Staging Ferguson, a covert op, and Al Sharpton

Staging Ferguson, a covert op, and Al Sharpton

by Jon Rappoport

November 21, 2014

This first part of this article was inspired by, and derives directly from, Joe Quixote’s excellent Infowars piece, “Ferguson—Race-baiting for Political Power and Profit.”

Start with this. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin.

Two deaths. Two killings.

With remarkable speed, as soon as the deaths occurred, they became national issues.

Incidents of police brutality across America are an ongoing fact of life, including brutality against young black men, but these two deaths were selected for special quick attention.

No doubt about it.

Media blew up. The Justice Dept. and the White House moved in right away.

There was no way to walk back those events and diminish their effect on the public.

The waves of emotion grew higher.

Black vs. white.

However, the curious thing was, in both cases the initial reports morphed into…doubt.

You can say the doubts were justified, or you can say they weren’t. Regardless, the media raised them. Police raised them.

Clear-cut cases of murder became self-defense. Maybe. Not sure. Could be.


Which produced even greater turmoil, accusation, and black-white conflict.

And set the stage for an “upcoming evidentiary finding.” A vital element of the covert op.

That put everyone on edge.

What would be the outcome?

Who would lie and who would tell the truth?

How much violence would break out once the result was announced?

If the Martin and Brown cases had been “natural events,” there was every chance the facts in the cases would be clear from the outset. Yes, it was unjustified murder. Or no, it was justified self-defense. And then the whole situation and its attendant emotions would have diminished.

But that’s not what occurred.

Media and the executive arm of government “just happened” to fasten on two cases where the facts were murky. Or could be presented as murky.

Exacerbating the tension.

“The race hustlers choose fact patterns like this because they know each side feels justified in its interpretation of events. Each side wonders how the other could be so blind. It must be because they don’t care, or they’re evil. Michael Brown’s death presents a perfect fact pattern to sow distrust and hatred. Never let a good crisis go to waste.” (Joe Quixote, Infowars, “Ferguson—Race-baiting for Political Power and Profit.”)

In recent years, who is the White House/Justice Dept. private citizen on the scene in these cases? Who is the prime number-one stirrer of the pot?

Al Sharpton.

Many things can be said about the man, but one thing is: he has worked for the FBI. You know, the agency that has run many operations against black leaders—and thereby fomented black-white conflict. Example: Martin Luther King.

Read what the FBI secretly had to say about a particularly “dangerous” Black Panther, Larry Pinkney and why they ACTUALLY targeted him:

“[Black Panther Larry] Pinkney is potentially dangerous due to his demonstrated ability to unify black and white. [Get it?] His associates are Negro, White and Chinese. Special attention is being given to neutralizing him. The areas of sex and drugs appear to be the most effective ones to utilize. His habits in these areas are unknown, but are being monitored with this objective.” (Infowars, Nov. 21, 2014. “Special Report: FBI Attacks Black Panther For NOT Being Racist!” This information, from the FBI’s file on Pinkney, was obtained through William Mandel’s FOIA request.)

Al Sharpton went to work undercover for the FBI, after walking into a videotaped cocaine sting, where boxing promoter Don King was present. HBO played the tape years ago on its program Real Sports.

The usual account, moving forward, was: Sharpton was assigned a confidential informant number, CI-7, and spied on members of the Genovese crime family for his FBI handlers.

However, there is another aspect of the story. It illustrates that Sharpton has had a penchant for playing ball with all sorts of backers—even when their motives are anti-black.

And why might that be important? Because the current standoff in Ferguson isn’t being staged to benefit black people.

The Matrix Revealed

Let’s travel back to 2004. Reporter Doug Ireland, who has written for The Nation,, In These Times, and LA Weekly, went deeper in evaluating Sharpton’s motives and allies.

February 21, 2004, “Rev. Al Sharpton: FBI Informant-Roger Stone’s Bitch,” originally published in LA Weekly and at, and then Conspiracy Planet:

“Sharpton…has now been exposed as a cat’s-paw for the National Republican Party.

“Rev. Al has a long and sordid history of posing as the champion of the have-nots, while renting himself out to the greedy have-everythings, which predates his ’04 GOP-funded [!] presidential campaign. In 1986, he endorsed N.Y. Senator Al D’Amato for re-election — although D’Amato, a conservative Republican pit bull, was anathema to more issues-attuned black leaders.

“In 1994, he helped dampen down the black vote for [Democrat] Governor Mario Cuomo by making a media-hyped appearance with successful conservative Republican candidate George Pataki just days before the election. In the 2001 New York mayoral campaign, he connived with GOP billionaire Michael Bloomberg in the defeat of the Democratic candidate, Mark Green.

“But Sharpton has not limited himself simply to supporting candidates considered by most to be inimical to the interests of the impoverished black community.

“A 1988 investigation by the Long Island daily Newsday revealed that Sharpton, who denounces African-American leaders who disagree with him as ‘yellow n*****s,’ had been a longtime FBI informant in a scheme to entrap black leaders and personalities on drug-related matters, even going so far as to wear a wire to record their conversations for the feds.

“How did the FBI turn Sharpton into their bitch?

“Why, they caught Rev. Al up to his hairdo in a drug-money Laundromat in which Don King, the much-indicted boxing promoter and a longtime pal of Sharpton’s, was a central figure. What’s more, the drug deal was an FBI sting — and the feds had it all on videotape, too.

“Just two years ago, Bryant Gumbel — the second most popular black on television next to Oprah — aired on his HBO Real Sports show an FBI videotape of Sharpton discussing laundering money from a South American drug dealer via King with Michael ‘Sonny’ Franzese, a former Colombo family captain.

“Sharpton was going to arrange a meeting with King and the coke peddler to set up the deal. But the ‘South American’ was an FBI agent, Franzese had already been turned by the feds into an informant and Sharpton fell right into their trap.

“Sharpton became a sting artist for the feds when he was himself stung. After the tape aired, Sharpton announced he was going to sue HBO for a billion bucks. Nothing has been heard of the lawsuit since then.

“Now, in his current presidential campaign [2004], Sharpton has been revealed as a wholly owned Republican subsidiary. Sharpton has been used by Republican operatives to discredit real contenders for the Democratic nomination. And the more prominent a place on the Democratic stage Sharpton can command, all the way to Boston, the more the Republicans can use the wisecracking but polarizing preacher-without-a-church as a bogeyman to frighten moderate voters away from the Democratic ticket.

“That’s the story behind the blockbuster report in the February 5 Village Voice, the L.A. Weekly’s sister paper in which veteran Voice investigative reporter Wayne Barrett and his team unveiled the malevolent forces keeping Sharpton’s campaign alive: ‘Roger Stone, the longtime Republican dirty-tricks operative who led the mob that shut down the Miami-Dade County recount and helped make George Bush president in 2000, is financing, staffing, and orchestrating the presidential campaign of Rev. Al Sharpton.’

“Who is Roger Stone? A slash-and-burn Republican black-bag election tamperer and consultant…Stone first made news in the Nixon Watergate scandal, when it was revealed that the 19-year-old apprentice McCarthyite had infiltrated George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign as part of CREEP’s sabotage plan.

“A few other highlights of Stone’s career as the boastful black prince of Republican sleaze: Stone helped Ollie North raise money for the Nicaraguan contras, and was a close associate of the notorious Lee Atwater (the GOP hit man who created the race-baiting Willie Horton TV spots for Bush 1988 presidential campaign).

“The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin in his excellent book, Too Close To Call, about the 2000 Florida election — details how Stone was summoned by Bush recount chief James Baker to disrupt the vote counting (Stone and his Cuban wife, Nydia, organized a screaming mob of Miami Cubans outside the headquarters of the canvassing board — Stone directed the mob by walkie-talkie from across the street — and intimidated the board into ending the count).

“On the stump, Rev. Al has frequently denounced the theft of the presidential election in Florida — which depended in large measure on invalidating black votes.

“For example, he told a Democratic National Committee meeting last October that ‘We are witnessing a nonmilitary civil war; it started with the recount in Florida.’ So, hopping into bed with Stone might strike many African-Americans as ‘ungodly’ hypocrisy. But the tale gets worse.

“When Sharpton launched a vicious attack on [Democrat] Howard Dean for his supposed ‘anti-black agenda,’ the man behind the curtain was Stone, who crowed to The New York Times that he ‘helped set the tone and direction’ of the blast at Dean, while the research for it was provided by the man Stone had installed as Sharpton’s campaign manager, Charles Halloran, one of a half-dozen top aides to Sharpton who worked for Stone in previous campaigns.

“A member of Stone’s stable who stays at Stone’s Central Park South apartment in New York while working for Sharpton, Halloran — just before taking over the Sharpton campaign — had been managing the parliamentary campaign for one of Stone’s numerous foreign clients: the United Bermuda Party, a white-led party trying to oust the resort island’s first black government.

“Since Rev. Al’s presidential campaign [2004] is really all about trying to succeed Jesse Jackson as America’s premier black political leader, the installation of Halloran is thus an odd choice indeed, one that can be explained only by Sharpton’s dependence on the money funneled into his campaign by Stone. (Halloran’s wife works for the infamous Carlyle Group, the military-industrial-complex giant of which Bush was a longtime officer.)

“Stone has acknowledged that he ‘helped Sharpton’ meet the 20-state, $5,000-contribution threshold required for federal matching funds….

“…Sharpton’s almost penniless campaign has been sustained only by money given or raised by [Republican] Stone or by Stone-arranged credit with consultants — without which the campaign would collapse. The [Village] Voice alleges that Stone loaned some $270,000 to Sharpton laundered through Rev. Al’s National Action Network (NAN), and that Stone rang up $18,000 on his credit card for Sharpton’s campaign-travel and other expenses.

“In the wake of these revelations, the Federal Election Commission is about to consider [2004] whether the Sharpton campaign expenses picked up by NAN with the money provided by Stone, and other unpaid-for campaign services provided by Stone and his chums, constitute illegal campaign contributions, according to The New York Times.

“The Stone revelations show that Rev. Al’s presidential campaign is nothing more than another scam he’s running on black Americans, one designed to undermine the movement to defeat George Bush. Fortunately, black voters aren’t as gullible as the cynical Sharpton thinks they are — they know an unprincipled huckster when they see one.

“Which is why Sharpton — despite the help from his GOP bedmates on which his campaign depends — has been rejected by significant majorities of African-Americans this year at the polls.”

(Doug Ireland is a New York-based media critic and commentator whose articles appear regularly in The Nation, Tom, and In These Times among many others. This article first appeared in the LA Weekly.)

power outside the matrix

Unfortunately, Sharpton, with lots of help from Barack Obama, has rehabbed his image and inserted himself, with significant effect, into the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown ops. From which no good thing is going to transpire, for black or white or brown or yellow or red people.

What is going on in Ferguson, and what went on in the Trayvon Martin case, are a lot deeper than they seem.

Ops within ops. Setting faction against faction. Race against race.

How far back do we need to go? The Clinton years and the Bush years and the Obama years are replete with major crimes that needed to be covered up.

What better way to achieve this end than to set race against race, distracting and frightening the population in the process, while further reducing the power of the people to take effective action against their political and economic bosses.

And to put the cherry on the cake, by the terms of these psyops every black person is supposed to side with “all black people,” and every white person is supposed to side with “all white people.”

That is a formula for doom.

It tries to makes the free and independent individual extinct.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

24 comments on “Staging Ferguson, a covert op, and Al Sharpton

  1. johnmarkmcguire says:

    Ferguson has been a covert op from Day 1. You don’t try to keep things civil by rolling tanks out into the street, as the local Ferguson police did in the immediate aftermath of the initial shooting. Beyond that, Missouri state authorities or US Federal authorities could have stepped in at any time, taken charge and diffused the situation, but instead they have allowed local Ferguson authorities to continue to raise the level of emotional outrage with the local citizens they are allegedly there ‘to protect and serve.’

  2. mickey white says:

    Poverty and Racism , another Charlie Smith video

  3. From Québec says:

    You can rest assure that there will be a lot of government’s provocateurs in Fergusson.

    It will be a test for the oncoming Martial Law.

    • jack says:

      Bingo. You hit the nail on the head.

    • SWIFT says:

      It was announced that 100 FBI agents have been sent to Ferguson preliminary to the announcement of the verdict on Ofc. Williams. What was not announced was that 10 FBI agents were there for law enforcement and 90 are present to be provocateurs. This is Holder’s way of promoting black unrest and gathering evidence of local law enforcement misbehavior. The lawless Holder will stoop to anything to foster unrest. Let’s see if he is successful and if his covert policy goes unnoticed.

  4. omanuel says:

    Thank you, Jon, for being one step ahead of Stalin’s propaganda artists and exposing their plan to manipulate public emotions to destroy the public’s right to self-governance.

  5. Daniel Noel says:

    Indeed, there are many reasons to believe that Fergusson is another shadow on Plato’s cave. I’ll add that fomenting acrimony and fear between blacks and whites has the advantage of distracting both groups against the one discrimination that would have a pragmatic basis: the discrimination of mentally healthy people versus essential psychopaths and similar extremely empathy-free individuals. These extremely egoistic mental deviants can wreak havoc against the majority of normal people. Identifying them and containing them with dignity would highly benefit not only the normal majority, but also, ironically, the mental deviants themselves. Isn’t it ironic that our culture teaches us so many reasons to fear our fellow humans, except the one that really matters?


  6. henry says:

    Nobody thinks that they are evil. Hitler thought he was making the world a better place by purifying the race and eliminating the weak. Stalin and Mao thought they were eliminating those who stood in the way of the socialist utopia. Sharpton may think he is actually improving the world by bringing up issues of inequity. In helping Republican established politicians, he may think that the damage that he thinks that they may do to people that look like him will actually cause black people to rise up and change the power equation. So, in the long run, he may think he is helping black people as well as him self.

    If the civilization principle is that one does not commit aggression against members of his group then one could think of them self as civilized if they divide people into friends and foes. Destroying their foes will not be deemed to be uncivilized.

    The idea that defined the word “American” is that governments are instituted to secure the unalienable rights that each man and woman has been endowed with. Simply put, you have the right to do anything that you want without violating the rights of others to do the same. Clearly, Hitler, Stalin, and Sharpton are not American because they don’t hold the American Ideal. As America is transformed into a police state, the defining concept is being lost. Those supporting the police state are reacting to the un-American behavior of less civilized people. But, in supporting the police state, they themselves are becoming less civilized. You may define those that commit aggression against you as evil but they probably do not.

    But what should be done to defend the civilization principle? The first thing is to promote the idea. Explaining why the actions of the fraudsters, banksters, corporatist, racists, and bureaucrats are un-American. If anyone who violates the non-aggression principle calls them self American then they are identity thieves. Point this out in every conversation. Don’t let them steal the word from you.

  7. great report. i have beleived this was race baiting operation for some time. i still find it strange how a nobody cop from ferguson can manage to not be seen or interviewed for over a 100 days… when, “cnn” a couple days after the incident, aired in front of his house. so, how is it possable? The only pictures of this guy are less than maybe five, and, even the [web] sites put together by his so called friends and fellow police, don’t have any new ones. I might sound crazy, but i think he was made up to fuel the narrative for a race war.

  8. christine says:

    The impoverished black community has been so for over 50 years ever sense Johnson’s War on Poverty and they still vote for Dems who have never done a thing for them, not that Repubs would have been any better.

  9. Mark says:

    The issues almost always boil down to “ruling class” versus “working class” and the ruling class wants to keep the public divided and bickering so they won’t notice the handful of people who are robbing us all blind – the people that Obama bailed out as soon as he entered office – the richest people in the world, in fact.


    FBI Considered “It’s A Wonderful Life” Communist Propaganda

  10. From Québec says:

    Good Lord! The cops are already trying to make things worse:

    ‘Totally innocent’ unarmed 28yo ‘accidentally’ shot dead by NYPD police


    “So here’s an unarmed, black 28 year old in the stairwell,” former City Councilmember Charles Barron said as quoted by CBS New York. “Two officers, one Asian, one white, fully armed. He’s unarmed, they meet on the stairwell and he winds up dead with a bullet in his chest. I want to hear the justification for this one. Don’t tell me the hallway was dimly lit. That’s no reason to kill a black man on a stairwell.”

    “The incident happened while a grand jury decision concerning Michael Brown’s death is awaited. Unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson by police officer Darren Wilson in August. The shooting caused riots in the area and tensions between police and the African-American community”.

  11. philostahl says:

    According to Casenet, this unarmed teenager (Michael Brown) was already charged with:

    Description: Burglary 1st Degree [Felony B RSMo: 569.160]

    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    Next Charge/Judgment

    Description: Armed Criminal Action [Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015]
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    Next Charge/Judgment

    Description: Assault 1st Degree Serious Physical Injury [Felony A RSMo: 565.050]
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    Next Charge/Judgment

    Description: Armed Criminal Action [Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015]
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST. ANN PD

  12. ozziethinker says:

    Jon, I hear you…this looks kosher and similar to police head “chook” Fowler caught with his hand in the till Kings Cross, Australia 1980’s which led to a Royal Commission.

    I am worried about funding of infowars. If you follow the money discretely you might find….guess who?

    You bet, “philanthropist” David (John) Rockefeller. Hey, but why would he want a “buy in”?

    Back both sides and make sure Alex “snake eyes” Jones toes the line “for the greater good”. Plenty of subjects Alex won’t touch, if you look at the detail. When he’s “cornered” outcomes are always the same.

    Guess that’s the “price” of publicity, eh? 😉

    • From Québec says:

      Infowars is funded by the listeners of his show who buy his health products, tee-shirts, books, etc… and by people with a membership to Prison Planet t,v,

    • prophetoftruth7676 says:

      its funny you say that i have noticed how hicks (lol) i mean joans has been useing ferguson fear to his full potential ,and he has mentioned how he thinks we should have a swiss system mutiple times and thats were the rockefeller bilderburgs rule the world from.

    • bleak says:

      Ozzie, I agree with you about “Infowars.” Jones plays the concerned journalist until he’s called on to disrupt something. Then, he’s the perfect agent provocateur. So many incidents confirm this. His tirades with Piers Morgan on gun rights (making anyone who backs gun rights look like he’s following a wacky “conspiracy theorist”), his harangues on the BBC, his disruption of peaceful protests, and, finally, the clue that led me to this observation, his denouncement of the late William Cooper as a drunk back in the 90’s. His stories are obviously cherry picked by those who want to promote discord and disharmony.

  13. From Québec says:

    Another one:

    Cleveland police officer shoots 12-year-old boy carrying BB gun
    Boy died in hospital early Sunday morning

  14. From Québec says:

    Ferguson grand jury fails to reach decision on Darren Wilson indictment

  15. From Québec says:

    Live Infowars Coverage of the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision | Live coverage begins at 7 P.M. CST.

  16. RockHeavyMetal.Com says:

    Civilization is when grand jury arraignment is required for every criminal and civil case. U.S. constitution does not provide for grand jury arraignment in civil cases because it is a scheme to abolish citizen control of civil court access. The fifth amendment requirement of grand jury arraignment will not be enforced by the mafia lawyer system or the groveling jesus cattle who want to die and go to heaven .

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