I really had no intention of writing anything else today, but I kinda/sorta promised I would address this as soon as possible.
Earlier this week, while we were highlighting the overt media disparity between the Tea Party and the Occupy crew (It’s the Tea Party… Run For Your Lives!), commenter ‘a2buckeye‘ pointed out that the 5 men who were arrested for planning to blow up a bridge were likely associated with Occupy Cleveland. I deliberately skipped including it in my list of Occupy violence since enough facts weren’t yet known as to their Occupy kinship.
Well, more facts have come to light, and ‘a2buckeye‘ was spot-on.
From Jim Treacher’s blog:
The federal probe that resulted last night in the arrest of five purported anarchists for allegedly plotting to bomb an Ohio bridge began last year at an Occupy Wall Street rally in Cleveland that was infiltrated by an informant who was directed to attend the event by his FBI handlers.
It was at the October 21 OWS event that the informant first met Douglas [“Cyco”] Wright, 26, who reportedly confided details of his group’s planned attacks “against corporate America and the financial system,” according to court filings…
Wright eventually served as the informant’s bridge to the four other men busted in the bombing plot–despite the fact that the quartet was “unsure” about the snitch for whom Wright vouched. Of the five men arrested, four were involved in the Occupy Cleveland movement, according to their Facebook profiles, a news story, and a federal criminal complaint.
Predictably, Occupy Cleveland has tried to distance themselves from these cretins. Good luck with that. Jim Treacher points out the obvious connections, including:
“…..how did Brandon “Skabby” Baxter spend his time when he wasn’t plotting to murder people? He was organizing an Occupy rally. Last weekend.”
Make sure you read his whole post (complete with video), which will be, …uh, …’problematic” for Occupy Cleveland to dispute.
Gotta love those lil’ Occupy darlings. They’re so cute at that age.
Good job. That’s the difference between us and them. When something looks bad, we wait for the facts and evaluate. They run screaming and then refuse any facts that contradict what they want to believe.
And you’re right about the difference between the two factions. Of course, that’s because THEIR intentions are always ‘pure’.
OWS “activites” = freedom of speech.
Tea Party “activities” = terrorism.
Yep. Makes sense. Thanks for clarifying the issue……
Just remember, PGH:
“war is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength”….
One other difference is could you imagine the coverage if this was five tea party people planning to blow something up. They would be drooling all over themselves to run it non-stop about how violent the tea party is.
How true….how true. Although, please keep in mind that the Tea Party folks wouldn’t ACTUALLY have to be part of the plan in order to be blamed for it. When there’s no story to cover, go with the time-proven, CBS/MSNBC method of “just making something up”. Remember: it’s not the accuracy or the truth, it’s the seriousness of the charge!
Excellent post. Thanks for the information gleaned from patience, sometimes called tincture of time in the medical world. I think the sickness is clearly defined, but I’m afraid we’ll have to wait for the election and hope for a change in government before these mobs are properly dealt with by federal authorities. The state are what they are. I don’t expect any hope for those petite bureaucrats who have been entrenched in liberalism to change until their citizen open their eyes and understand the damage being done to their town, cities and states. Best to you!
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