posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 01:23 AM
FBI Entrapment Created 'Illusion' of
Terrorist Plots: Report
A close look at government counter-terrorism tactics reveals that many people convicted would never have committed a crime if not for law
enforcement encouraging, pressuring, and sometimes paying them to commit terrorist acts. Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Federal officials and law enforcement agents are treating American Muslims like "terrorists-in-waiting," according to a new report released
Monday by Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute.
The FBI, under pressure to appear effective and worthy of its $8.4-billion budget, has "targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism 'sting
operations' based on religious and ethnic identity"; sent informants to mosques to "troll for leads"; and in some cases encouraged or even paid
individuals to undertake terrorist acts, the report (pdf) reveals.
“Americans have been told that their government is keeping them safe by preventing and prosecuting terrorism inside the US,” said Andrea Prasow,
deputy Washington director at Human Rights Watch and one of the authors of the report. “But take a closer look and you realize that many of these
people would never have committed a crime if not for law enforcement encouraging, pressuring, and sometimes paying them to commit terrorist
The study, entitled Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in U.S. Terrorism Prosecutions, examines 27 federal terrorism cases (of more than
500 since September 11, 2001) from initiation of the investigations to sentencing and post-conviction conditions of confinement, finding infractions
at every turn.
I don't think this will surprise many people. The FBI is long practiced in entrapping people.
In an interview with the ACLU's Blog of Rights, the director of The Newburgh Sting notes:
The FBI was able to entice four destitute African Americans with no particular prospects in life, with $250,000, to do some bad deeds. The FBI is
trying to sell this as a terrorist case, when really all you’ve got is proof that you can wave money at people who are desperate and poor and get
them to “commit crimes.”
The report is available here:
Human Rights Watch - US: Terrorism Prosecutions Often An
Another example of abusive entrapment is the case of the "Cleveland Five
," five members of the Occupy Cleveland
movement who talked about blowing up a bridge (allegedly), but all the overt actions, including paying to rent a warehouse, were done by the FBI
informant setting them up.
Or perhaps the case of the underwear bomber
, who had a lot of assistance getting
to that plane...
How do you get a populace of sheep to blindly accept government control? A bogus "war on terror" or "war on drugs" with appropriate fear-inducing
arrests of "terrorists."