Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI 'entrapment' questioned

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Our gubmint at work ...

    UK Guardian: Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI 'entrapment' questioned: Critics say bureau is running a sting operation across America, targeting vulnerable people by luring them into fake terror plots


    UK Guardian said:
    Critics say the FBI is running a sting operation across America, targeting – to a large extent – the Muslim community by luring people into fake terror plots. FBI bureaux send informants to trawl through Muslim communities, hang out in mosques and community centres, and talk of radical Islam in order to identify possible targets sympathetic to such ideals. Or they will respond to the most bizarre of tip-offs ... If suitable suspects are identified, FBI agents then run a sting, often creating a fake terror plot in which it helps supply weapons and targets. Then, dramatic arrests are made, press conferences held and lengthy convictions secured. But what is not clear is if many real, actual terrorists are involved.
    I have a better idea -- let's prosecute the FBI racketeers for malfeasance and misappropriation of public funds.

    A couple more great segments from the article ...


    UK Guardian said:
    Central to that is a growing informant network. The FBI is not choosy about the people it uses.​

    UK Guardian said:
    Monteilh, who bugged scores of people, is a convicted felon with serious drug charges to his name. His operation turned up nothing. But Monteilh's professed terrorist sympathy so unnerved his Muslim targets that they got a restraining order against him and alerted the FBI, not realising Monteilh was actually working on the bureau's behalf.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    In trying to get rid of a duplicate thread, I managed to delete both. Fortunately I had the better of the two still open in another tab. The formatting isn't "normal" but the content is there.

    This was response #1 from Lisa:

    I don't think anything else was lost.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Ugh -- if you try to delete the base post, at the top of the moderation window is the usual "Are you sure you want to delete 1 post(s)?", but at the bottom is an added warning that the whole thread is going byebye. :(

    Caveat moderator.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Take a look at this from the Harvard Crimson:

    Terrorism or Thought Crimes?
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Also from that Harvard Crimson article, get this:
     
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Exactly the same behaviors that led to the murders of the weavers in Idaho.
     

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