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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cointelpro Type Operations Exposed

Hal Turner's attorney is saying that his client was trained by the FBI on how to be provocative.

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Attorney: FBI trained NJ blogger to incite others
The Associated Press
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

HARTFORD,Conn. -- A New Jersey blogger facing charges in two states for allegedly making threats against lawmakers and judges was trained by the FBI on how to be deliberately provocative, his attorney said Tuesday.

Hal Turner worked for the FBI from 2002 to 2007 as an "agent provocateur" and was taught by the agency "what he could say that wouldn't be crossing the line," defense attorney Michael Orozco said.

"His job was basically to publish information which would cause other parties to act in a manner which would lead to their arrest," Orozco said.


I am not a conspiracy theorist. Check out any of my posts. They are written based on credible sources. When something's an opinion, that's how it's written. Facts are presented as facts. Michael Rivero worked for the largest military contrator at that time. Tinoire of Progressive Independent claims to have worked in military intelligence. The truth about Brett Kimberlin, Brad Friedman, and their hoaxes have been utterly shocking. People deserve to know about all of the various shenanigans going on with the internet. Those few names I've mentioned are tied to the hip. We now know that Markos Moulitsas Zuniga worked for the CIA while operating the Daily Kos. We know this because Kos has never retracted his admissions to the Commonwealth Club back in 2006. This thread will be devoted to examples of "real life" harrassment of peaceniks by government spooks.

Who is John Towery?

John Towery is a professional informant who works for the US Army. He works on Fort Lewis, WA in ‘force protection’. Between September 2007 and July 2009, using the alias “John Jacob", he illegally infiltrated various anti-war and “anarchist” groups around the Olympia and Tacoma (WA) area including Port Militarization Resistance and Students for a Democratic Society. He also worked closely with the Smash ICE Campaign and Iraq Veterans Against the War. Much of his time was spent befriending anarchists or those whose views had anarchist characteristics. People who knew John Jacob described him as kind, generous, and friendly. He came to meetings and quickly became a trusted individual....

Jack's Smirking Revenge of FSZ is connected to Iraq Veterans Against the War. Hmmm. Perhaps there is a connection here. FSZ did the dirty work for Markos Moulitsas to contain and then damage David Weintraub's profound findings on Daily Kos' fascist modertating system. JSR has come up with many crazy ideas about sock puppets and other crap similar to the rubbish that came out of Tinoire and the other cybersmearers. He claimed I am the historic troll donkeytale. It's a long story but has been documented elsewhere. In short, FSZ is a false oppositional front to the Daily Kos. They in fact have been working in tandem with someone named Michael Fingerit. Their animosity was scripted. That I admit is opinion. Though I base it on my own extensive interactions with a multitude of data collected from open source forums.

Anyway, back to this new story. According to the domain linked to, they say Cryptome is censoring this story after at first covering it. I once wrote to the Cryptome dude with some stuff, and he never wrote back. I am having trouble trusting Cryptome, though I admit I never go there as a web surfer. I concur with the admin at that this is a strange story to not be getting any play at the Cryptome website.

.... But the story gets deeper. After the pictures and information about the informant disappeared from Cryptome, a few days later a news clipping and a link to the website appeared only to disappear yet again today.

So what does this tell us about Cryptome? Not much, but it might tell us something about the John Towery story that we already knew: it’s a huge fucking deal.

If you want to ask cryptome about this incident, you can contact them at cryptome{at}

The attacks on our civil liberties and rights to freedom of speech and association have been disgusting. This is not the America I grew up in. The turning of the USA into a police state is not a conspiracy theory. Also, this type of thing is not the exception. It is rampant. Quakers. Friggen on with this post.

Maryland State Police Spied on Peace, Anti-Death Penalty Groups

The American Civil Liberties Union released documents Thursday showing that undercover officers from the Maryland State Police spied on peace groups and anti-death penalty protesters for over a year in 2005 and 2006. The police summaries and intelligence logs reveal that covert agents infiltrated groups like the antiwar Baltimore Pledge of Resistance, the Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty, and the Committee to Save Vernon Evans, a death row prisoner.....

Modern day cointelpro is all in our faces, whether on the internet or off it.

ACLU Report Shows Widespread Pentagon Surveillance of Peace Activists (1/17/2007)

NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today released a new report revealing that the Pentagon monitored at least 186 anti-military protests in the United States and collected more than 2,800 reports involving Americans in an anti-terrorist threat database.

“It cannot be an accident or coincidence that nearly 200 anti-war protests ended up in a Pentagon threat database,” said Ann Beeson, Associate Legal Director of the ACLU. “This unchecked surveillance is part of a broad pattern of the Bush administration using ‘national security’ as an excuse to run roughshod over the privacy and free speech rights of Americans.” ....

Why do I keep reading that Obama isn't doing much to change this war culture? He needs to grow up and start saving the planet. Russ Feingold is looking much better at this point. I even now wish Hillary had been elected instead. Those Clinton years are looking like paradise nowadays.

Newly Released Files Reveal FBI Spied on PA Peace Group Because of Antiwar Views {2006}

Newly released files show the FBI has been monitoring and possibly infiltrating a Pittsburgh peace group because of its opposition to the war in Iraq. We speak with the former head of the Thomas Merton Center, who was personally named in the FBI spy files as well as the New York Civil Liberties Union which has filed FOIA requests to determine whether the FBI is spying on the ACLU and other prominent political and religious groups in the city.....

ACLU Seeks Pentagon Files on Peace Groups (2/1/2006)

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of new evidence revealing Pentagon surveillance of peace groups and protest activities, the American Civil Liberties Union and its affiliates across the country today filed multiple Freedom of Information Act requests seeking to uncover who is being spied on by the Pentagon and why.

“The Pentagon’s monitoring of anti-war protesters is yet another example of a government agency using its powers to spy on law-abiding Americans who criticize U.S. policies,” said ACLU staff attorney Ben Wizner. “How can we believe that the National Security Agency is intercepting only al Qaeda phone calls when we have evidence that the Pentagon is keeping tabs on Quakers in Fort Lauderdale?” ....

Australia sounds like another fascist country.

Somali Connection: A Terrorism Crackdown in Australia

Most Australians know very little about Somalia and even less about the al-Shabaab group that has been fighting for control of the war-torn African nation since 2006. But on Tuesday, Aug. 4, they quickly began to learn the pronunciation of the Somali terrorist group's name. Just before dawn, approximately 400 police from state and federal departments fanned out across Melbourne and its southwest, raiding 19 properties and arresting four men and questioning others. The police claim they had foiled a suicide plot by Al-Shabaab supporters to storm a Sydney military base and kill as many soldiers as possible....

The War on Terror is a manufactured pile of rubbish. Terrorism has been going on for decades. I think since there is no more Evil Empire to use to generate blood money, the military-industrial death machine has had to come up with some other way to keep the naive and apathetic at bay. This could be a good story to check in on at a later date to see if this new stink up has any merit or is just more of the same fear mongering and propaganda techniques we have been smothered with since the turn of the century. Militaries and their corporate sponsors are evil. War needs to be outlawed. We need a stronger UN to spread peace. Someone has to get the US, Australia and all the other oppressors to back down. I'm no wingnut crying about fictitious labour camps for dissenters. I'm saying to the whole military and their intelligence that they have lost their souls and are devoid of morals. They know it. We know it. It is what it is. It also needs to be slashed by 80%. The CIA, NSA, and most of military intelligence need to be disbanded. The FBI and other parts of government and police need to be monitored, and their criminal activity must come to an end. No one is above the law and constitution. How any guilty pigs can call themselves American or patriotic is hypocritical.

None of this is a brand new development for Australians. One can read more about their ascension to police state status at the following links.

{2 stories} Australia, its anti-terrorism legislation and the isolation of the Arab and Islamic community ... Spy force eyes radicals

The Australian editor Chris Mitchell defends terror story publication

Journalist Cameron Stewart, who was a spy with the Defence Signals Directorate before joining The Australian in 1987, said the AFP nominated the publication date for the article after he sought comment from them.


Tinoire of Progressive Independent Proven a Cheating Liar

I was banned from Progressive Independent for calling out a poster who used the epitath of Jewboy. Tinoire said I lied. Then the folks at ProsemiteUndercover watched my back and proved Tinoire was the liar. When busted, her response was to delete the evidence.

But first things first, have you good lurkers seen this Tinoire quote?

One needs to go to this ProsemiteUndercover thread to see how things progressed. One poster there came across the phrase Jewboy after a quick search. It wasn't the one made by a poster named Virgil, who I had called out. That poster thought he was backing up my claim, but he was on some other tangent.

It was another poster who tracked down what I was referring to.

The problem is, that if one goes to the original link provided, this is the message onw will see.

I was banned from Jeff Wells' Rigorous Intuition before making one post. Tinoire used to be a prolific poster at the earlier version of his board. Et in Arcadia Ego, Wells' moderator and a former one from Chemtrail Central, used insider info from Swampgas of Gastronamus Cafe to get me banned. I hadn't even made one post. That's bizarre.

We now have good reason to believe that the neonazi disinfo network is closely affiliated with the Chemtrail forum fakes. They both were into the goofy script of cybersmearing me as being a multi-personality troll. When The_Last_Name_Left showed up at PI, Tinoire claimed we are the same person, the same thing that happened at Rivero's WRH "Unofficial" forum. Swampgas had said that I was Yaak/Cydoniaquest with 24 or something personalities. So whether it was the neonazis or the fake chemmies spreading the bull cheese, the cybersmear script was near identical. From this link:

This isn't the first time I have beaten down who appears to be a paid troll. We now know that Tinoire is affiliated with Brett Kimberlin's and Brad Friedman's Velvet Revolution. We now know that Tinoire's neonazi buddy Michael Rivero used to work for McDonnell Douglas, the largest military contractor at that time. Here now we can see that Tinoire lied about Virgil using the phrase Jewboy and subsequently banned me for no good reason. There is a cliche I have perhaps coined. I have won, and they have lost. As one can see with this example, the organised disinfo trolls first ignore, then they ridicule, then as a last resort they take out the scrub brush. It should now be fairly clear to all why I have been under attack for the last couple years. The disinfo buggers got busted, they went into ridicule mode, and finally they went into scrub and prune mode. That's what happened at Democratic Underground when I went after the election integrity fakes.