Tuesday, May 26, 2009

FBI Lured “Jihadis” with Piles of Cash, Gifts, Weed

The New York Post
May 25, 2009

A slick FBI informant roped four Muslim converts into a horrific terror plot to blow up synagogues and military jets by handing them piles of cash and gifts and even bags of weed, relatives of the suspects said today.

“Brother whatever you need, I will get it for you,” said the man who the four petty thieves knew as Maqsood, according to Kathleen Baynes, whose long-time boyfriend, James Cromitie is alleged to be the ringleader of the plot.

She said Cromitie, 45, met Maqsood at the Masjid al-Ikhlas mosque about a year ago and promised to teach him the truth about Islam.

The man soon was coming by their apartment with increasing frequency and was always flush with cash.

“He was very persistent and every time he came for James he took him away. They said they were going out to eat dinner,” she said. “Whenever we needed anything Maqsood would help — like financially — he gave us money to pay rent.

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FBI stops supposed ‘Temple Plot’ in New York City

Robert Taylor
The Examiner 
May 25, 2009

Last week, four men from Newburgh, New York were arrested in what the FBI says was a plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down military planes with Stinger missiles. The Muslim men had planted the bombs outside the Riverdale Temple and the Riverdale Jewish Center, but didn’t know that they were fake explosives given to them by an FBI informant.

Some are claiming that this “foiled plot” is another example of why we need  surveillance and warrantless wiretaps to "protect" us from terrorist attacks and a supposed reminder of the constant “threat” that terrorism continues to pose. Here’s Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, doing his best to scare every New Yorker he can:

‘This latest attempt to attack our freedoms shows that the homeland security threats against New York City are sadly all too real and underscores why we must remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent terrorism,’ Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said in a statement.

Bloomberg also awarded honorary certificates to more than 100 officers from the FBI, NYPD, and state police just two days after.

What is most interesting about this is not that we were protected from a supposed terrorist attack, but that the whole “plot” was invented by an FBI informant:

The defendants, in their efforts to acquire weapons, dealt with an informant acting under law enforcement supervision, authorities said. The FBI and other agencies monitored the men and provided an inactive missile and inert C-4 to the informant for the defendants, a federal complaint said.

In June 2008, the informant met Cromitie in Newburgh and Cromitie complained that his parents had lived in Afghanistan and he was upset about the war there and that many Muslim people were being killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan by U.S. military forces, officials said.


Did you catch the last sentence? He was upset that his fellow Muslims was beingmercilessly bombed, and when tricked into retaliating, he and his three accomplices were arrested. They did not “hate our liberties,” as nearly every media mouthpiece recites ad nauseum, they hated the fact the U.S. is brutally occupying and pummeling two-and-a-halfMuslim countries. This is just another example of how our global empire*, with over 800 bases in over 120 countries with soldiers ready to be deployed, creates a lot of backlash, and in the Middle Eastern world, this means terrorism.

 Switzerland, New Zealand, Costa Rica and many others are all countries that are far freer than us and do not feel the sting of terrorism because they mind their own business, engage in free trade (we should end the impoverishment embargo of Cuba, but that’s a subject for another day), and  don’t meddle militarily in other countries.

 The operation was simply entrapment by a KGB-esque agency, the perfect definition of a  false flag operation with the intention of scaring us into giving them more and more of our liberties so they can “protect” us from terrorists. Thankfully, many are starting to see through this latest federal fear-mongering-power-grab, like this excellent article at the Times of London:

 ‘This whole operation was a foolish waste of time and money,’ claimed Terence Kindlon, a defense lawyer who represented the last terror suspect to be tried in New York state. “It is almost as if the FBI cooked up the plot and found four idiots to install as defendants.

 The other question that U.S. security experts were debating was how much had been achieved by assigning more than 100 agents to a year-long investigation of three petty criminals and a mentally ill Haitian immigrant, none of whom had any connection with any known terrorist group. ‘They were all unsophisticated dimwits,’ said Kindlon.


Despite these glaring holes in this so-called “foiled plot,” we are supposed to be very, very afraid of Muslims, who are likely to blow up synagogues and shoot down airplanes at any given second.Periodic torture and indefinite imprisonment in the US Gulags is too good of a treatment for these “terrorists.”

 The real fundamental injustice is the existence of a federal police force that seduces people into committing crimes and then jailing them for it. The FBI has committed many crimes in itsinfamous past, and continues to be a rogue dog without a leash.

 Who exactly should we be afraid of again?

FBI ‘lured dimwits’ into terror plot

Tony Allen-Mills
Times Online
May 24, 2009

On the steps of New York city hall on Friday, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor, praised the police officers and federal agents who helped disrupt an apparent terrorist plot to blow up a synagogue and shoot down military aircraft.

The mayor was flanked by more than 100 homeland security and counter-terrorist specialists, all of whom had a hand in an elaborate sting that netted four alleged Muslim extremists. Their plan, according to FBI agents, was to detonate a “fireball that would make the country gasp”.

The operation was acclaimed by New York officials for its success in averting what David Paterson, the state governor, described as “a heinous crime”.

Yet not every New Yorker was impressed by the latest in a long line of purported anti-terrorist triumphs that have supposedly averted tragedy in New York, Chicago, Toronto and several other North American cities since September 11, 2001.

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