Be on the lookout for America's #1 terrorist organization

When I was writing yesterday I was thinking in the back of my mind about how Julian Assange will be in a month. Probably in jail somewhere, with the US government chomping at the bit to bring him here. In two months, there will be rallies to support him in various places, and those rallies will be honeycombed with undercover FBI agents, including, no doubt, agents provocateurs who will try to incite the crowds to do something illegal.

I didn't write this, and now I wish I had, as I just saw a story about the FBI sending an agent to a mosque in Irvine to incite people to illegal acts. The Muslims targeted here actually got a restraining order on the guy, as he was trying to provoke violence. We'd be fools to doubt that the FBI is actively inciting people to violent activity all over the country.

Via Radley Balko.

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Kent State:

It also turned out that the FBI had its own informant and agent-provocateur roaming the crowd, a part-time Kent State student named Terry Norman, who had a camera. Mr. Norman also was armed with a snub-nosed revolver that FBI ballistics tests, first declassified in 1977, concluded had indeed been discharged on that day.

Bronx Bomb Plot:

The jury is learning more about the double life of the FBI’s informant, Shahed Hussain in the Bronx synagogue bomb plot.

Hussain posed as a wealthy businessman and a member of Pakistani terrorist group. Under the orders of his FBI handler, Hussain dropped in at a mosque in Newburg looking for outspoken radical Muslims to enlist in a terrorist plot, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported.

Death Threats on Connecticut Legislators:

A New Jersey blogger facing charges in two states for allegedly making threats against lawmakers and judges was trained by the FBI on how to be deliberately provocative, his attorney said Tuesday.

I think Randall's point was something along the lines of, "don't blindly assume that violence is not provoked by the agencies that are rewarded with bigger budgets when violence happens. Be inquisitive enough to look for evidence."