FBI's 15,000 strong army of agent provocateurs terrorize America to legitimize the "lone wolf" fear tactic
An effort by the FBI to stop terrorist attacks on US soil before they begin has turned into (or perhaps by design always was) a propaganda tool to legitimize the fear of "lone wolves." If we are to fight a war on terror, then we need terrorists to fight, right?
The big boys and girls in charge made the decision to create a nation wide chain of domestic spies to infiltrate communities and seek out the most vulnerable potential "radical" individual to persuade into becoming a terrorist. Once the FBI informant picks his target he gains the trust of the individual. The informant will then began the process of creating a "lone wolf" terrorist to later bust and parade around on the news as a "thwarted terror plot".
A detailed and well researched report published on MotherJones.com on this topic begins with a story in which two men become friends at a local Mosque. James Cromitie, an angry bigoted man who later changed his name to Abdul Rahman after converting to Islam, and his new found friend who went by Maqsood, are having a discussion about progressing the jihad against the west.
Maqsood had told Rahman that he was an agent for a Pakistani terror group and was sent to build a team to continue the jihad against the United States. He asked Rahman what his ideal target would be if he had the resources to do so. Rahman said a bridge would be his choice.
Maqsood, knowing that a bridge is much to difficult a task to pull off offers a more realistic idea to the man who other wise would not be planing a terror attack.
"But bridges are too hard to be hit," Maqsood pleaded, "because they're made of steel."Maqsood, the so called Pakistani terror group agent who in reality is a FBI agent, then reminds his impressionable new friend of the success of the Mumbai attacks. He pointed out how the attack which targeted hotels, cafes and a Jewish center gained round the clock media coverage.
After some discussion the pair decided on a plot to bomb synagogues in the Bronx and fire missiles at passenger planes from the Hudson Valley. Maqsood promises to provide all the weapons and resources needed to carry out the attack, offering two missiles to the potential new recruit.
"We have two missiles, okay?" he offered. "Two Stingers, rocket missiles."
The report also reveals that in the majority of sting operations, the conversations were unrecorded to avoid any entrapment charges that could cause the case to be dismissed. In the high-profile case of "the Newburgh 4" an informant infiltrated a Muslim community and encouraged and enabled four local men to carry out a series of attacks. Those men may have never actually carried out an attack, but once the informant offered them a plot and a pair of missiles, they agreed. Defense attorneys cried entrapment, but the men still were sentenced to 25 years each.
"The problem with the cases we're talking about is that defendants would not have done anything if not kicked in the ass by government agents," Martin Stolar tells Mother Jones. Stolar represented the suspect involved in a New York City bombing plot that was set-up by FBI agents. "They're creating crimes to solve crimes so they can claim a victory in the war on terror." For their part, the FBI says this method is a plan for "preemption," "prevention" and "disruption."
Read the full investigative report by Trevor Aaronson on motherjones.com for a more in depth look at this FBI operation.