Yet Again, “Terrorism” Claim by FBI Employees Is Void

A militia member indicted in what the FBI once characterized as a terror plot to blow up a Minnesota police station has been sentenced to three years and four months. Twenty-five-year-old Buford Rogers will receive credit for the year he’s already spent in jail. Fifty 50 law enforcement officers raided his parents’ mobile home in Montevideo last May. Rogers was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to one count of possessing a firearm illegally and one count of possessing an unregistered destructive device.

– so it was reported in an unsigned Associated Press write-up posted at MN-based KSTP.

Buford "Bucky" Rogers
Buford “Bucky” Rogers

Rogers was labeled a “terrorist” on the national news thanks to the keen investigations done by some folks wearing badges but in the end, the millions spent on all those involved netted what? A guy who is supposed unable to own a certain type of property that is conducive to protection admitted* that he had a firearm. Also, that he had a destructive device**.

Even the person who oversaw the legaland hearing, Ann Montgomery, admitted that the case received an “inordinate amount of attention” for something routine for her and her colleagues.

*I’m not sure what offense Rogers is said to have done, or did previously, but I certainly don’t believe everyone labeled a “felon” should not have the choice to keep and bear arms if they so choose – many did nothing violent but may have possessed a plant or traveled without a permission slip.

**Rogers’ father said he had some pipes for plumbing. Rogers acknowledged having some black powder. Where’s the victim?

Ultimately both issues – the firearm and the “destructive device” comes down to an issue of compliance. Or more specifically, to non-compliance.

Rogers did not obey the proscribed dictates by some people who claim the right to rule him and you and me. Rogers had a firearm when he was told he wasn’t supposed to. The issue wasn’t the “destructive device,” it was his failure to get permission. If those who seek to control others are ignored they loose credibility. Their legitimacy erodes. As it should.

Rogers is one of the most recent to be caught up as part of the marketing scheme used by employees of the federal bureau of investigation:

  • a person stands out (under whatever metric is used to determine the “enemy” or the “other” that week)
  • information about the person is collected, in many cases a third person is paid to capture or share that information
  • some level of comfort, or familiarity, is reached
  • plans are suggested, resources are procured and provided (though are controlled and inert throughout)
  • the unsuspecting person is kidnapped and caged
  • press releases are sent out by the captors, who may also hold a press conference, to delegitimize the person and misrepresent the reality of the situation
  • the captors may suggest other tenuous claims of deeds allegedly done or contemplated by the person
  • numerous times the person is brought to legaland for arbitrary exchanges
  • the person is told that if they admit guilt to one claim against him or her, that the punishment will be less severe (only a limited time in a cage)
  • in most of these situations the individuals roped into these shenanigans, who, unless the “evidence” against them is so flimsy, may later plead guilty out of damage control, do not ever initiate force against person or property, though throughout the entire charade, the surveillers, investigators, MRAP operators, police employees, jailors, prosecutor, judge, stenographer, etc., subsist on money taken by force or its threat, under the pretense of safety and protection.

As was noted in early February in “Terrorists” in Minnesota – Latest Fable of FBI Employees:

Once Rogers was arrested the FBI launched its spin campaign. Just standard operating procedure out of the FBI book on what to do on the heels of a “terrorism” plot bust. Rogers was said:

  • to be the founder of the Black Snake Militia
  • to have posted to his Facebook page in 2011 that “The war is here tsp agents are doing random cheeks and shooting people for no reason”
  • to have flown a united states flag upside down
  • to have a sign on the property that said “We are not slaves”

Even if all those things are true, they’re certainly not criminal.

That KSTP story referenced earlier ended by stating:

Authorities say Rogers and some family members belonged to a small anti-government militia called the Black Snake Militia.

Who are “Authorities”? Is someone an authority simply because they claim it so?

And why the dig for ostensibly being “anti-government”? Clearly because the text was crafted by the corporate media machine that acts as the fourth pillar of the government that is opposed, or more precisely, the type of government. I don’t pretend to know Rogers’ beliefs intimately. But based on input from various sources, I do believe he recognized that what today exists is not ideal.

Someone might claim that I am anti-government, but that is not true. I am pro-government – self-government.

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Feds: No terrorist plot in Montevideo by Randy Furst in the 2014.04.25 Star Tribune

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.