FBI Spied on Tea Parties

The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a report that tacitly acknowledged that certain segments of the population — such as veterans, those who are pro-life and anti-illegal-immigration and gun owners — could be liable for breaking laws.

This has since been followed up with a report from the Northeast Intelligence Network (NEIN) and the Canadian Free Press (h/t AtlasShrugs with additional commentary from AmericasRight and AmericanDaughter) that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had been spying on the April 15 tea parties:

FBI spied on TEA Party Americans hat tip Anne

Exclusive to the Northeast Intelligence Network & Canada Free Press

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director & Judi McLeod, 

19 April 2009: Even as average Americans were planning to get out in towns and cities to demonstrate against Big Government and Big Taxes, Federal Bureau of Intelligence Investigation (FBI) surveillance was being unleashed upon them.  In fact, unsuspecting Tax Day TEA Party participants were being closely watched during the demonstration planning stages in a covert operationthat began on or about March 23, 2009.

If you one of the estimated 750,000 Americans who attended one of about 600 TEA parties last week, you might have seen media cameras covering the event. Media cameras, however, were not the only cameras taking video at these events, something  that  has at least one current FBI agent concerned over the future of America. According to this agent – the same agent who provided the Northeast Intelligence Network (NEIN) exclusively the unreleased photographs of the 11 missing Egyptian students who were the subject of a FBI BOLO in August 2006–placed his concerns for true patriots of the U.S. over his own career when he confided that covert surveillance was “planned and performed” at each of the TEA parties that took place last Tuesday.

“Listen to what I am saying,” stated the source during an interview with Doug Hagmann,  founder (NEIN).  “The Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Assessment that is receiving so much attention is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and the true patriotic citizens of this country are on the Titanic. This is what bothers me. But is goes far beyond that assessment. There have been very significant changes made over the last few years that redirect the focus and assets of the intelligence community internally. These changes have greatly accelerated under this administration, and the threats have been redefined to include those who used to be patriots. It’s not only chilling but absolutely insulting to God-fearing Americans.”

According to this unimpeachable source, a single-page confidential directive issued by the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC (FBIHQ) was sent to each of the 56 field offices located across the United States on or about March 23, 2009, instructing the Special Agents in Charge (SACs) of those offices to verify the date, time and location of each TEA Party within their region and supply that information to FBI headquarters in Washington. The source stated this correspondence termed the TEA parties “political demonstrations,” and added that the dissemination of the directive was very tightly controlled. “Not all agents were privy to this correspondence,” stated the source, who compared the dissemination to an older “Do Not File” classification.

In addition to obtaining or confirming the location and time of each “demonstration,” each field office was instructed to obtain or confirm the identity of the individual(s) involved in the actual planning and coordination of the event in each specific region, and include the local or regional Internet web site address, if any.  The information collected by region was then reportedly sent to FBI Headquarters.

The source alleges that a second directive was issued on or about  April 6,  2009 that reportedly instructed each SAC to coordinate and conduct, either at the field office level and/or with the appropriate resident agency, covert video surveillance and data collection of the participants of the TEA parties.  Surveillance was to be performed from “discreet fixed or mobile positions” and was to be performed “independently and outside of the purview of local law enforcement.”

Although the level of detail collected from each operation is unclear, the information was reportedly submitted to Washington, where, “at the level of the National Security Branch (NSB), this information was to “include the office of the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), and integrated with a restricted access database, one that reportedly is accessible to only two agencies” [of the 14 agencies that comprise the U.S. intelligence community, according to the source.

“The implications to the citizens of the U.S. are ominous. It seems that there is a hostile political agenda coming from Washington that characterizes the supporters of our constitutional freedoms as threats to our domestic security, which is totally absurd. The redirection, the refocusing of domestic threats from al Qaeda cells to ‘flag waving right-wingers’ is something that has gone from a murmur a few years ago to a roar today.

Training government-issued cameras on ordinary citizens,  many of whom brought their children to an estimated 600 Tax Day TEA Parties is a page torn out of George Orwell’s 1984  and makes the term “God Bless America” more meaningful than ever.

The Northeast Intelligence Network and Canada Free Press expect the government’s denial of the surveillance of the TEA Parties to go viral as soon as this story is posted.

Go read it all. This is not your mom’s America. [emphases in original]

Giving more credence to this Administration’s dislike of organized protests of disagreement includes this choice verbiage from Senior White House advisor David Axelrod (via CNN):

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the “Tea Party” movement is an “unhealthy” reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country.

Axelrod was asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” about the “spreading and very public disaffection” with the president’s fiscal policies seen at the “Tea Party” rallies around the country last week.

“I think any time you have severe economic conditions there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that’s unhealthy,” Axelrod said. [emphasis mine]

And as if that wasn’t enough, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano effectively considers returning military veterans victims of right-wing extremist groups and their invitations (via HotAir.com):

…Yesterday on CNN, Napolitano tried explaining that the DHS doesn’t see these vets as threats.  The DHS sees them as sapswho don’t know any better than to fall into extremist traps:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday portrayed veterans as victims – not perpetrators – of right-wing extremism as she sought to combat the political controversy arising out of an April 14 Homeland Security memo warning that returning soldiers could be ripe for domestic terrorism participation.

“The report is not saying that veterans are extremists.  Far from it,” Napolitano said on CNN’s State of the Union. “What it is saying is returning veterans are targets of right-wing extremist groups that are trying to recruit those to commit violent acts within the country. We want to do all we can to prevent that.”

Yes, the poor dears are victims that obviously can’t decide themselves not to join violent groups … none of which the report bothers to name, by the way.  Unlike the report on left-wing extremism, which names several known groups with track records of violence, the DHS report that Napolitano continues to defend never bothers to name an actual threat….

I very much concur with the final analysis of the above posting:

DHS needs to stick to watching the groups themselves, and not people exercising their First Amendment rights and returning military veterans.  In fact, the first thing Napolitano should do is to actually get threat data, instead of making up a bunch of scare stories about political dissent while not bothering to identify actual known racist and white-supremacist groups with track records of violence who should be watched.

Blogger Arlen Williams at InvestigatingObama takes this analysis further:

DHS Secretary and the (evidently ineligible) “Obama administration” had two choices: either back down, or continue toward crackdown. They have, natural to their Marxofascist natures, opted to continue their plans for crackdown.

Be ready for more. Be ready even to consider the unimaginable: the “generated crisis” that Joe Biden (and Colin Powell) so oddly warned about. Be ready for that to be a false flag attack upon Americans, performed by the Obama minions themselves and blamed upon “right wing extremists.” That is what it would take (if even that would be successful) to manipulate our military and law enforcement patriots into actions against our own people, who may be forced to defend the Constitution against abrogations of the First, Second, Fourteenth Amendments, etc., standing in the way of the globally controlled society.

Our hope may lie with a combination of the constitutionally mandated free militia movement and an effort underway in our military and law enforcement communities. Enter, Oath Keepers — who met today, at Lexington Green. Question: are constitutionally sanctioned free militias and Oath Keepers the very targets of Napolitano’s big lie tactics? Do usurpers work in the White House? I know of no more significant “militant” threat to this building, global insurrection against free, constitutional America.

I am not guaranteeing a false flag atrocity will happen. I am saying that we do not adequately consider the Obama regime as the Marxofascists they are, unless we consider such an event. That is the track record, for this kind of people — and it seems strategically necessary, for their twisted game to continue to develop, to fruition. Remember the Reichstag Fire. Remember what the Kuwati professor said (Our next ‘Generated Crisis’ — by the Soros/Obama/Pelosi Insurrection?).

Regardless of what may ultimately happen with such governmental operations, I think it’s fair to say that any self-respecting American should always remember the adage:

Never trust the government more than the government trusts you.

It’s simply a very healthy — and natural — way to live. It’s also why the American Constitution delegates (from the States and the people) very specific powers and authority to the federal government and never any rights. All rights have been retained by the States and the People.

And for those who are actually in the opposition to such behavior, I will continue to trumpet this excellent posting regarding the 2nd Amendment. There’s nothing fringe about it, except maybe to DHS :)

Phil

18 thoughts on “FBI Spied on Tea Parties”

  1. “Nothing will happen to our Patriots. They know full well what the consequences will be if they attempt to do anything un-American and un-Constitutional.”

    How did they get away with the Patriot Act? Totally against the poeple to make it legal for law enforcement???????????????
    Is it Constitutional for our government to spy, illegal wiretap and search our homes just because they can under the patriot act? They can lock you up just because they think you may be involved with terrorism without having any evidence. Their rules of terrorists have changed to include many law aviding US citizens.
    Now they have extremist lists because we are speak out or just because we belong to the UNITED STATES MILITARY.

    It’s already happened and continues to happen to our Patriots Jeff.

  2. The case for ‘incitement’
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1239710752105&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

    “…It’s no secret that stories critical of government [Obama] polices …become fodder for those …with an [anti-American] agenda… But…our robust press is integral to civil liberties.

    THE ISSUE of press freedom is very much on [Obama’s agenda] the agenda at the Durban II conference in Geneva even though Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s pathetic Monday performance hogged the media spotlight.

    At stake is the question of whether [Obama] Muslim and Arab delegates will succeed in imposing their free press “standards” on other civilizations [Obama’s Hate Crimes Legisalation]. The conference will be voting on whether to include in its closing policy statement an innocuous-sounding clause prohibiting ‘incitement’…”

  3. Apparently, the FBI attended tea parties and took photos/video of the participants. Did anyone see any skin heads or neo-Nazi types at any tea party? Mario Puzo thinks that he DHS memo was directed at the “birthers”.

    There may be a pattern to Mr. O’s responses in the face of a significant threat. Anyone see this pattern in the way that he deals with other issues?

    For tea parties:
    1. Mr. Obama feels threatened by the tea parties that might upset his little “tea party” to bankrupt this country.
    2. DHS issues a report, which is “leaked”. The report is designed to deter the tea parties and effectively implies a threat to participants.
    3. Mr. O publicly stated ignorance of tea parties on the 15th although a large group of people assembled in DC (and near the White House) and tea landed on the South Lawn.
    3a. MSM dismisses tea parties. Congress ignores pleas from the people to not authorize the massive spending. Pelosi calls tea parties “astroturf”.
    4. He issues a statement that the Cabinet is to cut expenses by a very small fraction of the money that he proposes to spend, apparently as a response to the tea party protests. He fully intends to spend the trillions approved by Congress.
    5. And he is going to expect that the country accept these tiny cuts as fiscal responsibility.

    For eligibility question:
    1. Mr. Obama feels threatened by the eligibility questions that might require his removal from office.
    2. Intimidation is used against people with a legitimate question. The Race Card is played big time.
    3. He publicly ignores the eligibility lawsuits, draws out court proceedings, and invokes standing/lack of jurisdiction to avoid producing the documents demanded.
    3a. MSM ignores lawsuits or presents them in an unfavorable light. Congress ignored requests to raise the eligibility question. Pelosi certified his eligibility and has ignored eligibility questions, too. (Supreme Court dismisses questions without comment.)
    4. He offers a “birth certificate” that is not definitive, as a response to the eligibility questions. He refuses to provide anything else that may have a bearing on his eligibility. McCain’s birth outside of the borders of the US is highlighted with a Senate resolution. Mr O. claims “native birth” in Hawaii and dual citizenship at birth.
    5. He expects the country to accept what he has offered as proof of eligibility.

    For questionable past associations:
    1. Mr. Obama feels threatened by the questions about his relationships with Wright, Ayres and others.
    2. Intimidation is used against people with a legitimate question. The Race Card is played big time.
    3. He publicly ignores the questions about past associations and talks instead about the future.
    3a. MSM ignores ignores past associations and possible corrupt behavior.
    4. He downplays the past associations. “I never heard that”, “He was just a guy”, “It was the biggest mistake I ever made”
    5. He expects the country to accept his explanations. (And many did – he was elected.)

    Summary
    1. Recognize threat.
    2. Attempt to squash the threat.
    3. Ignore threat in public.
    3a. Rally allies to assist in dismissing the threat.
    4. Offer a trivial substitute answer instead of what is requested, and/or divert interest elsewhere.
    5. Expect that the substitute should be accepted as the “real thing”.

  4. So we have been photographed and may very well be on a “list” of names to be watched. There was a small unfamiliar SUV hanging around in front of my house at 7AM one morning, very unusual. It’s presence may have been innocent (someone got lost) or something else. A network needs to be formed so that we know if someone has been taken in the middle of the night. There is safety in numbers.

    The most dangerous thing that an identified individual could do right now is to drop the questioning of spending and eligibility and to forget about it. Remember that this administration is interested in “keeping score”, at least domestically.

    If you are on the list, there is nothing to lose and everything to gain by speaking up. Consider writing US Attorney Taylor if you have not already done so.

    http://www.therightsideoflife.com/?p=5269
    Concerned Citizens Encouraged to Contact US Attorney Over Eligibility

  5. Estel Powell said:

    I’ll be ready to join the protest and scream till my lungs give out, if something happens to any of our Patriots!

    Nothing will happen to our Patriots. They know full well what the consequences will be if they attempt to do anything un-American and un-Constitutional.

  6. How much more are legal taxpaying citizens going to have to take?
    We have been demeaned by our own government by statements such as, a nation of cowards. We are told we are extremists for protecting our country and wanting to live by our constitutional rights. We are spied on for attending peaceful demonstrations to stop the government spending of our tax dollars. We are spied on just because they can spy too!!!
    The patriot act needs to be removed and should NEVER have been allowed by Bush.
    We need to get back to our Constitution and live by it.
    I feel our government has turned their back, along with mainstream media once again.
    I never heard one speach from Obama reflecting he hears the people speaking out but instead the press secretary downplayed the Tea parties.
    Several thousand people taking their time to express their feelings aren’t worth listening to???
    What will it take? Let’s take a look at history and see what they had to do to get attention of government.

  7. United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is a Right Wing Extremist
    http://www.thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=897

    “…the framers …understood that for liberty to exist the populace needed to be educated enough to understand liberty and to be able to defend liberty. They also understood that liberty was not on automatic pilot, that liberty would not exist simply because it was once started, and that having won it it was very delicate and had to be protected…”

  8. Arlen Williams has it correct.

    It was obvious that a Hussein run government and left wing controlled Congress would act thusly once in power.

    With Hussein it is was obvious as could be based upon the people that he grew up with and associated with. It is now coming at us full force by observing his behavior toward the likes of the Castro brothers, Hugo Chavez, Iran as compared to England, Israel etc.

    Hussein is just evil period. His thinking and behavior go contrary to the absolute truths of the universe as how human beings should behave.

    Is Hussein the anti-Christ?

  9. The teenager who exposed Auschwitz
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1239710740325&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

    “This month marks the 65th anniversary of a daring escape from Auschwitz, by a teenager who then revealed the truth about the death camp – only to be ignored by the Allied leadership.

    In March 1944, the Germans occupied Hungary and began preparing to deport that country’s Jews – numbering approximately 750,0000 – to Auschwitz. A 19-year-old prisoner named Rudolf Vrba, together with fellow-inmate Alfred Wetzler, decided to do something that almost nobody had ever done before: escape from Auschwitz. They were determined to alert the world about the doom that Hungarian Jews would soon face.”

    Who in the mainstream media is willing to risk their livelihood to expose Obama?

    Will the Allied leadership listen?

  10. It’s a lot harder to squelch 750,000+ people of this nation that attended April 15th tea parties. We have got to continue to strengthen our ties with each other to better protect each other.

    I’m waiting for the report on when a “Right Wing Extremest” is whisked away in the dead of night. That’s when we know how serious the 750,000+ people are to protecting our Constitution.

    Remember they still have the PATRIOT Act and can quickly take one of and call us an “enemy combatant”. If you don’t know how devastating it is, read “Constitution in Exile”

    I’ll be ready to join the protest and scream till my lungs give out, if something happens to any of our Patriots!

    Keep up the good work Phil!

  11. The Tea Party Volunteers know DHS and the FBI are watching, but so are we. We have our own cameras rolling and can play the I spy game. Just ask Susan Roesgen the former CNN reporter that is on ‘vacation’!We are law abiding Natural Born Citizens that believe in the Constitution and our Country. We are not Twiddle Dumb and Twiddle Dee. Ultimately, we pay the salary of these people.

  12. Handshake With [Chavez] [Demonstrates] [Obama’s] Contempt for America
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/04/20/concerns-brewing-obamas-warm-embrace-chavez/

    Obama is a leftwing extremist like Chavez, and Jeremiah Wright…

    Do you agree with the following quotes from Chavez. Does Jeremiah wwright?? Does Obama???

    — “The U.S. has bombarded entire cities, used chemical weapons and napalm, killed women, children and thousands of soldiers. That’s terrorism.” (Sept. 25, 2005: Washington Post interview)

    — The U.S. government under Bush is the “most savage, cruel and murderous empire that has existed in the history of the world.” (Aug. 8, 2005: Caracas youth rally)

    — “Our real enemy is called the U.S. empire, and on Sunday, Dec. 2, we’re going to give another knockout to Bush, so no one forgets that is the battlefield.” (Dec. 1, 2007: election speech in Caracas)

    “Capitalism will lead to the destruction of humanity … (and America) is the devil that represents capitalism.” (August 2006: speech in Vietnam)

    — American policy in the Mideast is “a policy of permanent aggression, of war, of terrorism by the U.S. empire. That’s the great guilty one, the great Satan, as they call it here.” (April 1, 2009: Tehran, Iran)

    — “The imperialist, genocidal, fascist attitude of the U.S. president has no limits. I think Hitler would be like a suckling baby next to George W. Bush.” (Feb. 4, 2005: rally in Caracas)

    — Chavez accused the U.S. and allies of lobbing “imperialist fire! Fascist fire! Murderous fire! … genocidal fire against the innocent people of Palestine and Lebanon by the Empire and Israel” during an address he made at the U.N. in September 2006.

    “The axis of evil is Washington and its allies around the world, which go about threatening, invading and murdering. We [Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales] are forming the axis of good.” (Jan. 3, 2005: Caracas)

    “The United States brought the (Sept. 11) attacks upon itself, for their arrogant imperialist foreign policy.” (Sept. 12, 2001: Venezuelan TV)

    “The hypothesis that is gaining strength … is that it was the same U.S. imperial power that planned and carried out this terrible terrorist attack or act against its own people and against citizens of all over the world. Why? To justify the aggressions that immediately were unleashed on Afghanistan, on Iraq.” (Sept, 12. 2006: Caracas speech)

    — “The devil came here yesterday,” Chavez said at the U.N. general assembly, referring to President Bush as he made the sign of the cross and accused the U.S. of “domination, exploitation and pillage of peoples of the world.” (Sept. 20, 2006: New York)

    “They are threatening any country that decides to be free.” (Feb. 1, 2007: Caracas speech)

  13. Excuse me DHS. Don’t you have some real criminals to be investigating? Like those in Congress and at the White House????

    And what’s the tab for completing all this unnecessary surveillance and investigating??? I’d like to know where my tax dollars are going, unlike Congress and the usurper in chief.

  14. cited from “Investigating Obama” website;

    In an effort to not waste our tax dollars, perhaps the current administration could provide a method by which we could submit our names to be considered “questionable” per their opinion.

    Respectfully,

    Pieter Nosworthy
    SFC, USA

    DHS, FBI, etc. by all means feel free to monitor, call, write, or come by place of employment or residence to ensure I am not a “threat” to our Republic. Oh, call first, so as not to miss me, because I might be in Iraq or elsewhere defending our Nation.

    http://investigatingobama.blogspot.com/2009/04/napolitano-telegraphs-obama-regimes-big.html

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