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The FBI has since the summer been under immense political pressure to turn up “white supremacist domestic terrorists.” As with leftists and Muslims during previous political crackdowns, the FBI is dusting off the old playbook and manufacturing them.

The latest case is a group called The Base, a small organization that is considered the most extreme of all the right-wing groups. Their members have been raided across the country in the past few days. The latest is a man in Wisconsin who, for all the noise made in the media about terrorism, is only charge is in relation to breaking a Synagogue’s window.

The FBI Gets Tough on Illegal Immigration

The FBI released a press release celebrating its “bust” of three Base members in Maryland. According to the media, these three men, one an undocumented immigrant from Canada, were planning a terrorist attack at the upcoming Virginia gun right’s rally.

Governor Ralph Northam has alluded to this as the excuse for his decision to suspend his state’s open-carry laws at the demonstration, which gun rights groups have appealed on Constitutional grounds to no avail.

The actual criminal complaint, however, does not mention this supposed plot at all. According to the affidavit filed by FBI agent Rachid T. Harrison, the men in question are only being accused of immigration and gun crimes.

According to Harrison, Brian Mark Lemley and William Garfield Bilbrough broke the law when they picked Canadian Patrik Jordan Mathews up in Michigan after he crossed the Canadian border. Then they helped him rent a motel room, and later, Lemley allowed Mathews to stay with him in an apartment in Delaware. Finally, the men allegedly modified a rifle, went to the store to buy ammunition and paper targets, and then took the rifle to a gun range, where the FBI had set up a stationary camera to watch them shoot it.

After a long fishing expedition, the federal government was reduced to charging them with a multitude of immigration related crimes – an ironic political statement by them, to say the least – and a number of gun technicalities, partially relating to the modified firearms upper receiver and allowing “illegal alien” Patrik Mathews to fire it at the range.

There is nothing in the affidavit about any conspiracy to commit violence at the rally in Virginia. That story appears to be concocted to help Governor Northam stave off legal appeals for his unconstitutional “State of Emergency” rules.

FBI-Manufactured Georgia Murder Plot

The only serious charges related to “The Base” (which the media pretends is named after Al Qaeda) is the arrest of another group of three men in Georgia for an alleged plot to murder two anarchists belonging to the left-wing paramilitary group “Atlanta Antifa.”

According to the official criminal complaint, an undercover FBI agent had infiltrated the group, and got close to alleged Luke Austin Lane, Michael John Helterbrand, and Jacob Kaderli, whose ages range from teens to mid 20s. The FBI agent was instrumental in goading the young men, planning the murder, and providing important materials for the conspiracy.

It began in early October 2019, at a meeting of Base members, where a man not being charged or named referred to as “TB [The Base] Member” (in other words, an FBI informant) began talking to Kaderli about his idea to start killing local militants belonging to “antifa.”

Kaderli then tepidly agreed with the idea in theory, but went on to talk about his plan to join the French Foreign Legion. “TB Member” then began mocking him for his “escapism.”

“TB member,” then told him that if he wanted to engage in violence, he had a plan to kill “antifa” that he had been discussing with Lane, and then the undercover FBI agent. Kaderli and Lane did not pursue this idea further.

Weeks later, the undercover agent brought the idea up again to the men. Lane and Kaderli are cited as not wanting anything to do with “TB member’s” plot.

After putting their cellphones away, Lane confided to the undercover agent the details of the informant’s plan, and that he resolutely wanted nothing to do with it.

The federal agent, who presented himself as an experienced killer, continued to persist, until finally persuading Helterbrand, Lane and Kaderli to agree to the “plot” months later in December.

Throughout the entire planning phase, Lane expressed doubts, and kept putting it off, making all kinds of excuses along the way to not appear weak or unwilling.

The three men then joined the FBI agent in plotting the murder, including the house that was being targeted. Interestingly, Lane had expressed to the agent that he wanted to “kill” the other informant, though this is not extrapolated in the document. The agent obtained a car to drive them to the home of the anarchists, and later they were arrested.

Would the murder have ever happened without the FBI entrapping these men? No. If these men go to trial, the hasty, sloppy nature of this phony plot invented by law enforcement will be revealed.

The FBI Is a Political Actor

While the FBI expends massive amounts of resources trying to gin up phony murder plots by 19-year-old “white domestic terrorists,” actual homicides are going unresolved at record high rates. They are not a law enforcement body.

In the Soviet Union they rarely prosecuted people directly for political (non-violent) crimes alone. Alexander Solzhenitsyn for example was imprisoned under Article 58 of the Soviet constitution as a terrorist. This provided the NKVD with similar leeway to trample on civil liberties that the Department of Homeland Security and FBI enjoy after 9/11.

The United States at the moment does not have an exact equivalent to Article 58, so they are forced to dig deep in the bag for archaic and rarely prosecuted statutes to target people for their politics (“Riot Act,” “Harboring an Illegal Alien”), some which been thrown out of court and made them look like fools (the FBI has a 93% conviction rate).

To make up for this, the organization representing FBI employees has been lobbying the government for a new law that looks like a slightly reworded version of the Soviet law against “counter-revolutionaries.” They are frustrated that groups labeled “white supremacist” by and large go out of their way to obey the law. This is true even for the most extreme of the groups, like “The Base,” whose leader according to the affidavit instructs followers not to talk about illegal activity in the network.

So far the only mass shooter in the last few years who was a card-carrying member of a political group was Dayton gunman Connor Betts, who belonged to the communist Socialist Rifle Association, which marches besides “antifa” at demonstrations.

Project Veritas has infiltrated “antifa” groups. They recorded plans by anarchists to engage in rioting to shut down the president’s inauguration and terrorize his supporters, which they then dutifully executed as the FBI napped.

Then there is the Bernie Sanders staffer who was candidly talking about committing all kinds of crimes and acts of terrorism, who if he was a nationalist instead, the FBI would be parading around as a domestic terrorist.

It’s clear who federal agents sympathize with.

(Republished from National Justice by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Lot says:

    A couple weeks ago in your airport article I noted that bad things tend to happen to antisemites.

    The news just keeps generating more examples. General Salami getting droned with his Hezbollah friends, Corbyn’s historic humiliating election losses and resignation as party head, and the growing state and federal actions against BDS leading to paypal’s shadow-ban of BDS organizations.

    “ So far the only mass shooter in the last few years who was a card-carrying member of a political group…”

    You don’t need formal organizations with official member lists to have an organized violent movement. Robert Bowers was a mass shooter who loved Holocaust denial memes, liked to chat with Occidental Dissent’s “Hunter Wallace” on Gab, and was basically one of your guys.

  2. Drudge had a link to this story. The first thought I had was these three guys were set up.

    Dismantle the FBI, imprison its department heads, and revoke the benefits and pensions of all current and former employees of this vile bureaucracy.

  3. Kali says:

    Dear Eric,

    Please, for the love of “accuracy in reporting”, or “god”, or “all that we hold dear”, please stop misusing the word ‘anarchy’.

    Anarchy refers to the state of a society being freely constituted without authorities or a governing body. It may also refer to a society or group of people that totally rejects unjustified hierarchy.[1]

    The word was first used in 1539, meaning “an absence of government”.[2] Pierre-Joseph Proudhon adopted the term in his 1840 treatise What Is Property? to refer to anarchism, a new political philosophy which advocates stateless societies based on voluntary associations.

    In practical terms, anarchy can refer to the curtailment or abolition of traditional forms of government and institutions. It can also designate a nation or any inhabited place that has no system of government or central rule. Anarchy is primarily advocated by individual anarchists who propose replacing government with voluntary institutions.


    • Replies: @Fidelios Automata
  4. Our own Steve Sailer just posted a story from Racine, WI, where a member of “The Base” cajoled a Jordanian-American, who appears to be a Moslem, into vandalizing a local synagogue. What are the odds the media will soon begin referring to the latter as a ‘White supremacist’?

  5. onebornfree says: • Website

    MikeatMikedotMike says: “Dismantle the FBI, ”

    And get rid of the CIA,NSA, FDA, EPA,SEC, IRS, DEA, NASA, the Pentagon, the Federal Reserve, the Dept. of “Education”, and all the rest of the parasites, at the same time!

    Regards, onebornfree

  6. KenH says:

    Dismantle the FBI, imprison its department heads, and revoke the benefits and pensions of all current and former employees of this vile bureaucracy.

    I couldn’t agree more. There should also be Nuremberg style trials for the FBI brass and some of its rank and file agents for their entrapment schemes and military style raids on the citizenry and their continued trampling of civil liberties and demands for even greater power than they currently have.

  7. KenH says:

    The United States at the moment does not have an exact equivalent to Article 58, so they are forced to dig deep in the bag for archaic and rarely prosecuted statutes to target people for their politics (“Riot Act,” “Harboring an Illegal Alien”), some which been thrown out of court

    People should ask how the FBI can charge members of “The Base” with harboring an illegal alien but not state governors and city mayors who have declared themselves sanctuaries for illegal aliens. Obviously this law is only enforced if the illegal aliens are a) white and b) hold right of center political views. This is yet another case of the FBI selectively enforcing the laws against people with pro-white and/or right of center politics.

    In the Soviet Union they rarely prosecuted people directly for political (non-violent) crimes alone. Alexander Solzhenitsyn for example was imprisoned under Article 58 of the Soviet constitution as a terrorist.

    They were more likely to prosecute people who opposed, criticized or contradicted the state ideology of Marxism/Leninism. I believe Solzhenitsyn even observed how political “criminals” were often viewed as being worse than those who committed crimes like murder, rape and thievery and treated as such. Think about how in America violent black criminals are viewed as victims of racism while law abiding but politically incorrect whites are viewed as public enemy #1.

    The Jewish occupation government of America has now created much the same climate as they did in the old Soviet Union except here the de facto state ideology is philo-semitism, multiculturalism and anti-white racial bigotry. And like the Soviet Union anyone who opposes this and calls attention to the emperor’s new clothes is labeled a “domestic extremist/racist/white supremacist” who should have their lives utterly destroyed or at least put under 24/7/365 FBI surveillance.

    • Agree: Hail, Cowboy
  8. @Lot

    You don’t need to be organized to be organized? Orwell predicted this sort of semantic nonsense.

  9. @Kali

    When I was in the LP we always took care to distinguish between “anarchy” and “chaos.” Of course, the LP is currently dominated by globalist cucks.

    • Replies: @Polemos
  10. The “undocumented immigrant” has been in my local news for months. He is/was in the army reserves. A local newspaper has been splashing headlines, for months, about this “neo-Nazi” and vilifying him.
    I’ve been very unpopular among friends and acquaintances, just as I was in the mid 80s for speaking out about Ernst Zundel’s prosecution/persecution. Allegedly, in Canada and the US we have political freedom. That only exists if TPTB, who control the media, politicians, and by extension law enforcement, agree to those politics. The “undocumented immigrant” was hounded out of the city, as his life was ruined by the “exposé” of his “neo-Nazi” political ideology. His “crime” was recruiting people who thought like him and providing weapons training to them, neither of which are illegal. He wouldn’t be in the US if the self-righteous corksuckers in the local media hadn’t ruined his life.

    As with Zundel 35 years ago, either you have a right, or you don’t. I don’t have to agree with Zundel or “illegal alien” Patrik Mathews, but surely it is their right to make political statements without being vilified and having their lives ruined.

  11. began talking … about his idea to start killing local militants belonging to “antifa.”


  12. @Lot

    Funny, considering how the US has gone to hell in a handbasket since the 1960’s, it looks like carrying the water for the Jews is harmful to a nation as well. The West would be better off if the Semites stayed in the Middle East where they belong.

  13. What’s up with this pic? Did they remove the background? No, his ears have bright light shining through. Is the pic taken in front of a window with cheap blinds in the sunlight? But in that case, his face would should be very dark.

  14. Rich says:

    Funny thing is, I thought “harboring” an illegal alien was the greatest thing a person could do in the US. Guess the crackdown on illegals has finally begun.

  15. Anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:

    Thank you for synthesizing all this, Mr. Striker. The name “The Base” seemed pretty obviously like a Fed handler took the term “based” (common among very online right wingers, derived from lingo of Bay Area rapper Lil’ B, by way of 4chan, meaning “very cool”) and misinterpreted it and slapped it on the fake org.

  16. Polemos says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    Chaos is rule by tyrants, but anarchy is tyrants ruling themselves.

    If we all practice self-control,we have no need for archons.

    Is that how it goes? 🤓

  17. The Base.
    “Al Qaeda” == “The Base”
    CIA project.
    Wonder who created the domestic “The Base”?
    The domestic CIA.

    • Agree: NoseytheDuke
  18. The United States at the moment does not have an exact equivalent to Article 58….

    I dunno, the AUMF, the PATRIOT Act, and the various NDAAs seem to cover the gaps pretty well.

    Hey, at least they are branching out from the hunt for lone wolves.

    BTW, is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that a large number of high-profile “terror” nabs since 2001 involve a large number of the perps being armed by the FBI with inert devices and only nabbed when they pull the trigger?

  19. No fan of Trump here, but what happens if a democrat beats him, and that hateful party keeps the House and wins the Senate? We ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

  20. Talk is cheap and FBI agent provocateurs aren’t doing their job if all they produce is recordings of unfulfilled scheming.

    One cannot be convicted of just plotting to rob a bank, but the moment someone is lured into procuring a getaway car they can be arrested for conspiracy to rob a bank.

    The principle is that most people aren’t clear on this point of law, and fall into the trap by doing something they think is innocuous, or that they think they can walk away from. Purchasing phone cards for a third party, which someone claimed were being used for shady reasons, is a recent example of an FBI trick. Ruby Ridge began with a deception over using a hacksaw on a shotgun.

    Often the targeted person wants nothing to do with criminal or terroristic activity, but, blinded by what they think is friendship, they succumb to ‘friendly’ pressure from an undercover operative to stick their toe in the water.

    When it gets presented in court, the victim has the burden of proving their innocence on multiple charges. The prosecution makes the defendant out to be an integral part of a plot, instead of the dupe of an undercover agent.

  21. @MikeatMikedotMike

    You can’t disband the FBI, CIA or any of your alphabet-soup agencies. Why? Because you have no right, means or ability to interfere with the workings of a corporate entity, that’s why. The biggest mistake made when discussing any of the so-called “security agencies”, is the assumption that these are governmental institutions. The FBI is a branch of the BATF which is an AGENCY of the Federal Reserve. The CIA was the international version of the FBI, STILL OWNED BY THE FED. All of these ‘agencies’ are not ‘state departments’, they are “federal agencies”. The Fed is a PRIVATE corporation with PRIVATE SHAREHOLDERS, and PRIVATE PROFIT AIMS. This whole murderous mess can be stopped in one easy, cheap and incorruptable step: Open The Books!

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