Breaking: FBI Arrests Patsy in Capitol Terror Plot Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com February 17, 2012 A man wearing what he thought was an explosive vest has been arrested at a steakhouse on Constitution Avenue near the Capitol. NBC and Fox report the vest contained inert chemicals and was provided by the FBI. The suspect was the target of an undercover investigation for about two months, according to USA Today. Law enforcement said the “person arrested was canvassing the U.S. Capitol with violent intentions, the Associated Press reports. He was not believed to have any known connections to al-Qaeda,” according to USA Today. Officialdom said the arrest “was the culmination of a lengthy and extensive operation during which the individual was closely and carefully monitored,” WUSA TV reports. In August, it was reported the FBI currently employs upwards of 15,000 undercover agents, ten times the number they had in 1975, and the vast majority of terror plot arrests in the United States are the result of FBI sting operations. “By providing weaponry, funds and a plan, FBI-directed agents will encourage otherwiseunwilling participants to plot out terrorist attacks, only to bust them before any events fully materialize,” RT reported. The Capitol sting arrives a few days after terrorist attacks in India, Georgia and Thailand. Israel, the United States, and the establishment media have uniformly declared the attacks to be the work of Iran and its “proxy” Hezbollah despite strenuous denials by Iran. The FBI has yet to link the latest plot to Iran. TerrorStorm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrXgLhkv21Y
Twighlight Zone: Lobbyists Now Suing White House Over Access to Fed Committees Noel Brinkerhoff 1. All Gov February 17, 2012 Half a dozen lobbyists are suing the Obama administration claiming they are being denied their free speech rights by not serving on federal advisory committees. The six lobbyists were either serving on or were seeking to be on the Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITAC), which are jointly managed by the Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, when President Barack Obama banned lobbyists from serving in his administration. In their lawsuit filed in federal court, the plaintiffs claim the rule violates the U.S. Constitution because it infringes on their First Amendment rights. The six lobbyists are Erik Autor of the National Retail Federation; Nate Herman, who represented the Travel Goods Association on an advisory board; Cass Johnson of the National Council of Textile Organizations; Stephen Lamar of the American Apparel & Footwear Association; Bill Reinsch of the National Foreign Trade Council, and Andrew Zamoyski, who represented the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates on an advisory board.
Virginia House Passes NDAA Nullification 96-4 Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com February 17, 2012 In a move completely ignored by the establishment media, the Virginia House of Delegates has voted in favor of House Bill 1160 (HB1160), legislation that codifies in Virginia law noncompliance with the “kidnapping provisions” of section 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). The final vote, held on February 14, was 96-4. The bill was sponsored by Delegate Bob Marshall and was introduced on January 16th of this year. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is on record as opposing the legislation. HB 1160 reads as follows: “A BILL to prevent any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the conduct of the investigation, prosecution, or detention of a citizen in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, or any Virginia law or regulation.” Passing the legislation demonstrates the power of local grassroots activism. A number of groups opposed to the federal NDAA bill petitioned the government in Virginia and motivated a Sub-Committee #2 Civil vote followed by a vote of 16-0 by the Courts of Justice Committee which led to the passage of Bob Marshall’s final bill earlier this week. “Under the recently passed 2012 federal Defense Authorization Act American citizens may be indefinitely detained, incarcerated, not presented with charges and denied counsel based on an accusation by federal agents of collaboration with or support of terrorists,” Marshall told the Tenth Amendment Center. “While Virginia cannot directly undo this purported law which undermines the Sixth Amendment, I introduced HB 1160 which will prevent the use of any Virginia agency or member of the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force to assist in any way to unlawfully detain a citizen of Virginia on behalf of the United States Government in violation of the Constitution of Virginia.” The Tenth Amendment Center is currently tracking the progress of legislation in opposition to the NDAA in other states. The legislation “is inimical to the liberty, security and well-being of the people,” the Tenth Amendment Center states, “and was adopted by the United States Congress in violation of the limits of federal power in United States Constitution.”