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Wednesday, May 28

Is Your Paranoia Factor High Enough Yet?

That's a silly question to ask around this place, where the answer clearly is: yes!

I sleep better every single night knowing that the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is on the job. Snort. What job? Well, mostly making sure those dirty stinkin' hippies who attend vegan potlucks are not a threat to John McCain during the Republican convention in Minneapolis.

Apparently, they tried to recruit the wrong guy, and he blabbed:

"She told me that I had the perfect ‘look,’” recalls Carroll. “And that I had the perfect personality—they kept saying I was friendly and personable—for what they were looking for.” What they were looking for, Carroll says, was an informant—someone to show up at “vegan potlucks” throughout the Twin Cities and rub shoulders with RNC protestors, schmoozing his way into their inner circles, then reporting back to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, a partnership between multiple federal agencies and state and local law enforcement. The effort’s primary mission, according to the Minneapolis division’s website, is to “investigate terrorist acts carried out by groups or organizations which fall within the definition of terrorist groups as set forth in the current United States Attorney General Guidelines.”

Read the story. You might find it interesting how the FBI has infiltrated other anti-war groups.

"Carroll’s story echoes a familiar theme. During the lead-up the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, the NYPD’s Intelligence Division infiltrated and spied on protest groups across the country, as well as in Canada and Europe. The program’s scope extended to explicitly nonviolent groups, including street theater troupes and church organizations." (Y'all might remember that Blondie blogged extensively about this around that time.)

Yeah, you gotta watch those street theater and religious groups. They have shifty eyes and dodgy looks. And it's well know that we anti-war types are highly likely to be terrorists.

H/T Alternate Brain

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