The following is a repost from houston.indymedia
taken from austin.indymedia which seems to be down since last night for whatever reason.I believe FBI ' Agent G. Charles Rasner' was part of the Waco, Texas Davidian massacre or suicidal fire as the FBI and Rasner would claim.A lot of far right Americans believe it was a massacre. David Koresh was a religious fanatic and he may well have had guns on his property,but to massacre men women and children or to create the psychological tension that would lead to a crisis situation and turn lose all the U.S. military industrial complex on one Texas farm house and kill them all when the FBI could have arrested one man,even if it was simply incompetence on a scale hard to imagine ?
And then a perpetrator or bunglar on the side of militaristic over reaction in the Waco tragedy has the nerve to call indymedia free speech supporters and a group 'food not bombs' that gives away vegetarian meals 'terrorists' ! ? Truly when the Bush Regime confines 'free speech' to a cage or 'corral' what more does Mr. Rasner want in his rage to gut the Constitution and the First Amendent ?
America has become a fascist police state almost overnight and one paradox that is contrary to what some might claim our American 'Jews'(not to mention Florida's African-American population) would have saved us had their votes not been stolen in 2000 with those same old IBM punch card ballots the Nazis used to track German Jews in pre WWII Nazi Germany.
Now we are all victims to another religious cult that resides outside Waco and in Washington D.C.. David Koresh has been replaced in Waco,Texas by the much more dangerous W Bush Cult and the NSA, FBI,CIA,etc. spying on Americans and computer voting does not look promising when we still have no paper trail.
Blog of law student who attended FBI Charles Rasner
'lecture' at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin
Photo Charles Rasner from 'The Military Order of the World Wars',Austin,Texas Chapter
FBI names Austin Indymedia, Food Not Bombs and “Anarchists” to Domestic Terrorist Watch Li
by Liz repost by @ Saturday March 11, 2006 at 07:08 PM
Austin's highly unprofessional FBI field office, famously staffed with bumbling losers, names IndyMedia a terrorist org...
In a guest lecture at the University of Texas School of Law on Wednesday, FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent G. Charles Rasner listed Indymedia, Food Not Bombs, and the Communist Party of Texas as “Terrorist Watch” cause groups in Austin.
Rasner gave a presentation entitled “Counter-Terrorism Efforts in Texas” to a U.S. Law and National Security class at the Law School. He used PowerPoint slides to illustrate the nature of the terrorist threat in Central Texas. The word “Unclassified” appeared prominently in bold red letters on the opening PowerPoint slide.
Listing three categories of cause groups potentially linked to terrorist activity, Rasner named white supremacist groups, Islamic terrorist groups, and Anarchists. When asked what anarchist activity in Austin the FBI was investigating, Rasner referred the questioner to the Ted Kaczynski Unabomber case, claiming that Kaczynski “was an anarchist.” He did not discuss Austin-specific anarchist activity when pressed.
Rasner used a map of Texas to illustrate the existence of the three kinds of terrorist groups in the state. Austin was listed as a site of all three kinds of terrorist activity.
Rasner then placed the FBI’s Central Texas “Terrorist Watch List” on the screen. On a list of approximately ten groups, Food Not Bombs was listed seventh. Indymedia was listed tenth, with a reference specifically to IndyConference 2005. The Communist Party of Texas also made the list. Rasner explained that these groups could have links to terrorist activity. He noted that peaceful-sounding group names could cover more violent extremist tactics.
Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer organization that recovers food that would otherwise be thrown out and serves vegetarian meals to the public at no cost. Austin Indymedia is an open newswire in which readers may publish news, events, and commentary.
In response to a questioner, Rasner stated that the FBI will attend activist group meetings whenever it suspects that the group might engage in illegal activity. He said that he saw no problem with an agent failing to represent himself as a representative of the FBI and implied that the practice was common.
Student Elizabeth Wagoner requested a copy of the PowerPoint presentation at the end of the class. Rasner refused, claiming the presentation was private government property. He then refused a request for the contact information of the FOIA officer in his bureau, saying it “was not worth [his] time”.
A copy of the PowerPoint presentation has been requested via the Freedom of Information Act. We will publish the presentation on Indymedia as soon as it becomes available.