This Article written in 2009 seems eerily
prophetic given the recent events involving J.T. Ready. A quote: "Ready
... is a pretty good candidate to be the next NSM figure outed as an
asset of the Feds."
Prefabricated Fascists: The FBI's Assembly-Line Provocateurs
by William Norman Grigg
by William Norman Grigg
Recently by William Norman Grigg: Judicial Terrorism: The State vs. Robert and Danille Kahre
"Valhalla" at work: FBI undercover asset Hal Turner, who was tasked to infiltrate and
radicalize the "far right," speaks at a rally sponsored by the
FBI-controlled National Socialist Movement
We'll be fighting in the streets with our children at our feet
and the morals that they worship will be gone.
And the men who spurred us on sit in judgment of all wrong
they decide, and the shotgun sings the song.
~ Pete Townsend
difficult not to experience a faint pang of sympathy for Hal Turner,
albeit an ephemeral one deeply buried beneath multiple layers of
at least five years, and probably more, Turner was a paid informant and
provocateur in the employ of the world's largest sponsor of terrorism,
the Federal Government. His assignment was to bait easily influenced
people with incendiary rhetoric about race and other resentments, and
reel in anyone who bit a little too lustily on the bait. The Bureau
credits Turner with personally bringing more than 100 "extremists" to
their attention, many of whom (the Bureau won't specify how many) were
every likelihood that at least some of Turner's victims were offered
the same deal offered to Randy Weaver after he was set up on trivial and
spurious firearms charges by an undercover snitch for the ATF: Become
an informant/provocateur, and you'll stay out of jail.
rejected the deal, and the FBI eventually retaliated by attacking his
home and murdering his wife and son. José Padilla, a rougher customer
than Weaver, rejected the same deal; he was declared an "enemy
combatant," subjected to prolonged torture intended to destroy his
mental equilibrium and break his will, and eventually convicted on
exceptionally dubious terrorism-related charges.
Before he was outed as a stukach in early 2007, Turner was the host of a web-based talk radio program
and a freelance speaker who specialized in "incitement-and-indictment"
entrapment of "right-wing extremists." Hackers discovered a cache of
e-mail correspondence between Turner and William Haug, an agent working
for a Joint Terrorism Task Force who acted as the informant's handler.
Turner closed down his radio program while emitting great gusts of
affected outrage over what he insisted were spurious accusations that he
had collaborated with the Feds.
In a message posted to Pro Libertate after he was identified as an agent provocateur along with federal
assets tasked to carry out similar missions within Muslim
sub-populations in the U.S. Turner insisted that only "PARANOID FREAKS
(like this blog)" would suspect him of collaboration.
way of establishing his neo-Nazi bona fides, Turner boasted that "my
[white supremacist] rallies in Kingston NY and Kalamazoo, MI cost those
cities $60,000 and $120,000 respectively in police overtime and that
there's no way the FBI would have approved anything like that by an
informant because the cities would have demanded the money back!"
as we'll see anon, the FBI has no problem staging white supremacist
rallies and protest marches that help "local" police departments rack up
the police don't mind making a little extra money by swanning about in
riot gear. Events of the sort Turner organized are an intelligence
bonanza for the Regime: They give the FBI (and, most likely, other
Homeland Security assets) an opportunity to harvest detailed information
for federal databases about both "right-wing extremists" and their opposition.
know this is the case through first-person testimony from an FBI
undercover asset who spent nearly a decade worming his way through the
"radical right" including the National Socialist Movement (NSM).
NSM's adherents doubtless see themselves as the finely honed blade of a
resurgent "white power" movement, a description promoted with similar
zeal by professional hate-hucksters like Morris Dees' artfully misnamed
Southern Poverty Law Center and the so-called Anti-Defamation League.
the NSM is "all show, no go" it's more of a federally controlled
traveling roadshow, sort of a Third Reich tribute band. Its cadres exude
all of the raw menace of the hapless Illinois Nazis from The Blues Brothers, and possess all of the street-fighting chops of the bumbling Black Widow biker gang from Clinton Eastwood's Philo Beddoe films.
But I digress.
We were discussing Hal Turner's career as an FBI informant/provocateur code-named "Valhalla," details about which have been pried from the Bureau by reporters for the Bergen (New Jersey) Record.
Beginning in 2003 (or, as Turner claims, 2002), Turner was a paid informant "who spied on his own controversial followers," reports the Record,
citing "government documents, e-mails, court records, and almost 20
hours of jailhouse interviews" with the snitch. Turner "received
thousands of dollars from the FBI to report on such groups as the Aryan
Nations and the white supremacist National Alliance, and even a member
of the Blue Eyed Devils skinhead punk band."
was not some street snitch," insists Turner. "I was a deep undercover
intelligence operative." He demands recognition of that distinction with
the same desperate desire for dignity displayed by any other whore who
seeks to upgrade his or her job description with a more refined title.
FBI budgeted at least $100,000 to pay for Turner's performances, both on
his radio program and in public speeches. He now insists that he was
merely role-playing on behalf of his pimps both the FBI's Special
Agent Haug and New Jersey State Police Detective Leonard Nerbetski, who also served on the Newark Joint Terrorism Task Force.
As he tells the story, Turner was required to feign passion for various unsavory causes: In interviews with the Record,
Turner maintained that "the FBI coached him to make racist,
anti-Semitic and other threatening statements and he now feels
double-crossed by the Bureau after his arrest."
audience loves the rip-roaring radio psycho," Turner boasted in an
e-mail to the FBI. "They literally throw money at it. Just be confident
that the personality you hear (or hear about) on radio is not real life.
I have zero intention of doing anything stupid."
the guise of the "radio psycho," Turner with the FBI's help was
pulling down about $15,000 a month to express such edifying sentiments
as the following: "A full day of violence against blacks would be a
really nice thing.... [L]ynchings, church burnings, drive-by shootings
and bombings [would] put these subhuman animals back in their place."
materialized at various white power gatherings in several states. He
also traveled to Brazil on the FBI's dime to spy on suspected white
supremacists in that country, as well as to investigate an alleged plot
by white supremacists and Brazilian Arabs to send "consumer goods" to
resistance fighters in Iraq. It's difficult to believe that the CIA
remained entirely aloof from that aspect of Turner's career.
the FBI was willing to abet Turner's efforts to incite violence against
innocent people, the Feds moved against him shortly after he published
comments on his blog interpreted as death threats against three judges
in Chicago. He was arrested shortly before the 2008 election and is
scheduled to stand trial this week.
As the song says,
"some men like the fishin', some men like the fowlin', and some men
like to hear the cannonball a-roarin." Turner likes nothing more than
hearing the sound of his own voice. Yet "here I am in prison, betrayed,"
he laments, arrested by the same FBI Special Agent who recruited him
and he plaintively maintains fed him his lines.
was given specific instructions," Turner declares, and he played the
role of racist agitator out of his duty as "a loyal, patriotic decent
may be telling the truth. His experiences are eerily similar to those
recounted by former FBI "deep cover" operative (and one-time Roller
Derby star no, I'm not kidding) David Gletty in his ineptly written
but highly useful memoir Undercover Nazi: The FBI Infiltration of Extremist Groups in America.
what strikes me as a transparent effort to cultivate a marketable
mystique, Gletty says that many details of his work as a paid FBI snitch
remain "classified." He claims to have been recruited in 2000 when, as
the leader of a constitutional militia, he came across a plot by an
Appalachian white supremacist to set off a string of radiological bombs
in collaboration with al-Qaeda.
as a "deep cover" operative, Gletty spent several years cultivating
ties with "extremist" groups, including elements of the KKK, the
Hammerskins, and eventually the National Socialist Movement. He was
careful to get his "ticket punched" by working with legitimate dissident
groups such as the League of the South, and various immigration reform
groups, such as at least one element of the Minuteman volunteer border
most notable achievement was to infiltrate and become leader of a
National Socialist Movement chapter in Florida and organize a 2006 NSM march in Orlando that was intended to sow fear and anger in a predominantly black neighborhood.
prepare for that role, Gletty behaved much as Hal Turner had,
fulminating in public about the supposed inferiority of non-white people
and befouling the air with exhortations to collectivist violence. This
not only legitimized Gletty in the eyes of his comrades in the NSM, it
also helped to rile up the group's enemies, thereby ensuring a large
turnout of counter-protesters for the February 2006 march in Orlando
which was exactly what the Bureau desired.
his years as an informant/provocateur, Gletty was usually accompanied
by a fellow asset he identifies only as "Joe." During the Orlando
protest, Gletty recalls, Joe carried a concealed digital camera "for
taking all the photos he could of protesters and counter-protesters.
Then the images would be fed into the FBI face recognition computer. At
least 1000 faces for the computer to digest."
addition to producing a bounty of biometric intelligence for the FBI,
the Orlando rally offered a good dry run for a future Homeland Security
crack-down. Gletty points out that his FBI handler was "actually pumped
up" about the Orlando march, "because the protest would be a great
training exercise for the Orlando Police Department, Orange County
Sheriff's Department, the FBI, and MBI [the Central Florida Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation] as they would all be in attendance."
leader in the white supremacist underground, Gletty held many
"surveillance parties" not only public events, but private functions
used to gather intelligence and, where possible, set up various
low-level thugs to become informant/provocateurs themselves.
three years, "Joe and I ... traveled from state to state, rally to
rally, and party to party, infiltrating the White Power Movement in
America," Gletty recalls. "Thousands of miles, hundreds of photographed
faces, and a myriad of tape recordings were contributing to the
eradication of racial and religious prejudice in America."
To judge from recent attention earned by the NSM, Gletty's mission was
not to help "eradicate" prejudice (as if this could be accomplished
through government intervention), but rather to bring the group more
completely under the FBI's control.
The NSM is a remnant of George Lincoln Rockwell's American Nazi Party (ANP). According to Hate: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party, the ANP was thoroughly compromised through the FBI's notorious COINTELPRO operation; by the time of his murder in 1967, Rockwell was widely believed to be a "patsy" for the FBI or some other intelligence agency.
objective of the anti-ANP COINTELPRO operation was to create a rift
between Rockwell's Nazi outfit and the United Klans of America. By the
late 1970s, the Klan was thoroughly honeycombed with FBI assets.
In fact the Bureau boasted that it had enough Klansmen on its payroll
in North Carolina to elect that state's Grand Dragon: At one point, 7 of
the 8 members of a Charlotte Klan chapter reportedly were FBI assets
informing on the klavern's sole non-federal employee.
A sitcom-worthy simulacrum of street-fighting: NSM members square off against the equally ludicrous "Brown Berets de Aztlan" in Riverside, California.
Dawson, an informant/provocateur on the payroll of the Greensboro
police department and under the supervision of the FBI, helped orchestrate a November 3, 1979 street clash between white supremacists and Communists that left five people dead. The "White Power" contingent included elements of both the Klan and the American Nazi Party, whose FBI-engineered rift had apparently healed sufficiently to permit joint action.
National Socialist Movement's current strategy is to provoke tumult and
violence, rather than participating in it directly. In recent weeks the
group has achieved a relatively high profile by staging anti-immigration
rallies in Riverside, California and Phoenix, Arizona.
In California, a small knot of NSM denizens faced off with members of "Los Brown
Berets de Aztlan," a foundation-funded militant Chicano group, with riot
police clad in body armor on hand to maintain "order." A few weeks
later the group inflicted itself on an immigration-reform protest in
Arizona during which the group's most visible spokesperson, J.T. Ready, unfurled a portrait of Adolf Hitler.
a dishonorably discharged ex-Marine is a pretty good candidate to
be the next NSM figure outed as an asset of the Feds. An ambulatory wad
of cholesterol and bile, Ready looks like the unfortunate result of a
genetic experiment combining the most unpleasant traits of Ernst Roehm
and Chris Farley.
While certainly not telegenic, Ready has achieved a certain media prominence as a result of his candor in reciting the Nazi party line.
The sudden prominence of the NSM has been noted with a detectable hint of gratitude by left-collectivists eager to shoehorn resistance to the Obama Regime into a pre-determined narrative:
Critics of the Blessed One and his administration are animated by
concealed bigotry, according to this reading, whether they know it or
not, and their rhetoric is creating an "atmosphere" of incipient
violence that will engender domestic terrorism.
should be remembered that the same tropes were put into play early in
the last Democratic administration, just before the 1995 Oklahoma City
Bombing a terrorist act for which disenchanted former federal employee
Timothy McVeigh was executed, but was actually carried out with the help of "others unknown," including several federal assets connected to a bizarre little white supremacist commune known as Elohim City.
Regime has gone to a great deal of trouble to keep the otherwise
moribund White Power movement on life support. It's simply too useful as
a political foil and, occasionally, as an instrument of politically
useful violence for the Regime to let it die.
December 5, 2009