Iraq war veteran turned fractivist target of FBI

I knew the FBI was after my friend and Iraq war veteran, Ben Kessler, when they turned up on my blog using the search term “Ben Kessler.” The specificity of that search, like some other recent searches that landed the FBI on my site, is specific and leaves little doubt about what they are up to.

The article says the “FBI had received an anonymous complaint.”  I’m confident that I know who made the “anonymous complaint.”  Karma will catch up.

According to its 2002-05 terrorism report, “A terrorist incident is a violent act or an act dangerous to human life, in violation of the criminal laws of the United States, or of any state, to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

As a result, any act aimed to intimidate an individual or corporation that has a political or social goal qualifies.

UPDATE: I suggest you watch the informative video linked in the comments.

About Sharon Wilson

Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.


  1. Anonymous says

    Although the feds are our only hope for protection in Texas, be carefull off them also. Do not trust our government at any level for now! Do not be a “member” of anykind of organization. Just get informed and inform others.
    Remember the days of old–during the 1960’s–they got John Kennedy, Teddy Kennedy, and Martin Luther King!

  2. Anonymous2 says

    I still wonder when the FBI will catch on that industry is abusing them in this way. Anyone really think the vocal types at these sites are also secretly monkey wrenching fracking? Nope.

    Many of these companies are quite able to make massive blunders of their own. Wait until those plastic produced water lines fail on their own, all due to them not being compatible with what’s in the produced water. I’m still expecting some of those frackers to scream “sabotage!” when that happens, though.

    • Anoymous says

      Of course that’s what they will do when the pipe fails–it’s your fault. Also, we must be aware that the feds have always been somewhat friendly with O&G–because the feds need O&G to provide fuel for the military industrial complex–fuel for tanks, ships, etc. So, expect some help from the feds, but not a bunch–enough just to passify the complaintant.

  3. Tad Ghost Hole says

    Great link David. Disgusting! Police State bullshit! Stay safe and know your rights. Everyone needs to start rising up and confronting these fascists like the woman in that video.

  4. Tad Ghost Hole says

    Also is it not the height of irony and insanity that federal agents are asking a random innocent mother of five if she knows anyone who intends to commit illegal acts and violence? Time to find where that FBI agent lives and go to his door to ask him about his FBI and CIA buddies and all of their illegal violent acts.

  5. Anonymous says

    There are a lot of bad cops out there these days–all kinds snooping and spying on the ordinary citizens! The cops have become pretty much “militarized” and are operating like they are in a foreign country. Stay clear of all cops, district attorneys, local officials and cop orgs.