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Response to MN2theMax (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 02:26 PM

15. Agent provocateur

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_provocateur

An agent provocateur (French for "inciting agent" is a person who commits or who acts to entice another person to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act, so as to ruin the reputation or entice legal action against the target or a group they belong to or are perceived to belong to. They may target any group, such as a peaceful protest or demonstration, a union, a political party or a company.

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But I would argue it's the incitement that's important here. I don't see the need for those used to make violence to be the intended fall guys. It's sufficient that the agent provocateur has an objective and incites someone else to do the deed, allowing the agent provocateur to walk away relatively unscathed.

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