Is the FBI Encouraging Terrorist Plots In Order to Stop Them and Boost Their Success Rate?

Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has praised its agents numerous times for thwarting terrorist plots. Some of these conspiracies, however, have been aided, if not encouraged, by FBI agents accused of practically putting explosives into the hands of those arrested.
In an opinion piece published by The New York Times, David Shipler, author of The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties, cites several examples of culprits provided phony missiles or explosives by undercover FBI officials.
“This is legal, but is it legitimate?” wrote Shipler. “Without the F.B.I., would the culprits commit violence on their own? Is cultivating potential terrorists the best use of the manpower designed to find the real ones?”
Some suspects “naïvely played their parts,” according to Shipler. Others were “ambivalent, incompetent and adrift, like hapless wannabes looking for a cause that the informer or undercover agent skillfully helps them find.”
In one case, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a college student in Oregon, tried to blow up a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland using a van loaded with fake explosives, all of which the FBI gave him. In addition, the bureau had an undercover agent drive the vehicle, leaving Mohamud to ride along with his hand on the trigger. Unbeknownst to Mohamud, the cell phone he tried to use to set off the bomb could no nothing but get him arrested for trying to commit mass murder.
In the case of drug dealer James Cromitie, it took the FBI and its informer 11 months to finally convince him to plant fake bombs at two synagogues in the Bronx. Although Judge Colleen McMahon sentenced Cromitie to 25 years in prison, she added, “Only the government could have made a ‘terrorist’ out of Mr. Cromitie, whose buffoonery is positively Shakespearean in its scope.”
-Noel Brinkerhoff
To Learn More:
Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I. (by David Shipler, New York Times)

Homegrown Terrorism or Entrapment? (by Noel Brinkerhoff and David Wallechinsky, AllGov) 


Exploitationist 12 years ago
is the fbi encouraging terrorist plots in order to stop them and boost their success rate? thats how police departments get their funding increased. so why not... i believe the feds are creating a "terror" image to the public for justification to incarcerate the innocent and strip us of our rights. its not cool boys! money isnt everything to us. "remember its not what you can do for your government, its what your government should be doing for you."
geral 12 years ago
the fbi are the most dangerous terrorists on earth: part one: part two: the fbi assassins control police and at the same time train their police serial killers. the fbi/cia/police/vigilantes have a message for the target: we intend to the president 'presides' over fbi/cia sponsored chaos, murder and global terror. the world's population must focus on the real problem: the fbi/cia cointelpro which in one form or another threatens all peoples: for the layman, 'cointelpro' may be loosely defined as information and technology systematically used by government agents and operatives (particularly fbi/cia) who, while asserting powerful influence over all branches of government at all levels (including the judiciary), engage in torture, imprisonment or murder of an expanding number of targets. a form of genocide is apparently in the making whereby a massive program (sometimes referred to as 'cointelpro') is now underway to remove/kill/control large numbers of people. only a few targets have credibility because an integral part of the deadly operation is to discredit people who try to report the crimes associated with such operations. ps:

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