Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Real Turner Diaries

FBI trained NJ blogger to incite others

Many people may be familiar with the Turner Diaries as a result of the domestic terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995 and the resulting trial, conviction and execution of Timothy McVeigh for the crime. McVeigh was supposedly a fan of the anarchist novel and based his action of attack that day in Oklahoma city on the books plot.

But what if we were to have a real Turner Diaries? Not just something of fiction, but something of a rather all too real reality. Enter one Hal Turner of New Jersey. He was recently arrested for inciting others to violence and encouraging others to attacking public officials.

The only problem is? His defense attorney says that he was only doing what the FBI taught him how to do on the internet as a "blogger." Stranger than fiction? Have a look for yourself.....

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - 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. Hal Turner worked for the FBI from 2002 to 2007 as an "agent provocateur" and was taught by the agency "what he could say that wouldn't be crossing the line," defense attorney Michael Orozco said. "His job was basically to publish information which would cause other parties to act in a manner which would lead to their arrest," Orozco said.

Of course now?

The FBI is denying any knowledge of his actions, although they seemingly admit to a familiarity with him. Prosecutors have acknowledged that Turner was an informant who spied on radical right-wing organizations, but the defense has said Turner was not working for the FBI when he allegedly made threats against Connecticut legislators and wrote that three federal judges in Illinois deserved to die.

Uncanny isn't it. Almost like a script for a Tom Cruise sequel to MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. "Your mission Mr. Phelps (should you decide to accept it.....)" And as always..."If caught or captured, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions."

Stranger than fiction? Id' say affirmative!


Anonymous said...

The similarities are there, no doubt.

XtnYoda said...

Would that not be similar to "entrapment"?

Locutisprime said...

Entrapment? Perhaps. I can't say without knowing more of the facts. But this is another example of a government informant program sponsored by the FBI that has apparently been less than beneficial and in fact problematic IMO.