(Originally published on August 18th, 2009)
Well known white supremacist talk show host Hal Turner has now been exposed as an FBI informant. For many years Hal has been allowed to operate his radio show which has been used as platform to push his racist and violent agenda with the ok from the FEDS.
Turner, 45, has developed a reputation as one of the hardest-line racists on the radical right since starting up his radio show seven years ago. He has routinely ranted about such things as a “Portable Nigger Lyncher” machine and slimed those he hates as “savage Negro beasts,” “bull-dyke lesbians,” “faggots” and worse.
But it is his threats that are legendary.
In 2006, Turner told his audience to “clean your guns, have plenty of ammunition … [and] then do what has to be done” to undocumented workers. Around the same time, he suggested that half the U.S. Congress “may have to be assassinated.
Hal Turner was recently arrested for threatening three federal appeals court judges in Chicago Over a recent decision upholding handgun bans. This revelation comes at a time when the mainstream media is working frantically to demonize 2nd Amendment activists while working to convince the American people that right-wing extremism is growing in the United States.
According to the AP, A New Jersey blogger facing charges in two states for allegedly making threats against lawmakers and judges was trained by the FBI on how to be deliberately provocative, his attorney said Tuesday.
Hal Turner worked for the FBI from 2002 to 2007 as an “agent provocateur” and was taught by the agency “what he could say that wouldn’t be crossing the line,” defense attorney Michael Orozco said. He said that Hal’s job was basically to publish information which would cause other parties to act in a manner which would lead to their arrest.
Right-wing extremist groups may be using the recession and the election of the nation’s first African-American president to recruit members, a Department of Homeland Security report contends. At the same time, the mainstream media has been crafting a particularly warped version of reality by suggesting that critics of Barack Obama might be racist extremists. It is already being alleged in mainstream publications like the Huffington Post that using words like socialism is really CODE for the N-word.
The tactic continues despite the falling approval rating of the president. Results of a recent Gallup-Rusmussen poll show that Obama still has the strong support of at least 5 out of 10 Americans, down from the previous month’s poll numbers that stood 7 out of 10.
The Department of Homeland Security claims membership in extremist groups like this may be increasing.
What’s interesting is that the nine-page report said it has “no specific information that domestic right-wing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence,” it said real-estate foreclosures, unemployment and tight credit “could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past.”
There have been a number of videos posted on youtube.com and other websites displaying alleged militia groups that claim they are prepared to engage the US Government in an armed conflict.
The media is picking up on this and using these videos to continue to frighten the American people into continuing to give up their liberties in order to be provided with some form of safety and shelter from the madness. They are using these videos to convince average citizens that there is a threat growing domestically. In fact, the government claims (withoutone shred of evidence) that these new racial groups have made alliances with middle eastern terrorists trying to get into the United States at the border.
Central Intelligence Director Michael Hayden claimed on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” that the terrorists’ sanctuary in tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan is the most likely point of origin for them to launch another attack against the U.S.
They are training “operatives who look western” there and “would be able to come into this country without attracting the attention others might,” Hayden said. “If there is another terrorist attack, it will originate there.”
Last year during Ron Paul’s campaign, Glen Beck suggested that organized Ron Paul supporters might be terrorists. Truth is stranger than fiction.
It’s as if they expect this racial conflict to happen, even if they have to fund the groups themselves to get some form of racial conflict or war going.
According to the Nation, Turner was once a prominent activist in New Jersey’s Republican Party. To area conservatives, he was best known by his moniker for call-ins to the Sean Hannity Show, “Hal from North Bergen.” For years, Hannity offered his top-rated radio show as a regular forum for Turner’s occasionally racist, always over-the-top rants. Hannity also chatted with him off-air, allegedly offering encouragement to Turner as he struggled to overcome a cocaine habit and homosexual leanings. Turner has boasted that Hannity once invited Turner and his son on to the set of Fox News’s Hannity and Colmes.
The following video shows Hannity confronted on this fact which he first denies, then later admits.
In this video, CNN allows Hal Turner nearly ten minutes of air time to spew his hateful message. Why has he been allowed to operate as long as he has?
Earlier this year, it was reported that unidentified hackers electronically confronted Turner in the forum of his website for “The Hal Turner Show.” After a heated exchange, they told Turner that they had successfully hacked into his server and found correspondence with an FBI agent who is apparently Turner’s handler. Then they posted an alleged July 7 E-mail to the agent in which Turner hands over a message from someone who sent in a death threat against Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.). “Once again,” Turner writes to his handler, “my fierce rhetoric has served to flush out a possible crazy.” In what is allegedly a portion of another E-mail, Turner discusses the money he is paid.
On Thursday, as the E-mail exchange was heatedly discussed on a major neo-Nazi website, Turner suddenly announced he was quitting political work. “I hereby separate from the ‘pro-White’ movement,” he said, adding that he was ending his radio show immediately. “I will no longer involve myself in any aspect of it.”
The FBI declined comment. “Longstanding FBI policy prohibits disclosing who may or may not provide information,” Agent Richard Kolko of the agency’s press unit said. Reached in New Jersey, Turner also declined all comment.
The apparent revelation set off a torrent of criticism from experts in criminology and the use of informants.
During the 1960s and early 70s, the FBI used a variety of methods to disrupt activist groups including wiretapping, providing drugs, even assassination — as well as the use of agents provocateurs — in coordination with state and local police.
As the case against Turner and the revelations of his attorney reveal, the government did not abandon its COINTELPRO tactics, as it claimed in the mid 1970s. The FBI, acting as the establishment’s political secret police, continues to undermine political movements the elite consider dangerous and a threat to their control and influence.
So why did the FEDS finally decide to swoop in on Hal’s operation? It is likely that Hal burned his handlers in some form. This revelation should be a warning to the readers, especially those who are members of militias. There is no doubt that many groups have been infiltrated in order to plant agents inside to not only spy on the group, but to encourage violent and illegal activity guaranteed to land you in a federal prison. This is why is important not to fall into a agent’s or informants game of entrapment.
Hal Turner specifically attempted to appeal to the patriot movement and the constitutionalists as can see from hisyoutube video in which he claimed to have inside information concerning the coming currency of the North American Union. This video alone raised alarm bells in the research community when his claim remained unsubstantiated by any facts or evidence, potentially harming genuine research into a very real North American Union.
Now that Hal Turner has been exposed as the FBI informant that he is, it should be no surprise why he doesn’t seem to have any friends left as you can see from his recent phone call from jail which ends in tears and he cries how scared he is in an all black jail as he waits for sentencing from his protective custody cell.
(The video featuring Hal’s teary-eyed plea for help from his listeners has since been removed from youtube.)