It turns out the man accused of smashing windows at the Dem headquarters in Denver is a former Democrat. Earlier in the week a Democratic Party chairwoman said the vandals were people opposed to Obamacare.
“An act of vandalism at Colorado Democratic headquarters that shattered windows next to signs about health care reform took a strange turn Wednesday when it was revealed that one of the suspects was a Democratic activist,” the Associated Press reported. “Democratic leaders initially said that the window shattering was an act of political vandalism, possibly by opponents of health care reform. But the political leanings of suspect Maurice Schwenkler raised the prospect that one of the party’s own might have vandalized its building to make a statement.”
On Thursday, the crime took a turn for the weird. “In what a Republican lawmaker has touted as a bid to win sympathy for Democrats, an anarchist transperson allegedly shattered windows at the Democratic headquarters in Denver, Colorado,” Edge Boston writes today. It is said the accused vandal, Maurice Schwenkler, a.k.a. Ariel Attack, is a writer connected to “Queers Against Obama,” a fact established by Colorado Indymedia.
The Queers Against Obama blog is open to invited readers only.
Anarchist groups have a notorious history of turning out to be police operatives and agents provocateurs. In 2007, for instance, cops disguised as anarchist protesters tried to provoke fights between riot police and demonstrators at a globalist confab in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. Police eventually admitted they used uncover cops during the summit.
As documented by Alex Jones in his documentary Police State 2, police allowed black bloc anarchists to riot in downtown Seattle during anti-globalist protests in 1999 while they worked to prevent the movement of peaceful protestors. “The film presents evidence that the left-wing anarchist groups are actually controlled by the state and used to demonize peaceful protesters,” writes Steve Watson.
During the G20 in London earlier this year, an MP accused the government of dispatching agents provocateurs to stir up demonstrators. “The use of plain-clothes officers in crowd situations is considered a vital tactic for gathering evidence. It has been used effectively to combat football hooliganism in the UK and was employed during the May Day protests in 2001,” an apologist writing for the Guardian said.
In June of 2008, British MP George Galloway accused London Metropolitan Police of engaging in “a deliberate conspiracy to bring about scenes of violent disorder” during President George W. Bush’s visit to the UK.
The FBI’s COINTELPRO routinely used agents provocateurs in the late 1960s and early 1970s to discredit and frame antiwar activists and others (see COINTELPRO: The Untold American Story). The CIA and NATO’s Operation Gladio in Europe relied on agents provocateurs to commit violent acts that were it turn blamed on the left and communists and used to implement repressive police states in Italy and elsewhere.
In Denver, State Rep. Balmer publicly speculated that Schwenkler had committed the crime to cast Republicans in a bad light and garner sympathy for Democrats. “This sounds like the type of Democratic tactic from the left fringe trying to make Republicans look mean-spirited,” the Denver Post quoted Balmer as saying.
Balmer is only partially correct. In fact, both sides of the political establishment — both representing the same coterie of ruling elite criminals — have a long and sordid history of using agents provocateurs and dirty tricks to gain political mileage at the expensive of their supposed opponents.
Mr. Balmer need look no further than the unethical, duplicitous, slanderous or illegal tactics employed to destroy or diminish the effectiveness of the Democrats by Republicans during the Nixon era. Republican operative Donald Segretti specialized in dirty tricks. His understudy was none other than Karl Rove.
Dirty tricks and destructive behavior pays. Rove is now the darling of Fox News and numerous talk radio programs.
This article was posted: Friday, August 28, 2009 at 4:11 am