The FBI, CIA, and other government agencies will do anything in their power to prevent the rise of a Black Messiah or an organization that will lead the masses into a new age of consciousness. Control is the business of government, and they want to keep business as usual. That means they will sabotage, spy on, and illegally imprison the very same people that its supposed to be working for. And with the recent discovery of Jesse Jackson Jr as an informant, and the whole FBI spy debacle, we can see that COINTEL pro hasnt gone anywhere. If you are running any kind of organization, you should be aware of this fact by keeping an eye out for informants and infiltrators.
“Good informant, good case. Bad informant, bad case. No informant, no case.” (Police saying)
So how do you identify an informant?
Let me begin by saying that these are just a few of the techniques that organizations can use within their group. I dont go into detail here, nor do I list all of my organization’s strategies because doing so would be as dumb as the Steelers giving the Packers their playbook, feel me? So here we go.
Understand What An Informant Is
There are four types of informants used by law enforcement:
1. Basic Lead Informant – ex-wives, ex-girlfriends, ex-employers, ex-associates, or ex-customers who want to get even. Most useful and accurate at revealing the location of persons or property and potential next actions (example: one of Malcolm’s right-hand men, and the same man who sat next to Sister Betty Shabazz in this video).
2. Participant Informant — usually a go-between or arrestee turned informant who helps police instigate a sting, sabotage, or lure a suspect into surveillance (example: Darthard Perry, an FBI informant that burned down the Watts Writer’s Workshop)
3. Covert Informant — usually someone deep inside an organization with a falling out or difference of opinion and wants to provide spot intelligence over a period of time as long as their identity is protected and a pleasant future guaranteed for them (example: Herbert Boulin, the owner of a Harlem-based black doll company. As Garvey and the U.N.I.A. increasingly came under attack from internal dissenters, black critics, and the federal government, one of the few people Garvey confided in was Boulin.)
4. Accomplice-witness Informant — usually a co-defendant in a criminal case who agrees to testify for the prosecution and/or do one last undercover operation (by being wired for sound)
Be Proactive and Paranoid
An informant isnt going to let you know that they are informants, so you will have to proactively seek them out. Yes, that means you will always be paranoid. The CIA is paranoid. The White House is paranoid. Executives are paranoid. Military leadership is paranoid.
Be paranoid or be dead – you choose.
Anyway, informants will do certain things to make their actions known. After all, they are usually not trained CIA agents, their just being coached by them. Here are three mistakes “flips” (informants) usually make:
1. They want access from jump - As soon as they join, they jockey for positions that allow access to data, such as membership lists and accounts information, and are super helpful – offering to ferry people to protests, take them home afterwards.
2. They are super social, but do little to reveal their personal lives – They come on board and immediately start talking to everyone and participating in everything thats going on. All the other members seem to be social with them. He or she actively solicits information from other members (Are you married? What do you do here?) But Where are their wives and kids? Why didn’t they bring them in to the meeting? Where do they work? Can we stop by sometime? Where do they live? Are they willing to sign a release of information to monitor all of their communications with government agencies?
3. They try to get shit crackin – If your organization isnt breaking the law outright, they will try to provoke you to. They “know a guy who can get us some bomb material”, or suggest rioting or tearing some shit up. If your organization is pro marijuana reform, they “know a guy who can get us some good shit”.
The best way to prevent moles in the first place is by controlling information (protecting computer-stored information from unauthorized use or modification and by allowing conversations to take place only over secured lines – see SIPRNET and TACTICAL CHAT) and establishing security clearances based on need to know.
Lets say the United States actually has alien technology, like a crashed spaceship. You cant get your hands on it because (1) You dont know where it is (they control that information) and (2) even if you knew where it was, you dont have the security clearance to access the facility or even get onto the base where its being held.
Wikileaks wouldnt have happened if the Army didnt grant Secret clearances to guys who had barely served a full enlistment. Did lowly Private have any need to know what information was exchanged on Department of Defense SIPRNETs?
On top of need-to-know based security systems, much of your time and energy has to be devoted to protecting what you and your people say and do online…WATCH YOUR MOUTHS ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK! The government has programs that work better than any informant ever could; programs like Project Carnivore.
But prevention is another topic for another day, and again, Im not giving my team’s playbook away.
Anyway, I encourage every organization out there, including the Moorish Science Temple of America, the Collective Black Peoples Movement, and the New Black Panther Party to take a good look at who has access to what information in your organization, establish a system of screening and granting clearances, and build on the techniques here. We really need to devote energy to protecting the integrity of our precious movements!