Skip to comments.Bonus Round: What Is ‘Entrapment’
Posted on 07/28/2021 9:01:24 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Meanwhile in Michigan:
The FBI’s Whitmer Kidnapping Case Looks Like A Potemkin Terror Plot: With the help of snitches, the FBI rounded up some unemployed, homeless, mostly alone and angry loudmouths to build a fantasy football-style display of domestic terrorism fear-porn.
The problem with the case is that it appears the FBI, through informants and undercover agents, hatched the kidnapping plot, served in the key leadership positions of the militia group, trained the militia members in military tactics, actively recruited participants, and funded much of the militia’s activities. Then, when various members of the Watchman militia became uncomfortable with the kidnapping plot, with several quitting, the FBI’s primary informant pushed the plot along, eventually becoming the militia group’s leader.
Gee, this plot sounds a bit familiar…
Oh, right: Judge Dismisses Federal Case Against Cliven Bundy And Sons, Bars Retrial
Ammon Bundy, Ryan Payne and Ryan Bundy on the day a mistrial was declared in 2018. Joined by Jeanette Finicum, widow of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, and Ryan's wife and daughter.
And then there was January 6th – the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War” (h/t Joe Biden) and “the worst assault on the Capitol since the War of 1812” (h/t Nancy Pelosi). When its political expediency has expired it too will be exposed as a total setup by our trusted-no-more FBI.
I leave you on this Taco Tuesday with this terse and true observation:
It’s from Supernaturals, a show about another band of brothers hunting demons, ghosts and monsters.
Bonus Round: What is the connection between the Bundy prosecution and January 6th?
I’ll take ‘what is entrapment’ for $5000 Alex.
Entrapment - the action of enticing someone to do something that they otherwise would not have done; to trick someone into committing a crime in order to secure their prosecution.
And we have a winner!
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Watch out who you’re talking to in a political or protest situation. They may work for the FBI.
(derived from COunter INTELligence PROgram) (1956–1971) was a series of covert and illegal projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting American political organizations.
...The FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception; however, covert operations under the official COINTELPRO label took place between 1956 and 1971. COINTELPRO tactics are still used to this day and have been alleged to include discrediting targets through psychological warfare; smearing individuals and groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media; harassment; wrongful imprisonment; and illegal violence, including assassination. The FBI’s stated motivation was “protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order”.
The final report of the Church Committee concluded:
Too many people have been spied upon by too many Government agencies and too much information has been illegally collected. The Government has often undertaken the secret surveillance of citizens on the basis of their political beliefs, even when those beliefs posed no threat of violence or illegal acts on behalf of a hostile foreign power. The Government, operating primarily through secret and biased informants, but also using other intrusive techniques such as wiretaps, microphone “bugs”, surreptitious mail opening, and break-ins, has swept in vast amounts of information about the personal lives, views, and associations of American citizens. Investigations of groups deemed potentially dangerous—and even of groups suspected of associating with potentially dangerous organizations—have continued for decades, despite the fact that those groups did not engage in unlawful activity.
Groups and individuals have been assaulted, repressed, harassed and disrupted because of their political views, social beliefs and their lifestyles. Investigations have been based upon vague standards whose breadth made excessive collection inevitable. Unsavory, harmful and vicious tactics have been employed—including anonymous attempts to break up marriages, disrupt meetings, ostracize persons from their professions, and provoke target groups into rivalries that might result in deaths. Intelligence agencies have served the political and personal objectives of presidents and other high officials. While the agencies often committed excesses in response to pressure from high officials in the Executive branch and Congress, they also occasionally initiated improper activities and then concealed them from officials whom they had a duty to inform.
Governmental officials—including those whose principal duty is to enforce the law—have violated or ignored the law over long periods of time and have advocated and defended their right to break the law.
The Constitutional system of checks and balances has not adequately controlled intelligence activities. Until recently the Executive branch has neither delineated the scope of permissible activities nor established procedures for supervising intelligence agencies. Congress has failed to exercise sufficient oversight, seldom questioning the use to which its appropriations were being put. Most domestic intelligence issues have not reached the courts, and in those cases when they have reached the courts, the judiciary has been reluctant to grapple with them.
you know that they HAD to try to entrap the TEA Party patriots at least once in 2010 but no one ever took the bait
“you know that they HAD to try to entrap the TEA Party patriots at least once in 2010 but no one ever took the bait”
I’ve commented this before, but I went to one of the first Tea Party meetings in my hometown. There was a clean cut, 20 something year old male at the meeting. After it was over he basically started spouting anti-government stuff and hinting about it being time for violence. He was so obviously a plant it was ridiculous. No one would engage with him.
i recall reports of atypical members with either racist or misspelled signs being circled at events and escorted away from the group.
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