Kurt Nimmo at Infowars.com
Over the past few years, Infowars.com has provided ample evidence that the FBI is intimately involved in creating radical and violent political groups that are used as propaganda by the government to push for further implementation of a police state.
We have consistently underscored the fact that a post-COINTELPRO effort is operating in the United States and is being used to demonize legitimate and constitutionally protected opposition to the government. From supposed white supremacist Hal Turner operating for years as a prized national security asset and provocateur to a long line of Muslim patsies manipulated in ludicrous terror stings subsequently exploited to hype the government’s increasingly repressive war on terror, we have documented without a doubt that COINTELPRO is alive and well, despite the FBI claiming it put the illegal program to rest back in the 1970s.
Now we learn that the very apex of 1960s radicalism in the United States – the Black Panthers – was compromised by the FBI.
“The man who gave the Black Panther Party some of its first firearms and weapons training – which preceded fatal shootouts with Oakland police in the turbulent 1960s – was an undercover FBI informer, according to a former bureau agent and an FBI report,” writes researcher and author Seth Rosenfeld.
(The FBI kill policemen just so they can create 'vital' work for themselves, and subvert and misdirect peaceful legitimate social activists within the democracy of the USA. The FBI should be disbanded alone for this great crime)
That man was Richard Masato Aoki, a Japanese American with a reputation as an extreme militant who bragged about his street fighting ability against Bay Area cops. “But unbeknownst to his fellow activists, Aoki had served as an FBI intelligence informant, covertly filing reports on a wide range of Bay Area political groups, according to the bureau agent who recruited him,” Rosenfeld writes.
Aoki’s story serves as a warning – the most radical political activists, those calling for violence and the wholesale destruction of property, should face intense scrutiny by default. The government naturally has a vested interest in fomenting violence that can be cynically exploited as a vehicle to characterize all political action outside of the mainstream as terrorism.
COINTELPRO was far too successful for the government to discontinue it.
(Well what is success? You have an American elite which promotes subversion around the world, along with revolution (Fidel Castro of the CIA, Gaddafi, Nasser, Saddam Hussein, Diem, Noriega and now the color revolutions of the 'Really cool dude" set), AND yet the government in the 1960's hyper-monitored a few hundred liberal individuals because they held left leaning political views along with peaceful activism. Left alone such people would not have really threatened the existence of the USA. The FBI's work amounted to nothing within COINTELPRO)
It led to the destruction of the black nationalist movement, factionalized the civil rights movement, and destroyed a large and thriving antiwar movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
(I'm not so sure about the last one....I think the antiwar movement in the 1960's played a decisive role in shaping public consciousness about the illegality and horror of war to the fore. That and the natural zeal and success of the Vietcong, along with the sacrifices of the Vietnamese people who ultimately DEFEATED the imperialist USA forces finally. All this despite the "cleverness" of the FBI )
Informants of Richard Aoki’s ilk are still active today. The FBI has more informants, operatives and agents provocateurs working undercover now than at any time during its long and sordid history.