Originally posted by Sahabi
We should really be on the lookout for domestic terrorists who are persuaded, funded, or trained by the FBI, CIA, or other governmental affiliates.
Any American nationals who may engage in terrorism... to further along the agenda of gun control, domestic espionage, dissolution of
freedom/liberty/privacy, to discredit popular movements and protests, and to help usher in martial law.
Islamic terrorism no longer serves a function. It is the average American who is next to be demonized and oppressed.
That was honestly the first thought that crossed my mind when I read the thread title. "Terror-related activity in NW Ohio" evoked immediate images in
my head of government agents staging for a raid on one of the militias, given the recent raid on a militia in Michigan.
I have a friend here, a Pakistani who is now an American citizen. He bought a patch of land in the next county north, and wanted me to come up there
and help him set up a shooting range on his own land. I refused. I've known the man for several years, since before he gained his citizenship, and
have no worries that he is a "terrorist" or even slightly leaning that way, but still I refused to help him set up a shooting range. The reason was
this: his land is surrounded by miles and miles of armed rednecks. Now, there's nothing wrong with rednecks per se - I'm one myself. The fact remains
though, that rednecks are prone to make snap decisions, and under the circumstances a snap decision by a few good ol' boys who hear shooting going on
in quantity "over thar where them furriners moved in" would likely lead to a disastrous result,
Having my friend reported to the FBI for investigation was just the least of the potentials. People get spooked easy, and when people get spooked,
bad, irrational things can happen.
I wouldn't trust the FBI to sort it out properly, any how. Jamaat al-Fuqra has a compound about two hours north of here, complete with their own
shooting range, JaF has a known history of terrorist activity. The FBI is known to rub elbows with them on a too-friendly basis for my taste. It's the
locals up there who keep a weather eye on JaF, not the FBI.
Given all that, I wasn't about to help my friend dig a pit to catch himself in, when he's done nothing wrong - people are edgy, and no actual
wrongdoing has to occur for the perception of such to set an entire chain of events in motion.
I'm curious as to why the witness bothered looking for cars on his way out of the shooting range. If the Saudis used student visas for ID in the
range, they probably didn't have driver's licenses, so why WOULD they have cars there? If he hadn't been freaked out, he should have known before he
hit the exit that there weren't any "Saudi cars" out there, but he didn't know that. the simple fact appears to be he was spooked, and spooked people
They let the FBI think for them instead, and that doesn't seem any more sane to me than letting the Saudis think for them.
edit on 2012/5/18 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)