Police Arrest Anarchist Ring Which Had Planned May Day Bombings In Cleveland

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Around the turn of the last century America had a serious problem with a socialist/anarchist/labor movement that was actively working to disrupt the national economy using bombings, murders and other sorts of violence to make their points.

History, as they say, repeats itself. In this modern era we have another socialist/anarchist/labor movement that is again seeking to disrupt the national economy using vandalism, violence and bombings assuming that the “anarchist ring” just arrested in a bombing plot in Cleveland is associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement (and given the timing, they almost certainly are).

The FBI arrested five men Monday evening, saying they had planted what were believed to be explosive devices under the Ohio 82 bridge over Cuyahoga Valley National Park as part of a May Day protest today.

The five men were “self-proclaimed anarchists,” who intended to detonate two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) under the bridge in Sagamore Hills, but had purchased the inert devices from undercover FBI agents, officials said.

Arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and charged with conspiracy and attempted use of explosive materials were: Douglas Wright, 26; Brandon L. Baxter, 20; and Anthony Hayne, 35.

They had a whole list of targets they were aiming to take out, per Ed Morrissey, and Dan Riehl points out that at least two of the men arrested were active Occupy Wall Street leaders.

Remember that President Obama said of the Occupy Wall Street people, “We are on their side.”

Obama also said that the occupiers aren’t “any different” than the tea party.

I see some pretty big differences.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • factsarefacts

    We, as a people, really need to remember things like this when November comes around.

    Don’t be fooled by “gas prices coming down.” or “the housing market coming back.” or “the capture and death of Osama.”………….

    All ploys to get this guy back in power.  

  • mikemc1970

    Funny, or more accurately, telling how the stories I’ve read, on other sites,  this morning forget to mention their “association” with OWS.

  • WOOF

    FBI dupes dummies.
    Stay tuned for the crucifixion.

    • Bat One

      Great idea!

  • Captornado

    Tea Party members for sure!

  • mickey_moussaoui

    obama’s favorite ghost writer , Bill Ayres, is lovin this

  • mikemc1970

    Apparently Brandon Baxter is one of the leaders of Occupy Cleavland.

    http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/brandon-baxter

    • Demosthenes

       Anarchist drum player asking for leadership is one of the leaders?

      • mikemc1970

        No, but organizing for Occupy Cleavland is a leadership role.

  • Guest

    So how are these anarchists associated with Occupy?  I seemed to sense the insinuation, but never saw you cash out that claim.  Care to? 

  • sbark

    so this would be the social extremist element of the Big L Libertarians?

  • Barnesyg

    This is ridiculous – they are manufacturing the next home-grown terrorist group. This is exactly what they did to the militia movement in the mid 90’s as militias were testifying before congress against the Federal governments over-reaching. Next thing you know, Timmy Mac is a “militia member” and up goes OKC. Virtually all these bogus terrorist claims of home-grown nut jobs are all spoon fed directly by the FBI or are already infiltrated by the FBI and some are even trained by the FBI. It’s time you people woke-up to what’s behind these bogus terror attacks from citizens before it’s too late. Don’t you remember the bogus claims of the FBI against those backwoods survivalists from a year or so ago? The guy pushing the violence was and FBI agent – and they were all set free. Come on people, it’s time you got a clue to what’s really going on here.

  • ‘Tom Crawford

    Were these the right wing extremists that we were warned about?

    Regardless, they are terrorists and should be treated as such.

    • Guest

      Yep.  Anarchism would be far right.

  • Hal649

    Anarchists are Commies?  Why May Day?

    • Guest

      The FBI trained these clowns — on their own they couldnt blow up a pile of horseshit.  I wouldn’t be surprised if May Day is the day which the FBI chose to add a little cold war flair to their ‘sting.’

      • Onslaught1066

        “on their own they couldn’t blow up a pile of horseshit”

        Wow! I’ll bet you feel a lot safer… oh wait, they’re FBI trained?

        So now they could blow you up?

        • Guest

          You’re gonna have to break that down an ‘splain it slower.  Lay out the lineaments of the high-falooting horsesh*t dig, mental wizard man.

          • Onslaught1066

              “on their own they couldn’t blow up a pile of horseshit”

            Wow! I’ll bet you feel a lot safer… oh wait, they’re FBI trained?

            So now they could blow you up?

            How’s

            That

            ?

          • Guest

            Lemme study it for a couple hours, cvnt.

          • Onslaught1066

             Take your time, I can only imagine how hard it is for you, rvtvrd.

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