OP, I really wanted to hear the story from an objective stand point, and I thought that's what I was getting from you up until "I knew he was a government provacateur".
What do we need on ATS more than anything? A clear distinction between objectivity and editorials. I want to know what happened, what you saw and
knew, not what you thought. If you want to give your opinion afterwards, that's fine, but tell us the objective story first and in a distinctly
different section of your narrative.
You can't get objectivity from the mass media, and it looks like ATS is sliding more and more towards sensationalism instead of rational discussion
and objective truths with clearly labeled opinions.
You may have been there, but it's obvious you're biased, and so I don't trust you anymore than I do the reports on msnbc, cnn, or fox.