Aug 25, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from The Examiner: In an August 17, 2012, data dump received from the Department of Homeland Security, USWGO.com, an alternative news website, has received evidence which confirms that Alex Jones and Infowars.com are being monitored by DHS fusion centers for his “right wing extremist activities.” The FOIA request, initiated in August 2011 by Brian Hill, owner of USWGO.com, resulted in 177 pages of material.
Hill’s initial request was submitted on August 2, 2011, “requesting public records regarding any political profiling documents that specify what groups are monitored under fusion centers all over the country and which kinds of people are profiled.” After repeated requests to narrow his search, Hill eventually had to refine his list to include only federaljack.com, infowars.com, activistpost.com, gcnlive.com radio and uswgo.com.
In total, Hill received 12 documents as a result of his FOIA request and, while he’s still sifting through the files, he’s uncovered information that Alex Jones, InfoWars.com, PrisonPlanet.com, the Alex Jones Channel on You Tube, and even some of Jones’ followers are all being monitored by DHS fusion centers.
Document Five, dated Monday April 6, 2009, was issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). According to Brian Hill, the fact that this document even exists means that the DHS is collecting intelligence from the SPLC public website.
Document Five links to an article at SPLC titled, “Alleged Cop-Killer Linked to White Supremacist Beliefs”, an article describing Richard Andrew Poplawski who was arrested after a four-hour standoff which resulted in the deaths of three Pittsburgh police officers and the wounding of a fourth.
Poplawski was described as “a fan of far-right websites run by anti-government conspiracy-monger Alex Jones.” In that same article, Jones is described as, “the conspiracy theorist in whom Poplawski reportedly was interested, runs two websites, Infowars and Prison Planet, that specialize in a series of the kind of paranoid ideas that animated the militia movement of the 1990s.”
So now we have an official document that links Alex Jones and Infowars to a White Supremacist crime. Even though Alex had nothing to do with it and Poplawski, who had been exhibiting tendencies toward violence for years, was clearly a whack-job, Jones’ name and website are now on an official document that associates him with the crime.
In Document Six, generated by the Amtrak Intelligence Team and dated January 24, 2011, the Amtrak fusion center was clearly monitoring Jones’ “V for Victory” campaign, initiated in response to Janet Napolitano’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign in December 2010. At that time, Napolitano and the DHS started encouraging Walmart shoppers, via video posted at every checkout stand, to rat out their neighbors if they saw any kind of “suspicious” activity.
Document Six talks about Jones’ “V for Victory” campaign:
“The “V for Victory” campaign claims to be “about sending a message to the American people that we should stand united against the abuses of big government, not become tattletales for the state.” The campaign appears to be peaceful, with Jones’ web sites claiming the effort is a “symbolic gesture.”
“Jones’ Facebook page offers 58 “V for Victory” posters that people can print, and as of 24 January, 1,840 people “liked” his “V for Victory” Facebook page. Over 135,000 “like” Jones’ personal Facebook page.”
Scary that they’d be tallying up Alex’s Facebook likes, isn’t it, but scarier still is this next passage:
“On Jones’ website PrisonPlanet.com, an individual posted his photo (pictured above) in support of the campaign. Over 60 responses to the campaign shared support, for example:
January 23rd, 2011 at 5:54 pm
Just got done with my flyer campaign, EVERY Wal Mart door pole, fast food drive thru and StarBucks drive thru in my local 3 cities is now V’d up. Woo”
Included with this communication was a picture of one of Jones’ followers as he smiled and posed next to one of his “V for Victory” posters he had just stapled to a utility pole.
Now, we have not only Alex Jones being connected with a crime and monitored by these fusion centers, we also have at least one name and photograph of someone who follows him on Facebook also included in an official document that can be accessed anytime someone from the government decides they want to stifle the masses.
But let’s take a look at Document Two, because while the fact that this incident was even reported seems like a complete waste of time and paper, the fact that it was even reported at all is really pretty scary.
Document Two focuses on an incident which occurred on January 25, 2011, inside the 2nd floor restroom of the Mitchell Courthouse, Baltimore City Circuit Court. A member of the cleaning crew found a sticker which had been applied to one of the mirrors and the sticker said,
“9-11 Was an Inside Job. Learn the truth at InfoWars.com PrisonPlanet.com Jonesreport.com.”
Of course, all the names and contact information have been redacted, but someone from the courthouse apparently contacted someone at the DHS with the following question:
“Please see the attached photo reflecting a 9-11 sticker propaganda, which found by cleaning personnel. The sticker was applied on a mirror, inside a restroom, 2nd floor of mitchell courthouse, Baltimore City Circuit Court. Could you please let me know if I&A, SLPO and other LE/IC partners have reported similar activities?”
“I am going to stand by on the removal of the sticker until I hear from you.”
Here’s the response he received,
“This is a promotional sticker from Prison Planet and Infowars: He’s a conspiracy theorist from back in the late nineties that gets some airplay from but no one else takes him seriously. He believes that there’s a cabal of secret global elites that control the government through secret societies like Skull and Bones, Bohemian Grove, Masons, etc.”
This was merely a sticker, a thin piece of paper glued to a mirror, but because the message suggested a government cover-up, it was deemed a “threat” and reported to the DHS. Take a look at your own business cards or promotional materials. Could the be considered threatening, even by the huge stretch of the imagination? If so, you may also be listed in a DHS memo somewhere and who knows when that memo may be used against you.