WRITTEN BY: DAVID RISSELADA PUBLISHED ON: FEBRUARY 20, 2016
On January 26, 2016, the FBI shot and killed rancher LaVoy Finicum in what appeared to be a deliberate setup. This brought the 25 day stand off between federal agents and militia members protesting for restored property rights to an end. Controversy surrounds the shooting, as it appears that LaVoy may have reached for something around his waistband after appearing to take a bullet; however, there is no sound in the video released by the FBI so no definite conclusions can be made. LaVoy Finicum, along with other militia members are portrayed as terrorists by the main stream media and were treated accordingly by federal law enforcement officers.
Since the beginning of the Obama administration there has been an all out effort to label anyone of a right-leaning ideology as a potential extremist. In the report published in 2009 entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” references are made to economic hardships, proposed weapon bans, and the election of the first African-American president as things that may ecourage rightwing violence. The report also expresses concern that radical right wing groups may attempt to recruit returning war veterans who may be disgruntled with the government. The following paragraphs are from this report.
The current economic and political climate has some similarities to the 1990s when rightwing extremism experienced a resurgence fueled largely by an economic recession, criticism about the outsourcing of jobs, and the perceived threat to U.S. power and sovereignty by other foreign powers.
During the 1990s, these issues contributed to the growth in the number of domestic rightwing terrorist and extremist groups and an increase in violent acts targeting government facilities, law enforcement officers, banks, and infrastructure sectors.
The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.
Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of rightwing extremist groups, as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government. The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by rightwing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement.
Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists. DHS is concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.
- Reading this report, one is left with the impression that the government is deliberately planning to label people as terrorists because they know there is going to be a great deal of resistance to their agenda. This is an agenda that has transformed our nation from freedom and prosperity to socialism and desperation, and labeling dissenters as terrorists is a convenient way to ensure no one stands in the way; and if they do, law enforcement has been trained to deal with them. For instance, in 2013, the FBI had begun target practice on targets depicting everyday American citizens brandishing firearms, this included pregnant women and children. The name of the program was “No More Hesitation” and was designed to condition law enforcement personnel to shoot first and ask questions later. Comparing the targets with the quotes from the DHS report gives the impression that there will, at some point, be door to door gun confiscation. Another point to consider is the fact that the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies, have removed all references of Islamic extremism from their training manuals, filling the void with information similar to the DHS report. This means that all new FBI recruits are being indoctrinated into the belief that conservatives and Constitutionalists are threats to national security. This explains why law enforcement officers are so quick to pull the trigger.
The FBI has a long history of infiltrating and discrediting organizations considered to be a threat to government power. It is a program called COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) and it dates back to the 1950’s. The program was used to infiltrate groups like the Communist Party U.S.A., Black Panthers, the Klu Klux Klan, and other organizations percieved to be a threat. Under the standing law of the time, “The Communist Control Act of 1954,” FBI director J. Edgar Hoover used the program to spy on communists. The idea was to infiltrate targeted groups with the purpose of discrediting them and causing internal strife in order to weaken their political influence. In the 1990’s, the U.S. government turned its focus to patriot groups, gun owners and others who professed to be “Constitutionalists.” This was due to the fact that the government feared an angry populace after outsourcing jobs and surrendering U.S. sovereignty to international interests. In 1996, at the height of the militia movement, motivated by the government’s excessive use of force at Waco and Ruby Ridge, the FBI unlawfully infiltrated the Georgia Militia and planted explosives devises on their property. Robert Edward Star and William James McCranie were charged with manufacturing, with the intent to distribute “shrapnel packed” pipe bombs. This was later proven to be a deliberate set up, as explained in the radio broadcast of William Cooper’s “The Hour of the Time” below. The idea was to portray the Constitutional Militia as a group of radicals seeking to overthrow the government.
In the Oregon standoff, COINTELPRO was in play as FBI agents infiltrated the militia group and deliberately harrassed members of the community. They even went as far as snooping around the local armory to give the impression they intended to break in. This would have turned public opinion against militia members while encouraging citizens to demand government intervention. This resulted in the resignation of Harney County Fire Marshall Chris Briels. Briels personally caught the agents snooping around the armory and was told to back off after bringing it to the attention of Judge Steve Grasty.
The U.S. government also has a habit of creating its own crisis in order to justify military action. Operation Northwoods, for example, was a scenario where the Joint Chiefs of staff drew up a plan to stage fake terrorist attacks on the American public while blaming Cuba; thus, justifying a much-desired attack against the Island nation. This is known as the false flag attack, and history shows that this has been used on more than one occasion to justify America’s involvement in war. The Gulf of Tonkin and the Attack of Pearl Harbor were both said to be false flag attacks. What many in the militia movement fear is that there will be a deliberate attack set up by COINTELPRO agents in order to justify police/military action against those who stand for freedom, which would justify the need for furthering the police state. Is it possible that LaVoy Finicum was deliberately led to the road block with the hopes that he would attempt to fire on FBI agents, thus justifying the further encroachment of our constitutional rights? Given the information presented in this article, it is a possibilty that should not be discounted.
It is the patriot movement that stands in the way of the Obama agenda. Slowly but surely, we are watching the narrative of terrorism move from the threat of Islamic Radicalism to “right wing” radicalism. Fear and misinformation are being used to give the impression that the nation is filled with anti-governemnt extremists who are wanting to go war with the federal government. At the same time, any education concerning the principles behind the constitution has been scrubbed away from the public school system, just the same as the brutal history of excessive government control has. The government must be held to account for their subversive tactics and their deliberate attempt to discredit a movement that is only standing for the rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution before history repeats itself.
The Obama administration knew there was going to be pushback against his agenda, which is why they immediately began labeling patriots as extremists, in order to discredit and silence them.