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Released FBI Documents Reveal Plans By Unknown Parties to Assassinate Occupy Wall Street Activists

Excerpt from P. 61

Editors Note: As the editor of Raging Chicken Press, I want to make clear that no one should assume from these documents that the FBI was planning assassinations. A careful read of the documents seem to suggest that the FBI was tracking some kind of plot to shoot Occupy “leaders.” The documents do not suggest that the FBI was behind this organization as a previous comment pointed out. We do not know definitively who was behind this plot, but principled action from this point should be for the FBI to make public its findings and its investigation. I am sorry that the headline for this article was ambiguous. It is not the intent of Raging Chicken Press to sensationalize reports. I would like to point out, however, that Jason Leopold deserves major props for getting access to these documents and making them public.

- Kevin Mahoney, Editor, Raging Chicken Press

Jason Leopold, an investigative journalist for Truth-Out, has obtained FBI documents – through the Freedom of Information Act – relating to Occupy Wall Street.  Most of the pages in the documents are redacted, and show concerns of cyber threats against the financial sector.  However, there are questions of assassination plots against Occupy activists in Houston, Texas.  Because the documents have redactions, it is not clear who or what group was planning the assassinations.

On page 61, the sections reads:

An identified [redacted] of October planned to engage in sniper attacks against protesters in Houston, Texas, if deemed necessary.  An identified [redacted] had received intelligence that indicated the protesters in New York and Seattle planned similar protests in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, Texas.  [Redacted] planned to gather intelligence against the leaders of the protest groups and obtain photographs, then formulate a plan to kill the leadership via suppressed sniper rifles.

The bottom of page 68 and the top of page 69 reads:

On October 13, 2011, writer sent via email an excerpt [redacted] regarding FBI Houston’s [redacted] to all IA’s, SSRA’s and SSA [redacted].  This [redacted] identified the exploitation of the Occupy Movement by [redacted] interested in developing a long-term plan to kill local Occupy leaders via sniper fire.

The full document can be found here.

 

Excerpt from P. 61

Excerpt from P. 61

Excerpt from P 68-69

Excerpt from P 68-69

 

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14 Comments to Released FBI Documents Reveal Plans By Unknown Parties to Assassinate Occupy Wall Street Activists

  1. Fuck you too, government

  2. Ok. I am not even American, but this sounds to me to be serious enough that you guys need to consider civil war. The FBI are there to serve and protect the freedoms you are guaranteed, not assassinate innocent civilians who are exercising their rights.

  3. There is nothing in these excerpts that indicate the FBI was going to conduct assassinations. It’s more likely that the FBI had uncovered a “plot” (more likely a half-assed plan or empty threat) by someone to do so.

    • That is true. I should have made that clear in the title, but in the article I did mention “[b]ecause the documents have redactions, it is not clear who or what group was planning the assassinations”

  4. The government cannot be blamed for the actions of rogue individuals, contractors and agencies within their ranks. I guess the founding fathers allowed for this sort of corrupt self serving behavior when they added the 2nd amendment to the constitution.

    Just four years shy of the administration that did more damage to the constitution than anyone thought possible, this sort of thing does not surprise me.

    I listened to a former foreign defense minister discuss how difficult it would be to invade a country with a well armed citizenry (like America), I guess our government knows this is an asset as well as an impediment to absolute control over their republic.

    To hear this sort of thing makes me sick. I prefer a peaceful revolution to conflict (conflicting ideas), but what should I do if the FBI starts shooting my friends and neighbors during a peaceful protest?

    • As the editor of Raging Chicken Press, I want to make clear that no one should assume from these documents that the FBI was planning assassinations. A careful read of the documents seem to suggest that the FBI was tracking some kind of plot to shoot Occupy “leaders.” The documents do not suggest that the FBI was behind this organization as a previous comment pointed out. We do not know definitively who was behind this plot, but principled action from this point should be for the FBI to make public its findings and its investigation. I am sorry that the headline for this article was ambiguous. It is not the intent of Raging Chicken Press to sensationalize reports. I would like to point out, however, that Jason Leopold deserves major props for getting access to these documents and making them public.

      - Kevin Mahoney, Editor, Raging Chicken Press

  5. A good response. The unfortunate truth though is that id be surprised if a quarter of the people who skim this make it down to the comment section.

    Why not repost the article with a headline that doesnt seem so sensational? To many people will simply read the headline from a twitter post and run with it..

    • I moved the response to the top. I agree with you, and I take fault for that. There are progressive websites sites on the internet that sensationalize their titles to get hits on their page, and I do not want to try to get hung up in that. There is a fine line between making a title “flashy” or “eye worthy” so it can be tweeted or posted on Facebook and making a title just for site hits, and I was trying to stay on the other side of that line. My apologies.

  6. Is it possible that this is another ‘false’ terrorism plot BY the FBI to set up ‘terrorists’ for a fall by making them into terrorists? It seems they do this type of thing.

  7. So, who carries silenced sniper rifles…

  8. What’s wrong with harassing suspected Commies? Well – Commie (usually spelled Kami) in Japanese means divine – and in Shinto Japanese (which largely merged with Buddhism over there) includes the entire natural world, spirits, humans, and all creatures. So when the FBI & other right wingers -want to eliminate all possible Commies – they are saying is – kill the spirit, earth, humans, and all the creatures – No wonder we ran into so much trouble. May all of the earth, the creatures who live on, in, under, or near be blessed this season , even those in the FBI, and the nut jobs of both left and right.

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