Posted originally on the conservative tree on June 18, 2021 | Sundance | 236 Comments
While journalist Darren Beattie insults CTH for pointing out the flaws in his advocacy (calling CTH “autistic and stupid“, duly noted), journalist Glenn Greenwald focuses his intellectual armament against the correct enemy highlighting the pattern of the FBI infiltrating and manipulating domestic groups. Greenwald has a solid outline on Substack worth reading (excerpt):
Greenwald – […] “If the FBI had advanced knowledge of what was being plotted yet did nothing to stop the attack, it raises numerous possibilities about why that is. It could be that they just had yet another “intelligence failure” of the kind that they claimed caused them to miss the 9/11 attack and therefore need massive new surveillance authorities, budget increases, and new Patriot-Act-type laws to fix it. It could be that they allowed the riot to happen because they did not take it seriously enough or because some of them supported the cause behind it, or because they realized that there would be benefits to the security state if it happened. Or it could be that they were using those operatives under their control to plot with, direct, and drive the attack — as they have done so many times in the past — and allowed it to happen out of either negligence or intent.” (continue reading)
Greenwald’s points, and his historic references, are well taken; actually, Greenwald’s outline reminded CTH of an event in 2015 that in hindsight has a very similar pattern and reference point(s).
Do you remember the 2015 Waco, Texas, Twin Peaks shooting/massacre?
Everything about the “Twin Peaks” massacre in 2015 was sketchy from the outset. There were local, state and federal law enforcement units surrounding the gathering of the bikers at the restaurant. No-one admits exactly who started the shooting (claims are disputed) but when the smoke cleared many of the dead bikers were shot by .223 rifle ammunition, later identified as the ammunition carried in the weapons of the SWAT and federal snipers who were pre-positioned around the venue.
Hundreds of shots were fired from the perimeter of the building by law enforcement directly into the crowd. You might remember the FBI (“federal law enforcement”) took over the investigation and the forensics results from bullets retrieved were sealed as part of the investigation. Almost two-hundred people were arrested, many charged with “conspiracy”, but not a single person was ever convicted of any crime. Only one case brought to court, and they couldn’t even get close to a conviction. Not a single conviction of any crime.
After a few years of obfuscation, muddled attempts at framing prosecution, and a district attorney who would not release any information to the defense lawyers, the prosecution dropped the cases against all of the people involved.
Poof, just like that, the story of a massive shooting event just disappeared…
2019 – “Such was the mayhem of the gunfight that erupted between biker gangs at a Texas restaurant four years ago, that it may never be entirely clear how the clash that left nine people dead and 20 injured actually unfurled.
But the public now knows exactly how the criminal investigations into the bloody shootout ended: after 177 arrests and 155 indictments, there was one trial and no convictions.
[…] Little evidence has been made public, but details obtained by the Associated Press suggested that four of the bikers were struck with bullets from .223-caliber rifles – the only type of weapon used by Waco police that day.
Police and the district attorney’s office declined to comment on those details at the time, but defended the officers’ use of force.” (read more)
There was not a single conviction for any crime, ANY CRIME, for any of the 177 people arrested. All of the cases were just dropped.
It was absolutely certain the feds had undercover agents in both the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs (ie. gangs), as law enforcement had attributed a wide-variety of criminal behaviors including drugs, racketeering, murder, conspiracy and violence to both nationwide organizations. Approximately three years after the Twin Peaks massacre, in 2018, the leaders of the Bandidos were arrested on unrelated charges.
The framed-up charges of “conspiracy” against those 177 arrested bikers in Texas have a similar smell to the 200 arrests, some for “conspiracy”, in the January 6th DC riot.
Perhaps once the January 6th political narrative is exhausted those prosecutions will also be dropped, and poof – the story will just disappear.