Jan 1, 2010
In an effort to save former blogger and radio talk show host Hal Turner from years in prison, the Family of Hal Turner blog has posted pages from a heavily redacted trial transcript.
“According to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Amy Pickett, the third highest ranking FBI Official in New York City, Hal Turner was involved in ‘National Security Intelligence.’ According to Pickett’s testimony which appears in a scanned image of the official Trial transcript below, Hal Turner dealt with ‘National Security Intelligence, terrorism and foreign counterintelligence’ while he served with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF),” the blog explains.
His code name was “Valhalla” and “he received thousands of dollars from the FBI to report on such groups as the Aryan Nations and the white supremacist National Alliance, and even a member of the Blue Eyed Devils skinhead punk band,” according to The Record.
When asked by Turner’s attorney if he is a criminal, Pickett admitted Turner “was National Security. He was an intelligence informant.” Turner worked for the FBI on “National Security, terrorism, foreign counterintelligence. There are people that are giving information that affects the national security of the United States, terrorism, matters that are going to affect the population or people overall, something that’s really going to hinder and hurt a large group of people or the national security of the United States.”
Did Turner help the FBI protect the national security of the United States from nefarious foreign enemies? Hardly. He was sent undercover to Brazil where he reported a scheme to send non-military supplies to Iraqi resistance fighters. In other words, he actively supported the illegal occupation of Iraq (current death toll well over a million people).
Hal Turner, described as a patriot by the Family of Hal Turner, was placed on the periphery of the patriot movement in order to discredit the movement with his racist tirades. He began his career as “Hal from North Bergen” (New Jersey) by calling into neocon talk shows including shows hosted by Bob Grant and Sean Hannity. He went on to serve as campaign manager for Libertarian Party candidate Murray Sabrin in New Jersey in the 1990s, including a 1997 gubernatorial campaign. Turner later joined up with the white nationalist group National Vanguard.
The FBI, under its long-running COINTELPRO, subsidized, armed, directed and protected the Klu Klux Klan and other racist groups.
As the Department of Homeland Security’s leaked document on “rightwing extremism” reveals, the government is more interested in “domestic terrorism” (opposition to the government and the ruling elite) than any imagined foreign threat (including Iraqi resistance fighters and the manufactured terror group al-Qaeda, now back in vogue in the wake of the underwear bomber false flag operation).
“A second trial is scheduled for March 1,” for Turner, who stands accused of threatening government officials, concludes the Family of Hal Turner blog. “In the meantime, it might be nice to hear from Hal’s most ardent critics. What do they have to say about Hal now that it turns out what he was doing on the air was an FBI operation designed to protect America?”
The FBI and its post-modern COINTELPRO are not designed to protect America. The FBI has long served as a secret political police. Hollywood and the corporate media like to pretend the FBI’s task is to go after bank robbers, kidnappers, and other non-political criminals when in fact its primary role is to destroy any credible and effective political opposition to the government and the global ruling elite.
Hal Turner, betrayed by his paymaster, was part of this authoritarian effort to silence all opposition.
This article was posted: Friday, January 1, 2010 at 5:47 am