Darby assisted an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and infiltrated an outfit called the Austin Affinity Group that joined with a larger coalition of progressive organizations wryly named the RNC Welcoming Committee. It was a group of people whose explicit purpose was to organize a group of black bloc anarchists to shut the Republican convention down by any means necessary, Darby said. He said the activists he met at an anarchist bookstore in the Texas state capital, showed videos of people throwing Molotov cocktails and they were giving people ideas.
I must be missing something.
If this were a plot aimed at the Dems, this would be the top story for weeks, and start a whole slew of "crackdowns on the rightwing militia movement" or something.
All kidding aside ("It's because it's against the RNC, of course..."), why is this being reported in this one place, in such a low-key fashion, and not all over the news?
posted on 01/16/2010 5:02:41 AM PST
(Bostonian conservative, atheist prolifer)
You hit the nail on the head - If a Christian FReeper had planned a terrorist attack against the Democratic Convention in 2008, the news coverage would have been 24/7 against the Right Wing, and the informant would be hailed as hero. Maybe even front page NYT...not to mention book deals and movie rights. I’m sure HBO would have done a mini series.
posted on 01/16/2010 5:34:32 AM PST
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