Following the absurd hyperbole of senior Obama administration officials earlier this week warning that the CIA’s Night of the Walking Dead cave dwellers will attempt small scale attacks against the United States, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force dispatched SWAT teams to the homes of antiwar activists in Minneapolis and Chicago in order to keep alive and expand the terrorism mantra.
FBI and ATF agents raid the home of activist Nick Kelly in Minneapolis.
FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told the Associated Press that six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago were served about 7 a.m. Friday. Warfield said the FBI is seeking “evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism.”
“The search warrant for 1823 Riverside, the residence of activist Mick Kelly, sought information ‘regarding ability to pay for his own travel’ to Palestine and Columbia from 2000 to today. The warrant hyped potential documents indicating any contacts/facilitation with FARC, PFLP, and Hezbollah — what it called ‘FTOs’ or ‘foreign terrorist organizations’. It mentioned seeking information on the alleged ‘facilitation of other individuals in the US to travel to Colombia, Palestine and any other foreign location ins support of foreign terrorist organizations including but not limited to FARC, PFLP and Hezbollah,” reports IndyMedia in the Twin Cities.
Individuals targeted by the FBI appear to be members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, a Marxist-Leninist group that continues to uphold Joseph Stalin as one of the “principal theorists” of Marxism-Leninism, along with Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, and Mao Zedong. Stalin liquidated around 50 million people while Mao killed off more than 70 million.
The Freedom Road Socialist Organization was formed in 1985. It consolidated the remnants of the New Communist Movement of the 1970s. The New Communist Movement was part of the “New Left” that emerged from the Students for a Democratic Society in the 1960s. SDS was not only infiltrated and taken over by Marxist-Leninist groups, but also the FBI (see Max Elbaum, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, & Elizabeth Martinez, Rebels with a Cause).
The late Antony Sutton documented how the Bolshevik Revolution was created and nurtured by Wall Street (see Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution).
“In the Bolshevik Revolution we have some of the world’s richest and most powerful men financing a movement which claims its very existence is based on the concept of stripping of their wealth men like the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Schiffs, Warburgs, Morgans, Harrimans, and Milners. But obviously these men have no fear of international Communism. It is only logical to assume that if they financed it and do not fear it, it must be because they control it,” Gary Allen wrote. “In the Bolshevik Revolution we see many of the same old faces that were responsible for: creating the Federal Reserve System, initiating the graduated income tax, setting up the tax-free foundations and pushing us into WWI.”
Charles Merlin Umpenhour, in his book In Freedom, A Fading Illusion (p. 126), documents how Lenin, under the influence of Wall Street and Occidental Petroleum’s Armand Hammer, created the American Comintern, or Communist International. In 1984, former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov told G. Edward Griffin how easy it was for the Soviets to exploit idealistic “useful idiots” in America and elsewhere in order to spread the communist ideology.
Considering the roots of the communist movement in the United States and its infiltration by the FBI, specifically under its illegal COINTELPRO, it is not a stretch to conclude that the raids in Minneapolis and Chicago were arranged by the government to expand and amplify its current homegrown propaganda effort.
The establishment does not consider a CIA contrived Muslim terrorist organization or its supposed affiliates in the United States – who are overwhelmingly patsies, dupes, and mental cases stage managed by the FBI (as the recent Bronx synagogue bomb plot case reveals) – as a serious threat to the national security of the corporate-banker complex. It also does not consider a gaggle of manipulated communist admirers of the mass murderers Stalin and Mao as a legitimate threat.
The real threat, as the Department of Homeland Security’s leaked “right-wing extremism” document revealed last year, emanates from the patriot movement.
SWAT raids on antiwar activists who are associated with a questionable communist organization long ago compromised by the FBI are intended to expand the manufactured threat of domestic terrorism beyond the narrow confines of Islamic terrorism to fringe political organizations in the United States and ultimately to the real threat to the establishment – the growing patriot and Tea Party movement.
The corporate media has engaged in a sustained and vicious campaign to demonize the patriot movement and portray its members as potentially violent terrorists. Earlier this year, the government infiltrated the Hutaree “militia group” in Michigan and attempted to use the trumped-up arrest of its members as an example of the sort of domestic terrorism the patriot movement represents. The government’s case fell apart in short order. On May 3, a federal judge ordered nine jailed members of the group released.