- Why does the FBI orchestrate fake terror plots?
- The latest one snared Osman Mohamud, a Somali-American
teenager in Portland, Oregon. The Associated Press report by William Mall
and Nedra Pickler (11-27-10) is headlined in Yahoo News: "Somali-born
teen plotted car-bombing in Oregon."
- This is a misleading headline as the report makes it
clear that it was a plot orchestrated by federal agents. Two sentencesinto
the news report we have this: "The bomb was an elaborate fake
supplied by the [FBI] agents and the public was never in danger, authorities
- The teenager was supplied with a fake bomb and a fake
- Three sentences later the reporters contradict the quoted
authorities with a quote from Arthur Balizan, special agent in charge of
the FBI in Oregon: "The threat was very real."
- The reporters then contradict Balizan: "White House
spokesman Nick Shapiro said Saturday that president Barack Obama was aware
of the FBI operation before Friday's arrest. Shapiro said Obama was assured
that the FBI was in full control of the operation and that the public was
not in danger."
- Then Shapiro contradicts himself by declaring: "The
events of the past 24 hours underscore the necessity of remaining vigilant
against terrorism here and abroad."
- The story arrives at its Kafka highpoint when President
Obama thanks the FBI for its diligence in saving us from the fake plot
the FBI had fabricated.
- After vacillating between whether they are reporting
a real plot or a orchestrated one, the reporters finally come down on the
side of orchestration. Documents released by US Attorney Dwight Holton
"show the sting operation began in June." Obviously, the targeted
Portland teenager was not hot to trot. The FBI had to work on him for six
months. The reporters compare "the Portland sting" to the recent
arrest in Virginia of Faroque Ahmed who was ensnared in a "bombing
plot that was a ruse conducted over the past six months by federal officials."
- Think about this. The FBI did a year's work in order
to convince two people to participate in fake plots.
- If you are not too bright and some tough looking guys
accost you and tell you that they are Al Qaeda and expect your help in
a terrorist operation, you might be afraid to say no, or you might be thrilled
to be part of a blowback against an American population that is indifferent
to their government's slaughter of people of your ethnicity in your country
of origin. Whichever way it falls, it is unlikely the ensnared person would
ever have done anything beyond talk had the FBI not organized them into
action. In other cases the FBI entices people with money to participate
in its fake plots.
- Since 9/11, the only domestic "terrorist plot"
that I recall that was not obviously organized by the FBI is the "Times
Square plot" to which Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to trying to set
off a car bomb in Manhattan. This plot, too, is suspicious. One would
think that a real terrorist would have a real bomb, not a smoke bomb.
- In his May 19, 2009 article (reprinted Nov. 27, 2010),
Joe Quinn collects some of the fake plots, some of which were validated
by torture confessions and others by ignorant and fearful juries. The US
government comes up with a plot, an accused, and tortures him until he
confesses, or the government fabricates a case and takes it to jurors who
know that they cannot face their neighbors if they let off a media-declared
- Perhaps the most obvious of these cases is "the
Miami seven," a hapless group of Christian-Zionist-Muslims that called
themselves the "Sea of David" and were quietly living in a Florida
warehouse awaiting biblical end times. Along came the FBI posing as Al
Qaeda and offered them $50,000 and an Al Qaeda swearing-in ceremony.
- The FBI told them that they needed to blow up the Sears
Tower in Chicago and various government buildings. An honest reporter at
Knight Ridder revealed: "The Justice (sic) Department unveiled the
arrests with an orchestrated series of news conferences in two cities,
but the severity of the charges compared with the seemingly amateurish
nature of the group raised concerns among civil libertarians," who
noted that the group had "no weapons, no explosives."
- The Justice (sic) Department and tamed media made a big
show out of the "militaristic boots" worn by the hapless "plotters,"
but the FBI had bought the boots for them.
- The biggest piece of evidence against the hapless group
was that they had taken photos of "targets" in Florida, but the
US government had equipped them with cameras.
- The US government even rented cars for its dupes to drive
to take the pictures.
- It turns out that the group only wanted the $50,000,
but an American jury convicted them anyhow.
- When the US government has to go to such lengths to create
"terrorists" out of hapless people, an undeclared agenda is being
served. What could this agenda be?
- The answer is many agendas. One agenda is to justify
wars of aggression that are war crimes under the Nuremberg standard
created by the US government itself. One way to avoid war crimes charges
is to create acts of terrorism that justify the naked aggressions against
- Another agenda is to create a police state. A police
state can control people who object to their impoverishment for the benefit
of the superrich much more easily than can a democracy endowed with constitutional
- Another agenda is to get rich. Terror plots, whether
real or orchestrated, have created a market for security. Dual Israeli
citizen Michael Chertoff, former head of US Homeland Security, is the lobbyist
who represents Rapiscan, the company that manufactures the full body porno-scanners
that, following the "underwear bomber" event, are now filling
up US airports. Homeland Security has announced that they are going to
purchase the porno-scanners for trains, buses, subways, court houses, and
sports events. How can shopping malls and roads escape? Recently on Interstate
20 west of Atlanta, trucks had to drive through a similar device. Everyone
has forgotten that the underwear bomber lacked required documents and was
escorted aboard the airliner by an official.
- The "war on terror" provides an opportunity
for a few well-connected people to become very rich. If they leave Americans
with a third world police state, they will be living it up in Gstaad.
- This despite the fact that everyone on the planet knows
that it is not lactating mothers, children, elderly people in walkers and
wheelchairs, members of Congress, members of the military, nuns, and so
on, who are members of Al Qaeda plotting to bring aboard a bomb in their
underwear, their shoes, their shampoo and face creams.
- Indeed, bombs aboard airliners are a rare event.
- What is it really all about? Could it be that the US
government needs terrorist events in order to completely destroy the US
Constitution? On November 24, National Public Radio broadcast a report by
Dina Temple-Raston: "Administration officials are looking at the possibility
of codifying detention without trial and are awaiting legislation that
is supposed to come out of Congress early next year." Of course, the
legislation will not come out of Congress. It will be written by Homeland
Security and the Justice (sic) Department. The impotent Congress will merely
- The obliteration of habeas corpus, the most necessary
and important protection of liberty ever institutionalized in law and governing
constitution, has become necessary for the US government, because a jury
might acquit an alleged or mock "terrorist" or framed person
whom the US government has declared prior to the trial will be held forever
in indefinite detention even if acquitted in a US court of law. The attorney
general of the United States has declared that any "terrorist"
that he puts on trial who is acquitted by a jury will remain in detention
regardless of the verdict. Such an event would reveal the total lawlessness
of American "justice."
- The United States of America, "the city upon the
hill," "the light unto the world," has become Nazi Germany.
It was the practice of the Gestapo to ignore court verdicts and to execute
or hold indefinitely the cleared defendant in the camps. The Obama regime
is in the process of completing Dick Cheney's dream by legislating the
legality of indefinite detention. American law has collapsed to the dungeons
of the Dark Ages.
- This Nazi Gestapo policy is now thedeclared policy of
the US Department of Justice (sic).
- Anyone who thinks the United States is a free society
where people have liberty, "freedom and democracy" is uninformed.
- Paul Craig Roberts