June 9, 2014
The corporate media is linking two suspected shooters who executed two police officers at a Las Vegas pizzeria and another person at a Wal-Mart to Cliven Bundy and the patriot movement. Media reports characterize the shooters as white supremacists.
According to a report posted at the Daily Mail, the married couple suspected in the shootings and who executed a suicide pact following the rampage were “militant” and “obsessed with conspiracy theories.” They allegedly shouted at diners to “tell the police the revolution has begun.”
The male suspect, named as Jared in media reports, allegedly claimed to have been involved in the standoff between Cliven Bundy, his supporters and the Bureau of Land Management, according to a neighbor.
Carol Bundy said the shooting in Las Vegas is not related to the standoff at the Bundy ranch. “I have not seen or heard anything from the militia and others who have came to our ranch that would, in any way, make me think they had an intent to kill or harm anyone,” she told The Daily Mail.
It was reported after the pair shot the police officers they draped their bodies with a Gadsden flag. The yellow flag depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike was adopted as a symbol of the Tea Party movement in 2009.
News reports added a further lurid detail by saying a neighbor described the pair as users of methamphetamine.
The shooting follows the announcement on June 3 by the Justice Department it will investigate groups and individuals it deems to be terrorists. It will reorganize a task force originally formed in the wake of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing but disbanded after the 9/11 attacks as law enforcement agencies concentrated on threats from foreign terrorists.
“We must also concern ourselves with the continued danger we face from individuals within our own borders who may be motivated by a variety of other causes from anti-government animus to racial prejudice,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.
The incident is custom-made to demonize the patriot movement. The Southern Poverty Law Center has consistently attempted to forge a link between white supremacists and members of the patriot and constitutional movements.
The murder of two police officers will undoubtedly further polarize law enforcement and turn many of them against the patriot movement. For a large number of police officers, the Gadsden flag will now represent the murder of law enforcement officers.
“As I’ve noted before when writing about the militia movement, violence on the far right often comes from hotheads who have been kicked out of the more mainstream militias,” writes Jesse Walker for Reason.com.
Evidence shows, however, that calls for violence often comes from government inserted agents provocateurs. The FBI specializes in this sort of behavior. The government has also controlled an infinitesimally small white supremacist movement. This fact was highlighted by the prosecution of white supremacist radio talk show host Hal Turner.
“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),” we reported in 2009, citing Turner’s blog.
“Hal Turner took the stand today in his federal trial and accused the FBI of instructing him to make violent and racist statements,” we reported on March 3, 2010. “The North Bergen, New Jersey, radio talk show host is on trial for allegedly threatening three Chicago-based federal appeals court judges. In June of 2009, Turner said the judges ‘deserved to be killed’ for a ruling they made in a gun control case.”
This article was posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:17 am