Stink Tank

You wouldn’t necessarily realize it from reading the article, and the man has dug up some amazing stories in the past, but this may be Jason Leopold’s biggest story to date.

Jason Leopold, “The DHS Planned to ‘Plug’ Federal Officers Into the Ferguson Protests, Documents Show,” VICE News, 21 July 2015:

The documents reveal that DHS received “intelligence” — largely based on a Fox News report — and subsequently investigated claims that Muslims had “co-opted” the protests in Ferguson.

Let’s back up a moment. What happened here? Who are the players?

Steven Edwards, “Muslim groups seek to co-opt Ferguson protests, says watchdog group,” FOX News, 18 November 2014:

FOX News, I presume, needs no introduction, no explanation. Murdoch’s media empire seeks to distract and inflame the 99% against itself at all times. That they would aid and abet the attempt to tie black free speech {specifically the Ferguson protests} to terrorism should come as no surprise. We’re talking about a tentacle of the beast who hacked phone systems of 9/11 victims’ family members and others, and faced no criminal charges in this country for it.

CSP, on the other hand, the DC think tank that FOX used to propagate this idea, may require some discussion.

Think tanks in general are basically brainstorm sessions where the ideas are later written up into white papers, and become policy for whatever group benefits most from the ideas. Yes, it’s where real world James Bond villains would get their crazy plans for world domination, if they existed. Naturally, FOX would call Evil, Inc.’s braintrust a “watchdog group.”

CSP’s founder on Iraq on an appearance on Chris Matthews’s Hardball:

Steve Benan, “It never ends,” Washington Monthly, 13 March 2009:

There is also circumstantial evidence, not proven by any means, but nonetheless some pretty compelling circumstantial evidence of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq being involved with the people who perpetrated both the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center and even the Oklahoma City bombing.

So this guy is a warhawk. So far, so good on pointing out also a liar with motives possibly ranging from supporting that whacky radical doomsday cult that seems to mostly exist in Texas whether you’re talking W or Ted Cruz, who want to preserve Israel so Jesus can come back and destroy it; the military, intelligence, security industrial complex; and big energy, pharma, etc. who benefit via future CVS and BP stations in the Middle East.

Gaffney is a proven liar.

Moving on to the meat of their argument. They, FOX, claim that it is the connection between Brown and a Muslim shot at at least 21 times, hit 20, that makes it a-okay to suggest black outrage in Ferguson is really radical Muslim terrorism.

Who is this guy?


The FBI has said that agents shot him after the 53-year-old mosque leader opened fire on them as they tried to arrest him and 10 others during a raid on a warehouse in Dearborn, Michigan, on charges that included conspiracy to sell stolen goods and illegal possession of firearms. They say that Abdullah, who had an extensive criminal record, shot dead an FBI dog.

What’s missing?

Steven Gray, “Why Was a Controversial Imam Shot 20 Times?,” TIME, 1 February 2010:,8599,1958229,00.html

The autopsy, released by Wayne County medical examiner Carl Schmidt, showed that Abdullah was shot a total of 20 times, incurring 21 wounds. He had died during a raid by federal law-enforcement agents on a warehouse in Dearborn, a 20-minute drive southwest of downtown Detroit. And while federal authorities had claimed after the raid that Abdullah opened fire after refusing to surrender his weapon, Schmidt said Monday that when medical-examiner-office investigators found Abdullah’s body inside a semitrailer, the imam’s hands were cuffed behind his back. “I don’t recall police being involved in a case that’s had as many gunshot wounds,” he said.

While he might really have been a bad guy, it really gets called into question when you not only have to shoot him that many times but then either have to do it while he is handcuffed or have to handcuff him after you shoot him 20 times. Also possible, I suppose, someone else put the cuffs on him after he was shot but before his body was taken possession of. But really, why believe people who lie to us on a daily basis? That’s the problem with deception, it ruins your reputation, undermines credibility.

But then that’s kind of getting off topic. The point is that FBI and Department of Homeland Security based their operational plans on a FOX News report based on a liar and Iraq war hawks’ think tank. That is RUMINT–rumor intelligence. That is considered just about the worst thing you can do in the intelligence gathering business this side of torture and mass surveillance. It is basically lowering the bar so low that you can justify anything. You could cherrypick whatever you want for political and/or financial gain when you operate this way.

Of course, I already knew this. I’m a victim of the poison pen in addition to PSYOPs designed to make me react in such a way as to appear, or even drive me to do something that would make me, guilty of something after being harassed for an extended period of time. But you, you people, need proof that it happens.

A further point? Barack Obama is continually his own worst enemy. Homeland Security is tied into every state and local police organization in the country. Is it any wonder then that some police think that they can shoot or hang unarmed African Americans with relative ease and expect no real repercussions for it? The approval comes from the top.

Even more incredible is how Obama on the one hand criticizes Iraq war hawks for lambasting his deal with Iran on the one hand but allows them to set policy for his Departments of Justice and Homeland Security on the other.

More on Jason, whom our government has labeled a Freedom of Information Act {FOIA} “terrorist.”

Ravi Somaiya, “A Wizard at Prying Government Secrets From the Government,” New York Times, 19 July 2015:

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  1. […] on the backburner right now. One is a follow-up to the post about Jason Leopold uncovering that the Obama administration bases its actionable domestic intel on FOX News and warmongering think tanks in attempting to paint African-Americans as terrorists. Since then, […]

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