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Typical government handling of potential terrorists

And here the government shows us the difference in how they handle terrorism masterminded and incited by the FBI and that which isn’t.

When the DHS knows there’s an active terrorist running around, they’ll pull out all the stops and deny the guy’s green card application.  Other than that, the guy is free to work and roam and gather resources and bomb a public place.

While on the other hand, the FBI is out finding an aimless, impressionable hobo without any resources whatsoever, egg him into doing something grandiose, give him money to buy supplies and introduce him to suppliers from whom to buy explosives, help him plan the whole thing, then swoop in and arrest him in the act.

So on the one hand, the feds know there’s a possible terrorist running around and do nothing about it, while on the other hand, they create a terrorist out of whole cloth in order to stop him in the act and claim victory in the War on Terror.

What are we paying these guys for again?

FBI Masterminds, Funds, Plans, and Helps Execute May Day OWS Terror Plot In Order To Foil It

And we have to ask again: Would there even be any domestic terror without the FBI?

But like the vast majority of the “terror” plots supposedly foiled by the federal government in recent years, there is little doubt thus far that the alleged plot to blow up the bridge was cultivated from start to finish by the FBI. In fact, just a few days before the anarchists were arrested, author David Shipler, who wrote the book Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America, discussed the absurdity of manufacturing terrorists to stop terror in a piece for the New York Times.

“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?” wondered Shipler. “Judging by their official answers, the F.B.I. and the Justice Department are sure of themselves — too sure, perhaps.”

According to Shipler and the sources he cited in the Times piece, government agents normally target people for their speech at first. When they find somebody dumb or naïve enough to play along, the FBI often prods the vulnerable individuals into working with the government to hatch a half-baked plot. Government agents, of course, run the show from the beginning — even providing the bogus bombs and sometimes offering huge cash payments.

via FBI Dupes May Day Anarchists into Bogus Terror Plot.

An FBI guy weighs-in on the uselessness of the TSA

TSA has never, (and I invite them to prove me wrong), foiled a terrorist plot or stopped an attack on an airliner. Ever. They crow about weapons found and insinuate that this means they stopped terrorism. They claim that they can’t comment due to “national security” implications. In fact, if they had foiled a plot, criminal charges would have to be filed. Ever hear of terrorism charges being filed because of something found during a TSA screening? No, because it’s never happened. Trust me, if TSA had ever foiled a terrorist plot, they would buy full-page ads in every newspaper in the United States to prove their importance and increase their budget.

And he should know — the FBI has been responsible for every domestic terrorism attempt since 9/11.

TSA’s de facto policy to this point has been to react to the latest thing tried by a terrorist, which is invariably something that Al Qaeda identified as a technique not addressed by current screening. While this narrows Al Qaeda’s options, their list of attack ideas remains long and they are imaginative. Therefore, if TSA continues to react to each and every new thing tried, three things are certain:

1. Nothing Al Qaeda tries will be caught the first time because it was designed around gaps in TSA security.
2. It is impossible to eliminate all gaps in airline security.
3. Airline security screening based on eliminating every vulnerability will therefore fail because it is impossible. But it will by necessity become increasingly onerous and invasive on the travelers.

He gives lots and lots of examples of how and why the TSA is guaranteed to never contribute anything positive to airline security, while continuing to be an ever-growing behmoth of waste.  Unfortunately, he fails to mention the TSA is full of criminals, perverts, and pedophiles, stealing from passengers, sexually assaulting children, and physically abusing the old and afflicted.

via gmancasefile: TSA: Fail.

FBI Organizes Almost All Terror Plots in the US

The report reveals that the FBI regularly infiltrates communities where they suspect terrorist-minded individuals to be engaging with others. Regardless of their intentions, agents are sent in to converse within the community, find suspects that could potentially carry out “lone wolf” attacks and then, more or less, encourage them to do so. By providing weaponry, funds and a plan, FBI-directed agents will encourage otherwise-unwilling participants to plot out terrorist attacks, only to bust them before any events fully materialize.

In summary: undercover FBI agents and informants find lazy, poor, minorities, offer them funding, materials, plans, and opportunity, then arrest them and throw ’em in jail and call it a Victory for Freedom.

That’s not freedom, in my book.

via FBI Organizes Almost All Terror Plots in the US.

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Given the credible estimate that we’ve spent $1 trillion on anti-terrorism security (this does not include our many foreign wars), that’s $62.5 billion per life saved. Is there any other risk that we are even remotely as crazy about?

Note that everyone who died was shot with a gun. No Islamic extremist has been able to successfully detonate a bomb in the U.S. in the past ten years, not even a Moltov cocktail. (In the U.K. there has only been one successful terrorist bombing in the last ten years; the 2005 London Underground attacks.) And almost all of the 33 incidents (34 if you add LAX) have been either lone actors, with no ties to al Qaeda [emphasis mine].

And of the successful attacks, such as the Fort Hood shooter, there were plenty of warnings from people and agents on the ground, which were ignored or dismissed by higher-ups in the FBI, which facilitated the success of those incidents.

via Schneier on Security: Terrorism in the U.S. Since 9/11.

Are they sure it was the Navy Seals that got bin Laden?

With every change in the “official” account of the slaying of Osama bin Laden, it sounds more and more like a standard botched no-knock ATF drug raid at the wrong street address.  Was it really the elite Seal Team Six in there?

The next day, however, the White House spokesman admitted bin Laden “was not armed.” Trying to save face and justify the killing of an unarmed man, the spokesman added, without elaborating, that “resistance does not require a firearm.”

More than a few other important parts of the storyline have been altered, contradicted, or simply exposed as false, too. Everything from which one of  bin Laden’s sons was supposedly murdered to the claim that his wife was killed after being used as a “human shield” — all of it has changed for some reason or another. The transcript after Brennan’s speech was altered to change the name of the dead son. The new and improved narrative now says that not only was bin Laden’s wife not killed, she was not used as a human shield.

via Media Scrambles As Bin Laden Story Crumbles.

So they have no idea who was actually shot and/or killed, but expect us to believe it really was Osama’s body pitched into the sea sea sea where nobody could see see see?

Let us pretend for a moment that the United States’ government — which we’ve caught in lethal lie after lie, whose financial credit is as shaky as the that of the homeowners its malfeasance forced into foreclosure, and whose worldwide empire relies on deception, torture and secret prisons — is finally and unprecedentedly telling the truth.

This blatantly unreliable source has long insisted that Osama bin Laden was the brains and bank behind 9/11. It now further alleges that despite repeated reports of his death or at least renal failure and other poor health, he nonetheless flourished in Pakistan. U.S. Navy Seals killed him there in a firefight Sunday.

via When Liars Murder A Dead Man.