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Man Who Armed, Trained Black Panthers in 1960s was FBI Informant

The man who gave the Black Panther Party some of its first firearms and weapons training – which preceded fatal shootouts with Oakland police in the turbulent 1960s – was an undercover FBI informer, according to a former bureau agent and an FBI report.

One of the Bay Area’s most prominent radical activists of the era, Richard Masato Aoki was known as a fierce militant who touted his street-fighting abilities. He was a member of several radical groups before joining and arming the Panthers, whose members received international notoriety for brandishing weapons during patrols of the Oakland police and a protest at the state Legislature.

Source: California Watch. Read full article. (link)

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    Between this revelation and the recent FBI-instigated "terror plots", I find myself wondering if EVERY successful terrorist attack on the U.S. has had the feds complicit in it, or at least looking the other way?

    We can even add Pearl Harbor to the list, technically speaking.

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