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Recognizing FBI Cointelpro heart of racist terror could unite left and right
March 31, 2010
Recognition that the government, through the FBI, is infiltrating
groups to provoke terror and justify passing un-American legislation
could unite the left and the right for the common good. Infiltration
is a common law-enforcement tactic used to target peaceful and
violent groups, both of which are unwittingly professionally
manipulated to act against their best interest to maintain today's
status quo, a never-ending war on terror.
The latest evidence of such infiltration is the case of the Hutaree
group that allegedly participated in a conspiracy to kill law
enforcement officers, according to The Wall Street Journal. [see below]
The case exemplifies Cointelpro infiltration and provoking violence
to "neutralize" people and groups, a common dirty trick proven during
the Church Committee congressional intelligence investigation in the 1970's.
The Cointelpro neutralization operation has become better developed,
as innocent targeted individual survivors can testify, and hold hope to do so.
In the Hutaree case, Thomas William Piatek, undercover FBI agent,
infiltrated the group according to the Journal. Kurt Nimo of Alex
Jones' InfoWars reports, "It is not surprising that the FBI had
penetrated the Hutaree group and an agent was apparently at the
center of the alleged conspiracy. In fact, it is part of a well
"On March 20, Infowars.com reported on allegations that a federal
agent acted as a provocateur in the New York synagogue bombing
conspiracy case. Defense attorneys in the case argued in court that
the plot was hatched and directed by a federal informant," writes Nemo.
Citing other examples, Nimo includes the New Jersey Fort Dix Army terror case:
"'The only terrorist conspiracy was one planted and nurtured by the
informant,' declared defense attorney Rocco Cip during the trial. The
FBI's role in the case was admitted by a provocateur. 'The FBI
informant paid to infiltrate a band of suspected terrorists in South
Jersey said yesterday that he offered to organize their attack on
U.S. soldiers, but only because he wanted to build trust and find out
more about the group,' the Star-Ledger reported on November 11, 2008."
Authorities have been investigating Tea-Party and the Vagos gang
members for the same unique offense, potentially lethal gas pipe
riggings in buildings used as potentially lethal weaponry, a dirty
trick that some targeted individuals have reported for years to no
avail with officials including the FBI.
FBI arrested people in weekend raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. A
militia leader in Michigan said the target of at least one of the
raids was a Christian militia group. Michael Lackomar, a spokesman
for Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia said that a team leader
received a frantic phone call Saturday evening from Hutaree Christian
militia group member saying that his southwest Michigan property had
been raided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives and he wanted a place to hide according to StandardNet.
Lackomar reported, "My team leader said, 'no thanks' and StandardNet
reports that Lackomar stated that the team leader was cooperating
with the FBI and that his militia group is not affiliated with the
Christian militia group, SMVM.
As Neo-Nazis support a "holy war" according to an Al Jazeera
investigation, so does SMVM. The SMVM Web site has advocated to be
"prepared to defend all those who belong to Christ and save those who
aren't. We believe that one day, as prophecy says, there will be an
Anti-Christ. All Christians must know this and prepare, just as
Christ commanded... Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves
using the sword and stay alive using equipment." But who has
influenced such Christian groups to rally for violence against their
best interest and Christ's peace that passes all understanding?
(Note: It appears that this text on the SMVM website has been removed.)
As the writer for the Examiner has reported, a black operative Delta
Force veteran explained that groups espousing violence are needed as
patsies to fulfill the evil power's agenda to tighten control of
everyone. In other words, allowing violence plays into the hands of
those both left and right rally against.
As difficult as it is to differentiate between innocent group
newcomers and infiltrators, the left and the right would benefit from
learning to smell a rat.
Anthony Gregory writes, "Just as Bush conservatives could not
differentiate Saddam Hussein from Osama bin Laden, or an innocent
Muslim doing charity work in Pakistan from an engineer of 9/11, or an
antiwar American activist from an anti-American enemy within giving
comfort to the enemy abroad, so too do the Obama leftists conflate
peaceful separatists with violent racists, peaceful survivalist
militia men with Timothy McVeigh." (See Anthony Gregory, How the Left
Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the FBI, The Independent, March 30)
Gregory highlights that "during the Bush II era, when the
administration was reported to be reviving COINTELPRO, the left's
distrust of national police forces also became revived. In October
2003, the FBI extensively spied on peaceful Iraq war protesters,
focusing especially on 'anarchists. . . capable of violence.'
"In 2005, the ACLU sued to reveal in court that it had been monitored
by the FBI, which had over a thousand pages of documentation on the
organization, as had Greenpeace and other politically leftist organizations.
"Religious pacifist groups were also spied on and infiltrated. And
one "terror plot" after another allegedly discovered and broken up by
the administration just in the nick of time turned out to be a group
of poor saps of below-average intelligence who had been duped by
federal informants into saying something threatening or 'planning' a
terror attack on American infrastructure with no chance at all of
being successful, and probably no chance of having even come up with
the idea without federal prodding and agitation. The concern about
the return of Cold War-era FBI infiltration of fringe groups was once
again seen on the left."
Gregory asserts, "The responsible, non-partisan and indeed American
thing to do is to harbor extreme skepticism toward the state when it
spies, infiltrates, arrests and imprisons anyone, and most especially
those whose alleged crime is 'sedition' or 'conspiracy' or in any way
being the enemy of the state."
On the international manufactured terror scene, the writer recently
reported that "Captured Jundallah terrorist group ringleader,
Abdolmalek Rigi, confessed that the US administration had assured him
of unlimited military aid and funding for waging an insurgency
against the Islamic Republic of Iran."
"On a deeper level, closer to the heart of the matter" the 911
criminals are still at large writes Webster Tarpley. (Webster
Tarpley, 911 Synthetic Terror, Progressive Press, 2008, p.15)
It leaves untouched the network of moles in the US government
without whose efforts, both in preparation and in the cover-up, the
events of 9/11 could never have happened. It has not identified the
clandestine command center which directed the operation. It has taken
not one step towards locating the technocrats of death who actually
had the physical and technical capability to make these events
happen, in contrast to the supermarket-caliber terrorists who are
supposed to have caused them.
All of these networks remain in place, and remain anxious to avoid
detection... remain at large, their desperation magnified, but their
power undiminished." (Tarpley, 2008)
What group is working to unite the left and the right on core issues?
While racist violence is unacceptable to most Americans, including
Tea-Partiers, Coffee-Partiers, Tree-Partiers and even the proverbial
12-Steppers, laws enacted to spy, wiretap, arrest without warrant,
and imprison indefinitely without trial or right to a lawyer have
less recognized violent outcomes threatening all citizens.
Secret government employees who spy and turn innocent people into
authorities to be on terror watch lists and then covertly persecuted
with no recourse is not what anyone with American values
wants. These are the issues that are more important than many
issues if not most of those rallied against.
These are the issues that could unite the left and the right. Divided we fall.
Deborah Dupré, B.S., M.S., DipConEd, has been a human and civil
rights advocate for over 25 years in the U.S., Vanuatu and Australia.
Militia Chief's Mistrust Festered, Friends Say
Portrait Emerges of Man Who Despised Authority; Undercover Agent
Played a Role in Probe
MARCH 31, 2010
By ALEX P. KELLOGG, LAUREN ETTER, KEITH JOHNSON and TIMOTHY W. MARTIN
The leader of a Michigan militia group charged this week with
conspiring to kill law-enforcement officers was described Tuesday as
a private, family-oriented man who nurtured a festering mistrust of
governmental authority, according to people close to the family.
"On the inside of this man's brain, something evil lurks, and until
you get to know him, you don't know it," said Andrea Harsh, who was
engaged to David Brian Stone Sr. until the couple broke up last year.
She described Mr. Stone, a trim 45-year-old man who wears his whitish
hair cropped short over spectacles and a bushy gray mustache, as
having a "bubbly personality." But he became consumed by the Hutaree,
she said, a southeastern Michigan militia group that described its
members as "Christian warriors."
In an indictment Monday, federal authorities named Mr. Stone as
leader of the Hutaree and accused him and eight members with plotting
to spark an uprising against the U.S. government by killing police.
Along with Mr. Stone, seven other men and one woman from Michigan,
Ohio and Indiana are in being held without bond on weapons and
The indictment said Hutaree had practiced attacks and other military
maneuvers for more than a year, and had planned to kill a
law-enforcement officer, then use homemade bombs to attack officers
who attended the funeral.
An undercover agent played a role in the investigation that led to
Monday's indictments. Grand jury testimony by a law enforcement
officer referred to an "undercover FBI agent" who worked on the case.
The FBI declined to comment, but infiltration is a common tactic for
law-enforcement officials targeting domestic militia groups.
Those charged in the case included Mr. Stone's current wife, Tina Mae
Stone, 44; as well as two sons, David Brian Stone Jr., 19; and Joshua
Matthew Stone 21. Attorneys for Ms. Stone, David Jr. and Joshua
declined to comment Tuesday; the senior Mr. Stone had no attorney as
of late Tuesday.
The Hutaree appears based at Mr. Stone's home, a pair of dilapidated
house trailers near the intersection of dirt roads in rural Clayton,
Michiganpopulation 303about 85 miles southwest of Detroit. The yard
this week held three cars, a dog house, debris and a gun leaning on
an old washing machine.
Family members and acquaintances said Mr. Stone doesn't curse, smoke
or drink alcohol and was a strict disciplinarian with his sons, whom
he home-schooled from a young age. While he rarely attended church,
he studied the Bible nightly, memorizing long passages, said Ms.
Harsh, his ex-fiance. Several scripture passages appear on the
Hutaree Web site.
On his page on the MySpace social-networking site, Mr. Stone, using
the alias of "(RD) Merzonik," listed his interests as "GOD, Guns and
Girls." He said he liked action and science-fiction movies and
writes, "only dead people are true heroes ... so I guess I don't have
any." He listed his hometown as, "Wasteland, America," and 73 MySpace
friends include several state and county militias.
Mr. Stone is listed as a 1982 graduate of Sand Creek High School on
an alumni Web site. Donna Stone, his ex-wife, said she met Mr. Stone
in the mid-1990s when she worked at a deli counter and he was a
customer. She said he was charming and funny.
But Mr. Stone increasingly displayed a stubborn streak, as well as an
affinity for guns. Ms. Stone, 44, said she left him after about a
decade together. "When he went from handguns to big guns, I said,
'Enough,' " she said.
Ms. Harsh, 40, said she began dating Mr. Stone in 2008 after meeting
him at a plastics recycling factory where they worked. Mr. Stone
showed her a Hutaree business card when they met, but otherwise said
little about the group while they dated for several months.
After they moved in together, Ms. Harsh said, he spent hours on the
computer, building the group's Web site and searching online for
weapons. "His life was pretty much consumed by the Hutaree," she said.
Mr. Stone despised authority, Ms. Harsh said, particularly "anyone
with a badge." She said his temper finally drove her away last year.
Mr. Stone remarried a few months later.
Ron Gaydosh, 62, said he had known Mr. Stone for more than 15 years,
and frequently invited the Stones over for barbecues. He described
Mr. Stone as a "good guy," with "all-around good kids," and said the
family enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He said Mr. Stone was easily upset by talk of the government. "Some
of the things that upset Dave also upset me," said Mr. Gaydosh, who
belongs to another militia group with no ties to Hutaree. They
frequently discussed survivalist techniques and poked fun at
government officials, he said, but "there was never any violence planned."
Mr. Gaydosh said Mr. Stone didn't like law enforcement officials
driving by and shining lights at Mr. Stone's house, adding that he
always referred to police as "feds." Mr. Stone also didn't like
neighbors complaining about his target shooting, Mr. Gaydosh said.
It's not clear whether Mr. Stone had money troubles. Ms. Harsh said
he was working at Demlow Products, an auto-industry supplier in
Clayton; a person who answered the phone at the company declined to
comment. Mr. Stone and his ex-wife, Donna Stone, filed for Chapter 7
bankruptcy protection in 1999.
Over the past couple of years, Mr. Stone attracted more Hutaree
members, Ms. Harsh said: "His goal was to have all of the states have
at least one group of Hutaree."
But he scared off some potential recruits. Jon Killman said he
visited Mr. Stone and his sons in December because he was interested
in joining a militia to practice survival skills.
He said Mr. Stone was a gracious host and offered him coffee. But
soon Mr. Killman "got a bad vibe" as the Stones started joking about
police officers who'd been shot in a coffee shop in Washington state.
The family's dining room table was strewn with shotgun shells, Mr.
Killman recalled. The elder Mr. Stone said the shells would be filled
with gunpowder and tied to trip wires to simulate landmines.
At first "they just seemed like a down-to-earth hillbilly family," he
said. "After 20 minutes into the meeting, I realized these guys are
not dealing with a full deck."
Matt Savino, commander of the Lenawee Volunteer Michigan Militia near
Mr. Stone's home, said in recent months Mr. Stone became "paranoid"
and began asking other militia groups to join in military exercises.
Mr. Stone began talking more about how "the federal government was
coming down on them" and the need to be on the offensive and retain
the element of surprise, Mr. Savino said.
Ms. Harsh said Mr. Stone "always thought he could hide from the
government. He thought he was invincible."