Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Buzzfeed: FBI Informants Initiated the "Plot to Kidnap Gretchen Whitmer." They Were So Central to the Plot It Raises the Question: Was This Always Just the FBI's Plot?

The government has documented at least 12 confidential informants who assisted the sprawling investigation. The trove of evidence they helped gather provides an unprecedented view into American extremism, laying out in often stunning detail the ways that anti-government groups network with each other and, in some cases, discuss violent actions. 
An examination of the case by BuzzFeed News also reveals that some of those informants, acting under the direction of the FBI, played a far larger role than has previously been reported. Working in secret, they did more than just passively observe and report on the actions of the suspects. 
Instead, they had a hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot, starting with its inception. The extent of their involvement raises questions as to whether there would have even been a conspiracy without them. A longtime government informant from Wisconsin, for example, helped organize a series of meetings around the country where many of the alleged plotters first met one another and the earliest notions of a plan took root, some of those people say. The Wisconsin informant even paid for some hotel rooms and food as an incentive to get people to come. 
The Iraq War vet, for his part, became so deeply enmeshed in a Michigan militant group that he rose to become its second-in-command, encouraging members to collaborate with other potential suspects and paying for their transportation to meetings. He prodded the alleged mastermind of the kidnapping plot to advance his plan, then baited the trap that led to the arrest.


thelastenglishprince said...

"Tear up Texas" comes to mind. A terror attack, cooked up by the Friendly Brethren and stage managed by them from start to finish.

These things can serve as sentinel events to justify future investigations and entrapment of potentially innocent actors who would never react, were they not prodded and led by the nose.

The more ethical role would be to serve as the "Don't do it guy" within these milieu - from start to finish. To observe, but moderate. Observe, but warn. Not to instigate, cajole, engage excitation, push toward the finish line.


Pastorius said...

By "Tear Up Texa", I assume you mean the Mohammed Cartoon Contest.

I have never heard it referred to as Tear Up Texas.

Where did you get that from?

thelastenglishprince said...

This came out, Pasto, after the lawyer for another man found the information when seeking disclosure.

The agent, had been filming/ or taking images outside the perimeter. When he tried to leave, Garland police handcuffed him leaned over the hood of his car - unaware of his role. It was meant to quietly go away.

Another aspect was meant to quietly go away, but as an ethical journalist I will not discuss.

We were "had"! All of us. And the FBI had all of us sign off on affidavits around midnight. Kinda' like they knew nothing about the whole cluster.

Sadly, there was an officer present who was shot - a school security officer. And I believe it was friendly fire. I am still haunted by the young red-headed girl in attendance. Was her life not worth nothing - to have not stopped this nonsense? What if she had been shot by friendly fire?

Trust me, when I tell you my resentment is still there for the running of a false flag operation with Americans as guinea pigs. This guinea pig, does not appreciate it.