Wirecutter over at the “Knuckledraggin’ My Life Away” blog posted a link to a Sunday Times article that I had been planning to post. In it the author talks about a number of terrorist plots — a suicide bombing, a synagogue bombing, Stinger missile attacks, etc — that were facilitated by, if not conceived-of and executed by, our FBI. Does that make sense to you, gentle reader?
Basically, the FBI is going out and finding some easily-manipulated fools, and talking them into carrying out “attacks” that they can then use to pull off a big bust. They then bask in adoring press coverage and get additional funding for more operations. They quote a former federal prosecutor who said,
“You’re not going to be able to go to a street corner and find somebody who’s already blown something up,” he said. Therefore, the usual goal is not “to find somebody who’s already engaged in terrorism but find somebody who would jump at the opportunity if a real terrorist showed up in town.”
How is this different from actual terrorist recruiters, except for the outcome? The only reason it’s not considered entrapment is because “many suspects are ‘warned about the seriousness of their plots and given opportunities to back out’ — many, but not always. Sometimes they’re actually coaxed to continue, even to the extent that FBI agents will drive them to the target!
This is complete and utter bullshit, and not the America I remember.
Oh, and speaking of the FBI — one of their favorite things to do is infiltrate “extremist” groups. Keep that in mind, friends, as you’re planning and attending Liberty Summits. You’ve no doubt already been infiltrated by the Feds, and the guys shouting loudest for direct action are probably them. Please be careful — we don’t need yet another Waco or Ruby Ridge.