The FBI found out about a plot to murder OWS leaders in Texas.
The conspiracy was apparently instigated by private parties, although the actual authorship remains unknown. There is no evidence that the FBI did anything to warn the targets, or did anything to impede the assassination plot.
What's plain as day is that some group somewhere was plotting to murder OWS leadership in Texas. It's also clear that the FBI never bothered to inform the targets of the threats against their lives. This stands in apparent contrast to how closely they worked and coordinated with private banks to handle the OWS protests as a whole. And, remember, this is the same FBI who has put tremendous effort over the past few years into breaking up its own terrorist plots. You'd think that when it had a chance to go after actual plots to assassinate leaders of a political movement, they might, you know, actually do something and then trumpet the success in stopping a real plot. Apparently not.
So the lesson here is simple. If you're a private bank, the FBI will help you demonize non-violent protesters as "terrorists," but if you're a protester, you don't get to know that you might have an infrared dot dancing on the back of your head -- or have the FBI take it as serious as one of its own made up terrorist plots.
Couple of questions:
1. How much longer will the right-wing propagandists maintain the fiction that Obama aided and abetted the OWS movement?
2. If the FBI knows about an assassination plot but does nothing to stop it, is the Bureau culpable?