained. “They’re attacking me and saying I’m delusional and there’s no New World Order The Second Amendment, what the country’s founded on–it’s all my fault!”
Poplawski was a neo-Nazi wannabe who railed against blacks, Jews, “Zionists,” and gun control. And like many members of the far-right fringe, he allegedly visited Jones’ Web sites and posted alarming reports by Jones’ writers on the white supremacist message board, Stormfront. (Poplawski’s posts are here, authored under the handle, “Braced For Fate.”) While Alex Jones generally avoids overt racism, he has found an eager audience on Stormfront by conjuring dark visions of an impending New World Order, claiming FEMA is secretly building a national concentration camp network, and announcing that President Barack Obama has planned mass gun seizures on his way to establishing a leftist dictatorship. “Remember, the first step in establishing a dictatorship is to disarm the citizens,” warned a March 13 commentary on Jones’ website, Prison Planet.
In the wake of Poplawski’s alleged murder spree, the killer’s friends and family members painted a portrait of a paranoid young man whose worldview was informed almost totally by the kind of conspiratorial themes entertained by Jones. Poplawski’s best friend, Edward Perkovic, who also spouted white supremacist rhetoric, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that his friend “grew angry recently over fears Obama would outlaw guns.” Poplawski’s mother remarked to police investigators that her son targeted cops “because he believed that as a result of economic collapse, the police were no longer able to protect society.” ...
Some fake lefties join the circus
There is a disgusting fake lefty website called pffugeecamp.com. I'm not saying it's run by paid fakes. Though yet again, it wouldn't surprise me if it is. These people are big time supporters of the Holocaust denying President of Iran. Their #1 blogger, well-known as Fakeleft or Failreft, has claimed that Richard Nixon was the last liberal American President. He has called for surveillance cameras in urban areas. Along with the blog owner (better known as LauraJohn), Fakeleft has been singing praises for Huey Long. LauraJohn has been begging for proof that Huey was corrupt. That's riotous, as donkeytale would say.
There's a reason why donkeytale has been entered into the Blogging Hall of Fame. For the last several months, in fact close to a year, he has thoroughly exposed that armpit of a forum as representative of the fake left (whiteysphere). He deserves most of the credit for doing so. I'll take perhaps a smidgen. I wish that dude would blog here on a regular basis. I'm knocking on wood he does. I'm mostly hoping he won't ever again post at PffugeeCamp. Though that's a hard addiction to break. Most of the posts there beg ridicule.
One thing I've noticed with Pffugee bloggers is they seem to be able to post their own incendiary comments without fear of an FBI investigation. Could they, like Alex Jones, also possibly be afflicted with Turneritis?
DavidByron is perhaps the most well-known of all lefty historic trolls. A couple months ago he crossed the Hal Turner line. I've known he was a fake lefty ever since realising how much he despises women. Not very lefty of him. Now I think there's a good chance he was at an FBI seminar with Hal Turner.
The Aiming Higher Campaign
Stupid Is As Stupid Does
There's this dude who goes by the username Stu Piddy. He made a recent post saying he has a friend in Al Queda. His plausible deniability is he wrote that on April Fool's Day. But still. Who would post such a thing and risk causing a blip on the FBI's domestic terrorism radar?
This is the same guy who recently went the "Jooos Did It" route. Hmmmm.
Quacks Like Internet Cointelpro
The historic troll Ormond Otvos was covered on this DFQ2 entry. Who in their right mind would ever suggest Joseph Stack's actions were heroic? Would it be someone who may or may not be involved with Operation Crazy Flush?
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