What fools we’ve been! It was all a setup! There was no sniper who shot and killed five Dallas policemen in cold blood. Or worse still, there was a sniper, and the five cops who died were all sacrificial lambs.
Whichever way it went down, the whole shebang on Thursday was a frame-up designed for the express purpose of make the Black Lives Matter movement look bad.
For my money, BLM doesn’t need any help looking silly (by, for example, shutting down major traffic arteries as a form of protest that has as an antecedent holding one’s breath during the toddler years). Nevertheless, the above conspiracy theory has been advanced on Twitter by the group’s own Johnetta Elzie:
COINTELPRO, should the term fail to ring a bell, is an acronym (derived from COunter INTELligence PROgram) for a covert, at times illegal, domestic-spying program launched in 1956 under the auspices of the FBI. COINTELPRO kept tabs on assorted radical fringe groups such as the Communists, the Ku Klux Klan, the Black Panthers, and Socialist Workers Party. It was ultimately disbanded in 1971, following criticism.
Elzie’s admission that she will not let go of the “fact” that the program still exists is a conspiracy theory within a conspiracy theory.
As for the tweets as a whole, I am unaware that public opinion has shifted “to strongly support” Black Lives Matter (not even the liberally biased Pew Research Center can manage to put lipstick on that pig).