This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, November 19, 2014:
In a remarkable revelation, J.E. Dyer, writing for Liberty Unyielding, posted Bassem Masri’s tweets showing not only his invitation to participate in a Justice Department meeting over the tinder box of Ferguson, Missouri, but also its support of the impending firestorm there that will follow the grand jury’s decision.
On November 6, Masri tweeted:
Department of Justice called me yesterday invited me2a meeting today at 6pm on Police Reform want2 hear my ideas….
Later that same day Masri added:
DOJ has appointed a few of us2reform the police in the entire region that should resonate nationwide thats the director intentions….
And then he added the damning comment:
DOJ said the Administration is FULLY aware of the national anger against law enforcement&going2use the reform on a national level….
In other words, Ferguson is going to serve as a test case against local law enforcement which, if successful, will be rolled out nationally. Masri is simply the useful idiot in helping to carry it out.
That’s why Masri was included in that meeting. Said the New York Times:
Some of the national leaders met with President Obama on November 5 for a gathering that included a conversation about Ferguson.
According to Rev. Al Sharpton … Mr. Obama “was concerned about Ferguson staying on course (emphasis added) in terms of pursuing what it was that he knew we were advocating….”
President Obama and Eric Holder have picked the right guy. A criminal from St. Louis with a police blotter that extends for pages, Masri is at the epicenter of the impending conflagration that will engulf Ferguson once the grand jury announces its verdict on police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown on August 9. Even if the grand jury indicts Wilson (which appears less and less likely), there will be riots. As Michael McPherson, co-founder of one of the more than 50 revolutionary groups that have descended on Ferguson since then, put it:
We’re calling for police accountability, police transparency, changing how the police do their work.
If there’s an indictment or if there’s not an indictment, we still have that work to do.
That work involves inciting riots, blocking traffic, and disrupting essential services like the delivery of power, gas, and water to Ferguson’s citizens.
So extensive and intensive have been the plans of revolutionaries like Masri that Missouri Governor Ray Nixon finally took notice and declared on Monday that a “state of emergency now exists in the State of Missouri.” He gave his reasons:
There is the possibility of expanded unrest; and…
The State of Missouri will be prepared to appropriately respond to any reaction of [the grand jury’s] announcements; and…
Our citizens and businesses must be protected from violence and damage,
Therefore … I do hereby declare a State of Emergency exists in the State is Missouri.
And then he did something eerily reminiscent of Nazi Germany’s takeover of local police forces there: he created a “Unified Command” that included the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the St. Louis County Police Department, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, but specifically did not include the Ferguson Police Department. Nixon declared that this “Unified Command … shall have command and operational control of security in the City of Ferguson relating to areas of protests, acts of civil disobedience, and conduct otherwise arising from such activities.”
In other words, Ferguson police officers can no longer be counted upon the keep the peace, and so a state-wide collective must take over. It’s one small step from there to a national police force, which was called Geheime Staatspolizei when it was formed in 1933 in Germany by Hermann Göring. Its shorthand moniker: Gestapo.
The FBI issued a bulletin stating that regardless of how the grand jury rules, its decision “will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement [as well as] critical infrastructure.” In other words, not only will the police be targeted, but innocents and business owners as well.
It’s all part of the plan. Rockit Ali, one of the impending protests’ organizers, made it plain:
Rioting and looting are the tools of those without a voice.
There is no revolution without violence.
Just as it’s impossible to make an omelet without breaking some eggs. And there will be many eggs to be broken, according to Derek Laney, head of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment:
We want to appear strong and forceful because we believe in what we’re pursuing.
But we also definitely want everyone to know we’re committed to nonviolence.
Lest the reader be misled, he defines “nonviolence” this way: “We want to disrupt. We want to make the comfortable uncomfortable.”
Then there’s this from Ashley Yates, co-founder of Millennial Activists United, one of the groups engaged in serious planning and training sessions over the past several weeks:
If they [the grand jury] can’t serve justice in this, the people have every right to go out and express their rage in a manner that is equal to what we have suffered.
A plain reading of her comments leads inevitably to the conclusion that since Brown was shot, protestors now have the “right” to shoot back at the police.
Just to be sure that no one missed her point, she added this:
We’re going to take our anger out on the people who have failed us, and if they are prepared to deal with that, then let them have at it….
Don’t come to Ferguson if you aren’t ready to die. Stay at home, as it could happen….
This is a revolutionary call to arms. More than 50 such groups, filled with thugs and criminals like Yates and Laney, have descended on Ferguson in recent weeks, but none more vicious and scheming than Bassem Masri. A revealing clip of Masri in action was published back in October by Ferguson’s Fox 2 News. Here is the script with Masri’s frequent obscenities edited out:
It was October 8, the night an off-duty officer shot and killed VonDerett Myers, Jr. [the officer was returning fire]. Crowds surround officers who back away.
A man holding a cell phone says, “What [are] you doing here, bro? Get the **** out of here with your coward *** boys.”
It was Bassem Masri who said this as he streamed video…
Masri yelled at an officer: “Coward straight pig out here *****! You gotta go. Your life is in danger, homie!”
People [in the crowd] appear to feed off of his energy. Masri told an officer: “What happens when we take your gun?” That officer protects his gun. Another officer protecting his gun was answered with screams: “He has his hand on his gun!”
The citizens surrounded [the officer] and chanted: “Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot!”
When asked about the kind of stress this puts the officer under, police officer Joe Steiger, the President of the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, said:
It takes a tremendous amount of restraint. It’s human nature for [officers] to want to react to that.
With pros like Masri inciting violence the police have little chance to avoid being sucked into confrontation, video of which the national media can be counted upon to run repeatedly, emphasizing the point that local police are incapable of maintaining law and order. This leads naturally to the conclusion that a national police force is needed.
With the help of useful idiots like Masri and his ilk, Obama and his ilk will likely succeed in setting afire a conflagration that will reach not only other cities in Missouri, but elsewhere as well. Mike Adams of Natural News said that once riots break out in Ferguson following the grand jury’s announcement, they will be rolled out to other cities “with the highest African-American populations living in difficult conditions. Those cities include Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit, and many more.”
Historians will look back on the “Fires of Ferguson” and conclude that the primary drivers of the city’s incineration will be thugs and criminals like Bassem Masri, aided and abetted by other thugs and criminals like Barack Obama and Al Sharpton.
Missouri Governor Ray Nixon’s Executive Order 14-14
Washington Times: Ferguson declares a state of emergency ahead of grand jury decision
Fox 2 Now: One man’s protests push police to the limit