Im sure all of this is just coincidence

https://help.riseup.net/en/seizure-2012-april

“On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 16:00 Eastern Time, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility shared by Riseup Networks and May First/People Link in New York City. The seized server was operated by the European Counter Network (“ECN”), the oldest independent internet service provider in Europe, who, among many other things, provided an anonymous remailer service, Mixmaster, that was the target of an FBI investigation into the bomb threats against the University of Pittsburgh.”

See, without the help from Anonymous, the Occupy movement would not have gotten off the ground. This is why the creators went to Anonymous first. Then a funny thing happened-they (Anonymous) kept breaking the law. Now the two groups are one in the same in the eyes of investigators. And since everyone was “anonymous” they had to treat everyone in the groups as a potential suspect. Nice job guys.

Rule 1# in Fed seizures: Come up with a good enough excuse to seize something even though you are looking for something else. Solving the bomb threats is plausible and noble. But I know what they are looking for…

In Andrew Breitbarts last interview he specifically cited the Occupy’s involvement with Michael Moore and also Anonymous. This wasnt a mystery. The troubling aspect was that activists had turn to the technique of SWAT’ing their opponents to silence them. Breitbart specifically makes reference to an incident in New Jersey as well as another California involving a District Attorney. So we are going to take this one at a time. First, Michael and the Occupy Movement came in the middle of the criminal activity. But here is a post from the Riseup mailing lists for posterity. Then below we will get to the meat of this.

Date: Tue Feb 28 01:14:49 EST 2012
From: occupy_antisuppression-owner@lists.riseup.net
Subject: [occupy_antisuppression] Anonymous re-tweets, MichaelMoore.com posts
To: occupy_antisuppression@lists.riseup.net

MichaelMoore.com just put an alert at the top of the site:
DO SOMETHING Tuesday:
Stand with Occupy!
Join rallies against police suppression of OCCUPY at 4:00 PM
local time in New York City, Chicago, Houston, Cleveland,
Minneapolis/St. Paul and Hollywood
with a link.

Anonymous tweeted to its 540K followers, including a link to the youtube
on dontsuppressows.org.  Which is good!

Anonymous ‏ @AnonySwingRT YourAnonNews : #DontSuppressOWS rallies nationwide on Feb 28 |
is.gd/B8axRV | VIDEO: youtu.be/2xMxzGEDQh4 | Follow hash #F28 ...
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Or just look at the Occupy Olympia contact page-points right to Riseup. occupyolympia[dot]org/contact

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The Michael Moore angle is not relevant to the seizure. The point that I am trying to make is that law enforcement was already closing in. (And we have seen a good number of arrests already) Too many victims and the crimes were getting serious. i.e. the SWATtings, the bitcoin heist, the hacks of databases, releasing personal and sensitive information, and the money trail (Stay tuned for details on that)

Andrew Breitbart Last Interview on Hugh Hewitt Listen to the audio. In the last minutes of the show Andrew describes the conundrum; how he has become a priority target of the group. One blog that has published all the details about their SWATTing, and Breitbart makes specific reference to is Crying Wolfe

So back to my original point. A few bad anonymous apples increased the scope of the investigation. Now everyone is a target. If they solve the bomb threats, good for them. But investigators and prosecutors we’rent really after Al Capone for tax evasion. BUt now Riseup, who was really nothing more than a group of activists got pulled in. That sucks for them and I guarantee 99.9% of the people involved in Riseup had nothing to do with any of the crimes that were committed; including the convenient excuse of needing to track down these bomb threats. But again, thats an excuse. They want to track down the crimes that actually happened

My point proven further into the press release:

“We sympathize with the University of Pittsburgh community who have had to deal with this frightening disruption for weeks. We oppose such threatening actions. However, taking this server won’t stop these bomb threats. The only effect it has is to also disrupt e-mail and websites for thousands of unrelated people,” continues Mr. Theriot-Orr. “Furthermore, the network of anonymous remailers that exists is not harmed by taking this machine. So we cannot help but wonder why such drastic action was taken when authorities knew that the server contained no useful information that would help in their investigation.”

“Frightening”, and “oppose such threatening actions”. Yeah…how do you think Crying Wolfe felt when he was dragged out of his house at gun point by police for retweeting something?

End Note: Barrett Brown is being a punk again; he cant help it. I’ll be addressing this later today.