Saturday, October 01, 2011

FBI: Thwarting its Own Terror Plot again…

Glenn Greenwald.

The FBI has received substantial criticism over the past decade — much of it valid — but nobody can deny its record of excellence in thwarting its own Terrorist plots. Time and again, the FBI concocts a Terrorist attack, infiltrates Muslim communities in order to find recruits, persuades them to perpetrate the attack, supplies them with the money, weapons and know-how they need to carry it out — only to heroically jump in at the last moment, arrest the would-be perpetrators whom the FBI converted, and save a grateful nation from the plot manufactured by the FBI.

Last year, the FBI subjected 19-year-old Somali-American Mohamed Osman Mohamud to months of encouragement, support and money and convinced him to detonate a bomb at a crowded Christmas event in Portland, Oregon, only to arrest him at the last moment and then issue a Press Release boasting of its success. In late 2009, the FBI persuaded and enabled Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year old Jordanian citizen, to place a fake bomb at a Dallas skyscraper and separately convinced Farooque Ahmed, a 34-year-old naturalized American citizen born in Pakistan, to bomb the Washington Metro. And now, the FBI has yet again saved us all from its own Terrorist plot by arresting 26-year-old American citizen Rezwan Ferdaus after having spent months providing him with the plans and materials to attack the Pentagon, American troops in Iraq, and possibly the Capitol Building using “remote-controlled” model airplanes carrying explosives.

None of these cases entail the FBI’s learning of an actual plot and then infiltrating it to stop it. They all involve the FBI’s purposely seeking out Muslims (typically young and impressionable ones) whom they think harbor animosity toward the U.S. and who therefore can be induced to launch an attack despite having never taken even a single step toward doing so before the FBI targeted them. Each time the FBI announces it has disrupted its own plot, press coverage is predictably hysterical (new Homegrown Terrorist caught!), fear levels predictably rise, and new security measures are often implemented in response (the FBI’s Terror plot aimed at the D.C. Metro, for instance, led to the Metro Police announcing a new policy of random searches of passengers’ bags). I have several observations and questions about these matters:

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At 11:04 AM, Blogger Daniel Marks said...

How exactly is this connected to being anti-Israel?

Next thing you'll be writing about the Egyptian massacres of the Copts or the Syrian slaughter of the Kurds. You may have lost your focus.

Those Jews are building houses for heavens sake. Somebody has to stop them!

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Gert said...


”Those Jews are building houses for heavens sake. Somebody has to stop them!”

Unless Israel wants to sleepwalk into an inadvertent one state solution these Zionist settlers have to be stopped indeed, as even Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak understand.

Quit with the fake victimisation pose, it might bring a tear to the eyes of an imbecile like Millett but it doesn’t wash here.

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Daniel Marks said...

On the contrary, Gert, me old chum. I have described myself as a victim - I'm neither Copt nor Kurd.

What a wonderful Arab Spring it was! FaceBook, peaceful demonstrations and now back to killing each other as usual.

It's the Israeli settlers and their damned houses to blame. If you don't believe me as Ohlmert (before he goes to prison preferably) or Barak with his 2% popular support. They ought to know!

At 3:50 PM, Blogger Gert said...

I see you’ve gone back to full idiot mode. There’s nothing in your comment that’s worth refuting, not even the racism.

Next time comment with something worthwhile or I will delete it.


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