Inside The FBI’s Manual On The Anarchist/Environmentalist Threat

They are often students, are paranoid and resent authority, and hatch their plots in coffee houses and underground clubs. Via Green is the New Red, meet the FBI’s public enemy number one:

The materials…to train agents to identify and investigate “domestic terrorist” groups such as “black separatists,” anarchists, animal rights activists, and environmentalists…were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the ACLU. They offer additional insight into a disturbing pattern of FBI activity misrepresenting political activists as “terrorists” and manufacturing “domestic terrorism threats” where none exist.

Juxtapose this with militia extremists and white supremacists, who have murdered, lynched, bombed, assaulted government officials and created weapons of mass destruction. To most reasonable people, such a stark disparity between these groups would raise questions about how the FBI is allocating its domestic terrorism resources. How did such misguided policies come about?

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  • Nunzio X

    How come I didn’t see a mention of DISINFO readers in this report?

    • Calypso_1

      Need-to-know 

    • http://twitter.com/jfqbsh jason quackenbush

      Disinfo readers are no threat to anyone.

      • Andrew

        Except ourselves.

      • Andrew

        Except ourselves.

  • Ted Heistman

    This is no joke.

  • Ted Heistman

    This guy used to blog in order to influence/gather info on these types(Green anarchists) on the internet while working all the while for Homeland security.  He was in charge of infra structure defense, which interestingly is what Derrick Jensen and his book “End Game” and now “Deep Green Resistance” specifically targets.

    http://www.jeffvail.net/

    At first he presented himself as a radical, saying he was “radicalized” in a tent in Afghanistan, in his bio. He also edited a journal called “The Direct Action Journal” previous to his blogging, which means one thing to radical activists but may not mean anything to more mainstream people. But to radical activists it means civil disobedience/sabotage things like that.

    He eventually came out as working for Homeland Security, but later fudged and called it “the department of the interior” which in a sense the DHS is under. He used to write a lot of articles and speak regarding Peak Oil.

    Now he just blogs about boring lawyer shit. He worked as a spook basically to put himself through Law school.

    Heres his buddy: http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/

    Another spook working along the same lines, gaining influence in the “transitional town” movement.

    I don’t think these guys are particularly sinister. But I think they represent the “soft power” and “influence” strategy of the spook community. The smiling “good cop” face of the intelligence community.

    Because of these types of shenanigans I am deeply skeptical of Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith of Deep Green Resistance openly calling for and recruiting sabotage of Energy Infra-structure. I see False flag operations in the making.

  • Ted Heistman

    This guy used to blog in order to influence/gather info on these types(Green anarchists) on the internet while working all the while for Homeland security.  He was in charge of infra structure defense, which interestingly is what Derrick Jensen and his book “End Game” and now “Deep Green Resistance” specifically targets.

    http://www.jeffvail.net/

    At first he presented himself as a radical, saying he was “radicalized” in a tent in Afghanistan, in his bio. He also edited a journal called “The Direct Action Journal” previous to his blogging, which means one thing to radical activists but may not mean anything to more mainstream people. But to radical activists it means civil disobedience/sabotage things like that.

    He eventually came out as working for Homeland Security, but later fudged and called it “the department of the interior” which in a sense the DHS is under. He used to write a lot of articles and speak regarding Peak Oil.

    Now he just blogs about boring lawyer shit. He worked as a spook basically to put himself through Law school.

    Heres his buddy: http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/

    Another spook working along the same lines, gaining influence in the “transitional town” movement.

    I don’t think these guys are particularly sinister. But I think they represent the “soft power” and “influence” strategy of the spook community. The smiling “good cop” face of the intelligence community.

    Because of these types of shenanigans I am deeply skeptical of Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith of Deep Green Resistance openly calling for and recruiting sabotage of Energy Infra-structure. I see False flag operations in the making.

    • Calypso_1

      Dept of the Interior & Dept of the Treasury should always raise hackles.

      • Ted Heistman

        Its a weird thing. This from his bio about speeches he’s given:

         the Interagency Forum on Infrastructure Protection’s 2005 conference entitled “Infrastructure Targeting by Non-State Actors”

        At this time (2005-2006) Ran Prieur http://ranprieur.com/ was linking to him, quite a bit, who was ostensibly this Green anarchist drop out type dude. Ran Prieur that is. I had a blog at the time and wasd reading a lot of Derrick Jensen and John Zerzan and kind of saying some radical things.

        So then Jeff Vail linked to my blog and i got freaked out. So then I researched him more. 

        Its like he was out in the open and yet a spook, and for some reason, people in the blogosphere seemed ok with it. But yet, These bloggers were a targeted group.

        These people are very subtle and influence is a big part of the game. In some ways it can be a positive influence. Personally I think Sabotage is not the answer to making things more green. But its good to know who your friends and allies are and what peoples motivations are. “Good cop” does not equal friend, in my book. Though ultimately all people want a lot of the same things.

        I think the Intelligence community is out of control and its hard for citizens to police them and hold them accountable.

      • Ted Heistman

        Its a weird thing. This from his bio about speeches he’s given:

         the Interagency Forum on Infrastructure Protection’s 2005 conference entitled “Infrastructure Targeting by Non-State Actors”

        At this time (2005-2006) Ran Prieur http://ranprieur.com/ was linking to him, quite a bit, who was ostensibly this Green anarchist drop out type dude. Ran Prieur that is. I had a blog at the time and wasd reading a lot of Derrick Jensen and John Zerzan and kind of saying some radical things.

        So then Jeff Vail linked to my blog and i got freaked out. So then I researched him more. 

        Its like he was out in the open and yet a spook, and for some reason, people in the blogosphere seemed ok with it. But yet, These bloggers were a targeted group.

        These people are very subtle and influence is a big part of the game. In some ways it can be a positive influence. Personally I think Sabotage is not the answer to making things more green. But its good to know who your friends and allies are and what peoples motivations are. “Good cop” does not equal friend, in my book. Though ultimately all people want a lot of the same things.

        I think the Intelligence community is out of control and its hard for citizens to police them and hold them accountable.

        • Ted Heistman

           I think they kind of want to have their finger in every pot and more or less do. So a lot of people are just in position and not really doing anything, but might be called on to do something at a later time. You know, like they’ll hire some criminal to join a mosque and look for radicals. Even if its not a radical mosque. They just want their man in there.  Its a control freak mindset. Concretized manifestation of the control freak mindset, that’s how I view this whole Intelligence apparatus.

          And they have the money to do this stuff, due to the fact that half of everyones taxes go to the Military Budget.

        • Ted Heistman

           I think they kind of want to have their finger in every pot and more or less do. So a lot of people are just in position and not really doing anything, but might be called on to do something at a later time. You know, like they’ll hire some criminal to join a mosque and look for radicals. Even if its not a radical mosque. They just want their man in there.  Its a control freak mindset. Concretized manifestation of the control freak mindset, that’s how I view this whole Intelligence apparatus.

          And they have the money to do this stuff, due to the fact that half of everyones taxes go to the Military Budget.

          • Calypso_1

            Have you read Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State?

          • Ted Heistman

            No. When was it written? How new is it? My sense is its not that new, but probably intensifying. I’ve met people in real life that are involved in intelligence. I met an FBI agent and a CIA agent at Fundy churches at different times. A relative of mine dated a guy whose Mother was in the CIA and whose sister is a DARPA scientist and whose brother in law flew for Air America.

            I am interested in the less tangible aspects of people like this more so than hard facts dates, etc. I don’t have a mind for figures so much as a feel for people.

            I have read a lot of Leo Strauss. I also recommend Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Liersure class” Ralph Waldow Emerson’s “English Traits” and Alex de Tocqueville’s  “Democracy in America” for insights into the minds of people who consider themselves to be the Ruling Class and who are deeply suspicious of democracy.

            Its a sub culture with a certain point of view.

          • Calypso_1

            It came out last year.  The paperback was released on sept 11, 2012.  It’s worth reading.

          • Ted Heistman

             What new insights have you gained from it?

          • Calypso_1

            The most interesting information in the book is in regards to how much the gov’t doesn’t even know about its own apparatus anymore.  So much money has been thrown at it, disappeared off book into so many newly created ‘private’ agencies, ‘pseudo’-corporations and so much information is being generated that no body has centralized command & control.  There are projects that have become self sustaining that are defacto states within states that have the abilities to elude any form of oversight and control by ‘the people’s government’.  It’s about how a new citizenry has been created – those within this culture, that have access to information and abilities that negate the rights of the plebes with impunity.
             Nothing new for most of the crowd here, but it is an excellent source to pass on to others who are less knowledgeable of these issues.

          • Ted Heistman

             Its basically a big feeding trough in many ways. America is like an organism with a huge parasite load.

          • Ted Heistman

             I checked it out on Amazon and I feel it basically confirms what i already know. But thanks for the recommendation. I feel like it is really unwieldy and spooks spend an inordinate amount of time spying on each other, because communication is so slow and unreliable.

            This kind of thing happens with hierarchy. Which is what this Spook Jeff Vail was blogging about, quoting Robert Anton Wilson, while working for the DHS spying on Green Anarchists.

            Heady paradoxes.

            But I’m more interested in pre-9/11, the PNAC and Leo Strauss and basically the Oligarchic mindset. Because I think that’s what got us where we are, and it goes back to ancient Greece to the minds of people like Plato.

          • Matt Staggs

            This American Life did a great story about a criminal hired to infiltrate a very peaceful and law-abiding group of people attending a mosque: Episode 471: The Convert. It was hilariously mismanaged. 
            http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/471/the-convert

          • Ted Heistman

             Yeah, that’s who I was referring to with the Mosque analogy.

            Here is another story on “This American life” about an informant that worked with anarchists. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/381/turncoat

            Have you listened to that one? This guy Darby actually commented on a blog post I made about Derrick Jensen.

          • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

            I liked Glass’ mandatory
            this is not the FBI as usual disclaimers
            (not that I blame him)
            even though it sounds like every FBI set-up I’ve ever heard about

            but also fascinating is how 1984ish the thing is
            if an FBI stooge says let’s do a jiiihaddy
            and you don’t say anything
            you’re guilty

            which is why the have to call it
            The Land of the Free

          • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

            I liked Glass’ mandatory
            this is not the FBI as usual disclaimers
            (not that I blame him)
            even though it sounds like every FBI set-up I’ve ever heard about

            but also fascinating is how 1984ish the thing is
            if an FBI stooge says let’s do a jiiihaddy
            and you don’t say anything
            you’re guilty

            which is why the have to call it
            The Land of the Free

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    “If the American people knew the Damage we have done to their Country, they would hang us from the nearest lamp post.” George Bush Sr

    “Don’t throw the Constitution in my face, it is just a God Damned piece of paper”. George W.Bush

  • Ted Heistman

    Some spooks aren’t necessarily that smart, but the good ones are really smart and kind of amoral the way lawyers are amoral. So the thing I wonder is where do their loyalties lie and why? Being amoral you would think they wouldn’t have loyalties. But they are loyal to the establishment.

    Its not so much ideological loyalty, its a class mindset. They are loyal to the socio-economic class they were either born into or strive to join and that’s how they are recruited.

    So you have a very interesting engagement between these types of spooks and Earth First types. Because the Earth First types are often highly educated, intelligent and idealistic. So they appeal to these sentiments, the intellectual content of these sentiments, but somethings missing. They aren’t emotionally engaged. They really aren’t idealistic and anti-authoritarian.

    It was a weird experience I tell you, though, reading a spook blog about Hakim Bey and Robert Anton Wilson. 

    Theres also “boots on the ground”  type people, who aren’t that interesting in my opinion, often people with a drug problem, or just low level criminals that become informants.

    But intelligent spooks trying to engage intelligent anarchists made for some interesting reading back in the day.

  • Max

    This kind of weird stereotyping of Anarchists — as anti-social bomb-creeps — was formalized in Nazi Germany. Read the man who was Thursday. It is common knowledge that 99% of members of stereotypical Anarchists groups are either naive punks who buy into the fantasy, or police of one kind or another. Anarchism = no government. That’s it. It is not a movement, or even a philosophy really. Just a vague feeling most people have that there is something wrong with federal government. There are capitalist-anarchists, socialist-anarchist, racist-anarchists, libertarian-anarchists, environmentalist-anarchists — so many different kinds that stepping into labeling them anything other than anti-government is just plain wrong. 

  • Miracles

    The Nose watches You.

  • Hadrian999

    oooooh scary anarchists

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    isn’t it interesting that anarchists and the FBI act in the same way
    probably because the FBI is an anarchistic terrorist group

    - Not dedicated to particular cause
    - Criminals seeking an ideology to justify their activities
    - Generally unorganized and reactive
    - Made up of younger educated middle to upper class individuals
    - Paranoid/ security conscious
    - Distrustful resentful of authority figures
    - Non-cooperative

    Young Persons Called to Private Grand Jury for Owning Books
    here’s the story that inspired this post
    http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/young-persons-called-to-private-grand-jury-for-owning-books?xg_source=activity

    • rtb61

       Quite simply it is the politics of greed, infiltrating law enforcement, where law enforcement now has the internalised power of the courts to force their interpretation of the law upon others.
      This is where they directly abuse the power of investigation and prosecution, to directly punish lawful citizens.
      Examples being life threatening raids with summary execution possible, intentional destruction of personal property, threats of repeated actions, extended detention through fabricated trial process and court delays and, direct targeting of family members with similar treatment.
      Nothing more than political appointees ensuring that the FBI strives to protect the profits of corporations ahead of the lives of citizens.
      These documents represent the efforts of lobbyists via political appointees to regularise this sort of activity within the FBI, to basically pervert the mind set of FBI agents, with corporate defined policing. You basically have for profit lobbyists writing this crap up hidden in the background, paid for by corporations and then corruptly and criminally institutionalised with tax payers copping it twice. Not only as the victims of these criminal conspiracies but paying the cost in civil penalties applied to law enforcement for basically un-prosecuted criminal activity.
      This crap looks like something straight out of corporate security policies for a reason, it was written by corporations and for corporations to protect their profits and to ensure that corporations can destroy any human threats to corporate profits, at the taxpayers expense of course.

  • Anarchy Pony

    I’m a little sad that they haven’t tried to implicate me in a bomb plot they created yet.

  • Illinvillian

    White supremicists protect the state not oppose it, therefore they’re not a target. It is literally that simple.

  • Illinvillian

    White supremicists protect the state not oppose it, therefore they’re not a target. It is literally that simple.

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