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Surprise, Surprise! “Occupiers” Tied to Ohio Bomb Plot

COMMENT: When the “Occupy” movement first emerged last fall, we noted that it appears to have had some right-wing roots, albeit ones that had assumed a “progressive’ cover–AdBusters Magazine. After absorbing a great deal of fertilizer flung this way in that context, we now see something that was explicitly foretold on these pages.

A bombing plot in Ohio seems to have had some links to the “Occupy Cleveland” movment.

In a Food For Thought post about former KKK  leader David Duke’s endorsement of “Occupy Wall Street,” we noted: 

“. . . Do not dis­count the pos­si­bil­ity that fas­cist ele­ments may either hijack the move­ment and/or dis­credit it, rather like the con­trolled demo­li­tion of the World Trade Cen­ter freaks hijacked and dis­cred­ited any notion of seri­ous inves­ti­ga­tion into the 9/11 attacks.

Might this entire phe­nom­e­non be a well-designed trap or agent-provacateur oper­a­tion from the start?
Watch out for pos­si­ble ter­ror­ist inci­dents linked to OWS and/or calls for a third party, that would serve the same pur­pose as the Naderoids in 2000. . . .”

All of this is not to say that the majority of the protesters are violent, however the vulnerability of a movement like the “Occupy” phenomenon to tactics of this type is not to be overlooked.

One should note, too, that ours is a culture of images and sensations, not ideas and concepts. What images have the broadcast and photo media gleaned for us from the “Occupy” phenomenon? Hippies and anarchists loose in the streets, shrilly sloganeering and, upon occasion, smashing store front windows and setting fires, as well as assaulting cops.

This plays into the hands of the far-right/GOP/Romney. So, obviously, does the bomb plot in Ohio.

Stay Tuned. 

Oh, yes, don’t lose sight  of the fact that the above-mentioned David Duke, along with possible Third Party candidate Ron Paul, was involved with the Nazi/KKK Coup attempt in Dominica in the early 1980’s. That gambit that led to the Eugenia Charles government of that tiny island nation ramping up its military and munitions just in time to play a token role in the invasion of Grenada. That topic was discussed at length in AFA #13.

 “Suspect in Bridge Bombing Plot Signed Lease on Occupy Cleveland” by Michael Sangiacomo; The Cleveland Plain Dealer; 5/5/2012.

EXCERPT: One of the five self-described anarchists arrested last week for attempting to blow up a local bridge signed the lease for a West Side warehouse where about a dozen members of the Occupy Cleveland group live.

In a one-hour recording of a Friday evening general assembly meeting of the group posted on its website http://occupycleveland.com/live-stream/, occupy leaders expressed concern about Anthony Hayne’s name being on the lease, which strengthens his link to the group.

“We have a person facing terrorism charges on the lease of our warehouse,” said one of the leaders. “If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster.”

When announcing the arrests last week of Hayne and four other men, federal authorities described them as members of a radical fringe of Occupy Cleveland. the five remain in jail with court appearances scheduled for Monday.

Hayne, 35, of Cleveland, has a criminal record dating to 2000. He was one of five men arrested by the FBI and charged with setting fake explosive charges under the Ohio 82 bridge between Sagamore Hills Township and Brecksville Monday night.

An FBI affidavit said Hayne helped plan the bombing attempt. It also said he was one of a group that last Sunday picked up a duffel bag containing smoke grenades and gas masks, as well as two black boxes that the suspects thought contained bombs. . . .


7 comments for “Surprise, Surprise! “Occupiers” Tied to Ohio Bomb Plot”

  1. “If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster.” – spoken by one of the ‘leaders’ to, presumably, the media. You have to laugh.

    Posted by Dwight | May 8, 2012, 4:14 am
  2. Republican operatives + spook central + Occupy Wall Street + agent provacateurs + Stand Your Ground Law = the August Republican National Convention in Tampa.

    Watch out.

    Posted by GrumpusRex | May 8, 2012, 6:21 am
  3. […] Surprise, Surprise! “Occupiers” Tied to Ohio Bomb Plot […]

    Posted by Miscellaneous articles for – Articles divers pour 05-08-2012 | Lys-d'Or | May 8, 2012, 11:30 am
  4. In any case, Dave, your foreshadowing has honestly been pretty much on the money, sad to say. While it does appear that OWS has for now, managed to deflect most of the hardcore infiltrators, I do wonder how much more damage could be done before it’s all said and done?

    @GrumpusRex: I definitely am somewhat concerned. If agents provocateur of any stripe manage to pull something off, this could potentially hurt the Dems to a point; probably not to the point of Romney actually winning but certainly enough to possibly create a notable setback for the Democrats.

    @Dwight: It’s important to remember that the Establishment has been gunning for OWS ever since the NYC General Assembly got started…..and that CoIntelPro contributed a great deal to the effort to destroy both the Civil Rights and the anti-war movements back in the ’60s. One must wonder if a modern version may be at work with individuals like Wolf Blitzer, and Glenn Beck, as the mouthpieces, and orgs. like WorldNetDaily and the ever omnipresent Faux News as the Volksempfängers of a type, so to speak.

    Certainly, I hope Dave can go further into detail on this stuff.

    Posted by Steve L. | May 8, 2012, 5:35 pm
  5. @Grumpusrex: It looks like we almost had to add ‘murderous neo-nazis’ to the list of fun things facing Florida’s RNC convention this fall. And this group apparently had plans to attack a group of anarchists during a Florida May Day protest. It’s a convergence of awfulness:

    White Supremacist Leader, Crew Nabbed In Fla. Terror Probe
    Nick R. Martin May 8, 2012, 5:39 PM 12499

    The race war, he believed, was coming. So Florida white supremacist leader Marcus Faella instructed his followers over the past two years to prepare for it.

    The preparations, according to law enforcement documents made public this week, included stockpiling weapons, experimenting with the creation of ricin and plotting some sort of “disturbance” on Orlando City Hall.

    In a series of arrests that began on Friday, a joint terrorism task force that included the FBI and local police moved in on the Florida chapter of the white supremacist organization American Front.

    In the months since, the informant allegedly documented Faella, 39, becoming increasingly erratic and ordering his followers to commit crimes on the group’s behalf. The informant took secret photos and videos of Faella teaching certain members, including convicted felons, to shoot guns and prepare for a race war in a compound fortified with railroad timbers and cement pilings that he established on his property in Saint Cloud, Fla.

    In mid February, investigators learned the group’s preparations were growing.

    “Faella started planning to cause a disturbance at City Hall in Orlando, Florida,” the affidavit said. “Faella advised that the AF had been dormant too long and wanted to cause a disturbance so the media would report on it and bring new members to the AF.”

    The document said Faella had been experimenting with making ricin, a poison, though it’s not clear whether he was successful in that effort.

    This spring, according to the document, Faella learned that anarchists and a group of non-racist skinheads were planning to participate in May Day activities in Florida, so he wanted to plan an attack on the groups.

    The informant told investigators that Faella and his followers began to fashion sign holders that could somehow be used to conceal weapons. They planned to travel to the May Day activities and apparently pose as protestors.

    According to the Anti-Defamation League, American Front has been around since 1987 but was thought to be hobbled since the death of the group’s California leader in 2011.

    However, the affidavit shows that the group appeared to be growing in recent months, including a big expansion by the group’s Oregon chapter, which the informant said had been doing many of the same things as the Florida group.

    The other members of the Florida chapter arrested since Friday are Dustin Perry, Diane Stevens, Christopher Brooks, Richard Stockdale, Jennifer McGowan, Mark McGowan, Paul Jackson and Kent McLellan.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | May 8, 2012, 7:42 pm
  6. Also, everyone, please google “Lies, damned lies & antisemitism at Occupy Wall Street”, and the Mother Jones piece “How Occupy Wall Street Really Got Started” in case they don’t show up on here.

    Posted by Steve L. | May 8, 2012, 8:17 pm
  7. “On Wednesday, an attorney representing one of the defendants questioned the role of an undercover informant, saying the ex-con hired by the FBI appeared to have played an active role in the plot.

    Cleveland defense lawyer John Pyle said the case could be one of “the tail wagging the dog.” He said his client, Brandon Baxter, will plead not guilty in the case, which is set for a preliminary hearing next week.

    Much of a 22-page FBI affidavit outlining the charges was based on the work of the undercover operative, who has drug, robbery and bad check convictions.

    “We need to get the discovery and put the case under a microscope,” Pyle said. “But just on the basis on the filing in the court, there’s some indicators that this informant was playing a really active role.””


    Posted by leif | May 11, 2012, 9:24 am

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